The Nets win the Nets win game of the year.
Ah, keep the fierce it with Matt Brooks.
Don't forget the MBA to two Nets fans that cover the net.
That's through good times, but mostly the bad times.
So now that we have some good times to speak about, we're talking about that right now.
And today the Nets beat the bus like not the O.
I'm talking about Johannes with number one seed in the East Books Nets beat the books 1 19 toe, 1 16 I thought this game was going 1 19 100 because the score was gonna be in favor of the Bucks when I saw that spread.
That's spread was for the Bucks to win by 18.
I think very someone earlier was like it spreads looking good.
I'm like a relax man.
They could beat us 1 19 to 100 cover the spread, but they did not.
It was a great game from start to finish when we came out TOC first off when you saw the lineup right when you saw the the starting five Not much.
There like you're not a Lance Thomas guy, I Because I'm a duke guy.
A group in what? He was making shots today.
I was like, Wow, we are in for its street.
Yeah, he threw a couple bricks, and then they started flowing or falling for him.
And I'm like, Wait, Yeah, something is happening here.
Something different is happening here, but yeah, when you're rolling out there without parents Liberte when you're rolling out there without Jared Allen and you're rolling out there without Joe Harris, who were your top three leading scores the game before the cupboard is bare like, I literally I had no idea who was going to do the scoring.
I think I tweeted that pooch.
I was like, TLC is gonna go for 30 and he was close.
I think you had 26 but then what were you thinking? Just coming out of the gates like who's going to score the points? I didn't I didn't think this was I thought I was gonna be done watching this that after the first half.
Oh, cigarette only.
I'm gonna have a chill. Afternoon.
Take my dog on a walk like I was ready to have a nice little relaxed day.
No, this is like the game of the year for the next 40 game 1 40 20 afternoon, I think.
Look at what this picture is.
This is dressed in Anderson.
Justin Anderson, who is like 20 teams, is dunking on the M v P and defensive player of the year.
That's all you need to know.
That's all you need to know what is going on.
I can't resist it.
Baptize you honest in front of the entire MBA in front of the entire MBA world.
I saw that happen, and I wasn't sure it was him.
I'm like, I didn't think it was honest.
I was like, Oh, ****, he got like, I in my head, It just wouldn't compute.
I was like, Man, he really got D J Wilson there, like I just couldn't believe you that he would dunk on the honest and that was it.
Like I was like, All right, this game is truly, truly something else.
Your temple, like, carried them home.
Garrett Temple, who is like Aaron better leadership down, has made those shots the entire year.
I like him for defense of purposes, but like the like.
Shots off a couple of troubles.
Uh, yeah, he was He was doped.
Koza just threw up 10 and 10 plus 17 on the game.
I actually really hope he stays, but, you know, like, literally there wasn't Moussa played well, that's that was also where I was like I was like, Yo, is Moussa.
I am a Moussa hater and people on talking nets to know that I'm a moose aviator people and that's Twitter know that I got no love for Moussa when, Ah, when the Corona virus stuff came out and they said there was a snitch on the team.
I like it was Moussa a day, though I like how he played.
He was playing on selfish.
Yeah, you plays that I tweeted about.
I was like Moussa again, you know, trying to go to the whole, you know, making the past.
And that past led to back to back threes.
I think she owes it one.
And before that was Jeremiah Martin to report he's dope.
He's No, not like that.
There's something about that guy I'm like this do it makes you hate your life like as a great art.
I mean, yes, I know it's Frank Jackson.
So maybe I shouldn't get too crazy that another Dukie Frank Jackson All right, my bad. I love Frank Jackson.
I'm just kidding, but still like, you know, like he was in there.
He was, like, just a pest and, you know, end of the game.
He forced the turnover like he's dope.
That guard rotation is really great and, like it's funny.
Tyler Johnson came out the gates.
I was like, Boy, this guy is by far the best guard Now it's like this nice little even mix.
I really like Chris shows off the bench.
I just think he gives, like such a spark, and it keeps everybody involved like he just plays that like, old school point guard role that you don't get much.
He's fast and he's dicing up guys.
He's cutting through the lane.
He's got reversed for day.
Is he still living with play with the left like the nice man like you, said Tyler Johnson, Chris Chico's a Jeremiah Martin junkie understudy.
