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02:45 min | 5 months ago

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"It's <Silence> <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Advertisement> <Speech_Music_Male> <Music> just embiid. <Speech_Male> And <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> let's <Speech_Male> give the heat some credit <Speech_Male> because the heat are also <Speech_Male> missing a critical <Speech_Male> player in Kyle <Speech_Male> Lowry. And <Speech_Male> I think they're doing some <Speech_Male> nice things in this series, <Speech_Male> even though we <Speech_Male> clearly are not that interested. <Speech_Male> But pick out <Speech_Male> one nice thing <SpeakerChange> to say <Speech_Male> about the heat. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> I think with Miami, <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> similar to <Speech_Male> what we just talked about earlier, <Speech_Male> changing up coverages <Speech_Male> versus <Speech_Male> James Harden, seeing Victor <Speech_Male> Oladipo, <Speech_Male> get some <Speech_Male> great man to man, possessions <Speech_Male> against harden, <Speech_Male> old <Speech_Male> depot, having these <Speech_Male> strong games, <Speech_Male> obviously butler <Speech_Male> dance start <Speech_Male> recently Oladipo <Speech_Male> comes in has a big offense <Speech_Male> for performance. 29 <Speech_Male> minutes <Speech_Male> playing over Duncan <Speech_Male> Robinson, <Speech_Male> that's an interesting thing. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> We've seen guys from <Speech_Male> Miami going and out of <Speech_Male> the lineup all year <Speech_Male> long, and they just <Speech_Male> keep on winning. Number one <Speech_Male> in the Eastern Conference. It's <Speech_Male> the same thing now with Lowry <Speech_Male> out. Duncan Robinson <Speech_Male> not getting minutes. <Speech_Male> It's <Speech_Male> just more of the same <Speech_Male> with Miami. <Speech_Male> We've talked about it all <Speech_Male> year long. <Speech_Male> They just have so <Speech_Male> many different guys and <Silence> so many different <SpeakerChange> ways to <Speech_Male> beat you. <Speech_Male> Yeah, I like <Speech_Male> the fact that spo <Speech_Male> has come very close <Speech_Male> and in fact in game <Speech_Male> two did <Speech_Male> stagger bam <Speech_Male> and butler <Speech_Male> all the way <Speech_Male> so that one is on <Speech_Male> the floor at all times. <Speech_Male> I like the first <Speech_Male> wave of substitutions <Speech_Male> they make were hero <Speech_Male> and dead men <Speech_Male> come in for <Speech_Male> stress and bam. <Speech_Male> I like that lineup <Speech_Male> that is on the <Speech_Male> floor it's a nice balance for them. <Speech_Male> Yeah, <Speech_Male> and I just like <Speech_Male> the way they're helping <Speech_Male> on harden. <Speech_Male> Sometimes you're like, <Speech_Male> boy, do they really need to <Speech_Male> send that extra body <Speech_Male> over there, but then <Speech_Male> you stop <SpeakerChange> it and you <Speech_Male> look and <Speech_Male> it's hard enough to top <Speech_Male> three <Speech_Male> guys for the sixers <Speech_Male> on one side, <Speech_Male> one guy on the other <Speech_Male> side and they're sending <Speech_Male> somebody <Speech_Male> from the side with <Speech_Male> three guys because the <Speech_Male> other two can zone <Speech_Male> up and guard the three. It's just, <Speech_Male> they're just playing <Speech_Male> smart basketball <Speech_Male> against an <Speech_Male> opponent that, <Speech_Male> you know, chances <Speech_Male> are they'll win one of these <Speech_Male> home games even if <Speech_Male> embiid doesn't play, but <Speech_Male> without embiid, <Speech_Male> they just don't <SpeakerChange> have enough <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> answers. <Speech_Male> One thing that's <Speech_Male> tough with this series is <Speech_Male> with Philly <Speech_Male> not having Joel embiid. <Speech_Male> It's kind of hard <Speech_Male> to get a read on <Speech_Male> assuming Miami <Speech_Male> does win this series. <Speech_Male> It's hard to <Speech_Male> get a read on <Speech_Male> how they're going to be matching <Speech_Male> up against Boston Milwaukee <Speech_Male> with how those <Speech_Male> teams are at this point <Speech_Male> because Philly's just not <Speech_Male> the best barometer <SpeakerChange> right <Speech_Male> now from Miami just <Speech_Male> like that first round match up. <Speech_Male> Yeah, you want to watch <Speech_Male> this series and be like, <Speech_Male> okay, so the Celtics <Speech_Male> bucks is the actual Eastern <Speech_Male> Conference Finals. Then you <Speech_Male> just have to remember like the <Speech_Male> heater going to have home court if <Speech_Male> they advance in Lowry <Silence> is their third best <Speech_Male> player. <Speech_Male> Had some played <Speech_Male> changes their whole <Speech_Male> dynamic, <Speech_Male> you <Speech_Male> see Gabe Vincent's doing a <Speech_Male> nice job, but when Gabe <Speech_Male> Vincent runs a high pick and <Speech_Male> roll, you see <Speech_Male> the passes that he can't <Speech_Male> make or doesn't make. It's <Speech_Male> a big, it's <Speech_Male> a big difference. But <Speech_Male> you know, we'll see, we got an <Speech_Male> exciting weekend <Speech_Male> of games. These two <Speech_Male> series warriors, <Speech_Male> I'm sorry, sons Mads <Speech_Male> and sixers heat <Speech_Male> resume tomorrow <Speech_Male> and then on Saturday <Speech_Male> the long layoff in the <Speech_Male> other series ends and then <Speech_Male> we're off and running <Speech_Male> Kevin O'Connor. <Speech_Male> Let's see, <Speech_Male> you

