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"serge ibaka" Discussed on Nightly Pop
"I'm Justin semester with today's top stories. Hollywood is a tough business just ask Scarlett Johansson. She recently opened up about feeling typecast and even hyper centralized as a young actress. Listen to what she said on the armchair expert podcast. They think everybody thought I was older, and then it got kind of pigeon holed into this weird hypersexualized thing. That's the kind of career you have, these are the roles you've played and I was like, this is it. And Lady Gaga is reportedly taking up the role of Harley Quinn in their Joker sequel, but does she have Margot Robbie's support? Take a look at what Margot said to MTV news. It makes me so happy because I said from the very beginning is all I want is for Harley Quinn to be one of those characters the way Macbeth or Batman always gets past from great actor did a great actor. It's such an honor to have built a foundation strong enough that Harley can now be one of those characters that other actors get to have a go at playing. And I think she'll do something incredible with it. And Tom Holland and Zendaya's romance keeps heating up. The two we're seeing holding hands at the Louvre in Paris this past weekend. Nothing says a more like a night in the city of love. Don't you agree? For more of the latest celebrity headlines, go to E online. But right now, it's time for revenge. Or at least nightly pop's guide to revenge with some of our favorite celebrity payback moments. Tonight, the three of us are completely ignoring the high road, it's our guide to revenge. So let's start with some valuable lessons from celebrity past. Tiffany Haddish went on Serge Ibaka's how hungry are you to talk about how she got sweet, sweet, stinky revenge on her cheating boyfriend. Do you really pull in your excess shoe? Yes, I did poop in my exit shoot. What? And some Jordans. He cheated on me on videotape. Oh, my birthday. Okay. I was very upset. I was emotional and I felt like he had pulled on my soul. I decided to poop. And his soul in his shoes. Then I asked him if he wanted to go play basketball. And he put his foot in his shoe, and he thought his foot out, and I made sure I ate corn too, so that he knew it was human. Oh my God. She is giving me all kinds of ideas. I mean, first of all, what do you take so that you make sure that you can poop just the right time on command? Yeah. Exactly. And then you have the corn. I mean, this is why we love Tiffany, 'cause Tiffany don't give a. I love it. I think the answer to your first question would be cold brew. And then. I love this revengeful. I will say when I heard this headline, I was like, oh, but then when I heard her explanation, I was like beautiful. If anyone ever comes at me with poop, I am taking the poop and putting it at a murder scene. You will go, if innocent person has to die for you to go to jail, I'll make it happen. Yeah, so I got to say, it's not easy to find murder scenes. You'd be surprised. You just have to manifest it, you know? Oh jeez. Speaking of shoes, Cardi B proved she had a mean right arm in the 2017 love and hip hop reunion hosted by our very own Nina Parker. Yeah. Talking about cardi and his text, what happened? Uh oh. No. No, no. No, that's what happens when you breathe. Well, you have to drop me both of you had to join me. What the? That, let me just say this. In reality TV, there are so many moments where someone throws something at another person. Yeah. Very rarely. Is it a direction? Like that was so good of a throw? Well, you know why? Because she used Nina to deflect. And look at Mina, Nina just Nina's trying to stop it. See, okay, here she goes, she's still talking. If that's what she picked it up. And then Nina is going to try to stand up. First, he just like, oh my God. She's gone. Good instinct, Nina. Oh my God. Let me just stand in the back. I was like, I miss nightly pop. Oh yeah. These reunions should have restraints. So everyone's like handcuffed to the chair. That would be good. Also, I want to know with like throwing like a shoe, especially like a heel, like what's your move after? 'cause now you have one heel on and you're like, like, I'm a get you. Well, cardi ruined her career with that move. Katy Perry might have gotten the ultimate revenge back in 2010. She threw a concert at her old high school. The best part, she spotted her teenage crush in the audience. Anybody know where that kid is? She knows. She is now. You are the most popular kid in my class. He was always Amanda Wayne. Yeah, you really chose right, honey. It's so real. This next one to Shane loves anyone. It's kinda good revenge until you realize she was doing a concert at her old high school. It's not like she was at the Met Gala doing her performance, you know? She went to the place. I like the way she was like recalling everything. Like you kind of hit her. You can tell that's why I still hurts her 'cause she could recall the names. I'm jealous of this 'cause I can't have this experience. Like, if tonight, I was like, what now pat descendant? You chose wrong. Pat's wife is at home like, honey, is this the person who's calling the house? Keith, I'm still straight. Oh my God. I do remember the name of the girl that I liked in high school and the guy who she dated, who was the most popular kid in school. Oh, what's her name? Her name was marsen. Marsen. Which now that I say it sounds like I'm making it up and I couldn't come up with a real name. The minds was Bill Greer. And I don't remember the girl. Does he own an oil company? That's like the most, that's the most like hedge fund billionaire name I've ever heard of my life. I'm trying to change his name. I make the oldest name. Bill Greer. His name is Winston Churchill. Winston Abernathy. It was 1843. High school had just been invented. What was his real first name? William. We're not changing it today. He probably goes by Bill now. Oh my God. Well, sometimes the best revenge is making someone pay. Literally, that's a brandy glanville did to her ex Eddie Cibrian. And her 2013 book, she revealed she charged a $12,000 vaginal rejuvenation surgery to his account after he cut off her credit card. Brilliant or petty, Zach? Well, first of all, vaginal rejuvenation is a
"serge ibaka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Step aside warriors. Okay, I've got a lot of people making this comment saying clutch Lakers. It was me counting them too, yeah. Yeah, we were counting them, and we had what? Every signing today, except for Damien Jones, is a clutch sports guy, 7 on the roster 8, including Scottie Pippen on a two way, yeah. Does this, does this mean anything? Does this foretell about what LeBron might do? The fact that you're signing all these clutch guys, I mean, he can't be this is probably not a bad sign, right? No, I think it's just an agreement between the two sides. Rehab our guys value will send them this way. Right? Yeah? It's interesting. You're getting that many clutch guys. I mean, I feel like clutch just as in the news. I feel like if you go on Ross of a lot of teams, you're going to get maybe not to this extent, maybe not 7 guys, but I'm willing to bet you'll get four or 5 guys from different oh, easily, like the Knicks or the clippers. Yeah. On exactly. So, you know, I don't think it's that big. It's the Lakers. It's clutch. It's going to be that much bigger. It's just because it's clutch. Yeah. Yeah. That draws more attention. McGill's zambrano says afternoon, gentlemen. Good evening. Okay. Well, he might be afternoon where he's at, I don't know. No, exactly. Happy day one of free agency. One of the apparent needs currently is a stretch big. Who would you choose for the minimum? Thomas Bryant, yes. Serge Ibaka, bulbul, gorgie Jiang, boogie, anyone that comes to your mind also. Gorgeous, fine. Actually, that's my thought to myself going out of that list. Yep, agreed. I would say gorgeous, pretty pretty underrated. How did bubble get on this list? Wasn't a bulbous supposed to be the Lakers second round target? How do you flip? Oh, I think they were supposed to. I think the thing was if he had slipped to like 48, they had another trade lined up to pick them, but he ended up going like 46 or something. Yeah, I think it's Thomas bright, dang. And then three, four, 5, and whatever order you want. Yeah..
"serge ibaka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Use of nurkic, you're not getting them for that price. Not getting it for that price probably winds up staying in Portland unless they go get Zach lavine themselves. But you're not getting it for that price. TJ Warren also probably not getting them for that price. But somebody to keep an eye on. Hasn't played basketball in two years, really. Has it played basketball since the bubble? But injuries. So I don't know if that's even something you want to deal with if you're the Lakers. You've already had all these injury issues. But 28 going to be 29. Swingman brings you something in the offensive end. If you wanted to do a one year prove it deal somewhere, okay, sure. But I'd be surprised. I think somebody will be willing to give more. The Lakers, I've been saying it for a while now. The Lakers have to bat a thousand. Every single move they make has to be a hit, and so you want to mitigate risk as you're going through there. So I don't know if TJ Warren is going to be on their list. Jeremy lamb is a player that they were rumored to have interested interest in when he was with the pacers. Now he's traded the kings, the kings are rumored to like him, but he's out there. If you can get them for cheaper, younger ish, 30 shooting guard, okay, maybe. Serge Ibaka, done that montrez harrell, don't think he's coming back. Yeah, mantras Harold, look, I liked tres, but that didn't work out well. Derek Jones junior. So this is somebody he's at 9.4 million, but didn't play a lot for Chicago. Can't shoot very well from outside, but super athletic could be an interesting wing to target because he's not going to be the top of everybody's wing list. Most people are going to have auto Porter junior at the top of their list. Derrick Jones junior, he can defend, he can definitely defend my crazies, a really good defensive player. Again, can't shoot, but if you can't find shooters, I'm at the point where I'm saying, give me defenders first. Give me defenders, and if a guy can shoot league average from three, I'll take that. That's a hit. Derek Jones junior can't do that..
