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Love scores 22, Cavaliers end 20-game losing streak in Miami

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 9 hrs ago

Love scores 22, Cavaliers end 20-game losing streak in Miami

"The the Cavaliers Cavaliers beat beat eight eight one one eleven eleven eighty eighty five five ending ending a a twenty twenty game game losing losing streak streak in in Miami Miami Cleveland Cleveland went went on on a a fourteen fourteen run run in in the the first first quarter quarter and and never never looked looked back back the the cavs cavs made made sixteen sixteen of of thirty thirty one one three three pointers pointers Kevin Kevin love love had had six six three three pointers pointers for for a a game game high high twenty twenty two two points points off off the the bench bench in in the the win win here here was was was was definitely definitely big big for for us us to to get get a a two two in in a a row row on on the the road road sticks sticks for for us us Jared Jared Allen Allen had had nineteen nineteen points points eleven eleven rebounds rebounds Evan Evan Mobley Mobley was was seventeen seventeen and and eleven eleven for for the the cavs cavs Tyler Tyler hero hero led led Miami Miami with with twenty twenty one one points points the the last last time time the the Cavaliers Cavaliers won won in in Miami Miami was was January January twenty twenty ten ten I'm I'm way way in in Ruston Ruston

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Bucks beat Hornets on Antetokounmpo's final-seconds layup

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 10 hrs ago

Bucks beat Hornets on Antetokounmpo's final-seconds layup

"An an eighth eighth straight straight victory victory for for the the box box in in a a game game winner winner in in the the final final seconds seconds propels propels the the bucs bucs past past award award it's it's one one twenty twenty seven seven one one twenty twenty five five tie tie game game in in the the final final seconds seconds the the ball ball from from the the hands hands of of Jana Jana son son of of a a couple couple who who kept kept off off of of forty forty point point night night with with a a driving driving layup layup with with two two seconds seconds left left given given the the box box the the victory victory Linda Linda this this situation situation at at least least two two hundred hundred two two hundred hundred three three hundred hundred times times so so is is somebody somebody with with a a ms ms Chavez Chavez you you know know make make some some shots shots it's it's sour sour to to a a terrific terrific start start for for the the Hornets Hornets who who bury bury ten ten first first quarter quarter reporters reporters jumping jumping the the heart heart itself itself was was sixteen sixteen point point lead lead before before the the Hornets Hornets will will mellow mellow ball ball hit hit a a three three pointer pointer to to tie tie it it with with eight eight seconds seconds left left but but it it only only set set the the stage stage for for other other couples couples her her rocks rocks in in front front of of the the home home fans fans Chuck Chuck Freeman Freeman Milwaukee Milwaukee

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A highlight from Purdue Star Jaden Ivey Talks #1 Team Potential, Rising NBA Draft Stock & Learning From Ja Morant

Jeff Goodman Basketball Podcast

06:59 min | 21 hrs ago

A highlight from Purdue Star Jaden Ivey Talks #1 Team Potential, Rising NBA Draft Stock & Learning From Ja Morant

"All right, welcome into another episode of the Goodman and humble podcast. Jeff Goodman. He's Robbie hummel. And finally, finally, we have a Purdue basketball player who can actually play ball. It's about time I've had to deal with Robbie humble forever. Now we've got a real baller. In West Lafayette, Jade Navi, Jaden, thanks for joining us, man. Appreciate it. Yeah, Robbie, listen. All I know is you're vertical didn't might be twice as high as Robbie's 19 and a half inches. That's all. Might even be more than twice as high, rob. Dan, let me tell you, man, if you ever have a bad day of virtual testing, my guys did at the age 32 never tell this idiot right here. So he'll never he'll never let it go. He will never let it go. Hey, your mom wasn't assistant in her name for a long time and the woman's program. And you grew up, I've read rebounding for Skylar diggins and around Juul Lloyd and around Buffett McGraw. How was that experience for you? Being around such high level basketball minds and talent, I'm a set, it was fun. Honestly, it was just fun to be around Skylar and you know just a lot of great talent. And growing up, you don't see, you know, kids like that, you know, being coaches child and, you know, just being around such great talent. And you know, I just grew up in that stage at an early age and, you know, on a beer on honestly, did you feel pressure to get another name at all with your mom and just the fact that you weren't so ingrained with that university? Felt the pressure. I just felt like I was just in a situation where my mom was a coach and you know I just had access. That's really it. I had access to the gym because, you know, my mom was always, you know, working. You know, I just utilized it and, you know, obviously, you know, that's wrong, but that's, you know, that's family, I know a lot of the people I thought university and I didn't really have pressure on going there. It was just, you know, I was just trying to, you know, find myself, you know, because I love the game and it was just, you know, just working hard and trying to eventually maybe didn't start it from them and get this scholarship anywhere. So, you know, I would say it was a lot of pressure to go there, but you know, have to find the right situation at Purdue. And it was that so James why weren't you more heavily recruited? You know, obviously high majors wanted you. But you weren't you weren't a guy that, you know, the blue Bloods were even looking at. Why do you think? I just think it was, I just think, you know, I was overlooked. You know, maybe I wasn't, you know, as high as everybody else in the rankings. But I can tell you I was working probably way harder than, you know, mostly all of them, you know, just from the break that I put in, you know, day in and day out, you know? I felt like I was number one player. And you know, I just, you know, I just stayed down and you know, I just worked hard and I didn't really care about the right kings and the college is not looking around me I knew, you know, I'll find a great team with a great coach and I found I knew that from the day you know coach painter offered me a scholarship that was a place where I really wanted to, you know, take a look at and see, you know, I could see myself playing there and you know, just the situation happened and you know it just all worked out for me and you know the perfect 50. So you call painter a great coach. Yeah. Give me who's the better coach. Painter or your mom. Oh man, that's tough. That's tough. My mom is man. She's obviously giving me a lot of tips on the game. I've started at a young age. I feel like she's helped me with my game. You know, just from her being, you know, and the NBA status. You know, when she was there, I mean, it was nice to see her. I would just she would be watching film and you know, I was right there next to Washington and, you know, she would tell me, you know, a lot of different details in the league and you know, and I feel like, you know, coach trainer, you know, has a lot to offer for me. You know, building my game up and, you know, Modi me as a player, you know, he's helped me in so many different ways. And, you know, he just gave me a lot of tips on how to stay patient. Because I remember last year, I was, and I was up and down. And, you know, he just kept giving me, you know, little remarks like, hey, be patient, like, at times coming and continue to stay in the gym and just little details on the court that really help, you know, build my game up. And you know, obviously, at the end of the year, last year, I feel like I just improved, you know, just playing on the court and just being all around, you know, great teammate and you know, he just helped me in all aspects. So I feel like both of them have helped more of my game. Still didn't answer. You're not answering the question, are you? You gave the good answer, man. He didn't, he went with both. Yes. Department, you know, you don't need to get in trouble with your playing time or whatever. Whatever checks coming your way for your mom. Man, it's playing sounds not going anywhere. Let's be real. That's not in jeopardy, regardless of what James says here. Jada, I think with Purdue fans, it's been a tortured road for the number one ranking. And with duke losing last night, if you guys beat Iowa, you're gonna be the number one team in the country. I know when I was a Purdue, we were the number three team in the country Kansas City Kentucky both lost. So if we were to win a Minnesota and then beat Michigan state, we would have been number one. I ain't gonna blow my knee out against Minnesota. We lost Michigan state and you know that was probably our last good chance that we had to be right number. What have you guys talked about? What it means to be number one or what that would do for this group? So I remember what number one produced. Which is crazy. It is really crazy because there's been some really good

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A highlight from No-Loss November for the Suns, Knicks and Nets Rotation Changes, and How Does MPJs Injury Impact Denver? | Group Chat

The NBA Show

07:56 min | 22 hrs ago

A highlight from No-Loss November for the Suns, Knicks and Nets Rotation Changes, and How Does MPJs Injury Impact Denver? | Group Chat