"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

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04:44 min | 5 months ago

"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"I why am I doing that though if I'm if I'm Washington or Chicago or well that's what I mean? Like what options are even available? Do you even have a choice here but to give him the money? Do you just let him walk? Do you hope do you trade Tobias Harris into space and then you have like 50 plus million in cap space or are you going after Levine just outright and free agency? Are you going after Jalen Brunson for $25 million? Are you the team that gives them that money? If you do let these guys walk, I don't know what the other options are. I will say this, I think it's wrong to dismiss, let him walk as a non choice because if my choices are 5 years, $260 million, even with a cap spike coming in like three years, it's gonna make the back end a little less painful. If my choices are 5 years, $250 million or nothing, there's a chance nothing is the better choice. And I know you're never supposed to let it go. You're always supposed to get assets going back in the door. I mean, maybe I don't know that it's a better choice because I've mortgaged a lot of my future to build a championship container around embiid right now and I can't afford to take a slight step back and I might have to bite the bullet on that. And you can sign and trade and do all these things, but man, I don't, I think if I'm the sixers, I'm praying he opts in and so I could just kick the kick the can a year because I can't, I can't pay this guy 5 years, 250. I think this could, this is looming as something that could get given the relationship between Maury and Hardin, what I'm sure was assumed, let's say, independently assumed at least by one or both parties upon this trade, this could get ugly in the off season because this is not the guy that they thought they were trading for. You're right. And let's say you do, let's say you give hard in the money. You're doing that because you're trying to maximize the next few years of the Joel embiid. We talked about still one of the best pick and roll combinations in basketball. It's not like Hardin is like some super inefficient creator. He's still, he's just not his former self at all. And he looks hurt and he looks like he's out of good conditioning. But you still need to solve the rest of that roster. And if you're paying hard and all that money, you're paying a beat all that money, you have to get off to buy his Harris, but also Harris still has value to the team because he can provide that spark plug scoring for you in certain situations. He's been playing. He's been playing great. Can you imagine? If they had just gotten an average number 21 pick instead of maxi, how dire this would look? Not even if they had blown the pick. If they had just gotten exactly the expected outcome of the 21st pick, you'd be one step away from embiid being like, do I need to ask for a trade? Because we got nothing going on here. And we're not there yet with embiid, but two years from now come soon. It comes soon. If the next two years they fall flat and Maury fails to build around him in a way that puts them in the Conference Finals again or an NBA Finals even. I don't know, Zach, like I think the conversation we had a couple of years ago, you know, like we, the collective NBA fans, media and all that with him falling off that last year in Houston. That was much different than this year with James Harden. That year with Chris Paul falling off, I think part of it was due to age, conditioning and all that, but part of it was just the fact that him and Hardin didn't in jail. I don't think that's as much of an issue here with embiid and harden. This is just the fact that Hardin just straight up does not look like the same guy period end of story. And with him turning 32 years old, giving up $233 million. What is that going to pay him last year? 62 million, is it? Finally air that contract? I mean, oh my, it gives me anxiety thinking about giving him that money, considering how much pressure and how much is at stake with Joel embiid here, but what other choice do you have, but the bet on him returning to his former self or at least closer to finding a nose. You know as the sixers you have more information and we do about how much of this might be correctable by time to heal the hamstring and just a total changeover in whatever it needs to change off the court with him. You have some sort of way to project how much of this is permanent and how much is potentially temporary. Because look, the other thing is, KO C, the process, and bead is all that's left, unless you count harden as sort of the value they got for Simmons. If Hardin's gone somehow, Simmons is gone faults is gone, Tatum was not picked, bridges is gone, Okafor is gone Noelle is gone, who am I missing? I mean, the whole thing is gone. TJ McConnell. All the stuff you got, all the other number one picks. All of that,.

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"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

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07:04 min | 5 months ago

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"About the heat and the sixers. Two O heat after another easy victory last night in Miami. Is there anything interesting to say about the really the interesting discussion is TBD on embiid obviously if he comes back the whole series is different without him, I just think the sixers are drawing dead. If he's out further, the really only interesting discussion is how long does it go 5 games 6 games four games and what the hell are the sixers doing with James Harden in the off season, but if you want to start with the actual encore play first, you pick something to talk about because this series, even last night in game two, I'm sitting there watching. It's like, oh, maxi, fast brake lamp. It's down to 8. It's down to 8. And then I'm like, I don't really care that it's like they're not winning the game. When does sun's Mavs start? It was never it never felt like a close in jeopardy. Playoff game for one second of the whole game. Sell me on something. Give me something. All right, all right, here's something. This is what I looked up after the game. I was like, let's assume Joe on B comes back game three. How is Miami going to defend him? And over in beads last ten games against the heat, he's logged 68 post ups. He's been doubled 14 times on those. And the big difference here is in production versus single coverage, the sixers are scoring 1.25 points per MB post up versus the double team .53 points per MB post up. That's the last ten games, so it spans over multiple years with different iterations of lineups, but it's the same coach with spoelstra, same similar tactics, bam adebayo still there. That says via second spectrum and I just wonder, are we going to see more pressure against a bead more different coverages like we've seen against hard and were sometimes they're doubling. Sometimes it's just Oladipo out there. Because that's what Miami does great. They use different schemes. Sometimes they're thrown out zone. I'm just interested to see what the game plan is going to be against Joel embiid because that's Philly's only chance. Clearly, with Hardin and his current condition is Joel and B dominating the series, but Miami's going to do everything they can to not let that happen, of course. Yeah, I previewed the entire other version of this series with van Gundy last week before we knew about embiid's injury and I watched all the film of those post ups and it's like they put Tucker on maxi and switched or hardened didn't play any of the games with affiliate money, but they're clearly going to put Tucker and butler on harden and maxi and switch everything with Joelle and then just sort of front double do all the heat stuff that they do and that would be an interesting series because Joel embiid is amazing and it's just such a freaking bummer that he's heard. It's a bummer for him most of all because without him I mean the heat are plus 30 and two games it's not even, it's not even interesting with the exception of I guess we can talk about what lineups Philly should play Deandre Jordan is -31 and 31 minutes. It's unclear. All they do, all they have to do when Jordan or even Paul Reed, who's been at least more active when those guys are on the floor, all they do is run pick and rolls with bam and they get whatever they want, whether it's a Jimmy Butler long two, a bam dunk because DJ can't slide over and rotate back to bam, a bam floater, switches, whatever it is, it took them too long to get to niang at center last night, which I think is really their only hope in the series is to go super small with a lot of shooting. Then they won't even smaller to buy his hair as its center, no George name. Those lineups were almost too small, and they're almost worse shooting wise, like the sixers are now in this weird spot where they have to downsize to a medium lineup to get a good amount of shooting on the floor, and if they downsize too far, it's like, oh no, thigh bones on the floor. Wait, we don't even play shake mill anymore. Oh my God, they're playing lineups with cork mozz and Yang which are so bad defensively that James Harden was guarding Jimmy Butler on purpose as his primary assignment and you're like, and I think the heat were so shell shocked, they didn't just go right to Jimmy Butler 'cause they're like, wait a second, is this real? This is a real thing. Now he's got a Tyler hero on purpose. So I don't even know what they're supposed to do. Give me some pretend and beads out. Is is there any hope other than obviously not play DJ, which I guess Doc's going down with the ship on that one? I mean, if it beats out, I mean, let's fast forward to the east finals and in that case, if it beats out, Zach. I mean, if it beats out, the series just isn't interesting at all. It's only interesting if we assume and beat us back because then at least we could say, well, we get the hard and embiid pick and roll. You know, this scored 1.15 points per pick and roll this year. She remains number one remains dominant, despite hardens limited state. And I don't think that's all embiid. I think his creativity as a passer and a ball handler is still a big part of that. But it's a lot embiid. It's a lot of it beat. But I think that's where hard in at least he's still offering some playmaking. That's what that's what Philly missed for years in these endgame situations that just he just, you know, Verna when I talked about it on the mismatch earlier, but it's like the burst just isn't there. The speed, the athleticism, that first step, the leaping ability, even in the paint on his floaters and lay up attempts, he's just, it's just not there. I wonder how much of this is old age versus lack of conditioning versus just someone who's hurt right now. So I got whiffs last night specifically of late career Jason Kidd, just in this sense of like just because he's out there like late career Jason Kidd when he lost his bursts and stuff and this is really late like Dallas late Dallas Jason Kidd. He would just, he was like a quarterback. He would just stand around the three point art and just like throw passes inside outside just throw the ball around and he would never drive. And hard it is trying these 25 foot thread the needle bounce passes on the pick and roll and like super long lives. Like he's just a junk baller out there. Some of the time now he's obviously better than that he's still averaging 18 a game in the playoffs. He's there fourth leading scorer in the playoffs, which is not great. But yeah, this version of hard look, you could sit here and say, well, the sixers have made 14 out of 64 on threes. That's gonna correct itself blah, blah, they're just, you know, they're just not good enough. But this harden, he's only 32. It's not like he's 37. He's 32. Maybe it's the hamstring, maybe it's conditioning, maybe it's age, maybe it's all of them, but I'll just I'll just put it to you. Let's say they go out in 5 games in this series and B doesn't play. They go out in 5 games. They win one. And he's more or less this guy for three more games. What are you supposed to do if you're a Daryl morey and the 6 year old ownership group in the off season? How does this play out? Well, what choices do you have, first of all, I mean, are you are you signing and trade signing and trading Harding? Harden or is he opting in to a deal where you're treating him elsewhere? Are you signing trading for Beale, Levine, LeBron?.

