35 Burst results for "Kyle Lowry"
Episode 110 - May 28th, 2023 - Boston Making History??? - Burst 12
"This is boss winning game 7, but I'm like they won by one by luck. So I'm like game 7 to me is like, if you're a boss and figure not comfortable. I don't know they're not comfortable. And if you're Miami fan, you're like, you're disappointed, but you're like, okay, we can do it again. But you have the legs for it. You got the breath, you conditioning for it. You have the mental stamina to endure this again. Exactly. I don't know, man. I really don't believe they do man. I'm sure Jimmy Butler does, but this is body can handle it because you know, like I said, Jimmy can he can run against the wall every now and then and burn himself out. And now we don't know. That wall you're talking about, I was looking to see it maybe game three or four of Denver. The wall is going to be tomorrow. That's the wall bro. I think you're right. Walls game 7, man. Whatever energy he could have. You could have had along with rest. That shit be sale, bro that ship is sale. Unless it plays out of his mind, has the best career. Bam is, to me, them is a key. 'cause they're giving you shots. But you gotta make it. Yeah? Yeah, you do. Four or 5 and 6, you gotta come bring it, bro listen. If I'm slow, you gotta put Kevin Love it on that front line, man. It's not right. Grab these rebounds. He's not right. Well, you need someone. You need someone. That's not right. That's a problem. He used to start and then they took on the rotation. I think he's hurt too. It's a damn shame. That's a problem with Miami is that they're basically limping into this playoffs. Damn. Tyler hero, Victor LL depot, Kyle Lowry, Kevin Love. For your players that were giving you quality, you know, minutes, they're hurt. Listen, the window that Pat Riley's got along with the way the east is. You got to get another great player for Jimmy. Now, so what do you predict for game 7? Honestly, if I'm a betting man, I could predict a ten point difference in favor of Boston. Maybe I'd say probably ten 13 point difference to your Boston. Most of my plus 13, I could see I could see an 87 one O one type situation. I got three and a half push. I can see either team pushing. And winning narrowly. I don't see a blowout. I can't see a ten point lead for Boston. What's up, man? I'm just, I'm looking at a team who had them dead to rights, I think that's going to be psychologically spent as they are physically spent. But more psychologically. Like, you know, like, you know, at this point, everybody's, you know, physically spend and stuff like that, but your body adjusts. Psychologically speaking, I think then boys is done, bro, I really do. You know, I don't think so. This is, this is the very worst case scenario for Miami. I think this is something they can salivate. Because if you think about their AC, no, they shouldn't be here, but they should be, but you are. So it's like, okay, if punch way above their way, but I think they've reached their, I think they reach their maximum, man. I really do. I got a three and a half. I think they have a Vegas guy at three and a half. Could usually when there's three and a half, that means you figure the home team. So usually when it comes to sports bets, if you see a plus negative three negative 7 or negative ten, they favor the home team. But I think they got a three and a half. So it was three and a half that means that it's a push. Listen, I'm looking at momentum. I mean, I don't see my ultimate Boston. Games four and 5. Yes. Game 6 to me, I look as a fluke. I think it's the same bet, bro. It was the hand of a guy that got that child 'cause they had less time, like if everybody was 2.1 on the clock, they're outta here. They're not, it's over. But this is the same thing. We said last year in that game 7, between these two teams. You know, there was one shot away from being eliminated. Yeah. It was Jimmy Butler, that made that shot, right? I think he shot a three coming up. He took you, buddy, but then go in. Yeah, he took it. He rimmed out. Yeah, man. So who's to say, but I can say it's a man fortune favors the bold man. We will find out. Boston's been hella bold in a situation that they put themselves in that they are like on the verge of turning around. Here's to me, who's a player, if Miami really wants to help Jimmy Butler out?
Heat back to the NBA's final four, top Knicks 96-92 for 4-2 series win
"The Miami Heat are headed back to the Eastern Conference Finals after topping the New York Knicks 96 to 92 in game 6 on Friday night. Jimmy Butler scored a team high 24 points for Miami. We got 8 more to get. And like I always say, we always going to be in this thing together. I'm so, so proud of all of my guys. Bam adebayo added 23 max drew scored 14 and Kyle Lowry had 11 and 9 assists for the 8th seeded heat. Jalen Brunson was spectacular for New York in a losing effort, scoring 41 points on 14 for 22 shooting. I'm geffen cool ball.
Heat take 3-1 lead, hold off Knicks 109-101 for Game 4 win
"The Miami Heat moved to win away from their third trip to the Eastern Conference Finals in the last four years by topping the New York Knicks one O 9 one O one in game four. Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and added ten assists. We always got a shot to win whenever regarding we're just playing hard and playing together. Bam adebayo finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds, max truce scored 16 and Kyle Lowry added 15. Jalen Brunson finished with 32 points and 11 assists while RJ Barrett scored 24 and Julius Randle added 20 for the Knicks. I'm geffen cool bar.
Butler, Heat start 2nd round with 108-101 win over Knicks
"That he got hot in the second half and defeated the Knicks one O 8 one O one in game one of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. New York was up 61 53 early in the third quarter, but Miami went on a 21 5 run to take command of the game. Gave Vincent played a key role scoring 20 points including 5 three point field goals. It's one game. I don't want to put too much on it. It's nice to get the first one. You always want to get one on the road, but we'll go from there. Jimmy Butler led the heat with 25 points, but hurt his ankle late in the fourth quarter. Kyle Lowry also came up big for Miami scoring 9 of his 18 points in the final period. The Knicks RJ Barrett led all scores with 26. Tom arram, New York
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Mean? My point is justice for Paul George. He actually played that pretty well defensively. Dame just said a crazy shot. But he has also one of the greatest clutch shooters in history. So the question criticism of that statement is like don't say anything about themes and ability to hit yes. There's no bad shot for him. Agreed, but Paul George made good defensive decisions on that play. Sure. I like Paul George a lot. I like Paul George. This question is just like bogging us down. We're not gonna get to something so good though. It's so good. No, no, we'll have to do a longer episode. It's your last one for a while anyway. Okay, fine. That's true. Yeah, that Paul George, now that I'm thinking about it, and maybe he gets on my list. The problem is it's like his whole career. It's like perfect number two. I mean, he was close to being a number one on a finals team. Those team, those pacers teams could have won the title. Look, they went up against juggernaut heat teams, but that's a really good point. The point is the point is when you do that. Yeah, yeah. No, no, no. When you're that far, like, Chris Bosh brains is ankle. Oh my God, now we're in the finals. You know what I mean? So if you get that far, okay, but see, that is, I understand what you're saying, but to me that's an unfair way to construct it. Because then a lot of people could be the best player in her title team if they get enough injuries in the playoffs. I don't. I like how Jason Tatum was gifted the Kyle Lowry injury. And Kyle Lowry, okay. Yeah. Come on, Mike, you know, Sue says, I don't want to get into the injury game. To me, it's like the whole league is at full strength.
