26 Burst results for "Finney Smith"
"finney smith" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Absolutely. Absolutely. And then we've got we didn't get to this yesterday. Pat Connaughton received an extension as well. With Milwaukee Bucks. Yeah. So that's no problem with that. He's an underrated rebounder. He's got the ability to shoot the three for you and everything. Yeah, you can plug them into the starting lineup when need be if you need them off the bench, he can do that. He can pretty much do whatever you need him to do. He's one of the rare players who loses almost nothing efficiency wise, starting or coming off the bench. She's basically the same guy no matter what, which is, which is good, because he's good. You know, that can be bad if the player stings, obviously, but he's a pretty good there. So yeah. And I will say on a personal note, when I was in Vegas for summer league, I hosted two events for kids that included pat Connaughton Dorian Finney Smith was involved one day demar Derozan was involved as well. And seeing the way pat worked with those kids and getting to chat with him for a bit, you know, about kind of just the way he approaches things. He was absolutely incredible. He was just in his element, working with all these kids, just having so much fun with them, coaching them up. I will forever be a pat Connor and fan now seeing the way that he was around those kids and really not just showing up to smile and wave or anything like that. But getting out there playing with the kids, working with them and really going out of his way to make to make the day for those kids. Do you know why, why, why? He's such a good guy. I have a feeling, you're going to tell me why. Because he's from Massachusetts. So we had someone say, start breaking these long pod shows in a ten minute clips. We have eclipse channel, Trevor. We do. We do. We've got our clips channel that is set up. I'll put there is a link in the description of our last video that was posted to our YouTube channel. I'll put that one over here as well. And that one is in a super chat. So start breaking these long shows into ten minute clips. You're leaving a lot of money on the table. Look, we have our clips channel that's set up. And yeah, it's definitely go check it out and go subscribe. I'll see if I can find the link in just a second here. Someone asked the hornets over officially pull the off or she wasn't an offer she did this qualifying offer for miles bridges. They did not, there's a couple of ways to think through that. I think one of the thoughts around why they wouldn't pull that qualifying offer is leaving him restricted, makes it less likely another team will swoop in and sign him.
Doncic, Mavs avoid sweep with 119-109 win over Warriors
"The Dallas Mavericks staved off elimination defeating Golden State one 19 one O 9 so now the warriors lead the series three games to one with game 5 back in San Francisco on Thursday Man's led by 15 and a half time extended that lead to 29 after three warriors rallied to get within 8 late in the fourth but the mass held on for the win May I shot 50% from the field hit 20 or 43 trays Luka Dončić led the Mavs with 30 points 14 rebounds 9 assists during Finney Smith had 23 Reggie Bullock 18 while Golden State was led by Seth and curry with 20 Bob Stephens Dallas
"finney smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"Then which is a fun little stat that I'm sure. And then the other part of it is Dallas tried to crash versus Golden State smaller lineup and it backfired mask that they ended up ended up being a -7 on their crashes because they gave up more points in transition on their crashes than they did versus their retreat. So they're kind of in a really tough spot there. I don't know what the solution is. I'm sure you can always improve your I mean, look, maxi Cleveland gotten filed trouble. That was big. That was a big factor. Obviously, the three point shooting was a big factor. That won't be the same in game two. But I do think that I do think that the style of defense of mavericks play was well in retrospect was more well suited to how Phoenix played, which is more of a stationary, one on one attacking, break guys down, defense versus Golden State, which is very off ball, lots of cuts, lots of misdirection. Memphis defended that very well, historically, all season are not historically, but all season. And so they were kind of suited for it. Dallas, I think, wasn't really ready for it. We'll see how they adjust going into a game too. The best thing if I'm making the case for Dallas rebounding game two is what you said about max to get in fact trouble. Because that's the one variable in gold state, which I think is a really hard place to play. If he's going to be in foul trouble, then the other variables for them to win at that point are make a ton of threes or Luca goes off. But I just think they need him. In Dallas, maybe it's a little different, but what did he have? He had 3000 at halftime or Kenny and a half. And I remember not a good sign, yeah. The only played 8 minutes in the first half, I believe. The other thing I want to say quickly, that's disadvantageous for Dallas, is their premium defenders that they have Bullock block, excuse me. And Dorian Finney Smith both really, really good on ball defenders during Finney Smith, one of the better on ball wing defenders in the league. The knock against him has always been the foot speed, tracking guys, offscreen. So him chasing around curry. That's a challenge. I think they're going to have to really dial in how they switch off the ball. And that's got to be I mean, if you remember the way the rockets defended Golden State back in the day. They were aided by Durant because with the rent, there wasn't nearly as much motion in the game was a lot slower as crazy as that sounds. Now you remove a guy like that and now it's just all space and movement. It's tough man. It's tough watching when it works, it looks beautiful when it doesn't work. We're all mocking Steve Kerr for not running simple high pick and roll on Twitter like I am all the time. But yeah, let's do the whole works. So Dallas, I think, was plus one 80 heading into the series on FanDuel and now I think they're like plus 360 something like that or plus somewhere between three 35 and 360 depending on what you're looking at. But.