"serge ibaka" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Traded definition for Serge Ibaka because they were worried about Brooke Lopez's health. Yeah. But like, you could really use a guy like on TV. Yeah, that's a good point. I mean, that's a tough one because I think we all thought Brooke was done. Yeah, no, I mean, I thought it was more than insurance when they made the job. Yeah, I didn't think Brooke would be ready for the playoffs, let alone when he came back. And he's in the regular season. Can I just throw something out there because I was curious about this? Sure. And this is not just half court, but what do you think the bucks offensive rating was with the honest on the floor yesterday? If you had to guess, if I had to guess, I would say one O 9. One 20.5. Wow. I mean, he went nuclear in the third and obviously had that huge run and he was getting out in transition. I just wanted to look it up. For some reason, I was compelled. That's pretty crazy. But that's a lot higher than I thought. The drew the drew plus minus thing kind of made me think of it because drew played 40 minutes and 54 seconds. And the offensive rating with him on the floor was 100. Well, it's really interesting because that is wild. It's like I'm sorry. I stepped all over your question, but that stat was too crazy. I had to. It's a good job by you. 34 points. 32 shots. And honestly, 6 for 11 from the free throw line. Those 5 points, huge man. Could have made the fourth quarter a lot different. And so maybe I am speaking a little too much, I'm not giving Milwaukee enough credit. And their offense was better in game four than it was in the first three games for sure, especially in the half court. It was better. So I do want to say that. But. I don't know if Boston figured something out with this small lineup. I'm really interested in interesting look. Because grant has been so good that it's like grant was bad. He was not having the foul trouble. What's so tough about the playoffs is the margins are basically gone. And you get a couple thousands, you get out of a rhythm or whatever, and a player can soak quickly lose a whole game like that..
"serge ibaka" Discussed on The NBA Show
"The slobber knocker, which we weren't expecting. I was just hoping to cruise through this last game, but I'm really had to plug in into the second half because the bowls came back. And I came back. They actually kind of dominated this game. Bulls one 14 bucks one O 9 to even the series demar Derozan 41 points. Let's start with the bulls end of this, rob. Here's my question for you. Because the bulls were in the first game in game one, but then they kind of let it slip away at the end there. Did we underestimate the bowls going into this postseason? Clearly. You know, I would have picked this as one of the series that could have been a sweep, could have been a 5 game series, could. I mean, maybe it's still will. It's only one one. I don't want to overstate things too much, but I will say we both underestimated with the bulls could do in terms of applying pressure in terms of demar being a playoff performer. In terms of what their defense and the problems it could cause and we probably overestimated the bucks half court offense, which continues continues to play with fire or really something more mundane than that. They leave the iron on or something, but they are serious risk of just like burning possessions that are critical to them. And the bulls have taken full advantage of that, not only with demar setting, his new playoff career high. But so many of their role guys have stepped up. This has been a big series. This has been a huge Alex Caruso series. They're getting lots of key contributions from lots of guys. I mean, to me, the thing that's most important is that he's not getting completely mauled inside. He's doing the mauling. He's posting up Giannis. Exactly, which is not what I would have expected coming into the series. And yo, God bless the bulls. Of course, we know superhero Alex Caruso. We already know what he does defensively. But as a team effort because with Giannis, it has to be a team effort to keep him out of the paint. They're doing it, man. And they're doing it well. And, you know, it's got the bucks have caught off and says that that old feeling of just sludge. When I watched him play, I just see just nasty, just black sludge, just dripping slowly out of a freaking landfill. It's just, oh, it's just disgusting to watch it time. Sorry, folks would have visual. But it's just so bad to watch it sounds and then, you know, drew holiday, like, at the end of the day, he can't stink offensively. If the box very low bar, but yeah, he needs to get over it. You can't just be abjectly bad, bro if the box are going to succeed in the playoffs this year. And he had some record scratch possessions where you just scared to shoot the three. At one point, he bricked a wide open lay up just smoked it. Just completely just did nobody was there and he just missed it 6 of 16 from the field. You know, like, at a certain point, you holidays got to be competent, offensively. And I think that does mean him having the ball in the half court and creating around the gravity that Giannis can draw. Just making smart decisions. Giannis gets so much defensive attention. It's not like this dude has to be Chris Paul out there, which by the way, just imagine Chris Paul was on his freaking team. But they won the championship. We don't need to what it is. That's fair. You're right. You're right about that. I was just really just thirsty for that thing that happened. It would have been sweet. But yeah, look, man, I tweeted this. I was like, I thought we were rid of playoff bugs. I thought we were done with it, but apparently we're not, guys. Well, it's not gonna get much easier because as we were recording this, we find out that Chris Middleton has sprained an MCL in his left knee. He left in the fourth quarter. It seemed like he slipped on a play, and then he went back and it seems like the diagnosis is already out here, spraying the MCL is what I believe Anthony Davis had, which made him miss four weeks. I think it was about a month, 17 whole games, so I think the postseason as a whole is in jeopardy for Milton. So I guess the question, rob, how are we feeling about the bucks chances right now? Well, drew's gonna have to be better than competent if Chris Middleton is out for any foreseeable amount of time. Forget what I just rip up what I just said. If Chris Middleton can't play, drew holiday literally becomes the only other shot creator. Nothing, they got nothing else. Or they're about to be honest, of course. We are throw it to Brooke on the block or something. It gets real messy, real fast, and we saw in this game, you know, Bobby portis also to leave this game after he got smacked in the face. So I would think he'll be back, but without those two guys, you saw how shallow the rest of this roster is. How many of you guys they can really rely on right now, Serge Ibaka, their big addition in the middle of the season, not really a factor in this series, but also far not really getting on the floor in the series at all so far. And the rest of their bench, there's a reason why these guys are not prominent parts of the rotation. So I'm very concerned if Chris Middleton can't play..
"serge ibaka" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"He's great on offense, but he definitely can get picked on and we'll get picked on defense. George Hill is another option. He's in and out of the lineup. His plus minus is incredible this year, but he's also George Hill, and he's like 55 years old. What about my guy Carter? Who have liked for four years? He's been, he's been a revelation. I mean, it feels like the upgrade when Brooklyn dropped him to get drug itch. I think I'd rather have Carter. And we played against Utah a couple of weeks ago. And Utah was missing a few guys. So they had to go pretty small. So we played holiday and Carter together and just wiped their offense out in the fourth quarter. And the bucks came down, came down and won that game. So I like him a lot, particularly against Brooklyn could be a great option if they're going to play Kyrie and Seth Seth curry who are both pretty small. We can play holiday and Carter on them. And then we can come back and just run that middle to be honest pick and roll. It's going to be pretty tough for them to handle. So Carter, this is his fourth year in the league. He's a Memphis year one, goes to Phoenix, bubble season. Then Chris Paul obviously shows up. They don't need him anymore. Gets traded to Brooklyn. He's behind all those guys. He's never really had a chance. He's for his career as a 38% three point shooter for the bucks, 11 games, 55%. I like him though. I've always, I was always kind of, I was kind of hoping the Celtics would get him actually because it just seemed like he was out there, but I think if you're talking about if you're going to make a list of like, who are the most fucking random guys in the planet who are actually going to be involved in a playoff series this year? I think he's at the top of my list. I think he's going to pay for you. I think he's going to be out there and crunch time. As you said against the nets against teams that are a little smaller and people are going to be going, wait a second, is Carter playing crunch time for them, but I do think I do think it's a play. And you mentioned portis. Portis is averaging 15 and 9 this year. I know. I started mostly. It's funny because yes, because the bucks at the end of the year. Yeah, you're right. He started to mount like a 6 man of the year campaign for him, but because Lopez got hurt, he's ended up starting too much to qualify. But it's one of those things too where, you know, the problem with a guy being out is not necessarily the lineups that he plays in. It's like the knockdown effects down down the line. So portis comes in and that's pretty good, but when portis and Giannis are sitting, like we had like boogie cousins, we have our second round pick playing. Now we have Serge Ibaka, who's a little bit washed, I think is a fair way to put it. But now you have Lopez back in. It looks like he's probably going to start. In the next game or two, maybe tonight. And then Ford is coming in off the bench, like now that that just changes the dynamic of your bench units. You have much more scoring. He is the kind of guy who has a really nice back to the basket game. You can toss it into him..
