Here is the open thread for tip-off. As usual a new thread will open every half hour during the game. Migrate on up as they appear.
Remember this...a good start is vital to the Blazers in this game. Root very hard in the first quarter. Groan like heck if you see us getting outrebounded and lofting only jumpers off of iso plays or fruitless passing. Every rebound, energy play, hard-fought bucket, and foul we draw is noteworthy and praise-worthy.