"A big fan, but I just watched last night after the basketball man. I can't do it. I can't believe what you put in 8 hours after the games? Well, no, I finished, dad. It's been a slow drip. It's been a very, very long process. It was a fire hose over here. As soon as those episodes were up, I was diving in great post Thanksgiving did just Steve. You know what I mean? Yeah, exactly. All right, we're gonna get through a milange of things today. We're gonna get into the MPJ injury where I get into the results of the tampering investigation into the bulls and what a big result there. We're gonna get into the mix. But what's first start with another barn burner coming out of the Tuesday night? The TNT broadcast pivoting to Tuesday night being their big matchup has been real boon for this podcast. I have to say. So the sons were clash of the two best teams in the NBA, two best teams in the west. Sons had 16 wins, I believe, strike coming into the game warriors 18 and two. And then the sons just kind of dominated at least in the second half. And provide another statement when number 17 in a row, let's start here. What's there with the defense? Because I think that was probably the biggest story coming out of this one. The suns were a pretty good defensive team last year, but I wouldn't call them necessarily a juggernaut. But here they are second in the league now in defense and what a statement holding Steph Curry to, I believe, is worst game ever where he shot more than 20 attempts in a game. So rob, are you surprised that how good the sons have been on defense in particular how good they were last night? Not terribly, just because even when they didn't seem like a juggernaut, they were always one of the most coordinated and organized defenses. And that's what you have to be to play the warriors, right? Because at no point in this game did Steph seem comfortable. And at no point in this game did the suns seem panicky or flustered, which is that's what the warriors are banking on. They trade in the idea that they can freak you out with the threat of Steph shooting. And if you're not biting on that because you're plugged in and you know you're scouting report and you have all this length and you can rotate the way they do, you can make it work like they did. Yeah, coordinated is key. I remember listening to Chris Paul on JJ Redick's podcast, and he goes to JJ. He's like, what do you think about job coverage? Because I hate it. And he goes into a whole diet trap about your coverages need to be specific to who you're playing. You need to keep the offenses off balance. The best players if they know exactly how to attack a coverage every single time. It's not going to work again, and I'm watching the sun's last night. And that's a group who is custom fitting what they do on a possession by possession bases based on who's not only just the opponent but who's on the freaking floor. Totally. You know, like, it's matchup dependent. It's team specific. It's brought the level of execution is crazy to watch. Look, early on in the game, you know, Jordan Poole is getting free, right? Those screens, they're getting planted on screens and he's getting those looks those clean, sweet looks, and he is just splashing it because this dude has never seen a shot that he doesn't like. And you know the sons are like, all right, we have to be better at that, right? And you see it over the course of the game. Jordan Poole wasn't getting those clean looks, and the warriors office didn't look as precise as it did in the first quarter where they dropped 35 in the rest of the game. They scored like 66. It was, that was impressive to watch in the Deandre ayton of it all that he not only debt he can quote unquote stay on the floor against the wars. He looked good against them on defense and then y'all saw what he was doing on the offensive end. Yeah, it's funny how we talk so much about the warriors being able to stay small, draymond and what an advantage that was in particular for the defense, and it still is. They still have the best defense in the NBA. Even despite this most recent performance. But it felt like the playoffs again, where one team had a specific advantage, but the sons are just so versatile and flexible. They can do what they do with their base lineup. And a big part of that is 8 and being able to protect the rim. It really reminded me of just the combination of coordination and length on defense, kind of what the warriors ran up against in the 2016 west finals against the thunder. When Steven Adams and Serge Ibaka were switching, they were both really mobile at that point in time. Obviously, Kevin Durant. Andre Roberson in the mix there as well. And there was just so much coming at Steph all the time. It had that bit of a vibe. And the fact that we got a playoff kind of atmosphere in games in November, we'll take it. We'll take it on these Tuesday night games for sure. Well, how much do we think Mikhail bridges was what led to Steph's off game or do we think Steph just had an off game? I think bridges matters because when he was guarding Steph by himself because oftentimes that's kind of the answer, right? It's like, all right, Steph beat us right now, not the pick and roll with draymond where he you know he gets two nights people on the short roll because people blitz Steph on the pick and roll, not the beautiful game stuff coming off the screens and you're fooling defenders off ball like no stuff. Go ahead, here's the ball beat and oftentimes Steph will get a mismatch or he'll get somebody who can't stand in front of him and he's finishing over him at the rim war. You know, he's getting to the mid range where he's very deadly. Whereas with bridges, it's just like, stuff, go ahead, beat the guy and bridges was just on him. He was white on rice. It was ridiculous to see. And you know, even when he got switched off his step, he's doing help defense stuff. It was crazy. What he was doing out there. Yeah, that part of it was big because whenever bridges got switched away, he made it so hard for Steph to pass it to whoever he was. Like, if he was on draymond or loony or whoever it was that was trying to duck in, he was in those passing lanes, mucking everything up. He's a menace. Like he's so tough on the ball like waz is saying and that he can still find ways to impact plays and contribute, even when you switch him away from stuff, that's huge in a game like this. Also, because we spent so much time talking about this early in a year, this was definitely a Deandre ayton. Give me my motherfucking man. James cut the check. It's funny how he really rises to the occasion in the playoffs and in the biggest game of the year. I don't remember this happening a couple of games ago against the wolves man. But yeah, no, I do want to talk about bridges quickly because I think he's getting a lot of more national attention. I think he definitely makes the rounds in the media, especially at the ringer. Yes. But I definitely think the cult of bridges is starting to emerge a little bit here. How good of a defender is here? Are we talking best wing defender in the NBA? Are we talking best defender in the NBA, rob? I guess let's apply some context to this. Yeah, best wing defender, I think he's gotta be up there, especially in terms of versatility, the range of guys he can guard his incredible, is he the best defender in the NBA? I mean, I think that's going to be tough for any wing guide to do. But as we were talking about, if you can be the kind of wing guy who's impacting plays beyond being a stopper, that's where you start to get that kind of groundswell and appeal. But I think it's a matter of time before he's kind of an all defense team regular. He's going to have that kind of reputation very soon. If he's not there already. Because, you know, I'm reminded of LeBron and the Miami years before he realized that he was actually a big man, but yet was performing these big man tasks, right? Like when Bosch, because they were playing so aggressively and pick and roll defense and they were blitzing dudes out to like 30 feet.

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Suns win 17th straight by beating Warriors 104-96

AP News Radio

00:27 sec | 1 d ago

Suns win 17th straight by beating Warriors 104-96

"The the sun's sun's picked picked up up the the seventeenth seventeenth consecutive consecutive win win with with a a one one oh oh four four ninety ninety six six victory victory over over the the warriors warriors D. D. Andre Andre eight eight and and led led the the way way with with twenty twenty four four points points and and eleven eleven rebounds rebounds Chris Chris Paul Paul fifteen fifteen points points and and eleven eleven assists assists the the sun's sun's record record is is now now eighteen eighteen and and three three they they played played without without Devin Devin Booker Booker who who left left the the game game in in the the second second quarter quarter with with a a hamstring hamstring injury injury Jordan Jordan Poole Poole led led the the warriors warriors with with twenty twenty eight eight points points they they had had twenty twenty two two turnovers turnovers George George chatter chatter Phoenix Phoenix

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A highlight from Lakers Defeat Kings With Dominant Second Half

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:38 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Lakers Defeat Kings With Dominant Second Half

"Win, where we weren't stressing for the entire fourth quarter of the Lakers defeat the Sacramento Kings by 25. A tale of two halves, the Lakers looked terrible in the first half, awful, awful awful stuff in the first half looked like they didn't really know what they were doing. We'll talk a little bit about that. But then, oh my, the second half, they turned it on in a big way. Wind up winning one 17 to 92 without LeBron James. So a lot to talk about tonight. We'll talk about LeBron. What's going on with him? Well, some talk about this win. What was different in the second half compared to the first half aside from just the Lakers made shots, there was a big difference in terms of energy and some of the things that were executing on the floor that we'll get into. So if you're coming in from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter, welcome in, make sure you are subscribing to the Lakers nation dot com YouTube channel. If you're listening to the podcast version of this after the fact, maybe tomorrow, make sure that you are followed. It's on Apple podcast Spotify wherever. We appreciate it so much. All the support that we've had for these shows that we do here, whether it's the normal videos I put out on YouTube, breaking down the news and the X's and O's and things of that nature, or it sees live postgame shows. We are so appreciative for all the support that Lakers nation has given us. So thank you to all of you out there. All right, let's get into this one. If you're coming in from any of the live sources right now, from YouTube from Twitter from Facebook, welcome and we'll be taking your questions and comments as we go out, go throughout this game. Let's get into the stats first though. Anthony Davis on the night 25.7 boards two steals two blocks 12 for 22 shooting. Remember no LeBron James in this one? Out due to COVID protocols or health and safety protocols, I guess I should say. We'll talk a bit about that in a little while, but Russell Westbrook four turnovers almost all of them in fact happened in the first half, second half Russell Westbrook, tremendous. 9 for 21 shooting, one of 5 from deep, it's not great for 7 from the free throw line. great. But 5 boards 6 assists one steel, 23 points, and he was a major catalyst in the second half for this game. Malik monk, meanwhile, drops 22, my goodness, Malik monk. He was a plus 33. Plus 33 and plus -6 of ten from deep 8 of 16 shooting overall four boards for assists. He was tremendous. Carmelo Anthony had 14 and then our guy our guy Dwight Howard. Welcome back Dwight. Frank Vogel. It's not happy with the effort of Deandre Jordan, yanked him, said Dwight, here's your shot. Go get it big guy, and he put up 12 points, 13 boards, two blocks, 5 of 7 shooting and 35 minutes. Dwight was playing so well, Frank Vogel couldn't take him off the floor. That's how impactful Dwight Howard was, right? We want to get into the stats. We want to get into, okay, Dwight was plus 27. All of those things says yes Dwight had a major impact. But the bottom line is he played 35 minutes. That's the most important thing here. He was so good that Frank Vogel could not pull him off the floor. Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have your new starting center. There's no way. There's no chance in my mind that Frank Vogel goes back to Deandre Jordan as the starter after what we just saw out of the Dwight Howard tonight. Come on, it's Dwight, give him the job. For the kings, you did see 27 points for rashawn Holmes he was fantastic. The kings ran a pick and roll. Man, picking death by pick and roll on the Lakers in the first half, they absolutely killed them there. 27 points again, 12 of 13 shooting from Sean Holmes a lot of them dunks because the Lakers couldn't figure out how to defend the pick and roll. That was a mess. Dear and Fox four for 9 shooting 17 points 5 boards 5 assists from him sort of a quiet night. And then that's about it. Med su gave you 14 at 11. He was actually really impressive with his versatility, but he didn't have that big game out of buddy healed only 5 points for him on one for 7 shooting Davey on Mitchell three for 14 shooting for 8 points. So the kings largely held in check quickly in the second half, part of that is the Lakers defense, part of that is the king's just shot like it was game 7 in 2001. That's kind of what you saw really turned this game around was the Lakers defensively brought the energy. And that turned into offense and the Lakers were able to capitalize on those offensive possessions, 50% from the field for the Lakers 39% from three on the night compared to just 44% from the field for the kings and 20% from three. That will swing a game very, very quickly. Let me dive into some of your questions and comments here and see what's coming in what you guys are saying right now. Joel Hernandez said start the closing lineup.

