Team Tournament: 1999-00 vs. 1990-91
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 03/25/2010 3:14 PM

    Who do you think would win?
    1999-00 (59-23) (2)
    1990-91 (63-19) (11)
    Time to vote on new match-ups. Today is the 1999-00 vs 1990-91 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.

    1999-00: Overall record: 59-23 (2nd in league, 2nd in conference, 2nd in division)
    Three losses---two of them on the basketball court---clouded an otherwise outstanding season for the Trail Blazers who recorded 59 victories to match their second-best best finish in franchise history. The biggest setback came May 5, just two days before the team opened its semifinal playoff series against Utah, when popular assistant coach Bill Musselman lost a six-month battle with a rare disease, primary systemic amyloidosis. Two weeks earlier, the Blazers lost their regular season finale at home to Denver, 96-95, and failed to post the franchise's second 60-win season. CONTINUE READING/Become a fan of this team

    1990-91: Overall record: 63-19 (1st in league)
    The Trail Blazers picked up where they left off the previous season when they were in the NBA Finals and captured world-wide basketball attention. They posted the league's best record, 63-19, the most wins ever by the franchise. They opened by winning their first 11 games and 19 of their first 20. They took their first eight away from home, extending a road winning streak over two seasons to 12 which equaled the second longest in NBA history. CONTINUE READING/Become a fan of this team

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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 03/25/2010 4:42 PM

    I was very tempted to go with the 2000 team, because they had the Lakers beat but gave them the game, while the 91 team were completely outplayed, but in the end, I felt the team as a whole was much more complete in 91. Porter and Drexler gives Portland a remarkable advantage in the backcourt, Buck could D up Sheed, while the Pippen-Kersey head-to-head would be excellent to watch. Bottom line is Portland had a more heady team in 91, which showed in their heart how they fought back to reach the Finals the following year while the 00 team imploded amongst one another.
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  1. ClydeFrog
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    Posted 03/26/2010 2:04 PM

    63 wins, 3 all-stars, and quite possibly one of the greatest teams to never win an NBA title. 99-00 got lucky getting past the Champs, but their luck runs out here. Rasheed, the '00's best player, is easily susceptible to mind games and I think Buck would rattle him up big time. If Buck could D up arguably the greatest PF of All-Time in Karl Malone both in 91 and 82, then he'd have a cake walk with Sheed. Also, I could see TP just drain 3's all day long over the top of Mighty Mouse while Drexler would work the much older Steve Smith all over the court.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 03/29/2010 12:28 PM

    bump, only two days left to vote, so make it count!
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  1. Dan Harbison
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    Posted 03/30/2010 10:23 AM

    That is a great match-up... but I don't think 99-00 could handle 90-91 defensively. TP would tear up Damon and I don't think an older Scottie could handle Clyde in his prime. Arvydas is the only upgrade even though Duck was an All-Star... I think Arvydas would have been craftier. Buck Williams would have shut 'Sheed down. In fact, now that I'm thinking of this... I don't think it would be a close series. 5 games probably.
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