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"Know, for our fans are we have some well deserved fans in the in the piston history in area, and they're used to great basketball. Ball. And again, we're we're not where we want to be. But we're not where we weren't doing Casey fan. I think he's right on every front. Detroit has great sports fans. It's great MBA town. They deserve better. It's a big step. It's a big in the right direction. And I'm not hating on Nick nurse. We'll get to try and a little bit. But Nick nurse inherited a pretty good situation. When Casey was let go and then it got quite Leonard. Dwayne Casey went to a pistons organization that has struggled to live up to expectations that come with some talented guys. And because the coaching they got their congratulations to coach. This is not meant to be hateful. I just maybe five games. Hiding the bucks you're gonna roll their their story. Great by the numbers, and they know in true. But they know what people have been saying they they've heard the chatter. Yeah. Regular season. But these guys are young have been in the playoffs. Well, one way to get in the playoffs just blow the doors off whoever you face in the opening round, the Milwaukee Bucks are the best team in the NBA not named the warriors. And they're going to dominate the pistons Jaanus, and I'll go back that Joel Embiid game. M that is the best player most unstoppable player in the in the sport, honest, respond with forty five points, four blocks of MB this dude rises to the challenge. I don't wanna spend too much time on warriors clippers the warriors are force of nature. I got a sixty minutes special coming out, I think tomorrow night, maybe but their domination. I've seen only a clip or Steph looks like this great bridge. Katie look surly and Draymond looks like he wants to kick someone in the privates. Anyways, anyone take my frustration out on in that drama still there? I'm sorry. I can't the trademark kicking people there. It's it's just it's a joke. Can't let go it's always gonna make me laugh. They're still the best basketball team in the face of the earth. And I like the clippers. I I'm not gonna pretend that I watched a lot of clippers games this year. I've watched Donald three or four and the move to LA because they're on. And I'm sitting around my kids, they wanna watch L eighteen of the heart to show him with the Lakers about. So this is true. We've watched we've watched clippers games, they're fun. They're really well coached Doc Rivers done a great job with that team is the Golden State Warriors. The warriors are going to win in four four. They're going to win four most series. They play rafters play the magic, I won't belabor this too long other than say, here's an interesting fact nine times this season only nine the rafters scored fewer than one hundred points three of those nine times against the magic. Which is part of the reason this year Toronto versus Orlando two and two and yet, and I'm a big believer in this talk about you have to be only teams century of one NBA championship enough in the top ten in both offense and defensive rating one of those teams that pistons team they're a great defensively. Didn't have a lot of. Authentic weapons middling offensively. The other is the Lakers and their second of three Petes because they didn't try the best defense in the NBA. The before I think the third year after they were twenty I in the middle of the three peat why didn't really care then was the place near dominating. So really it's one team. I know I really it's one, and I think actually will be to this year. Three this year when the warriors doing I don't I don't think they're gonna finish the top ten in defensive rating. The raptors are five and five top ten in both is sort of the statistical indicator where you need to be there in the top five in both. I think rather the second best team. But the magic that they they match up. Well that could be a series. It goes a little longer than you think. That could be a series that could surprise some people now with a win for Orlando. But they're they're playing with house money nuggets Spurs, I'm utterly fascinated by and Denver fans. Congratulations. You it all came up Denver Nuggets, they have to face the rockets or the wars until an Eastern Conference fund or a Western Conference finals that'd be a trick. Wouldn't it a Western Conference finals, which obviously means Houston warriors going to happen earlier than a lot of us anticipated? That's what's going to happen, which I think it is the nuggets are thirty four and seven at home this year and the Spurs were sixteen and twenty five on the road this year huge advantage for Denver team. That is better. They're better team and yet, right? You know, where I'm going Gregg Popovich and some years we've seen some one eight two seven upsets Memphis done it in the past before I'm taking the nuggets. But I think it's a six or seven game. Ordeal. I do think this team is so far ahead of schedule that they're going to own like, Milwaukee be surprised by the ferocity of the postseason, and there's no team better equipped to take advantage of that. Then the San Antonio Spurs who I believe have now made the playoffs the twenty second consecutive