ImageImage

Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers

Moderators: Moonbeam, DeBlazerRiddem, The Sebastian Express

blazersfan52
Senior
Posts: 697
And1: 216
Joined: Apr 25, 2013
     

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#101 » by blazersfan52 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:48 am

Just woke up, check the score. Really wish i hadn't... I'm not surprised, we suck at defense after all. But dang man, 80 points to the Lakers at the half? Crazy. I hope we actually get wing defense in the off-season, and maybe a change in coaching that can actually make adjustments on defense
User avatar
Klinky
Assistant Coach
Posts: 3,777
And1: 536
Joined: Jul 28, 2006
Location: Blazersland
   

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#102 » by Klinky » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:48 am

This game feels like a bust. Yikes.
Circus Americano!
GEE
Bench Warmer
Posts: 1,310
And1: 120
Joined: Aug 04, 2006

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#103 » by GEE » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:48 am

Moonbeam wrote:I’m proud of Portland’s effort to get into the postseason. But they’re completely overmatched here. I imagine there will be some significant changes to the team next year.


I think you may be right. After another embarrassing game today, and one more to come... why would Whiteside and Melo want to return?
DaVoiceMaster
Retired Mod
Retired Mod
Posts: 19,138
And1: 1,515
Joined: Sep 26, 2003
Contact:
   

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#104 » by DaVoiceMaster » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:49 am

Lillard & Nurk are my keepers. That's it.
DaVoiceMaster
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
12/27/2017 - 01/03/2018
User avatar
Oden2
RealGM
Posts: 23,125
And1: 1,985
Joined: May 29, 2007
Location: Portland
   

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#105 » by Oden2 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:51 am

I’m thinking if we had a bench this series would be competitive. It’s starting to look like ZCo is an injury bust, he’s never healthy
User avatar
Moonbeam
Forum Mod - Blazers
Forum Mod - Blazers
Posts: 8,748
And1: 3,298
Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
     

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#106 » by Moonbeam » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:51 am

DaVoiceMaster wrote:Lillard & Nurk are my keepers. That's it.


I’m pretty much there as well. I like a lot of players on the team, but I think Portland needs to make some serious moves if they want to compete during Lillard’s prime.
Epicurus
RealGM
Posts: 15,017
And1: 538
Joined: Jan 25, 2006

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#107 » by Epicurus » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:52 am

The Sebastian Express wrote:
Epicurus wrote:
Napoleon7 wrote:I just wish Stott’s would step up and embarrass the refs...call them out...get a dang tech


Sent from my iPhone using RealGM Forums
Sure looked like he was trying. He was dogging the refs since that early non charge call against whomever flattened Lillard. Refs aren't taking the bait, but that doesn't mean the bait ain't in the water.


Does mean it's weak bait, though. Stotts isn't immune from criticism. This is a fair criticism of him.
Often it may be legitimate, but it's not regarding the first half. I guess he could have taken a swing at a ref, or do a full Bobby Knight. But don't pretend that he was remotely mute during this half regarding the officiating.
User avatar
Oden2
RealGM
Posts: 23,125
And1: 1,985
Joined: May 29, 2007
Location: Portland
   

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#108 » by Oden2 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:52 am

Dame resigning is great for Portland from a not losing a superstar perspective but man he’s gotta be wondering if he made the correct call returning
The Sebastian Express
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Posts: 15,436
And1: 6,495
Joined: Dec 10, 2004

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#109 » by The Sebastian Express » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:56 am

Epicurus wrote:
The Sebastian Express wrote:
Epicurus wrote: Sure looked like he was trying. He was dogging the refs since that early non charge call against whomever flattened Lillard. Refs aren't taking the bait, but that doesn't mean the bait ain't in the water.


Does mean it's weak bait, though. Stotts isn't immune from criticism. This is a fair criticism of him.
Often it may be legitimate, but it's not regarding the first half. I guess he could have taken a swing at a ref, or do a full Bobby Knight. But don't pretend that he was remotely mute during this half regarding the officiating.


No one is pretending he was mute. But nice strawman. People are upset that he did not do enough.

I understand that in eight years of Terry being coach that you have not been able to bring yourself to criticize him for anything at all to my recollection. That you always point back to the players or Olshey.

But sometimes, I know this may be shocking, a person can have some responsibility for not doing enough.
The Sebastian Express
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Posts: 15,436
And1: 6,495
Joined: Dec 10, 2004

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#110 » by The Sebastian Express » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:57 am

Moonbeam wrote:
DaVoiceMaster wrote:Lillard & Nurk are my keepers. That's it.


I’m pretty much there as well. I like a lot of players on the team, but I think Portland needs to make some serious moves if they want to compete during Lillard’s prime.


I'd really like to see CJ for Harris if that's something Philly would be interested in. Harris is a legitimate stretch four who can put the ball on the floor and is good in the pick and pop and pick and roll. We could start Gary at the two and then go look for a solid three, hopefully.