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05:38 min | 5 months ago

"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Like every other four does in the league, but at least it gets him 6 minutes where he's not and he got through the entire first quarter of that last game without a foul. He got two quick ones which were a little dicey in the second half then came back out got a 5th and then they go to them into the 6 and that's when draymond had to celebration. But I think it is more of what is most important. Is it most important towards having our best lineup on the floor to start the game or is it a bigger picture of in the end what is most important is that we can get this guy out on the court for 35 minutes, which is what happened in game one. They got him out on the court for 30 plus minutes and I believe that was the only game he has played in the entire playoffs where he logged over 30 minutes. So anything you can do to get him on the court for the maximum amount of time is worth maybe taking an L on whoever you start next to him, 'cause he's the only rim protection Brandon's not rim protecting. And so you don't want him, you know, they'll drive at him and get him those files quick. They're smart. They got that 6th on him. Is that an argument for starting Adams? Yeah, it is. I mean, and do you get buried? Do they just put Adams in everything? But his foul rate went down, playing next to Adams versus playing center, he just logged an inordinate amount of fouls being the rim protector, because he does challenge everything. And guys, drive it to him until whether it's a body or whether it's, you know, trying to fight for rebound, whatever it is. I mean, then keeping him on the court is just so important that I think that's what's dictating, not playing as good a lineups. Credit to the grizzlies because the reason obviously that I like to Clark Jackson front court is I feel like I have a consistent road map to offense that isn't just jaw, do crazy stuff and bane manufacturer points 'cause I can run spread pick and roll with Clark as the screener for shoot or John three shooters around him, which is why when the going got tough against Minnesota, they went to Dylan Brooks at the fore, was to have that kind of look, you know, a spread pick and roll look with a lot of shooting. They can't do that with Brooks out. They went to Zaire Williams at the Ford down the stretch of game two. But yeah, I get what you're saying. And to their credit through all of that. It's a whole nother thing of problem Zach, right? Because you realized in that game when they could not score, right? Because Jared had the foul problem, they put a Kyle Anderson. And if there's anything you can go look at the numbers throughout the year, they can't play Anderson and Clark together. No, it has to be, it has to be Kyle with Jaron pretty much only and otherwise the spacing gets screwed up. So but to credit some Memphis, they find a way to manufacture points when the lineups are suboptimal for space. And give it to one guy. Well, that but they first turnovers. They hit the glass. Has made bane has made against Minnesota was just like this guy ever freaking miss. This is going to be a this is the next ten years of your life, Chris is just watching this team do crazy things and it's amazing. It's got to be like a pick and proverbial down there. Yeah, I am. Just I had very, very high expectations for morant, for sure. You know, my wife went to Murray state, so I was, I was all in on this kid, no matter where he was going to get drafted. It was very lucky that the grizzlies just happened to win the lottery, that particular year. He is so much better than I could have ever imagined. I mean, he's breaking every single record. He's been in the league three years. I've watched him score 47 twice in playoff games. It makes me so happy. It makes me so happy, Chris, that you get to root for a player like ja. Especially with your son William loving basketball. It's like, I know what that feels like. But you know, Chris, you've said before on your show, I've heard you in on the mismatch with Kevin O'Connor as well that your son, I don't know if it's your son and all of his friends or all of your son's friends are just massive Steph Curry fans. So what's going on in your house and with your son's friend group right now? They all do love curry, but they have set that aside. Really obvious. Oh yeah, sure. Of course, yes. These are good children. Those are good fans. That was a good job is the guy. Jazz the guy, right? And they can pick curry back up when he's not playing against ja. Because it was a kid in a courage, Jersey in the regular season that ja was like, take off the Jersey or something. I was staring him down. I loved that. I don't care how young the kid is. You gotta teach them young man. You can't come to this game with the courage Jersey on and cheer for my team. That's not how it works. You know, I did a video with those kids. I tracked them down. The kids he stared down. I gotta see this. What did they say? Are they traumatized? Do they feel bad? No. I did a whole like, you know, like those tosh redemptions. I did the redemption and jaw gave them jerseys. They turned in their courage, jerseys. They got jog jerseys. Yep. My kids. That's even worse though than the guy who shows up at a grizzlies warriors game wearing like a Tatum.

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05:31 min | 5 months ago

"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Want to throw Jordan pool out there. Am I going with a wild card and Jonathan come inga here? Do you want to go like that? You want to just really, really mix it up. Give me the argument against just starting the pool party lineup. I mean, pulls the easy answer and it's probably what I'd end up doing. But I still think having him come off that bench provide that spark like he has throughout the series is a beneficial thing to the warriors with comming, adding size, defensively, maybe your blitzing or trapping or even just showing on pick and rolls against John morant more often and having committing his size inside the paint could be of great benefit if he's hitting a short roll pass, the Tillman or Clark, whoever it might be. Even if he's not starting, I'd like to see him get 20 plus minutes just to see how things look. Speaking my language, I have been preemptively angry at Steve Kerr for like 5 months that he's going to benchmark in the playoffs and I'm so excited that kavin goes part of the rotation that guy is so good. Make sure to he makes mistakes defense rotate the wrong place. You just have to live with that. By the way, suddenly Andre Dali's injury feels much more important than it did like 48 hours ago. He could be the answer, by the way. Verna when I you mentioned him earlier, Chris. Iguodala might be the actual answer to that. I could see Damien Lee being the answer because that's a security blanket kind of answer. I feel like they've moved away from loony. They've played luni and draymond together zero seconds, I think, in this series. I feel like they've moved away from that. Do you think it matters if Adams comes back? Yeah. Maybe I don't know. I'm saying, if the grizzly start Adams. I get what you're saying. I will see loony. Are you'll see them. I just don't know if I want to base my life. I guess I have to worry about their offensive rebounding a little bit, which is what has hurt the warriors in the regular season. I don't know that I want to base my decision making around Steven Adams, so maybe I just maybe I would just to see how it feels. I think I'm going pool if I'm Steve Kerr. I think I'm throwing caution to the wind. I'm not going to overreact to the fact that that lineup is -11 and 11 minutes so far in this series. I'm going to make marant guard somebody and hunt him down on every single possession, which is much easier for me to do if I have those three guards on the floor. And I know the risks to my own defense. I know that pool has been just targeted relentlessly. I know that it's easy to say, well, why don't you blitz Moran? Why don't you do this when you're that small? It's just not that easy to do. You don't have a lot of great blitzers on your team. I think you still have to try it. I just, I just feel like that lineup is so hard to guard and I'm not gonna overreact it being outplayed in a very small sample size for two games. Now, if it goes wrong, I look like an idiot. I don't know, what are you rooting for? Is someone who wants to grizzlies to win this series? What do you want to see them do for now? Does that line up scare you? Do you want to? No, no, it doesn't. No. Small plays into what the grizzlies are successful against. And the major thing is I would rather them have a non defensive player start. Because I think you could keep up with them offensively, but and this is going to be a curve thing. We'll see. I'm not trying to give him a game plan, but these NBA teams should have the same tapes I do. I watch all the games too. Them not making, they don't use a big wing to guard him. A lot of teams went that way, right? I think even if they start to pool party lineup, I think you're going to see Wiggins guard morant right away. And I don't think it matters though. I just think you just bring up whoever's got the pool is on screen. Let's go. But you have to make him see a second guy. You could go back to the end of that game and the fact that there's nobody there at the free throw line, right? I mean, there's a book on it, right? If you want the other guys to have to beat you. If you're going to let him play one of he's just having fun. But he's having fun, man. If you're going to guard him one on one, he's going to average 40 points in the series. He just is. All right. But if you're going to make him see and we've seen this over and over again, we saw it last night with James Harden. Make him see two guys. Kevin Durant, make him see two guys. Trae Young, make him see two guys. He's playing this thing straight up. He's playing it straight up. If you want to play, look, I promise you. The last player on earth in the NBA, you want to get into a one on one game with is Moran. And you're letting him, he didn't see another guy until the circle. And he doesn't see Jordan when Jordan pulls in front of him. He does not see Jordan Poole. He sees like a chalk outline. Like that's all he's like, how can I spin this guy into the ground? He's not with Jordan Poole's might as well not even be there. Well, a Finch of Minnesota's credit, you saw people were talking about, oh, John's not that guy. He's struggling. Like, they had their whole damn team keeping an eye on him. And that's why bane is getting a million open threes. And that's why this guy's having another big night. And this guy's having because there's just so much focus on him. Now, luckily, he's been through it, right? He went through it this season, a lot of teams tried to guard him that way, but if he's going to just say this is the way we play and just guard him straight up, I mean, there's no, there's no amount. That game could have gone on until three in the morning and he would have kept scoring..

