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Post#166 » by Adenusi » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:23 am

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yes, at least it was interesting and not a blow out.
Good night guys.

Yes, I appreciate the fact that we didn't lay down but there were a lot of gimmes that should have gone our way. I know it doesn't matter, just saying. I would also hope that we give D-Will more minutes after his outing tonight.
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Post#167 » by [RCG] » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:25 am

How did Derrick do tonight - the box score was very encouraging.
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Post#168 » by LordBaldric » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:25 am

eyeteeth wrote:All things considered, I'm OK with this loss. They looked like crap for 3 quarters and then suddenly woke up. They can continue to compete in this league, they just need to remember it and play like it the whole time.

Of course it also helps if they sink some buckets. Guess we'll see how that goes.


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Post#169 » by Calinks » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:28 am

[RCG] wrote:How did Derrick do tonight - the box score was very encouraging.

He was very up and down most of the game but that's an improvement over being all down like he was early. The 4th was crazy though as he scored 18 points there alone. If it wasn't for that travel which could have been a foul, he would have had 20. Thats pretty explosive.


I think he can do well on an up and down team. Give him a couple of years and put him on the Warriors or Nuggets and he could be a decent piece.
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Post#170 » by Basti » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:29 am

[RCG] wrote:How did Derrick do tonight - the box score was very encouraging.


Still had a few stinkers but overall it was encouraging. I wouldn't bet on him to reproduce this kind of performance consistently, though.
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Post#171 » by AQuintus » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:29 am

Wes Matthews 3pt% this year: 40.3%
Wes Matthews 3pt% against the Wolves: 957%

Seriously, why does this guy always shoot lights out against the Wolves?
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Post#172 » by Murphs56 » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:29 am

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Turnover_21 wrote:I hope Steamer and Lou never see the floor again. I'd rather go super small with DC and DW at PF/C then play the big stiffs.


I kinda dig this idea but it also means playing Lazar extended minutes. It's a pick your poison type of thing.


Play Shved some SF, make a f&king trade Kahn. I'd toss Roy plus our pick out there.


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Re: Blazer @ Wolves 

Post#173 » by Basti » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:31 am

AQuintus wrote:Wes Matthews 3pt% this year: 40.3%
Wes Matthews 3pt% against the Wolves: 957%

Seriously, why does this guy always shoot lights out against the Wolves?


It's even more surprising that apparently the Wolves are very good at defending the spot up shooter. Although I'm not sure whether that refers to only inside the arc or not. Jim Pete mentioned it tonight that we're among the league best in this regard.

That surely didn't help us tonight.

Edit: although I guess the 2nd number is a typo on your behalf it sure feels like he actually has that kind of three point % against us.
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Post#174 » by Calinks » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:32 am

Anyone see the post game?
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Post#175 » by C.lupus » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:32 am

Adenusi wrote:Enough of this babying BS. Start Rubio, salvage the season.

Kind of hard to do when he isn't healthy enough to play.
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Post#176 » by eyeteeth » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:34 am

I'm guessing it's a tough trade market for the Wolves. Everybody and their uncle knows that the Wolves are desperate for scoring.
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Post#177 » by GreenRiddler » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:39 am

[RCG] wrote:How did Derrick do tonight - the box score was very encouraging.

Portlands bench tends to do that.
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Post#178 » by NewWolvesOrder » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:42 am

Still can't get over that 2nd Q lineup of JJ, Lazar, DW, Lou & Steamer. What was Adelman thinking. Playing 3 D-league scrubs who can't buy a bucket to save their lives plus Williams at SF guarding Matthews. That's senial stuff right there.
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Post#179 » by Murphs56 » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:43 am

Calinks wrote:Anyone see the post game?


What happened? Adelman fall over?
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Post#180 » by Murphs56 » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:44 am

Turnover_21 wrote:Still can't get over that 2nd Q lineup of JJ, Lazar, DW, Lou & Steamer. What was Adelman thinking. Playing 3 D-league scrubs who can't buy a bucket to save their lives plus Williams at SF guarding Matthews. That's senial stuff right there.


Yup only one of those dudes should be allowed on the court at one time
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Post#181 » by theGreatRC » Sun Jan 6, 2013 3:50 am

Still hope the Clip show goes to work on the Warriors, that's my last chance of basketball happiness tonight. I'm just satisfied that the Wolves didn't give up when they hit a 22 pt lead.
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Post#182 » by NewWolvesOrder » Sun Jan 6, 2013 4:04 am

Cunningham did a great job on Aldridge defensively: 14 pts on 7/20 shooting, zero free throws, and outrebounded him as well.

Pek was a$$raping Hickson until he pulled his groin :lol:

Too bad Batum, Matthews and their bench scrubs decided to set a record in made threes :cry:
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Post#183 » by Klomp » Sun Jan 6, 2013 4:23 am

Adenusi wrote:Enough of this babying BS. Start Rubio, salvage the season.

You mean like we did for Love?
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Post#184 » by DusterBuster » Sun Jan 6, 2013 4:28 am

Turnover_21 wrote:Cunningham did a great job on Aldridge defensively: 14 pts on 7/20 shooting, zero free throws, and outrebounded him as well.

Pek was a$$raping Hickson until he pulled his groin :lol:

Too bad Batum, Matthews and their bench scrubs decided to set a record in made threes :cry:


Cunningham is wildly underrated. I was a big fan of his when he was with Portland. He looks like he's put a lot of work in and seems to look like he's put a lot of weight on his frame from his days as a Blazers. Good glue guy you got there in Dante. He did a really nice job on Aldridge, this was probably his worst game on the whole road trip, but LA was clutch when it mattered.

..... a$$raping..... classy. Anyhow, yeah, Pek was dominate and pretty much manhandled the Blazers frontline. I would expect Pek to dominate Hickson though, he's got about 4 inches and 70lbs on him. No shock there.

Batum is doing what he's been doing all year. He's Mr. 3rd Quarter. Stotts offense relies a lot on the 3pt shot, so when they're hot, they can get hot quick. It was just one of those nights for Portland.
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Re: Blazer @ Wolves 

Post#185 » by karch34 » Sun Jan 6, 2013 4:38 am

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[RCG] wrote:How did Derrick do tonight - the box score was very encouraging.


Still had a few stinkers but overall it was encouraging. I wouldn't bet on him to reproduce this kind of performance consistently, though.


Of course not. He was playing where he wasn't scared of being benched for any kind of turnover or mistake. Those seem to be his best games. I honestly think RA is killing this kid psychologically. Lee who wasnt nearly as talented was given reign to play through a myriad of mistakes. Don't see DWill getting anything close to that kind of treatment.

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