"serge ibaka" Discussed on The Crossover NBA Show with Chris Mannix
"When I first started. That's how far back I go. Everything that you've ever read from me are to our listeners. If you've read anything that I've written about Kobe and especially like my remembrance of him after he died, it's because of a relationship that I had. And that relationship had some big highs a big lows that a lot of between over 7 years. But the reason we had a rapport and a trust and I could write out those lows and we could have some really tense moments and then recover from it is because we'd gotten to know each other over time over multiple days, weeks, months and then years. And it's the casual conversation that builds that trust in that rapport. Like anybody else in your life. If you have a coworker that you don't know at all because maybe they remote or maybe they're in a different office halfway around the world. And you have some conflict. It's a lot harder to resolve it. Also, you don't know that person. And you can't vouch for that person. The reason I could talk about Kobe in nuanced ways as a person and as a player, or about Shaq or Robert or Rick Fox, Derek Fisher Horace Grant Brian Shaw, Ron Harper, all these guys that I got to know over that 7 years. It's because I got to know them because we'd sit in the locker room and just shoot the shit sometimes. It wasn't always with the recorder on. Twitter didn't exist back then. So everything no one was living in fear that anything that they say off the cuff might be tweeted because somebody else overheard. We would have these casual conversations we would get to know each other. We'd talk about family and what you're doing in the off season and if they were curious about you, they might ask you about your family. And that's the root of everything that we do that's meaningful. Like this league is not just about trade rumors and breaking down the X's and O's of the game. These guys are people and we're here to tell their stories and you do that best when you know them. And there's a limit to how much you know them even from locker room access. But that's the best way we've gotten to know players historically. It is through a lot of casual contact and being in those locker rooms and I guarantee you folks. Any great feature you've ever read, even a lot of great columns you've read about your favorite players. It's because the reporter in question had built some kind of relationship and rapport with that player. And so it benefits the players too. Like we're not in the locker room just for our own benefit. Yes, like that's how we do the job. Yes, we're arguing for this on our own behalf. But this is a two way street for sure, especially for the guys who are not the stars. Because if you exist, if you do this just in the current version of media access, where the best players are brought out to a podium or put on a zoom camera, well that's it. It's the same two or three guys every night and now you're never in the locker room to chit chat with the 9th man, the 12th man. The guy that they, you know, the undrafted rookie, the Fred van vliet of tomorrow, right? You get to know those guys by being in more casual settings where you can just shoot the shit. And that doesn't happen if everything is formalized press conferences and zoom sessions. And so especially for the guys who aren't the stars, they should want us there. And I think most of them do want us there. I think Adam spoke out of turn, frankly. I don't think he clearly understands what the dynamics in the locker room are because I don't think he's been in there. He hasn't needed to be. It's not his job. I think what he said was regrettable. He clearly had some regrets himself because he did set out a follow-up statement to walk some of it back. Yeah, I come at this from the approach of someone who's been a magazine writer for nearly 20 years now. And I can say unequivocally that the very best stuff that I've been able to put together. You know, the one or two stories of my lifetime have actually been any good. But the very best stuff I've been able to do, it often is a result of something I gleaned from being in the locker room. I mean, I'll be perfectly honest, I don't gain a heck of a lot from pregame locker room access, never really did, and that's largely because the NBA's is kind of allowed these guys to move the locker room into the training room. Before games, this very few players, at least in my experience, that are in the actual locker room itself. This is oftentimes a lot of standing around. But after games, you know, you're hanging around by a locker for someone that just spoke to the gaggle at large, but might be willing to speak even further as he kind of cleaned himself up and got ready to go out the door. I mean, more recent example when Kawhi Leonard was in Toronto and during that one year, I was sent out there to do a profile on Kawhi Leonard. And if anyone's ever dealt with Kawhi Leonard, not going to give you much in interviews. You've got to write around him. So in the confines of that small raptors locker room, I was able to walk to Fred van vliet to Serge Ibaka to Kyle Lowry, the Lowry, you know, you got to work on him a little bit too. You know, different guys and just ask them for little scraps of information that when you put them all together, turns out to be a pretty good story without that. It doesn't work as well. And I'm not guessing on that. It was just, it was during the pandemic year. The last year where we were really at arm's length from players. During that year, I had to write a story about the jazz and how the jazz had gone from being a team in March of 2020. That was on the verge of breaking up. It seemed like to where they were in March of 2021, which at that time was like the best team in the NBA. They had reversed their fortunes in the span of one calendar year. I had to do the entirety of that story over Zoom and not only is it a challenge despite the best efforts of PR staffers there. I was a challenge to get guys to commit to doing 5, ten, 15 minute zooms, but once they're there, it's hard to command their attention. And it's hard to keep them as locked in as you would if you were standing in front of their locker, you know, doing the job that way. So it's not nothing, as you said. You want to read something interesting, you want something that's rich in detail, that's better than kind of the boilerplate stuff that you can see just on YouTube or that comes out on Twitter based on what guys said over Zoom conference calls. That's where it comes from. And it would be a shame if the NBA didn't realize that. They benefit, as you know, Howard, from these stories, when someone out there, our colleagues, write great stories, it's largely because they've been able to get the kind of access you need to get to write that stuff. And you would think the NBA would be more aware of that, but the messaging was tone deaf to me. And Adam silver, I thought was smart enough to know better. Yes. And it'll be an ongoing conversation. One other thing that I thought was relevant to this and I'll leave it on this note. The entire so we opened this podcast talking about what LeBron said about possibly going back to Cleveland. That story, which has been all anybody's talked about for the last couple of days, and was one of the bigger stories to come out of all star weekend, was LeBron giving an exclusive to Jason Lloyd of the athletic. Jason Lloyd, who no longer covers the NBA in a full-time basis for the athletic. He's, I think, more of an editor and just all around whatever. And he doesn't cover LeBron anymore because he's still based in Cleveland and LeBron, of course, is in LA. But for the four seasons that LeBron was back with Cleveland, he got to know very well, it had a great rapport with and trust with and confidence in, Jason Lloyd, Joe vardon, and Dave mcmenamin. And those guys, if you were ever in that locker room, you would see them all the time. LeBron, whether he was talking officially or not, there would always be a little side thing with one or two or all three of those guys. He got to know them really well in the locker room. That's where that happened. That's where that rapport was built. So when LeBron had something to get off his chest and Jason Lloyd approached him.
"serge ibaka" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Required actual availability coverage and speed may vary. Next question, you ready? Yeah. Are you worried about Milwaukee's defensive slippage? The bucks are now down to 12th in points allowed per possession. They're 14th in points allowed per possession against those top 15 offenses. And this has been their bread and butter, as you know, attacked the rim on offense, defend the rim on defense and be an elite defensive team without brook Lopez and they've been switching more and blitzing more and that kind of that they're starting to sort of leak oil in those schemes. Ibaka, is that really the solution to their problems? Coach, is there a good enough defensive team in here to repeat his champions and are they are they your favorites to come out of the east right now? Well, I think the defense is worrisome. And I think, you know, the Lopez loss, particularly if he's not able to make it back, he's extremely problematic. And again, I don't know as much about what Serge Ibaka has left. So many of these guys now, you know, they don't play that much. And so to try to guess, I think I love the competitive nature of portis, but he's not as gifted a defender as Lopez and they're having to play him against starters more and play them longer minutes. I think Grayson Allen. Is a better athlete than we think, but not a great defender. And so they have more places you can go and attack and it'll be interesting to me to see what the bucks decide to do, who they want to play, I was a little surprised, I know Devin Shinzo was shooting the ball terribly, but I liked his overall defensive competitiveness. They decided to move on from that. And I'm really interested to see if they can correct that. Because sometimes you're defensive talent just isn't good enough. Now you know holidays are great defender. And they have good size. But can you be an elite defense without brook Lopez? I would say the numbers say no. And it's going to be a lot dependent on what Ibaka can end up doing. I was with you on that trade in bucks fans were not happy with me. I didn't love it. For the bucks, just because and look, I had a lot of bucks fans come at me and say, you haven't watched Steven shenzhou this year. Yes, I have. I know. He's shooting 28% from three. He can't finish a layup to save his life in traffic. He hasn't been the same guy since all the ankle injuries. I get it. I got 20 more games and another playoff round maybe to get him to round back into form. And my counter would be, have you seen Serge Ibaka play this year for the clippers unless year for the clippers 'cause it hasn't gone great for him either. And I want as many variations of the Giannis at center line up as I can get if I'm uncertain about brook Lopez. Now, they're optimistic about brook Lopez con back before the end of the regular season and his condition, but like back injuries are what they are. You just, you just don't know. You mentioned the number and we have to remember like the content and injury right after, right after that. That's buzzard's luck for the bucks. I mean, that, you know, he and his shooting toughness, you know, not a tremendously gifted one on one defender, but he's smart and he's tough. And he's in the right spots. And he knows how to play with those guys. And his confidence was at another level. This year, really good competitor. So they're down those two guys now. And I think that makes it really challenging. I mean, I said this at the day of the trade deadline, one of the reasons I would not have done that Ibaka trade probably is as if I take one other wing injury, I'm now really short and then people get hurt all the time. That's what happens. But again, maybe Serge has the Nick platoon thing where in a new situation, he all of a sudden is like old Serge Ibaka again. It's like, oh, where's this guy Ben? The numbers, you mentioned the numbers. The numbers say a lot of things and I can't figure them out on this one, honestly. So there are 12th and defense, there's been slippage with Giannis on the floor. They're like a top three or four defense. By the way, he's got to be in defense a player of the year conversation again, right? Teams are shooting 50% at the rim with Giannis as the closest defender. That's the fourth lowest such mark in the league claxton Gobert and Isaiah hartenstein are the only ones ahead of Yanis. And with their big three on the floor, so yannis holladay Middleton, they're like a top two top three defense. So I don't kind of know what to make of that. But the other thing with divincenzo and Connaughton, in all the brook Lopez noise, the piece that I'm almost like more curious about how this affects them and I'm curious what you think. They never really found a PJ Tucker. Again, and those guys are hard to find. They need to round out those Giannis at center lineups. Like another straight up for sized guy who could switch a lot. Those are very rare. They hoped semi ojal a would be that guy or maybe had a 10% chance of turning out to be their version of that guy he failed. Now those Giannis at center lineups are really small now. Does that concern you at all or am I overthinking it? No, it absolutely does, particularly you're talking about may only be for one matchup. Maybe it's the Durant matchup if you run into that. I think also too, the thing that at both ends of the floor, the key to me is Middleton. Middleton was great last year. Great. And I love him. I love him as a guy. I love him as like the progress he's shown throughout his career, but he hasn't had as good a year this year. Not even close. And Kim, he regained.