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Hard for me and maybe you've heard something, but it would be hard for me to believe that Miami and the clippers would not be interested, especially the clippers who have been looking for a point guard. And then Miami, as well, Kyle Lowry hasn't quite worked out the way they were hoping. And I think you can kind of look at the series they had with Boston and you can say, maybe they were like a star away from winning that series. So I mean, you put Kyrie Irving and in Miami and again, the Miami culture, you know, maybe that works. It would be hard for me to believe that they would not be interested. That being said, my personal opinion is this is all just leverage. It's posturing. I think there's such a little chance that he's not going back to Brooklyn because again, Brooklyn wants to please Kevin Durant. They don't want to risk doing a trade that's going to lower the value of the team and lower and when I mean by lower the value lower their ability to compete. And that's really they have a superstar to please as well. As long story short. So I think it's just posturing ultimately, I think they're going to find some common ground. They're going to give Kyrie four years or whatever it ends up being Kyrie takes three years and maybe an option or whatever it is. They're going to find a way they're going to agree on the money because it's just too difficult for me to see them not bringing him back when it really comes down to push comes to shove. So, you know, and I would rather that than him go somewhere else. Yes, right, right, right. Yeah, I mean, I would rather Kyrie just stay with the nets. If the options are stay with the nets or go to the clippers, stay with the nets, Kyrie, just stay. I get what you're saying. I think that I think you're right. I think ultimately the most likely, despite what's going on right now, most likely outcome is he stays. I think that a lot of this was from Kyrie initially at least about creating leverage. Maybe we've gotten to a point where the back and forth got so heated between the two sides of Kyrie's like, eh, no, then forget it. I'm out..
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Celtics Beat
"Does Miami push that team to the 48th minute of the 7th game? That's why to me there was a difference between and again and the other question too. To does Golden State win the series a do they win it the way they want it if the Celtics don't have to learn these lessons in the Milwaukee and Miami series and those series don't go 7 like they Celtics had controlled those series and won them in 5 or 6 as the Golden State series play out the same way. The same thing just happened in hockey to the rangers who had an amazing playoff run, but they ran out of gas because they messed around early in the playoffs and they had to go 7 games and 7 games in 7 games. They had nothing left by the end of the, you know, they kind of had a very similar finish because they were up two O on Tampa and had a two goal lead in game three and then blew that lead and didn't win again and listen, it's all part of the process, all this stuff with the lessons that you learn are about the value of every possession in the playoffs playing for a championship and it seemed like the Celtics were being taught that lesson in game 5 against Milwaukee taught that lesson in the Miami series Kyle Lowry. Kyle Lowry, I can jump higher in Kyle Lowry. In the series right now and yet that dude. The idea of scratching and clogging. Look at lower two years ago in public in Toronto. The Celtics had to take the title belt out of his cold, dead, hands in the final minute of the 7th game. And that is the urgency that I think comes with time. You have to learn that. I think that's what frustrated some of the fans because fans knew it. Because fans are older and have been through it and they knew that that urgency wasn't there. And turnovers were piling up and not value in possessions, but that's the difference. And that was the biggest lesson. I don't think all the states got enough credit for the defense they played at forcing a lot of me, come on. Thank you. This year. It was number one. Here's what everybody is so they glom onto their narratives. Boston was the number one defensive team. Golden State shoot threes. No, that's not facts do not back that up. Golden State was number two defensive team behind the Celtics. By the way, here's another one that we heard all series. Golden State and their magic third quarters, they're insane, this insane third quarter team they are. Who is the second best third quarter team in the NBA this year? Boston. And then there's the gap between the Celtics and the rest of the league. So all that stuff is just, people like to go out on the top story. It's why Steph Curry, people still say he's the greatest shooter ever. He is the greatest shooter ever. Guess what?.
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"So it swung the score by sometimes 15, 20, 25 points. In these games, we've seen it happen, obviously, with the Celtics and the heat as well, the difference there, I think, is that when the Celtics don't score a lot of times it does feel like they're just missing a lot of shots or they're just throwing the ball around, which granted Miami influences that with throwing the ball away. They're playing jaylen Brown a certain way to get the ball out of his hands to knock the bottom of his hands. The heat on the other hand just look like they're in hell. Where they just are not getting good looks, bam is aggressive one moment, not the next. Jimmy is not right, seemingly, Kyle Lowry is certainly not right or if he is, then he's at the very end of his career. So I would prefer to think that he's just not right. And obviously heroes not out there. So you've had some really, really substantial injuries in this series. Rob Williams is a substantial injury for Boston, even if he's not the best matchup for the last series we just came out of. He's a huge, huge deal. I'm sorry, not the last, but remember when email you don't go basically said, he could have played, but we held him out. We just kind of felt like we should. So yeah, so you said that. It was kind of a matchup thing at that point. Did you see the blocks this man? I know you did, but the blocks were this man is like basically he still has one foot in the lane and he's blocking corner threes. Those are injuries that really fundamentally shift a series aside from just the normal. We're not going to play this guy. We're only going to play this guy in these situations because of matchup stuff. It changes stuff fundamentally when you've got a plug people in and play them long minutes. Payton Pritchard can be wonderful sometimes, but playing him long minutes got him targeted to begin this series. So before you go and I don't mean to cut you off, Chris, but Rohan just texted me to let everyone know that Peyton Pritchard is his favorite player now. I don't know when that happened or how that happened, but continue. I just wanted to make sure everybody said that. Yeah, that's what he said. Absolutely. So yeah, I mean, it was bound to fundamentally shift the injuries are the biggest part, the three point shooting absolutely plays a role in it too, but I will agree with.
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Frank Michael Smith Show
"Ends in 5, it's definitely stuff. Yeah. Okay. All right. So you like the heat over the warriors. How many games the final's going to go? 6, 6, okay. And I'm switching my Finals MVP. I said Jimmy was both. I think he's Easter conference MVP. I think bam is going to be too much for the warriors to handle. That would be a big resurgence. Ban hasn't been the ban that we saw in the bubble. He's just looked, of course, Boston's hard to look good against their great defensive team, but he just hasn't looked dominant. I remember watching those games in the bubble where he would get the ball kind of at the foul line, and he just wouldn't know what to do with him because he's a good enough shooter that he can shoot that little push shot. He can shoot a little fadeaway jump shot there, or he can just go plow right into you and go to the rim. It doesn't seem like that decision is like scaring anybody right now. Right. And he's a great passer. That was like, he's a great passer. He looked like he had all the tools. And I think everybody felt like after that bubble playoffs, this guy took is going to be one of those guys, a superstar fringe guy who took that step up. And the season after they were all injured. And then this year, just leaving a little to be desired for sure. You're going to have to get something out of the library, though. That's what comes to my mind with the heat. It's like you're spending all that money for Lowry. And they are a deep team. They have plenty of guys. Right. They are injured. They are hurt. Lowry's got to give you something more than he's giving you right now. Yeah. He doesn't have to be raptors 2019, Lowry, but he's got to be like one notch above Gabe Vincent, Lowry. Yeah, absolutely. I completely agree. And I love Kyle Lowry, but he's got to not be playoff Kyle Lowry that we've seen. And he's just hasn't been great in the playoffs throughout his career. And.