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Grizzlies win 2nd straight without Morant, top Raptors 98-91

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 1 d ago

Grizzlies win 2nd straight without Morant, top Raptors 98-91

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Nets edge Knicks 112-110 on James Johnson's free throws

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 1 d ago

Nets edge Knicks 112-110 on James Johnson's free throws

"The the Brooklyn Brooklyn nets nets one one intense intense interest interest city city rivalry rivalry game game from from the the New New York York Knicks Knicks one one twelve twelve one one ten ten at at the the Barclay Barclay center center James James Johnson Johnson two two free free throws throws with with two two point point two two seconds seconds remaining remaining stop stop the the one one ten ten one one ten ten tie tie to to repel repel the the nets nets to to their their thirteenth thirteenth win win in in their their last last sixteen sixteen games games James James harden harden scored scored thirty thirty four four points points twenty twenty eight eight in in the the first first half half to to lead lead Brooklyn Brooklyn Kevin Kevin Durant Durant picked picked up up for for hard hard in in the the second second half half scoring scoring twenty twenty one one of of his his twenty twenty seven seven points points including including eleven eleven in in the the final final six six minutes minutes of of play play that that included included a a free free throw throw in in a a controversial controversial technical technical foul foul on on the the next next joyous joyous rental rental in in the the final final two two minutes minutes Tom Tom Marion Marion New New York York

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A highlight from Is Scoot Henderson the best prospect in the world? Emoni Bates/Memphis early struggles; Gonzaga-Duke; more

Game Theory Podcast

05:23 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from Is Scoot Henderson the best prospect in the world? Emoni Bates/Memphis early struggles; Gonzaga-Duke; more

"Fassini. We are presented by the athletic today on the show. We are going to dive deep into some NBA draft stuff that has happened over the course of the last week. Weekend, I don't know. Matt penny is here penny, what's going on, man? Doing great. I love this little midweek early week podcast, I started good games with doctor this week and still a lot of stuff to talk about. This is an important podcast because you and I are actually looking at each other right now. We're doing video. Hopefully to go out live. I don't know if this will end up just being a test. If you don't see this video, we sucked on camera clearly. I think let's take away. Yeah, we're still trying to figure out what we're gonna do here in terms of video basically. Probably up on YouTube in some regard at the very least we will have clips going out. But it's good. It's good to see your face. It's good to see the inside of a bathroom in Boston. Yeah, I lock myself in. I'm in a hotel. This is a bathroom behind me. It is nice. This is like the next level of confirming. We're not catfishing each other, and it's true. It doesn't like Disney Disney villain voice modulation. You should have been dealing with via the Internet for the last two, three years, so yeah, we're this is closest in the flesh as we've gotten to this point, which is exciting. This is a dream. This is what we're looking for. Okay, the docket today, we're gonna talk about the scoot Henderson breakout in the G league, which is finally occurred over the last week. We're gonna talk Dyson Daniels Jaden hardy, Marshawn beauchamp, Michael foster, as soon as we're done with scoot, then we're going to move to Memphis imani Bates, jaylen Duran, we're going to talk a little bit about the Gonzaga, duke game that occurred over the weekend, I guess. It was Friday. The holiday days blend together, don't that. It did. Someone had a good post. It felt like Sunday for like four days, which was fine. Like the actual Sunday scaries didn't hit till actually Sunday, but yeah, we lost we lost all sense of time throwing those four days. See, the problem for me is that I don't have a sense of time to begin with because I'm in Australia living on my schedule. Right. So I don't know what day it is most days and then Thanksgiving hits, which isn't a holiday in Australia. And we do it anyway because we are like my wife is half American and I'm American and her father's American. So we have a nice little day, but I mean, it's been rough trying to get back to schedule. I do give credit to you, though, because for all, but the time difference is in alternating daylight savings. I think we've messed up once in terms of, hey, it's tomorrow 8 versus whatever it is. So for you to be able to navigate that, I don't think twice. You say like, hey, it's four o'clock, 8 o'clock. I just show up and start talking nonsense. But you've been on a game. So you gotta give yourself credit for that anyway. With the calendars four baby you have a clock you just watch on that just has like California time you work off that. Seriously, I do. I literally have my computer set to California time. It says right now that it's what I think it's like one 30. Sure. California, yeah. So yeah, what a mess my life is over here in terms of work. But I get done with watching tape around 5 o'clock and I get to watch movies like king Richard right after and that was a strange little strange little movie that I watched. At the end. It is. It's on my list. Yeah. Okay. Let's talk about scoot. The G league has is doing like this weird kind of like showcase schedule season because I think that the G league is kind of trying to navigate COVID in the way that it best can in order to get guys prepared for call ups to make the league ignite situation work. And because of an injury, scoot Henderson just hadn't played really for the ignite all that often. He has started to get real minutes and over the course of the last week he's played three games. He played the Santa Cruz warriors and then they played a back to back against the Stockton kings over the weekend and on Monday. Screw Henderson in that game against Santa Cruz, dropped 31 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists. In the first game, it gets docked and he had 23 points ten rebounds, 6 assists in the game last night against talk to me at 27.8 rebounds four assists. Screw Henderson is dominating the G league right now. And those numbers like they somehow understate what it feels like watching him on the court. It also understates his impact because he is coming off the bench for this. I didn't watch I didn't watch him today, but I looked at the box score and I was watching clips and said, this sucker's still come off the bench. Good for him, but he's been the spark plug off the bench where they're down to 20 that all send their back in it because of that momentum shift he's able to do. Literally what happened in the Santa Cruz game. Like they were down, I think it was like 57 38 or something. They put scoot in.

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A highlight from New Lineup For Lakers, Avery Bradley Out, Suggs Injured, Plus Trades To Come &Targets

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

04:46 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from New Lineup For Lakers, Avery Bradley Out, Suggs Injured, Plus Trades To Come &Targets

"Hello, everybody. Welcome back to the NBA front office show. Got a lot to cover today. A lot of things to talk about. Unfortunately, we got to start things off with a negative story, but before I even get into that front office viewers who are not Lakers fans, let me apologize. Again, I know this is two days in a row of the Lakers background I'm even wearing a Lakers shirt, but I gotta record Lakers stuff directly after this. Keith, I saw somebody responded to one of your tweets. I think your tweet promoting the show showing the way they watch our show is they've got your side of the screen, but then they cover up my side with Celtics gear. And I just, I love that I thought that was genius. Well done. It is not my mom. Yeah, my mom's not on Twitter. Thank God. She'd be in everybody's everybody's mean to me. She'd be fighting all of them. Yeah, no, I thought that was pretty funny. That is one of our loyalists. Loyalists. One of our going back to the American Revolution. There's loyal follow listeners and watchers. So we appreciate that. I thought that was pretty funny. I did too. It was a little self exciting with a bunch of something's bobble heads. Blocking out your half of the show. But she's still listening, so been watching. So we'll take it, right? That's right. I'm sure there's some Lakers fan out there is blocking me, which is fine. I'm probably right. But you don't have any, you're not even wearing a Celtic shirt or anything today. So nothing offensive in your frame. And again, I do have my NBA front office set up and everything I just didn't have time to switch over to it today. So sorry, you're gonna have to bear with it for now. Yeah, I am a bundled up today because it is dipped all the way into the 60s here in Florida. And that is that's cold now. It paid someone asked me today about do I miss whole at all in New England? And I do, all of the time, except when I think about the weather. I would like to go visit the snow. That is nice to live in it, and to live in the cold. Yeah, I don't know that I can handle it anymore. I'm pretty pretty all week on that end. Yeah. That part's not so fun. I know we're in the mid 60s here as well. And you know, I went out and got a little exercise this morning and I didn't even have to wear a sweatshirt or anything. This is pretty nice. I'll take this. This'll work. Yeah. We do need to speaking of where you're located. Some bad news. Bad news regarding Jalen suggs broken thumb. Keith it felt like he was just starting to really kind of get it, right? He started get his legs under him, start to make the right reads and things like that and now he's out with a broken thumb, this is going to be, I mean, it's not like a season ending injury, but this is not going to be like he's back next week or anything like that. Rough blow, rough timing, of course, for Jalen suggs. No, for sure. And the thing is when you're a team like the magic, this isn't going to change anything when the losses wise. And that's not what it's about though. This is about Jalen suggs is probably going to miss. issued a timeline yet, but my guess is, and looking at some of the things online, because it is his right DOM on a shooting hand. It's probably going to be four to 6 weeks. Maybe as many as 8 weeks. That's just development minutes that are missed now for sogs. The team is also without Cole Anthony right now. Yeah. So that's their two primary ball handlers that they're down. They're also down Michael Carter, Williams, hasn't played, yet this year, nor has Jonathan Isaac or Markel faults, fouls his start in a play. Play competitive. Again, in competitive settings with other players and things like that. So it looks like he's maybe getting closer, but we don't have any timeline for him or Isaac. Even each one more who has signed is just kind of a veteran stabilizer type to give the roster a little bit more shooting. He's also out. So they're guard depth is going to be severely tested. In Orlando, and it's interesting because one of the things that we talked about earlier in the off season after the rosters came together was how were the magic going to make this work when they are all healthy? Because you have volts. Anthony and sogs who are all guys. And looks like maybe that's just going to be something that takes care of itself with injuries. So yeah, we're really rough. And for suggs, I'm glad you said, you know, just starting to figure it out. The game was starting to slow down for him. I was starting to really make some plays on both ends of the floor, as athleticism was starting to show up quite a bit. You could see the scoring was starting to come around for him, so just yeah, absolutely brutal. I lost for the magic and it's just here we kind of go with a bad team. They're just, you know, it's not going to get any better. Let me just one last thing too.

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A highlight from Warriors & Suns Reign Over The West + Can Lakers Bounce Back?

Bob Ryan & Jeff Goodman NBA Podcast

05:16 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Warriors & Suns Reign Over The West + Can Lakers Bounce Back?