"finney smith" Discussed on BBALL BREAKDOWN Podcast
"Thank you. Dallas beats pick and roll heavy offenses in Utah and Phoenix. How do they adapt to Golden State Warriors motion systems? So that's a really interesting question. There's a huge argument on Twitter about who's going to win this series and who's got the advantage and who's in the garden Luca, but you know what? The warriors have a couple of guys, but the Mavericks might struggle the guard as well. So what do you think about the Mavericks and how they're going to end up dealing with the motion offense of the warriors? It's going to be tough because the Golden State Warriors might be able to load up against Dallas, but Dallas definitely won't be able to load up against the Golden State Warriors offense. I mean, motion offense, especially their motion offense when they go with their new world. I don't want to call it the death lineup. It's just so hard to guard. So it is going to be a challenge for them on defense. Oh, I agree. So I mean, look at it this way. You can throw a double at Luca and he's going to hit Dorian Finney Smith on the high post. You can throw a double at staff and he's going to hit Jordan Poole on the wing attacking a closeout, right? Or he's going to hit draymond green at the elbow who's going to now create an advantage. I think it's a pretty distinct advantage. And so as a result, I don't know. I would be much more happy or much more comfortable doubling Luca with the great rotations that the warriors have on defense, especially with a guy like draymond quarterbacking, then I would be hard pressed to imagine they're going to blast curry too much in the pick and roll because they have enough weapons now and clay is there. To really, really hurt them. Now they may be they might get away with it and there might be moments where clay is off and maybe pools off and maybe all three of them are off. And the Mavericks will end up making more threes in that game. I think that's going to be the key is whoever makes more threes than the other is going to have a distinct advantage for the W. Who do you think wins a serious question? I mean, to me, I feel like the warriors should win. The warriors are more creative defenses lead than any other team..
"finney smith" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And he's a guy that has consistently been a good playoff performer over the course of his first 5 playoff series. He was great against pelicans. He was the guy that was the president's consistently against the pelicans. And this is the one series where if he's going to show that he can be that guy if he can be the guy who can punish teams for trying to play small. This was it. And he didn't do it. There were times in the first few games where Dorian Finney Smith was a big sky on the court, mostly they played small with Maxie. There was no reason for him not to take advantage. And I think that it's worth discussing him. I think the injury stuff probably does matter more. Yeah. Like Chris Paul maybe not being able to explode off of that left quad that Mark spears reported is now a thing. It makes sense to me on some level. He didn't have any explosiveness. I thought there was like a I thought the hand was probably bothering him a little bit. Like you started to see early in the playoffs that he really didn't feel comfortable going left it felt like. Just losing his handle too. It's Chris Paul. He never loses his handle. Yeah, so I do think that the injury stuff did prop up for Chris Paul, but like that raises questions going forward in and of itself on some level. It lends me. It felt like honestly Dallas punk'd them. And this is not a team that gets punked. Like, from the moment that Luca after game 5 said like, every basically like coming into the locker room down the tunnel. He's like, everything's all good when you're up. Like, you guys talk a lot of shit when you're up, basically. From that moment, it seemed like Luca just locked in and I mean, look like they're schematic adjustments. I thought Dallas did a great job of consistently hunting the worst offender on the court against Phoenix. I thought that Dallas's defense did a really good job of essentially just starting to ignore Chris Paul. They just played him as almost a non entity in games 6 and 7. And I was a smart move..
Doncic, Mavs beat foul-plagued Paul, Suns to even series 2-2
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"finney smith" Discussed on NBA Front Office w/ Keith Smith & Trevor Lane
"Yeah. Why is that a thing? I don't know. First Saturday of May, where people tend to their gardens unclothed in the spirit of back to basics living. There's all these pictures of animals that are like with like shocked faces. It's pretty funny. So obviously this was invented by people who live in places without mosquitos. I'm assuming. Yeah, apparently. You're not doing a lot of gardening naked in mosquito land, but oh my gosh. Happy world naked gardening day. Wow. There it is. I thought you were going to say something exciting like it's margarita day or something. That was two days ago. On Cinco de Mayo. That's right. That's right. Well, let's face it any day can be margarita day. At least. They could be world naked gardening day too. As long as you want to do it right, I guess. I don't know. All right, moving on. No one cares. The Babs came out fire today. They take down the Phoenix Suns. You know, this was another one where the Mavs were back against the wall and you could just see they wanted this win. They wanted to get out there and get it done and get it done. They did. Phoenix, it felt like they were off from the early going, just didn't seem like they totally had it on that night. Chris Paul, 7 turnovers. He had like 6 turnovers in the first quarter. And that really got the Mavs on his birthday. Yeah, on his birthday. Yeah. Played 37 minutes, turned 37, and turned the ball over. 7 times. That's too many turnovers for the Phoenix Suns and the Mavs did with they didn't shoot great. 33% from three, but managed to do enough to get the W particularly with the sun's playing pretty sloppy basketball. But I think the important thing here is jaylen Brunson, 28 points 5 assists, welcome to the series. Jaylen Brunson, this is the first game. Good game that he's had against the sons in this series and that made a big, big difference for Dallas. Yeah, Maxie klebe has been kind of bare off. So it's kind of a guy who is done, I think the best most reliable play alongside Luca. But yeah, Jalen Brunson showed up, Dorian Finney Smith, Reggie Bullock, they combined for 29 points, and shoot it great, Ted ten out of 26, but made just enough shots to keep Dallas on or keep Phoenix honest on them, didn't allow them to over help on Luca Luca nearly a triple double. Again, he didn't shoot great at either 11 out of 25, two out of 7 from three. But that's going to be the way it is. So we said this the other day when they went down O two, it was can Luca get enough help from the other guys. And he did in this one and then the suns were, I like the way you put it..
