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"western conference" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"I think they get that one done i really do. Sometimes they say okay. We're not gonna talk once the season starts. I've heard that before. Sometimes it's true but sometimes it's a smokescreen and i think at the end of the day. If you've got a player wants to stay in a team that wants to keep him you find a way. I think that's the case with alcohol. If they really wanted to get rid of back home they could have done it last year. Don't forget they might have started winning. I think they've reached a point. Where like if we have to move one of the two of them. Maybe we wanna keep at home instead of ellis and it just. It was a choice of one or the other. It's not to demean anybody. You'll the forsberg thing to me is interesting. Forsberg sent out that thumbs-down when arvidsson got traded. You know. I wonder what everybody's thinking here that you know. They said there's been no talks going on so i'm very curious about this about what this is all gonna mean. I still think there's time we've talked about how there's some situations like morgan. Rally in toronto. Where you can punt it at the later in the season but to me then putting duchenne johannesen forsberg. That's tone setter for the start of their season. I liked that. I'm curious to see if the team kinda grows and feeds on that. I should mention jeff. The those three did play together in the playoffs last year because of injuries. But i think it's one thing to do that in the playoffs and now you start the year with it. I should say that so natural fans aren't looking at me like you're nuts. I should say you are prefer for a bunch of different reasons. Yes let's get to the Let's get to the saint louis blues. We'll get to the winnipeg jets and finish up here in a couple of moments saint louis. Blues they bring in brandon saad They tried to say goodbye to vladimir tarasenko. But he's still on the on the roster. James neal came in on a pto. He earned himself a contract as well. Where are you at on the saint louis. Blues by the way bosak left and then came back to the team Your and words. Saint louis is at right now. Well i really liked the butchnevich deal. I liked him as a player. You know jake. Neighbors had a big preseason. I think the blues need to find new blood like that's one of the things. I'm looking at here like rob thomas. I look at him. And i see a guy. They have to find him away to play more. I think craig berube is very loyal to the players who won the stanley cup with him. I do get that. I really understand that. But i also think some point in time you've got to say okay. We've got a nudge some other things up the lineup like to me. I'm looking at thomas. And i'm looking at and i'm saying it's time like they have to be given more responsibility and part of me makes me wonder is if kate of the blues take a bit of a step back this year because they say we have to commit to that like to me. This is a team there in a little bit of an identity crisis. They've kind lost to their danny. That won the cop. And they're trying to rebuild a new one and you know. I'm curious to see what that all means is he. It's tough for fear. Robert thomas and you know how i feel about this player. You're you're robert. Thomas your you look ahead. And you see brayden shannon reina riley. Those are your those year two centers that are that are ahead of you. It's tough for robert thomas to to get into those boss. But i'm with you i. It's amazing what happens when you start to elevate players robert thomas and jordan cairo who are now in their what twenty two twenty three twenty four years so like now this is the sweet spot of the bat for those guys like give these guys a chance and they will excel and on the back end to. I think they need an infusion. I don't know that they've gotten over losing. Alex portray angelo. I think that's pretty obvious. Yup like that guy was their captain. That guy was their leader. That guy was their top defensemen or the best defense game. All of it. And you can kind of patchwork and say well. This guy does a little bit of a portray angelo. Did that guy does. Some of what portraying joe did replace some of the offense with crew and it's still not alex portraying gelo. I always wondered like when you're a player. They all understand that it's a business buni. See someone like that. Walk out the door. What's the effect on all those guys why. I think you could have a year where you can say. This is rocked us but now now i think you have to move on. You have to say okay. You know we're resetting and he's gone and we have to find another way. I don't think going into year two of this. You can say that still an excuse. You just have to move on. I just think it's new blood time. And i think a lot of that. New blood comes up front last team and i liked his team a lot. I do too. I like winnipeg a ton i think. Pure luke dubois is looking healthy. Playing healthy feeling healthy sounding healthy. That goes a long way to carrying some of the ails up front. I like what they did with the blue line And they still have connor halibut. Who's one of the best goaltenders in the world I like the coach. Paul maurice i i like a whole lot of the winnipeg jets. What say you know. One thing i like about the jets right now is quiet like last couple of years. Look at some of the things that happened. You had buffalo a couple years ago near the year before you had a of talk about wheelers. Leadership rate jacob trueba situation and jacob true and wheeler threw himself on the fire right. Yep he sacrificed. You said yep. This is me and i have to be better. This summer was a quiet off season for the jets. They made a couple of really lights moves. I love bringing schmidt. I liked bringing in dillon. I think those are both going to be good fits for the team. You know the cops situation. I think winnipeg hallett right. They just said you know what. This is our rental and we'll see how it plays out. They just needed an off season. That didn't have a tidal wave. In it and i felt that this was their off-season i thought they were really nice. Quite like nobody's talking about them great. Nobody's talking about them. And i think they needed that i i. I really think they needed that..
