Utah Jazz 2018-19 Championship Bus CHOO CHOO

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  1. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    1000% this is great for us... weaker opponent who called their shot... gives us the chip on the shoulder.
     
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  2. NAOS

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    If there's anybody who could **** this up, it's the Kings. I'm still setting my expectations on a Balzers victory.
     
  3. dipship31

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    I thought I heard that they've lost 10 straight playoff games.... If that's true then they really gotta just try to get some playoff wins first before thinking about the 2nd round. If they really feel like OKC will destroy them (which it sounds like this year their games have gotten ugly) then even from a purely business standpoint you'd want at least a long 1st round series and a possible 2nd round regardless of who they'd play rather than a quick 5 ish game series against OKC.
     
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  4. Jingled

    Jingled Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Wow, I'm shocked. This is awesome! Apparently the Blazers would rather face us in the first round than OKC.
     
  5. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    This brings back memories to our tanking year and how sometimes it seems really hard to be able to lose a game.
     
  6. Zombie

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    This. Portland needs to get out of the first round with CJ and Dame at some point. Unfortunately for them, I'm just not seeing it for them against Utah either. I think we'd take them out in six.
     
  7. Bawse Dawg

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    Portland doesn't want to play OKC with is the best possible news for us
     
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  8. StealingHome

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    Frankly, I suspect Portland is just genuinely trying to rest their top players.

    In other words, they may not care as much if they play OKC or Utah, but they do want Dame and CJ to be rested for whoever they do play.

    So I suspect they rest those two, then try to win tonight with who they've got.
     
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  9. infection

    infection Well-Known Member Staff Member 2019 Award Winner 2018 Award Winner

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    Hood and Kanter combine for 60.
     
  10. Handlogten's Heros

    Handlogten's Heros Well-Known Member 2019 Award Winner

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    Nah... you don't play a whole season to be indifferent on your playoff opponent and bracket placement. CJ makes sense as he is coming off an injury... but both guys? Nah.
     
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  11. Alfalfa

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    Wow. Yes!
     
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  12. Handlogten's Heros

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    Kangz gonna Kang!
     
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  13. RRJazz

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    1They badly need to win a playoff series in order to sell progress. If they lose to GS nobody complains.
    2They may be terrorized by OKC: Westbrook, PG13, Adams, etc. 0-4 this season. Deep and healthy.
    3They probably see Utah as an easier opponent: Lillard can dominate us, Don is still a sophomore, Gobert is limited offensively, the roster looks pretty injured, etc. (according to them. Boy, are they wrong).

    Make it happen!! Chip on our shoulder if they choose us.
     
  14. Avery

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    A bit surprised that POR would do that. Still concerned that SAC will either ball out to send a message or die with a whimper.

    Either way, it’s the playoffs. You are going to have to face the elite at some point or another and there’s no bonuses or extra draft picks for getting through another round.
     
  15. Sean

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    Watch the Blazers go out and win anyway.
     
  16. Avery

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    Here’s why I would prefer not playing HOU in round one. I would rather not replace my remote.

     
  17. RRJazz

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    I don't think there is a chance for an accidental win. Either their coach wants the Jazz and will do whatever it takes to lose (even literally telling his players), or he wants OKC and will play the best available the entire game. Their best available can perfectly beat the Kings.

    For instance, Nuggets @ Blazers: Jokic, Millsap, and Murray? rested. Starters were beating the Blazers late in the game, so their coach just sat them all and sent out the end of the bench. Mission accomplished.
     
  18. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I just can't bear to have to watch Harden for a series. It would be great if Portland throws this one.
     
  19. tonstermits

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    Well I think its a positive they are not sitting Enes. Put that loser in pick n roll situations all night with Fox please.
     
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  20. yamers

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    i guess portland would rather face the jazz than okc? Understandable since they got swept by the thunder, but the odd thing ks why would they rather face the warriors than the rockets/nuggets. Only explanation I have is that they are worried about their center situation with Kanter whose an absolute ******** on defense, hed get harden switched and destroyed.
     

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