Which Team Do You Want To Play In The Home Opener?
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 12/05/2011 11:00 AM

    Which Team Do You Want To Play In The Home Opener?
    Dallas (6)
    Denver (4)
    LA Lakers (8)
    Minnesota (3)
    Oklahoma City (0)
    Utah (2)
    Other (1)

    With the 2011-12 NBA Schedule being released tomorrow on the 6th, it's time to start thinking of who you'd like to see the Trail Blazers open up the 2012 campaign with at the Rose Garden.

    For the past two seasons, Portland was awarded the chance to get revenge on opening night. In 2009, the Trail Blazers defeated the Rockets who ousted them in the playoffs the spring prior and last year Portland dispatched the Suns who always eliminated the Trail Blazers from the postseason. Will it be three times in a row? Not only did many members of the Mavericks say the Blazers gave them their toughest series en route to their 2011 Championship but a lot of the same faces return for both squads. Would there be a better individual matchup than Aldridge v. Dirk?

    Not only are the Nuggets a divisional foe, but it would be the first time Andre Miller would be welcomed back to Portland. The two teams ironed out a deal on draft day which sent Dre to the Mile-High City for Felton so it would be interesting to see how the two point guards matched up against one another. Also, a lot of fans wanted to draft Kenneth Faried which would add another storyline to the plot.

    Los Angeles Lakers
    BEAT L.A. 'Nuff said.

    Portland has won, what 20 games in a row over the Wolves? Why not add more to the list? Also, it would be fantastic to see Aldridge go one-on-one against Kevin Love, a player who took one of the few All-Star spots away from LA this past. Let's not forget our friend and former coach, Rick Adelman, is now the man in charge in Minnesota and he has a new toy to play with in the form of Ricky Rubio who a lot of fans are anxious to see.

    Oklahoma City
    Defending Northwest champs who always seem to make it a classic contest between the two squads. It would be a great start for the Trail Blazers to get a leg up on the Thunder for the division crown with a win over OKC.

    Regardless of Utah being without Deron Williams, Jerry Sloan, and missing out on the playoffs the season prior, they are still one of the arch rivals of the Trail Blazers. Devin Harris was another point guard rumored to Portland around draft day so it would be a good test to see how Felton measures out against Harris. Also, how well will their tandem of Derrick Favors and Enes Kanter look? It would be nice to get an early peek at how our bigs can match up against theirs.
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  1. Herr
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    Posted 12/05/2011 12:44 PM

    I vote LAL.  It'd be nice to beat the Lakers, especially since they're now weak and completely done.
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  1. D_pickett
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    Posted 12/05/2011 5:41 PM

    I would vote Dallas, since it'd feel like we never left. But it's gonna be Utah according to the schedule.
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  1. Posted 12/05/2011 8:40 PM

    I vote Cleveland. I want to see Camby send the number-one pick's hopes and dreams crushed and thrown into the third row...

    ... On his first shot.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 12/05/2011 8:57 PM

    No one wants to see the Thunder? That's pretty surprising considering I think they are our biggest obstacle to winning the division.
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  1. BR7_Fan
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    Posted 12/06/2011 10:45 AM

    I voted Denver. Fans can give Andre Miller a proper send off. 

    Any divisional game would be a nice way to start the season, I wouldn't mind seeing Dallas come back so Roy can get a nice start to the season. :) 
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  1. Bull Frog
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    Posted 12/07/2011 12:46 AM

    I am a fan of Never giving up. I will be a Blazer fan for all of my life. Rip City!
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