"western conference" Discussed on NBA Gambling Podcast
"A chance to be the number one seed in the obviously. Make a deep run into the playoffs. The definitely i'm just so pumped to see how the how this team and they're going to be. Yeah that's a key part. Yeah i'm gonna be. I'm just gonna be excited. And obviously ben simmons and this is two huge stories going the regular season. Let's talk about the utah jazz for a little bit They kind of fumbled a little bit in the playoffs last year. Lose to the The clippers without kawhi now will bring up the donna. Mitchell ankle injury. Mike conley wasn't totally healthy. But for the jazz i mean. There's a lot of pressure to make a deep playoff run this year and the kind of patients. I'm guessing his wearing fan of regular season success without playoff success of similar to the bucks prior then getting their ring. But i think it's easy to forget. They were just ridiculously dominant regular season team. Last year. super deep rudy gobert defensively in the regular season and absolute medicine. What they add the best point differential in the nba by a wide margin of the regular season. So i add them at one time at two. I think i'm pretty high. Jasmine my only concern. Is they have a bucks type season where they kind of. Don't take the regular season. Necessarily because they know the only thing they can prove To themselves into the fans and address the nba is not gonna take place until we get to the playoffs. I think the jazz day They probably need that bed. Homecourt advantage at least through if they get to the western conference finals. The kind of looking at this rostrum at some of the salaries do think this is a good landing spot for ben. Simmons that's fascinating. I thought about that but that that could be a very interesting spot. I wonder how would be rudy go bare but yeah you're utah and you're looking to try and make a swing for the fences. I mean a ben simmons. Donovan mitchell backward. That could be really interesting to kinda mix things up here. They've had the same formula. But and i could see the sixers being interested in. Maybe you know. Joe ingles and jordan clarkson and bogdanovich type situation yet. That's that's a very interesting call right there. Yeah i think this rosters very lisa. They've been very very consistent under the head. Coach it his name In my mind Quin snyder had. They been yeah. They've been very consistent in the regular season. You know when he's been there. So i i wouldn't be surprised if utah ends up as the number one seed. I just feel like the lakers have. Lebron probably have something to prove. Probably get that number one seed and again donovan. Mitchell just a fun player to watch. Maybe if you now. That ankle injury last season in the playoffs. Where able to beat the clippers. But he's still played well in the playoffs last year. Got my conley back for this team. You know joe ingles is still there so you know. Does this pretty much return the same to the added rudy gobert but Yeah i think you hit the nail on the head is that they probably need prove something in the playoffs versus a regular season. But i still think that you have to win. Games insecure one of these top spots in the western conference for you kind of have that homecourt advantage where i think utah is one of those places that has a huge homecourt advantage especially in the playoffs..
"western conference" Discussed on NBA Gambling Podcast
"Disagreement but flipped I had portland at four and you had them at seven. I think you know kind of a similar. Take that i think we you had on. The warriors flipped with you. What's the case against portland. I mean they were a six seed last year. So it's not like your you know world shocking here by having them at seven item at four. What's your case for having portland but lower in the seating. A as i'm looking at my list. I feel a little too low here. I would probably put them of the clippers and possibly denver supply bump them up to maybe five or six But i mean i. It's a new head coach. I think that i don't know man. There's just something that i feel like. There's something like click for this portland team. Which hasn't in the past. I'm not sure that would the injuries that they've battled right. They didn't have merkich last season. I think that you know lillard and both mccullough miss some games last year. I love the acquisition of larry nance on this team at that power powered position to kind of come. Sure up front court. Imagery norman powell so the more. I'm kind of looking at kind of trending towards where you kind of have them possibly number five for me. But i think this is a big year for portland. Man i think because of what we heard about damian lillard in the off season about him saying that he's committed at least probably for another season with portland so i think that portland is going to be a team that we have to keep an eye on. Cj mccollum someway somehow needs to take a big step in his career. And kind of take some of that pressure off damian lillard because damian lillard had been that guy for the portland trailblazers for having two years now. Cj is good. I mean he's thirty years old now. But i think that he kind of needs to take some that pressure off a cj mccollum. You added a guy lake. Norman powell on this rogers would probably help with that depth. But yeah i'm turning toward saudi at that five six range. I know you have matt number four. Yeah i agree with a lot of what you said about him. I think the dame damn thing has really seemed to quiet down. I think we earlier in the off season. We were looking at his win total. It's like okay this kind of like the rockets last year where it's kind of halfway in between like is going to be going to be there not it i think you know..
"western conference" Discussed on NBA Gambling Podcast
"I'm assuming did you have sacramento in that. Ten spot ten. Yeah all right. So i have minnesota at ten. So we'll let you start there first. What's the i gave. Kind of the downside case or sacramento. What's your upside case for sacramento in terms of making the play and now be a successful season for them. Yeah definitely i think that number one for the sacramento gains a plus author of guys on the offensive in that can really perform right. I'm higher on fox. Then i think maybe you are. I think that he's an alfond. is team. thing is their best player on this team. But for the kings. I think that if they're going to be able to buy in on the defensive end of the basketball. I think that's where they're really need to make the improvement. It can kind of get into that plan tournament You know you added mitchell to this to this team. I think he's going to be a great guy off the bench for you. You're able to sign or sean holmes You still have buddy. He'll may was trade rumors with the lakers. Before the westbrook trade went down so he might not be on this roster in harrison. Barnes are so i. I do like the team. Your backward with how berdon endearing fox don't do that gets me excited halpern. I don't think right now is at number two guy on this roster bonus still have harrison barnes and you still have buddy hield on this team. That can sobota points for me if they're able to buy in on the The on the defense side of the basketball. I think that they can sneak in as attend seed as the as they play tournament. Team minnesota. I'm not a believer in their head coach. That's saying that. I don't believe in luke walton. Either but i just like the team of these kings better than i do of the wolves unproven coaches here for new orleans. Sacramento and minnesota i think san antonio obviously one of the most proven coaches of all time. I'll make the case or minnesota here. I mean this guy. Car anthony towns not been healthy and he has to stay healthy but when healthy. I think this team can be pretty good. I liked the fairwood. The end zone russell. I think he kind of bought in more. And i liked what they brought in. I mean i think patrick beverley is sneaky one of the bigger acquisitions of this off season in terms of you know this group of teams. I think pat f- can come in right away. He can play alongside some of these young guys and bring kind of defensive florida that perimeter help out carlin any towns. We the clean up other people's messes and offense they could be you know phenomenal And i think we kinda got burned by looking into that. Look i i look ahead to that last year and it kind of bought into this team. I think this year i'm gonna do it again. He would anthony edwards taking the steps. He did at the end of last season. He looks like a really dynamic wing player. You had the answer russell in the back court you have some shooting here with me..
