Trail Blazers (45-33) @ Jazz (37-41) Game Thread
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  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 04/06/2011 10:52 AM

    Which Player Is Most Important To Contain?
    Al Jefferson (5)
     22%
    Paul Millsap (6)
     26%
    Devin Harris (2)
     9%
    CJ Miles (4)
     17%
    Their 6th Man (The Fans) (6)
     26%


    After the wake-up call that was Tuesday night against Golden State, Portland must now rebound quickly and tackle their remaining four games with vengeance. The loss pulled them even with the Hornets in the loss column and since N.O. has the tiebreaker, we are essentially in 7th if the Hornets win tonight. It was apparent the Trail Blazers were overlooking the lottery team from the Bay and in April, during playoff chases, you just can't get away with it. Hopefully this loss ignites the team as they start their home stretch with Utah Thursday night at the Salt Palace. Historically, the Trail Blazers don't have much success in Salt Lake (61-16), but they did knock off Utah at home in December, 96-91. Also, this is the first time Portland has faced the new-look Jazz without Deron Williams. Finally, it looks like Devin Harris, who's missed a few games, will be back in the lineup by the time tipoff rolls around.

    Utah is only 20-19 at home, so they have lost some of their home court magic they once had a stranglehold on and they are eliminated from the playoffs for the first time since 2005. If Portland can assert themselves early on, the Jazz may concede. But if Portland allows Utah to hang around much like they did with Golden State, it could be a long night for Rip City. Utah is a big team, with Derrick Favors, Al Jefferson & Paul Millsap, so Portland won't have the decided advantage down low, but we can take advantage of them on the wings. Look for Batum and Wallace to put the ball on the floor and have their way with the likes of CJ Miles and Gordan Hayward.
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  1. DHawes22
    DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 04/06/2011 12:32 PM

    Update on Marcus Camby

    Marcus Camby (neck strain) is out for tomorrow's game at Utah.

    I am a fan of
  1. Blazers712
    Blazers712
    Posts: 108

    Posted 04/06/2011 3:00 PM

    the got to win here for their confident going to the playoffs
    I am a fan of Our big 3 B-roy, LA , and Crash
  1. Herr
    Herr
    Posts: 643

    Posted 04/07/2011 2:27 AM

    Here's the deal.  NOH won tonight.  Win, or face the Lakers.  At this point, we're obviously the better team.  We drop this, we're going against the Lakers.  It's completely the Blazers decision.  No excuses at this point, you get your ass out there and play.  If you don't, prepare to receive a lot of hate from Portland fans that are more sick of the first round than the players are.
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  1. BYUfan
    BYUfan
    Posts: 2

    Posted 04/07/2011 10:35 AM

    So stoked to be going to this game with my brother and a few friends to cheer on my Blazers!
    I am a fan of Brandon Roy's Comeback!!!
  1. BDawg
    BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 04/07/2011 7:37 PM

    Posted By Herr on 04/07/2011 2:27 AM
    Here's the deal.  NOH won tonight.  Win, or face the Lakers.  At this point, we're obviously the better team.  We drop this, we're going against the Lakers.  It's completely the Blazers decision.  No excuses at this point, you get your ass out there and play.  If you don't, prepare to receive a lot of hate from Portland fans that are more sick of the first round than the players are.
    Portland would have to win out to even have a shot at the 6th seed with NO's schedule and them owning the tie break.  To win out, you are further depleting your star PF and this team's only shot in the post-season.  For what?  The HOPE that NO loses a couple they shouldn't?  Rest the starters, esp LA and finish 8th.  The Spurs are the only other team with as thin a front line as Portland and the Blazers have played them well ALL year.  Give the inconsistent performers on the bench a good run.  If even ONE of them catches fire in these final four games...coupled with a well rested LA?  THAT'S what we want.  Camby is already out for at least tonight, and probably tomorrow against the Lakers.

    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. BDawg
    BDawg
    Posts: 1593

    Posted 04/08/2011 4:21 AM

    42 minutes last night for LA.  Not good.  There are reasons the man went 6-19 from the floor.  At this point, even the crystal ball is shaking it's head.
    I am a fan of players that play with PASSION and PRIDE
  1. Brandon Weinant
    Brandon Weinant
    Posts: 109

    Posted 04/08/2011 5:46 AM

    as much as i'd like to see LA's minutes down.

    i think nate has earned my trust.

    as well as with the job him and the players have done the past few seasons. i personally believe nate and the blazers should have earned all blazer fans trust.

    but hey. everyone is allowed their opinion.

    I am a fan of defence.
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