"finney smith" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"So put the ball on his hands, force Luca to be active off ball like he is when he's playing for the national team. Like he was, what he was playing for Real Madrid, Luca can contribute off ball. So I'd like to see some wrinkles in that sense on the offensive end with Brunson and Luca. And by the way, at worst, you're going to get the reps in to find out if he's actually worth paying this off season because that's a big decision because you're right, Zach, you're close with Luca. With Luca, you have a chance. The fact he's playing at this level with Mikel bridges over him all game long. It is a testament to Luke's ability. He just needs the right pieces around him. What a Mikhail bridges game, by the way. We had a quick seal post up over, I think it was actually Brunson, where someone he had a height advantage over, right? And I love when they mix that in. We had a couple of pick and rolls with him as the screener, and I love what they've said. Yeah, yeah. We had like 5 catch go dump off to the center for a dunk passes. The guy is just so freaking good. I'm Dončić. By the way, how about the steel he had? On Luca as well. One hand in interception in the air. Yeah, you had like a pick 6 almost. I think it went haywire for Phoenix somehow. I remember, let's talk about Luca for a second because I think all of these things can be true. Like they need to be a little less all Luca all the time on offense for not only his own energy reasons, but just for the sort of health of the ecosystem, but look, I hope in like 5 years, we're looking back on this game as a little bit of a turning point in his career because as brilliant Izzy is offensively and he's, I mean, Jeff van Gundy called him the hardest guy to guard in the entire NBA on my podcast last week and that may be true. You just can't be attacked like that on defense. For an entire half of basketball and expect to win the championship, he just has to be better whether it's conditioning or technique or effort. And that's on the Mavs to surround him with a healthier or more democratic whatever offensive system. But it's also on him. I think it's okay to point the finger a little bit and just say like, dude, you can't be, you can't be a complete traffic cone on defense against the very best teams because we just are not going to be able to win. You have to even curry for his size for his skinny all that. He puts up a fight. It's not like it's not like he's just rolling over Luca. Just he didn't roll over, but he had no shot last night standing in front of those guys. Yeah, I was thinking last night. Is this the night where Luca realizes he needs to a, get in the absolute best shape of his life and be where he realizes maybe I do need another higher usage ball handler by my side to alleviate this workload so I'm not so fatigued on defense. So whatever it is, fatigue, conditioning, I don't know, because that technique, all of the above, it all needs to get better because you can't have your star player who needs to be on the court who needs to carry a load, getting attacked like that. And by the way, even if he does get better defensively, teams might still target it because like you said, it's like a boxing match, jab, jab, jab, you want to wear him out and get him tired. But you can have him playing the way he did with his slow feet at the end of that game. It was inexcusable. And the sons didn't really even get serious till the second half because they finally stopped sitting Booker and Paul at the same time and sitting Booker Paul and 8 and at the same time they stopped doing that. That's when you know, okay, we're now feeling a little bit threatened. We're gonna get serious. The other stat that I look at after every game and now here we are through two games. Dwight Powell has played 29 minutes the Mads are -28 in those 29 minutes. I just, as much as he has good pick and roll chemistry with Luca, it's hard for them to score against this defense with a non shooter on the floor and he's not doing enough defensively to help you. I just wonder if they've got to even cut that further and Finney Smith at center we barely saw last night until they really got in trouble in the game. I think we'd probably are going to see more of that in game three. Other than that, they don't have a lot of personnel answers. I don't know what kind of strategic answers they have. Their offense is doing fine. It's just they haven't had any answers for Phoenix on defense. And Aiden didn't do anything last night. Yeah, I mean, if you told me entering the game eating plays 18 minutes, McGee plays ten, I mean, you might be thinking what went wrong for Phoenix. Foul trouble, injury, but the fact that biz back biombo can come in as your third big off the bench and give you great minutes in the pick and roll with CP. He can offer solid defense. I mean, Jesus. This is such a different year for Phoenix compared to last year. Can we just talk for a two seconds about Chris Paul and just, I love Chris Paul. He's gotta be so annoying. I mean, we all know that, but just as soon as you're in the bonus, as soon as you know, it's ripped through cities. Just every possession of the city. Then he did one rip through last night, at least one, but one I remember when they weren't in the bonus. And you wonder like, why is he just messing around with these stupid rip through moves when they're not in the bonus? You know why? Because he got Finney Smith early in the third quarter and Finney Smith had three fouls and you know if there was one guy on the court who knew how many fouls freaking Dorian Finney Smith had and how important it is to Dallas. It's Chris Paul and Kelsey, I don't know what the hell happened when he drew that offensive foul on Jalen Brunson when the game was starting to get out of hand for Dallas. I don't really even know. I like to slow it down and try to zap root it like did he did he jump on his hip? Did he grab his arm? I couldn't even tell what have just something happened and all of a sudden bodies were flying and Jalen Brunson got called for a Fallon was probably like, I don't even do a foul, I don't even know what the hell just happened. Yeah, it was a very, very strange play. Very strange play of Chris Paul seems to be surrounded by a lot of moments like that. I tweeted about it at the time, I said something like, boy, we, I think it was like minutes before that happened. But boy, we thankful. I'm grateful to be watching Chris Paul at this point and then that happened. There's a slew of replies. They're like, you have a weird taste of players. It's like, this is part of the Christmas experience. I'm not the whole Chris Paul experience. I think campaign and someone else on the bench were actually miming the rip through at one point like celebratory bench mime rip throughs. How is that even a thing? I mean, with Chris Paul, it probably should be though, right, Zack. Anything else in Dallas, Phoenix, are we ready? But my pick for the series was Phoenix and 6. I'm beginning to wonder if I gave the Mavs too many games out of respect. And do you have an official pick in this one before the series? I didn't have an official pick, I think I probably would have said 6. But starting to feel a lot more like four or 5, isn't it? We'll see. You know, you'd like to see Dallas could get a home. Game three is always the whole thing. Like if we get if Dallas gets game three, we have some excitement, at least for 24 to 48 hours. If they don't, then we just start working on our series preview for the next round. We are finding things out about Dallas though. What's missing and why they need to build around Luca. Big and maybe someone over Brunson. Chris steps, where zingis is not missing though. I don't miss him. No, definitely not. Let's move to the Eastern Conference to a one one series series of real heavyweights to Boston Celtics, and the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics blew the crap out of Milwaukee in game two after getting stifled in game one..