"serge ibaka" Discussed on Dual Threat with Ryen Russillo
"Agent to sign important when that's been a pretty long time as far as I can count and who are you trading for? It's that cap space. Like I just, I don't see the plan right now. It's just a much flexibility as possible invest in a pretty Simon's and that's it. Right now with the blazers. They didn't to me not getting somebody to add to that mix like a grant hurt them after this deadline. Portland is probably, I don't know if you'd agree or not, but if you said the 5 worst free agency, like cap space destinations, I think it's in the bottom 5. And back to when it was staffed a little different. I know that that was a major concern. It's like, why do we want caspase? Nobody's coming here? That was very much a concern of the Neil O'Shea regime. There's no doubt about that. Yes. That was actually vocalized, I think, during the Neil Ollie, during the meeting. I don't know what he's heard there. Right, by the way, he's not wrong. He's not wrong. Look, another deal, the Ibaka stuff. You know, I feel like if you're a bucks fan, you haven't paid too close of attention since they beat you in the playoffs a few years ago. You're like, that's awesome. We got that guy. He fights his ass off. I mean, Ibaka was essential to the raptors winning that title. What he did in game 6, the Golden State. It's kind of lost and all the other things that happened. He was incredible. But he is after back surgery. He's even in the lineup. So you could say it's brook Lopez insurance, the shooting numbers are actually probably better than you'd think. But we're talking about 15 minutes a game from a guy that's in and out of the lineup. So I thought it was just sort of minor insurance, which there was a lot of different pieces to the definite thing, but it felt like they were kind of desperate to just do any moving of the deck because the brook Lopez thing is still an uncertainty. Yeah, I mean, I don't know how you can count on Lopez tone back at all at this point. I mean, coming off. And when he comes back, what kind of player is he going to be? That's a real surgery, Evan. Back surgery there in Ibaka. I think you have the same thing, right? You had a back problem back surgery. He had back surgery. And I've watched him a little bit having watched some clippers give me a couple of good games. I think in the last week or so, but he's still, if you're playing Serge Ibaka more than 15 minutes a game, you're you have a problem. You have an injury issue or a file trouble issue with a guy that's out there in the floor. I mean, he's almost forget like Lopez insurance. He's like, Bobby portis insurance basically. If something goes terribly wrong with portis, Lisa,.
"serge ibaka" Discussed on Game Theory Podcast
"And I think it's something for Milwaukee going like, yo, we need another big, our front course of Giannis and Bobby portis is just not enough, and that's a correct assessment. We don't know what's going to happen with brook Lopez. And if he's coming back, this is just good another good big and he could stretch the floor a little bit with his shooting. I think that was just for me. That was actually a very sneaky, good trade from Milwaukee to just add another big man that they desperately needed. And who knows what they're going to get in the buyout market? Yeah, I'm glad that you mentioned the shooting aspect of Serge Ibaka, that's a really good fit for them. They need the shooting. I worry a little bit about him and drop coverage. He can kind of float a little bit all over the place in drop. He's not like, he's never been the most positionally sound defender, I guess, surge. But if you can kind of limit the limit the movement, maybe you make it easier on him and it's obviously easier on him whenever he has since had a kumpo floating on the backside and cleaning up every single mess imaginable. But it's a really good offensive fit. It's another big to give them minutes. I agree. I think it's a really good pickup. I mean, I'm surprised that they, I guess they got two seconds as well with Dante, moving daunte and getting two seconds is probably a better move, I guess. But I also think the addition of the ultimate heel Grayson Allen has kind of allowed the lesson. In need of deep Vincenzo, right? Like I don't feel like they're gonna miss it. There's no way they were resigning him. Yeah, and so, you know, just getting that value now, I think it's a smart one. And this is in a position of need. I thought was like a really, really good one because like we just said, like, yo, teams need big men in the east, you know? The one thing I'm looking at Brooklyn's roster. I'm like, you guys don't have a stretch big. Old ridge a little bit, but you don't really have after that, not the way Blake Griffin's looked and things like that. After that, it really gets very tough for them. But a lot of these teams are going to need that. And I think that's why Serge Ibaka is going to play a pretty important role for Milwaukee. I think going forward. And I thought that was a sneaky little pickup for them. Yeah, like I'm assuming that Brooklyn will play small in most games and then they acquired Andre Drummond in this deal, essentially to bang with Joel embiid when necessary. How small can they play? Can they get away with Kyrie, curry and mills? Like that's too small, right? Like that. That's like mo, you're going nuts, right?.
"serge ibaka" Discussed on Lakers Nation Podcast
"Not saying like, oh my gosh, this was the equivalent of Rus getting benched on the floor or anything. No, that's not what this was, but I did think it was interesting that the offense made a very conscious decision Frank Vogel, the coaching staff that made a very conscious decision to have Malik monk as you're initiator instead of Russ. What did you think about that decision and how it played out for the Lakers? I mean, obviously it worked out well normally came up pretty clutch, you know, not only the three pointer that get the Lakers the lead, but right before that, cutting the lead to one after the an one over Serge Ibaka. So that was encouraging to see monk is just so much more of a dynamic threat on ball. As a jump shooter and as a driver, more than Westbrook is to be fair. And I think I don't know. I guess from my point of view, this is exactly what it would look like if LeBron was healthy, right? You would just have the ball LeBron's hands and you'd still have Westbrook off to the side off ball. That's just kind of what the Lakers I think are going to look like in crunch time when everyone's healthy, you know, God willing. But in a game where was this close? I did think it was pretty glaring that the Lakers were going toward monk in the end instead of having Westbrook come down and initiate offense. You know, not necessarily what you're paying for us to do to stand off to the corner when your other star is out. But I think Vogel at this point is in desperate need of production when you can get it. And so if it's going to be monk in that moment, so be it. So let's get into some of the stats here. 21 points from Malik monk, 7 boards, 7 assists. My gosh, he has a bargain on a better minimum deal 8 for 19 shooting three for 8 from three. Russell Westbrook 7 for 18 shooting 6 boards for assists one stale one block, 17 points for him. He was in single digits for most of the night, then kind of got things going to the fourth. Including a big three late in the late and the fourth when the Lakers really needed it, Anthony Davis. Anthony Davis, I'm not even gonna ask you on this mat..