"western conference" Discussed on NBA Gambling Podcast
"Ride trade came along because he is twenty-five i mean he's still young but when the players like the sos twenty twenty-one monte walker twenty two kill johnson twenty one. Yeah i think what whether it's designs marie. I feel like they're kind of a sneaky team to make a trade consolidate some of their young. They have so many options right. They had to like a few of these guys in run with them as like our guys right. Yeah they have how many guards they need to. They need to give minutes to kind of figure them out. Like there's just so many bodies in this in this backward especially but on this team as well you know at the wing too. I like calvin johnson. I like them. I mean they have a lot here like you said a lot of young talent but seemed like a good year for them to kind of take a step back. I mean you look at all three two teams. We've talked about so far. Could easily be a ben simmons destination. And you know the next time we talk about sacramento minnesota. Though there were those other conversation as well so the bottom half of the west. I think actually has a lot of ben. Simmons potential designations just kind of tying it back Sacramento so i had thirteen. I think i'm a little bit lower on sacramento to me. I think people are excited about this. Aaron fox tarez. Halliburton backcourt tires. Alberton and he. You know short a lot of flashes at a rookie love. Three point shooting. Love the poise. Love the love of all the assist numbers. He's not like a bona fide number. Two option you know at this stage in his career right and even deer fox. I don't really see him as that. Great of a primary guy. I mean their windows up at thirty six and avenue and go go under that for sure. you know the cat buddy. He'll they bring debut mitchell. But i'm not i think. Similar the spurs here. I'm not seeing that. The town that i see with teams compared to the you know you're minnesota and your new orleans where they have guys that i could really see being pushing for a top ten top fifteen player in the nba type of season. So i had sacramento here at thirteen you behind san antonio I know you had them in the plane. So you know you want to disagree our should we talk about new orleans for a sec. Yeah we get to new orleans first. And then we'll work our way up to the To the plane tournament teams there. We go so we. We both had new orleans missing the plane entirely which would be a really tough pillow. Swallow for them obviously struck out on. Kyle lowry bringing devante graham in a weird trade but you lose lonzo swap. Jonas jonas balance soon as in for stephen adams out if feels like they they probably expect to be in the back. End of playoff..
"western conference" Discussed on NBA Gambling Podcast
"Off the break. I thought the west was a little bit easier at the bottom and a little bit tougher at the top. As you got into the playoff picture. What what do you think of that. Yeah i it was easy to kinda define the four five bottom teams. It was really the middle of the pack. Because i think kind of zooming out for the western conference. There's twenty to get into the standard. I think there's some juries that jamal murray we talked about and then with kawhi leonard at you know which team or which will players in the other superstar. Step up for this team. At the end this discussion we can have and we get to those points but Yeah i mean. There had the western conference studs in the middle of the pack. And then you have the duds of the western conference so Yeah the bottom was easy after when you try to put it from one to one to ten one to eight. That's where it kinda got difficult for me. Yeah i totally agree. I think that the the east there was kind of a glob from like four eleven. Where you you kinda you kind of make a case for any of those teams man. Yeah i can see you being really high. The celtics to hornets the pacers. The raptors the wizards the knicks You know the hawks. There are options here. I thought kind of between two and eight there was more of that of or maybe even four more true debate. And i think it'll be interesting to see where we had kind of the lakers. The jazz the sons Is there is there a tier one in the west or is it kind of all mixed up whereas in the east we obviously have that tier one with brooklyn then milwaukee Go ahead you want. I think tier one for the west. Is there a tier one in the west barring health. I think you kind of have to put lakers at the top of the crop. Don't you i mean if everybody's healthy with lebron ad it's gonna be interesting to see when we talk about it. Is that the fit of russell westbrook in some of the other players that they brought along because i think russell westbrook is going to have to realize he's an after take a step back now and be the third guy of this team and he's not gonna be that triple double guy are player props that we were pounding on last season for Russell westbrook but for me. I had to put the lakers atop. I know we're gonna work. What fifteen all the way. It went up to up to one right. Yeah we're gonna go fifteen to one. I do what. I do. Want to tease. Yeah i mean it's impossible. Not the one with the lakers to the lakers. I think what's fascinating about them is and i. It's a fascinating question. I mean if there is a tier one out west. I if the clippers were healthy. I maybe would have them with kawhi at the top of this conference terms of championship likelihood Guy the lakers. I probably put right there as your tier. One now interred the championship potential regular season..
"western conference" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Think they really really maxed out last year. And i have a hard time believing they can put put have the same exact chemistry on this. I didn't really want to spend too much time talking about the senate just because like i think that they're like they're obscene was very key. I mean they added jovial and that was about it. Yeah i think that that signing is helpful. They're going to not have dario saric next season. Most likely which hurts. But maybe jalen smith can step in and be productive and then they're also going to be playing just a lot of confident basketball with a lot of continuity which i value. I think this way. I also think that you will be really good Landry shamet is as a nice addition for them. I don't know if he'll be in the rotation in the playoffs or anything like that but Yeah i just. I just think they're good and they'll there are really good regular season. They know themselves. They know they wanna play. They are vulnerable a little bit. Maybe to chris paul injury and we'll see how that kind of works. Its way out if they're able to to stay above water if slash win that happens But yeah like i i just. I haven't. I didn't give them too much that when i was going through this just because i have a lot of respect for them i think they're really good and We'll see we'll see how they do role on that pretty much. Does it for today's show. Is there anything else that That we missed that you wanted any other points. She wanted to make men. Not really only that. When i was listening to you and chris and then going through all these rosser just got me excited all over again for the nba season to start. I think it's gonna be really interesting season. And i'm just it's weird. How they're still some free agents left on the board at you usually doesn't drag on this late. I'm very quickly. What happens buddy healed josh heart. Larry markkanen who aren't obviously big stars. But i think is who can have an impact depending on where they land so very interesting kind of how the rest of the free agency shapes that was a terrific point but he healed is under contract and not a free agent but On that note we will end today. Show with hans agrees mistake. Everyone please email us in. Open for male gmail.com. Open floor male edgy. Mother come let us know what you think about our tears. What are your tears for both conferences. What did we guy. What did we get wrong. Why does michael insist on having the size of his tears being too big et cetera. Exactly so yes. We look forward to reading those processing those answering those on future episodes until then everybody stays safe. Everybody continued to joy enjoy the..