"finney smith" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Was I was dead wrong about the porzingis trade just in this sense. I understood why they did it. I viewed it more as a smart, long-term and medium term move. And I think I even wrote, I think they probably lowered their ceiling without his rim protection at three point shooting. They were confident that was not the case. I heard from them there are confident that's not the case they would be better this season without porzingis and they were absolutely right. They didn't just redistribute his post ups in his shots to Luca. They redistributed them to Dinwiddie and Brunson. They improved their spacing and they were exactly correct. Porzingis is a center. We can get quality center minutes out of Powell and, including quality shooting and spacing from and they were right. And I do find myself thinking a lot, a kind of forgotten man is like, they'd be even more dangerous offensively if Tim Hardaway junior wore an injured and they had another shooter who could at least run a secondary pick and roll and pull up off the dribble and obviously you can't play him and then wait and Brunson all together because your defense is going to be shot. But I do think he's kind of there Joe Harris where everyone's just sort of forgotten he exists. He's an important part of their team. Yeah, no, and right now he's one B as far as their bench hypeman go. I mean, he's into it with Theo Pence in all game long. He is not ruled out the possibility of him returning during his playoffs, but it's a very slim chance. Jay Kidd said the other day that he's three or four weeks away from being able to change his foot, change directions, that kind of running he just started straight line and running. But you know, there's if you go to Maz games, there's a reminder every pregame, he gets out there, you know, a couple hours before tip and goes through a pretty good shooting session and shooting it well. Yeah. They could use him. I don't think the match really believed they were going to get better this season when the porzingis trade. They might have said that to you, I don't think they really believe that. I think there was some hope that it was a possibility. But I think Dinwiddie's production down the stretch of this second half of the season as good as he was was almost a bonus. But it became pretty consistent to the point where they started relying on it and he hadn't done that so far in the playoffs. He's only had like one or two games. And so at this point, hey, man, they need that Dinwiddie that looked like such a such a fine for them for the last couple of months of the season. They really need one of those like, you know, 22 point didn't what he typed for performances. A couple of other things to look for before we bolt here. I do think Phoenix can do more to make Luca work defensively. And they dip their toe into it in game one. And the Mavs are smart. If you want to run a book or Crowder pick and roll, we're just going to let Crowder pop into open space rocking overreact. And Luke is going to drop and recover. I'd like to see Booker just attack him immediately in the drop. Like, Donovan Mitchell actually is pretty good at that. And Clarkson was very good at that. Don't hesitate, just go go right at him and boy, it's becoming one of my favorite plays in the entire NBA now for two years. When the sun's run, Devin Booker up from the left corner and around one screen and then into a dribble handoff with ayton so that there's only one shooter on the weak side in the left corner of the left wing. That play is so hard to guard. And you could see the maps. If people, if the nerds want to nerd out, ten 50 in the third quarter, they run that play. And they get an 8 and dunk on the lob. And you can see Finney Smith, you can see Finney Smith pointing to Brunson, who's on the strong side corner, a place that you normally don't rotate in from. It's like, dude, there's two people on the strong side, only one person onto weak side. You gotta be in earlier on ayton for that lob. Four minutes later, 5 59 of the third quarter. Same play Brunson's in early from the strong side corner, just like Finney Smith S, Booker sees that right away, bam, over to bridges on the right wing, bam over to Brunson's guy, cam Johnson in the corner for three. Then late in the game, they start saying, well, we don't have any answers for this. Which with our centers onto Booker and double team him to get the ball out of his hands and it worked a little bit when campaign was in the game and not Chris Paul, but that's not going to work normally. It's just a beautiful, beautiful action and people want to watch those plays. You can see the Mavs go from answer to answer to answer and the suns go from counter to counter to counter. It's just how hard they're just a hard team to guard, man. This offense is a little bit of a fluke by like a couple points for a hundred possessions given how great they've been shooting, but not that much of a fluke. Yeah, and by the way, when we're talking about the mask going small, it's like, okay, so you put 8 on or I'm sorry, finish Smith on ayton and you just active and switch and I'm talking that you kind of need finish Smith guarding Devin Booker for the vast majority of the game. And he said, well, you can put Bullock on Booker. Okay, but then you kind of need Bullock on Chris Paul. It's like every within that play that you were just.
"finney smith" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"That will look back and be like, oh, neither of those teams were that great. But I would have I would have Phoenix one and I would have Boston too. The thing with the thing with Dallas though is like we were just talking about, it's not just Luca. Jalen Brunson looks unbelievable. What he's doing. I just don't think Utah's very good. I want to see them do it against it gets a much higher caliber competition. That's fair, though, Bill, but Brunson's been doing it all year long. When Luca was out early in the season, he averaged 22.77 assists. He was awesome for them earlier. He was great all season long. He's one of the more efficient isil scores in the league. It's so many different ways. Good if you want to win a first round series. Yeah, I think the sample, I think the sample with Brunson, he hasn't gotten the high usage at all, except for when Luke has been out, but we're now seeing what him and Luca can do together when they're empowering Brunson and ways that they have it in the past. I'm a buyer and what we've seen from Brunson in the first round. Granted, you're right. Like the jazz defense is weak. It's an easier matchup for him and it'll be a much stiffer challenge when he might have like Mikel bridges defending him on some possessions. But that's true. Good luck. Anybody depended by Mikel bridge. I'm buying on Jalen Brunson. What do you got, rob? I mean, I don't want to gloss over the fact that Dallas too, that they just held the best regular season offense in the league to 96 points in this closeout game. I think they're pretty stout defensively. Like what Dorian Finney Smith and Reggie Bullock can do on the perimeter? I can't wait to watch those guys run up against CP and hopefully a healthier Devin Booker by the time that series starts. But I'm in a similar framing. I'm still thinking, again, I'll just take the pandering and say Boston one. Wow. And I don't even have Boston one. I am too. Well, for me, it's bookers injury. Like if Booker is healthy Phoenix is one. But until we see the game 7, the game 7 in Phoenix still matters for me in this rankings. In the finals. That's fair. Anyway, all right, so you have Boston one Phoenix two Golden State three, who's four? Yeah. I would go, I'm gonna go shit. I'm trying to it's hard. It's really tough. I think you like personally. I think I have to go Miami four because if I'm putting Boston.
