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[WC First Round] Golden State vs. Portland

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Apr 12, 2017.

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(1)Golden State vs. (8)Portland

Poll closed Apr 15, 2017.
  1. Warriors in 4

    52.9%
  2. Warriors in 5

    29.4%
  3. Warriors in 6

    5.9%
  4. Warriors in 7

    2.0%
  5. Blazers in 7

    2.0%
  6. Blazers in 6

    5.9%
  7. Blazers in 5

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Blazers in 4

    2.0%
  1. RudyTBag

    RudyTBag Contributing Member

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    Draymond Green is the one championship guy on this team that just pulls everything together.

    Wish someone would rough him up.
     
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    That was a total foul on Green man. And that ball was on the cylinder on the tip. They are completely stacked yet heavily favored by the refs.
     
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    welcome to NBA
     
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  4. JayGoogle

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    Lol, loved JVGs little dig there about triple doubles.
     
  5. DreamShook

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    Draymond Green is the real MVP.. That stat line is ridclous.

    JVG kidding he better get that last assist or it doesn't matter.
     
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  6. Patience

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    Draymond is despicable and enfuriating, but he's a hell of a player. He was huge and that stat line is amazing.
     
  7. theh

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    Almost forgot Curry was still on the team.
     
  8. Downtown Sniper

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    That was one hell of a mental collapse by Portland when GSW turned up the pressure.

    That was woeful by Stotts.

    What can you do but laugh at what Draymond is allowed to do on a basketball court. Less than 24 hours after the ridiculous technical foul on Giannis.

    I still stand by my statement that someone needs to come into a ball game and put his face into the hardwood.
     
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    Well Portland played them close for just over a little over 3 quarters. There are some things to watch and learn from what worked for Portland and how their collapse hurt them. It does help me confirm my dislike for Draymond.
     
  10. A_3PO

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    The Blazers margin for error is close to zero, especially without Nurkic. Their only chance to win was for the Warriors to play bad on offense, which isn't likely because the Blazers don't defend.

    Not surprised at all the Warriors defense crushed the Blazers late. Before KD was injured, 2nd half and 4th quarter lockdown defense was how they won games.
     
  11. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    The Smash Rip City bros
     
  12. daywalker02

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    I doubt McCollum is gonna drop 40 every other game.
     
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  14. el gnomo

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    Portland's best shot at stealing a game on the road was the last one, and even then, you never felt like the game was out of Golden State's control. They just don't have the coaching to overcome the disparity in talent. Not having Nurkic is also a huge blow, as Lillard and McCollum aren't going to be able to combine for 75 points every night. I guarantee Kerr pounded his perimeter defenders after the last game, so I'm expecting them to lock at least one of them down in Game 2.
     
  16. el gnomo

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    They might have another shot if Durant and Livingston don't play.
     
  17. Deuce

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    Durant has a left calf strain, same leg as the knee injury. Worth noting.

     
  18. el gnomo

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    Yep, for sure. Don't they say that when one part is still a little injured, other parts start to overcompensate and can get injured more easily?
     
  19. Deuce

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    Absolutely! If I am GSW, I would be cautious. Calf injuries can keep you out of an entire series, easily.
     
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    Portland's only chance is for Lillard to go insane, he's got to get 50 a night and McCollum needs to have big games as well. They beat the warriors this season and that was the recipe. Anything short of Lillard outscoring Step and Durant combined will result in a loss
     
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