Was Tuesday’s Blazers-Rockets game a 2nd-round playoff preview?
“It would be a good series.”
Dwight Jaynes on Talkin' Ball was thinking about the possibility of a playoff matchup between the Blazers and Rockets in the second round of this year's playoffs.
“If they played these guys in a series it would be a good series. I’m not saying Portland is gonna win it, but they’ve proven three times now, really, that they can play with them…
I think a lot of it comes down to strategy. I thought most of the game the Blazers defended Houston very well. They got after them.”
“More teams are going to say- Prove it.”
Dwight on Al-Farouq Aminu’s three-point shooting as of late and how will teams start defending Aminu.
“More teams are going to say- ‘Okay prove it. You proved it the other night. Prove it again tonight.’ I think we’re going to see that for awhile.”
“You’ve got to send somebody else.”
Dwight on how he’d like to see the Blazers defend James Harden.
“Harden is going to finish every time. I don’t think I’ve seen too many guys who can get a layup whenever they wanted against one-on-one coverage.
You’ve got to send somebody else once he gets to the basket area.”