"finney smith" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"General. Damian Jones. Bring him back. I should have never let him laugh. That's right. Leave. But go get him. Go get a guy like a Damien Jones or another big 'cause I guarantee you the bigs you can get at a better minimum. I think we kind of saw this season. The bigs, a better minimum compared to a big, at the compared to a wink at the better minimum completely different. The wings, quality of wings at bedroom minimum are not that good. Compared to taxpayer level. Now, we should mention to getting those wings that we're talking about, it's not easy. Every team in the NBA wants those guys. Every team is after that specific skill set. Teams want as many of those guys as they can possibly get so they get expensive. I mean, look, Dorian Finney Smith got a big deal from the Mavs. He's been really good. I've been really good. But a lot of people just see him as, oh, he's just a role player. Yeah, but he fits that skill set. Look at what Mikael bridges is done. For the sons, you find guys like that. They tend to get paid, you can find some guys like an auto Porter junior, how much does he get? That's the name that I've been on quite a bit. If you could find that, great, but you might not be able to. So that's where it's a little bit of a bit of a challenge. So let's see. People say Damien Jones is not that good. We're not saying he's good. We're saying, would you rather have Damien Jones for the minimum or would you rather give Mitchell Robinson 40 million for the next four years? Because that might be what it takes to get him. And then the Lakers can't do that. And then be stuck with player Y on a veteran minimum to be your three and D wing up. Trevor reads the two. That's three and D wing off the bench like, no. No, that's not. Just get you need to get Trevor ariza, Delorean..
Doncic's 35 points, 13 assists send Mavs past Cavs 120-112
"Look look at at dodges dodges fourteen fourteen thirty thirty five five points points and and had had thirteen thirteen assists assists as as the the Mavericks Mavericks dump dump the the Cavaliers Cavaliers won won twenty twenty one one twelve twelve dot dot church church supplied supplied twenty twenty points points while while the the mavs mavs outscored outscored the the cavs cavs thirty thirty nine nine twenty twenty two two in in the the third third quarter quarter I I just just want want to to be be a a little little more more aggressive aggressive in in the the first first half half you you know know I I was was just just a a back back to to back back but but I I just just try try to to be be more more aggressive aggressive Dorian Dorian Finney Finney Smith Smith nailed nailed six six three three pointers pointers and and finished finished with with a a career career high high twenty twenty eight eight points points for for Dallas Dallas which which is is on on the the brink brink of of a a postseason postseason berth berth Cleveland Cleveland played played with with that that Evan Evan moblie moblie who who will will miss miss at at least least two two more more games games with with a a sprained sprained ankle ankle caris caris levert levert scored scored thirty thirty two two points points in in his his best best game game as as a a cavalier cavalier Darius Darius garland garland had had twenty twenty five five points points and and ten ten assists assists in in the the cavs cavs fourth fourth loss loss in in five five games games on on the the ferry ferry
Five Mavericks score in double figures, snap Miami's streak
"Look at Datchet scored twenty one points and the Mavericks improved to seventeen and six since January first by tapping the heat one of seven ninety nine other dodges Chad just five of nineteen from the field he converted nine of twelve free throws and had ten rebounds Jaylen Brunson a maxi Kleber each finished with nineteen points and Dorian Finney Smith had fourteen for Dallas Jimmy Butler scored a game high twenty nine points in bam Adebayo finished with twenty one for the heat the outcome drops Miami into a first place tie with Chicago in the Eastern Conference I'm Dave Ferrie
"finney smith" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"But I don't know. I don't know if every fan feels that way. I don't know, and it's challenging. And I also think the idea of like, I have friends who are fans of team, so I'm like, you guys should be really more interested in trading for Simmons and they have fans have no interest sometimes trading for Simmons in the sense of like. And if we're talking about it on a fan side of it, there is some of that. I can understand it where it's like, why would I trust Ben Simmons to give me hope, right? And so I understand it on that side. It's a tough thing, man. And one thing is as critical as we are of all these trades and all of these things. Being a front office guy is tough. Making sure it's hard. It's a very hard job. I understand it. I went through it as a video guy. It's difficult. So it's like, you know, the second guessing comes with it, but it's hard. And it's hard to kind of predict these things. On the other side of this, though, is Dallas. And I understand the idea that they went for here. They broke the porzingis deal up into two more manageable trade chips basically. I think they're going to have an easier time moving Spencer Dinwiddie in a deal in dos Bertrand's in a deal to try and rebuild in completely retool around Luka Dončić. For this year, it's worse. Like there are worse team. There are definitely a worse team this year. I have a lot of ball handling, which is interesting, like Spencer Dan witty jaylen Bronson, Luka Dončić are three of your four or 5 best players now. I guess Tim Hardaway sort of and then Dorian hardware has the broken foot. Yeah, like I'm assuming he'd be back to the playoffs. Is he not going to be back for the playoffs? I will Google this as you need to fill time while I type this up. Yeah. But like Dorian Finney Smith has been really good this year and but now you're going to be completely retooling what Jason Kidd has been doing on the fly..
"finney smith" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And they pay Finney Smith, they're going to be 20 something a million into the tax next year. And I've talked to a couple of I've talked to a lot of GMs and system GMs in front office people about the meds in the last couple of weeks. And a few of them have brought this up like you say put your pretend you're the president of the basketball operations Dallas. What do you do? And a few of them have said, well, if I've got the green light from ownership, what I'm doing is I'm trading Brunson. I'm trading Finney Smith. I'm trying to get picks and I'm trying to get cap space because if I lock myself into that team, I'm locking myself into a team that's not quite good enough during Lucas early prime and what I really need is the flexibility of whether through trade or cap space to get a guy who's a number two that's better than porzingis, a costar to come in and really accelerate us during Lucas early to mid prime. And I might not be able to get that if I forfeit all that Catholic civil to bring back. Two guys who are good, but how good is this team? And that just goes back to the question of, do they view themselves as just pretty good or do they view themselves as like a hot shooting streak and maybe one small upgrade away from being a real threat to the warriors in the sun? Like what do you think of that line of thought of like take a step back now to take a step forward later? Well, I would say one really good way to avoid pain attacks is to get to a point where Luca feels like he can't compete here and he's forced him his way out. You no longer have a supermax player on your roster. And so I'd be real careful with some sort of and mass fans here cap space and they start. That's a painful term around here. Darren Williams, he's coming. Keeping the powder dry. Donny Nelson has gone, but that phrase still is burned into the minds of Maz fans. I just think that would be way too risky. I think a significant step back would be a mistake. Now, do the maths look at this rot and be like, hey, we're good..
