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jayfan
04-13-2018, 10:30 AM
Could be the most competitive/entertaining matchup of the first round. Both teams playing very well presently. Teams split regular season, each winning one home and away. Largest deficit was 10.

Game 1 in Portland: Saturday, April 14, 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
Game 2 in Portland: Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 3 in New Orleans: Thursday, April 19, 9 p.m. ET, NBA TV
Game 4 in New Orleans: Saturday, April 21, 5 p.m. ET, TNT
Game 5 in Portland: TBA (if necessary)
Game 6 in New Orleans: TBA (if necessary)
Game 7 in Portland: TBA (if necessary)

Im Still Ballin
04-13-2018, 10:32 AM
Excited to see Playoff Rondo again

This time he got a mfin squad!

Story of the series is Dame vs. Davis

Which Superstar is ready to take their legacy to the next level?

DJMcDonald
04-13-2018, 02:01 PM
Pelicans in 6. /thread.

RoseCity07
04-13-2018, 02:58 PM
Pelicans are an underrated team even without Cousins. They played Portland tough. I just think Playoff Dame and CJ will be too much. Plus they didn't have Nurkic last year. So we get to see a almost full strength Portland team.

I hope Harkless is back next week. We need him.

Blazers in 5 or 6.

Proctor
04-13-2018, 03:40 PM
This should be a Pelicans win in 6 or 7 to me.

- Playoff Rondo
- Monster Davis
- E'Twaun Moore plays big, there aren't moments too big for him, can get hot from 3 and plays D
- Mirotic has been on fire recently and can be the x-factor
- Jrue Holiday is steady/a stud
- Darius Miller off the bench can be an x-factor in a game with his deadeye 3pt shot

Blazers have just their starters, have to hope Lillard and McCollum go off at the same time a lot of the time, and have only the likes of Zach Collins, Napier and Ed Davis off the bench. I just don't see it.

DJMcDonald
04-13-2018, 03:45 PM
Pelicans lowkey have a big 3 in Davis, Rondo and Holiday. Both Jrue and Rondo are solid defensively and will give CJ and Dame fits.

LAVAR BALL
04-13-2018, 06:34 PM
Davis never had such a complete team

Pels in 6

Naero
04-13-2018, 07:07 PM
I'm expecting a special series from Anthony Davis. The eventual victor of this series is debatable enough, but one outcome is indisputable to me: The Brow will be the best player of this series

PickernRoller
04-13-2018, 10:23 PM
Blazers in 6.

DJMcDonald
04-13-2018, 11:07 PM
If the Pelicans can't advance with the amount of TALENT they have, Embiid is indubitably the best bigman in the league. No other way around it.

Gotterdammerung
04-14-2018, 02:17 AM
Portland has fallen off that incredible 13 game winning kick to finish off the season, going a limp 5-7. They must keep Unibrow under 27 ppg and 11 rebounds and force him to shoot inefficiently. Nurkic should have the series of his life, add at least 12 or more points per game, and keep the pressure off of Lillard and McCollum.

Holiday is good, but he won't be enough to offset the Blazers' superlative backcourt.
Moreover. The Blazers' depth and homecourt should be enough to advance to the second round.

Portland in 7.

dbugz
04-14-2018, 01:01 PM
The Pelicans is playing with no pressure at all. They're not supposed to be in the playoffs. They have nothing to lose.

Another thing is, Blazers strength is on their 1 & 2 guards while Pelicans have two of the best defensive guards in the league. Who can stop AD?

This is going to be a dangerous series for the Blazers.

RoseCity07
04-14-2018, 06:56 PM
I'm curious to see how Wade Baldwin plays this series. He played great defense for the Blazers but it didn't lead to wins.

I wonder if he turns it up a notch or just fouls out like most overly zealous young defenders.

I hope Aminu is on in this series. His 3 point shot is either money or trash.

bison
04-14-2018, 08:08 PM
AD gonna get his first playoff win :applause:

RoseCity07
04-14-2018, 10:41 PM
Time for Blazers show AD how THICK they are:coleman:

Hamtaro CP3KDKG
04-14-2018, 11:05 PM
Blazers lucked out with injuries VS other west teams

Denver with Millsap/Harris
NOP with Cousins
Minny with Jimmy
SA with Kawhi
Utah with Gobert
OKC with Roberson

they dont beat any of those West teams in a series IMO and obviously not Houston or GS

kids are gonna look back at this season and be like how the fck did Blazers get 3rd seed

lilteapot
04-14-2018, 11:09 PM
Rooting for Pels to win this series.

RoseCity07
04-14-2018, 11:11 PM
Blazers lucked out with injuries VS other west teams

Denver with Millsap/Harris
NOP with Cousins
Minny with Jimmy
SA with Kawhi
Utah with Gobert
OKC with Roberson

they dont beat any of those West teams in a series IMO and obviously not Houston or GS

kids are gonna look back at this season and be like how the fck did Blazers get 3rd seed

The Blazers swept OKC in the season series and beat Utah twice while Gobert was playing.

DJMcDonald
04-14-2018, 11:21 PM
:sleeping:sleeping:sleeping

My Pelicans and my boy AD never get talked about:(

fourkicks44
04-14-2018, 11:22 PM
Looks llike this series will go to 7.

Proctor
04-14-2018, 11:31 PM
Lillard fvcking sucks. :oldlol:

Pelicans will handle the Blazers in 6

RoseCity07
04-14-2018, 11:33 PM
Blazers missing open 3 after open 3. Live by it die by it. Pathetic first half.

One thing that has bothered me all year, this team is dead last in assits per game. LAST.

I'd fire Stotts if the Blazers don't win this series.

Im Still Ballin
04-14-2018, 11:34 PM
Is Rondo guarding Lillard?

Putting the clamps on!

