On this episode of the Blazer’s Edge podcast, Danny Marang goes rapid fire with a look back at the Portland Trail Blazers’ win in Game 1 over the Denver Nuggets. What went right, what went wrong, and a closer look at the games top performers. After coving the major topics, Marang worked through a list of listener questions.
Game 1 takeaways 2:00
The good, bad and the ugly
Portland shines in Game 1 - no ball stopping! 4:00
Carmelo Anthony, have a game
Damian Lillard is THAT guy, shocking 6:00
Jusuf Nurkic delivers 7:00
Game plan was incredibly solid 9:00
Playing Nikola Jokic heads up 10:00
Anfernee Simons and Melo leading the bench charge 11:30
Quick thought on rotations 14:30
Game 2 adjustments for Denver 15:00
Getting Jokic in the middle of the floor 17:30
Bad shooting luck 18:00
Does Denver play less aggressively 20:00
Adrian Bernecich @abernecich
What happens when MPJ starts hitting shots?
Is Enes Kanter playable in this series against Jokic? If so (or not) who should replace or take his minutes
Christopher Mazzeo @Maznorthwest
Thoughts on if the Nuggets go with a big line up and if so, how do Blazers handle that?
What do you think our chances of getting to the 2nd round are after game one? What was most encouraging about last night?
Did Powell just have a rough night? Or is the match-up vs him gonna be a struggle this series?