"western conference" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"I i think i think in the regular season when they're trying to figure everything out vulnerable lake games Like in a second night of back to back. Who is like everyone talks about. Like arrest is going to take the pressure off of lebron like russell westbrook as far back as two seasons ago was not playing back to backs. Houston did not allow it. There's a reason for that. He is he is not young and multiple knee surgeries. It's like i hear that. But you think about how much scepticism you've had about the lakers roster construction about how much skepticism we had two years ago when it was like what is rob pelinka. Rondo really like what's going on here. These are the guys that are. How dare you bring rondo. God i just think that lebron eighty or two good for them to not figure something out during the regular season where they are just gonna overwhelmed teams with their talent there. It's just a different gain. That's what it is. And i i think another thing that happens in the off season and i mentioned this a little bit earlier. You start judging teams based on what happened in the postseason etc. But that's just a different style of basketball it. I don't think it's it's apples in apples. I comparing you. How it's gonna work and i for what it's worth. The wizards were really good. Down the stretch of the season and that was with westbrook playing a lot. They went on a huge run so i don't think it's impossible. I think that they can figure it out during the regular season to me the idea that they're gonna finish behind golden state. I'm not saying it's impossible. It would surprise me a lot. If the lakers stay healthy okay We should make a wager at some point before. God against about the lakers. Because i i want to I think i love how you're so i love the i love the passion that comes out of you especially when you're talking about the lakers and earlier this week the sixers i love it. I love log what those two teams to squats beloved. Joe two teams. Bring out in you. just unabashed. Hey so yeah man. I i hear all your concerns. I think they're all right. I just think that's gonna be a bigger deal in the postseason than the regular okay. So let's close real quick with Just me saying why. I think the jazz are going to be number. One again I feel like there's a damper on this team. Just because of how their season ended. And i know you know i leonard torres. Acl net series and all that and terrence man just went off from the corners and hit seventeen three pointers and the game of his life. But like i feel like over people overlook that donovan mitchell and mike conley were not one hundred percent either and the jazz were a total wrecking ball. Throughout all of last year they added helpful players. You know the the signing of rudy gay Pascal at real steel on you. Chris talked about that on on the shore. Yes we love that. Move for them. Yeah and i just don't understand..
"western conference" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"His playoff success has overshadowed the fact that the team needs to be bet. He's been so good that i think he's bumped them up Higher than than where they are in the kristaps situation is on. It's unfortunate worked out for forever. Made a lot of sense to make that trade. But yeah i just. They just having improved the team in the way they should have. So i think with dallas and yeah i did spend a lotta time thinking about them and looking over numbers. And all that and heading into this off season i looked at lucas usage. I looked at the fact that when he is. He was off the floor in that series against the clippers. Their offense was absolute garbage. And they just they had a need for another really quality Ball handling playmaker and they should have shooter to. I don't know why they weren't. Maybe the personality fit. They didn't like I don't know why they weren't an aunt shooter. I think you had in your story that they had an eighty-three offensive rating when luca without the floor. That's like several leagues beyond facing the bad voice. Pistons you know. I mean that's so bad you i think if you're on the floor with durant irving in harden i think the nets could still put up a better offensive rating. If you and i were the other two players on the floor i listed nets could put up a better offense rating in eighty-three easily Pity question so you know. I think that yeah. Lucas usage through the first three years of his career is higher than every single player in nba. History except michael jordan through the first three years of his career which is a fun stat. That i found just kind of looking over some stuff and they didn't that point guard but i do think that luca is so great that there is a chance that none of it matters and the fact that you add two three and d guys and i use. That term varies seriously. I don't think that they can do anything. Except shoot the recent. So reggie bullock sterling. Brand are good additions. And i think that the josh richardson trade was a mistake because they were trying to clear cap space to get someone like larry or like. You said shooter. Who maybe they weren't that interested in to begin with but they stay above the cap and they bring back tim. Hardaway junior and boban and They used that. Mid level. On reggie bullock so i i think that their rosters better and i think that kristaps will be better so they should be formidable. I've really thought about honestly putting them into this higher tier this tier one which has like half of the league already. I think the mavs are like slightly better only because they added black and brown in las. Richardson okay one extra guy. I don't think that much better mike. I think they're shockingly the same and of course. Some proves that would be huge. That would that's not nothing. He was just such a non factor against the clippers in. It can be easy to kind of overreact match up to the playoffs. It's really funny bobby. Portis in kristaps porzingis or like on the opposite ends of the how they ended the season spectrum.
