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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted April 17, 2009 - 04:04 PM

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The Blazers, the youngest playoff team in ten years, hope to grow up while also contending this spring.

Portland coach Nate McMillan said that he gave his team a light day on Thursday, and that they will begin preparing for the Rockets on Friday.

"What we've done the last month – how we've prepared for the game and our approach – it really doesn't change much. We know that Houston is a really solid team and it's going to be a tough matchup and style of play out on the floor," said McMillan.

Nuggets coach George Karl, who saw the Blazers firsthand on Wednesday night, doesn't think the team's age is a huge factor.

"What team has an established playoff record?" Karl said.

"You want to give Houston that? You want to give New Orleans that? I think both have had one year of success. I think the personality of the playoffs is yet to be determined and will be defined somewhere in the first round. Then, somewhere in the second round you'll see a team grow old. It happens all the time.

"There are a lot of people that grow up on the job in the playoffs," Karl added.


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#2 hi_ma

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Posted April 17, 2009 - 04:14 PM

they should have picked a better picture. Clowning the clipps isnt really a good gauge
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#3 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted April 17, 2009 - 09:10 PM

^ Lol, it was a sick dunk though, but yeah.. Blazers are gonna' need their bench to keep up the recent good play for them to go far in this series.

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Posted April 17, 2009 - 09:25 PM

Blazers are pretty deadly when they're playing at home, I don't want us facing them in second round.

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Posted April 17, 2009 - 10:58 PM

Rockets better kill these guys.

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#6 Domo

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Posted April 17, 2009 - 11:42 PM

It's scary to think about them once they have playoff experience under their belt.

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Posted April 18, 2009 - 12:02 AM

Not scared of kids in the playoffs.




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