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05:13 min | 5 months ago

"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"Even against a Boston team who has almost no weak link defenders. You've got a shot at catching the bucks with you've got a shot at catching the other team rather with one of their weaker defenders on holiday or Middleton and saying, okay, put that guy in a pick and roll with the honest as the screener. With only one of those two guys, you really just don't against Boston to the point that you saw in the second half they're like, all right, I guess we're going to have to use pat Connaughton and Wes Matthews on these side pick and rolls because that's the only hope we have of getting Derek white, who's not even a weak defender, but on Boston he is in Peyton Pritchard and the Celtics are just, yeah, those plays were effective, like those guys made some floaters or whatever. The Celtics are going to be like, cool, we're not really going to overreact to that or care because those guys are not beating us running pick and roll. And when they tried to reverse it and have Giannis is the ball handler, the Celtics were ready and they said, we're just going under. We're going to under and wait on the other side and it just felt like that was the first time where it's like, okay, they're missing their missing a guy and the Celtics have enough defenders where you need all your guys and that's, I'm just interested to see how Milwaukee diversifies the offense, how they try to spring Yanis in game three, get him some easier looks because those little side pick and rolls with continent and Wes and Grayson all and those look nice. You ain't winning this series with those plays. What you just said reminds me of our Phoenix conversation with Boston. There's no weak links on defense. Just like you said with Phoenix, there's no liabilities on offense. Nobody you can help off of and not worry about with Boston. I mean, udoka growing at the 7 man rotation and game two of the semis. I mean, he's not playing around either. No tights. Thank God notes. I don't know why Daniel tice played in game. I just don't understand you have all these big guys ideals, I said a nice player. I didn't get why he played. Solid player, but not the time for Daniel tice right now, but to your point though Zach with Milwaukee here, do you have to run more? Drew Yanis into the ground, you have to just do that. Like what other choice do you have there? Because you're not going to do it with Connaughton or grace and Allen, like you said, because withdrew holiday, even if you are going to switch at least statistically, drew holiday is one of the league's most efficient isolation scores two years in a row now. Statistically is a very good pick and roll ball handler. Are you just going to be doing more of that in the series? To make up for not having Chris Middleton, despite the issues that you said? And the Celtics are really well coached by emea DOCA and his staff. And just here's a small little stat that I looked up today. There have been two minutes out of 96 through this series first two games, two minutes. In which both holiday and Yanis have been on the floor at the same time as both Derek white and Peyton Pritchard. And obviously that's because those guys come off the bench and Giannis and drew are starters. And so there's not gonna be that much overlap, but that's not a total accident. That's Boston saying, we're gonna put both those guys on the floor. As soon as you bring in your two stars, we're rejiggering our rotation. We're only gonna put one guy for you to pick on and you said run, I thought you were gonna say Milwaukee has to get out and run more because they won the first game on fast breaks off turnovers. It's just gonna be hard for them to score on Boston and the half court. I don't know how much more they can run, but I will be interested to see if they can find a faster pace in game two and it just, I don't know, I'm not a coach, but it just feels like throw the ball, the Yanis on the left block, or even at the nail against against a set defense is not going to work. I don't know what kind of actions they can get him to come off cross screens or pin downs or something, but it feels like they're gonna have to get him the ball with a little bit of an advantage sometimes. Yeah, and now there was the news this morning that mark a smart could be back game three as well. Isn't that amazing, you know, Boston can hold Milwaukee to 86 points without the defensive player of the year. With Marcus smart, unbelievable defender, but it really is a testament to how this Boston team was really a team award. It was really a team award. Like this entire group, the collective. Yeah, again, I think I said something like, when I wrote my all defense column, that you could make an argument that all 7 of their top 7 players are at least like you have to put them on your long list for all defense for all defense. Even Derek white by the advance number is Derek whites and all defensive player. I don't really buy those, but horror for time lord grant Williams Tatum, but like his Brown the worst offender and they're starting 5? Yeah, he is. That's crazy. Which says a lot. He was really good by the way in game two and he excellent. He's going to be a bellwether for this series because they're going to be a lot of minutes where he has Grayson Allen or Connaughton or somebody who's a little bit of a Milwaukee lesser light on him and I think he took better advantage exploiting those guys a little bit in game two. Another interesting stat, the Yanis portis Lopez big, big, big, gigantic trios. Now -13 in 23 minutes. Giannis and portis by themselves without low plays plus.