DJMcDonald
04-14-2018, 11:34 PM
Can't believe people thought Lillard should be the MVP :roll::roll::roll::roll::roll::roll:

DJMcDonald
04-14-2018, 11:36 PM
Portland's the Raptors of the west. Trash bros, all regular season, disappear in the 'offs.

Proctor
04-14-2018, 11:37 PM
Can't believe people thought Lillard should be the MVP
:roll: :roll:

Don't see how the Blazers can win this when Lillard and McCollum either take turns playing like ass, or play like ass at the same time. They have no bench, Turner and Aminu are roleplayers, and Nurkic is just Nurkic.

They were never a 3rd seed quality team. :oldlol:

Proctor
04-14-2018, 11:38 PM
Portland's the Raptors of the west. Trash bros, all regular season, disappear in the 'offs.
Doesn't help when you have Lillard who points to his wrist in the 4th quarter to show you it's Lillard time....when all that really means is that it's the only quarter he can actually hit a shot. He's complete dogshit most of the rest of the game.

JGXEN
04-14-2018, 11:39 PM
go rondo!!!!!

Terahite
04-14-2018, 11:39 PM
The real Trash Bros getting exposed right now.

https://i.cdn.turner.com/drp/nba/blazers/sites/default/files/cjlaugh.gif

LAmbruh
04-14-2018, 11:43 PM
Rondo and scrubs steam rolling a 3rd seed out Lest :lol

Western ELITES :roll:

insidehoops
04-14-2018, 11:43 PM
Game 1 halftime: Pelicans 45, Blazers 36

Anthony Davis 17 pts, 6 reb, 0 ast
Jrue Holiday 15 pts, 4 reb, 0 ast
Evan Turner 9 pts
Everyone else 5 pts or less

D. Lillard 1 of 9, 3 pts
CJ McCollum 0 of 6, 0 pts

insidehoops
04-14-2018, 11:49 PM
Game 1, halftime:

First half assists: Rajon Rondo 9, entire Trail Blazers team 7

imdaman99
04-15-2018, 12:04 AM
C'mon AD you gotta finish that. It would have demolished Blazers psyche

Relinquish
04-15-2018, 12:06 AM
This is absolutely embarrassing :roll:

Proctor
04-15-2018, 12:10 AM
Real quiet in this thread. Pelicans are demoralizing the Blazers. Owning them defensively and getting anything they want offensively. I don't want to hear that the G-League Spurs are the worst team in the playoffs. :oldlol:

RoseCity07
04-15-2018, 12:10 AM
Lillard needs to start attacking. He's being too passive. This team needs him to spark a big run.

E_Stamkos
04-15-2018, 12:11 AM
Lowry and Derozan driving passed the truck they just donated to Dame and CJ

You boys can take it from here

https://media.giphy.com/media/6QOAmOvo6yRl6/giphy.gif

insidehoops
04-15-2018, 12:12 AM
Game 1, late 3rd quarter: Pelicans 71, Blazers 55

Anthony Davis 24 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 blocks

Jrue Holiday + Rajon Rondo: 19 points and 15 assists.
Damian Lillard + CJ McCollum: 13 points and 3 assists.

Rondo 14 assists, entire Blazers team 9 assists

E_Stamkos
04-15-2018, 12:12 AM
Lillard needs to start attacking. He's being too passive. This team needs him to spark a big run.

https://media.giphy.com/media/6QOAmOvo6yRl6/giphy.gif

Proctor
04-15-2018, 12:14 AM
Lowry and Derozan driving passed the truck they just donated to Dame and CJ

You boys can take it from here

https://media.giphy.com/media/6QOAmOvo6yRl6/giphy.gif
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

https://media.giphy.com/media/6QOAmOvo6yRl6/giphy.gif

E_Stamkos
04-15-2018, 12:15 AM
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

https://media.giphy.com/media/6QOAmOvo6yRl6/giphy.gif


Coming in hot for the 2nd half

https://media.giphy.com/media/FqtWrearu5vb2/giphy.gif

hold this L
04-15-2018, 12:16 AM
Lowry and Derozan driving passed the truck they just donated to Dame and CJ

You boys can take it from here

https://media.giphy.com/media/6QOAmOvo6yRl6/giphy.gif
Oh my God :lol :bowdown:

Can someone please make the gif with their faces on? :lol

Proctor
04-15-2018, 12:18 AM
Coming in hot for the 2nd half

https://media.giphy.com/media/FqtWrearu5vb2/giphy.gif
:roll: :roll: I can't breathe

On a side note, Napier with his haircut kinda looks like Lebron23

Proctor
04-15-2018, 12:19 AM
Lillard being aggressive = shooting back to back 30 foot shots

He has no idea what else to do. It's like Curry if he was braindead. His shot selection is horrific.

D-Wait
04-15-2018, 12:20 AM
Coming in hot for the 2nd half

https://media.giphy.com/media/FqtWrearu5vb2/giphy.gif

:lol :lol :lol

RoseCity07
04-15-2018, 12:29 AM
Finally Lillard. Glad he's chucking threes. They aren't gonna win this trading twos with Pelicans.

lilteapot
04-15-2018, 12:29 AM
that fan who was clapping looked so derpy :lol

insidehoops
04-15-2018, 12:30 AM
Blazers on 7-2 run in the 4th quarter, and somehow it's now only a 7 point Pelicans lead

Proctor
04-15-2018, 12:31 AM
Time for Lillard to chuck up some brick 3s and give up two points on the other end. :bowdown:

RoseCity07
04-15-2018, 12:31 AM
Time for Lillard to chuck up some brick 3s and give up two points on the other end. :bowdown:

Are you for real? That's Lillard's game. He shoots a lot of threes.

Hamtaro CP3KDKG
04-15-2018, 12:32 AM
Jrue and Rajon have taken CJ/Dames lunch money

if they continue getting clamped this series is done in 5

Doranku
04-15-2018, 12:32 AM
Dame + CJ = Trash Bros West

RoseCity07
04-15-2018, 12:35 AM
Good defense Anthony Davis defense.

bigkingsfan
04-15-2018, 12:37 AM
Rondooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

lilteapot
04-15-2018, 12:37 AM
AD is next level good, we've been robbed of his greatness for too long due to injury. Please God, do not let him get injured.

bobopenguin
04-15-2018, 12:38 AM
omg.
Davis needs to be in lakers!!!

