Game Thread: The Blazers will beat Memphis tonight !!! *UPDATE* Matthews Starting
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  1. Kim~
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    Posted 11/16/2010 9:08 AM

    Without Joel and Brandon tonight. Let's quit worrying about injuries and play ball !!

    Go Blazers !!!!
    I am a fan of scrapping !
  1. Fallen_Deity
    Posts: 440

    Posted 11/16/2010 10:02 AM

    I wish they would suit Joel up for the emotional boost it could provide, however I agree we can break this 2L streak tonight
    I am a fan of competing til the final buzzer!!!!!!!!!!
  1. DHawes22
    Posts: 6488

    Posted 11/16/2010 10:06 AM

    Might as well make this the game thread, right?
    We will need to be the aggressors tonight. Gasol is a load down low and really lives of to his nickname of "The Tank". One player to watch out for is Mike Conley. He always seems to hit threes and gets inside the paint at will against us. Dre and AJ must do a good job of slowing him down and disrupting the offense.
    I am a fan of
  1. BR7_Fan
    Posts: 399

    Posted 11/16/2010 10:21 AM

    Memphis played pretty poor last night in Orlando so I would suspect them to be sharper returning home. 

    It is a back-to-back for them so im hoping our fresh legs will give us a boost and a win. 
    I am a fan of RIP CITY > LOB CITY
  1. Fallen_Deity
    Posts: 440

    Posted 11/16/2010 10:40 AM

    Its going to be tough.  I believe the only reason they are not a top West team is a lack of a bench threat.  Keep the pressure when their 2nd unit is on the floor, hit the open shots and get Z-bo into foul trouble.  Like I said for Sarahs thread we need to move the ball and move without the ball and LA needs to battle with Zach for every board nothing easy!
    I am a fan of competing til the final buzzer!!!!!!!!!!
  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 11/16/2010 11:02 AM

    According to Freeman, Wesley's starting tonight in place of Roy-
    Joe Freeman
    Wesley Matthews will start at shooting guard tonight in place of injured Brandon Roy when the Blazers visit the Memphis Grizzlies.
    I like this. Wesley is used to starting from his rookie year in Utah and he'll be able to really lock down Mayo to start the game off. OJ is a streak shooter so if we can keep him cold early, hopefully it carries over for the rest of the night.
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  1. debra31098
    Posts: 16

    Posted 11/16/2010 11:13 AM

    I think Wesley can help establish a defensive mood straight away by starting...Rudy is our sharp shooter who can come off the bench and inject some energy and hopefully continue the ball movement that that hopefully the starters have provided. GO BLAZERS!!
    I am a fan of Heart and Hustle
  1. Kim~
    Posts: 1137

    Posted 11/16/2010 11:22 AM

    Diety, we don't need that boost for Memphis.  Unleash the beast on Denver and Utah !!
    Time for WM to earn that contract. Zbo still cant jump over a phonebook, LA and Camby have him under control.

    Thanks Hawes !!
    I am a fan of scrapping !
  1. Fallen_Deity
    Posts: 440

    Posted 11/16/2010 12:49 PM

    He knows the Vet tricks that can turn LA into an emotionally out of control player though.  Camby needs to make sure Aldridge doesn't lose his cool.
    I am a fan of competing til the final buzzer!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Kim~
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    Posted 11/16/2010 1:01 PM

    Camby may have his hands full with little Gasol. Who is the only player I worry about on the Grizz. Maybe Cho can pull off a trade for him ......
    Zbo still doesnt play a lick of D, he may get his double double, but LA should own him in the paint with how he has been playing this season. Which imo, is why Zbo was shipped out of Portland in the first place.
    I don't give Zbo credit for being a high iq guy, by any stretch of the word. I wonder whatever happend to Jeremiah, and his broken Zbo heart ?? :)
    No fear of Memphis !!
    I am a fan of scrapping !
  1. Fallen_Deity
    Posts: 440

    Posted 11/16/2010 1:18 PM

    I have been wanting Marc Gasol for a while glad somebody agrees
    I am a fan of competing til the final buzzer!!!!!!!!!!
  1. GuitarJ111
    Posts: 167

    Posted 11/16/2010 1:27 PM

    I agree, Marc Gasol would be a good fit here in Portland.  I like WM starting as well.. Bring it on Griz!!  We got this!!  
    I am a fan of the Blazers once again, rising above all odds and injuries!
  1. Belphegor
    Posts: 7

    Posted 11/16/2010 1:48 PM

    Let Rudy start
    I am a fan of Rudy!
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