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"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

04:38 min | 5 months ago

"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"This is a defense series right now, Boston a 103 points per hundred possessions Milwaukee 96. Those are dead last or worse kind of numbers for the season in Boston is plus 11 through two games. Boston is first in three point attempts in this round among the 8 teams Milwaukee is last in two games the Celtics have taken 41 more threes than Milwaukee and I think the most worrisome part from Milwaukee is their shots at the rim are actually kind of close. It's not like Milwaukee has a corresponding advantage at the line or at the rim or on the offensive glass. It's just Boston has taken a lot of threes. They had a little bit more balance in sort of their driving kick game in their mid range game. I thought they did some nice things on offense in terms of engaging Giannis, making them defend and pick and rolls, making them a defendant space a little bit. This is shaping up to be a really interesting series and even without Middleton, which is obviously a huge loss. We'll talk about that. I'll just zoom all the way out. Human beings, including me, were basically dumb, we're dumb. We're like cavemen, but we're evolved. So like our interpretation of a series like this is often well the team that just won the most recent game, well they have an advantage because I just my brain is so dumb that that's the last thing I saw. Boston must have an advantage, but then you're like, well, it is one one. They're going back to Milwaukee the bucks have home court, so after these two games, what's your feel on this series is it still just blurry and unpredictable or do you feel like one team actually has an edge? It still does feel blurry out and predictable, but if we are going to be dumb cavemen here and we are going to look at the most recent game we saw didn't it feel like though Boston adjusted to everything Milwaukee just does their help on Giannis on defense. Grant Williams, who will be able to talk about having outstanding game, but picking and choosing when to help hard when not to on those Giannis drives on an offense. They just played, I felt like game one Boston was panicky. Everything felt a bit rushed, whereas in this game too, they were decisive with their decisions. They were a patient. I thought Horford Tatum white with their passing movement driving kick game. It just seemed like a more prepared team for Milwaukee on both ends of the court. But again, how much of that is the fact that shot the lights out? How much of it is that? I don't know, but Boston definitely did seem more prepared in game two. What's your extension offered to grant Williams if you're Brad Stevens? How much money is that guy going to make? If you're trying to, if you're trying to get through Rihanna's for the next three or four years, and that guy is really a 40% three point shooter, he's a pretty freaking valuable player. Like, I don't know what you pay that guy, but he's making himself a lot of money. Yeah, I mean, what do you need to contain Giannis on defense? You need strength, you need length. You need intelligence. You need heart, grit. All of that, and you need four other guys around you who are competent defenders as well. But grant Williams individually, like, that dude's, he's for real man. I love him banging with the honest talking a little bit. The intensity he brings to the floor and like you said, he's no liability on offense. This isn't just like sit Andre Roberson in the corner. It's even more than sitting PJ Tucker in the corner because grant Williams not only is he a 40% shooter from three, but he can pass a bit too. He can handle an attack off the bounce and throw interior passes. That's what he did at Tennessee and college and it took a while to develop for him in the NBA, but the truth is, is like, there's a chance that this is just the beginning of the good years of grant Williams because of how much he brings on the offensive end of the court that he hasn't had to show that he did at Tennessee in college. So for Boston, how much are you going to pay him? I mean, what are these guys worth Zach, like 1520, right? These guys? You just mentioned 20 to 25 for Brunson and I understand that Brunson's gonna put up bigger sort of traditional numbers and he's got the sexier skill set. Exactly. Grant Williams is gonna make a lot of money. Yep, a lot of money. So you mentioned their defense on Yanis and how they kind of left their best defenders, more or less alone, any honest when he was particularly on the left block and say, man, if you're gonna bully us for John hooks, we're gonna make we're gonna see it first before we start setting help. I thought Middleton's absence was obviously gonna be big in this series. And I felt that that played out in game two. So here's an interesting step. Holiday Giannis have only run 13 pick and rolls together in two games withdrew as the ball handler. And I just thought like Middleton Yanis, that's become their go to play and when you have both Middleton and holiday on the floor..

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"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

07:18 min | 5 months ago

"second round" 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..

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"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

05:09 min | 5 months ago

"second round" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"And now, the low pose. Welcome to the low post podcast on a Thursday afternoon where we have a little bit of an interregnum in the conference. So on finals, there's no NBA games tonight, all four series are through the first two games. Everyone's traveling the Celtics and bucks and warriors and grizzlies have like 9 days off we get to breathe and take stock of where we are, 8 teams left, competing for the NBA championship. There are very few people in this world that would rather go through four deep dive playoff series with than from the ringer. I'm not even gonna try the nickname sink as I tried it last time and I couldn't do it. Kevin O'Connor, how are you, sir? I'm doing wonderful today, Zach, how are you doing today? Are you, I want you to be honest. Are you happy there are no games tonight or are you gonna have withdrawal that there are no games tonight? I mean, I'm eager for these game threes. I think when the nighttime comes, it'll be nice just to take a breath or relax, reset. But I am eager for some of these game three sack. So am I, I'm not gonna lie, I don't mind the night with no games. I'm going out to dinner with my wife like a human being. We got a babysitter coming over. We're gonna eat outside the weather's nice on the east coast, finally. And I'm gonna be a human being for a night, but by tomorrow night, I will be ready. I have ordered the four series in an order of my own determination that we will go in that order. Are you ready? Let's do it. We're scaring analyze all of them. 15 minutes of pop they're about starting with the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks after the point God went point God and then Devin Booker came in and stomped on the grave of the Dallas Mavericks or at least a game two grave overcoming. I don't even check the box scores anymore. Overcoming a lot of points for Luka Dončić on very good shooting. The sons are plus 27 through two games and offensive rating have you checked it? 132 points per 100 possessions. Here are the Phoenix Suns shooting splits through two games against some mavericks. 57% overall, 45% on threes, 92% on free throws, 63 percent on twos. There has been no stopping this offense so far in the playoffs. And obviously kos, the headliner last night was after a first half of kind of sniffing around, running some sets, looking into some things, some weird foul trouble, blah, blah, blah, the sun's in the second half we're like, all right, where's Luca? We're gonna hunt down Luca every single possession and it was a metaphorical bloodbath. So my question to you is, is you can see the debate raging between Luca has to get better on defense versus, well, Luca's doing all the heavy lifting on offense and it's about the other guys not helping him. It's not fair to ask him to do much more on defense. How do you, I mean, I don't know, we've obviously seen stars hunt opposing stars who have a heavy offensive load before. Like we see it all the time. I don't know that I've ever seen it as merciless and is effective and over as long a stretch of continuous basketball as what the suns did to Luka Dončić last night. What did you take away from it? I mean, it was over and over and over and over again against Luca. And that's not something that's necessarily going to stop. You can pre switch if you want to try to get him out of those situations to avoid him having to go one on one against Chris Paul and Devin Booker all game. But that's only going to work for so long. I think at this point, if you're the Dallas Mavericks defense, you could say, do you want a trap, Chris Paul? Or devil Booker get the ball out of their hands, but then if they're passing out of that, you get Mikhail bridges, attacking a closeout. Against a rotating defense, you don't want Phoenix reversing, moving the ball from side to side. They just present so many issues for a defense, where there's really no clear solution. So for Dallas right now, they're in a position where I don't know what the next move is because it's not like you're trapping. It's not like you're blitzing a Chris Paul pick and roll. Well, that's the question that I was going through my head late last night was, you know, we watched the hawks get within two games of the finals last year. And we kept on having these discussions like, I don't understand how they can survive with Trae Young on the floor. Why are people not doing to Trae Young? What we just saw the suns do to Luka Dončić and I think it's because it's a little harder to do in reality than it is in theory. Just say pick on that one guy over and over. Philly couldn't do it at Trae Young. The Knicks couldn't do it to Trae Young. Why are the sun's so good? I have my own answers, but why are the suns so good at it? Over and over again, whereas other teams with good offensive players, not like those other teams who just mentioned have bad offensive players. Why were they not able to do what the suns did last night or why are the suns able to do something that really like LeBron has been able to do relentlessly to bad defenders or minus defenders, but other teams don't do as well..