Proctor
04-15-2018, 12:38 AM
Are you for real? That's Lillard's game. He shoots a lot of threes.
He needs a new game then.

This is so painful to watch.

Kawhi/Lauvergne for McCollum and Zach Collins anyone?

D-Wait
04-15-2018, 12:38 AM
Davis :eek: :eek:

Thunderfan86
04-15-2018, 12:38 AM
Rondo is something else :applause:

D-Wait
04-15-2018, 12:42 AM
these foul calls :lol :lol

tanibanana
04-15-2018, 12:43 AM
Davis :applause:

Doranku
04-15-2018, 12:44 AM
Pelicans imploding :wtf:

lilteapot
04-15-2018, 12:44 AM
If the Pels lose :facepalm

E_Stamkos
04-15-2018, 12:45 AM
Rondo is something else :applause:

Such a beauty to watch

DMAVS41
04-15-2018, 12:45 AM
Hhahaahah.

What a meltdown.

imdaman99
04-15-2018, 12:46 AM
Careless passes :facepalm

lilteapot
04-15-2018, 12:46 AM
Holiday you idiot.

imdaman99
04-15-2018, 12:47 AM
Ian Clarke with championship experience

Thunderfan86
04-15-2018, 12:48 AM
I love the energy the Playoffs bring. :banana:

dazzer87
04-15-2018, 12:48 AM
:roll: :roll:

Funktion
04-15-2018, 12:49 AM
Jesus ****ing christ these Pelicants :lol

bobopenguin
04-15-2018, 12:49 AM
davis is gassed:(

DMAVS41
04-15-2018, 12:49 AM
Got to love Gentry freezing out Anthony Davis down the stretch of a playoff game.

Well done coach...and calls timeout a good 2 minutes late.

Funktion
04-15-2018, 12:50 AM
Davis disappearing in the 4th like a young L38ron

imdaman99
04-15-2018, 12:50 AM
This would be a tough loss for the Pelicans. Blazers locking them up now, it's up to AD to finish this. He can't let himself get bullied

Proctor
04-15-2018, 12:51 AM
Pelicans giving the chuckers life. :facepalm

Davis and Mirotic are gassed

dazzer87
04-15-2018, 12:51 AM
AD low iq shot there......:facepalm

bigkingsfan
04-15-2018, 12:52 AM
Just like game three when they played GS...

Bobcats2013
04-15-2018, 12:52 AM
choked against GS, now choking against portland :banana:

insidehoops
04-15-2018, 12:52 AM
Pelicans only up 1 with 26 secs left

lilteapot
04-15-2018, 12:52 AM
:facepalm :facepalm :facepalm :facepalm :facepalm

DMAVS41
04-15-2018, 12:52 AM
All on the coaching.

Pathetic.

dazzer87
04-15-2018, 12:53 AM
Dame looking for the foul......:lol

Proctor
04-15-2018, 12:53 AM
Lillard doesn't know what to do with himself if he's not hoisting from 30.

AngelEyes
04-15-2018, 12:54 AM
Chickenshit move on Lillard's part.

Hamtaro CP3KDKG
04-15-2018, 12:54 AM
Jrues been player of the game. Ran the team, great defense on Dame and in general. Crucial steal when Portland couldve took the lead, crucial plays in general

Davis has done good finishing plays and defending the rim but he hasnt had as much of an impact as Jrue

imdaman99
04-15-2018, 12:54 AM
Dat Holiday defense :bowdown: deserves 1st team defense

TheBranStan
04-15-2018, 12:54 AM
Dame looking for the foul......:lol
:roll:

LAmbruh
04-15-2018, 12:55 AM
Blowouts
Choking
Injuries everywhere

Snooze West at it again :lol

RoseCity07
04-15-2018, 12:55 AM
Chickenshit move on Lillard's part.

Not really. He was gonna get blocked. Good defense made Lillard try to create contact.

DMAVS41
04-15-2018, 12:55 AM
Chickenshit move on Lillard's part.

So weak.

Game on the line and you only play for the foul when a clean look is right there.

Really bad.

AngelEyes
04-15-2018, 12:57 AM
Not really. He was gonna get blocked. Good defense made Lillard try to create contact.

He was trying to draw a foul the entire way instead of simply trying to score. It's an idiotic basketball play.

lilteapot
04-15-2018, 12:57 AM
off leonard

Funktion
04-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Leonard in clutch time? :facepalm

Bobcats2013
04-15-2018, 12:58 AM
go for the three dummies :oldlol: :oldlol:

tanibanana
04-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Not saying Lowry is good.

But Kyle Lowry > Damian Lillard. :rockon: :rockon: :rockon:

dazzer87
04-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Down by 3 but you go for 2 ? Smoking crack

TheBranStan
04-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Down 3 and you throw it in traffic instead of a 3pt attempt :roll: :roll: :roll:

imdaman99
04-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Jrue :bowdown:

lilteapot
04-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Holiday!!!

DMAVS41
04-15-2018, 12:58 AM
Not timeouts left and you go for 2 there?

What?

NBAGOAT
04-15-2018, 12:59 AM
i dont remember the last game I've seen a guard make so many defensive plays like Holiday has

Hamtaro CP3KDKG
04-15-2018, 12:59 AM
Jrue has been ridiculous

won this the game on so many possessions

HenryGarfunkle
04-15-2018, 12:59 AM
Holiday most underrated player in the game

Him being healthy this year was the real difference for the Pelicans

Bobcats2013
04-15-2018, 12:59 AM
and course he made it :oldlol: :oldlol: stotts a dumb mfer fr fr

Thunderfan86
04-15-2018, 12:59 AM
I like Jrue Holiday's on court demeanor. Dude just hoops

dazzer87
04-15-2018, 01:00 AM
One of the worst call in history...No time out and you go for 2 but you are down 3 with less than 10 seconds to go.....:biggums:

fourkicks44
04-15-2018, 01:00 AM
Wake up call for Portland.

