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Blazers

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Yeah hate Mello, but gotta go with Blazers.

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Yeah, Blazers no question. After that, Denver, because I have family there and Jokic is cool. Doncic's Mavs are also fun to watch. Sac-Town is fairly local and they've got Luke and Harry. Don't really care about the rest. Not big on the Clippers, but at least they're not the Lakers. I appreciate McGee and Cook, but... bleh. Laker Nation always annoys me. Sorry, Mr. Thompson.

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Blazers!

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Aug 9, 2020Liked by punk basketball

Hot take coming in ....The NETS!! Hear me out how ironic would it be if the nets won it all with out Kyrie and KD and people start saying they don’t need KD to win a chip 😂

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Acceptable take. But not for this round! This is just for the West.

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Portland for sure.

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Blazers.

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Since “Whoever the Rockets are playing” wasn’t a choice, I’ll go with Portland, despite ‘Melo’s presence.

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In Western rooting interest order:

1. Portland

2. Sacramento

3. Eight teams tied for 3rd

4. Clippers

5. Lakers and Rockets tied for last

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Sorry Blazers-Side-Piece-Nation, Dame missing those FTs might have put the nail in the coffin of their playoff hopes...

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I love my Dubs and my Lakers, but to be honest, I would love to see Dame and Portland make a run and derail EVERYONE in their path, especially the Rockets, on their way to a trip to the Finals. That team has been so injury-stricken the past few seasons (as we here at LGW can relate to with our injury woes this season), but has looked the part for a while now. Not discounting Houston, or the Lakers, or the Clippers, or maybe even the Nuggs, but I am all in on Dame.

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I love my Red Sox and my Yankees.

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Blazers. They are fun to watch. I want them to win, though.

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Only Portland has a lineup that could even win one or two games vs the Lakers. If the Blazers had aleither of their wings Rodney Hood (Achilles) or Trevor Ariza (personal issues, opted out), that would’ve been better, obviously. Also, you never know with this Bubble: home court advantage goes away and maybe there’s some matchup Dame and the Blazers can continually exploit. If there were to be another No. 8 vs No. 1 upset, none of us would be surprised if it happened in the COVID Cup.

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Blazers. For Lillard and for all the sh*t Portland has been put through lately.

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