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"second round" Discussed on The NBA Show

The NBA Show

03:31 min | 5 months ago

"second round" Discussed on The NBA Show

"Hard and kind of like does the play making and pushing the ball and everything. They're going to play well together. The hardened embiid connection is not quite all the way there yet. And this is, again, where I do, I don't want to make this all about Doc or anything, but it does worry me a little bit, like the lack of intentionality that the 6 years can have, because I think you really need that to be a defense like the heat, especially since they have a couple of weak spots there too. So to me, it becomes about like, okay, how much are you going to just let things continue to run the way that they always do? Because that kind of seems just like that's really the problem, right? It's a lack of adjustments. Or just like the minimal adjusting within, you know, they're just, you never really see anything dramatic happen with a Doc Rivers team, right? Yeah. And I think the way that dramatic. Well, okay, you don't see anything. Yeah, right, my bad. Nothing tactically dramatic happens very often, right? And they can beat you in so many different ways. So even if you do come away with a game one victory, I imagine them being able to completely reorient who they are and then where do you kind of go from there. That's going to be what I'm really curious about in that series. Because the heat also do have, they have a less, I think, strong version of what happened with the raptors and that they can stop swarming for a little while. And the sixers can take advantage of those stretches and get it working in that transition that we saw in the third quarter, but it's just, it's not going to be as dramatic and it's not going to last as long. So what do you do when the many half court possessions that you're going to have to play in that series? Yeah, to that point, the thing that I really want to see in this series early on if possible because I think I'll just I'll probably have a heart attack if this happens in a game 6 or a game 7 is I've seen the sixers win comfortably. It's been a second since I've seen the sixers like chess move and grind out a tight playoff game. You know, like the victories over the raptors for the most part were pretty pronounced and decided. Not always maybe in the margin of victory. But I think last night was an example game one was an example of the sixers just coming out and last night they were played like shit in the first half. But they got into that third quarter. It was just like definitively they are going to win this game. They're not going to give up this lead. They look great. There is not going to be any fourth quarter shenanigans go for it. Watching the sixers in a four minutes left one O one one O three game is going to be really, really, really interesting. Against Eric spoelstra. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. They did have the embiid game winner. That's right. They did. They had that one and then game winner. So I stand corrected. See, I was in England. So that to me happened at four in the morning. So I was sure if I dreamed it or not. Hey, hoops fans, don't just watch all the NBA playoffs action, be a part of it, with FanDuel, an official partner of the NBA. Right now, all new customers get a risk free bet up to a $1000, just place any bet on the NBA playoffs, and if you don't win, you'll get up to a thousand bucks back in site credit. Look, the FanDuel app is safe and easy to use. You get your winnings fast, and it has tons of betting options, including our favorites, the same game parleys. We're getting into the second round here. Personally, I'm very intrigued by Philly versus Miami and Philly kind of taking on.

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"second round" Discussed on The NBA Show

The NBA Show

04:44 min | 5 months ago

"second round" Discussed on The NBA Show

"I'm joined as always by seared Zoe. What's up, siret? Chris, how's it going? How did it feel driving last week while I was over in England? I had one of the better passengers that I could have in rob Mahoney. He's so calm. He is, I compared him to tyus Jones on the podcast, one of the best backup point guards in the league just really knows how to keep the trains running on time. So I think we got to a place where I didn't even feel like I was driving anymore. And that's, you know, it's like when you do the best podcasting and also when you play the best basketball, it's like you're not even thinking about it. But we did miss you though. I'm glad you're back. Yeah, when it's automated robot driving is the way you want to feel when you're hosting a pod. Today on the podcast, we're talking a little bit about Thursday night's games we're recording this on Friday morning in LA. So we'll talk a little bit of sixers wraps a little bit of sun's pals, a little bit of Mavs, jazz, but what we're really doing is looking forward to this second round. We have Saturday off in the NBA tonight, Friday night when you're listening to this, if you listen to on Friday day, you'll get a little Timberwolves grizzlies, AKA the cocaine series. I don't really even know what else to call it. It's just like, what do you guys doing? I think a raw bob did describe it as a coked up poker match on bill's pod and I really agree with that. But we're going to be looking forward a little bit to the second round. So why don't we start with Philly? You want to do that? Yeah, let's do it. Okay, so this is one of these funny things where you sent me a tweet yesterday, actually. I really liked, which was like raptors fans. Boy, this is just like amazing to be a part of this beautiful experience. I can't wait for the game to start. And then Philly fans colon, this is the worst day of my fucking life. Shout out in those valley from raptors Twitter in all of rapper's Twitter for being immaculately calm. Common way they've ever been. Yes. And so Philadelphia fans not known for their calm. I did not have high expectations for this series. I really did not like the vibe of this team going into the series. And this is the funny thing about the playoffs, right? Because in the moment, if you're a fan of one of these teams, that's letting a series maybe slip through their fingers or is not playing up to their potential or has a coach being really defensive in pregame press conferences or star center suggesting that a recently acquired all star point guard is not being aggressive enough, you get a little nervous, you know, the days get longer, the games feel a little bit more of a grind to watch. But then when you're out of it and you're like, we won four two. We were supposed to do, it's like, okay, and when you look back on this basketball reference page, nobody's gonna be like, Doc almost blew a three O lead. They're just gonna be like sixers one four two. And then they are under the second round. You said something really interesting to me last night where you were like, maybe the sixers are a team that needs to be the underdog. And even though that they were the favorites in this series, I think a lot of people were kind of second guessing and poking holes in what they were. And that what they needed was a little bit of adversity and a little bit of like, oh, I wonder, can they beat Toronto in Canada? Is can this really happen? They needed this skepticism. Yeah, I think every playoffs we have a team that comes in as the underdog and then like a weekend they stop being the underdog because everybody falls in love with them and Ruth for them and then immediately after that, you have nobody left that you're not using as a chip on your shoulder to say, hey, we could prove you wrong. Nobody believes in the sixers. Even after winning last night, I don't really feel like there's a lot of confidence coming from Philly fans. It's absolutely hilarious, by the way, that they just don't have home court advantage at all, ever. It's like either you're playing in Toronto or you got to go back to Philly and play in front of those fans, right? You really don't want to go back there. But yeah, I really just think we get this train going for like the nobody believes in us sixers. From an actual basketball standpoint. I don't know how much I feel good about James Harden consistently being in a position of having to be the guy that nobody believes in. I think he is just much better as a FrontRunner. Yeah. But last night, you texted me in the first half of that game, which was the most Toronto Raptors first half of all time. Just offensive rebounds, deflections, floaters, giving up a bunch of corner threes, and you think it might not matter. It did shout out to any green. Chris Boucher turning into the demon child of Scottie Pippen in a chemo one. Just giving Joel embiid nightmares. But you texted me at some point in a very close second half. I was a little bit behind you, so I don't know when this text actually came, but you said this is over already. I think that was in the first half. Yeah, sorry, the first half. Second quarter. I think that the Toronto took Philly's best punch in the first quarter..

