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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#81 » by The Sebastian Express » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:23 am

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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#82 » by DaVoiceMaster » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:25 am

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Klinky wrote:If we can at least get the score to something respectable by the half, that'd be good. Low teens...


Agreed. Get it below 15. 10 would be even better.


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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#83 » by Sinobas » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:26 am

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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#84 » by DaVoiceMaster » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:27 am

LeBron elbow to Trent Jr's face. No call. I'm surprised GTJ didnt toss his head back and sell it. They'd probably call the foul on him though.
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#85 » by Napoleon7 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:29 am

The Sebastian Express wrote:Stotts needed to take that tech and not CJ.


Agree


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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#86 » by GEE » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:30 am

Gave up 80 in the 1st half... Nice defense Stotts. Maybe we should try 4 guards in the 2nd half, instead of just 3.

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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#87 » by Dzon Dilindzer » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:30 am

just pull out the starters, no point in playing them
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#88 » by Napoleon7 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:30 am

The Sebastian Express wrote:I want to make it clear I appreciate CJ getting the tech. A tech, challenging the refs, was necessary. My issue is that this should be Stotts' job. He needs to stand up for the guys.


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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#89 » by The Sebastian Express » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:33 am

If there was ever a game that was going to cost Stotts his job, I'd have to say this one. The not standing up for the players, the wide open threes. That's a brutal sequence.

I think we're getting mostly good shots. They're just not falling (combined with the different treatment of players in the post, but that's another topic). But the wide open threes and some of the switching. That's pretty bad.
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#90 » by Brandon-Clyde » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:35 am

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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#91 » by Moonbeam » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:37 am

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.
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#92 » by Moonbeam » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:39 am

The Sebastian Express wrote:If there was ever a game that was going to cost Stotts his job, I'd have to say this one. The not standing up for the players, the wide open threes. That's a brutal sequence.

I think we're getting mostly good shots. They're just not falling (combined with the different treatment of players in the post, but that's another topic). But the wide open threes and some of the switching. That's pretty bad.


Good call. For all of the grit the team showed in getting into the playoffs, they deserve to have a coach fire up for them when needed like this.
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#93 » by Oden2 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:40 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.


Perhaps but I can’t see dame being dealt
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#94 » by Epicurus » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:43 am

GEE wrote:Gave up 80 in the 1st half... Nice defense Stotts. Maybe we should try 4 guards in the 2nd half, instead of just 3.

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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#95 » by Moonbeam » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:44 am

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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.


Perhaps but I can’t see dame being dealt


I don’t think he’ll be dealt. But I could see a couple starters traded - maybe even CJ.
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#96 » by Oden2 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:45 am

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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.


Perhaps but I can’t see dame being dealt


I don’t think he’ll be dealt. But I could see a couple starters traded - maybe even CJ.


Yeah you never know. I’m hoping we hang onto nurk
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#97 » by Epicurus » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:46 am

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


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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.
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#98 » by BlazersBroncos » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:46 am

This team was never as talented when healthy as many wanted to convince themselves. Unless we make a splash move this offseason, I dont expect next years squad to be anything close to a contender or even a top-4 seed come playoff time.

I keep saying this, but we are considerably worse than the LA teams and I expect the development of the young talent on Denver and Dallas cements them as clearly ahead of us as well. It seems that Mitchell has found himself and Utah may jump above our talent threshold too.

We are in a tough position. The Dame and CJ contracts seriously limit our avenues to improve, our young assets are depreciating in value the more minutes they get and the league may be set to lower the salary cap quite a bit. IDK how we are ever going to get into the hunt as a true contender. Its looking alot like we max out as a treadmill team with our current talent.
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#99 » by Norm2953 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:47 am

Portland is playing a team with two top 5 players in their front court without Hood, Ariza, Collins and Little. Other than Nurk, who do they have in their front court who would get minutes on a playoff caliber team?
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Re: Playoff game 4 rd 1 Portland vs Lakers 

Post#100 » by The Sebastian Express » Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:47 am

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


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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.

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