"serge ibaka" Discussed on The NBA Show
"Yeah, tough. Can I throw a galaxy brain, Jordan Clarkson trade idea at you guys? Always. Yeah. I mean, Justin, you asked us to bring trade ideas today. Now that I'm looking at mine in the light of day, my only real response is, what have I done? What is the horror that I have unleashed upon the world? And I think this is one of the examples of that just Jordan Clarkson to the clippers for justice Winslow and Serge Ibaka. Does that move the needle for Utah at all? My thinking is, those are two guys who are not really essential to the clippers for good reason. This is justice Winslow, who doesn't have much of an offensive game. Serge Ibaka, who's post injury, been in and out of the rotation, not always effective, but I could see Winslow and bogdanovic as kind of a workable forward combination starting. Winslow is now kind of your go to stopper. And Serge Ibaka gives you the backup small ball 5 that Rudy gay emphatically has not been. Those Rudi gate the 5 lineups have been such a disaster and the whole thing we've been talking about with Rudy Gobert being out of the lineup and the defense just completely falling apart. I wonder if baca is a way to stem some of that tide. Again, this is moving deck chairs around a little bit. I don't know what you're losing exactly losing Jordan Clarkson, but I don't see a lot of good to the role he's playing for the jazz right now. I think if you move Jordan Clarkson, you need to get someone back that you can count on will be there in the playoffs. And I just don't know if that is going to be available. Next week, let alone absolutely not. Yeah. I think you need to need guys you can count on to be there in March. And so here's my question because I think you hit the other option for the jazz here. Will they go lower level? Will they just bring in a guy to help their defense? In particular, that four or 5 spot. So I have a couple of options down here for you. Let me know if you like any of these better than Serge Ibaka. Larry Nance also who has been out since January 5th and thus would have the same problems, though he I think would be a better option younger and more in his prime. Robert Covington, Gary Harris, kenrick Williams, fat young. Do any of those do anything for you? Do you like any of those more than Serge Ibaka? The only person that stands out to me there is that young 'cause, you know, he gives you a little bit on the defensive end. And he's just more dynamic with The Rock than every single other person on this list. Like Gary Harris, ostensibly as a guard and should know how to dribble, but doesn't, but he can only shoot. His shot has come back to the point where I think he's Eric Gordon adjacent. Oh, no. Adjacent, adjacent. He doesn't have doesn't have the ball skills. He's not the downhill. My thing is his jump shot is so unreliable. And it has been back this season, but in a playoff setting in big spots when teams are just like, it's gonna come down to Gary Harris or else or in certain possessions. I don't trust that dude to make shots. Not a dude whose shot has waxed and weighing over the past two to two to three seasons. And I'm supposed to expect in the biggest moments of the most important games that he's gonna have it to knock down key jumpers. I can't go there with him to meet that young is the best of those options because you know theoretically he's still kind of a three. You know, can still kinda you came into the he came into the league as one of those. He's not anymore, but yeah, I think that's a four. He's just, I don't know, man. He just gives me so much more offensively, but again, I know Utah, they've been scoring all season, but I think in the playoffs, man, they're gonna actually need as much hands on deck offensively as they can. I don't think it's gonna be about, oh, we didn't have somebody for Paul George. I think they gotta get buckets. Rob any of these guys fit your fancy. That really was returning as a small forward. With scraping the bottom of the barrel. I like some of these players. To me, it's more a function of the jazz's needs are now so big. They're so significant that I don't know that any of those guys are really moving things around. So with Gary Harris, right? If he was, if he was a J Crowder type, where it's like, he's guarding my threes and he's giving me my force. Okay, cool. I could deal with the level of shooting and offensive, deficiencies that he has. But he's, dude, he's guarding guys in 6 four and under. You know? And to me, that's just not that valuable. And that combined with the shooting thing, you know, God knows we are not ready for another conversation about jazz role players missing open shots and how they should have won that series, if not for the probabilities. I am done with all of that. And I'm not ready for Gary Harris to participate in it going zero for 6 in a critical game. Don't put the blood on his hands too. No, I mean, I think it circles back to the existential question about the jazz here. Are they one player away? And if they're not, like, what is the future hold here? Because there are some fundamental flaws here, and a lot of the key role players that they brought in two years ago to make this final push, my Conley, Bogdanovich are just getting older. And so I wonder if the Windows kind of closing here. But do you really want to give up a 2026 first round pick? Especially if age is in charge, a guy who refused to do so with the Boston Celtics in order to build for the future. I just think they're kind of a gut check moment here where it's like do you go all in even more or do you actually play for the future maybe just hope to strike it rich with one of these upcoming draft picks? And supplement what you already have. It's really, really tough. To the question of whether they're one player away, I think it's just an emphatic no at this point. Maybe they were before Joe ingles got hurt, but now that they have to fill both of those roles and even in a best case scenario might have been, you know, drawing like drawing and hoping to win against some of these better teams that they'd be overmatched against. I just don't see a universe in which you could say this jazz team is one player away from.
"serge ibaka" Discussed on The Cedric Maxwell Podcast
"Like, he really, man, that looks that raging buffalo coming towards me. That looks really dangerous. Come on, man. Yeah, what's the funniest part of the video though? Russ. Yeah. Putting his hands up, Daniel Russell, I got, I gather. I got a technical. What do you mean I got him? You got to punch somebody, really? I mean, here's the thing. Go ahead throw and you do something, man. You really should do. And this is actually truly believe that. Should let him go. Should let him go and let him go to LeBron and see what happened. They vote for the past out and pay it. Nobody was gonna put nobody. I don't know about that. But Joe swang. No. Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. You come up, swinging, as what you do. You don't go to a match when the man why you do that. Yo, I get you, I get you with that, but again, to me, it's about the blood, man. These NBA players, they don't want to be a meme, okay? They're not trying to live on the Internet for the next ten years. And to that same to that same message, LeBron doesn't want to get knocked out. He's like, wow, wow, he's grabbing all his teammates to build a wall. Deandre Jordan, come here, come on, help me with this boy later. He didn't want that either. And Andre, Jordan, shouldn't he be, shouldn't he be suspended or was he on the floor? Already. That's what he's there for for shit like this. I mean, but I mean, was he on the Florida claim? I want to say he was in the play, yeah. Okay, well in that case he would have been suspended. You know, he maybe he was on the flood. But but here's the thing thereby forgetting. The truth was up by 15 or 16 points at that time. The Lakers were given beat by the worst team in the league. That's when LeBron goes like that. Come on. That's when that happens. So look, and LeBron's on a dirty player. I think the dirty player, but when he's in the heat of the moment, he will do stuff like this. I believe. He's not a dirty player, but he did a dirty dirty move. How about that? Let's just get to the chase. I mean, that's accurate. You think his LeBron? And how many years 19 now, he's been this illegal, whatever numbers he's been to sleep. Have you ever seen LeBron James punch anybody? Much. I don't even I've never even seen him smells. That would be held to the no no. You've never seen LeBron James punch anybody. Man, you tell me the last person that actually threw a punch that I remember. Serge Ibaka. Now that my Serge Ibaka, the other been somebody knocked the hell out. That's what would have happened. But because neither one of these guys wanted to fight, you know, these, you know, they want to act like they want to hit somebody and when we have somebody at the elbow and all this stuff, that's what it boiled down to. All right, well, even so, even if that's the case, lapping around the court, where everyone's trying to continue and you're going into full sprint. You can't scare why people like that. Imagine take a holder's win there. Look at that dude..
"serge ibaka" Discussed on The Free Agents
"I guess they could get smart. Get quite opt-out get serge ibaka to opt out. Then you signed lonzo ball to restricted free agent contract. But i think they're basically going to run back the exact same team but with missing chunk of the year and that's as crappy further playoff chances. You see how. Tough the western conference's bright. You know you go from like you know. Even the nuggets. You drop a little bit. When jamal murray goes out of yokich did all he could But if you drop. A few spots like the lakers are a better example. I mean you're playing on the road for the rest of the playoffs. Just even if they're good even if they played so gray without him. It's just that it's your really playing behind the eight ball in that top west. They've got decisions to make to here in free agency with reggie jackson. Nick batum the rumored with a couple of guys that they're interested in ball being big one. I'm ready for the terrence mann. Most improved player hype machine startup. The train already. I mean he played great when i went down. This season. got nearly thirty minutes per game like he slotted in their scored. Thirteen points per game shot the ball shut the lights out of the ball fifty six percent from the floor and then forty five percent. Three no. I don't think he's going to do that because he does. He might be in the running for most improved but they'll give a lot of his minutes to him this socks. I'm with you guys just for like their season. Paul george is good. And i think clippers would still be a good team if they're if they're basically the same but they're not top. I don't think they're a top four team in the west without. I don't think they're even top five or six with some of these squads so they might just be like scrambling to get in there. And then you know you hope you get quarterback for the for the home stretch into the playoffs. So tough news for quite. We'll see how much time he actually mrs here. All right we've got lots more. We gotta get to shams report there but let's take our first break stressed all the time tired twenty four seven. Just don't like cooking. Yup that's me. I don't even how turn on still dumb dumb food. That's fast doesn't have to be fast food. Though freshly offers quality meals without the hard work of prep inc cooking and cleaning. That's an underrated. Part of freshly the whole lot cleaning going on you know four and a knife. Maybe even Even spark if you've got one For exactly freshly offers chef made nutrient packed. Delicious meals delivered fresh to your door. No cooking required grocery.
"serge ibaka" Discussed on Wendell's World & Sports
"We're definitely give phoenix suns. Any credit at all for the fact. That chris paul have been battling a multitude of injuries and just finished is still rolling through. If the clippers were the king back and beaten the phoenix suns. Were upset. well you know. Yeah well the fact. That devon booker broke his nose and chris paul missed two games because of covert and he was dealing with a sore shoulder and he was dealing with some ligament damage. Well you know the fact that it was really even out. The fact that the clippers didn't have kawhi leonard. Paul george pretty healthy to me. Reggie jackson looked pretty healthy. The midday and we're speaking about leonard. Okay parker didn't even mention the fact that Sergio didn't play. Why because serge ibaka got injured long enough for the clippers to adjust to the loss of so it wasn't something that just happened but leonard injuring himself. In the fact that you know what we speaking about the responsibilities and we speaking about the impact of the team you baca compared to coach leonard. Not i understand that. So i don't know what we're speaking about here. Should the lakers. We go through this last season by. Should this whoever wins. The whoever went to championship last season's did me origo argument. Should this be an accurate. Should this be tainted because it was in the bubble that with no fans and because the cobra last season was so wacky and all this other stuff and the time in the dating all the tape that we already go over that everybody playing in the nba are playing by the same rules. So because all of these things happen doesn't take away from the phoenix suns. Run at all. So let's just say for instance. Then if the los angeles lakers go ahead and beat the phoenix suns. Let's say. Anthony davis mr parker for instance. Anthony davis doesn't get injured and of course the according to your synopsis that the lakers enroll path to phoenix suns. And make it to the second round all right well. They play the second round against the denver. Nuggets through are playing with al d'amato murray towards acl. Then they go ahead and play the la clippers who are playing without kawhi leonard. So should the lakers. Then should their run through the western conference should then they haven't asterix or should their conference championship be tainted if it was the lakers. Who made that run because you could say well. You know in the first round. Chris polin during his shoulder there. You go then to the second round playing without jamal. Murray with another stereo then in the third round but the clippers you know you. Put the lakers up against the clippers without kawhi leonard. They lebron very dull. They should have made this. No big deal are we gonna. I mean how are we gonna do this. How far are we gonna go with this. You know what i'm saying. I mean we could go back to anything. Let me tell you something in the annals of nba history. There are no asterix. There are not into titles..