"western conference" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"You know. I think that the three point shooting was initially last year and wasn't really solves. This offseason they lose grayson allen. So we'll desmond. Bain take a bigger role. Will you know will jaw hit threes. Maybe jaren jackson junior can help space the floor a little bit and he was just out for so much time last year so i think that is a little bit worrisome but i just i go back to the depth with this team making it through chugging through the regular season think they have a lot of talent. I think their front office is maybe the most underrated in the league. Right now They do a terrific job of identifying talent that makes sense for the team Getting them unfair contracts or favorable contracts for from the organization's perspective and they just draft guys who make sense in the nba and who compliment. Joh- so i'm i'm high on the grizzlies. And maybe i'm honestly sure it's on them a little bit by putting them the slow. What's crazy about the grizzlies is before giants the league. We were all talking. About how jaren jackson. Junior is this amazing prospect and the perfect big for the modern nba etcetera and feels like jasmine. So great it's almost overshadowed. How great Jaren jackson wants his rookie year. I think they have to outstanding building box with them. And like you mentioned they've done a great job of filling out the rosser on with you that the shooting back to figure that out but they still have time to figure out. I'm a huge desmond. Bain fan you just a lot of fun. I enjoy watching him play. He's got a great attitude on the court. Except that a little bit f- unum which i love so i think they're going to be forced is probably too strong but i think they're going to continue. The role of kind of being the party pooper in the western conference moving forward. I think everyone assumed the warriors we're gonna get into the playoffs. The grizzlies ruin that. I see them doing that again. Many times this. You're just being thorn in the side of the western conference of the foreseeable future. So i had the clippers nuggets mavs in this tier which team which team was. The overlap team was at the mavs. He acts we all styles with the mavs in here. I think the mavs I thought they'd just do more this off season. They've kind of not really done. Anything i mean they got reggie bullock gain but they lost troughs. Richardson i mean. Richardson wasn't great for them but to me they they've been very static. And you wrote about luca danni today in you you pointed out in your story Dot com about kind of urgency in building around him. I also think his.
Canadiens Eliminate Golden Knights
"Six technically Playing for the first and only time moving forward for the trophy, usually awarded to the Western Conference champions. The Vegas Golden Knights in their third Stanley Cup semi final round in the four years since they've been in existence, had a tall task ahead of them. The game would be a 21 Montreal lead deeper. The third period, the scarce crowd was on the edge of their seats with ice cold Molson Molson's being down by the minute. Time ticked and ticked. The night season was in jeopardy. But then Alec, I will take game taught tying goals for 500 leaders. Carlson out high in the slot. Tran Djalo shoots gloves, same price rebound score. Could not secure it. Vegas has tied the game. Alec Martinez poked it through the legs that goal, courtesy of Dan Do about the Vegas Golden Knights radio network. Yes, Alec Martinez, tying the game with just over a minute left into the third period. Hold off the celebration. Poutine. We were headed to overtime. I miss wrote that now I'm gonna have to go back to my notes. It will be a quick action. It would be a quick session just overnight. All right. It would be a quick 321. It's Canadian. Make it all right guys. Usually, though, the game now is tied. If you're following along, we're going over time right? It would be a quick session just over 90 seconds in a Vegas turnover led to glory. It led to a work of art Terry Dental cutting to the Net. Here's a chance. Surreal working in has sent the Canadians to the Stanley top final that call courtesy of Dan Robertson on the Canadians. Radio Network. Sing us A song are Terry LinkedIn, You are the drought ending, Man. A Montreal did in
Chris Paul Listed as Probable for Suns in Game 3
"Say there is a probability point guard Chris Paul will be able to play in Game three of the Western Conference finals tomorrow night against the Clippers. Paul has passed the cardiac test, which is the final step in his return, barring any setbacks. Paul spent the last week in Covid 19 safety protocols after testing positive for coronavirus. Wildfire Dangerous prompted closures of
Paul George's Missed Free Throws Could Haunt Him and the Clippers
"Go back to the The clippers and last night's loss so hard for the sons. And i'm trying not to be too hard on him because i'm sure if you're a clippers fan Both of you are really upset to dan. Upset you and you know. We got to respect what they've done. I'm just not pulling formula win. Paul george and those two free throws if he makes those two free throws the alleyoop to andrei deondraye eight and means nothing. If you'd have made those two three throws then an island would have been like. Do not let him shoot a three here right. Exactly just guard against the three an easy yup or follow. Follow put on the line. Don't let devon booker or wanted s you to suit a three if they were up three with twelve seconds to go now. We actually have paul george talking. After last night's game about missing those two free throws put me position to extend league Always commented at the free throw line. i've always been very successful in question moments at the free. Throw line Tonight successful what can you say opposite of to the greatest of them say but it but in a critical playoff game in the western conference finals is different from a regular season game where you brick too.