season. I don't think they're going to be intimidated by the Denver Nuggets. Because Gregg Popovich knows what's what Philly Brooklyn's, really interesting Phillies Phillies, a big favourite. But we don't know how Joel Embiid is doing. We don't know if he's going to be healthy elm brand gave us the also answer Brett Brown gave us. I don't know. Ask somebody else, we L andbranch. They did. It was an Archer. If Embiid is healthy, they'll roll, but Brooklyn is fun. And that's another team that's on house money. I think it's a good series one of the truisms opposed season basketball, which is why all these misnomers about the sport. For reasons we don't get into better clear. In fact, you have to be a great teammate in order to an MBA championship. Because teams that don't like each other usually come apart at the seams in the postseason. It's truism that people around the NBA, we'll tell you the war is might be the exception this year, but they've also won multiple championships. The last few years. I'm not sure I mean, I'm not sure I'm not sure Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid and then Simmons like each other. I'm not sure Jimmy Butler arriving was the magical solution to make everything puppy dogs and rainbows and happy feelings and bright colors. And if that's true, I think broken especially of NBA, MRs gamers could knock the back on their heels and make it more of a series, and they should and yet in the end Phillies talented to lose that series in the first round they're going to win it. But I think it's close in the new think Portland. Oklahoma City is a is a really interesting game. I love the Dame. Rush rivalry these guys. Don't liking chip on the shoulder by one another mccullum's back and they're interesting both on a hot streak the use of Nurkic injuries. Brutal brutal Portland. And yet they're seven to since he went down to that. What double overtime game? I think it was double overtime defa studio me overtime, Oklahoma City closes on a winning streak and keep an. I on this in this thing, Oklahoma City wins. And I think the nurture injury is significant. I think the best player on the floor is going to be a trailblazer. Most nights because Paul George continue this weird post all-star game disappearing act and I've got Dame. I've got Dame over us in terms of who. I'd rather have my team is not even close to me. But Oklahoma City is the fourth best events in the NBA against Portland's third-best offense. Neither team is great. At the other thing. It's defense. Resolve those situations. I'm usually taking the defensive team and with all respect CJ McCollum. There's more talent on that thunder came duo than on that Portland deal. I think it's Oklahoma City. But I think it's a really close series. I think it continues. What's been just a brutal stretch for Portland postseason Celtics Pacers? I won't spend too much time on cells are going to dominate and I wanted to come on here and tell you that Utah was going to beat the rockets shocked world. Prove. But I can't I did too much research. Facts brutal right facts, kinda sucks sometimes. But here's the fact Utah's defense in the NBA, which I knew head into the research. I thought defensively they're really good Quin Snyder. Great coach, and so he can scheme against Antoni go bare Mitchell, there's some weapons they're under change their little better than their seating suggest in then I looked deeper Utah's great defensively, but they're only seventeen this year in defending the three pointer, and the rockets shoot the three historic rate. Fifty two percent. Fifty two percent of their shots are three point shots. The beat the rockets you have to have from her defenders who can who can lock down three point shooters who can switch and try to keep up with hard. And then have any of those things. Really go bears. Great. He's just not going to be effective against what the rockets do. Well, I think the rockets win that series. And what's interesting is how much of a fight does Utah put up. Because those of you rockets believers think I'm missing on something I'm going be eating crow. Maybe I will be a few weeks from the rockets beat the warriors in the second round of the playoffs. An easier way for that to be the outcome is for the rockets to take care of Utah. So that there as fresh as the warriors are going to be because of Utah pushes them to six or seven and create some tension. And look we've seen James harden have some struggle, sometimes big postseason games. He doesn't get off to the kind of rhythm me wants, you're gonna have rested angry, seething pretending. They've been disrespected by the us media members warriors team reading the pounds. It you have to match if you're if you're the rockets, and you really believe the warriors the team the only team that can beat you and your team that can beat them. You gotta match them game for game. As you go toward each other. If the warriors are going to take care of business and just route the clippers which I think they are you better be doing the same because that rest means something to matters eight five five two one two four CBS if you wanna give some NBA predictions eight five five two one two four CBS. We'll take your phone calls on the program rather than."