"Okay, general, let's get to it. Steph Curry has been a big story this year. I mean, really, from jump street. So bob right, I'll start with you as my 16 year old sunset me. I said van, what's the deal with curry last year? I mean, the warriors kind of sucked. And it goes bad this year, Steph cares. Is it as simple as that? Well, that's an interesting novel observation. I certainly won't assent to that. I have no idea. I find out how I to believe. Last year was a weird year for people everywhere, playing an empty gyms, et cetera, et cetera, all the stuff that swirled around you give everybody a moment. And I do. I just everybody in Mulligan here in sports. So, you know, okay. All I know is this. He's never been better. And that's saying a whole hell of a lot. We are talking about a player who is in his specialty the goat. The greatest shooter of all time. The greatest person who can get a shot off at an incredible distance and make it as often as he does, he is revolutionizing the game he is influence in the game in a manner that only a handful of people in the history of basketball have been able to do. You don't need any more than this. In fact, you might not even need this. May only need this. The people who have had a personal impact on how the game is being played. And he is at the forefront of this as much as anybody that has ever taken a three point shot. The crazy thing is, I mean, he's turning 34 this year. This is his 13th season in the NBA. And like bob said, he's playing I think he's playing better than he ever has because here's why. Not the offense. We've seen the shot. We've seen the ability to make crazy shots. He's average 30 in game before. He's the average just shy of that right now. The defense. That's where Steph Curry has gotten better. When he came to leak he was in atrocious defender. And then he became an average defender. And now he's become a plus defender. And that is the reason guys why Golden State is back to being the best team in the league right now. Their offense is clicking. We know that. They play fast, they make threes, they've got a lot of guys in their team Jordan Poole stepped up, Wiggins just fine and a complimentary role. But it's their defense and I really think it's gone from where that was a liability years ago to now where you can attack him. He's got pride in that. And I think last year, Gary, listen, he tried last year. Steph Curry is one of the very few guys. I don't think has changed over the years. I think he's the same in his approach as preparation. Everything about it, I think he tried last year. I just think like bob said it was a different year and ultimately they weren't guarding as a team other than draymond green, like they are this year. All right. Well, I'm going to tell my son when he gets home from school that Jeff and bob think he's dumb. But you can be great, draymond. Yes. That's my next guy. Go ahead. Oh, good. No go ahead. Draymond, to me, to me, he's seen draymond to me, bob. I thought draymond was reading his clippings too much. I thought draymond was too worried about being draymond. This year, he seems to be back to the guy that made him draymond. Now here we are in agreement. He clearly is playing draymond green basketball. I love do you realize it as we speak? He is averaging 8 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists the game. Literally. Rounded off the latter two around it off, but the fact is they will get out in the books as 8 8 8. In addition to the known defense and the pizazz, you know, the presence, the leadership, whatever word the karma, the charisma. I don't know. Whenever you want to call it, that he brings that it makes him draymond green. And as opposed to all the other players in the league, there's only one draymond green. And he's back being that guy that one championships again, I think. And his instrumental, and what's going on with the warriors? The crazy part Gary is that they don't have James wiseman. They don't have Klay Thompson. Obviously, they don't know Klay Thompson. One of the best shooters on the planet. He's not back yet. He'll be back soon. Wiseman, you know, gives them something they don't have, which is just a rim running big man who can run the court finish block shots alters shots. He's perfect for everything they need. And oh by the way, they're top remember, they have two lottery picks this year. They're playing a combined 14 minutes of game, combined between Jonathan and Moses moody. So they've got young guys still ready to kind of take that next step, but I'm not convinced coming is going to be a star like that. But he's barely playing. Moody's barely playing. Clay is not playing. Wiseman's not playing and there's still what 18 or 19 and into. The revelation to me, Jeff, you can speak to this, you know, if you saw anything like this coming. No. No. No, I didn't see it coming out of Michigan at all.

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A highlight from Don't Blame Frank Vogel & Quarter Season Awards

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

04:59 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Don't Blame Frank Vogel & Quarter Season Awards

"For you and me, Chris. This relationship. Like and subscribe for the best weekly NBA content. These two are capable of. What does that mean? Could be the best duo ever. I don't see how you can beat that. Here they are. Christmas, and Howard back. And we are back. Chris Maddox, our Beck, crossover podcast. What's happening back? Everything. Lots of things. Maybe too many things. I don't know what that means, but good work last week. On the Friday episode of the podcast, Dan grunfeld, the son of Ernie grunfeld, author, terrific book on list of that whole interview, man, it was great. Dan's book is really excellent. People didn't check out the podcast. Please go check that out. Go check out his book by the grace of the game. His father and grunfeld, of course, played in the league, GM for multiple teams in the league and his parents survived the Holocaust and their family story is incredible. And there's plenty of basketball in there too. Because it has a lot to do with Ernie and his career and in Dan's own career play to Stanford for four years. Phenomenal book. And it was a really, really enjoyable interview. All right, so what do you got coming up this week on the Friday pod? I can't say this yet because I don't have it scheduled entirely. But good tease. It may involve another author may involve another book, certainly involves the NBA. Maybe even involve somebody you know well. All right, well, that's one half of a tease. That narrows it down. Then good work out. Good work. Well, whatever whoever it is, check it out on Friday's same feed same podcast. You can check how it back out with his version of it on Fridays. All right, back, we are gonna do some quarter season awards. We're kind of at the quarter pole mark here of the NBA season. We're gonna hand out some hardware for this portion of it. But before we do that, there are a couple of things in the news that I want to touch on. It seems like this has become the John wall watch podcast because we kind of touched on his situation every single week. I wrote a column last week that said, basically, the wall situation with the rockets needs to be resolved. I mean, him sitting on the bench, traveling with the team while the team is in a freefall. That doesn't really do anybody any good. A couple of days ago, it came out that wall is discussing a return with the rockets. What's the best way this ends in your mind Howard should welcome back? Should they dissociate a buyout? I mean, what's the most likely outcome here? Well, first of all, I think we should start with giving you Chris Matic's credit for starting the free John wall movement because I think until you demanded it last week, I really hadn't seen that much. And now John will himself is saying basically free John wall, so credit to Chris manics for getting John wall to try to. Let me say this. Howard, he was like, when I wrote that story, and I was tweeting about a little bit. He start replying to me. And 'cause I was watching and part of the broadcast team for the Celtics rockets game last week, and I was just remarking that like, man, it's just weird to see this rockets team getting beat up and John wall, a former all star, making a lot of money is just sitting there on the bench. One thing if he was just away from the team, but he's there. He's working out with the team. Why not have him active? And, you know, I tweeted out that he was in uniform, he said, no, I wasn't dressed. He was wearing like a red sweatsuit that looked like he was in a rockets uniform. But then when I wrote the column, he was liking it on social media. Like, so clearly at that time, you know where his mind was at and as we've learned the last couple of days from reporting, there is a discussion going on with The Rock between John wall, but continue, my fault. So the story by Jonathan fagan in the Houston chronicle this morning is essentially that John wall wants not just to play, but to start and to have a serious role and if that's the case, you can't have all these things all be true at the same time. Wanting all the money that's in the contract, which is considerable. So no buyout possibilities. Wanting to play, but wanting to dictate terms of how you're going to play, starting minutes whenever else. Like one of these things has to give. You either accept what you seemingly agree to at the start of the season, which was, I'm not going to play the rockets will move on without me, they'll trade me if and when they can. I mean, he has the right to change his mind, and that's fine. But the path to freeing John wall is not that simple. And the path to him playing if he's gonna stay in Houston is okay, but you can't dictate terms of it. The franchise has to decide what is in its own best interests short and long term.

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Jokic gets 24, Nuggets top Heat 120-111 to snap 6-game slide

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 2 d ago

Jokic gets 24, Nuggets top Heat 120-111 to snap 6-game slide

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Allen and Markkanen lead Cavaliers past Mavericks 114-96

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 2 d ago

Allen and Markkanen lead Cavaliers past Mavericks 114-96

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Lonzo Ball helps Bulls beat LaMelo Ball's Hornets, 133-119

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 2 d ago

Lonzo Ball helps Bulls beat LaMelo Ball's Hornets, 133-119

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Curry, Harris help 76ers hold off 4-win Magic 101-96

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 2 d ago

Curry, Harris help 76ers hold off 4-win Magic 101-96

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A highlight from Kemba Walker Out In New York, Michael Porter Jr Done, What Do Nuggets Do Now, Boogie Joins Bucks Tons More

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

05:28 min | 2 d ago

A highlight from Kemba Walker Out In New York, Michael Porter Jr Done, What Do Nuggets Do Now, Boogie Joins Bucks Tons More

"Hello, everybody. Welcome back to the NBA front office show crazy weekend in the NBA a lot going on and a lot to break down, but I gotta ask Keith, have you done any cyber Monday shopping? That's something you've gotten into. I did kind of. So I pulled kind of a shady deal. I went to I needed to get a couple new pairs of jeans and I went to the store just to try them on and see what they fit like. And then I was going to order them online, but the store honored this cyber Monday deal and gave it to me in store. So it all worked out in the end the sales get the store get the commission off it. So that's a win for everybody. There you go. That was it. Nothing, nothing big for me. There's nothing really I need, I guess. Other than I needed a couple new pairs of jeans. What about you? We got a new fireplace insert, which I know is a random thing, but the weather's getting colder. So we're like, yeah, we really want to get this. And so we got we got that. And that was, I think our big expense, I ordered a new pair of running shoes that was that was about it. Nothing too super exciting or anything like that. But I do hurt my laptop is on the way though. So my laptop is still on the way. That'll be here in a few weeks. I'm excited about that. Unfortunately, that didn't fall under cyber Monday. But maybe I should have waited and got the extra Apple deal, the gift cards and stuff that went with it. But in any of my nor did my laptop fall under that but yeah, I mean, we're both amped up technology here. That's right. And that's perfect. So yeah, we're doing well. Let's get into it sucks. I hate getting into this. But Michael Porter junior, this is just terrible news came out this morning. Adrian Moulton rouge first reported that Michael Porter junior for the Denver Nuggets will undergo a surgical procedure on his back and will be out indefinitely and then shams terania followed that up by saying essentially, this is going to be a season ender for Michael Porter, junior, which was the fear when he went out with this back issue. Just signed that new contract, tough blow for the Denver Nuggets Keith I saw you put out there on Twitter, hopefully this doesn't become that nuggets team where we're constantly saying, what if they were healthy? Yeah. It sucks. It really does, you know, Jamal Murray, who knows, does this change things for the nuggets now? Do you just say just sit it out and don't even come back? This year, if you're Jamal married, you just don't want them back, but action at the end of the year. Well, what could that look like? Jokic has been heard as well. He's clearly going to be okay and what should be back relatively soon. they're sitting right now tenth in the west. They are C 9 and ten. They've lost 6 straight. It's not good right now for the nuggets and the Porter stuff is scary. My favorite player of all times, career was ruined because of back problems. This is Porter's Porter's third back surgery that he's had already and his career, which is really kind of wild if you think about it. And since it's out there and people are asking about it, is contract for the next four years, all four years fully guaranteed at about a $133 million. So starting out about 29.7 and moving up to 36.9 through 25 26, then that 5th year is 12 million guaranteed with some escalators based on all star appearances and other criteria and the like, that can escalate that up to 39.3 million. Now, the nuggets would love to pay him 39.3 million in that 5th year because that would mean that he made it back healthy, right all star teams and everything else. As far as disabled player exception goes because that's always a question when some may be out for the year. It would only be worth about 2.6 million because it's only half of this year's salary for Porter junior, which is about 5.2 million. So probably not anything the nuggets will look for. They don't have an open roster spot. But these are the guys who are out for the nuggets right now currently. Nikola Jokić is out. Jamal Murray is out. Michael Porter junior is out, PJ Dozier is out. Will Barton has missed time. I mean, that's essentially a starting group. Yeah, right there. When we Aaron Gordon of the of their regular starting group, is healthy and has made it through the season thus far. So it is just, you know, a massive blow to the snug steam. So let me ask you this. I believe it was on our last show that we took a look at the standings, and we said, is this the west playoffs group? What's in the playoff mix right now? Has that changed now with the Michael Porter junior injury? Does that cause the Denver Nuggets to fall out of the play in tournament, even though they're currently sitting in tenth? And if so, who jumps up? Yeah. It's less about feeling good about the nuggets, staying in there than it is, the teams behind that. Right. Because the reality is the thunder are not going to. After, you know, a fun star where they were kind of frisky. They've lost 5 in a row. They're starting to sit guys on occasion and things like that. They're going to stay out. The rockets, win streak now to two in a row after losing a million in a row. They're not going to jump up there. Pelicans, there's already a 5 and a half game gap. Yeah, that's the problem. Maybe the spurs, that's a three and a half game gap. I feel like the spurs are better than their record.

