Anyway, I posted this ahead of time because this game has serious playoff ramifications for the Blazers. They have to beat us to hold onto the #8 spot in the West.
I think that the Nets need to approach this game as a playoff game, and play the Blazers straight up for 4 quarters. No resting. This is a do or die game for the Blazers, the Suns are right on their asses and if we beat them, they may drop out of the play in game scenario in the West depending on what happens with the Grizzlies, Suns, and Spurs that same day.
No disrespect to Portland, but we shouldn't let them off the hook. Lets play to win, and finish the regular season with a .500 record.