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"western conference fund" Discussed on First Take
"A little something to chew on. Okay now. let's look at the jazz. They took a two one series. Lead into la. Tonight is coined. The clippers tried to even the series after blowing out the jazz in game three. So freddie you got in this one. I got the clippers winning game four because i thought this series but go to six or seven so i'm not going to back away from that and i thought the one thing that clippers did was not so much playing with energy but they played with intelligence because how many times ladies seen this team just going up and down to florida just putting the ball wildlands hands and hoping for the best they were so efficient offensively with able to move the ball find the open man. They attack the rim. They didn't care. The bear was at the rim waiting for. And they say okay. We're gonna be there to what are you going to do about it. They were able to reduce him. Just a little bit and were able to. God donovan mitchell just a little bit better and i think this is where the absence mike conley is going to be. Felt because donovan do everything you have to bring the ball up facilitate. Joe ingles can do with a tax but they went down in the midst of the do it when my college the game equally donovan mitchell the ball have been more. They can't do that until my comedy comes back on the other software the clippers so many other guys they will step up make plays inside and outside and when they're raining threes. then everything looks a lot better. you can get to the front of the rim. I think they're going to do that. Again they slow down amid to the spider enough and they win game four and make this a two series tall task a formula. Now listen the clippers. Were on fire. I think reggie jackson. Paul george and nicholas combined for fifteen of twenty one. I believe from three. I don't buy that. They continue to shoot the ball that toward from behind the arc. I actually think that the jazz bounce back in this game. Because when i look at this unit we've talked all year long ready about how efficient they have been on both sides of the ball that defensive efficiency way that they moved the ball to the way that they're able to shoot the ball. When you look at it they didn't shoot the ball. I mean it was forty three percent which is not terrible in and but they did not match the way that the clippers were able to shoot so. I think we see the jazz a little bit on the defensive side. We see the jazz team to shoot. Shoot the ball well and to me what we're throughout. This playoffs is the teams that have honored the game. Quite honest you gotta be true to the game right With continuity have been together the the bulk of the didn't try to skirt. You know matchups or anything in the playoffs. That to me is coming to fruition. When you look at both the jazz phoenix what they were able to do for. The bulk of the regular season has come to fruition in the playoffs. And so i actually think the jazz bounced back in this one. I still agree with you that this is a long series but i think the jazz get this one. They just want to la then this series over and five. Because i don't trust the clippers. They're gonna win game five in utah neither do. I don't think they had that kind of mental makeup to overcome a three one deficit. They have the mental makeup with give giveaway three one leads but not the big three deficits. So they lose tonight the clippers. They're not winning game five. This is going to be over. And think about this. Market and charlie if the utah jazz. Don't win tonight now. It's a long series. Guess is is going to be helped by this. The phoenix suns this back. Hanauer and roger. Hawaii big out. My ties playing canasta with people right now. If you're the utah jazz this is room. You got to go after the clippers. Because the long this su- go the goals. Excuse me the better. It's going to be in the western conference funds for the phoenix suns who already ready to getting relaxed mode and get their minds and bodies right for whoever comes out of this series you add. These are facts. Sons are killing l. abroad. he's also chilin and a different way. He's he's on the court but this time he's courtside supporting his son brawny. This is unlike any high school game you've ever seen before star studded affair. Lebron brought along as friends. Drake jared dudley. No big deal okay. This high game nope no problem monica. What's one word to describe this scene. The in my vernacular would be described as high fifty heighten the eight-time drake give them up isn't that he's not a real fan of toronto. But anytime drake gets involved are elevated like we get the bride has plays basketball blah blah blah. But this becomes all you've seen drake's like drake was there. This is super hype. Vc for me And you know what are we. It's june acted this twitter's great because if we had not had twitter we wouldn't have seen any of this number one. My word is usual because this is what drake does. Monica to your point. I'm not gonna use beastie patent act because that's gonna make you a lot of money but this is user with drake whenever he's around. He's going to let people know that he's around. I'm not hating on him at all. I'm not going to hate any dramatic grown woman making their brand better and better but was anybody really surprised that drink soda and just gonna sit back front row and not say anything not do anything. Come on. I was tonight but not last night. We knew that was going to happen. So this is the usual when it comes to the beastie man this is this is nothing like my high school experience. I will just say that much. I envy the kids in that jim. All right guys. it's been a fun show. Thanks hanging with those molly and the guys back tomorrow. See everybody this. L z. granderson here. 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Is it possible for the Rockets to beat the Warriors?