"serge ibaka" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"So it's stuff that doesn't none of this stuff stands out to talk about. The casuals won't say that. Because i think everyone knows. Chris paul's a great player. But i don't know that the average person knows how great he is and how firmly he would be in the conversation for one of the two or three best point guards. I mean he is in that conversation but the best or second best maybe third best point guard of all time and the only reason he's not solidly in that conversation all the time among everybody is because there's no championship on his resume So i mean and he's been so close so many times sometimes nothing to do with him why he doesn't get their out of his control with an injury of poorly time injury. Sometimes it has been kind of more on his shoulders but everybody has a moment where they falter on that stage. You know maybe aside from michael In the finals. But i'm happy for him and know like i said i would be happy for anybody that gets this close as many times and doesn't breakthrough and finally does right so chris paul incredible suspending him in the spirit of cpi really reaching the finals for the first time later on you and i are going to list three players who've never played in the finals that we really wanna see. Make it someday. We're also going to dive into some hawks bucks and give our reactions to the scary on us injury. But i chris. I wanna talk clippers I kind of fell in love with this team for a variety of reasons. And i have a hard time. Even though they've been eliminated i i have a hard time not to take anything away from any of the other teams still around but just like my respect level for the clippers is so high like they didn't. They won't win the championship this year but they were a championship team. Like through and through. They were super resilient the way they bounce back from everything that happened last year. They fought with no kawhi leonard. No serge ibaka know if it's zoo bots for the last two games. They beat the mavs in seven. When luca was hitting look it was just on a different planet and to come back after dropping the first two at home right. There is incredible. They demolished the top seeded. Utah jazz after losing y when kuwa- is maybe the best player on the planet. I know sons fans will get mad at me for saying this but the clippers could have easily won. The series. Two had not been for a few fortunate bounces. You have the value. Had some exactly you have some calls that went. You know here. And they're very competitive series and paul. George was absolutely phenomenal. So that leads us into this email that came in from thaddeus this morning longtime listener. Who writes. I watched chris. Paul slammed the door shut on the clips last night and it was happening and as it was happening i couldn't help but think the ethos of these two teams could not be more opposite many will attributed to c. p. and it's hard not to but that seems disingenuous monty and the sons that closed last season eight not even get on. Cps radar phoenix takes nothing for granted seeks. Every edge appears to think about the big picture every step. Meanwhile the clippers spent all season knowing they could turn it on tanked into a tougher matchup and ran one to avoid a potential l..
Jackson's jumper gives Clippers 100-98 win over Pistons
"Reggie Jackson sank a jumper with two point three seconds left against his former team giving the clippers their seventh straight victory one hundred ninety eight over the pistons they will be using our product when Russell's Russell measured them yeah but we'll move on to some strong words the clippers rallied from an eleven point deficit in the fourth quarter despite playing without Kawhi Leonard Paul George Serge Ibaka Patrick Beverley and Marcus Morris Jackson finished with twenty nine points and expressed in Lucan art had seventeen with ten rebounds the clippers trail by five in the final minute but Terrence Mann made it ninety eight ninety five with a dunk and Jackson connected from three point range to tie it with nineteen seconds left I'm Dave very
Clippers hit 19 3s, beat Bucks 129-105
"The clippers had a real good showing against the milwaukee bucks clip raining down threes resembling that squad. That got out to the hot start. They had a quick giant as the west number one seat earlier this year. They've won six in a row but no one is going to believe them until the playoffs but they do have all the parts. Even though a lot of them are sitting out. Paul george out of this game. Patrick beverley out of this game. Rajon rondo to this game. They're starting backward in this jackson. And luke kennard had a combined eleven threes. What happens when beverly comes back. Does he go into the starting lineup. Does canard come out more of a ball. Who has been impressing. Good problems for tyler. No problems for the clippers serge ibaka. His fashion stays on point as it did with the toronto raptors. Yes he does fashion. He does art as surge. Said with that bucket. Had in that fancy scarf slash mask
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
Clippers snap 3-game skid with 130-104 rout of Warriors
"Led by all stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George the clippers wallop the warriors one thirty to one OO for LA led by sixteen points at the break and got it up to as high as thirty nine in the second half Leonard finished with twenty eight points to Georgia at age seventeen Serge Ibaka had sixteen with fourteen rebounds Stephan curry majors one of eight from three point range and finished with fourteen points as Golden State dropped its fourth straight game mark Myers Los Angeles
"serge ibaka" Discussed on BBALL BREAKDOWN Podcast
"And if you buy into a system based around one guy or two guys, you can do that and in certain cultures can do that certain coaches can coach twelve certain coaches can coach guys to play for these jobs. They don't even want to talk. I know yeah one for you. I think that the key to success is when a title is to get two guys to play for the 12 and what I mean by that is like for Phil Jackson for instance the triangle offense allowed Michael Jordan to play and and help everybody else Elevate their games and we that's the same thing with stuff right and has yes, it's like stash dead. As good as you are your gravity can make Festus ezeli get seven points just off of setting you exactly exactly I think that might be a man. They're both right what age you have to kind of have everything working for you. But that one I think is an interesting situation where we have players who want to play for themselves and and and do it that way and it's awesome when you can get the other all teammates to buy it and it's amazing, but I think it also has to go the other way as well. So and then so then I would throw out like with with Russ like all the games where he took 23 shots and Katie got fifteen, you know, and and the playoffs like either of those where that drove me nuts that that kind of that's part of it there. But we you know, we've even seen it with like in the Miami Heat scenes with with with LeBron where you know, a lot of times their role players would just kind of fade and disappear because they weren't getting the kind of touches and kind of Rhythm establishing a movement in the offense. Like they would not help them perform and we've heard, you know, I interviewed Steve Kerr a few times and one of the times we suck. About why he doesn't you know run as many pick-and-rolls as most most teams and he was like because a lot of if you run a lot of pick-and-rolls, you have three guys just kind of stand around and don't touch the ball for a lot of the time and that kind of just deflates all the energy. They might not go run back hard on defense the next time just by letting them touch the ball and feel it a little bit and get some more engaged. It certainly worked out for them pretty well so far. We I mean, we all might remember Serge Ibaka complaining about his role in the offense in OKC because that's exactly what he did. He run the corner and stand there and every fifth possession. He might be able to touch the ball and shoot it and that's got to be annoying. Yeah. I know and that's also kind of Steve Kerr's GS and I know somewhere yes fans, especially this year hate the fact that stuff is giving up Touches for Qantas, and whoever it might be but way back in their Prime though for sure. It's as much because they had so many Playmakers in general and was Shaun Livingston David West biggie dead. Those guys if you were running high pick-and-roll, like it's not playing to their strange cuz they're not stand up catching Shooters. Like Houston was built to the funny thing about those teams was they really didn't have many shooters. They had staff they had clay and then they had KD but I had a ton of high IQ play dog grooming you how you have you. Have you have a help get them the ball Draymond. Sometimes I saw play where it's like he found Steph into two guys..
Power Rankings: Can the Clippers stay atop the West?