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"It hasn't been had already about it's him and Sony to actually find out how serious it is, because he is hurting them. And if you even just get an average Kyle Lowry, with respect to the sixers, it's probably three one. At some point, but now you're in danger and Kyle doesn't look like he's going to get any better as an aging point guard who's only in the second round of the playoffs. Yeah, like I just wonder if for them to win the title, even if it's a better expected value play for them to sit him, try and win this series without him, given that he's not really given them anything. Let him try and get healthy over the course of the next week. And see what happens. I feel like that's probably even a bit more beneficial for them as they move forward into the playoffs. Because look, the playoffs for them, they have to win this series to move on, but they have to win the next series, and they throw it in the next series as well. And if Kyle's it 50% because honestly, I would say 50 points less. Yeah. Maybe it's just not, it's not worthwhile. The other thing that I think Andy has Marcus smart and or through holiday waiting for him in the next series too. So it's not going to get any better. Totally right. And then the other thing that I think this is showing and I love bam at a bio. He brings so much to the table. I thought he was along with draymond green the best per minute defensive player in the NBA this year. I thought those two were the two best guys I saw this year, whether or not you want to vote for them for defensive player of the year given that they mistime. Whatever. I don't know that I need to parse through that. I think we're seeing some of the limitations of what bam brings defensively just through being like 6 9 and a half, 6, ten and not the biggest dude in the world. He is very skilled, but Joel embiid is just an enormous human. And this is like the worst possible matchup for bam. And I don't think this necessarily takes anything away from the incredible season that bam had defensively, I think, he brings so much to the table against 90% of basketball teams..
"kyle lowry" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
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"kyle lowry" Discussed on The Garden Report | Boston Celtics Post Game Show from TD Garden
"I think it's exactly what this team needs. And yeah, it's tough to really gauge it when you're playing against point guards that are basically backups because let's be honest Kyle Lowry would have been a tougher matchup tonight than whoever the heat were putting out there throughout the game. So that being said, I think Marcus smart stepped up to the challenge and I know I don't know if you guys talked about it Saturday night. Some of those quotes that he had about trying to basically prove everybody wrong or prove himself proved to himself that he can be the guy but he's kind of doing it over these last few games. Now my thing is this. We've seen 7 years of Marcus smart, and we know who that player is. And we've seen about 5 memes in Marcus smart now. So who's the real market smart? I mean, I tend to think that it's the guy for the first 7 years. So we'll see. But right now, it's all fine and dandy. He's either been motivated by email or he feels something's happening different guys since the return. Different guy. I think it's both. Different guy in his play. Go ahead just wait, yeah. Yeah, I just, what you said, I think it's both. I think it's a combination of trying to prove to the email and trying to prove to his team, you know? We talked about it the other night. You know, we can say, maybe this block of rumors and split, but maybe there's a group of guys that are just not all ears with Marcus anymore, like they used to be, you know? And I think markets are doing a good job of promoting stuff. The campaign, if you will, right? The market smart campaign continues. And right now, it looks good. And at the end of the day, regardless of who's out there from Miami, you wanted to see this others do this..
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"That's, again, if I believed in firewall as an offensive player, if I believe in hunter's health, if I believed in, if I believe cam Johnson was three years younger, those would be kind of things I think about. But I don't believe those things either. So it's sort of it's the kind of the most certainty out of unpalatable bundle, I guess. Okay, so I'm going to go Tyler hero at 6. We've talked a little bit about him. Hero has just been a really good, tough shop maker this year, and I'm. My opinion of it is buoyed by the fact that the heat figured out how to defend with him in the playoffs. When he was a rookie, like he was not good defensively as a rookie and they figured it out. I think that in Miami, they will continue to figure it out. And they are very he is very well insulated surrounded by Kyle Lowry Jimmy Butler and bam adebayo to where they're going to be able to make it work. And I think having him any lower than 6 here is going to look bad. It makes the case filming why because they're some similarities, I think. Make the case for me why hero and not Jordan pool. I think that hero because I agree with my pools from Milwaukee, by the way. And by the way, like I did not like I was not super high on either of these guys coming in either way. Yeah, they've both like really become the tough shop makers. I have pool, like right in this range as well. I would go hero. I think he's a little bit more creative off the bounce than pool stuff is like a lot of straight line, a lot of just like attacking toward the basket and making shots. And I think that he also gets more open looks than what Tyler hero does right now just playing next to Stephen Curry playing next to draymond green. Obviously he runs like a lot of their bench units and is tasked with creating offense whenever those guys are off the court..
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"President Xi on Monday evening White House press secretary Jen Psaki told a briefing that the two leaders will discuss ways to compete responsibly on the global stage the U.S. and China recently agreed to cooperate on fighting climate change Longtime Trump adviser Steve Bannon is being indicted for criminal contempt of Congress Bannon refused to honor a subpoena to testify before the House committee investigating the January 6th attack on the capitol He also refused to turn over documents to the committee a federal grand jury handed down the indictment A probe by the National Basketball Association into the Chicago Bulls in the Miami Heat is reportedly in advanced stages ESPN reports the NBA is looking into possible pre free agency tampering regarding the sign and trade acquisitions of the bull's Lonzo Ball and the heats Kyle Lowry The league is expected to announce its findings in any possible penalties in the near future That's the latest I'm Julie Ryan And I'm Susanna Palmer and the Bloomberg newsroom a tentative deal was reached today between Kaiser permanente and union leaders that will prevent a strike by thousands of employees who are expected to go on strike Monday Nurses and other healthcare workers were ready to walk out over what they claimed were proposed wage cuts for new and existing employees KP and the alliance of healthcare unions agreed on a four year contract covering around 50,000 healthcare employees in 22 local unions The tentative pact may take several weeks to ratify Prices could stay high for up to 18 months that prediction from Mark sandy chief economist at moody's analytics who says inflation's definitely made an impression on the country It's having an outsized impact on our collective thinking In part because we haven't seen this kind of inflation for 30 years I mean many Americans never seen this before So very shocking and just to kind of get your mind around it I think is pretty disconcerting for people The latest government report finds gas prices 59% higher than this time last year meet poultry fish eggs all about 12% more than a year ago Fertilizer prices keep rocketing to new highs we hear more about that from Bloomberg's Courtney down a home Crop nutrient prices have been soaring as the energy pinch in Europe makes natural gas which is the main feedstock for most nitrogen fertilizer more costly China and Russia are also restricting nutrient exports As fertilizer costs rise Bloomberg's grain markets analysts expect farmers will switch two and a half million acres next year from corn to soybeans which is less fertilizer intensive Courtney donohoe Bloomberg radio Workers that for Amazon warehouses on Staten Island have withdrawn their request for a union vote National labor relations board told the organizers more signatures are needed to demonstrate that enough workers were interested in holding an election workers plan to refile Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Susanna Palmer This is Bloomberg.