Clippers Beat Jazz 119-111 to Take Series Lead
"The clippers have taken a three games to two lead in the Western Conference semifinals by earning their third straight win over the jazz one nineteen one eleven Paul George carried the load with thirty seven points and sixteen rebounds while Los Angeles played without forward Kawhi Leonard because of a knee injury suffered in game four Marcus Morris scored twenty five points and Reggie Jackson added twenty two for the clippers who shot fifty one percent from the field the jazz made a team record ten three pointers in the first quarter but led by just one at the end of the period boy am Bogdanovich had nine treys in thirty two points for Utah I'm Dave Ferrie
Suns Say Paul in Protocols, Status for West Finals Unclear
"The sun say guard Chris Paul has entered the NBA's health and safety protocols and his availability for game one of the Western Conference finals is unclear a person with knowledge of the situation tells the Associated Press Apollo has been vaccinated against cove in nineteen that could mean the park could be cleared to return faster than those who tested positive before vaccines were available Paul had an outstanding series against the nuggets despite playing with a nagging shoulder injury he scored thirty seven points in game four to help the sun's complete a sweep of Denver I'm Dave very
Clippers' Kawhi Leonard Sprains Right Knee, Out for Game 5
"Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has been ruled out for game five of their Western Conference semifinal series with the jazz a person with knowledge of the matter said Leonard will need more testing and evaluation on his sprained right knee raising questions about his availability going forward the person says the structural integrity of the knee has yet to be determined the clippers say there's no timetable for Leonard's return Leonard's injury appeared to occur with about five twenty left in game four of the series against the jazz on Monday when he was fouled on a drive by Utah's going on background of H. I'm Dave Ferrie
Van Gundy, Brooks Both Out as Coaches for the Pelicans, Wizards
"Two more NBA head coach is a party company with their teams Scott Brooks won't be returning to the wizards who made the playoffs three times in his five years at the helm Washington one is playing game this year and was promptly knocked out by the seventy Sixers in five games the wizards were one eighty three in two oh seven under Brooks Stan van Gundy was given just one season to coach the pelicans before the two sides mutually agreed to part New Orleans went thirty one and forty one to finish eleventh in the Western Conference two games out of a plane birth the pelicans had the eighth worst defense in the league this season following a truncated training camp I'm Dave Ferrie
Jokic, Antetokounmpo Among All-NBA First Team
"Reigning MVP the Cali okay just among the list of players named to the all NBA first team the nuggets center averaged twenty six point four points ten point eight rebounds in eight point three assists in seventy two games during the regular season he also averaged twenty nine point eight points as Denver advance to the Western Conference finals before getting swept by Phoenix Bucks for Janice intend to Cooper was unanimous first team selection he in your culture joined on the first team by warriors guard Steph curry Mavericks guard Luka Doncic your clippers forward Kawhi Leonard I'm Dave Ferrie
MVP Nikola Jokic Ejected, Suns Sweep Nuggets 125-118
"Phoenix advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in eleven years this after it defeated feisty Denver one twenty five one eighteen Chris Paul was game high with thirty seven Iran always been you know sweet for me I've always had a grinding I like that mentality and now this always been who I've been in a state where the nuggets did their best to remain competitive after M. V. P. big man to call your coach was ejected in the third quarter after being whistled for a flagrant two I don't know it is it happened so it is does does probably shorten it's not true did you know that it changes so it is what it is yep you still came through with twenty two points to go with eleven rebounds first Morton Denver
Chris Paul Has Another Big Night, Suns Rout Nuggets 123-98
"The sun stretched to ten point halftime lead to as many as thirty one in the second half to defeat the nuggets one twenty three to ninety eight take a two games to none lead in their Western Conference semifinal series Chris Paul had seventeen points along with fifteen assists and zero turnovers the first player to do that in three career playoff games it's a credit to our coaching staff St Jude because things that we drilled all season long it's so nice to see when I come into play and in game form especially in the playoffs the Kali Uchis had twenty four points thirteen rebounds for the nuggets George scanner Phoenix
Donovan Mitchell Scores 45, Rallies Jazz Past the Clippers
"The jazz open their Western Conference semifinal series by getting forty five points from Donovan Mitchell in a one twelve one oh nine win over the clippers Mitchell poured in thirty two points in the second half to rally the jazz from a fourteen point deficit Jordan Clarkson boy on Bogdanovich chipped in eighteen points apiece with Clarkson and Mitchell combining for twelve three pointers Utah took the lead for good on the twenty one nine run bookended by three pointers from Bogdanovich Kawhi Leonard scored twenty three points to lead Los Angeles while Paul George chipped in twenty with eleven rebounds game two is Thursday in Salt Lake City I'm Dave Ferrie
Home Sweet Home: Clippers Beat Mavs 126-111 to Win Series
"The clippers have advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with the one twenty six one fifteen win over the Mavericks in game seven it was the first series in NBA history in which the road team won the first six games Kawhi Leonard scored twenty eight points we showed character we showed poise and we went down to wall going on a roll in the in game three you know it's about to get a season obviously goddesses next round Paul George added twenty two points ten assists and six rebounds for the clippers whose backups outscore the Dallas reserves twenty seven six look at dodges had forty six points fourteen assists and seven rebounds to lead the fifth seeded maps who have yet to win a playoff series since capturing the NBA championship in twenty eleven I'm Dave Ferrie
"western conference" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"You know dame came out last year in the playoffs just scorching. I expect him to to do the same thing. Cj has been playing incredible basketball this year. Yokich is definitely an mvp candidate. I think market is gonna. It's gonna be a tough match up for him. He's just gotta do what recounts the to limit that and make the role guys for the nuggets. Kind of try to beat them. Michael porter has really emerged this year. But i still think that. He's a defensive liability a little bit for the nuggets. So i could see portland trying to force the switch. Get michael porter jr. on a cj or they let them go out him an attack and take out of the game in that kind of regard. One thing that i've seen mike malone be frustrated with the nuggets on his kind of one. They're struggling a little bit. That affects them on the defensive end when their offensive games. Not quite go in. They are slow to get back in transition giving up easy buckets and if they allow the blazers to do this blizzard are gonna step on their neck and come out not having jamal. Murray for the nuggets Is definitely a big blow especially to match that point guard position and for someone to just be able to feed yoga to get him the ball. Get them into those. Pick and roll situations create disadvantages. This is like all the western conference. Matchups this is going to be really fun to see. And i hope the blazers can pull it out great stuff and then with our last year the four five matchup always will get going to be the tightest one with everyone closing seating and with the regular season. Just how can shape out abu the clippers and the mavs right a rematch of last year's first round series which was electric right with whether it's lucas game. Winning shot just really every game in that series back that was out and play a lot of those games down the stretch. An starting us off with a with the clippers. What can i team. That's really been shooting selfishly. All season Do to make sure that they kind of History this.