"finney smith" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Your taxpayer mid level exception on someone else. That sort of thing. Because they're eventually going to be sacrifices even if the suns are willing to pay the luxury tax. There's a limit to that. By the way, a couple wing contracts I wanted to highlight javon Carter three years 11 and a half million. That's got a chance to be really good contract, but then he's 6 one. Like he's not a three and D player like Mikhail bridges is a three and D player, even though he, the guy he can be up, he can really die up. Dorian Finney Smith is on a ridiculous three year $12 million contract. He's gonna get paid this summer if he has a good year. So that value will disappear. Sneaky good contract that I don't think got enough love even though they won the championship. Pat Connaughton three years 16 million. I don't know, I'd have to sit down and watch film of him defensively obviously his three point shot his oscillated up and down pretty wildly and I don't think he's sort of guarded with the respect of a good three point shooter. That's a good contract. He's a good all around player, like it's hard to sneak those deals in under the radar, but they do exist, and his content 85% of Mikhail bridges maybe, I don't know. Those are just one style. This podcast is sponsored by better help online therapy, the best way to think about therapy is through a bunch of analogies. We get annual check offs and go to the gym to maintain physical wellness and prevent injury and disease. We do chores regularly some of us do to avoid a giant mess of a house. We're going to therapy is like all of the above. It's routine maintenance for your mental and emotional wellness to prevent bigger issues down the road. Therapy doesn't mean something's wrong with you. Means you're investing in yourself to keep your mind healthy better help is customized online.
Doncic Has 31 Points, Mavs Beat Clippers 113-102 in Game 1
"The Mavericks took their playoff opener is Luca di church dropped in thirty one points in a one thirteen one oh two decision over the clippers especially the more fun if you want obviously but it's a fun basketball I think it's fun for the fans to watch it Dotchin Tim Hardaway junior made five three pointers each and Dorian Finney Smith at four to help Dallas shoot forty seven percent from long range Hardaway finished with twenty one points to finish Smith had eighteen for the maps who led most of the game why Leonard had twenty six points and ten rebounds for the clippers and Paul George added twenty three points but they were a combined three of fourteen on three pointers as the clippers shot just thirty one percent from downtown I'm Dave very
Doncic, Mavs hold on to beat Irving, Nets 113-109 for sweep
"The nets now find themselves two and a half games behind the Eastern Conference leading seventy Sixers following their fourth straight loss one thirteen one oh nine at Dallas look at dodges scored twenty four points and Tim Hardaway junior added twenty three to help the Mavericks complete a sweep of the two game season series Dodger Charlie shot seven of twenty two but he chipped in with ten rebounds and eight assists it was one of the worst game made Burke well we got a win that's all matters not just trying to when you're not scoring trying to do other things and just keep playing Dorian Finney Smith scored seventeen points and the Mavericks reached ten games over five hundred for the first time this season the nets fell despite carrier ring season high forty five points I'm Dave Ferrie
Doncic's 31 points pace Mavs over NBA-leading Jazz 111-103
"Look at dodges scored thirty one points and Dorian Finney Smith added a season high twenty three is the maverick stop Utah's nine game winning streak one eleven one oh three Jaylen Brunson scored twenty points for the mavs led by as many as eighteen in their season high fifth win in a row Dallas won for the first time in three games versus Utah this season despite Kristaps porzingis the Mavericks number two scorer leading rebounder sitting out with a sprained right wrist Mike Conley scored twenty eight points to lead the jazz who fell to an NBA best thirty eight and twelve I'm Dave Ferrie
A Deep Dive Into Rudy Gobert After the Jazz Lose To Denver
"Talk about Rudy. Gobert. What? What do we want to know about mr. Gaubert because I thought before today and obviously today is Sunday. I thought before the day that he was running away with the defensive player of the year award. And then today happened today happened. I would not go as far as running away with the defensive player wage. I thought he was running away. I thought it was a significant gap between him and everybody else. So I totally understand why you would say that their top five and defense coming into town today. They're really really good team Utah. They are arguably playing better before today than anybody in the NBA just point blank. Especially now that the Lakers have hit like off a bit of a bit of a malaise having said that I'm still saying Anthony Davis Ford Prince of player of the year because they've number one defense and he's the one the keys the number one defense in the NBA off. He's by far the most versatile defender in the NBA Rudy I think is a reasonable like honestly probably would be second for me right now Myles Turner has a case sneaky class that I've been advocating as much as I can Larry Nance would probably be in my top five right now. He is the whole reason that the Cavs have a reasonable defense. Yep. Right now a top-10 defense, but I digress nonetheless Rudy gobert has been very very good for the Utah Jazz this year and I thought that Utah's games this week. We're kind of a perfect encapsulation of the Rudy gobert experience against Dallas. He was the reason that they just come holy month and utterly annihilated the Mavericks in both of those games and I watched the first one close cuz I bet on Dallas because Utah was without Donovan Mitchell was without a favors and Dallas was getting back Dorian