Team Tournament: 1987-88 vs. 1977-78
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posts: 6488

    Posted 03/02/2010 11:47 AM

    Who do you think would win?
    1987-88 (53-29) (3)
     25%
    1977-78 (58-24) (9)
     75%
    Time to vote on new match-ups. Today is the 1987-88 vs 1977-78 teams. Vote on who you think would win AND tell us why you voted that way. You might be able to sway some of your fellow Blazermaniacs to vote with you.

    1987-88:Overall record: 53-29 (tie, 5th in league; tie, 3rd in conference; 2nd in division )
    The Trail Blazers rattled off two eight-game winning streaks during the season then captured 10 of their last 13 contests to post a 53-29 record for the year, second only to the 58-years earlier by the 1977-78 team. The 53 victories equaled the NBA's fifth highest total for the year.CONTINUE READING/Become of fan of this team



    1977-78: Overall record: 58-24 (1st in league, 1st in conference, 1st in division)
    Through the first 60 games, the defending NBA champions were making prognosticators look good. Before the season started, they labeled the1977-78 Blazers the "team of destiny." Coach Jack Ramsay's club appeared to be just that, dominating the league for the first four months.CONTINUE READING/Become of fan of this team

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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 03/02/2010 12:21 PM

    The 78 team is better, but Walton was injured for the rest of the season so I have to assume he can't play in a hypothetical matchup between these teams, so 88 wins by default in my book.
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  1. ClydeFrog
    ClydeFrog
    Posts: 975

    Posted 03/03/2010 5:17 PM

    I voted for the 78 team because they were just as good as the title winning team the year before, only injuries bit them hard. It seems like Portland gets these really elite teams and everything falls perfectly in place to reach that status level, yet when we need to get over the hump, there is that piece to the puzzle missing somewhere.
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  1. Napoleon7
    Napoleon7
    Posts: 118

    Posted 03/04/2010 6:52 PM

    Tough decision on this one.
    Had to go with the 77-78 team.
    They were at the top of the league until the injury bug changed things.
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