Jrue :applause:

imdaman99
04-15-2018, 01:01 AM
I know Dame is their best player but I would have given the ball to CJ with a chance to win down 1

AI09
04-15-2018, 01:02 AM
Lol why would you go for two? No timeouts left and not enough time for the fouling game :lol

Proctor
04-15-2018, 01:02 AM
I might be in love with Jrue Holiday. :bowdown: :bowdown:

That's a real player right there

qrich
04-15-2018, 01:03 AM
Jrue Holiday repping the 818 :pimp:

tanibanana
04-15-2018, 01:04 AM
I have a game for you all...

Who is this guy: 6/23

Tennis19
04-15-2018, 01:04 AM
Not timeouts left and you go for 2 there?

What?
Exactly!! Even with 1 or 2 timeouts its a bad play, but with zero 2 points is not an option. Actually Holiday going for the block was risky. Could have been a and1.

qrich
04-15-2018, 01:05 AM
I might be in love with Jrue Holiday. :bowdown: :bowdown:

That's a real player right there

Just wait until Aaron is in the league next year...the Holiday's >>>>> the Ball's.

kentatm
04-15-2018, 01:06 AM
Stotts shit the bed with those 2 god awful play calls the last 13 seconds. Also have no idea why he didn't start fouling Rondo when they were down w/a minute left. He can't shoot FTs so why did they not force him out of the game?

RoseCity07
04-15-2018, 01:07 AM
Down by 3 but you go for 2 ? Smoking crack

Exactly what I said:oldlol:

Terry Stotts is fired if they lose this series. Idiot coach. Really embarrassing for an NBA coach to do some shit like that.

I know, 8 seconds left, no timeouts, down 3. Yeah, better just play the free throw game here. No regard for the fact they have to bring the ball up court.:facepalm

Proctor
04-15-2018, 01:08 AM
Just wait until Aaron is in the league next year...the Holiday's >>>>> the Ball's.
Didn't know there was another Holiday. Dayum :eek: :eek:

qrich
04-15-2018, 01:08 AM
I had little issue with the first play to get the deuce...the second one though seemed like the Pelicans were willing to give up the lay-up and Portland decided to *try to* take it, but failed.

My issue was how long Nurkic was left on the bench when the Brow was just demolishing Ed Davis.

RoseCity07
04-15-2018, 01:11 AM
Stotts shit the bed with those 2 god awful play calls the last 13 seconds. Also have no idea why he didn't start fouling Rondo when they were down w/a minute left. He can't shoot FTs so why did they not force him out of the game?

I didn't even think of the Rondo thing but I think they knew Pelicans were crumbling. They didn't want to give them any free shots. I don't even think they were in the penalty then either.

Your idea makes sense if they were in penalty with a couple minutes left. It's going for 2 down 3 with no time left that is embarrassing.

qrich
04-15-2018, 01:11 AM
Didn't know there was another Holiday. Dayum :eek: :eek:

http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Aaron+Holiday+sJaGpw1r8b7m.jpg

Put up 20/4/6 on 49/43/83 :pimp:

Stifling defense like his Big Bros.


Was the only reason UCLA was relevant this year (Thomas Welsh played a part granted). Dude is going to be an absolute second round steal.

kentatm
04-15-2018, 01:22 AM
I had little issue with the first play to get the deuce...the second one though seemed like the Pelicans were willing to give up the lay-up and Portland decided to *try to* take it, but failed.


That play took 4 seconds off the clock leaving them at 9. Even IF they make it they still have to foul NOLA off the inbound pass which takes at least 1 or 2 more seconds off the clock. This would put the game at 7 seconds left w/NOLA at the line. Portland had no timeouts left.

So that means they would have to hope NOLA missed at least 1 FT so they are only down 2 and NOLA can't foul them before a shot even goes up, be able get the board if it's the second FT that misses, get the ball down the court, and get off a good look on what would at best be a fast break scramble w/just 7 or 8 seconds left. The odds of all of that falling in their favor are TERRIBLE.

Naero
04-15-2018, 01:40 AM
Couldn

LAVAR BALL
04-15-2018, 07:19 AM
Some people thought Portland were lucky to avoid Utah or OKC on the first round, but they just forgot NOLA has:
- The best player in the serie (not even a knock on Dame, just painful truth)
- a backcourt able to more than hold his own defensively against Lillard/CJ

And i thought it was all a fluke last year because contract year, but Playoff Rondo is real..I think he may execute Portland's playbook better than half of the Blazers roster

DMAVS41
04-15-2018, 10:59 AM
That play took 4 seconds off the clock leaving them at 9. Even IF they make it they still have to foul NOLA off the inbound pass which takes at least 1 or 2 more seconds off the clock. This would put the game at 7 seconds left w/NOLA at the line. Portland had no timeouts left.

So that means they would have to hope NOLA missed at least 1 FT so they are only down 2 and NOLA can't foul them before a shot even goes up, be able get the board if it's the second FT that misses, get the ball down the court, and get off a good look on what would at best be a fast break scramble w/just 7 or 8 seconds left. The odds of all of that falling in their favor are TERRIBLE.

Bingo.

DMAVS41
04-15-2018, 11:02 AM
It is a shame this Blazers team has the awful contracts of Leonard and Turner...and to a lesser extent Harkless.

Because Dame / CJ / Nurkic / Aminu / Collins is going to be insanely good next year with Collins improving.

But they need more depth and need another guard and or forward.

I wonder if they could dump a couple of those bad contracts on the Nets or something with a couple first rounders and get back Lin and Carroll or something.

