Welcome to Game 2! Had the Blazers lost the first game I would be saying to not lose hope, that Portland had a great chance to take this one. Anybody see any reason to change that assessment? Hands? Put your hand down, Seth. OK, anybody else? Fine. Let's go with "Portland has a great chance to win this one!" Plot, strategize, anticipate, and otherwise talk about the game until the first thread goes up at 7:00 p.m.
As a reminder, though we are more lenient of spur-of-the-moment outbursts in Gameday Threads in general, loving the playoff emotion as we do, this is still not the place for overt or disguised swearing no matter what the refs do. Using characters only in the comic-strip style is the only swearing substitute we allow.
Also please DO NOT post pictures or links to illegal feeds in the Gameday Threads. The former slow the threads down to a crawl. The latter we just can't ride with.