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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#61 » by d-train » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:58 pm

Damn, looks like Lillard dragged his foot a little
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Post#62 » by Matt800 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:59 pm

DaVoiceMaster wrote:Stupid CJ


Yeah maybe, but also it looked like he was getting grabbed. I'd want to see a replay to have a better idea of how much that was on CJ.
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#63 » by DaVoiceMaster » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:59 pm

Wow, WTF
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#64 » by d-train » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:00 pm

What was Melo thinking
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#65 » by blazersfan52 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:00 pm

Literally giving them a chance back in
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Post#66 » by DaVoiceMaster » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:01 pm

Whiteside can't hit a friggin 4' shot with hardly any pressure. Are the Blazers trying to win?
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#67 » by d-train » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:04 pm

Blazers could do a little less talking and just play
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Post#68 » by DaVoiceMaster » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:04 pm

Thank God!!!
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#69 » by The Sebastian Express » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:06 pm

HUGE WIN!
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#70 » by Blazinaway » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:07 pm

Whoa, doin it the HARD way but gettin it done, real gritty effort, frickin Kardiac Kids
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Post#71 » by Matt800 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:09 pm

Just off the stats sheet, that took a lot to beat Memphis. 53.8% shooting, 43.3% from 3, better ft%, more rebounds, more assists, more steals, more blocks. But Memphis had 16 more free throw attempts.
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#72 » by DaVoiceMaster » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:10 pm

That was way more difficult than it needed to be. I still dont know why they never went back to Valencusas. That guy is a handful. As soon as Nurk went out he should have in.

36 fouls is ridiculous. I hope the whistles dont continue like that.
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#73 » by Sinobas » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:10 pm

This is the first time I've seen Nurk play since his injury and he looked awesome. How sad is it that we didn't have him for our playoff run 2 years ago. I think it'd be great if we could somehow get Kanter back. as well.

Collins....why is he so weak inside? He looks so uncomfortable with the ball in the key. He's a decent shooter, but why doesn't he get the 3pt opportunities Aminu did?
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#74 » by zzaj » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:10 pm

Nice to see a win at almost full strength! Blazers were lucky to get a "good" Melo game to make up for his mostly bad defense. Perimeter defense again a big issue. Curious that Stotts went away from GTjr for so long, he was doing a pretty great job on Morant and anybody he got switched on. Nurkic looking better around the rim. Lillard looks like he might be slightly hurt. Just like earlier in the year, the Blazers have issues when they can't control the pace of the game. When they start getting caught up in playing more uptempo, everything starts falling apart.

Glad Stotts didn't stick with the twin towers for very long...
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#75 » by d-train » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:12 pm

That was a big one for us. Still, the odds are stacked against us.
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Post#76 » by Epicurus » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:13 pm

DaVoiceMaster wrote:How did the Blazers not grab the offensive rebound? Why hasn't Valencunas come back in? He was effective early on.
Their blitzes on Lillard worked better with Valencunas on the bench, brought them back in the game.
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#77 » by Matt800 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:14 pm

I wonder how Whiteside will feel about having played 18 minutes.
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#78 » by monopoman » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:16 pm

blazersfan52 wrote:Why techs for yelling now? Let them show some emotion like that. Even though it helps the Blazers


I think the refs are in uncharted ground here, normally a player yelling gets drowned out by a crowd but with no actual fans it's an entirely new ballgame in that realm.

I have seen some blatant profanity uttered by players loudly but the fans are yelling and it goes unnoticed by the ref before Covid.
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#79 » by d-train » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:16 pm

Blazers made a lot of mistakes against their trapping defense in the 3rd quarter.
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Re: Bubble game 1: They're back Portland vs Memphis 

Post#80 » by Sinobas » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:18 pm

Matt800 wrote:I wonder how Whiteside will feel about having played 18 minutes.

I was wondering why he wasn't used more with the foul trouble. It's not like Zach Collins was playing that well.

I'm wondering if he's in Portland's long term plans. The contracts of CJ and Dame are going to really hamper their ability to get depth, and Gary Trent JR is playing himself into a decent contract.

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