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Feeble rule That you mentioned the goaltending just live ball once it hits the rim. I love that so much and it would go bare. Do with that rule literally about to says like my utah jazz to the championship dynasty. Yeah but so there's that one. I just think that that just increases excitement. Exactly if you let guys play above the rim awesome the euro foul. You mentioned again like that's just it's it's a plague honestly it is a cancer. They have to get that out of the game. It's you wanna. Do you want us mike. Anyone who maybe doesn't know we're talking so it's it's basically just when a player instead of playing defense to try to stop fast-break opportunity. They just commit a foul on a ball handler. Instead of running back and it just it it it halts obviously the offensive progress and there's forced to pass the ball in from out of bounds and it cuts the games flow it It eliminates the possibility of something very like the most exciting things happen in the open floor no pun intended and and that it restricting that are cutting those down is just not good for the product. That's not good for the entertainment value. So i don't know why it's why it's there. And it's a bummer. I strategically it makes sense. Which is my teams do it. But it's just it's it's really dumb and needs to go. I think the block charge that you bring up. i also go back and forth on it. I think that. I think it's dangerous in certain situations but like it's just so yeah. It's hard to imagine it without it. Now and so yeah guys like kemba walker and transition excellent taking charges kyle lowry excellent blake griffin right now. That s like forty percent of his going to say number one defensive. Can i bring up an off. Court rule change share. What about getting rid of the luxury tax. Getting rid of the luggage. I mean that would just a. I mean that just increases the disparity between big mark..
"kyle lowry" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"He's still averaging ninety nine this this might have been before the houston game but he was averaging like ninety eight touches third most in the league. You know so so the idea. That luke is going to have the ball. Less is is not actually what this is coming from. The ideas that he's he's more willing to give it up to teammates and if needed get back in just avoid avoid kind of reverting into the worst tendencies. James harden had in detail years with the rockets. Like i think that's what they're trying to avoid and they're trying to build an offense that he is able to. You know that is able to create some shot creation through system in movement and and In cutting in things like that. So i think offensively more or less. Yeah if you have any thoughts on adam. I'm happy to hear him or or questions or or if not i can jump to defense. I mean let's stay with offense for a minute. Because i thought you know this. Obviously the mavericks are one of the teams that had cleared the decks. Indy event that they might be able to chase jaanus and so it was going to be a cap room kind of offseason for them. And then of course you have reupped before the season takes everybody out of the mix but i thought the mavericks having set themselves up to be in free agency and i know there are some limitations there. I thought they'd be chasing the kyle lowry's and spencer dinwiddie and other point guard lonzo ball. Who knows we've we've heard the drug it's rumors and maybe that's gonna come back around depending on what happens in toronto in the next couple months dragic. Yeah the only the only rapper who didn't so so maybe they're already setting it up. I mean You mentioned shot creation and the this has seemed like the obvious thing since luke arrived was like this. This kid is amazing and he can do a ton of the ball in his hands. But as you said. And i've been a. I was a skeptic of the harden rockets philosophy..
Dallas Mavericks Sign Free Agent Frank Ntilikina
"The mass have a whole new front office in a whole new coaching staff. With jason kidd coming in. So i think there will be at least some sort of honeymoon. I don't know exactly. How long is all these new key. Figures get used to each other. But you're you're absolutely right. I mean dallas had big ambitions in free agency. They wanted to get kyle lowry. They thought lowry would be an ideal fit next deluca given his defense leadership being an old head the way and still shoot it lowry. They thought was ideal. Lowery went to miami forced his way there in a sign and trade and dallas's moves have also been just of the around the edges variety bringing in reggie bullock. I reported this week that they're close to signing frank ntilikina. That should happen but the mavs have not been able to make the splashy move and really. They're splashing move is going to have to be. Can they get kristaps porzingis. Back to the level he was playing at in the walt disneyworld bubble before he he sustained the second major knee injury of his
Miami Heat Land Kyle Lowry, Retain Duncan Robinson on 5-Year, $90 Million Deal
"Let's start with the miami heat who made some noise yesterday for sure. Free agency officially kicking off. They added a couple of former nba champs to their roster and kyle lowry and the recently minted. Pj tucker they also resigned sharpshooter dunkin robinson on our close to an agreement with jimmy butler on a four year. Max
"kyle lowry" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"Maybe tyler hero finds his game again and has a bounce back year. they're not going have the firepower but they've got the defense and i think that's that looks like the thinking here doesn't it like it's some respects. This is just the miami. Heat being the miami heat. Tucker and lowry or both very heat guys but i think some of this too is. You've got to figure out another way if you don't have a guys the kind of guys who can scored level of durant hardin jerry. They are a very good team. I look at them as still kind of a fragile team. Jimmy butler extension kind of took me aback for a minute. But then you kind of think about like butler could opt out of his contract. After next season if he had a great year. You could see you don't wanna risk losing him basically you could see him maybe going somewhere else. And then what are you left with. So butler used his leverage in that situation as well tying yourself to him through two thousand twenty six. That's a risk but you gotta take some risks with these teams lowery. He's you touched on at the top. There he's played a lot of minutes like the championship season or not the not two years ago. He averaged Thirty six minutes per game last year. He averaged thirty five minutes per game. He's also not a finesse player. Howard like he is a bulldog out there. Defensively gets into you. Offensively he bangs around out there. He's become a much better shooter as his careers progressed. But he's a guy as you said with some miles on the tire. So i mean in a vacuum. I'd say the heat definitely got better. But lowery as he ages is going to worry me a little bit butler as he ages is going to worry me a little bit. There's a a higher ceiling on their young guys. I don't think we've seen the best. Frankly of at a bio. I know we haven't seen the best of tyler hero. After his season last year. I think duncan robinson still has a ways to go. He didn't shoot the ball as well last year as he did in the bubble. So i think there's room for growth with the young guys. And i guess i have some fear about the the physical health of some of the older guys in miami. That's probably my biggest concern with the heat. Yeah we're going to. We're going to have that caveat on them right like even going into next season to say nothing of the season's coming after that as these guys get older and jimmy butler plays a very physical taxing style. Kyle lowry always has calorie taking all those charges as well But it's really about those two when we talk about age the rest of that group. The rest of their core group is is on the younger side. Yep candidate can. They stretch out over the season. Can they spell those guys just enough lowery and butler in particular to get them through a season so they're in peak condition for the playoffs..
