Trail Blazers 105 Vs. Knicks 90 Game Thread
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 03/13/2013 10:20 AM

    March 14th, 2013
    7:30 PM | Rose Garden Arena | Portland, OR
    Trail Blazers (29-34) Vs Knicks (38-24)

    What To Watch For

    The Knicks are in the midst of a five-game, seven-day West coast road trip, which is already off to a rocky start. Back on Sunday, New York was only able to muster up 63 points in a 29-point blowout against the Warriors. Wednesday night they face-off against the Nuggets in the late game of an ESPN double-header, meaning tip might not take place until 8:45-50 local time. No team ever likes having to play the a back-to-back situation in the Mile High City. Not only does the altitude tire you out easier but a commute from the Pepsi Center to the Denver airport usually takes well over an hour. Who knows what time the Knicks will actually arrive in the Rose City Thursday morning, but it bodes well for the Trail Blazers who have the night off tonight and will feed off of the crowd's energy throughout the game. Not only could New York come into Thursday's contest exhausted, but they come in banged up as well. Amare Stoudemire is out for about six weeks after undergoing right knee surgery and Carmelo Anthony is playing through a nagging knee injury of his own. As long as Portland is taking care of the basketball, playing at their pace and physically dominating the entire 48 minutes of action, they'll take home a nice win over the current No. 2 squad out East.

    Lillard On The Big Stage
    It doesn't get any bigger than playing in Madison Square Garden. But hooping in the Big Apple didn't faze Portland's poised rookie, Damian Lillard, who led his Trail Blazers to a 105-100 victory back on new Year's Day. Dame put together a nice outing, scoring 21 points, handing out 6 assists, and pulling down 5 rebounds, but he was at his best when his team needed him the most. Portland had a sizable lead the entire night until Carmelo Anthony (45 points) and Co. made their push. Just when the fans thought the comeback was comeback, Lillard hit them with his patented step-back three to silence the crowd and secure the road win. And the bad news for New York is that Lillard's in a groove offensive right now, as he's strung together  seven consecutive 20+ point performances. Although I expect Dame to make it eight straight games with 20 or more points, look for him to rack up the assists against the Knicks. Neither Ray Felton or Jason Kidd (at this stage in his career) can keep Damian in front of them, which means he'll be living in the paint, looking for his bigs to dump the ball of to for easy buckets if Tyson Chandler has to come over on the weak-side.

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  1. CarlJ1
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    Posted 03/13/2013 3:09 PM

    I look forward to seeing the Hamburglar try and drop 50 on us to bad his pal Ronald was at the Grizzlies game I hoping Dame drops 50 on his ass but, Dame not selfish like that, Melo is their only post player so just stay on their shooters and we have to guard penetration but, the problem with that is were not great at doing that hopefully that will be addressed in the off season and we will get better at that.


    Were playing the Knicks, the game on TNT and it always seem we drop the first home game after a road trip and then get it together so a Blazer win is due Go Blazers.



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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 03/13/2013 7:17 PM

    Im as sparked as you about Cupcake coming back here. I know its a team game but subconsciously i want it to be personally against Felton. He's been less than apologetic in his interviews about his stint here in the City of Roses. He hasnt manned the hell up yet and say that he came to us in horrific shape. He hasnt yet asked forgiveness for coming into our house, OUR HOUSE !!!! with that holier than thou { expletive } He was a cancer that became malignant that eventually took root in the psyche of a few other players. The one thing that , wait scratch that, one of the many things that Dame has over this cat is integrity. Fats is predictable. He's going to want to come in here and play well. As he should. But we're angry right now. When you have what we have and are still able to go toe to toe with the best defensive team in the game, you better had learned something. New York isnt Memphis. Stoudemire down. Kidd...fossil.Carmelo, banged up. Im not saying under-estimate them, im saying run them into the ground.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. Siccolo
    Posts: 1250

    Posted 03/13/2013 11:36 PM

    Melo out, Chandler out, Amare out 

    we should get this

    I know why because NYK has a good record lolol

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  1. spLiff
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    Posted 03/14/2013 12:27 AM

    This is the game to go to, vs a crippled team and feltons mouth.

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  1. CarlJ1
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    Posted 03/14/2013 1:07 AM

    That's what's up CT!
    I am a fan of Respect, Loyalty, Honor & Pride the same thing the Blazer & their true fans are made of RIP CITY STAND UP!
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    Posted 03/14/2013 3:16 AM

    yea melos out for this one lol should be ours for the taking 

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  1. riverman
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    Posted 03/14/2013 11:41 AM

    Posted this on the wrong thread earlier but as I said, it seems like 10 years since we've been from 25 wins to 30 and I hope that curse is lifted tonight. Also hope they show a Felton montage pregame of video clips from last season. Dribbling off his foot ...that's 10 minutes of film, gasping for air in the huddle on time outs and scarfing a dozen cupcakes to top it off! Go Blazers!
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  1. knorton181
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    Posted 03/14/2013 3:46 PM

    That would be sooooo funny hhaha. Just on the big screen, show a welcome back video for Felton lmao.

    But this game to me has the feel for a possible blow out.. Injuries (LA, half of our productive bench, Batum, Wes), low morale, lost a few games recently that were killers..  I hope I'm wrong though.

    And also, does anyone know who's commentating tonight? I'm hoping for Reggie Miller, i always love him and he loves Lillard.
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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 03/14/2013 4:01 PM

    When I was asked, as I inevitably am every year, before the season started which game I considered a must response differed from that of the 10+ prior years.  The Lakers have always been my fav match-up.  This year answer was THIS GAME.  Fatty Felton is back.  My question, and one I would reference with a sign if in attendance...'do you still wanna fight the entire city of Portland?'  My sign might read, 'watcha doin' after the game Fatty?'  Looking forward to watching Felton drop 50 on Portland tonight...

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    Posted 03/14/2013 4:09 PM

    felton won't drop 50 lol but he isn't that garbage player he was last season 

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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 03/14/2013 6:25 PM

    If we keep J Smith in check, we'll blow them out. If we dont,he wont be able to do it alone. Protect the house. I think the one two punch of Lillard and Maynor may prove to be too much for them though.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. flyroy69
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    Posted 03/14/2013 7:04 PM

    Im not as worried about Felton scoring 50, as I am about the fatty stealing my hard earned $8.50 popcorn!


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  1. commontongue
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    Posted 03/14/2013 10:32 PM

    Cadence of the commontongue.

    Im here all week.

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  1. BDawg
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    Posted 03/15/2013 5:02 AM

    Ray Ray...when time came to PUT UP or SHUT UP?  (Crickets)

    All you need to know about this backcourt match-up...Lillard +25, Fatty -20.  Goodnight.

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