Kind of worth it with Lillard in his prime. Can't really wait out those contracts.

RoseCity07
04-17-2018, 10:23 PM
It is a shame this Blazers team has the awful contracts of Leonard and Turner...and to a lesser extent Harkless.

Because Dame / CJ / Nurkic / Aminu / Collins is going to be insanely good next year with Collins improving.

But they need more depth and need another guard and or forward.

I wonder if they could dump a couple of those bad contracts on the Nets or something with a couple first rounders and get back Lin and Carroll or something.

Kind of worth it with Lillard in his prime. Can't really wait out those contracts.

They already dumped Crabbe on the Nets but I actually would rather have him than Meyers or Evan Turner. Crabbe play as good on defense as Turner but he can actually hit an open 3.

Either way, Olshey did f*ck up with those contracts. Meyers deal is inexcusable. Maybe the worst deal in Blazers history. At least Brandon Roy's contract was earned up to the point and they got it off the books.

L8krH8tr
04-17-2018, 10:45 PM
Pelicans aren

Proctor
04-17-2018, 10:51 PM
Pelicans are going to plow over these Blazers. Lillard is extremely overrated.

Relinquish
04-17-2018, 10:54 PM
Jrue :bowdown:

Wally450
04-17-2018, 11:02 PM
Nice back and forth 1st quarter. Could be one of the most exciting of first round series.

RoseCity07
04-17-2018, 11:10 PM
Harkless changed the game the moment he came in the Blazers started to come back and now have the lead.

dbugz
04-17-2018, 11:18 PM
Playoff Rondo is so good on setting up the pace of the game. :applause: :applause:

theaussieguy
04-17-2018, 11:55 PM
Lets Go Pellies Ttd

RoseCity07
04-18-2018, 12:04 AM
Evan Turner is pure garbage:oldlol:

k0kakw0rld
04-18-2018, 12:07 AM
Lillard 3 for 10 yikes! :facepalm

JGXEN
04-18-2018, 12:09 AM
cmon pels!!!!!

theaussieguy
04-18-2018, 12:09 AM
Rondoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooo

VictorMosquito
04-18-2018, 12:11 AM
Lillard 3 for 10 yikes! :facepalm
That's your MVP :lol

E_Stamkos
04-18-2018, 12:18 AM
http://i.imgur.com/PUwpnLo.gif

thefatmiral
04-18-2018, 12:28 AM
Blazers have too many Caucasian players

dazzer87
04-18-2018, 12:30 AM
bad calls in favor of NO......:lol

imdaman99
04-18-2018, 12:34 AM
Oladipo coming out party out east, Jrue blowing up in the west :rockon:

RoseCity07
04-18-2018, 12:35 AM
I really wish Stotts wouldn't pull Zach Collins. Kid gets great looks and plays smart.

bdonovan
04-18-2018, 12:36 AM
great game

bdonovan
04-18-2018, 12:37 AM
Rondo still has explosive speed

theaussieguy
04-18-2018, 12:38 AM
Rondo reminding us he still has his speed

k0kakw0rld
04-18-2018, 12:39 AM
Damn Rondo :eek:

RoseCity07
04-18-2018, 12:39 AM
So far Zach Collins has been the only Blazers that I think has played well.

Also has is Rondo so damn good now?

Im Still Ballin
04-18-2018, 12:40 AM
Rondo locking up Dame

The length!

RoseCity07
04-18-2018, 12:45 AM
Pelicans are way better than I realized.

MannyO
04-18-2018, 12:45 AM
Zach Collins can ball. Didn't know he was this agile watching him play at Gonzaga

hold this L
04-18-2018, 12:46 AM
Dame and CJ have been such a monumental failures so far early into this series, Dame in particular. 1st team all NBA.

https://media.giphy.com/media/l0HlvtIPzPdt2usKs/200.gif

MannyO
04-18-2018, 12:46 AM
Jrue Holiday is underrated.
Rondo is playing like Celtics Rondo.

bdonovan
04-18-2018, 12:46 AM
The Pelicans stopped setting real screens; they're only doing the fake screen thing when they pretend to set a pick, but then run out of the way. Is that what big men do when they're tired? (body can't absorb any more punishment)

hold this L
04-18-2018, 12:47 AM
Both those B2B 3s were amazing.

What. a. game. :bowdown:

bigkingsfan
04-18-2018, 12:48 AM
RIP City

hold this L
04-18-2018, 12:49 AM
Holiday

:biggums:

dazzer87
04-18-2018, 12:49 AM
Holiday i:eek:

bdonovan
04-18-2018, 12:49 AM
lol this is nuts, pelicans rebound the ft miss

bigkingsfan
04-18-2018, 12:49 AM
Damn I love Rondoooooooooooo

zizozain
04-18-2018, 12:50 AM
Rondoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

:applause:
:applause:
:applause:

Proctor
04-18-2018, 12:50 AM
Night night Blazers.

And shame on those who said Jrue was overpaid and overrated. :bowdown:

imdaman99
04-18-2018, 12:50 AM
Rondo + Jrue shitting all over the Blazers backcourt... except those 2 don't even guard them :oldlol:

dazzer87
04-18-2018, 12:50 AM
Rondo with a jumper.....:pimp:

Im Still Ballin
04-18-2018, 12:50 AM
Rondoooooooooooooooooo!

PsychoBe
04-18-2018, 12:51 AM
I knew Jrue Holiday was good but not this good :eek:

....and then Rondo swishes a three in the corner :roll: :roll: :roll:

talkingconch
04-18-2018, 12:51 AM
wow pelicans

JGXEN
04-18-2018, 12:51 AM
damn... playoff + TNT rondo = GOAT

theaussieguy
04-18-2018, 12:51 AM
Rondo Baby Hell Yeah Baby Ten Toes Down Baby

bdonovan
04-18-2018, 12:51 AM
I want an option to ban all Insurance company ads: Geico, State Farm and especially Progressive. That glow-in-the-dark landwhale haunts me in my nightmares.