"Espn's nba power rankings. Talking about how great everything was going in. La or how much noise l. Making right now in the sports universe but the lakers no longer number one in the rankings. So maybe la's fallen down a little. Except the clippers have assumed the number one spot kawhi leonard and company. The nba's best record the clippers. Have a six game. Swing with leonard and paul george entering quarantine due to health and safety protocols and patrick beverley. He's out they had a seven game. Winning streak snapped in atlanta. The co and paul george back after missing just two games due to contact. Tracing the clippers are a deep team. There were deep team last year. But i think bach gives them a premium over mantras harrell because he can spread the floor. He can shoot the three and he can rim defend. He can defend the paint at certainly blocked shots. At least he's very good defender. As is harold box more versatile moreover more versatile player you can play a lot of big next to a bacha because he can do some things that some modern pigs can't but serge ibaka is not the reason that they're you know this good. They've played together another season. Tyler is doing a very good job. Don't forget and this goes for what i said about the nets last segment to we're in a covert year. Still where there's not practice like. They're normally is and people are socially distanced so first year teams that come together like the nets last year like brooklyn. This year are at a disadvantage but brooklyn's now going on their second year with sorry. The clippers are largely with the same cast. And yet you know. Lou will mantras harrell reggie jackson nick tomb. Which was a big pickup nick. A tumor he got a max deal or something close to it. Because he was the status all star. I mentioned this last week but at that time. Are you sure that you knew who was going to be better between kawhi leonard klay thompson and nick platoon. But he was in that category people when he got his deal. Weren't even like oh. That's too much for nick petunia. Like oh he's really good player. Lost interest on a noncompetitive team. He looks interested again. Remember he got a max deal wasn't no one. Did him any favors. He earned it so. That's a big pickup for them. Interested nick we can play making do some things but none of this really matters to me for the clippers and i understand power. Rankings are based on regular season performance. Guys until paul. George shows up as like this if paul george showed up his normal self. The clippers are still at a disadvantage against the lakers because kawai and libron or both superstars as is a de. Paul george is the next thing to a superstar. Paul george is not a five star player. He's a four and a half star player. So even if paul george it shows up as his normal self. Ain't going to be enough for the clippers in the playoffs. He has to be just to see but instead of that or even stay the same. He gets in the playoffs. So i don't believe in this clippers team in the play. I don't care what they do. In the regular season. Until i see paul george show up when it matters in the playoffs. A believer
Clippers beat Thunder 108-101, tie for NBA's best record
"The clippers picked up their seventh straight win and improved to thirteen and four by jamming the thunder one await wanna one quite Leonard had a strong game just two days after scoring thirty one against Oklahoma City finishing with thirty four points nine rebounds and eight assists or you know we have a summer home standing up you know level headed the same positive no just for Serge Ibaka had seventeen points for the clippers who led by seventeen in the fourth quarter before hanging on J. gill just Alexander led the thunder with twenty three points against his former team I'm Dave Ferrie
Is This An End Of An Era For The Raptors?
"Yeah, this was this is Rock Bottom in the Navy for actors team that everything I said about them State of the Union. Okay this moment. I can't believe what's happening this team a team that could execute defensive game plans, like nobody's business box and one Tatum out of games cut off camera from a playoff series. I don't like it's just hard right now. I don't know what's going on with that you okay though. This is what I want to know. Now I'm going how are you doing? Yeah. Yeah, like I'm worried about you seeing an end of an era with this team and they were fun Squad they what they wanted the most unexpected Championship ever in 2019, 2010-2020. They delivered us one of the best playoff series we've seen, you know, serious that needed a crowd looking back on it was so good that we needed like the memory of the crowd reaction to those games. I know it's dead like this team is just in shambles. I I like I don't know what else to say. And you know, Nick nurse was kind of laughing free game talking about all the adjustments. They were going to make an do any of them really worked extra Wings some of the deeper bench guys Matt Thomas and seriously. What are we talking about here Serge Ibaka was great in the playoffs. We all know Marcus all struggled immensely them. So those losses were something there. I gave the team still intact and they just aren't locked in. We know Pascal siakam is in a different world than where he was before the contract extension and the last postseason berth. So they have an issue on their hands and Jimmy you said a couple of games ago has Nick nurse lost that team. It might not be any of his own. I mean they they really are in a tough position being down in Tampa Bay house where nobody lives where are beans is renting a condo and like everybody's just kind of camped out hundreds of miles from home and they're playing you two straight games on the road there in an impossible situation, but one in fact, I mean that's just
Montrezl Harrell: Lakers wanted me more than Clippers did
"With the media yesterday for the first time since. Leaving for the leaving clippers for the lakers. The reigning sixth man of the year joining the lakers was a business decision when he was asked. If the clippers wanted him back he replied asli. It seemed that way. Does it shannon. Does this tell you. I think the biggest thing is that maybe The clippers treads didn't feel like the clippers made him a priority. He's like. I'm the sixth man of the year. And here we are a couple of days into it. You would like to think they probably had been having conversations with rich paul at some point in time and says okay. Yes we want to. We want to bring him back. This what we're looking look. This is what we're looking the rain that we're looking to pay. What are you. What are you looking for Maybe trades personality. Get when you come up. Like trees transplanting. I don't even know if he was drafted. But when you come up like he did scrapping and trying to fight. Play hard practice hard every single game. You bring hawaiian. Paul george in there and he thought their practice on the court in those guys are sitting on the sideline or those guys are missing game. That's gonna rub him the wrong way. It looks to me from the outside. Of like i said i don't know it looks like from the outside looking in skip. That's not gonna change and paul george. You the superstars moving forward. They're probably gonna take practices. Probably gonna take gave up and it was eager to move. Let tread go be a free agency as opposed to have that conflict in running back. So that's what it looks like meets get. I could be totally off base with this but it seems to me because we heard rumbling either. They upset that guy's missing with practicing when they wanted to guys playing when they wanted to and that rav some in the locker room. If i had to guess it would probably be. That would be rubbed the wrong way themselves. But this is a good deal for trae of you look at it trays serge. Ibaka and triple double t. Basically got the same deal. The mid level exception with a second year option with us a team or player option. That's what they got shooters. Got the money bretons. Look what he got. A boat on from sacramento. He signed that big offer sheet. Big skip really aig got didn't get the money because they're not shooting putting a premium on shooting the threes and scope. I like i like the lakers. Getting trans because i believe they're getting a guy. That's extremely motivated. He didn't play his best basketball win. The season resume. Let's not sugarcoat. He didn't play once he got to the bubble and maybe his grandmother. He had a lot on his mind. He didn't come back with the same ferocity that he had. We live because up until that point skip. He was a monster in when he came back. He wasn't bad but it didn't feel like in to him because it all it matters to him. He didn't feel like the clippers prioritize pill or they didn't send the they didn't give him an indication that they wanted him back as much as he thought he should have been wanted back he says okay. I'll make a business decision They got this over there. I won't like you like you say rondo. He wasn't going to have to move. You gotta move where he might have to have won the platinum the other than the go so he might you know going down there to the marina which neither the apply anything close by
Bleacher Report's Sam Toles on building franchises that last
"We're going to do this. Live recording of the digital podcast and. I'm luckily joined by Sam. Tolls of as you know Sam as chief content officer at butcher point. Sam Thank you my pleasure. Thank you for having me okay. So Sam you've now been at bleacher for here about ten ten and a half months. What attracts you to the brand as I was thinking about leaving. Mgm The CEO Hired me. They're left under strange circumstances. And so when my contract was coming up started exploring options and you know really great job market especially if you're content person like there's tons and tons of opportunities and happened to get a call from recruiter and I knew report and the role seemed interesting but comparing it to sort of what I had done. And what my thought. My career trajectory was. I wasn't fully sold especially you know. Publishing world has been a little bit rocky and More I learned about the brand I met dave the founder. I met Howard our new. Ceo or not that was new at the time CEO and the team and every conversation. I had and every time I drove into and thought about this brand. It became an obsession of mine to actually start to work here at it. It it is something for me as I look at the media landscape embodies all the things that I think. Next generation media companies have to have engaged deep passion audience an audience that is predominantly under thirty five years of age seventy percent of our social audiences under the age of thirty five at scale but with that depth of engagement connected to have fully vertically integrated media enterprise so that you have no ceiling to the ambitions as you develop content. You can literally ladder it up into a division. Hbo or CNN. If the idea is good enough and big enough it has no ceiling as far as making an impact on audience and the nature of sports being unique in the sense that you know I think media now is all about tribal audience. People are self selecting. The difference between traditional linear media was the goal of collecting a wide. Morpheus audience of general consumers has now been replaced by this universe of social where anyone in this audience for anyone listening to this has their feed whether instagram or twitter or facebook and that feed is extremely personalized. You're very specific interests and passions. And you know sports is unique in the sense that not only. Is it deeply deeply tribal in the sense that people care very much about it but it also has the breadth of audience that gives it scale and so thinking about all those unique assets really really inspired me to move across the country and join biard as their CEO? So let's talk about the tribal element. I mean anyone who listens this. Podcast knows that. I'm Big Philadelphia Eagles Fan so I'm definitely part of this strange tribe And I do think sports are an interesting glue that that connects people in communities. How does that manifest itself in the brands that now makeup be are you saying the portfolio brands? Yeah so look the interesting thing is that we we started as a company in our founders premise. Was there's all of this information about sports. All these tribal audiences care about sports. But there's nothing connecting those things together and so through newsletters and alerts And ultimately our pivot in evolution into social. We've become really the experts I mean. If you're an eagles fan they know what your favorite players are. They know sort of your. What kind of kicks you like because of what you what you Engage in. It's very very much a part of you. And it's sort of expressed in the in the way our audience interfaces with with the platform and so on through that we've done more and more segmentation looking at the audience as a whole but the things that they're passionate about so out of that you see that we have specific verticals that deal sport by Sport Football being one of the most popular sports is no surprise very very exciting to our audience and so we have a dedicated gridiron channel that dives in To football specifically people love sports betting. And we've built recently A. B. R. Betting Channel that specifically talks about betting in the sports base and. I'm sure we'll talk a little bit more exciting area. Kicks is the same way and music. Kicks sneakers yes sorry for the for Layman's The nikes the Adidas new balance? Whatever shoe your favorite athlete whereas it's become an entire tribe into itself their entire sites dedicated to une boxing shoes and people that anxiously wait for Nike's newest announcement and that's very much related to sports because athletes are connected to their shoes and fans are connected they're athletes and it's a Or how to use interested in in how expansive the brand can be. 