TLC in there because he's not a game that we've seen him lead us in scoring where he wasn't afraid to shoot the three.
It wasn't afraid, toe, you know, make plays.
And, like, I don't know what's gotten into him.
This bubble has transformed some of these guys on this Nets team.
I don't know what Jacque Vaughn is telling them at night.
You know, the Rockets and the Nets are staying in the same hotel.
And they said that these guys hung out at the pool this past week and they shared strategy on how to stop Johannes.
Can you imagine the N B A teams meaning no meat.
It's at the pool two o'clock.
We're gonna We're gonna get ready for your honest this week the Rockets beat, um, two nights ago and then the Nets beat him the night and it's like they shared insight.
And I'm just like visualizing this pool in Orlando where, like Harden and Westbrook and these guys are chilling and I give you got the thing about your honest.
You let him shoot that every once in LA right up in there, like the rest of those guys.
Don't worry about the rest of those guys.
Here's how you stop.
Be honest and the Nets listening the backup.
These are Nets players that literally, Nolan knows.
Besides people like us that have been following covering the Nets, you look out there, you see Dante Hall.
You look out there and you see TLC who has a name that no one can pronounce.
And no one actually says across the board, whether you're watching the NB MBA TV coverage or the Yes network coverage, everyone just called him TLC.
Lo Wataru Caballero you are.
Then we'll hear what has gotten into everything like 20 close to 20 and in the bubble.
It makes no sense.
I just I got makes sense it.
None of this makes sense anymore.
I will say like they're pretty bad Matchup, like this type of a team is clearly a bad matchup for the books like that.
The guys that, like it seems like that small ball way of playing where you're like we're because you're smaller.
You can sort of you can like double a lot easier and you can move around a little bit far film out there for the new to use.
I would be a little worried involves the bucks.
I'd be like a All right.
So this is now a game for euro.
Do I? I and I can't believe I'm saying this after a stupid bubble game, but I'm looking at the Bucks like, yeah, I got to come with it now because this is now two games in a row where these two teams conspired together to beat you, and they both beat you.
I I don't care that you, honest, sat the second half and I don't care that Middleton sat the second half and Brook Lopez didn't play.
Look who we were playing with, guys that weren't even on this team two months ago.
So, yeah, when you look at this like, none of it's supposed to make sense do There's team struggling in the bubble like the Mavericks are struggling? I wasn't expecting Ah, Luke and poor Zynga's to be having as hard a time is there? Have it.
But I was like, Yeah, the Clippers, losing to the son who turns have a couple of wins out here like a lot of nice.
I don't want any excuses.
It we we we spent the last few months on SportsCastr talking about? You know what? Teams were gonna be ready and out? Yes, and who was in shape and which one of these guys was gonna be extra motivated And what the pandemic and the shutdown in the quarantine did to some of these guys? It changed the landscape of the MBA.
We're all going into these games and even Vegas.
They're setting the odds.
And they're setting the odds based off of what we saw from October Teoh early March when it got shut down.
Yes, the whole new game hashtag a whole new game.
Anybody can win on any given night.
And it's crazy because the playoffs don't start for another like week or two.
Yes, but what it feels like playoff energy.
It feels like Goto and it starts it like one PM every day and goes till midnight.
I haven't done anything like anything but watch basketball.
And it's so nice.
Like it would be nice if I actually created a little more cut down doing screams and bobcats haven't road thing.
Why would I did basketball? It's hard, dude.
I mean, obviously having to But like I'm watching the Yankees and I'm watching LeBron like I'm watching Boat and there's a full slate of games and it's crazy.
They're all good.
I'm betting these games and I'm watching these games and they start around 12 o'clock and they go until 12.
My fiancee would be like, You come in a bed.
I'm like Not until the like, like that's just standard Now that's just part of my everyday Now it's so don't man look like the thing That's good is like, I saw the schedule come out and I was like, Yeah, like, all right, there's gonna be basketball on at all times But I worked under the assumption that it wasn't gonna be great, like I was just like and like, I don't know if I want to watch some of these games, like maybe that team will take a while.
Nope, they're all just coming out the gates.
Everybody is weirdly in decently good shape, and they're all playing each other so hard.