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A highlight from Suns Continue League Domination & Our Team Changing Players

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

05:45 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Suns Continue League Domination & Our Team Changing Players

"What's up open floor globe? I'm your host, Michael the pod pina and I'm joined on the other line by my good friends, Sports Illustrated staff writer, the Paolo Gucci of the podcast world, Rohan nadkarni, Rohan, how was your weekend? Oh, it was great. Mike just continuing to enjoy my time in South Florida, the hats are barely fitting these days because of the humidity. I watched when does I say you watched a movie that was actively bad and you just said, I'm gonna keep going. I love bad movies. Same. I don't know the last time. It's probably like every other movie I watch is bad. Okay, I see. Well, I have a recommendation for you then in a movie that I think you actually quite enjoy very much. And let me be clear, I think I enjoyed it as well. It's the 2010 film takers. Starring Idris Elba, Paul Walker, Michael Ely, Hayden Kristensen, putting Hayden Kristensen and Paul Walker in the same movie. And expecting us to believe that there are different characters and not related was a flex. It also stars two canceled legends in TI and Chris Brown. It was very uncomfortable watching them in this movie. Matt Dillon is in it. And what is this film? I have no idea what you're talking about. It's ostensibly a heist movie. The takers are a crew of I think it's 6 of them TI was in jail. It's of course he's got one last job for them. They were supposed to lay low for another year, but TI's got one last job. And it involves armored trucks, double crosses, and truly the most phoned in performances I've ever seen from a group of actors like, no one is trying. It's so uncomfortable. It's a good lots Angeles movie. I think you'll also enjoy someone who lived in Los Angeles. Just like a good, it's like one of those good, we understand the geography of Los Angeles movies. But other than that, it's so absurd. It's so bad. The acting is truly horrendous. And yeah, I watched the whole thing. I don't want us to get too sidetracked from talking basketball, but this is a pseudo movie podcast. I feel like so. This is a basketball podcast, it's a Trojan horse for movies, but yes, continue. Exactly, yeah. I watched heat last night for like the 7000. That's in my top 5 all time. I'm so glad to hear that you've seen heat, Rohan. I was nervous even bringing it up. I'm not gonna lie. No, that's an incredible revelation. He's one of the best movies ever made. I genuinely believe that. And one day we'll have to do just a full Michael man podcast because I recently watched I watch it over the week and I watch collateral with Tom Cruise Jamie Foxx. Stop. Stop. One of the greatest movies of all time. And at one point we like to talk about the Miami Vice revival as well because I think it gets better every year. It's aging gracefully. Haven't seen it in a minute. And yes, my memories of it initially are not fond, but I do want to revisit. You have to do a rewatch. You have to do a rewatch. Yes. Okay, so on today's show, we are going to open up the mailbag to discuss the scorching Phoenix Suns bad teams that might actually make the playoffs and so much more. But first, a quick reminder for you all to please keep those emails flowing in, open floor mail at Gmail dot com that's open floor mail at Gmail dot com. All right, Rohan. So let's kick things off with a conversation about the sun's a team that almost won the title last year and is currently riding a 16 game winning streak that most recently saw them beat down the nets in Brooklyn over the weekend. This team is 17 and three with a showdown against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. And I don't really know. I want to frame this basically at the top just by saying, maybe I'm wrong about it, but it doesn't feel like anyone is calling the sun's the best team in the NBA, even though I feel like they have a pretty valid claim for that label. So just before we dive into deep, just like in your humble opinion, is Phoenix actually the best team in the NBA right now. I think the reason people are stopping short of saying that and why I'm stopping short of saying it right now is even though they had that home heavy schedule to kind of start the year and they were playing bad teams. It's very hard to get past how good Golden State has been. How much they resemble the dominant team they were in the middle of the last decade. And on top of that, you know that I'm a Chris Paul apologist. I'm the Chris Paul propaganda. Everything I'm the leader of it, I will push any and all Chris Paul. Narratives, the sons don't have Steph. They don't have the top 5, you know, superstar, megastar, transcendent legend type. And it's out of the warriors are not built off of obviously off of, you know, great team success and playing great team basketball and scoring off cuts, et cetera the sun's sometimes feel like a team that's a little bit more of a some of its parts, no glaring holds.

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A highlight from Schwartz and McMenamin

The Lowe Post

05:11 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Schwartz and McMenamin

"Post welcome to the low post podcast on a beautiful Monday morning on the east coast where I am excited and over caffeinated because we are about 38 or 40 hours or some amount of hours away from the early game of the year in the NBA, the 18 and two Golden State Warriors against the 17 and three Phoenix Suns who have won 6 games in a row after sauntering blitzing, trotting all over New York City, Knicks go away, nets, oh ha ha, you go away to 5 games and 7 nights who cares? 16 in a row. You know how hard that is? You can give the Sacramento Kings a permanent 7 on four advantage and they would not win 16 games in a row and someone would also vomit at courtside. I said last week on this podcast that it's time to throw the were the sons of flu last year discussion into the trash bin of history and start a new discussion that is just basically, is this the best team in the NBA flat out period end of story? Every time we talk sons, I am thrilled to have on one of our research gurus at ESPN, one of the godfathers of sun's blog nation and son's Twitter from Phoenix, Arizona, live right now, Mike Schwartz, how are you? Zack, it's great. 16 in a row. Haven't lost in the month of November yet, just one game to go. It's a big one. Like you said against Golden State, the best team of the league right now. But man, this has to be the best month in sun's history, right? At least in the regular season? I just started one in three, and I remember saying to Jeff van Gundy on my podcast, then I don't care that they're one in three. I have total trust in this team. They know who they are. They're gonna be fine. He mentioned, you know, it's hard to get motivated again after making the finals and all that. I thought they'll be fine, fine, fine. I did not expect 16 consecutive wins. And honestly, when was the streak in danger? I've lost track of when the last time there was 5 minutes to go into sunscreen and I was like, maybe they'll lose. You know, early in the streak, it started out kind of dicey. They were losing to Atlanta. They actually were down big to the pelicans early in the streak. And it felt like it was kind of dicey once it started, but once it started percolating, there was maybe a close call in Minnesota where at the end of a road trip on a back to back, but you're right. Once the streak got rolling, there haven't been too many close calls. So here's the song's fundamentals. They are 7th in offense in third in defense. They are one of four teams actually who are in the top ten on both sides of the ball Golden State. Miami and Utah and don't look now, Milwaukee is sniffing ten and ten territory now that they're healthy again. They are plus 7.1 points per hundred possessions that's number two number three in the NBA. Tip in a typical year that's not usually around number two for scoring margin. In other words, everything about this team screams, no brainer, championship contender, end of story. They've won 16 games in a row, and yet you and I both know they are not receiving the amount of media coverage that would typically go to a team that is a no brainer championship contender. And on a 16 game winning streak, I've seen much angst about this in sun's Twitter. I actually think they're right. I think the suns are undercovered. I have about ten thesis, hypotheses as to why that might be, but you help plan a daily NBA show you help plan our coverage. You're in the muck of this. I'm interested, what are some of your theories as to why the sun's for a team that just looks like a legitimately great team are covered much less than the warriors, the Lakers, you know, the nets and on and on. Yeah, it's really surprising to me too. And I think our show on the NBA today has done a pretty decent job of giving the sons a bone. But I think that the biggest reason and you mentioned at the topic goes back to people still see last year's run is sort of fluky because of the injuries that they faced, of course, Anthony Davis went down in the first round, Jamal Murray didn't play it all in the second round, although that was a sweep. I don't think Tom Murray would have done a whole lot to change the outcome. And then the biggest one to me Kawhi Leonard missed the Conference Finals, which was a series that was, even without him fairly closely contested. Son's winning in 6. So I think people didn't see the suns as just a dominant finals team. And I think that's sort of carried over. And then really, if you go back further, you just don't see a team. It's never really happened where you go ten straight years out of the playoffs and all of a sudden you become a juggernaut. Obviously, that's the territory we're starting to get to with a finals run and now 1703 starts. So I think there's even some confirmation bias where the last certainly the last 5 years of the ten year streak where Devin Booker was there where people just didn't think this was a team that was ever going to really get out of the muck and I think people are still believing kind of their old takes and not seeing, well, wow, it doesn't book there's actually gotten a lot better every year. Chris pause unlocked a whole new level of this team. Mikhail bridges is all defense type guy, Deandre ayton is the kind of big who can play in the playoffs.