GUYS! We are under thirty points behind for the moment! Small victories!
User avatar
Moonbeam
Forum Mod - Blazers
Forum Mod - Blazers
Posts: 8,748
And1: 3,298
Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
     

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#111 » by Moonbeam » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:58 am

Just 7 more 4-point plays and the Blazers will be in this thing!
Epicurus
RealGM
Posts: 15,017
And1: 538
Joined: Jan 25, 2006

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#112 » by Epicurus » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:58 am

blazersfan52 wrote:Just woke up, check the score. Really wish i hadn't... I'm not surprised, we suck at defense after all. But dang man, 80 points to the Lakers at the half? Crazy. I hope we actually get wing defense in the off-season, and maybe a change in coaching that can actually make adjustments on defense
What would be these defensive adjustments? Doubling is not working as both James and Davis get the ball out of their hands and the secondary players are hitting their shots. Switching? Nope. I know a full-court press.
The Sebastian Express
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Posts: 15,436
And1: 6,495
Joined: Dec 10, 2004

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#113 » by The Sebastian Express » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:00 am

Moonbeam wrote:Just 7 more 4-point plays and the Blazers will be in this thing!


Listen.

We can do it. Oh don't like to see that buckle with Dame's knee.
Epicurus
RealGM
Posts: 15,017
And1: 538
Joined: Jan 25, 2006

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#114 » by Epicurus » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:01 am

The Sebastian Express wrote:
Epicurus wrote:
The Sebastian Express wrote:
Does mean it's weak bait, though. Stotts isn't immune from criticism. This is a fair criticism of him.
Often it may be legitimate, but it's not regarding the first half. I guess he could have taken a swing at a ref, or do a full Bobby Knight. But don't pretend that he was remotely mute during this half regarding the officiating.


No one is pretending he was mute. But nice strawman. People are upset that he did not do enough.

I understand that in eight years of Terry being coach that you have not been able to bring yourself to criticize him for anything at all to my recollection. That you always point back to the players or Olshey.

But sometimes, I know this may be shocking, a person can have some responsibility for not doing enough.
Got it, nothing short of the full Bobby KNight was called for.
The Sebastian Express
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Posts: 15,436
And1: 6,495
Joined: Dec 10, 2004

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#115 » by The Sebastian Express » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:03 am

It's good Dame's pulled himself out. He does not look right with his knee. Don't risk his longterm health for this game. Not even this series.
User avatar
Klinky
Assistant Coach
Posts: 3,777
And1: 536
Joined: Jul 28, 2006
Location: Blazersland
   

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#116 » by Klinky » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:04 am

The Sebastian Express wrote:
Moonbeam wrote:Just 7 more 4-point plays and the Blazers will be in this thing!


Listen.

We can do it. Oh don't like to see that buckle with Dame's knee.


Man, last thing we need is Lillard getting a knee injury in this garbo game.
Circus Americano!
The Sebastian Express
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Senior Mod - Trail Blazers
Posts: 15,436
And1: 6,495
Joined: Dec 10, 2004

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#117 » by The Sebastian Express » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:05 am

Epicurus wrote:
The Sebastian Express wrote:
Epicurus wrote:Often it may be legitimate, but it's not regarding the first half. I guess he could have taken a swing at a ref, or do a full Bobby Knight. But don't pretend that he was remotely mute during this half regarding the officiating.


No one is pretending he was mute. But nice strawman. People are upset that he did not do enough.

I understand that in eight years of Terry being coach that you have not been able to bring yourself to criticize him for anything at all to my recollection. That you always point back to the players or Olshey.

But sometimes, I know this may be shocking, a person can have some responsibility for not doing enough.
Got it, nothing short of the full Bobby KNight was called for.


Cheers, epicurus. If you aren't going to bother arguing realistic points made and instead want to come up with putting words in people's mouth for your sole response, don't bother responding to me. Unfortunately, unlike others, I do not have the luxury to put you on ignore. This is why people don't like engaging with you on this board.
User avatar
Shem
RealGM
Posts: 15,134
And1: 3,106
Joined: Dec 15, 2009
     

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#118 » by Shem » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:05 am

Read on Twitter
April 4, 2014:
HotrodBeaubois wrote:I never said Dallas was good as Portland


Earlier on December 8, 2013:
HotrodBeaubois wrote:That's the Whole Point Portland is No better than Dallas
User avatar
Klinky
Assistant Coach
Posts: 3,777
And1: 536
Joined: Jul 28, 2006
Location: Blazersland
   

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#119 » by Klinky » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:06 am

The Sebastian Express wrote:It's good Dame's pulled himself out. He does not look right with his knee. Don't risk his longterm health for this game. Not even this series.


I'd agree, if he can't come back this game, then no point bringing him out next game.
Circus Americano!
GEE
Bench Warmer
Posts: 1,310
And1: 120
Joined: Aug 04, 2006

Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#120 » by GEE » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:07 am

I literally wrote out the winning game plan prior to game one, and much to my surprise, Terry followed it almost exactly, and we won. Since then he's gone back to heavy minutes of GTJ at the 3. Small ball sucks, and Terry can't stop going to it. All O, No D. Now we're just trading baskets and risking injury. Why? This isht is over.

Return to Portland Trail Blazers