It's playoff basketball from for 12 hours, and I'm like, I don't even know what to do with all of this.
The and this was a great example.
He's got going out that you got a guy like Dante Hall.
He steps on the court and he decides I want most and keep my right now And you know what I'm gonna do? We gonna find the biggest, baddest dude on the playground.
I'm a punching in the mouth, and then you all are going to give me my respect.
He he challenged the honest and gave you honest A little show John has got up.
Like if you watched him, he's telling, telling Run.
You better get him.
You better get him is like, Yeah, How dare you and Dante hose? Ah, he's not even MBA player.
I don't know who he was still two weeks ago and, like a little something got into these guys in the like.
That's what I'm given Jacque Vaughn a lot of credit.
Yeah, because he must have just been like, Yo, they don't take you seriously, like, come out there and punch him in the mouth And I got work.
He's making a case for himself, Like my goodness, it comes from scheming and motivation.
It comes from the top down.
So he's looking at film, and he said, I watched the post game and you know they started running at three to zone defense.
They started changing because, honestly, when we the first scrimmage we had the pelicans blew us out by 31.
And then the way that, like the Magic game went, we had nothing for the magic.
Like I'm like Something's got to change.
We can't play defense.
There's no way like Paris and Jared Allen and these guys can keep up with these other teams with superstars.
If we're not playing defense, something changed.
And I have to give that credit to job on his leadership, his scheme, his motivation because they look like a complete different team out there today.
And Jamal Crawford stepped out there for the first time.
Obviously, we lost him.
That sucks to see him come in.
I mean, I hate to say it, but it was It was a hamstring injury.
They were holding him back for conditioning.
Hopefully was just like a cramp and not like a pull hope.
It was just a strain, and his 40 year old hammy got him like, Wait, we're not ready just yet.
But he came in immediately and started making plays.
Assist, got a couple of buckets started lighting it up where it's like, Yo, that injected something into this team.
And then, like I said about Dante Hall challenging, um, challenging Johannes and then Justin Anderson Dunkin on Yannis is head top.
I was like, These guys are possessed.
I I thought, like Crawford kind of set the pace like, honestly, like you just coming out there and playing like it's just, you know, all these guys grew up watching him So seeing him come out there and, like, do cool Jim Crawford things where he's like dishes, a guy.
It just I just think it lit a fire under them and they really didn't stop doing that.
And honestly, like I was watching movies and make plays, I'm like This man's been hanging out with Jamal Crawford.
Like like you've got a show out for Jamal Crawford right now.
Jamal Crawford stuff put it in his bag.
Like Jim, like Zana Moussa, who has been at some points, one of the worst MBA players I've watched in certain points of the year.
Like I'm sorry I need to do the guy like this, but like on their territory here, where I was like, I can't believe that this this guy is on a team right now with, you know, and I use it.
I I like the idea of him.
I think he could be good.
But the fact that he was on the same roster that Kyrie Irving was on, I was like, This is so rough and I'll give him credit.
He wasn't bad today.
I don't know what kind of you.
You know them today, and I I don't know it on.
I'm like this. Do the bum.
He too much When he gets into the game, he's too confident today, instead of trying to score every bucket, he's pushing it down the court.
He's taking a look for help.
He's getting the ball out there swinging and we're getting the right job.
So it shows a shout out to Moussa and him working with Crawford and whatever has changed. Good.
That's what we needed from this guy.
Who else do we need to give love out here? It's just it's crazy that we just did this without Jared Allen on the floor.
I know we just did this.
We play the honest and the books and do this without Joe Harris on the floor without Caris Levert on before I was like, where the points going to come from? We put up 1 19 with these guys were like the three point record.
Yeah, I know, I know.
Is it like they just put the threes on him early and like, they just I don't know, Rockets playbook? They took a weird.
The weird thing is that, like, the bucks came back a couple of times and the nets fought it off, which made no sense to me, because in that situation, you see, like the team is just like Okay, well, we lost him thes the bucks.
The number one team in the East.
They're gonna come back and beat us.
No, they fought so late in the game like TLC was playing so hard right before he found out like she owes, was playing so hard.
Got a lot of fouls.
All these guys were playing tough.
I was like, I like these nets like they're not backing down.