"western conference" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"And i do think they have the pieces to make this a series with devon booker deondraye aiden and some of their role guys as well as Like i said we've seen what chris falls capable of when when turn it on come playoff time and and this is a team that like you said feels disrespected. And they're trying to prove their doubters wrong as well interesting stuff and we'll definitely see how that plays out Late later this weekend when the two of them faced off a non with the with the lakers though the biggest thing for them to enabled us upset or if even is an upset would be for them to keep that switch turned on. What do you think they're gonna do with that. Because i in the game against your your wars looked at. They had things going for them. They had they definitely had going for them in the second half but talking of that on off switch that first half that's off the the warriors came out. Swinging on the lakers. Were kind of a in defense mode. They they took the punch. They came back in the second half and were able to get going but you know. These are the defending champions. They've played a lot of games without lebron ad season. So kind of having that play until allow them to get into a little bit of a rhythm. I think is beneficial to them. Going into this match up. They definitely can't take this son's team lightly. Devon booker has been chomping at the bit for his entire career to get into the playoffs and to have this moment but the warriors with their veteran talent. They're built for a challenge. Like this. i expect in lebron. James to be lebron james. He hit credible shot over steph curry in that play in game a laugh at the three rims thing. But that's okay. Who have his moment. They're the defending champions for reason. They're the seven seed because of that on off switch and injuries riddling them throughout the regular season. But this isn't any ordinary seven to match up. This is easily teams. That both could have been in the top of the western conference bracket. So it's gonna be really fun like spencer. Said it'll be a challenge for the lakers. It'll be a challenge for phoenix. But i'm really excited to see what is going to happen. Their rates the fall around and then like we said it's like the normally the three six and four or five minutes to the ones that everyone's always talking about those. The ones are super tight but even the one eight seven match-ups are just so close in air when it comes to this western comrades would that three six matchup this match with the three seated nuggets taking on number six year blazers spent starting us off. What what do these nuggets have to do to kind of do keep that momentum going ahead last shave without jamal. Murray of course But the obviously making that deeper until at least the western conference finals with a team with who someone who might be in your kitchen team..
Avs Score 3 in 2nd, Beat Blues 5-1 to Take a 3-0 Series Lead
"Brian graves Alex to hook Tyson Jost JT comparable rate inside net goals for the avalanche in a pipe to one win over the blues in game three of the Western Conference opening round series Colorado now leads the series three games to none side was asked how important it was for this team to win on a night the top line doesn't score big part class you know having the detail that we have any given night we can have a goal scorer so on the campaign the top one every night I think we did a good job chipping into night little St Louis goal comes short handed Tyler Bozak wins in net toward many ten would take the loss Colorado will look to close out the series Sunday at enterprise centre Mike reads St Louis
2020 Draft Re-Grade: Western Conference
"All right will. Let's start with the minnesota timberwolves at the number one pick in the draft. They drafted anthony edwards one leandra bomar morrow twenty-three made a trade with the lakers that ultimately landed them jade mcdaniels at twenty eight. I give him a b plus on draft night and primarily digging them because they didn't take the top guy in my board. lamelo ball. Tony what did you think about draft on draft night. And what do you think about it. season later or. I don't remember what grades i gave. I know i gave a nor gave him a high grade For for anthony edwards But i'm going even higher. I'm going to give them in a For the address of our anthony which has been I think he's gonna turn out to be better than we thought. I think these He his rate of improvement over. The season has been Very very very noticeable. I think he's improved The one thing that that i want worried about going into the draft was his ability off the dribble. And i don't think he has any issues off the dribble He's he's a dog. I love how he gets after it. you know but one of the reasons why i wanna give minnesota at a is because of the practice jay mcdaniels You know he's he's exactly what i thought he was. Which is a guy who's losing with ability losing talent I was shocked at how good jay mcdaniels was. Defensively shocked
"western conference" Discussed on Debate Amongst Friends With Doc & Prof
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"western conference" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball
"But you know just you know. Make him no life. You is going to be physical like you're going to have to work for it and send them to the fruit aligned with the lebron and not e- not a good free throw shooter so i would say if i was pop. Just throw a lot of different out. Rose young defends he got beatles yellow Coming off that high ankle injury lebron which he reaggravated a little bit yesterday. I it could be interesting seeing what could happen with a younger san antonio team. I do believe that playoff lebron is just kind of a whole different beast altogether. This guy's just been through it so many times too. I feel fallout before even getting into the actual playoff bracket it's self. He's so savvy. I actually don't believe that physicality bothers him. I know he. He asked for a lot of foul calls. But he's just a freak of a person. And i think he knows how to play through that at this point in his career. The only reason. I could see it really being a factor in bothering him is because of his injury. But i i'd really bet on the lakers and in potential scenario like that because like i mentioned earlier their their depth is just too much for i. Think the san antonio spurs to overcome whatever happens. I know we'll all get Be treated to some great games and definitely can't wait to see what's in store once he's playing games or over for great western conference playoff bracket..
