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Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW

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Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#1 » by Brandon-Clyde » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:13 pm

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Time: 7:00pm
Place: Moda Center
TV: SNW

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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#2 » by HoopsFanAZ » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:06 pm

Must win.
Memphis plays Orlando.
Next game for the Blazers: Memphis.

Dropping any more games to bottom feeders is not an option for making the playoffs.
4.5 games back with 17 to go.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#3 » by Goldbum » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:52 am

Win or lose I hope to see a big game from our future low cost young guys. Trent, Ant, Weyan, Nassir, are the guys who may have to drastically out perform their contracts for us to really turn a corner next year.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#4 » by Brandon-Clyde » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:06 am

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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#5 » by Matt800 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:17 am

Goldbum wrote:Win or lose I hope to see a big game from our future low cost young guys. Trent, Ant, Weyan, Nassir, are the guys who may have to drastically out perform their contracts for us to really turn a corner next year.


That’d be great, I don’t think Gabriel is anywhere close but who knows. The other 3 if they keep improving could be really helpful next year.

Some people think Hezonja might be playable too once he gets to have his normal role consistently. Most of the season he had to play more as a big due to the injuries. we saw some improvement from him when lillard was out and he had something closer to his normal role. But to me he looks really bad at times and it’s not encouraging.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#6 » by JasonStern » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:20 am

HoopsFanAZ wrote:Dropping any more games to bottom feeders is not an option for making the playoffs.
4.5 games back with 17 to go.


Yeah. We done. That recent easy stretch was make-or-break, and we broke. Best to enjoy the Carmelo Anthony farewell tour, limit Dame, nurse Nurk and Collins, get the best pick we can, and hope Olshey doesn't botch the off-season.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#7 » by Goldbum » Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:29 am

Although I get the whole Twin Towers can't work narrative is probably real... Hassan is fantastic at chasing down rebounds, but couldn't box out my wheelchair bound one armed grandpa (no joke he's my hero)and Nurkic has shown the ability to box out about 3/5ths of the opposing lineup at a time. I am genuinely curious if they can turn around the worst rebounding Blazers squad I can remember.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#10 » by Matt800 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:08 am

JasonStern wrote:
HoopsFanAZ wrote:Dropping any more games to bottom feeders is not an option for making the playoffs.
4.5 games back with 17 to go.


Yeah. We done. That recent easy stretch was make-or-break, and we broke. Best to enjoy the Carmelo Anthony farewell tour, limit Dame, nurse Nurk and Collins, get the best pick we can, and hope Olshey doesn't botch the off-season.


Blazers have been embarrassing but the other teams competing for 8th aren’t doing much better. If Blazers win this game and the next one they could be in it. Especially with nurkic and possibly collins back soon. But yeah they have looked bad and if they keep that up a good draft pick would be nice
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#12 » by Goldbum » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:52 am

Although I get the whole Twin Towers can't work narrative is probably real... Hassan is fantastic at chasing down rebounds, but couldn't box out my wheelchair bound one armed grandpa (no joke he's my hero)and Nurkic has shown the ability to box out about 3/5ths of the opposing lineup at a time. I am genuinely curious if they can turn around the worst rebounding Blazers squad I can remember.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#13 » by Goldbum » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:53 am

Seriously I'm having issues with double posts today...sorry guys
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#14 » by DaVoiceMaster » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:31 am

I only got to see the 1st quarter, then figured I'd watch the video later, but it disnt record. Wah! Shem, hook me up with some game highlight videos!
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#15 » by HoopsFanAZ » Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:33 am

4 starters with 20+ and Whiteside with another double double. Memphis loses.
3.5 back and Memphis next.
The Return of Nurkic vs. Houston.

We'll see.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#16 » by Norm2953 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:19 am

I wrote this on the CV OT thread but I'm wondering if we'll see games played without the fans in attendance.

Could tonight's game be the last game with the fans in attendance since Seattle has announced a ban of
events with more than 250 people in attendance? We're sitting in between Washington and California and
are virtually certain to have a lot of people who would test positive if tested.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#17 » by mighty_duck » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:16 am

3.5 games behind MEM, and we have two games against them left (one this Thursday)
If we can win those two, we'll only be 1.5 games behind, and our remaining schedule is much easier (MEM has the 3rd hardest remaining schedule, we have 22nd)

It's a long shot, but it's doable.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#18 » by Matt800 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:09 pm

mighty_duck wrote:3.5 games behind MEM, and we have two games against them left (one this Thursday)
If we can win those two, we'll only be 1.5 games behind, and our remaining schedule is much easier (MEM has the 3rd hardest remaining schedule, we have 22nd)

It's a long shot, but it's doable.


Some of the other teams might be hard to beat out too. Sacramento is winning a lot. But Nurkic is planning to be back after next game and that is likely going to make it easier to win games. If Portland beats Memphis in the next game it could get interesting.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#19 » by monopoman » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:56 pm

It will be a tight race, the only team that has a reasonable lead in games from the 8th seed and lower is Memphis but they have the hardest schedule by far. Pels, Kings, and Blazers are all tied with an identical record even though Kings+Pels have played 2 less games.
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Re: Game 66: Portland vs Phoenix 7:00pm SNW 

Post#20 » by d-train » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:55 am

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