Blazers 3-0 for the first time since 1999-2000
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  1. Antony Copland
    Antony Copland
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    Posted 10/30/2010 10:25 PM

    With the win in the Big Apple tonight the Blazers have a 3-0 win-loss record for the first time since the 1999-2000 N.B.A season.  The next game is on Monday in the Windy City versus the Chicago Bulls.  Portland has a chance of having their first 4-0 start, which, ironically, was also during the 1999-2000 season.

    The Blazers of this era might have a chance to be a part of Blazers history.  Let's go all the way back to the 1979-1980 season.  Portland began that season with a bang, with a 9-0 record to begin the season.  The last three of those games, Portland won by a margin of 3 points or less.  They had a chance of going 10-0, however, they lost by 1 point to the Phoenix Suns.  Next came the 1981-1982 season.  Portland's record to begin the season was 7-0.  The Blazers best start in franchise history came twenty years ago.  The 1990-1991 season kicked off with the Blazers having an 11-0 record.  In the 1992-1993 season came another big start for the Blazers.  The record that season was 8-0.  

    Back to this season, with the Blazers 3-0 record and a fourth on the horizon, can this squad battle it out and add a new chapter of history for the franchise?  A wild prediction, I know, but it's happened before so it can definitely happen again.  What do you think Rip City?
    I am a fan of Cambus taking a team to the finals after another lockout.
  1. Andre DeNegri
    Andre DeNegri
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    Posted 10/30/2010 11:55 PM

    We have the depth, but once we go against a big team I don't think we can pull it off, at least at this point, Camby is great, but old, Oberto is good, but Howard and a bunch of other big men are wayyyy better. Teams will be able to pick us apart on the frontcourt.
    I am a fan of Not only beating LA ("beat LA!") but all the other teams in the league!!!
  1. Antony Copland
    Antony Copland
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    Posted 10/31/2010 12:14 AM

    I agree that we have the depth.  This is a new Blazer team, and I'm going to give them credit where it's due, I believe they can pull it off.  A 4-0 start for the first time in 10 years alone would be very cool in my eyes, not to mention I'm sure it would psych up the team and get them playing harder.  It could happen.
    I am a fan of Cambus taking a team to the finals after another lockout.
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 10/31/2010 12:40 AM

    Trip out! That's pretty sick. 3 and O, I like it a lot
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. Tobyus Sanchezo
    Tobyus Sanchezo
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    Posted 10/31/2010 12:41 AM

    Go Hornets! Bayless R U L Z
    I am a fan of multiple All-Stars on the Blazers roster this season!
  1. Hg
    Hg
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    Posted 10/31/2010 12:49 AM

    It could happen especially with Joel coming back as soon as the Chicago game and Greg following shortly there after. But, I am not as happy about great beginnings as I am great finishes so I would rather see a repeat of our championship year.
    I am a fan of
  1. I''m OUT!
    I''m OUT!
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    Posted 10/31/2010 1:37 AM

    Posted By Antony Copland on 10/30/2010 10:25 PM
    With the win in the Big Apple tonight the Blazers have a 3-0 win-loss record for the first time since the 1999-2000 N.B.A season.  The next game is on Monday in the Windy City versus the Chicago Bulls.  Portland has a chance of having their first 4-0 start, which, ironically, was also during the 1999-2000 season.
    That is not irony! Sorry, a pet peeve of mine. And I think you meant the first time since 1999.

    The Blazers of this era might have a chance to be a part of Blazers history.  Let's go all the way back to the 1979-1980 season.  Portland began that season with a bang, with a 9-0 record to begin the season.  The last three of those games, Portland won by a margin of 3 points or less.  They had a chance of going 10-0, however, they lost by 1 point to the Phoenix Suns.  Next came the 1981-1982 season.  Portland's record to begin the season was 7-0.  The Blazers best start in franchise history came twenty years ago.  The 1990-1991 season kicked off with the Blazers having an 11-0 record.  In the 1992-1993 season came another big start for the Blazers.  The record that season was 8-0.  

    Back to this season, with the Blazers 3-0 record and a fourth on the horizon, can this squad battle it out and add a new chapter of history for the franchise?  A wild prediction, I know, but it's happened before so it can definitely happen again.  What do you think Rip City?
    I remember those 91 and 92 season starts, but really I don't care as much about the start, i care about making the playoffs and hopefully winning at least 2 rounds this year. Maybe with a decent trade we could even have a chance at playing an Eastern Conference team in the playoffs.
    I am a fan of comcast and the blazers making deals that keep screwing us over!! woot!
  1. Mark
    Mark
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    Posted 10/31/2010 4:36 AM

    Atta boy Antony, droppin' the knowledge. I dig it.
    I am a fan of having a completely healthy team for once.
  1. Antony Copland
    Antony Copland
    Posts: 44

    Posted 10/31/2010 9:51 AM

    Posted By Tobyus Sanchezo on 10/31/2010 12:40 AM
    Trip out! That's pretty sick. 3 and O, I like it a lot

    Same here.  Do you believe the Blazers can improve to 4-0? 
    I am a fan of Cambus taking a team to the finals after another lockout.
  1. Antony Copland
    Antony Copland
    Posts: 44

    Posted 10/31/2010 9:55 AM

    Posted By Hg on 10/31/2010 12:49 AM
    It could happen especially with Joel coming back as soon as the Chicago game and Greg following shortly there after. But, I am not as happy about great beginnings as I am great finishes so I would rather see a repeat of our championship year.

    Agreed with Joel and Greg coming back will add lots of help, especially on the boards.  Not to mention with those two back in the lineup, everyone else should start to find themselves wide open more.  I also agree, about not only starting strong but finishing strong as well.  It is funny to me that when they had their first 9-0 start, 38 wins was enough to get them into the playoffs in the Western Conference.  These days that could only happen in the East.
    I am a fan of Cambus taking a team to the finals after another lockout.
  1. Antony Copland
    Antony Copland
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    Posted 10/31/2010 9:56 AM

    Posted By Mark on 10/31/2010 4:36 AM
    Atta boy Antony, droppin' the knowledge. I dig it.

    Thank you Mark.  

    Do you think we can pull it off?
    I am a fan of Cambus taking a team to the finals after another lockout.
  1. Kassandra
    Kassandra
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    Posted 10/31/2010 12:16 PM

    it's a great start to the season. we'll have Joel as soon as chicago and i'd say no later than okc at the garden (sure, he cut his thumb, but that was going up for a block in practice -- and he says he's ready!). Greg is probably about three- to four-weeks behind (base on the fact he began five-on-five practices three weeks after Joel). any lack of depth up front is about to become nonexistent. i'm not going to project or predict anything here, but i've felt since the summer that the sky's the limit for this year's team.

    ~ Kassandra
    I am a fan of my team fighting to win each and every game.
  1. LAS11291
    LAS11291
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    Posted 10/31/2010 2:02 PM

    I've done told Paul Allen I'd come fill the 1 spot...For some reason he don't believe I'd make Deron Williams look like a clown like I said. Shoot the NBA's lucky I had a kid at 15 otherwise I'd be tearing the floorboards out the Staples center with my cross-over lol.
    I am a fan of you checking your email because Elliot Williams is sending you a message!
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