Proctor
04-18-2018, 12:52 AM
Playoff Rondo is a thrill to watch too.

Lillard is a joke with how overrated he is. The noise all season about him being so good :facepalm :facepalm

NBAGOAT
04-18-2018, 12:52 AM
pretty much nop won off rondo/holiday outplaying dame/cj. They really arent supposed to be this good.

imdaman99
04-18-2018, 12:52 AM
The entire Pelicans team making YUGE plays down the stretch... except AD of course :oldlol:

RoseCity07
04-18-2018, 12:53 AM
Rondo makes the Pelicans so good it's crazy. The Pelicans would get crush by the Warriors because that team doesn't miss threes. The Blazers do.

L8krH8tr
04-18-2018, 12:55 AM
Ya this was Alvin Gentry all day.

yeaaaman
04-18-2018, 12:55 AM
Holiday has been outplaying Lillard and McCollom simple as that.

hold this L
04-18-2018, 12:56 AM
If you watched the last few mins of the Pelicans team without ever watching a ball game, absolutely no one would think AD is the best player on that team.. or even 3rd best.

moongaze
04-18-2018, 12:57 AM
R.I.P city. But..but.but...he's better than Kyrie

tanibanana
04-18-2018, 12:57 AM
I told you; its Dame time...

k0kakw0rld
04-18-2018, 12:58 AM
RIP City
:roll: :oldlol: :lol

SomeBlackDude
04-18-2018, 12:59 AM
the brow is the best player on the planet and the rightful mvp.

most players who lose their #2 come up with every excuse in the book for failure.

this man just took it to another level when boogie went down.

just took 2 off the higher seed at their home.

gawdly.

tanibanana
04-18-2018, 01:00 AM
R.I.P city. But..but.but...he's better than Kyrie

Even Wall, Kemba and Lowry looks better.

Proctor
04-18-2018, 01:00 AM
Rondo makes the Pelicans so good it's crazy. The Pelicans would get crush by the Warriors because that team doesn't miss threes. The Blazers do.
This Pelicans team would handle the Warriors without Curry. Unfortunately they won't be able to find out.

Off topic but the Pelicans put the worst beatdown on the Spurs I've seen in years the last night of the regular season. Might not have been the worst point differential, which I don't remember exactly what it was, but they flat out m-u-r-d-e-r-e-d them. It was spectacular how badly they dismantled the Spurs. Flat out scary.

moongaze
04-18-2018, 01:01 AM
I told you; its Dame time...

https://clutchpoints.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Trail-Blazers-Nuggets-Bas9-899x600.jpg

He better show up in Nola

insidehoops
04-18-2018, 01:04 AM
In Pelicans-Blazers Game 2:

Jrue Holiday + Rajon Rondo: 49 points, 13 rebounds, 18 assists, 7 turnovers.

Damian Lillard + CJ McCollum: 39 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists, 9 turnovers.

PsychoBe
04-18-2018, 01:06 AM
If you watched the last few mins of the Pelicans team without ever watching a ball game, absolutely no one would think AD is the best player on that team.. or even 3rd best.

This.

Guard play has always been more pivotal in the post-season in late stretches since the paint generally gets locked down.

You can ride AD in the first 3 quarters but you'll need Jrue to close it out.

PsychoBe
04-18-2018, 01:07 AM
In Pelicans-Blazers Game 2:

Jrue Holiday + Rajon Rondo: 49 points, 13 rebounds, 18 assists, 7 turnovers.

Damian Lillard + CJ McCollum: 39 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists, 9 turnovers.

Did Rondo have 18 of the assists? :lol

RoseCity07
04-18-2018, 01:10 AM
Blazers need to look for new coaching. A better coach would have Portland playing way better. Like I said before the series. Blazers are 30th in team assists.


How is a playoff team the worst passing team in the NBA?:lol

Vino24
04-18-2018, 01:12 AM
What happened to Dame? did Rondo lock his ass up?

dbugz
04-18-2018, 01:13 AM
The Pelicans is playing with no pressure at all. They're not supposed to be in the playoffs. They have nothing to lose.

Another thing is, Blazers strength is on their 1 & 2 guards while Pelicans have two of the best defensive guards in the league. Who can stop AD?

This is going to be a dangerous series for the Blazers.

:pimp:

Naero
04-18-2018, 01:36 AM
I expected the Pelicans to give the Blazers a run for their money, but I wasn't nearly as predictive that they'd sweep the series-opening roadtrip. :eek:

If the Pelicans sweep this series during their homestand (unlikely—as was sweeping this roadtrip, to be fair), you can bet Terry Stotts will be let go. His hotseat must have already been doused by the fact that the Blazers have been a perpetual treadmill team, but it'll be ignited if his team is swept despite HCA—as is usually the upshot for coaches in that event.

At this rate, I don't think anyone who cares to preserve their credibility will persist with the "empty stats" mislabel for Anthony Davis after this series. Yes, I do acknowledge that this hasn't been his most monstrous game; however, considering that most who've applied that mislabel to begin with have just been results-oriented superficialists, how much will that matter to them in the long haul if he completes the upset and plays dominantly in the process? His impact will have to be re-evaluated by them as long as he's clearly the most valuable player of this series, especially since his team was considered playoffs-improbable in the wake of Cousins' sidelining.

MannyO
04-18-2018, 01:46 AM
[QUOTE=Naero]I expected the Pelicans to give the Blazers a run for their money, but I wasn't nearly as predictive that they'd sweep the series-opening roadtrip. :eek:

If the Pelicans sweep this series during their homestand (unlikely

Funktion
04-18-2018, 01:47 AM
What happened to Dame? did Rondo lock his ass up?
Jrue down

LAVAR BALL
04-18-2018, 03:59 AM
Doubt they'll let Stotts go, he's overachieved about every year he's been the coach. Who would have thought the Blazers would be this high in the standings. Also not his fault Dame/CJ getting locked up by Rondo and Holiday. Pels are a better team than we all thought.

true

Blazers were never meant to be 3rd seed in the first place.