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A highlight from Lakers Defeat Pistons, Unveil New Rotation

Lakers Nation Podcast

04:31 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from Lakers Defeat Pistons, Unveil New Rotation

"Nation welcome in your Los Angeles Lakers just picked up a win over the Detroit Pistons one ten to one O 6. They did it without going to overtime, which I guess as I stepped forward given what we've seen from the team lately. Still, nice to get away. When we saw some flashes of brilliance from the team tonight, they were able to get out and transition a little bit. Picked up the energy, got some defensive stops. We saw them. Even employ a little bit of showtime when LeBron James threw a nice alley oop on the brake to Anthony Davis. We'll talk a bit about that. We'll talk about the rotation change as well, what we saw in not seeing Dwight Howard out there tonight. What that means for the team in terms of LeBron, now playing a bit more at the center position. We need to get into that. We'll also talk about the pistons and what this really means for the Lakers season. Is this something that we mark as the turning point? Is this game one of Anthony Davis's ten game winning streak that he was talking about that's gonna shut everybody up? I guess it could be, but I'm not exactly marking this as a sign that the Lakers are back and everything as is fine because, well, it's the Detroit Pistons. And they are not a basketball team that is trying to win games right now. But still, that being said, this is a win and they beat the team that was in front of them, and they looked pretty good doing it for certain stretches of this game. So we're gonna dive into all of it if anybody's new. My name is Trevor lane, senior writer for Lakers nation dot com. You guys can find me on social media at Trevor underscore lane on Twitter at Trevor lane NBA on Instagram and Facebook. If you're joining us from YouTube from Facebook from Twitter, welcome and throwing your questions and comments. We'll be taking them throughout the evening here. If you listen to the podcast version of this over on Apple podcast, Spotify wherever, make sure you do follow us there as well. All right, let's get into some of the stats from this one. Now the Lakers again, they do in one ten to one O 6. LeBron James leads the way 33 points 9 assists two steals 5 boards plus a block 12 of 20 shooting overall and four of 9 from deep. That's the LeBron that we were looking for last go around. LeBron was not able to hit any shots against the Sacramento Kings at least it felt that way, I believe he was like two for 13 from three. And that one tonight, we saw a better version of LeBron James in terms of shooting the basketball now. There is a little bit of concern. Came up grimacing after a play in the fourth quarter kind of holding his side, some speculation, maybe he aggravated the abdominal injury. I don't know, but it's something we're gonna have to keep an eye on as the postgame interviews start to take place to find out what that was all about. He was grimacing for quite a bit, but was also able to stay in the game. So hopefully nothing serious there. Anthony Davis for stretches he looked assertive, especially when the Lakers started to establish him down low and I'm talking about not just out on the wing or not the high post. I'm talking about actually getting him touches close to the basket, especially early on in the game that made a real difference for the Lakers. He had 13 points. In the first quarter for the Lakers, was absolutely tremendous 13 of the Lakers. I believe 20 6 points. I'll have to go back and look. But 13 of the Lakers no, 23 points in the first quarter went to Anthony Davis and then obviously that trailed off a bit, but still the Lakers got him established early. 24 points ten boards on the night three blocks two steals. Ten to 15 shooting of two for two from deep, you know, before the game Frank Vogel talked about Anthony Davis. He said, this is just a shooting slump and that he will come out of it that he is a better shooter than what we've seen so far. He obviously feels that that AD will start hitting and tonight. He did just that. Shot well, Jared chalker from YouTube. I need to mention the super chat said they did it for chick. RIP Chick Hearn. Yes tonight was chick Hurd night at the Staples Center and that was absolutely fantastic to see all of the highlights really took me back to being a kid growing up watching the Lakers and here in chick hurn call the games if you're like me. That generation we used to turn down the volume on our television and turn up the radio so we could listen to chick called the game rather than the television movie was always great because he just took everything to another level. Russell Westbrook, speaking of Russ, Matty James from YouTube, the super chat here says how about the fact Russ was positive in the plus minus and only turn the ball over three times. That deserves a solid fist bump. Yeah, absolutely Matty Russell Westbrook had those turnovers early as well. It feels like Russ, each game picks up a silly turnover early that gets you thinking uh oh, here we go again. We're gonna have a quadruple double game from Russell Westbrook, and then he kind of reins it in as the game goes on.

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Curry has 33 points, Warriors beat Clippers for 8th straight

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 3 d ago

Curry has 33 points, Warriors beat Clippers for 8th straight

"Steph Steph curry curry delivered delivered thirty thirty three three points points in in the the warriors warriors ran ran their their winning winning streak streak to to eight eight games games with with a a one one oh oh five five ninety ninety decision decision over over the the clippers clippers curry curry had had thirteen thirteen points points in in the the fourth fourth quarter quarter helping helping Golden Golden State State improved improved to to eighteen eighteen at at two two heading heading into into Tuesday's Tuesday's showdown showdown with with the the sons sons Otto Otto Porter Porter chipped chipped in in eighteen eighteen points points and and Jordan Jordan Poole Poole added added seventeen seventeen to to the the victory victory as as the the warriors warriors improved improved to to seven seven or or no no on on the the road road Golden Golden State State led led by by just just one one late late in in the the third third quarter quarter before before embarking embarking on on a a twenty twenty six six nine nine run run Paul Paul George George led led Los Los Angeles Angeles with with thirty thirty points points and and Eric Eric Bledsoe Bledsoe and and Marcus Marcus Morris Morris each each added added thirteen thirteen I'm I'm Dave Dave Ferrie Ferrie

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Defending champ Bucks rout Pacers for 7th straight win

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 3 d ago

Defending champ Bucks rout Pacers for 7th straight win

"It's now a seven game winning streak for the box after Jana synthetic portal over twenty six points and thirteen rebounds and one eighteen one hundred rather the Pacers the last two games I think in B. okay one now they've just taken tougher world played well they construe our they scored eleven of his twenty three points while Milwaukee outscored Indiana thirty nine twenty seven in the third quarter taking a seventeen point lead holiday has been hiding averaging nineteen point seven points in the last four victories he also had nine assists and seven rebounds against Indiana as the Bucks improved to thirteen and eight caris levert led the Pacers with a season high twenty three points Malcolm Brogdon had sixteen I'm Dave Ferrie

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 Kyle Lowry scores 19 points, Heat beat Bulls 107-104

AP News Radio

00:28 sec | 4 d ago

Kyle Lowry scores 19 points, Heat beat Bulls 107-104

"Gabe Vincent scored a season high twenty points as the heat held off the bulls one oh seven one oh four Vincent scored sixteen of those twenty points in the fourth quarter Kyle Lowry added nineteen points and Jimmy Butler at eighteen as Miami move to thirteen and seven on the season Alex Caruso had a season high of his own twenty two points also off the bench but the bulls playing their fifth game in seven nights drop to thirteen and eight and they had a season high twenty two turnovers David Shuster Chicago

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 Suns extend win streak to 16 with 113-107 victory over Nets

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 4 d ago

Suns extend win streak to 16 with 113-107 victory over Nets

"The sons of run their winning streak to sixteen games by downing the nets one thirteen one oh seven Phoenix never trailed and led by as many as twenty two before improving to seventeen and three Devin Booker scored thirty points a Chris Paul had twenty two for the sun's core one away from tying the longest winning streak in team history Paul added eight assists and five rebounds becoming the first player in NBA history to reach twenty thousand points ten thousand a system five thousand rebounds you gain you know we get opportunity to to have fun hello so we don't keep taking it one game at a time and I got said and will join a moments because

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A highlight from Lakers Fall In Triple Overtime

Lakers Nation Podcast

05:55 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Lakers Fall In Triple Overtime

"Good morning, I guess I should say just about? The Lakers fall in triple overtime. To the Sacramento Kings, a very short handed Sacramento Kings missing both rashawn Holmes and Harrison Barnes, two of their better players are out and then they lost more heartless as well who was filling in for Harrison Barnes. So an extremely shorthanded Sacramento Kings team in the Lakers fall to them in triple overtime. We've got a lot to break down tonight. A lot to talk about. I'm sure you guys have plenty of comments based on what we just saw. Apologies for what you just saw for having to witness that. That was one of the most horrifying triple overtime games. We will ever see there was no part of that. That felt good in any way. That was not an exciting triple overtime game at all. That was that was a brutal, brutal watch to get through. But joining me is Matt the optimist Peralta mad. Do you have any optimism left? Oh, the hitting hard question, Trevor, to answer. I was thinking about this before the game today, actually. I was thinking, there's no way that this Laker season could get any worse than it's already been. And lo and behold, they proved me wrong once again. I don't know, I don't know what the basement is for this team anymore. It's every time our very own editor in chief Daniel stark end pointed this out. He said that every time the Lakers have been able to come up with a win, they've said something along the lines of this is the moment where our season will turn around. This is something we can build off of. And then they go and turn in this dud of a performance and now we just have more questions than the answers again. And as a fan, it's honestly getting to a point where I think I'm just numb, the losses. I don't know. I'm upset. I'm frustrated. I'm disappointed in the loss obviously, but I'm also just not really surprised anymore. I think the range of outcomes for the Lakers is so wide at this point that nothing, you could have told me they would have blown out the kings tonight. I would have been like, that makes sense. And then you could have told me, yeah, the Lakers were going to triple over time and run out of gas and lose, and I also would have believed you. So that's kind of where I'm at, Trevor. The Lakers were a 7 and a half point favorite coming into this game because the kings are the kings are bad. Number one, the kings are just flat out bad. This is a bad basketball team, even when they have everybody. This is a bad team. And they were a bad team missing players. So it made sense, right? For the Lakers to be a 7 and a half point favorite. But I was looking at this and I thought there's no way in hell I would bet on this game. There's because you have no idea whether or not the Lakers will actually show up. Basically, yes, they will be there, but will they actually play the game? And the answer for three and a half quarters of this game was no. And that's why they went to overtime. They did not show up. This was a game where they needed to show up for one quarter. They needed one quarter of decent basketball to win this game. They played half a quarter of decent basketball and then stopped. They got up 13 and then went okay cool, we're good. And then stopped. And then ultimately that caused them to lose the game. Going into this one. Essentially, you've got a few different choices. When you're playing a team like this, again, a bad team in the kings. I can't overstate that. This is a bad team that the Lakers just lost to. A bad team that's missing players. But essentially, you have a few different options. Number one is you come out sharp. You blow their doors off and maybe the entire 4th may be part of the fourth quarter. You get to rest your guys. That's option one. That's your number one Option two, option two is, well, maybe you try for a quarter, you save it at the end. You just kind of hang around for three quarters and then you blow them away in the fourth quarter. Option three is with the Lakers chips. And that's we're going to let them hang around for three quarters. We're not going to really play hard for three full quarters except for Russell Westbrook who got going in the third quarter, and then we're going to play hard for about 6 minutes. And then we're going to stop. And then you lose. And that's what we saw. Take place time. That's the option. Again. And I say it's an option because the Lakers very much chose this outcome. This was on them and this was what they chose the path they decided to go down and time and time again. We're now seeing a veteran Lakers team not learn lessons that individually, I think they all learned a long time ago. Matt, maybe I'm just exhausted at this point after three overtime, but that's the way I'm seeing this. They chose the outcome of this game. I don't think you're tired or exhausted just from the triple over time. I think you're also exhausted of just watching a team you thought would be good, be bad. Oh, sure. That's a factor as well. You know, like, I have not too many words just because I'd like to say I'm surprised and this is just one of those things you'll shrug off. But this has been a theme throughout the entire season with the Lakers is that they play down to the level of competition. They clearly don't respect their opponents. And this is what they get, or this is what they deserve. I don't know about you, Trevor, but I am a firm believer in basketball karba. If you play the game the right way, if you respect your opponents, if you go out and compete every single night, you'll be rewarded. But I honestly can't say that about this team because they clearly have way more talent than the kings do. You can just go through each roster and you can immediately tell, oh yeah, the Lakers have way better players. This should be a shoe in for a win, et cetera.

