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Plaoffs Game 1 Rd 1 Portland vs LA 6:00pm TNT 

Post#1 » by Brandon-Clyde » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:46 pm

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Time: 6:00pm Tuesday
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Re: Plaoffs Game 1 Rd 1 Portland vs LA 6:00pm TNT 

Post#2 » by DaVoiceMaster » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:48 pm

Is this game going to be blacked out again?
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Re: Plaoffs Game 1 Rd 1 Portland vs LA 6:00pm TNT 

Post#3 » by dunlop212 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:54 pm

Collins playing?
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Post#4 » by Brandon-Clyde » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:12 pm

DaVoiceMaster wrote:Is this game going to be blacked out again?

Since no competing local broadcast I would guess not
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Post#6 » by zzaj » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:13 pm

Bummer to not have Collins or Ariza for this series. Plus, who knows how well CJ will hold out. Certainly doesn’t help that playoff Rondo will be back in the mix.

The Blazers have no answer for the Lakers’ length, plus major positional advantages with Lebron and lebrow.

Blazers might win a game...maybe 2 if they’re lucky, but that’s about all we can reasonably hope for, IMO—not including seeing James and Melo face off and Lillard trying to will the team to victory.

I hate the *&@#% Lakers.
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Post#7 » by DaVoiceMaster » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:35 pm

The Blazers can't catch a break
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Re: Plaoffs Game 1 Rd 1 Portland vs LA 6:00pm TNT 

Post#8 » by GEE » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:43 am

I need an injury report! Last I heard his ankle was "swollen". Anything official because not having Collins against the Lakers WILL hurt. This all seems a bit strange to me.
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Post#9 » by Epicurus » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:44 am

Can't believe I'm saying this, but this game one we could use Biggie--hard screens and even harder fouls. Actually he did decently during the Kobe Memorial game on Jan 31.
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Post#10 » by zzaj » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:16 am

Epicurus wrote:Can't believe I'm saying this, but this game one we could use Biggie--hard screens and even harder fouls. Actually he did decently during the Kobe Memorial game on Jan 31.


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Post#11 » by dunlop212 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:57 am

Exactly what is a swollen ankle? Something different from a sprain? I have not heard the term except in reference to HRC.
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Re: Plaoffs Game 1 Rd 1 Portland vs LA 6:00pm TNT 

Post#12 » by mojomarc » Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:39 pm

I don't think it matters that much if Collins is in there or not. Even with him we can't play defense as a team. This series will depend on Dame being able to put up 45+ in at least four games I'm afraid.
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Post#13 » by DaVoiceMaster » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:28 pm

Collins would be the best player to guard Davis for probably 15-20 minutes before fouling out. He will destroy Whiteside and probably draw favorable fouls against Nurkic. Melo will probably end up guarding him which leaves little hope against LeBron. I hope Gabriel is up for the challenge tonight.
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Re: Plaoffs Game 1 Rd 1 Portland vs LA 6:00pm TNT 

Post#14 » by JasonStern » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:49 pm

Key to the game for the Lakers:
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Post#15 » by JasonStern » Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:57 pm

zzaj wrote:Blazers might win a game...maybe 2 if they’re lucky


Stranger Things has happened.

zzaj wrote:THAT'S A TV SHOW!


Yeah, we're not making it out of the first round. Might have been able to take them at the beginning of the bubble, but the Blazers have gone 100% for 9 straight games, while the Lakers pretty much had the #1 seed locked up and could rest.

Or maybe if we had a healthy McCollu, Hood, and Collins plus Ariza (but not Rondo and Bradley for L.A.). Lots of bodies to throw at James and AD. No above average defenders to throw at Dame.

Hopefully we play hard, nobody gets injured, and the series is at least fun to watch.
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Post#16 » by Epicurus » Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:26 pm

dunlop212 wrote:Exactly what is a swollen ankle? Something different from a sprain? I have not heard the term except in reference to HRC.

I think it is a top of the foot problem. Overuse is the general cause of such. I assume that playing competitive basketball for two weeks every other day after a prolonged sitting out may just be overuse. https://www.healthline.com/health/pain-on-top-of-the-foot
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Re: Plaoffs Game 1 Rd 1 Portland vs LA 6:00pm TNT 

Post#17 » by Sinobas » Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:29 pm

"Bubble Collins" wasn't playing very well anyway.
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Post#18 » by BlazersBroncos » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:35 pm

"Bubble Collins" wasn't playing very well anyway.


No, he wasnt. But he had moments and too many fans are throwing him in the dumpster because of a mediocre-to-poor 8 game stretch. I am becoming more tepid on him, but the sample size is far too small to write him off. Do we forget how well he was last playoffs? Because he was showing tremendous defensive talent and great motor / toughness last run. Not all players bounce back from injury like our beast.
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Re: Plaoffs Game 1 Rd 1 Portland vs LA 6:00pm TNT 

Post#19 » by Slurpin » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:17 am

Blazers in 6. Old man James is done and AD isnt the guy.
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Re: Plaoffs Game 1 Rd 1 Portland vs LA 6:00pm TNT 

Post#20 » by zzaj » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:26 am

JasonStern wrote:
zzaj wrote:Blazers might win a game...maybe 2 if they’re lucky


Stranger Things has happened.

zzaj wrote:THAT'S A TV SHOW!


Yeah, we're not making it out of the first round. Might have been able to take them at the beginning of the bubble, but the Blazers have gone 100% for 9 straight games, while the Lakers pretty much had the #1 seed locked up and could rest.

Or maybe if we had a healthy McCollu, Hood, and Collins plus Ariza (but not Rondo and Bradley for L.A.). Lots of bodies to throw at James and AD. No above average defenders to throw at Dame.

Hopefully we play hard, nobody gets injured, and the series is at least fun to watch.


I musta got my hands on some of Wiz’ vodka...because I don’t recall saying that second thing...

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