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"We're counting down free agency starts at 3:00 tomorrow for everyone, except for the Miami Heat. Apparently, we've already started free agency, but we're going to take all of your questions. All of your comments. We're going to dedicate this show to you guys. Lakers Nation come in. Hit us with questions. Everything you want to know about Lakers free agency. We are going to dive into it. We are here for you joining me as Ron government from lakersnation.com Ron. I am. So ridiculously fired up a free agency in the next few days. We're going to see what next year's Lakers rosters going to look like. Yeah, the earlier today, we were talking about, you know, the the Calm before the storm. It was so quiet, no rumors and we said that it was finally everybody abiding by tampering rules turns out. That's not the case in the Miami Heat, are fervently in the middle of negotiations, with Kyle Lowry who they cannot legally negotiate with what no Ron like tomorrow. When we hit 3:00, perfect time. We're going to be like it's going to be like 3:02 and we're going to get the news. The Kyle Lowry is going to the Miami Heat and it's totally fine, it's very easy to negotiate, an extremely complicated sign-and-trade, involving multiple players in just a couple of minutes and and he's going to be on his way to Miami. That's, that's totally possible, Right? Pat Riley can pull that off to me off. So, he needs Adrian wojnarowski of ESPN said that, well, while they're not allowed to negotiate with other teams, they can negotiate within their own organizations. So, you know, Toronto, yep. Going to talk to themselves, Miami's going to talk to themselves and magically. They're going to come to the exact same conclusion at 3:01 p.m. It's pure coincidence that they decided to guarantee the contract or Goran dragic. And and and that's the, that's the piece that they need in order to trade for Lowry. Yeah, that's definitely not happening. We've already, we've already got the details, it's going to be precious and Chua going along with dragic over to Toronto, which totally can happen without Toronto and Miami talking or any negotiations between Lowry and Miami and far as far as figure out exactly what his contract is totally reasonable. Right. Hey, we knew..
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"He's off the bench and he covers the non LeBron minutes. Yeah that's that's it. Exactly. And we've talked about that a little on, I think you need a guy who is going to be willing to come off the bench or start? I don't think I want another guy where it's, hey, if only move you to the bench, it's going to be a problem. That's what we saw. That was shorter and who knows maybe shooter that that may have been that. That side of shooter may have been a, it's a contract year, like that kind of pressure can make a player, really push learning. If he gets a fourth, if he gets a four-year deal with the Lakers that he signs, I don't know, four years eighty, four million bucks. They go back to that offer. Any signs. It is he going to be that determined to make sure he's a starter. I don't know. Maybe that goes away a little bit. I really don't know. And that's why I think it's one of those things where I I'm wary of it and I'm waiting to see what happens. But I think it's better to go one of those two routes if you're the Lakers, if you have that ability. So, I had a question come in and asked me that the Lakers take the welding contract and trade, that know, because it was a waived and stretched contract. Those contracts are then just dead cap on the books. There's nothing you can do with it, it's going to be there, it has one more year. I know it's frustrating seeing five million dollars at the link, can't access. That's the unfortunately that cannot be traded Luol Deng would be a Laker forever home. Sherpa dog from YouTube with the superjet. So do you guys see Kyle Lowry or PJ Tucker as an option through free agency or some sign-and-trade? I think we need an excellent Defender like suck. I mean Library would be fantastic. PJ Tucker is interesting. He's showed a little bit more. There was some there was some concern that maybe. Okay, he's getting up there in years, maybe he's just done. I was with Houston and he looks like he's got some life at him. Now, with the Milwaukee Bucks, he's is that a guy you would Target? I know we would Target Kyle Lowry if that was possible to get him. What about PJ Tucker? You know, he's a good fit. I I don't want to take away from his, his, his fit with the team, I think he would work. Well, I, I question after a year in which you were battered with injury. I questioned going after a guy who essentially didn't play a minute of good basketball, the entire regular season. I get you, you build your team to the playoffs. But there there's some there's something to be said about. You need to remain competitive in the regular season. If things go. South injury-wise and PJ, Tucker is not really a guy that does that for you. I just paying a guy, he's probably going to Garner something around the mid-level exception. He's not going to be a vet men guy. He's probably going to be around the mid-level exception, if he's at that price, I don't know if I'm the Lakers, if she give out my whole mid-level exception for a guy who probably won't give you impactful minutes until April May, The same with.
Trade Deadline Reaction with NBA Front Office Insider for ESPN, Bobby Marks
"Are doing a trade deadline. Wrap up with the one and only bobby marks who is in bristol. I forget what bristol even looks like. Let's wrap up. What turned out to be. I guess kind of sneaky fun. Trade deadline bobby. How are you. I'm good zach. How are you yeah. We We had nothing besides fianna cap'n galley in money. Money saving deal for the clips would actually help them get guess The rondo deal game a little bit of money and then we had the two. Am the lawn. Reiko cory joseph swapped and i slept right through that were stuck right through the delong. Something was telling me. Wake up. Wake up and i woke up and i saw and i was like i said one of these videos. I've been doing. It wasn't like the bias. Harris remember tobias harris straight from a couple years ago where it happened like in the middle of the night and i woke up at like six. And i'm like oh my god. What just happened here. Like i missed it I woke up. I talked about it a little bit. And then i had a hard time back asleep. Well the headliner didn't get traded. And that's kyle lowry but let's start with the orlando magic. Because i can no longer make fun to them by calling them the orlando inertia because they traded everyone and they are going to be so bad when they next play which could be tonight. I don't even know else playing tonight that they are obviously positioning themselves. To go full rebuild. Bow and get a shot at kate cunningham. Whoever's next seat next year skate cunningham their biggest deal let's start with butchnevich to chicago for twenty twenty one. I at twenty twenty three. I and wendell carter junior and otto porter. What were your thoughts on that. Because i didn't think i was gonna get traded. And i thought if he did the price would be even higher than this and i was skeptical that anyone would offer them that kind of pressure i did. I didn't think a deal what happened. What do you think about this from either either perspective. I don't care which one to start with. Yeah i mean. I think for I thought it was going to be three ones. If you're going to get in the game for a reverse first rounder. Three first rounders. I thought that's what it was. And i guess if you're landau i guess you're quite that the wendel carter junior the pickup equates to a first round although he's got two years you know he's going into an extension year so it's not like you get clean slate with him.