finney-smith was getting back to like Powell. I thought that they'd take that energy and catch you too on the back end of a back-to-back and be kind of run away with that game and that absolutely one hundred percent was the wrong side to be on and in large part. It was because of the incredible grass. City that Rudy gobert holds as a pick-and-roll offensive threat, he is completely obliterated kristaps porzingis in that in those two games like butterwood obliterated him like wipe them off the face of the Earth on both ends. He averaged 23 points and 16 rebounds. He had like three blocks. He had a couple of steals. He was dead thing that people who are Jazz fans and that yell from the rooftops about Rudy. Gobert. He was everything in those two games that people say about Rudy being like a top-12 impact player in the NBA. You'll hear sometimes in this game today against Denver Nikola jokic made him look like a parking cone on defense and
Dallas Mavericks Game Against The Pelicans Postponed Because Of COVID-19
"Last night's game between the Mavericks and the pelicans didn't happen. It was postponed because of covert 19. The Mavericks on Monday had four players quarantine because of health and safety protocols. Josh Richardson during Dorian Finney Smith, Jalen Bronson and Maxie Cleave to cleave a is currently listed day to day. They're not sure what his status is the next game for the Mavericks in Charlotte. Coming up on Wednesday is up in the air will have to wait and see
"finney smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"For both teams the rebounds. Whichever team does it better in whichever team makes threes That's gonna trump everything. That's the most important thing. Dallas They need help for Luca and Dorian Finney Smith. They've both been effective. No one else has Tim Hardaway. I'm not pointing fingers, but Tim Hardaway, Trey Burke, We need you. Luke has got to make his free throws also played well. He's gotta make his free throws. The Clippers need to continue to defend Lupin. The way they are. The key to that is, they're doubling him Get the ball out of his hands and other guys. They're not stepping up. That's gotta happen. And, surprisingly to me, this is a game. A half sweet Lou Williams has been very quiet. Look for him in the second half time adjustments brought to you by five hour energy shots, energy on the go and keep this in mind. Kevin brought it up a swell The team that has won. The third quarter has won every game of this. Siri's. Here's Tim Hardaway steps inside on the right corner. Medium range J overshot the rim, Zuba rebounds and gets it toe Landry Salmon so No Morris and they'll go with Mike like you were right Mantra, Zahra you said Michael Green, who was rejected in the first quarter after a flagrant two against Lucas Leonard opens a third quarter with a three pointer from on high 14 points for letter. We were talking about how his three point percentage dropped from 37 in the regular season. 27 The playoffs. Smith looks for an answer. Three doesn't get it right now. The Clippers have their largest lead of the ballgame. 60 to 51 up nine opening minute of the 3rd July runs into Maxie Cleaver now taking Tim Hardaway. Beyond the free throw line passes to Georgia. The left step right in his face down, Zuba Hook shot over the left shoulder. Good Carlo calling a timeout 64 seconds into the third floor. That's how important that is. You had two stops to scores. They didn't do it. Yeah, but the last thing they needed was for Whitey get going from three. That was huge and then talk about other guys stepping up going. Finney Smith, who had a really good first quarter. It all 10 of his points in the first quarter hasn't been heard from since then. So Luka needs help, and they had better get after the glass. Dallas Mavericks timeout 10 56 to go in the third Clippers 62 Mavericks 51.
"finney smith" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Defensively, so whichever one could get an edge on the boards that will be an important factor. For Dallas. I think they need their young combo, Maxie Cleavage and Dorian Finney Smith have got to make some threes have struggled so far, particularly Cleveland. They're good three point shooters in the regular season. Rick Carlisle needs them to shoot it well today if they're going to win for the Clippers, PG is the number number one priority if he plays that changes the game dramatically because trying to defend both Kawai Leonard Paul George is virtually impossible. We'll track all those things as we go. The first quarter is big for both of these ball clubs. Let's go ahead and get you the starter's here for this afternoon's game. The home team is the Dallas Mavericks and the quote unquote visitors of the Clippers, and we'll start with them and Doc Rivers will trot out the same five here. Paul George in that lineup. Three for his last 18 from three point worse to game stretch for him since he shot 18% in a couple of games in December of 2015 2nd straight start for Landry. Sham Idiot. A career high 18 points in Game three of each is super Bots is in the middle and then on the wings, Marcus Maura's senior and then coli Leonard, who's averaging 33 points. Points for ball games in the playoffs. Second Lady store right now, here in Orlando, Leonard Morris Zoo, bots, George and Champagne for the 49 23 Clippers and leave the serious two games to one. Meanwhile, for Rick Carlisle in the Dallas Mavericks, Yes, Luca don shit back in their 42 points in his postseason debut in Game one, and certainly still averaging over 27 a game. Kristaps Porzingis and a team high 34 last time out, Maxie. Cleve was in the middle, and he has now started all three now making for in this series, and then Tim Hardaway Jr. Who is hot and Dorian Finney Smith, who's handling his first ever postseason pretty well. Hardaway, Finney Smith, Cleveland for single and Dodge it for the Mavericks or in the home Whites today. Excuse me in the dark blues. It's the whites today for the Clippers, their alternate uniforms. With the black.