Like I'm telling you when that spread came out this morning, I do a podcast called Talking Sports with two other guys that are, you know, just all sports fans on.
And I saw that 17.5.
18 point spread.
I'm like, That's disrespectful.
Yeah, it's respectful.
And then it continued.
On the court, I saw Marvin Williams, um, which he owes a gardening.
You, like, pushed off.
And then he did like this.
Brought his arm up over, chose his head.
I like a little boy.
Tried a little boy.
And I'm like, yo their disrespect in these dudes and and the Nets aren't having it like the next.
We're not having it the whole game.
I was very proud.
Yeah, they were the thistles.
Just the tail of expectations, huh? Like the Nets have no expectations.
The bucks have come out pretty flat so far.
They have not used even that Celtics game.
They kind it they had, like, the worst possible ever Jayson Tatum game.
And, ah, they barely pulled it out.
So I don't know, man.
I mean, you're not going to get another one.
Tatum, we got we got a piece.
Tatum in the Celtics next day tomorrow.
Blamed his haircut, went and cut his hair off, and he came out on fire like they're not going to get another bad game Out of out of Jayson Tatum.
Who else in this game you Robin Lopez.
What a clown show.
Robin Lopez fouls turnovers about You'll see, I was like, What the hell is going on out here like, bro you another week? How long And you're not gonna back down TLC? I'm sorry.
Like I like toc, but we like that.
Like, literally dealing here.
25 year old friend Frenchman trying to find his way in the lead role in local 10 plus years.
I don't know what I was watching.
I was really just like they tried to get hot Delaware, Jordan, Dante, de Vincenzo, Like he has some place California has, um, plays, um but they just couldn't get it really going And like So when they said I knew that the plan was t City honest and sit Chris Middleton in the second half.
But I don't think anyone in the world plan for them to be sitting and not have the leave.
We kept the lead from from 34 32.
We had the lead all the way until they tied it at 104 That's ridiculous.
I don't know why.
They don't want to get, like anybody to get injured.
And I think it must have liked the Jonathan Isaac thing.
Must have, like, ****ked certain teams.
But, like, do you really want to be the books that coming in one into and like I don't know? The optics are right? I wouldn't love that like I would not want to be like, I mean, maybe they just need to hit rock bottom.
So, like, figure it out, but, like, you're really just gonna lose to the Nets, starring TLC and person Anderson.
Like I would look at the graphic that where this graphic is going around everywhere on the Internet because you guys let that happen.
If you guys have.
Really, If you guys had won that game, I mean, maybe that would have gone around, but it would have at least been like Well, they took the L.
But no, you said the biggest l of the afternoon.
A headline of the article says Justin Anderson detonates dunk all over bucks.
Starry honest on Techem Campo.
Nobody knows who Justin Anderson is.
That's why you're click initially, who is Justin Anderson.
I still don't know Anderson.
Yeah, you know, I don't even know what else to say.
Say about this game.
I'm looking at the notes that I had again.
Moussa Geo Za uh, even like like we said Lance Thomas hitting shots like what was going on road.
He got to give roadie some love.
Having spoke on Brody, Brody Brody He thought he today he's but he's so far what he's done in the bubble has been better and the adding, He's getting closer to what he was last year versus what we saw from him in spurts during the regular season.
This year we didn't need him today, honestly, but still gotta give Give Rodis from love.
He did hit ah, three or maybe two on.
And he had some other plays, like he helped.
But we were writing threes, bro.
I don't know what was.
I didn't even know we could shoot that.
Well, we were theories.
They were near the bottom in the dream here, and they just like and they shot, like, what, 36%? They just took so **** many of like that.
Gregory the playbook, the rockets, the rockets would like, just shoot him, guard you from like and rebound.
You have your honest isn't on the court like there were getting boards.
Robin Lopez by himself.
Brook Lopez didn't play.
Um, way was a strong man.
Like, looking forward now, right? A lot of the talk.
Postgame was about hate like this might be the first round match up, and it very well could be.
And this is now set a different stage for that one versus eight game.
Yeah, the longest we've been talking about.
Okay, whoever is the A C.
Whether it's the magic, whether it's the Nets, they're just gonna get obliterated by Johannes and co Now, that's not exactly like I don't know.