NBA Trade Deadline Instant Reactions
"Got chris ryan who Is on the back end of one of the biggest pump. Fakes of the season Kyle lowry is stained. Put in toronto for the time being and that means that he is not going to the hometown. Sixers guys will share a hometown. How do you feel right now. That cao lowry is staying. Put and all that stuff that we heard that the sixers were going to go after him. The lakers were going. After miami was in the mix there was so many teams in the mix for kyle lowry. What do you feel that. He is not going to your hometown. We also got kyle lowry crying on camera last night waving goodbye to toronto aka tampa so this is a very strange story. They orchestrated this whole thing to make you feel like this was an inevitability. I was never really that confident that we were going to get lower that the sixers were gonna get larry for as much as i would love to see him. Return nova graduate high school basketball legend. That the sixers windows being a compressed a little bit by the media not to blame the media for anything which we are a part of. But i do think that the media ruins podcast right now after everything that we have gone through right now are you are you. All i'm saying is that like it doesn't all have to happen today. And i think what the the move that they did make by acquiring george hill for basically for tony bradley and like some some. Some add-ons is like exactly the move that they needed to make if they weren't going to get lower they got some outside shooting. Got somebody who could probably close games with the steph. Curry ben simmons tobias harris. Joel embiid lineup. Assuming everybody's healthy here's the thing. Logan everybody in sixers is feeling really good about the sixers right now. There's a job here. Beaten up the west coast without embiid. So i i'm not. I'm not that upset about it.
NBA Trade Deadline: Winners & Losers
"The trade deadline podcast part four. We've done three parts already. It is now twelve fifty four pacific time three fifty four east coast. Time ran. russillo is still here. We go all day. We might do to ours. Jackie macmullan is joining us. The hall of famer Cholera was not traded jenny. What happened what happened well. It's funny i was talking to someone in the raptors organization a few days ago. And they're sort of this sense if you look back on that great championship season. The next year Koi leonard walks for nothing. Danny green goes for nothing right them gusau and serge ibaka for nothing and i think it. Just maybe it's just like okay. We're all right with kyle. Stay in here. He's okay more more importantly like cows like me out of here man. This is a sinking ship. I think the results would have been different. Perhaps and i think he was like. I'm okay with being here. You know his bird rights don't kick in till the you can't extend him till the summer so if you trade for you're interested in his bird rights much harder now to sign kyle hours of free agent because you no longer has his bird rights so for people that most people on. I don't need to explain this on your podcast right. Everyone knows what that means yes. I know it's helpful though. Yeah okay so what it means. Is that If you had if you trade him at the deadline and you wanted to extend him you had his bird rights. You could go over the cap you have to worry about it now. If you sign him you have been able to fit him. And it's it's more difficult for teens. So i think in the end they probably just like. How much of this can we ask our fans to understand. He's so good with the younger guys. And you know let's face it siachen nick nurse. They got a little thing going on right. Now there's a little back and forth. Kyle lowry i think is a great buffer for that. You know maybe he rides you through. That rough time comes apart. Future
Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat Remain Engaged In Kyle Lowry Talks
"Today's trade deadline. Now do seven hours away outs. Lawn of the name watching closely. We're watching closely as kyle lowry. Look so listen won't is reporting that the lakers are actually asleep routine to get him in the east to get him out there with the lakers in the east though it appears it's the sixers and maybe the miami heat in that mix. So here's kyle lowry on. What likely was his last game with toronto last night it was kind of weird tonight and not knowing what the next step would be just with. You know understanding that there's things that could possibly be done On the front of me and then other guys in our team and normalization. So it's kind of weird. I'll be honest with you but you know it was. It was great to get a win. it was great. It felt good to be out there. And you know i. It would have been of course. Of course it would have been crazy or if it was in toronto. I'm assuming i i would. I would think but It was it was different tonight for sure. I mean who knows what's going to happen like i'm not knows what's going to happen but it's definitely for sure different. All right we got crisper sar joining us now for sorry good morning which contender would benefit most from adding kyle lowry. You said the three philadelphia. Miami and the lakers less. Toss out miami. Because with or without kyle lowry. They're not winning the east much less the nba finals. They're just they would improve. No doubt were not enough. They wouldn't be good enough all right. So i'm tossing him out. I'll go to the west. The lakers this would be huge because in addition to bringing a championship pedigree more leadership. Defense toughness kyle lowry. Bring three point shooting. And they're lacking in that their twenty second in the league in three point percentage twenty-fifth if three point tips. He's any thirty nine percent or seven threes a game in toronto this year. Dennis schroder playing well but only hitting thirty two percent of his three point attempts so lowery would really feel a need for the lakers.
Most Intriguing Trade Deadline Teams with Bobby Marks
"To the low post podcast on a friday morning where we are six days away from the trade deadline but some trades of already happened. People are acting early. Miami acquired trevor ariza and the bucks made a very interesting move to acquire. Pj tucker but there's much left to do even on boring trade deadline's are never actually boring. Lots of stuff happens to help. Us preview are insider are cap expert former longtime nets executive. The one and only bobby marks how are you. I'm good zach. How're you. And i already had my usually about a week out from the trade. I start having nightmares in the middle of the night. And i did my first nightmare last night. That woke me up about four o'clock that A fictitional trade of paul george in kyle lowry to the nets for curry irving and i woke up thinking like how in the heck is at work cap wise but the person in my dream that i talked to said. Hey don't worry about it. Works and i was like check my phone right off. The bat at four thirty in that did not happen. That is that is really sad. I had a dream last night. That four of my friends in their families were quarantining at a former. I hop that still had all the i hop like syrup and technology to be a functioning and they were having lots of pancakes in great meals and i wanted to go visit them. This is what. I was dreaming about six days before the train then. I woke up very hungry. Bunny dream will probably more likely to happen than cholera. Paul george and brooklyn possibly. What did it before we start. What did you think of the bucks acquiring j. tucker in a deal of of minor draft assets. I would say yeah. I mean it was creative. I thought that you know the milwaukee because it hard cap and based on the picks going in that drew holiday trade really had limited options to go out and do it but they go under the milwaukee goes under the Luxury tax gives them flexibility on a hard cap houston from their front office with the draft. Picks i don't think it would have been able to do it if They didn't have that two thousand twenty second from the hardened trade. That was the box. Essentially that they got from jarrett for From cleveland jared allen. But i had never really seen a team basically swapping a first for a second and then tr trade back that two thousand twenty second and you move back a year in the draft so it was creative from from both sides. And you'll see what brand. Pj tucker we get in milwaukee because he has not been. He hasn't been great this year at all and is it just the level of interest of a houston team that has taken on major water. And do we get to see the pj tucker from the previous years. But it gives milwaukee a lot of different options as far as lineups that they can. They can roll out there with him.
