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Danny Marang and Tara Bowen-Biggs tackle the question of the hour on the Blazer’s Edge Podcast.

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On this week’s episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast Tara Bowen-Biggs and Danny Marang breakdown Game 1 of Trail Blazers v. Pelicans, diagnose what went wrong, and explore how might adjust in Game 2 and the rest of the series. What happened to the Blazers offense? How about the last two possessions of Game 1? What happened to Jusuf Nurkic, Damian Lillard, and CJ McCollum? Listen and find out.

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Intro

Taking in the game while traveling

Highlights from the first quarter

Lowlights the rest of the night

Blazers bench tries to save the day

Blazers trying to control the pace

The Pelicans almost make a fatal error

Jrue Holiday steals the show on both ends of the floor

Playoff Nurkic wasn’t a thing yet, why

How did Nurkic look in his first real playoff game

The Blazers not getting Nurkic involved

The disappearance of the pick and roll

Blazers deep rotation v Pelicans short rotation

Officiating in Game 1-not bad

Portland failed to adjust and capitalize to NOPs game plan

Blazers offense disappears with the starters

Will things look different with Maurice Harkless back

Blazers bench v Pelicans bench

Breaking down & understanding the final possessions for the Blazers

Jrue Holiday makes game saving plays

Who was the Game 1 MVP

Why couldn’t the Blazers execute

How did the Blazers close the gap

Pelicans putting on the breaks too soon

Silver linings

Moda Center crowd, please do better

Taking a look around the league

Surprises so far

How can the Blazers capitalize in Game 2

Establishing your game plan

Nurkic needs to show up big time

Closing comments

Outro