"finney smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Straight talk sound bites brought to you by straight talk Wireless on trying to defend a Portland superstars are hard to stop one of the hottest team in the bubble. Besides Phoenix, playing very well as a group, they get the chemistry so we have no match that energy fine. Art is over. Play better defense together. Try to find a way to contain them. Stop in a little bit, and also offensively run attacked them. Make them play defense. Straight. Talk Wireless. No contract. No compromise. Danny Green earlier today on shiny and Golden Junior on ESPN radio. It's the eighth and final game of round one to borrow. We're gonna have The thunder in rockets game. What coverage starts, six became Eastern. We go back to Game one. Mavericks Clippers Castillo Kristaps on his first career ejection in his first playoff game of Looking down kitchen. Where does Dallas go? J B? Luca Luca Luca. You might be Seth Curry. And they are three threes he made in the first half Outscored. His team is waiting in the left corner. Dodge has it up. I dribble to his left jump pass to the right. Got it right back around the Finney Smith screen free throw line with six to shoot. He's cut off by a box. Outside, he goes with two to shoot past a local late shot clock. Deep three. It's good. Late in the clock. A huge three Bob, you gotta have a recognition of his shot clock. Go ahead and get out there. You can't go by you. There's no way he had the catching shoot 76 75. Dallas back in front of creep toward six minutes to go in the third. Morris dribbling the left elbow will pass out. Kaleil ended with a to shoot Leonard against Dodge. It takes him down to the baseline spans and hits another minute medium range off Balance J 7 12 now is collide. Starting to get going. Playoff time. 77 76 flippers Finney Smith catch and shoot three. No good from the left ally right there for the rebound. Uncontested alive. Walks to the three point line shoots the three new he missed it. Chased it down. Got the rebound. Got stripped tonight about last touched by July, argues that call, But it was not that of his hands by someone else. Hands on his head now. Run to the other Dominique on that one, and go ahead, finish dunk. It rises up in the air. I thought he had an opportunity to do that. 77 76 flippers Dodge. It's looking for the lead a straight on three. Missed the rim short, finessed it a little too much, and it goes out of bounds to the Clippers. Maybe right, put the ball in his hands. But what happened the offense? We had 135 points in the first. 69 66 we're barely in double digits here, 77 76 flippers leading the ball fly Leonard into the lane against please send it out to George for three. George hitting a three pointer highlighter instead of forcing that jump shot five minutes to go in the third Clippers by four. Finney Smith outside Dr sends it backto Hardaway a three from straight on It's Miss Georgia. The rebound for the Clippers. George to his right now cuts to the left against Cleveland knocked him down. Late whistle offensive foul for George taking the charge. Georgia's You said with four Beverly on the bench with five For 49 to go in the third Clippers skill in front 80 to 76 Paul George will head to the line Reggie Jackson and mantra Harold Come in. Zoo bots also headed to major small ball here on both sides, Right, No bigs, really on the floor, Harold Father, the biggest guy out there likely by they listed dribbling on the right finds Hardaway spins turns his three there. Three pointers falling for Dallas, like they did in the opening half four point Clipper lead. Leonard on the three point line step factory triggered missed it rebounded by Steph Curry front court with 4 20 left in the third stops on the right as God gives it up, Luka Look. ATT the top Luca goes to the corner has to Cleveland out to the outside. Curry catching shoot three off the rim high in the air and other miss A rebound by Lou Williams. I'm in a timeout quickly called by Dr Rivers. Walking over toward mantra is Harold..
"finney smith" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Adjustments brought to you by five hour energy shots, energy on the go. Those 12 1st half three pointers by the Mavericks a postseason record for 1/2. They spotted the Clippers a 16 point lead. Dallas went up 14 and it's the maverick Spice three is the second half gets underway. Clippers will have it going left to right. So I Leonard, who had three first half 1015 points with a high and now a couple players get tangled and Morris down in the post off Paul. And they're going to get Cleveland on that one. His third remember Watch the foul problems. Three. Beverly three for George three. Leonard on that side. Beverly and George and Leonard. All in the line up right now, with Morrison Zuba found a letter on the shot clock just underway. Third jab Step pass off to George with five Beyond the arc. Paul will take a man off Get flips it up. Miss Tsubaki ship no tip high in the airport. Zynga's tips it again in Dallas comes away with it. John Smith Hardaway Leva and for Zynga's starting five for the maverick here in the third quarter will drive pick and roll now passes out. Finney Smith Wing three. No offensive board. Flava Gonna reload. Finney Smith Open for three missed another tapped again and this time Leonard has turning the other land of the right. We'll dribble down to the wing backs his way in against Hardaway passed to the corner, three pointer up. It's missed by Morris Tap. I was in there, but Hardaway comes away with good matchups. Kristaps Porzingis under the basket. Well, on the other end, with Dallas leading by three. Nobody is stored in the opening minutes. 15 Don drives wraps a pass to the corner ball fake Leiva pass out those poor Zynga's do not believe that was tipped. It was not that will go out of bounds to the Clippers. 14 turns only took a minute, 25 14 turnovers and 52% 3 point shooting. The only recipe with Dallas in front right now, while the star look here, posing as Dodgers 33 points combined on eight of 16 they made 15 16 from the free throw line. Paul George and quiet 30 points on 11 21 and they just had five inbound. George makes the catch tries A three Miss label with the rebound. Leonard and George both averaged over 25 in the bubble is Dodge City drives missed it when strong against robots rebounded by Los Angeles Morris 50 foot down court past George, picked up by Cleaver tries to drive by him. Nice passed A Z box to contact flips the shot No good, long rebound of the free throw line. Clippers Keep Over to George for three in and out and it's rebounded by nobody scores..
"finney smith" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Here's how it works. I got a list of 15 players from around the embassy bubble edition. I'm gonna ask Drew five. We got John with five and Zach Valkyr with five and let's see how many they can get. Let's go playing currently. Yep. Bubble edition. So it's who he played for. So drew. You got number one right here. Jabari Parker. Who does he play for the bucks? No, he plays for the Kings. Yeah, I want a gun. So, tomorrow is on the end of the month for the bucks. Thank you. One more that was getting before those he's kept. You will get that every wrong in the drinks playing up right now drew over Google searching choose. I could've easily goodwill search that It's on the spot, but I'm putting on the spot right now. All right, someone else go. No, no. Yeah, It's gonna go. So it's 111 back to you. Okay, so they're all journey meant from around the league, so these we're going to all names, You know, It's just that it's all over the place. They're all over. So this bubble editions. Just think about that. That's a quick hint for John Williams. Dorian Finney Smith. Who does he play for? I know the math. Yes. You a round of applause. Real quick. Yeah, Way Get the Dallas Mavericks. So John is one for what kind of casket put him in a casket on two K. That's Hillary's Okay. Ezekiel cares on the clock right now. Damar E. Carol. Who does he play for? I know Raptors. No. We had quite a laugh with the Rockets now. So a journeyman So okay. You got over 11 for 1/1 back to drew here looking to go 500 year. Ah, we get Frank Kaminsky, Who does he play for?.