"kyle lowry" Discussed on Terrific Talk with Tom Anderson
"A stat the people haven't considered just a different way of looking at things and then you know, when people reach out or respite, you know, try to there's obviously going to be off, you know trolls for lack of a better word and people saying negative things, you know ignore those, but the people that are genuinely, you know asking questions are thinking in a positive way of trying to talk, you know, we're probably about five years. So I think the main thing is, you know, this has something valuable to say or at least like it New Perspective to bring to the table and I think you know, the more you do that people will start to realize that you know, maybe you have something in as long as you're you know gracious to people will you know tend to you know be interested in want to flock to more so than as you're you know, kind of dismissive so, you know.
"kyle lowry" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Kawai. Leonard. See, the problem is without siac. I mean, they overrated Siac. Um, See ya comes fine. And right now he's a mess. Pr's 11, but a disaster this year, both on and off the court. He's better than that. But he's not. You're not a superstore, and we have said that on this show, he's good. It's about it. And you know to me. I can't trade him out because he's got no value. Yeah, not playing well. And right now His beauty is a bit of a malcontent s so maybe during the off season if we can re establish trade value, but Think the Raptor might eventually win some games. But it's their short on town not viable again. They need they need to be buyers at the deadline. That sellers if I would still disagree with that. I want to be what they want to be viable organically. You know what the championship allows you to not have to buy. You got equity. You got a championship in 2019 Get right here. Deal with your finances, don't you? Well, it depends on what you think of Kyle Lowry, right if you want to try to get one more with Kyle Lowry. Yeah, You kind of got to do it now. If not, you're gonna let him age out, and he's getting that point. He's not a kid. What He's got to be about 33 years old. I think he's at least 33 got a 34. But if they if they if they're saying if they're OK with doing without kind of Larry, I agree with you, but if they want to do it with Kyle, then they gotta bring somebody else in another. They bring in how we're gonna talk about Lowry and not do it. Wow, really? Lab that I really love that kid. He's a good player, but there they could have a rough season. They really are. Are you in or you out this team for the first time in about 20 years? Might not My Nick's my next. I watched the Knicks last night with my pops, which is how I became a Knicks fan in the basement last night. With.
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on why he opened up on depression, brother's suicide
"Interview yesterday Dak Prescott opened up about dealing with depression brothers day back in April. This year Prescott said he had started feeling inside and depression several days before he learned that his brother Jas had committed suicide deck said that he knew his brother had a lot of burdens on him and the cowboys quarterback encouraged others to open up and share their struggles with loved ones around them.
Thrilling Raptors and Celtics series heading to a game 7
"I want to switch gears. Now to the Toronto Raptors game versus the Boston Celtics obviously, it was gained six I really thought the Celtics were closed. One out. There are a lot of questionable calls this game specifically at the end of regulation there was a no call on a Kemba Walker left and I was clearly a foul, the Raptors one, one, twenty, five, the one, twenty, two in. A double overtime game to push this series to seven games. The best player was Kyle lowry man played fifty three minutes got thirty point three, hundred, thirty, three points, eight rebounds six assists absolutely incredible employed twenty-one Norman Powell had twenty three. He had a big and one after a steal one of the big places the game on the Boston Celtics side Marcus Smart. Twenty three he's been electric lately. Jaylen. Brown continues to improve after that bad game two games ago. He's at back to back bounce back game thirty, one points, sixteen rebounds and two assists Tatum at twenty, nine and fourteen and nine almost twenty nine point triple double ties with eighteen and seven Kemba. Walker was really the only no show for the Boston Celtics, tonight. At Five, points seven assists to eleven from the field and fifty one minutes. Only five points that's abysmal for Kemba. Walker. Especially going into team that I don't really necessarily think somebody that can guard him a guy like, Caldera. Maybe for advance leak got the assignment a couple of times and a couple possessions I understand that but I don't know. Big Win for the Toronto Raptors I really do believe this game simplicitas if I told you from the beginning of the series of toss up obviously the Celtics went up to all Toronto responded to go to tie it to to Boston got a big game five victory I thought that would really seal the series I thought the Celtics would win tonight the close up at the rafters just won't quit man they won't die one of the scrappy EST teams in the NBA. One. Of the best defensive teams than the to hold a team to what only one hundred and what twenty two points in double overtime keep in mind in double overtime. That's impressive. That's playing. Basketball essentially more that's playing what? No about five quarts of basketball the hold somebody to one hundred, twenty, two points is impressive stuff. Can they get it done and gained seven? I'm not sure I'm still going to have to take the Celtics I. Think the Celtics probably should have won this game I thought for a majority of the game. They were the better team and again that no call and Kemba Walker at the end of regulation was a brutal. No call I thought two free throws, and then obviously maybe Toronto a game winner I game tire and not sure. Again Kemba Walker should have gone two free throws at the end of the game. My opinion was a close one but all is fair in love and war the referees for pretty much every game are always going to be considered bad right. Every single playoff game fans are going to have a disagreement with it but specifically, that can no call that was poor that was a bad call.