'cause you know going into two sneakers obviously yes. I mean athletes wear sneakers. But you're really talking about a different area. It's not sports. It's it's It's fashion you alter its culture but I'd so I'm wondering how far you you see being able to stretch the brand into these areas like I mean like the Serge Ibaka show. That's it's yes. He's an athlete. Fortunately played against the sixers last year. But you know that's a food show. Look I think the interesting thing about sports in general is that it should of the media verge. The media side of sports is an outcropping of news right like they grew up next to each other. So News and sports live desks commentators talking about the topical events because where it says live and happening in iterative and you have to have coverage and news in similar sense but if you think about sort of media and entertainment and how that has evolved you know the unscripted show of two thousand one would not work today because there's the the formulas and the and the ways that those shows have been developed by talented craters is constantly trying to catch up with audience. Audience Interests and passion. And so when you think about what that means for sports and sort of how sports has been done look I think. Espn's thirty for thirty is a terrific Docu series show but even today people talk about that as if it was the show but it was ten. Plus years old that series it was initially supposed to be thirty episodes. Hundred plus episodes later passed the thirty. And what I think hasn't been done or hasn't really been explored is the notion of how to tell stories around the world of sports in a different way. So like what's an example well think about our untold stories? Show right it's an interview show in its essence right. We're bringing football players that have really unique stories to tell and master to staffy. And who's our was a was a writer here and is now on camera. Talent is interviewing them about things that they haven't necessarily told the world but instead of just sitting down at a desk we go into an immersive kind of storytelling environment. We'VE LEANED INTO ANIMATION. Which is something that we are sort of became known for early with game zones and the champions and Gridiron Heights We've taken that kind of storytelling. To bring to life for our audience a story that was not filmed might have been very personal private about You know someone getting high before they went and got on the field and why they did that or you know the first big dinner that someone had you know with the the owner of the team and so we bring that storytelling to live through animation. And it's a different kind of flavor that resonates with our younger audience. It's a simple example battle stations which is our first pilot under. My leadership is in the gaming space. That was simply you know. Imagining the world of cribs as as it relates to people who are enthusiastic about gaming and connecting sports fans to the world of gaming. So you have Darren Fox and our host Censor getting together at his home. You see his home but more importantly you dive into his gaming setup you find out what he cares about what controller he uses. What monitors uses. What audio equipment uses. So if you're a nerd about gaming and you're a nerd in that space but you're also a sports fan who happens to love gaming and you're on our gaming channel you get to experience something kind of storytelling that you haven't seen in the sort of traditional straight down the line sports media landscape so it sounds like the kinds of storytelling. You're focused on is not sort of where biard began. I may began like as a collection of blogs text. Sure I mean text I think is an incredibly valuable part of what we do. It's a motive it's IP generating. As obviously the the world mourned today Kobe's death we incredible piece by Mirren Fater About G G their daughter and her contributions and what that looks like. And you know she was thirteen years old. That's very resonant with a lot of the audience that belongs on. Biard curious about you know the relationship that she had with her father and what that was like what you know what her experience was growing up in a basketball family and how she matured into the wonderful young woman that she became and the relationship she had with her father. It's very relevant to our audience and I think about the stories that we're leaning into now as vehicles to ladder up Additional Ip whether they become audio podcasts. Investigative Journalism pieces that we can then take to a narrative closed ended podcast series. Or if it's something that's a bigger broader story could that become a docu series because that becomes something you know that would live an HBO? Max and that new universal belong on CNN films and you're thinking Ip not like posts correct. I mean I think that all of this is about expanding and raising the ceiling of what we are can be you. You don't need that comes from the traditional media world traditional. I mean the the studio and platform world to continue. Just doing the expected. I mean we want and expect to move up the value chain and continue while doing that to keep connected with that audience that everybody in the In the traditional business really wants to reach that younger demographic so one of the other parts is is that is now part of Warner Media. So the ours. Big Warner media's gigantic. Finding you know. Where do you guys fit in within the gigantic? Battle Star. Look I think that It is I mean. At and T. R. Corporate Parent is the ninth largest company in the World. And it gives us again that enormous ceiling of opportunity that the way in which biard can grow is boundless and contents. I think one of the things that we have that is unique is an audience That really loves and engages with our brands whether there are portfolio brands or with VR national as a whole House of highlights and they love our flavor of storytelling. I think that the people that work on my team are some of the most talented storytellers digital social. Is Our native Tom. Right like we are really experts to your point before about like. What do we do really well? We can tell stories. In short form video and slide shows and pictures and posts of that nature through feeds that connect to our audience and make them feel you know delighted excited and and an engaged with the culture of
Raptors beat Suns 118-101 for 16th win in 17 games
"Pascal Siaka was a story in trouble with the one eighty one oh one win over the sons of Scotiabank arena it was the first capable teams following the all star break for C. Optum coming off his first all star started Chicago he didn't disappoint the hometown crowd finishing as the game's high score thirty seven points and twelve rebounds Serge Ibaka added sixteen in the game the raptors committed twenty two turnovers Devin Booker had twenty one points for the sons the raptors have now won eight straight at home John of the trouble
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
Raptors 'zombie'-like as win streak ends at 15
"To start with the raptors they lose believe it or not fifteen game win streak is history net speed the raptor in Brooklyn one on one ninety one Serge Ibaka twenty eight in the Los raptors are forty and
Raptors pull away from Pacers 115-106 for 13th straight win
"Your Toronto raptors added again facing the Pacers in Indianapolis van fleet cross over into late dropped off the tee the dog by the room he's got seventeen and the raptor go up ten with one forty six to go Paul Jones with the call of the raptor radio network make it thirteen straight wins for the raptors they beat the Pacers one fifty one oh six Serge Ibaka twenty two points and ten
Raptors pull away from Pacers 115-106 for 13th straight win
"It's an NBA best thirteen straight for the raptors and two wins in three nights against the Pacers Toronto pulled away in the fourth quarter for one fifteen one oh six win at Indiana Serge Ibaka led Toronto with twenty two points right behind him was Fred van fleet with twenty he says nothing about the streak has been easy I think that getting you go out there working trying to weigh in and we'll find a way to get wins in different ways and I think that does support for his team at this time of year as we as we grew up on a break the raptors have won ten consecutive road games Indiana lost its four straight for the first time this season the Montesa bonus let the Pacers with nineteen points Tom McCabe Indianapolis
Raptors beat Pacers for team-record 12th straight win
"Serge Ibaka was the hero for Toronto his three ball with thirty seconds remaining propelled the raptors to their franchise best twelve straight wins one nineteen one eighteen over the Pacers at Scotiabank arena trailing by as much as nineteen in the fourth quarter the raptor defense got the stops we needed to chip away at the Indiana lead before about his game winning basket cap to thirty point performance for the Toronto sent to see trailers you know we don't point fingers when things go bad you know we stay together you know and I think that's what makes us very special gallery little scores with thirty two points welcome brought did was the Pacers high score he finished with twenty four John whether to run
DeRozan scores 25, Spurs rally from 18 down, beat Raptors
"This is right off of thirty six point final twelve minutes and hung on to be drawn a little five little four senatorial offense was fueled by a twenty five before running after the raptors held at one stage an eighteen point lead us we'll see I can have a chance to win a cultural what the buzzer but his long three wouldn't go the spurs comeback was led by former record the models of the finished as the game's high score what twenty five four it's been down well we was down that's still being able to fight back pull it out of you know the expansion or Rudy gay at fifteen off the bench for the winners the raptors were led by Serge Ibaka recording his eight street double double twenty one points and fourteen rebounds Jo Wilfried trouble
Heat clamp down on defense, top Raptors 84-76
"The amount of miles scored fifteen points and grabbed fourteen rebounds to help the Miami Heat won a defensive battle over the Toronto raptors eighty four seventy six this shows we translated to do that listen will expose and check out the fan and that's what we did in the he bounced back with a win following a loss like they've done all season and held the raptors to thirty two percent shooting my name is shot just forty one percent but it was enough to pull away in the fourth quarter sparked by a pair of three pointers by Tyler hero with thirteen points off the bench Toronto Serge Ibaka had nineteen points to lead all scorers while Kyle Lowry added fifteen Christopher stock Miami
Lowry has 30 points to carry Raptors over Celtics, 113-97
"Toronto got its revenge for a Christmas day loss to the Celtics in a one thirteen ninety seven win in Boston Kyle Lowry's thirty points and seven assists and Serge Ibaka twenty and ten rebounds let the raptors three days after Lowry's team lost by sixteen at home to Boston our game into come here we all kind of thought those effects and we want to kind of make sure we just played our game tonight the raptors led the entire way and never let their lead slip below three before going up by seventeen late in the fourth Kemba Walker scored thirty and Jaylen brown added seventeen but it wasn't enough for the Celtics to extend their five game winning streak guessing Coolbaugh Boston