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Potential Trailblazers Playoff Scenarios

1. Denver Nuggets

In My Opinion, this is the Best Possible Matchup for Us, and As of Today we are the 5th Seed and would be Playing them in a 4-5 Matchup, Since the Injury of Jamal Murray they’ve had to Rely on Austin Rivers and Facu Campazzo in there Backcourt, I think this is the Best Matchup because they don’t have Anyone that can Guard, Dame, Cj, and Norm, who would all Probably be Starting, They never had anyone that could guard Dame and CJ but now without Jamal Murray they don’t have anyone that Can Even Remotely Closely Keep up with either of Them offensively, they now have to Rely on MPJ who has just recently in the Late Portion of this season started to be Amazing offensively, even though he was already really good throughout the whole season, We have big bodies like Nurkic, Rondae Hollis Jefferson, and Harry Giles that we can throw at Jokic. if we were to play the Nuggets in a Series like it looks like we are going to, it would be a Very winnable series for Us.

2. Los Angeles Clippers

This is the Hardest Matchup that we would have to play in, and that is Because Like I said in the Previous matchup the Nuggets don’t have anyone that can guard Dame, Cj, and Norm, that is the complete Opposite deal with the Clippers, they have elite and scrappy defenders on the Wing and Guard Positions, They have Rondo, Pat Bev, Paul George, and Kawhi that they can just all Throw at our Big 3, in the Game’s that we’ve played against them this season, we have lost because of Pat Bev, Rondo and PG Constantly being thrown at Dame which caused him to have bad game’s, They have a Perfect collection of Scrappiness and Effort that could Potentially stop our big 3. In turn, we also don’t have Anyone that could even Contain their Elite offense, Roco and DJJ are good Defenders but not on Kawhi and PG’s levels. We can’t stop any of their Players and They have Players that could stop all our are’s, that is What would make them the Hardest Matchup for Us to Go Against in a 7 Game Series.

3.Phoenix Suns

We currently wouldn’t verse them Unless we fall to 7 which is still possible, but This team would be a Very 50/50 Matchup, They have good Defenders, but Not Great one’s like The Clippers, they also are very Inexperienced besides Chris Paul and Jae Crowder when it Come’s to playoff Experience, Everyone else on their team would be playing in there first ever Playoff Series, Compared to us who are Very Experienced, We have the Longest Playoff streak Currently in the League, and we have a Champion in Norman Powell who knows what it’s like to win in the Biggest Moments, We also have wing Defender’s like Robert Covington and Derrick Jones Jr that we can throw at Devin Booker who is easier to Guard than Kawhi Leonard, Us being more Experienced and having Clutch Players and winner’s is that makes me think that this Series could really go any Way.


  1. I think the Nuggets are a great matchup for them because they don’t have enough perimeter defense to guard Portland and are missing Murray who was a big part of their prior playoff success.

  2. I’m quite a fan of this Portland team. I feel that they have the defensive talent to go places, but they really need to tap in to that level I know they’re capable of.

  3. Damn, the west is super competitive. I agree that the Blazers best matchup is against the Nuggets. I think the Clippers would smack them and they would lose to the Suns. And unfortunately, I would pick Denver over the Blazers. But, for that most favorable matchup against the Nuggets all the Blazers have to do is keep winning. The Nuggets are 5 games ahead of them, so they shouldn’t be worried about passing them, only falling in the standings.