At full strenght, give me SA, OKC, MIN, UTAH and NOLA in front of them.

They won't fire a coach because their team overachieved during Regular Season and can't assume this newfound status during Playoffs

ArbitraryWater
04-18-2018, 05:09 AM
The Pelicans 4th quarter was inspiring.

Those offensive rebounds, loose balls, Mirotic, Holiday and Rondo three's, the defense/steals... Gentry being fired up after the Rondo three.

Pretty cool.

They have completely maximized what they have. Completely. Playing with nothing to lose also. No one expected or expects anything from them. I expect them to put up a bit of a fight in the Warriors series, although much depends on Curry's state.

ImKobe
04-18-2018, 05:27 AM
Jrue and Mirotic are doing better than anyone expected them to, Rondo is still Playoff Rondo. It would be a tragedy if they lost this series tbh, happy for Davis that he finally gets to shine in the Playoffs.

Doranku
04-18-2018, 07:07 AM
I can't believe how good the Pelicans look. :lol Don't know why I ever doubted playoff Rondo. Dude did this shit last year, IT and the Celtics would've been exposed in the first round if Rondo didn't get injured.

Jrue Holiday is completely emasculating Damian Lillard on both ends of the court. :lol Gotta love seeing the frauds of the league get exposed when the playoffs roll around.

ArbitraryWater
04-18-2018, 07:10 AM
I can't believe how good the Pelicans look. :lol Don't know why I ever doubted playoff Rondo. Dude did this shit last year, IT and the Celtics would've been exposed in the first round if Rondo didn't get injured.

Jrue Holiday is completely emasculating Damian Lillard on both ends of the court. :lol Gotta love seeing the frauds of the league get exposed when the playoffs roll around.

Tbf I can see how you hold that mindset, but remember, the sample size is incredibly small...

would you be surprised if Lillard goes off in NO and gets back HC? I would because Pels look very strong right now but I wouldnt exactly doubt a hot streak from Dame.

ImKobe
04-18-2018, 08:01 AM
Tbf I can see how you hold that mindset, but remember, the sample size is incredibly small...

would you be surprised if Lillard goes off in NO and gets back HC? I would because Pels look very strong right now but I wouldnt exactly doubt a hot streak from Dame.

Dame can go off, but there's no stopping Davis if you're the Blazers. He scored 36 pts in both games on very high efficiency against Portland in the RS, and is having no trouble against them in the POs. 35+ pts in 3 out of 4 games? Blazers aren't winning 4 out of 5 unless injuries happen.

hold this L
04-18-2018, 08:04 AM
Dame can go off, but there's no stopping Davis if you're the Blazers. He scored 36 pts in both games on very high efficiency against Portland in the RS, and is having no trouble against them in the POs. 35+ pts in 3 out of 4 games? Blazers aren't winning 4 out of 5 unless injuries happen.
They would have won both games if their backcourt didn't play like garbage both games.

Johnny Jones
04-18-2018, 01:11 PM
They would have won both games if their backcourt didn't play like garbage both games.
Lol and you know why they're guards are playing like garbage? Because of the Pelicans scheme.

zizozain
04-18-2018, 03:25 PM
Rajon Rondo Turns Damian Lillard Into Rodney Stuckey With A SoundCloud(Choked Again!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2Jtd_XF7Jk

TMac&Luther
04-18-2018, 03:32 PM
50% of Jrue Holliday's shots in this series have come from right at the rim.

Hey Lillard and McCollum...no layups right?

:roll:

tontoz
04-19-2018, 12:14 PM
Watched game 2 and was very impressed with the Pels. They have guys who can play tough man D on Dame/CJ and if they get beat AD is waiting.

They really outworked Portland at the end. Portland was really hot to end the season. Taking both games in Portland is big time.

E_Stamkos
04-19-2018, 12:26 PM
CJ and Dame showing up early to the game

https://media.giphy.com/media/6QOAmOvo6yRl6/giphy.gif

k0kakw0rld
04-19-2018, 09:26 PM
Pelicans are taking out the BROOMS :oldlol:

E_Stamkos
04-19-2018, 09:38 PM
Trash Bros f*ucking the dog again it seems

RoseCity07
04-19-2018, 09:43 PM
I knew the Pelicans were good but I don't think anyone saw this coming. Pretty much this series could get Stotts fired.

Doranku
04-19-2018, 09:53 PM
Playoff Rondo :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

theaussieguy
04-19-2018, 09:53 PM
Rondoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Ghost1
04-19-2018, 09:54 PM
thi pels team is dope

brownmamba00
04-19-2018, 09:54 PM
Rajon Curry:biggums:

zizozain
04-19-2018, 09:55 PM
i fcuking love Rondo

Smook A.
04-19-2018, 09:55 PM
You know it's over when you see Rondo swish a 3 from 27 ft :lol

MJistheGOAT
04-19-2018, 09:55 PM
Were Pels underrated, Blazers overrated or both?

k0kakw0rld
04-19-2018, 09:56 PM
Trash bros on full display :oldlol:

k0kakw0rld
04-19-2018, 09:57 PM
Were Pels underrated, Blazers overrated or both?
Defense > Offense :confusedshrug:

brownmamba00
04-19-2018, 09:57 PM
You know it's over when you see Rondo swish a 3 from 27 ft :lol
While CJ mccollum is missing open layups

Cant make this shit up

MJistheGOAT
04-19-2018, 09:58 PM
Is there any series where the #6 team swept the #3?

tanibanana
04-19-2018, 10:02 PM
Trash bros on full display :oldlol:

But you said Dame is MVP... :roll:

regerer
04-19-2018, 10:04 PM
Wow

dbugz
04-19-2018, 10:04 PM
Wow Pelicans :applause: :applause: :applause: :bowdown: :bowdown:

k0kakw0rld
04-19-2018, 10:05 PM
Damn Mirotic :eek:

Smook A.
04-19-2018, 10:06 PM
Mirotic looks like prime Dirk out there right now :eek: Already 21 pts in the first half and 3-4 from three. Wow.

k0kakw0rld
04-19-2018, 10:06 PM
But you said Dame is MVP... :roll:
I did, but that doesn't change the fact that he's been locked down and played like trash for 3 straight games, in the playoffs.