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"second round" Discussed on Winning Plays

Winning Plays

04:25 min | 5 months ago

"second round" Discussed on Winning Plays

"I still think when you have to get past two guys that have won championships and who have thrived in those moments in the past, even if it does feel a little bit ancient and I do feel like sometimes Kyrie lives off one shot in 2017. It's still something. And hey, if it's nothing more than exercising those, you know, like Kyrie came into the garden and did the whole stage thing. This feels like from the big picture. This is the Celtic saging everything. And sort of getting rid of those vibes and just moving past him. And for Tatum to take down Durant the way he did is huge. I just think there's a different level of confidence for this Celtics team now going into this Milwaukee series. And yeah, we're getting presumptuous there. But no, no, I know. But Alex Caruso could, really, you know, change the series. So but I wonder if it had played out any differently. If the subject had been in the bowls and then, you know, now they're going up against Milwaukee. They have the same swagger that they have the same confidence. I think having won this way against this opponent does matter in the grand scheme of looking ahead now and while before I was probably leaning towards the box in terms of just being the better team, I'm not as confident part of that as the Middleton injury, but yeah, so just shout out to the sellers because they took on that challenge and now they're sort of reaping the benefits from it. Yeah, there's no question the wave of positivity you're getting. You wouldn't see the excitement on the pension game for after a sleep of the polls. That's a team that had been falling apart for months and they showed a little bit of a fight in Milwaukee earned this season, but they've shown their true colors in the last couple of games here. And yeah, like with the Kyrie factor with the Durant with the proven veterans on that team that just don't have much left, but still are like names..

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"second round" Discussed on The Clapper Report

The Clapper Report

01:49 min | 1 year ago

"second round" Discussed on The Clapper Report

"That's he's my the week. If i didn't pick who i picked. I would probably pick tim and you're going to be pissed. You're going to be mad me. 'cause i'm bit of a homer but i'm picking the long island. Faithful as my steve's of the week out to you guys man the arena pumpkin. You've thrilled this entire team. You got everybody riled up Everything have bruce kassian the media of him calling the saints you guys literally brought. Trombones out to fucking leader marching band. I for tailgate I know probably a cheap one. You know cheap. Pick but dude. I'm thrilled on pump for watching these games and honestly a big part of it is family. Feel behind it roast me. Now if you want. I mean you said long island faithful. I thought you were gonna say kyle palmieri smithtown born true true woody. I hit a goal. Nate he's scored a few goals. He had a beautiful global with yes. So beano it. Yeah shouts islanders fans They've been killing it lately. So i'm not mad. Have and if you are an island or fan or canucks man or fan in general or if you like and got this far to us please go ahead. Follow us on instagram. Follow us on twitter. We're going to try and be as activists that we had a really great week on instagram. I'd say and you know we love guinness conversation going so Yeah go follow us. Let's talk that's about all. I got to say here anything. You want to say. Justin no i gotta say any follow us at the clapper report on Especially t. h. e. c. l. a. p. p. e. r. r. e. p. r. t. slide in our dm's..

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"second round" Discussed on The Clapper Report

The Clapper Report

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"second round" Discussed on The Clapper Report

"You're okay and then you had to raskin nut who apparently was injured which we knew but maybe i was mismanaged may be and should've place at a rask considering he was injured and probably got a little ahead of myself there. But there's a ton of things i feel like. This management team did wrong in this series and apparently has been doing so. Yeah i would say he's out this season so i think that these comments were like a desperation claw to try and save his job. And that's my thing. I didn't even i completely forgot that. Thank god he mentioned about to grasp Yeah yeah. I think that plays such a huge. Such a huge factor in the series. I'm not discrediting obviously. Because you know. I do. I want to say the my second team. Maybe they probably are. Because i do enjoy watching them when but I don't know man it's like what did he have a torn off right. The fucking in torn lieberman his hip. I forgot exactly if there was anything else. Involved they're put. That's worth labor much. Yeah and seventy eight months of recovery So he won't be ready. Yeah with lieberman degrees. And i know from experience my shoulder. 'cause i actually had that operated on you're able to live with it. You're able to do things with it whether or not your hips. Different probably is especially considering all your waste probably on it but Yeah labor sox fan. So seventy months specially being in the hip area. That's awful and i got to say to is one of the one of the only players. I like boston and seeing that sucks for him and And something else say. I gotta go. French has really quick. I feel like boston. Fans are so quick to attack to rask. And it's like so when you wash playwright. I feel like he's not one of those goals. It's very flashy. He's not a flurry you know. He's not a hash. Ich you know what i mean. He's not gonna make all these like spiraling stays in the By the rolling pads as he's not gonna make those because he's always in position he's a very position on goaltender very calm he. He's never out of position and when he does get goals scored on him. They squeaked through them. They bounced through him. They take you know what i mean. And so it's like yeah. I like boston. Fans take this sometimes. Not and i'm generalizing. But i feel like that occasionally. Boston fans will sit there and be like all year rascal to get out. Rossi's betrayed needs to leave the team. Because like he's like he's letting in goals and they look bad but because he's not i don't know he's just i don't know i feel like some people want him to be more of like a flashy goals than than he is. You know and. I feel like i've been reading. I'm sorry to interrupt. But i i've been reading some stuff from boston fans and they're just saying like all let rasco or trade rask or whatever and it's like man like why are you saying this. He was carrying Carries usually when he plays you know he. I think he's still one of the top goaltender league when he's not injured right and so it's like to see that and to think that that's the problem instead of especially in this series when you're scoring like you were mentioning you did not have any scoring. Besides their top line. You want to be gone from the organization after all he's done for the team always done for the city and you want him gone and i. I hate defending a bruin right now. But it's like i'm still sour from twenty eleven but i mean come on man get a grip..

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"second round" Discussed on The Clapper Report

The Clapper Report

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"second round" Discussed on The Clapper Report

"I know i know that was last week but still See i'm going to go with me. Go renton him. All right Not a bad choice at all. I'd say curdle player. I can't believe that point streak seventeen. That's ridiculous dude. I know. I wonder what the record is. I mean we look that up easily. But i don't know playoff point streak record. Nhl gretzky thirty five nine probably It looks like it's on the islanders. Twenty seven oh twenty-seven right yep yep rain early eighties and you got gordie howe right behind him twenty two. I say right by them but he's had twenty two tim. We'll maybe well run in right now. He's at eight three now and he's right behind gretzky. Only has eighteen look surprisingly but three times. Yeah rain gretzky three times. He had an eighteen point. Streak while it's fucking bonkers bro. Absolutely insane so going to be interesting. See oh my god pavel bure a with the knox their sixteen Man i wish they cannot say kept them. Yeah well anyway florida. I think that's about all i have for this week's episodes such a weird one recording on a saturday felt off but i definitely feel out of it still. I know we don't have the beer kicking a nasty right. And i know we should have a mosasaur. Faulk missed opportunity. Mary's man on something like that. Well you know hopefully next time. I'm not telling you right before about a record wasn't right before it was a few hours before it wasn't about well you know. I'm glad we were able to change able to adapt. And i still think we had a great episode. Here plenty of we talked about so If you guys have any questions for us you have any statement. You want to call us an idiot for hating on the maple leafs as bad as we did. You could find us on instagram. Ats at the clapper report. T h e. cla p p. e. r. r. e. Prt yes so. Let us hear about a boy's let us know what you guys want us to talk about Playoffs this here. Man so Let's get talking. let's go guys. Hopefully islanders ticket to boston. Let's go islanders. Man i i you know me and my dad really were looking to get to this game. 'cause i got an email the other day you know from the islanders semi tickets but obviously didn't get one for this one probably because they sold out and i was watching stubhub and two tickets. We're we're in too bad but it was like fifty dollars more so now i'm looking at tickets and the price is only going up. You think the day of they will go lower but will now with playoffs. Playoffs is different during the regular season. Yeah the tickets are literally only getting more expensive as time goes on. How much are they right now. Well minus fees which are fifty dollars each It's a hundred and seventy two dollars each ticket for opportu thirty-seven row fifteen. I'd fees into that and you know there's two of us going so it's just become an be a little bit too much so we might try and sneak into game. Six hopefully aches if it goes to game six which hopefully hopefully it does. Yeah one would hope well anyway guys. Enough aboard mir with a ticket finding We'll see you guys here next week. Yeah peace guys..