"Want to buy. Aids. Is it possible? The rockets could get it together by the Western Conference fund where they're better than they were last year. Is that possible? I don't think so it's not possible. I don't think so I think that's poss- adult at the sixty five wins as good as they looked last year. I don't think it's possible for most teams to be better than they look lashes out. But what I mean is actually better like the the warriors one seventy three games. Yeah. And then they got better because they added the rent their regular season record wasn't as good. But in the moment of truth, they were clearly the best team. And of course, they should be big favorites. Again, the way they've been looking recently. And the talent we know they have my point is if you believe it's possible for the rockets to actually in the moment of truth now that they have the experience of last year be better than they were last year. They only need to be that much better by the snow. You don't think the lawyers? Got you go, Molly, I'm trying to make. It's just interesting doing down that ladder. They had no man that tell C P three got hurt. I just. Very very very clear. My reservations for Oakland have already been made. There is no there's no issue. Here is your I will be in Oakland at oracle ju- where where are you going to be on the east coast with us? I'm hoping I'm hoping today Milwaukee. But only for you know, I may wanna socialite that's all your team because a lot of drama goes another day in more support coming out for Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown. This time for fellow wideout juju Smith Schuster crazy stuff about AB. You gotta fill in a law firm. If you come back, you guys welcome. And they man he may he's guy. Yeah. Well, I wonder what his teammates feel about this tweet from AB who usually says businesses Bowman and right now, Stephen he's open for business. It'd be over for whatever you want still is Abbas right to say other so exc- he could be open to whatever he wants. I don't give a damn about Antonio Brown's feelings right now I wanted to stay with this. These that great. And really, by the way, I'm not telling you anything. I haven't told him. Yeah. If a damn by his feelings, I want him on a steel course. I don't want to Steelers to trade this, man. He's great. He's too. Great figuring it out. I'll give it there. You gotta give them a massage pedicure. You gotta take them. You gotta have sports therapy sessions with you gotta go play with his cage got treated to dinner for the next day. What you gotta do. Now. I will say this. I want him to apologize to Mike Tomlin to for pudding that coach in that position. But particularly considering the paucity of African American coaches, so only two and NFL it'd be three by the time. New England wins the Super Bowl, I guess unless they lose the bottom line is is that I don't like the position. He put my Tomlin. And that's about it outside of that. He doesn't want get Tomlin put him. That's fair. That's fair. Let's get over it and figure that I or Rooney is saying I don't see how you can be on the team next year. Yeah. And all the press all the chirping out of the Steelers negative towards the future with Antonio round. Like, we don't we don't see it, basically. Now, all of the sudden juju Smith Schuster, though, watching his body language and his and hey, Derek Carr. Yeah. I'm I'm inferring. What I see? That's true. I didn't seem to me like it was in juju Smith, Schuster heart. But you can't know another Mantar all you can do is inferred from what you see. Didn't I don't know? If he if those words that are coming out of his mouth reflect the way, he's feeling, but I'll let me read between the lines a little bit. It seems to me Stephen A that at the point that they were saying all that stuff. They were probably thinking we are going to try to trade him. And probably I imagine started to kick the tires on some trade ideas like one could they get back for him. And I think what I read this. As is. Maybe what's happening here is they're not liking what they're hearing in terms of the return on moving Antonio Brown. And that they're better off with him. That's my sense. If they don't if that is true, then the Steelers would have everything to do with that. Because how do you want to trade such as surreal asset and command top dollar a top cash eighth for him? When in fact, you've served a role in excoriating, correct? So what you do don't they say this is what happened with Kyrie? Right. When the whole world. Knows he's outta there. Or you're gonna get the best offer. The worst offer at the worst offer you have to make people believe that he's going to stay whether that's because you don't get the offer you want. It's going to snake or to make people believe it. So they come with a better offer before we move onto LeBron. I just have to say this quick. I don't think I ever gave you props on this. When lady on bell was sitting going to sit out. And I was like there's no way he sits out. You're like, no he's probably going to sit out and he sat out the entire season. I think you're the only person that actually believed that he would do that. When we think he could do if you wanted the gold at the end of the grandma never would his type talent on that team. But happened LeBron James on this is fifteen straight game with the Lakers take on the Timberwolves tonight. But he hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the sons, according to coach Luke Walton when he was injured on Christmas day the Lakers weren't fourth place in the west since they injury, Los Angeles five and nine they've dropped to ninth plates in the west, Stephen A. How bad is what bronze injury for the Lakers of worry. I was told not to be worry if LeBron James Levy reading. Needed to he could go out the plate, and he would be ready, but I find this to be the most significant injury of his career I'm incredibly concerned because I want the Lakers to get a big time free agent. I want them to make some noise in the summertime, and I think that obviously when you took thirty four years of age, they are going to be people who are going to question your ability, even the great LeBron James almost never hurt. So the fact that he's outright. Now, you have to wonder whether or not a potential free agent is going to look at that. And question how much time does he have left at this level? That's when I'm not saying there's any legitimacy to that. I'm simply saying that that's a reasonable cause for concern. And so the bright lights LA Tinseltown palm tree. So the California weather notwithstanding. You'd never know what some marquee free agent is going to look at when it comes to Magic Johnson. Lincoln picking up the phone to call them and say come on L A what I man the Bron. When in fact, they're wondering about LeBron. More. I look at this more. I think Jerry's going to be a Laker. Yeah. Because I started to run down the scenarios if it's not a Y, and it doesn't look like it'll be why I wouldn't put anything past magic he landed. Lebron after all if it's not going to be K D or someone like that if Kemba Walker in fact wants to stay where he is. And they work that out if Mike Conley is not the answer in a trade. And if the Celtics don't wanna give Kyrie a supermax like why would we want to stay in Boston, not only that they're extremely talented coach the whole thing, but he'd get a supermax deal. Then I think kyri and LeBron could come around in their own minds to seeing a reconciliation as hey, what if Kobe and shack worked it out what if they parted ways? But then they said, you know, what we messed this up. Let's work this out and that eventually the Lakers would be Kyrie's team that's got to be very appealing. We know kyri has relationship with Kobe. And could you imagine if the Lakers didn't have to give up any assets at this trade deadline, if they kept Ingram and Kuzina and. An and heart and all these guys and simply added KYW read or run Bill that happens where are they in the west for ten Kyrie's there right now with LeBron and LeBron's healthy. And assuming Ingraham continues to improve and mom gets a little better share, maybe one more acquisition the right acquisition. Lakers can win the chip next year. If kyri is there, you do not need Lonzo ball. They're correct. And that means you might get something for Lonzo. Then you might not need Brandon Ingram either. Say that happening playing with LeBron listen, I'm told that is far fetched kyri is happy and Boston. He has no intentions of leaving. But Kenny had ever go around not shutting. I don't have to pretend I'm not sharing anything anything's together. Anything is they get back together for now. Sure about that. Thanks. Mitch listening to the podcast gets. I take weekdays ten AM eastern ESPN.