OG Anunoby's buzzer beater lifts Raptors over Celtics
"I thought it was about to be midnight for the rafters last night you're down to you lose that game no teams ever overcome through ever in the NBA playoffs in a best of seven but Jay in three point shooting League wouldn't it? Data three, by a guy that had just a dozen points comes through and suddenly. Whole, the Raptors are finished somebody else will be the champs suddenly cut right in half third straight night that the NBA has delivered an absolute. Awesome. Stunning finish miscommunication by the Boston Celtics is wide jalen Brown was pissed off Jason Tatum. Yeah Jason Tatum. You're supposed to switching everything you're switching when you actually get screened is what they were doing and Jason Tatum for some reason I don't know if they were in his own or if they're a man to man, it seemed like they were in a man to man. And tatum didn't get screened and just pointed opposite side. Nobody was man and Toronto. Now, all of a sudden is in the series to two one man Taco should jump go do something Taco wave your arms seven. No. He was waving his arms but I thought he should have jumped. You know jump up and down and waving. He was able to get that ball over there in straight shocks I mean look there's norms zones up. Catch and shoot perfect. He pushed at the to the mass was incredible though I mean to pass. It was a Tom Brady pass from Kyle lowry over the wings eight four Wingspan of seven six TACO fall right in the pocket of og on OBI. That's incredible in indeed it was ten fifty tsn there on the call
Raptors overwhelm Nets 150-122 to finish first-round sweep
"In the Boston Celtics. Don't tangle in the second round of the N BA playoffs after completing Four game sweeps. Let's bring in one half of quickies corner. Galen Quickie joining me here on a F in sports. Hey, Galen. Good Monday morning before they boarded you bad. Yes. Toronto raptors that you know they would They swept for Ah. Over the Brooklyn dead. They have one problem, though, Kyle Larry, they're they're great point guarded as an injury that you know that could keep about. They're a little nervous about that. Toronto really, you know, would have fried. You know, there's there's double to seize these playoff. Great Nick Nurse continues his greatness. We just want to end the coach of the year again. So that's your problem. The Toronto has Kyle Lowry could be out. They don't have a problem with their bench outside of Cairo. Lowry not being on it, possibly if he's injured 100 points in that game. That's incredible, Galen. It is And you know if you look at Toronto's roster, like you said, they're bed has been great. And a lot of people don't know what these guys are. You're probably gonna know who they are pretty soon. Just play the best. He's the the boxer considered the best at, uh, the of the best defensive team. No one plays defense like the Toronto Raptors. There, 11 and one in the bubble. We talked about how hot the Blazers were, but the Raptors are 11 and one in the bubble one loss against Boston Celtics took
Curry scores 23 in return, but Raptors clinch playoff spot
"Stephan curry made his return to the war years after missing fifty eight games with a broken left hand and led Golden State with twenty three points but the raptors pulled away to win at one twenty one one thirteen curry was six of sixteen from the floor and made only three of twelve from beyond the arc but two of those threes were from over thirty feet is definitely weird everything seemed to be going pretty fast as we can simulate you know that game intensity and screen shot do I came into work hours but just another scan controversial spontaneously also had twenty three points and Andrew Wiggins added twenty one but the raptors Norman Powell had a career high thirty seven points and Kyle Lowry had twenty six Ryan Leon San Francisco
NBA Storylines Down the Stretch
"Doris Burke is an NBA analyst for ESPN so doors the All star break is over and NBA. Games are back. We wanted to talk to you. About what surprised you so far this season. And how you see the last couple of months shaping up as we enter the homestretch before the playoffs. Let's start in the East right where there is an unequivocal number. One team in Milwaukee they have the best record in the NBA and they are destroying teams winning by an average margin of victory of more than twelve points per game now of the eleven teams that have had a double digit margin of victory over the course of a season. Eight have gone on to win it. All Doris. Is there something that stands between Milwaukee and the NBA Finals? Yeah this is a great question. So in their eight losses the one thread that is consistent throughout those are teams are averaging sixteen point nine threes and philosophically. Their priority is protect. The paint. First and foremost they are so elite. At that that we have not seen this kind of rim protection in the modern NBA. With the possible exception of Spurs team that had both Tim Duncan and David Robinson but the fact of the matter if a team gets hot and really can create shot opportunities then. I think that they can be beat. The other thing that happens is your and you saw in the All Star game. Jaanus is the first player to go twenty five and eleven back to back all star Games but he was over to note points in the fourth quarter because they did playoff teams. We'll do they set up a wall and they said somebody else is going to beat us so well. No one's really doubting the bucks at this point. I think there is still a lot of skepticism about the number two seed in the east the Toronto Raptors. I mean after losing finals. Mvp Kawhi Leonard. They were not seen as favorites coming into this year yet. They have the same record right now that they had at this point last season doors one hand the raptors have been under five hundred against winning teams but on the other they had a lot of. Are we underestimating them? While I'm definitely giving them punchers chance to get to the Eastern Conference finals and a punchers chance to come out in the past historically particularly when Demar Derozan Kyle lowry. Were on the team together. What we knew was they understood how to win in the regular season but they're always seemed to be this level of doubt in their minds when the calendar turn to April but the fact of the matter is. They changed that a year ago with championship. There is a different feel a different presents a different countenance about the entire group and yes unequivocally the record versus plus five hundred versus minus five hundred is concerning but let's remember that their top six guys including Serge Ibaka. Who's having the Best Year of his career? Kyle lowry Markelle Saul Fred Van Bleed. Norman Powell Pascal them. All six of those guys have missed at least ten games so I don't know that we have the clearest picture the other thing working in their favors they have one of the best coaches in the league. Nick nurse wears that head coaches mantle with ease. Why because he's been calling the shots for the vast majority of his career. In any number of circumstances his creative he's fearless. He's a little bit irreverent. And I'm telling you mean ah I give them a punchers chance to get to an east finals and a punchers chance to get out. Did you see this coming at all? Doors not even close and this is the question really ultimately. Do they have enough offense in what you're seeing is to me. What appears to be this grooming of Pascal? Ceac him of all right. You gotta go get your own in those minutes and a playoff circumstance where you don't care whether it's a mid range to a fall away jump shot a jump shot under duress of excellent defense. What matters is I need to put the ball in the basket right now because this game is teetering on our control or there's and we've got to have one and you're watching Pascal. Can he deliver in the postseason? He's been excellent in the regular season. I can't wait to see a play out. I think it feels right now. Like you've got the bucks in a tier of their own and then you've got the raptors celtics heat kind of swirling around each other. There was a feeling ahead of the trade deadline that the heat could vault to that number. Two spot perhaps even contend with the bucks if they really went all in and added Gala Nari. They didn't they did add Igwe Dolla. Do you think that's enough? You know the the last prism through which I saw. Andre Gonzala was a man who was battling an Achilles in the playoff series and seemed to be showing the signs of some age. But what I know. Unequivocally is this man from a basketball intellect standpoint. According to Kerr is one of the smartest in the history of the League. He has got championship. Dna He's got positional versatility on the defensive end that basketball intellect and the ability to process information quickly and to do it under the spotlight of the playoffs. He has all of that. I'm anxious to see how he changes the dynamic the Miami Heat. You know this. They're going to play hard defensively every single night. They're going to mix in one of the most effective zones we see in today's NBA and Eric's bolster is outstanding coach. So right now sitting in that fourth spot how far Jimmy Butler can take them. That'll be interesting. Those young guys. Right Duncan Robinson Tyler Hero Kendrick Nunn all those guys who have performed so well in the regular season when the calendar switches. Can you win with them? Let's see
Lowry, Siakam lead Raptors past Knicks for 6th straight win
"Six straight wins for Toronto as they beat the Knicks one eighteen to one twelve it wasn't easy for the raptors who gave up a twelve point lead is the Knicks came back to tie the game at one all three in the final minutes but a couple of Nick turnovers in good free throw shooting down the stretch a seal tomorrow's thirty first win against fourteen losses next did lead by twelve early but Kyle Lowry read twenty six credited to switch to his own defense for turning things around coming out of my room a little bit kind of change the game from as being down twelve to Connie can lead and once we get the game close we just have to continue to keep getting better and the Knicks have dropped ten of twelve and sit at twelve and thirty four might make you so New York