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A highlight from John Wall Update, Injury To Jalen Green, Lakers Coaching Situation, More

NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane

05:12 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from John Wall Update, Injury To Jalen Green, Lakers Coaching Situation, More

"Hello, everybody. Welcome back to the NBA front office show. We hope everybody had a very happy and safe Thanksgiving. We've got some NBA news to break down Keith. I did get my pumpkin pie, so I was happy about that. Hopefully you enjoyed your Thanksgiving as well. Got plenty of stuffing. That was your favorite Thanksgiving food. And here we are. Now we're rested and ready to go again. We had our night off from basketball. So I did watch a little college poly yesterday, not too much. We watched a movie as a family and then my wife and I caught up on she is a late comer to Succession. So we're watching that. So yeah, but all around was a nice day, good family day and now now back to the ground. I'll also say I just noticed you're wearing a Boston Celtic shirt. So that makes me feel a little bit better. I've been in the middle of some Lakers new stuff when we jumped into this. So not only do I have my Lakers background going right now, but I'm also wearing my Lakers nation shirt. So I now I feel like it's at least balanced out a little bit because you've got your Celtic shirt on. Yeah, it's all good. When you told me, yeah, I gotta record something on the Lakers. I was like, he's not gonna have time to change the bathroom. And that's partially on me because I have to do something here in a little bit. So I said, you know what out there are Celtic shirt on and now we're keeping the universe in balance. That's what all right. Thing balance as it should be just like Thanos wanted. Oh gosh. All right, let's get into John wall and that whole situation with the Houston Rockets some more news came out today from Mark Stein on his sub stack, essentially said that John wall because we talked about this the other day on Twitter he didn't seem super thrilled with the fact that he's not playing games right now. But Mark Stein revealed the detail that essentially John wall was told by the rockets that, hey, you know, if you want to sit out, it's okay because even if you tell us you must play and the NBA decides to put you in, which we saw them do in the Anthony Davis situation a few years ago with the pelicans, you're not going to play very much. We're not going to play you very many minutes right now because we're going to give those minutes to jaylen green. So just kind of an added wrinkle thing here. It's not like the rockets and John wall came together in both set. Yes, we both sides want you to sit out the season and John wall said, yes, I'm fully on board with this. No, it was more the rocket said, look, you could play if you want to play, but we're not going to play you much. We'd prefer to just sit you out the whole season and John wall kind of went. Well, I guess if I'm only going to play ten minutes a night or whatever it would end up being, then what's the point? Yeah, and I guess for John wall side of it to a day it makes sense there. There is the rockets clearly the season is not gone well. Although they snapped on Wednesday, Thanksgiving you, they snapped their 15 game losing sheep by beating of all teams of Chicago Bulls. I was an interesting and they did so without jaylen green for the most of the second half of that game, which we'll get into here. In a minute, but yeah, I get it. People get frustrated because it seems like the league enforces rules kind of Willy nilly. We talked before we started recording that Al Horford last year was sat out by the Oklahoma City Thunder in that seemed to be kind of in a mutual agreement situation that he would employ. So it does get a little messy on these cases, not either Horford or wall at these points in their careers or the stars that Anthony Davis was with the pelican. So you kind of get it. But I also don't know how many people were lining up and buying tickets to see Anthony Davis play on the road, I really feel like there's a baby four or 5 NBA players that draw that. know that Davis is that guy, but yeah, one of those things where you kind of look at it and say, yeah, it is what it is. It's not going to change anything on core. Why is, I guess maybe they'd be a little more organized, played maybe a little bit better, but they're two and 16. What were they going to be four and 14? I don't know how much that would really change. It just comes back to if John wall wants to play. It's not going to be in Houston, and he's going to have to give back a whole bunch of money to be able to do it. Which if that's really the way this is playing out, then his tweet makes a lot of sense, right? Where somebody said he's essentially being paraphrasing, but he's being benched for at no fault of his own, and he said facts, yeah, from his perspective, he's kind of losing a year of his career here at 31 years old. That's not a position to be in, but then his alternative is give back millions of dollars in order to go somewhere else that will actually put you on the floor. So he's kind of stuck in a tough spot here. Tens of millions of dollars too. Yeah, we're not talking four or 5 here. We're talking probably in the 20 to $30 million range. He's over $91 million over this season and next. So in the rockets, if they're going to let them go, they want a good chunk of that back. And look, John wall is not. He's not a star anymore. That's nobody he is in the NBA, but he would help you win games. And that's part of what the rockets were afraid of. I don't know. We're going to play John wall, and we're accidentally going to win games, but then that brings us back to why are you looking at getting rid of your coach if you're doing things to actively make it so is roster can't win games?

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Bucks beat Nuggets 120-109, extend win streak to 6 games

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 5 d ago

Bucks beat Nuggets 120-109, extend win streak to 6 games

"Milwaukee led from wire to wire defeating the undermanned not gets one twenty to one oh nine the bucs have won six straight well Denver has lost six in a row the defending NBA champs were led by twenty four points and thirteen boards from Yanis and tater combo just making the place and now I do know that it is you know the the goals also because those down because you get leads and though to get back to the game and that was that was really getting good shots and wide open shots we feel good Denver was playing without four players most notably reigning MVP Nicole you'll catch out with a wrist injury the nuggets remained competitive until midway through the third quarter when they ran out of gas Bruce Morton Denver

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Young leads Hawks past Grizzlies as Morant injures left knee

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 5 d ago

Young leads Hawks past Grizzlies as Morant injures left knee

"The hawks picked up their seventh straight win is Trae young had thirty one points and ten assists in there one thirty two one hundred blow out over the Grizzlies it's very fun I mean when you're when planted pays for planetary rice corn and be involved it's it's a lot of fun for everybody and women only helps helps that to step out young was twelve of sixteen from the field hitting three of his four three point attempts Clint capella finished with twenty three points and a season high seventeen rebounds well John Collins added twenty one points Memphis finished the game without John Moran who left in the first quarter with what the team announced was a left knee injury Jon Karcher led the Grizzlies with seventeen points all in the fourth quarter I'm Dave Ferrie

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 Booker, Suns extend win streak to 15, beat Knicks 118-97

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 5 d ago

Booker, Suns extend win streak to 15, beat Knicks 118-97

"Devin Booker scored thirty two points in the sun's ran their winning streak to fifteen games by blasting the next one eighteen ninety seven Booker was fourteen of twenty seven from the field making four three pointers to help Phoenix beat New York for the seventh straight time Chris Paul had fourteen points and ten assists for the sons who tied the second longest winning streak in team history the Andre eight and finished with fourteen points and thirteen boards in the win Phoenix's two off the team record winning streak said in two thousand six oh seven Kemba Walker scored seventeen points for the Knicks I'm

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A highlight from NBA Draft Fact or Fiction with Matt Pennie; Kendall Brown, Jaden Ivey, No. 1 overall pick contenders, and more

Game Theory Podcast

04:35 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from NBA Draft Fact or Fiction with Matt Pennie; Kendall Brown, Jaden Ivey, No. 1 overall pick contenders, and more

