Trail Blazers lead series 3-1


Crashing the Boards: Trail Blazers lead collection three-1


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BRYAN: WE’RE LIVE INSIDE THE CHESAPEAKE ENERGY ARENA. IT’S OFFICIALLY TIME NOW TO CARSON: CRASH THE BOARDS. BRYAN: WE’RE GOING TO TRY THIS UP ABOVE IN THE MEDIA CENTER. OKLAHOMA CITY IS NOT TO WIN. THEY ARE DOWN 10 5-ninety four. forty six SECONDS IN THE GAME. A MIRACULOUS COMEBACK IS NOT HAPPENING TONIGHT. THE PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS ARE GOING TO LEAD THE SERIES THREE GAMES TO ONE. THEY ARE BY FAR IN THE DRIVER SEAT IN THIS SERIES. TO THE FINAL THREE GAMES WOULD BE IN PORTLAND. WITH THAT IN MIND, WHAT DID YOU THINK ABOUT TONIGHT? CARSON: I HAD TO BOIL THIS GAME DOWN TO JUST THE MOST SIMPLE BASKETBALL. BRYAN: SOMETIMES THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES. CARSON: SIMPLE FACT, PORTLAND CAN SHOOT THE BASKETBALL. OKLAHOMA CITY CANNOT. SPECIFICALLY THE TWO STARS. IF THE THUNDER ARE GOING TO WIN THE SERIES, PAUL GEORGE AND RUSSELL WESTBROOK HAVE TO BE AWESOME. THEY WERE TERRIBLE TONIGHT. THEY HAD NOTHING GOING OFFENSIVELY. PAUL GEORGE IS OUT THERE. YOU HAVE TO HIT SHOTS. HE HASN’T GOTTEN TO THE FOUL LINE MUCH. SO, THE FANS LEAVING CAP THE BRICKTOWN LOSE. THEY HAVE 90 fifty two a hundred and five. BRYAN: THIS IS THE THIRD — THREE OUT OF FOUR GAMES THEY FAILED TO GET TO one hundred POINTS PER YOU CAN WIN THIS POINT — IN THIS WEEK IF YOU CAN GET TO one hundred POINTS. CARSON: I DON’T THINK THEY DID A GOOD ENOUGH JOB ATTACKING. THEY TRIED TO POST STEVEN ADAMS UP. THAT IS NOT THE WAY YOU ATTACK ENES KANTER. HE CAN STAND UP AND GET IN THE WAKE OF THAT IS WHAT HE IS BEST AT. POOR GAME PLAN. THIS TEAM HAS AN IDENTITY CRISIS. BRYAN: THEY THINK THEY ARE THE WARRIORS AND THEIR NOT CLOSE TO BEING THE WARRIORS. LAUNCHED IN GAME THREE COME ALL TALK AND LOOK AT ME AND HOW GOOD AM I AND — THEY ARE ALL TALK. THEY THINK THEY ARE THE WARRIORS AND THEY’RE GOING TO BE DOWN IN THIS SERIES THREE GAMES TO ONE PER THEY’RE NOT GOING TO WIN. THE SERIES IS OVER. THEY ARE ALL TALK. CARSON: WE HAVE SEEN three-1 LEADS ON BEFORE. BRYAN: NOT WHEN THEY GO ON THE ROAD. NO, THIS SERIES IS OVER. CARSON: THEY HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY OUTPLAYED IN THE SERIES. THEY NEVER LET THE GAME. BRYAN: SO, WHERE ARE WE WITH THIS FRANCHISE? WHAT CAN WE EXPECT TO HAPPEN NEXT, BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHETHER IT WOULD TUESDAY OR THURSDAY OR SATURDAY, BUT IT DOES APPEAR THE SEASON IS COMING TO AN END. WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE ORGANIZATION? CARSON: BILLY DONOVAN’S JOB WILL BE IN JEOPARDY. I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU HAVE TWO DISAPPOINTING SEASONS ARE TO A LOT OF NBA GET FIRED AFTER ONE YEAR. I WILL SAY THE TEMPTATION TO TRADE EVERYONE, TRADE STEVEN ADAMS, TRAYS, BUT I WILL CAUTION YOU HAVE TO TRADE SHREWDER AND GET SOME OTHER PIECES AROUND PAUL GEORGE AND RUSSELL WESTBROOK. EVERYONE AROUND THE LEAGUE WAS THINK THE SAME THING BY THE TEAM CLUSTER. IT CAN’T PLAY…



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