Hamtaro CP3KDKG
04-19-2018, 10:07 PM
Nikos gotta be one of the best midseason pickups in recent history

completely saved their season

dbugz
04-19-2018, 10:09 PM
Smells likes swwwweepppppppp

NO :bowdown:

moongaze
04-19-2018, 10:09 PM
Domination.

RoseCity07
04-19-2018, 10:11 PM
Last time I saw a team clicking like this was the Spurs the year they beat Miami. Crazy chemistry with this team.

insidehoops
04-19-2018, 10:11 PM
Game 3, halftime: Pelicans 64, Blazers 45

N. Mirotic 21 pts, 6 reb
Aminu 15 pts, 7 reb
McCollum 14 pts
Anthony Davis 12 pts, 8 reb
J. Holiday 12 pts, 4 ast
Lillard 12 pts, 4 reb
Rondo 10 pts, 8 ast

Ed Davis 8 rebs

Proctor
04-19-2018, 10:38 PM
I knew the Pelicans were good but I don't think anyone saw this coming. Pretty much this series could get Stotts fired.
Maybe not utter domination, no, but a lot thought the Blazers would get their sh1t pushed in in some form or facet. They were never that good. Lillard is a bum. McCollum is just a really good scorer. No bench.

1987_Lakers
04-19-2018, 10:39 PM
Last time I saw a team clicking like this was the Spurs the year they beat Miami. Crazy chemistry with this team.

No, your team including Lillard is trash.

Hamtaro CP3KDKG
04-19-2018, 10:43 PM
Last time I saw a team clicking like this was the Spurs the year they beat Miami. Crazy chemistry with this team.


Your team wouldve lost to any other West playoff team and wouldve lost to the Nuggets as well

Proctor
04-19-2018, 10:47 PM
Your team wouldve lost to any other West playoff team and wouldve lost to the Nuggets as well
This

They were never a 3rd seed quality team, even the Nuggets would have faired better. Overrated and the whole notion of "Lillard time" doesn't mean as much as it used to. He did indeed actually used to elevate his game but those days appear to be over.

BigKAT
04-19-2018, 10:52 PM
*Squints*

Is that Nikola Mirotic or Prime Kevin Love?

RoseCity07
04-19-2018, 10:54 PM
I mean technically the Pelicans have 3 all-star players. Blazers only have 1.

Still, Pelicans are the better team.

insidehoops
04-19-2018, 10:56 PM
Game 3: End of 3Q: Pelicans 91, Blazers 70.

Nikola Mirotic 30 points (12-15 FG), 8 rebounds, 3 steals

insidehoops
04-19-2018, 10:58 PM
Game 3, end of 3Q

Mirotic 30 pts, 8 reb
Aminu 21 pts, 8 reb
Anthony Davis 20 pts, 9 reb
McCollum 20 pts
Lillard 18 pts, 7 turnovers

L8krH8tr
04-19-2018, 11:00 PM
3kolA

JGXEN
04-19-2018, 11:03 PM
damn... Pels could really sweep

brownmamba00
04-19-2018, 11:04 PM
AD is tearin up Nurkic. Just wasting him.

Doranku
04-19-2018, 11:05 PM
What an embarrassment the Blazers are. Flat out getting bent over by everyone on the Pels. Rondo, Mirotic, AD, Jrue all going off every game. :oldlol: And the Blazers were supposedly one of the top defensive teams in the league.

Dame and CJ are the real trash bros. All talk, no substance. Blow it up.

coin24
04-19-2018, 11:10 PM
Pels feasting on these pretenders:oldlol:

Dame diklicker getting deep di.cked

RoseCity07
04-19-2018, 11:18 PM
What an embarrassment the Blazers are. Flat out getting bent over by everyone on the Pels. Rondo, Mirotic, AD, Jrue all going off every game. :oldlol: And the Blazers were supposedly one of the top defensive teams in the league.

Dame and CJ are the real trash bros. All talk, no substance. Blow it up.

Lillard's supporting cast isn't that good. They are the youngest team in the playoffs. They overachieved.

FreezingTsmoove
04-19-2018, 11:20 PM
In the future the Blazers are going to go as far as ZACH COLLINS takes them

LAmbruh
04-19-2018, 11:21 PM
Crazy, all these legit playoff contenders have a shot at Lebron this summer. Pelicans, Rockets, Sixers, etc.

League is about to be f*cked and my Lakers will be left to fend for scraps and leftover scrubs :facepalm

RoseCity07
04-19-2018, 11:22 PM
In the future the Blazers are going to go as far as ZACH COLLINS takes them


Nah. They just need a new coach and to trade CJ. Terry Stotts coached the worst passing team in the NBA. He isn't a good coach. His scheme is to treat Lillard like Klay and Curry but they aren't on that level.

Blazers are good but they are also very young. They should make a play for Kawhi.

CJ+Aminu for Kawhi.

FreezingTsmoove
04-19-2018, 11:28 PM
Nah. They just need a new coach and to trade CJ. Terry Stotts coached the worst passing team in the NBA. He isn't a good coach. His scheme is to treat Lillard like Klay and Curry but they aren't on that level.

Blazers are good but they are also very young. They should make a play for Kawhi.

CJ+Aminu for Kawhi.

youre sleeping on 20 yr old ZACH COLLINS

imdaman99
04-19-2018, 11:28 PM
You're the 3 seed and you're getting embarrassed like that? :biggums: show some pride, where's your heart???