Suns rout short-handed Spurs 140-103, keep hope for top seed
"The sun still have a chance to claim the top seed in the Western Conference following their one forty one oh three blowout win over the spurs Devin Booker dropped in twenty seven points for the sons who never trailed and led by as many as forty two McHale bridges had eighteen points in twenty six minutes Chris Paul added sixteen points and ten assists in just twenty five minutes the sons are one game behind the conference leading jazz with one game remaining for both clubs and Phoenix holds the tiebreaker the sons will take the top seed with a win at San Antonio and Utah loss to Sacramento both games on Sunday I'm Dave Ferrie
Rockets Get 122-115 Win With Clippers Resting Stars
"Kelly Olynyk scored twenty points and fellow rebounds shy of a triple double as the rockets a prize a clippers one twenty to one fifteen Olympic at eleven assists and nine rebounds to help Houston hall to a seven game skid clippers coach Tyronn Lue rested Kawhi Leonard Paul George and other key starters Luke Conard had a team high twenty three points J. scrub finished with seventeen points and six rebounds in forty minutes the loss coupled with the nuggets victory leaves the clippers in a tie with Denver for third place in the Western Conference with one game remaining the nuggets on the tiebreaker I'm Dave Ferrie
Nuggets Hold Off Hornets 117–112 To Snap 2-Game Slide
"Nikolay Oakridge delivered thirty points eleven rebounds and six assists as the nuggets got past the Hornets one seventeen one twelve to end a two game skid Michael Porter also finished with thirty points and nailed six three pointers for Denver the nuggets withstood Charlotte's furious late rally led by divine take Graham who hit five three pointers while scoring nineteen of his thirty one points in the fourth quarter the outcome keeps the nuggets one game behind the clippers for the third seed in the Western Conference playoffs the Hornets security spot in the plane turned meant when the bulls loss to the nets I'm Dave Ferrie
Clippers Lead All the Way in 115–96 Win Over Raptors
"The clippers led from start to finish in a one fifteen ninety six road over trouble with Emily arena the raptors were without several starters on this one and that a lot of Kawhi Leonard to take advantage he finished with twenty points my son just came to me pretty much tonight still probably start about nine since August night eighteen you know what it is so did a good job of trying to win Terrence Mann also provided twenty points off the bench in the win trouble's Chris Boucher who missed the last nine games due to injury led the raptors with sixteen points the victory allowed LA to stay a game ahead of Denver for the number three seed in the Western Conference I'm John the thirty
"western conference" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"What did marquesses are say that they saw when they watch the game back houston getting up in everybody forcing the offense to be stale for golden state forcing off the offense to be run from further out from golden state that's an adjustment these little adjustments we've been begging to see in the western conference final or significant we screamed for we begged for mike dan tony to make adjustments after the first game right that's what we want all can't play that much i so ball everybody was i've never i mean i still if i got a nickel for every time i heard the phrase eyeso ball for the course of that week i never have to work again we talked about the adjustments turns out they didn't really need to adjust they just needed to better execute because really change their strategy but there is a coach for golden state that i don't know if we sit there we let him fly under the radar does he deservedly fly under the radar we not question do you not look at steve kerr's don't dramatic things for golden state he's been spectacular has gotten the most out of a bunch of vigo's he's found all sorts of ways to integrate these guys he's managed to run the offense keep everybody happy and people will take less money to playing golden state so i'm not here to say steve kerr is not doing a good job but you have to look at what happened at the end of the last game and to me i'm gonna come back to an implosion by golden state i mean if there was a parlay in vegas that you can play that says okay golden state's going to miss six wide open shots at the end trevor rees is going to make the big game winner my god what would that thing pay out.
"western conference" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
"S juliet cried twice which i think is hilarious cried his perform pure joy of doing a podcast which akobe who she sees all the time anyway but if you want to hear that can find an apple and wherever else gate podcast coming up another old grand land friend mamand zach lowe but first broke jim mm all right on tuesday i did zach lowe's podcast the low post and we talked about eastern conference allstars as well as the clippers rockets fight in a couple of other things like who's the mvp leader things like that now he is on my podcast and we are doing the western conference but first zack the fallout from yesterday's podcast who is the angriest milwaukee bucks fans continue to lead the league in anger was just lots of anger where was khris middleton who was on my list was out he is on my recital 10 on what he's he's up at compare khris middleton numbers the paul george's numbers i'm just saying just just do it as a thought exercised it but they are they are they i don't know what happened in milwaukee like eighteen months ago day crossed alive from like we're just so happy to have yana senator tillis this is amazing to we hit everyone we hid everything our whole if we hate you we hit our team we hit our coach we hit everyone but it's just a lot of anger i follow ben thompson from strategic hurry he has to accounts one is which called.
"western conference" Discussed on Full Court Press
"Lee elks landed tyson taylor a think or the only guys available at that position apart from a really young guys chris and bender the quick would fear it what it was that does what williams a doubly but a guard position they lost britain the night for the season divide result for about half the year uh so they're they're discount offence i would get outguessed james those spin most of the season with the and oh that they're looking to add um so it occurs inc things of from the songs occurred things for the lakers brings to mind kooks could it be the fifteenth best team at that western conference and it seemed like no one's just cashing all their chips eight aiming for that bottom the is there ththey a cvs were blood that made the in the standings with dallas dallas you know i think that uh they they they did they are they started the work as choppy sometimes you right called al daleh things very comfortable with at outside dallas uh yet dallas so i think they only have one win atlanta got their second win today so um it dow dallas looks like they're uh they're getting comfortable at the bottom of the western conference i'll just say it that way she looked pretty strategic guy i came back with a whether i wanted to make it a copy from the key cuban statement a statement i'll just be short and say that i think juban was trying to put a message out there that code defended the quote owners in the league at his place in the league but i think that he uh got off track since he's if you are more interested in the hearing were if on social media you wednesday sapa greg yeah i'll i'll say this yeah i agree because when when what he said turn into a soundbite was very very negative if he read his whole quote which pretty long but you'll see is he was being defensive in saying you know i assume it be a owner work very very hard to help and support every player in my organization as much as possible in that goes far beyond basketball into the personal lives with his financial guidance or whatever it is so what he was saying is is i'm not an owner who who really sort of um only takes advantage.