"I'm your host, saying the scenery we are presented by the athletic today on the show. Matthew penny is in the building. What up Ben? How are we doing? I'm doing all right. It's Thanksgiving here in Australia. Now we know that Thanksgiving is not actually a thing, but because I'm American and Laura's father is American. We do a little family. Thanksgiving deal. So, you know, we're excited to have it. We're just doing like a little enclosed family thing where we decide to have some have some Turkey. Maybe a little bit of ham, maybe a little bit of stuffing. Yeah, there's a ham versus Turkey debate. I'm straight Turkey. Oh, it's a little curious because when we're scheduled like a one this pod is gonna happen, you said you're doing Thanksgiving the two days later or something. So I didn't know if that was an Australia thing. This was an old Sam vasini creation. We had ours yes, or day, I guess. And do you guys host? We did my sister did her and her husband got a heated tent for outside to wild people. So we had about 25 people and he's a chef, so it was a fantastic meal. Then we came home. I went to bed around 8 30, because I'm like, that was it. That was a long day. I ate too much. We'll see you tomorrow. And by the time I woke up, I went downstairs, there are a few hours. We switched over the house to Christmas. So we're officially Christmas mode here. So once you catch up, we can get on to the next holiday. Well, it's funny. Quick turns in here in Boston. It's funny because we did our we did like the reverse because typically you do the Thursday, Thanksgiving Friday Black Friday shopping. We did Black Friday here, which is like sort of a thing in Australia but not really like the deals are not quite as good. The deals, the bigger deals are like the day after Christmas here in Australia. It's called boxing day in the Commonwealth countries. But we decided to reverse it this year we did the Black Friday shopping on Friday. Thanksgiving on Saturday now, which is when we're recording here. I bring all of this up to say that well aware that Paula von Carroll and Chet holmgren duke Gonzaga are playing tonight. Typically we saw it. Yeah, typically we would record after that game and we talk about that game within and breaks and things down. But because I'm doing Thanksgiving today, penny, obviously did Thanksgiving yesterday. The timing didn't really work out in terms of finding a real window to be able to do both things in a way that made sense. So we are just talking about basketball today. And the way that we're going to do that is with a little NBA draft fact or fiction. We each have, I think, four questions that we're going to ask each other right Matt? I have yes. I have four one of them is kind of like I feel a segue into no man's land where you might have three to spin off. But let's stay with four to start. That sounds appropriate. Yeah, I mean, here's the thing you and I, look, we go into every podcast saying, yeah, let's do like an hour, maybe an hour ten, and ends up being like an hour 40. And then hold on for the people that are listening, then we hit stop and say, man, we went too long, didn't we? 27 minutes too long. What happened? We just keep rolling. I don't know. I like to be an hour. It never is. Yeah. Penny has to put his son to bed. And I have to go out and see a movie or something. And then we're 30 minutes later and we're singaporeans. Very different worlds. No kids is a very different world than having kids. No kids involves me in Laura staying up until two a.m. two nights ago watching Selling Sunset. Sounds great. Sounds great. And I haven't been at 8 30 before like the sun's officially down. Oh my God, okay. Let's just dive in. So our I'll start with a very basic one. Right, because I think that this is a good way just to kick off the discussion before we dive into giraffe heavy stuff. Factor fiction Matt penny, this is the best most exciting start to a college basketball season that you can remember since you were playing at UMass because people forget that you played basketball on college at two sets. Yes.

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A highlight from The Best of the Rest of the West & Michael's Best Troll Jobs

Open Floor: SI's NBA Show

05:45 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from The Best of the Rest of the West & Michael's Best Troll Jobs

"Senior writer, Chris herring. Chris, how are you doing good, sir? I'm Marie. Ready to dig in to some Thanksgiving food. I think a lot of people probably are at this time here. We're recording this on a Wednesday and I believe this will go out on Friday, so as you listen to this loyal listeners, I will be eating leftover Thanksgiving sandwich, probably my third or fourth of the afternoon. What is your favorite side, Chris? I love asking people that question. I was having this conversation yesterday, at least a black America, the black America that eats good. Sides are better than the main dishes. Of course. Turkey is okay, Turkey can be fine. I mean, obviously, if you get someone that can throw down turkeys really good, but I was on this conversation with my sister, macaroni and cheese is the greatest food known to man as far as I'm concerned. Known to black men. I don't want to speak for everybody, but I can speak for all black men that macaroni. Okay. Yeah. I can be monolithic in that sense. Normally, black people are not a monolith. We're relatively monolithic when it comes to that. Macaroni and cheese is really amazing if and when it's done right. And that's pretty far and away my favorite thing and then I think sweet potatoes and kind of candied yams are probably my second. I've never liked sweet potatoes. My grandmother used to get very upset because she would make a lot of them and supposedly they were great. I wouldn't know. I only added one hated it, sorry. That's my relationship with sweet potatoes. Love Mac and cheese. Stuffing is my favorite. By far. Interesting. I got you. It's not a great stuffing year round, frankly. I don't because I'm not a weirdo, but absolutely love stuffing. It's undefeated. In my opinion, if you're not trying to eat, like, when you ask the question of favorite side or favorite part of the meal, if you're not trying to have the side outside of Thanksgiving, then it's not good or it's not prepared correctly. I mean, there's so many options like mashed potatoes, obviously or another option. You mentioned stuffing. There's Mac and cheese. It's hard to go wrong at a certain point with certain things. always feel guilty because I've gone to other homes. The last few years for Thanksgiving and it's awkward because you get someone and they make all this food and there's like 9 different things and it's like, any time you've had to be in a room where you have to act like you're interested in all the options. You go to a college fair. And there's all these schools there. I knew when I was in elementary school I wanted to go to Michigan. So yes, I'll walk over to your booth, you know, such and such community college. But I'm going to Michigan. If they'll have me, I'm going there. And it's like Mac and cheese is that way for me when I get to somebody's crib. It's like the other sides in other foods are there, but I have to act interested so I don't offend anybody, but that's what I want. Let's talk about that. I appreciate that. Yes. My next question was going to be about Michigan Ohio State, but we are going to discuss that game next week, I think. It's probably better that we skipped that question, right? Okay. All right. So we know the outcome. Exactly. Today's episode we're going to open up the mailbag to talk Western Conference standings, a sixers silver lining. The MBA's most and least coachable players and more. But first, a quick reminder to please keep those emails coming in, open floor mail at Gmail dot com that's open floor mail at Gmail dot com. All right, let's dive right in with a wonderful email from Christine, who writes, hey guys, since we're almost a quarter of the way through the season, it's starting to make more and more sense to analyze the standings. Looking at the Western Conference, there are three runaway favorites, Golden State, Phoenix, and Utah, and a bunch of teams fighting for that last home court spot. My question is which team do you guys see most likely to grab that fourth spot? And since half of Denver's starting 5 is injured, should they enter the tanking race before it's too late? So this is a fascinating question from Christine and she wrote it before PJ Dozier as we record PJ JoJo, it is feared that he has torn his ACL so that just obviously stinks for so many reasons. And for basketball reasons for real life reasons, hope we hope PJ didn't tears ACL as we record this that there's not been official word, but I saw the play live. It did not look good. So the nuggets, let's start with the nuggets. Jamal Murray is obviously TBD and a return after tearing his ACL last year. Michael Porter junior is having this back issue that should really concern the organization, given his health history and the contract that he just signed also back injuries or just not fun and we hope he gets better ASAP. Nicole yogic has been out for a few games with this wrist injury. It doesn't seem at all. PJ Dozier as we just mentioned, he's kind of their 7th man right now could be out for the rest of the year. The nuggets of the last 5 in a row. They're now 9 9, they're good for that's good for 8th in the standings in the Western Conference.

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A highlight from Family, Hoops & Honoring Our Past, w/ Dan Grunfeld

The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix

01:22 min | 6 d ago

A highlight from Family, Hoops & Honoring Our Past, w/ Dan Grunfeld

"If you recognize the name, that's because Dan is, of course, the son of Ernie grunfeld, the former GM of the Knicks and bucks and sons, he also, of course, was a former NBA player for 9 seasons, and in fact, the only NBA player to be the son of Holocaust survivors. It's a fascinating story and one that had never been told before, even though we're any grunfeld of course has spent most of his adult life in the public spotlight and Ernie will actually join us for the last 15 minutes of the conversation. Dan is telling the story for the first time in this book, it's a very difficult story, obviously, and certainly one that was very difficult for his father. It almost fell to Dan to be the one to carry this fourth. It's gripping, it's moving. And of course, there is darkness and tragedy in their family history, but this is mostly a tale of hope and perseverance. You see it in Ernie grunfeld's life through Dan's eyes in the book and through the stories passed down from Dan's grandmother who escaped the Holocaust and eventually moved to the U.S.. There's a lot of fun basketball stuff along the way too, so the book really, I think does a great job of alternating, giving us some of the history and some of those tough moments, but also a lot of insights into Ernie grunfeld's basketball journey, Dan grunfeld's journey as well. He played at Stanford for four years and played a little overseas.

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Stephen Curry's Warriors get past Seth Curry's 76ers, 116-96

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last week

Stephen Curry's Warriors get past Seth Curry's 76ers, 116-96

"The warriors had a thirty nine point swing as they trailed the seventy Sixers by nineteen points in the first half but got it going after halftime and go on to win by twenty points one sixteen ninety six Stephan curry had game highs with twenty five points and ten assists with the switching got stops made in take tough shots especially second half internet in offense and unlock the game for so you know pretty impressive just energy known let that happen now after the first quarter curry made six of eleven three pointers Andrew Wiggins had nineteen for Golden State which has won five in a row Steph's younger brother Seth curry led Philly with twenty four points rhyming on San Francisco

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Durant moves into NBA's top 25, Nets beat Celtics 123-104

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | Last week

Durant moves into NBA's top 25, Nets beat Celtics 123-104

"Kevin Durant crack the NBA's top twenty five all time scoring list by contributing twenty one points in the nets one twenty three one oh four thumping to the Celtics about a kid my like today's game an early age so I watched all these guys that I might pass a note to your house and I I wanted to be like them I wanted to be an NBA like them make an impact in the league like down Patty mills added twenty three points and James harden had twenty with eleven assists in Brooklyn's twelfth win in its last fourteen games lamarcus Aldridge scored seventeen grabbed nine rebounds for the Atlantic division leaders who opened the second half on an eighteen to three run to go ahead by twenty eight Marcus smart had twenty points and eight assists for the Celtics who had won three in a row I'm Dave Ferrie

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Booker scores 35, Suns win 14th straight, beat Cavs 120-115

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00:42 sec | Last week

Booker scores 35, Suns win 14th straight, beat Cavs 120-115

"The sons of stretch their winning streak to fourteen games is Devin Booker and Chris Paul carried them to a one twenty one fifteen victory at Cleveland Booker finished with thirty five points and Paul hit four free throws over the final eight point eight seconds to help Phoenix keep the winning streak alive Paul finished with seventeen points and twelve assists we try not to get too high try not to get too low and we control we control and we we talk about everything you know what I like no I no guessing you know how this guy feels and it's it's nice to be with a group like you they'll McGee added thirteen points and twelve rebounds in twenty minutes off the bench the Cavaliers dropped their fifth in a row despite Jared Allen's twenty five points and eleven rebounds I'm Dave Ferrie

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