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"second round" Discussed on The Clapper Report

The Clapper Report

05:08 min | 1 year ago

"second round" Discussed on The Clapper Report

"I think it's definitely going to be a good experiment right with all these young guys so if it works and it works out great and how the but then if not then you know you you have young guys. You could probably move around on your squad well. And that's the thing. The canucks need in impact from their young players considering their calf situation this year. You know This is the last year of a lot of shitty contracts on the team. The russo beagle An ericsson deal deals It's the last deal of those gnat alone up. thirteen million. I think those three contracts when they get off the books So man yeah. I you know they need to be Be creative this off season. Jim benning said he wants to be aggressive. Shimmy better be aggressive and creative and smart about it and there goes along oregon. So yeah that really is. All i should say on again wasn't much The cdns they're still figuring out their role organization Apparently they're looking at assistant. Gm roles but you know. I don't know man should be should be entertaining especially with the draft then to the pick ninth Yemen i'm excited. Yeah no definitely. We'll have to dive deeper into that. When we go over our traffic's because picking night that that's not a bad pick at all. You could definitely find somebody to fall down that far or you know a diamond in the rough. A gem as nhl twenty one would say a jam all the gems never work or they never pan out. Yeah know which pretty fun pretty funny. Because i'm like why are you gonna thing if you're not gonna. I don't know there's a lot of weird stuff in that game. I know. I know. I've been playing at a lot lately. I love just buying a franchise mode and just like symington old thing. Because i feel like it's so rewarding to see how your team does bro. I might team right now. In allegany restarted. A new franchise canucks and man. It's like every fucking year my team off terrible and then they go on a tear and then losing the first round and it's so frustrating. I fire fiery my coach than and so i bring a new coach all fucking sudden the next year i start off like four and like eighteen or something and i'm like what the fuck Wanna barely missing the playoffs. So that sucked. But i know they're so it's so weird because like i was wondering how yeah. I wonder how much of an impact like the chemistry really. Has i always go to build the best chemistry on my teams rather than like anything else..

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"second round" Discussed on The Free Agents

The Free Agents

05:19 min | 1 year ago

"second round" Discussed on The Free Agents

"It's always play in game seven series and it looked like it was going to go back to denver. And you said it there. Trae breaking it down there with those with the fouls and then you'll get taking over two and lillard having nothing left in the tank in the fourth quarter but yeah lee. What do you think again. I don't think. I don't want to go like super long. What are the blazers. Go from here. Do we once again. Bring up the mccollum trade. His terry stotts. I know what's going to happen here. You're going to hear another podcast. But what did these think about the game specifically here well. Devon booker of course was the style last night. Let's get marco. Porta had twenty two points in that first quarter. He was hitting everything finished with twenty six of the game. But that's okay because then you start took over in the fourth quarter then nicol yokich but when it was at fourteen point game in the third quarter this had game seven written all evidence. There's no way little. It's going out like this but even you saw him in that fourth quarter win the lead like got to sort of six points and then eight points. Lillard was trying bombs that we know he's hit he sit him for so long and his career but even he just seemed the latest single little bit heavy and they weren't dropping in and that's when you of knew it was over for good so incredible resilience sharon by the nuggets of this series. Because i did lose game. One again with jamal. Murray is specifically thought that was going to catch up with him in this series because of their backcourt. But yeah monte morris. I mean in that fourth quarter was fantastic driving inside when it was there or just feeding into yokich and we know yokich can either finish or fonda a shooter on the perimeter there. So yeah this has been a great run here from denver and for port linda. Yeah i think this team's going to look drastically different next season apart from damian. Lillard rb surprised if you see too many of those same faces back. I think they have to do some. Make some changes here because it's a good team. It's a good regular season team but it doesn't really go all that far in the planet. The conference finals a couple of years ago against the warriors before they go sweat. But at this point i think the some changes needed because of our at plight and denver. We're fantastic and yokich. I mean he's just so incredibly fun to watch because he doesn't get rattled. He's got so much variety to his game. He complains a lot like. Don't teach every time valleys that good to the referee but but there there are fun team. And i'm happy for malign. I really am happy for the nuggets to to advance here now. They haven't got a lot of time to prepare for the next and they're going to be in for a tough one immediately against the sun's yeah we'll start bringing that down in the second task takeaways from this game the jump over here well just narrative wise. I'm happy that yokich the mvp is moving onto the second round so everybody can shut up about questioning him. In general he's just an incredible player and he's not the player that used to fade away at times in the first quarter second quarter third quarter yet had one subpar game but every great player does he was frick phenomenal throughout the entire series. And then on the other side. I think it's time for the blazers to go to a real defensive type center. That's agile enough not to be pick and roll to death. I don't think it's the. Cj mccollum move. I think it's just it's time to move on from use of norwich and to get a real defensive guy that can cover everywhere and not to put this on your mortgage but when its when you've got lillard and mccollum in the backcourt that's going to be the game plan is to try and beat them up Trying to get by them and they need better defense around. They tried it this year with robert covington and derek jones. Junior who obviously wasn't really a part of the rotation there but then You know is the backbone. You can't just pick and roll team if they've got a really agile big so it's time for them to move on from there and his quote after the game wasn't all that rosy vote his future portland. He was asked if he wanted to be in the right situation. He said yeah and the right situation. Yes we'll see. I don't know yet because this is not it. Maybe once the ball more. I don't know but i don't know maybe. He thinks he can be nicole yokich after being his teammate. For a long time in denver. But it's they got to move on they. Just it's not his fault but they've got if you've got an all offensive backward. You need enough defensive front court. I think the all offensive back orders. Personally the problem. I think they stayed attached to. Cj mccollum way too long. The blazers are not a great team. Damian lillard is incredible and he's carried this team farther than a lot of players could. But i mean. Cj mccollum didn't outplay michael porter jr. and we thought that that was going to be the case coming into this series we said maybe michael porter juniors got to score twenty five twenty six a game to be able to to equal what. Cj mccollum did cj. You know he was going giving you as twenty points a game. That's about it. Not a lot of impacts. Yeah and then. I mean it was. It turned into like this dual of course between. Mvp oh then this unbelievable damian lillard for most part throughout the series but you saw time time again felt likely you do need help you need guys to hit some timely shots at the very least and like a junior catching on fire in the first quarter was huge but like austin rivers another like sort of like classic dagger rivers three late in this game. Aaron gordon had one in the corner jamaica. Green was like grab a huge offensive rebounds and making big plays and it was just like you. Just look at that a little help for yokich all you need. You just need some timely help and a lot of times. I felt like in this series. B mccollum. Beat norman powell. They just came up when they had to like. Hey man we need to stop the bleeding here. We need a big shot or score here and couldn't get that help more times than not..

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