I could see them and obliterated even Morris. This embarrassing.
I didn't see that.
You know, like people.
And like like, the honest is the type to take it really personal.
Christiane, All these guys, they just gave boot.
And how Budenholzer, Coach of the year.
He was visibly ****ed during the game.
He was He was upset during the game.
So these guys are They're gonna go.
They're gonna go take this l and they're gonna figure it out.
Um, but now I'm like our ****.
Maybe we want to figure out how to get the seven seed like it's a possibility.
Because I we just did a podcast after the Nets won.
And I'm like, this might be the Onley.
When we get the rest of now, I'm like, we should I don't know, we should compete tomorrow with Celtics, but then we should beat the Kings Friday, the Kings or a beautiful team for us.
Like now I'm thinking differently, because now the scheme is different.
The defensive rotations and like, these guys just look different out there.
And this is a confident builder, right? This.
Now you know, you got guys like TLC Moussa, Like these guys are now thinking like, Oh, it's our team.
Were the stars is no e was talking about Kyrie.
They're talking about us.
Spencer's He's not here.
DeAndre Jordan! Taurean! Prince! These guys aren't here. Nick Klaxon.
This is our show.
This is our time.
Let's get the most out of it.
I think these guys are really gonna try.
I'm very excited.
Like someone someone said, Oh, it sucks for you.
You gotta watch the nets in the bubble, I'm like and that doesn't suck for me like I'm a Nets fan And these guys are auditioning for next year, and whatever they do is gonna be fun for me.
And what they did today was a blast.
I mean, I don't know that was the most exciting game of the year.
I I like I'm get Boston, like, up there, but, uh, but this I just think of the expectations that I saw the spread was, um I think since 1995 a team hasn't come up with when they would not make it.
If you bet on the nets to toe win and cover that spread Ah, $100 bet paid out 1500 today.
I thought about it.
I thought about it this morning.
And but I'm like, you can't I can't put $100 on that like I like.
It's only 100 books, but like, it just seems dunk, right? Hot level was gonna other three leading scorers like it just times foolish.
Um, I don't know.
We'll see if it happens again, but, uh, yeah, uh, I don't want this team to continue to play.
I feel bad because I've enjoyed watching Caress and and Joe Harris.
It was awesome and and against Washington.
But whatever this group us was dope like it was just dealt with a bunch of And what's so funny about them is they all kind of know what their role is. Like.
Justin Anderson was like, Hey, like, I'm gonna take threes and Jeremiah Martin's gonna be And Chris Geos is gonna move the ball.
I guess it's just gonna be like the best three Andy player in the league held coming on looking like a star.
26 points today.
He had 24 against the Spurs.
I don't even know him.
He looked like he looked like if you'd said that Chris Middleton was the guy that put up, you know, that him and Chris Middleton switched bodies and TLC was a 40 90 with like 20 points.
I would have believed because Chris Middleton took a couple threes, didn't do too much, you'll see was shooting from all over the floor.
He's got like, a little midrange game.
I'm like, I don't know what Jock Bone is doing doing miracles out here this guy.
I really think he's going to get the job.
I don't know why.
If we don't have is in Mark Jackson.
If we don't have a year, I can't even like he hired.
I Lou over over what Jacque Vaughn is doing with TLC and looks up.
Yeah, come on, come on.
It's docu Brooks.
This guy's in the most out of dozen.
Moussa and Timothy Lo, Wu Caballero and Justin Anderson.
Morning, Lance Thomas.
I think this motley crew of players that we assembled for the bubble everyone laughed at it.
Could you imagine if Michael Beasley was a part of it? Be chucking TV, Love it.
He wouldn't miss it.
He wouldn't miss an opportunity to take a shot like, Oh, hello.
I love it that, like waiters and Jr getting their chance of the Lakers.
But you know, BZ will be trying to do its thing with us.
You'd be trying to chuck everything and honestly, I'd rather seem when Lance Thomas, like, put on I wish we could get Michael Beasley on this team.
This team will be hilarious, man.
Maybe, obviously he can get hot to Michael Beasley.
Like I could see him just being like, Yeah, Michael Beasley just put up 20 in the in the second quarter against the Bucks in game one.
Like, I don't know.
I kind of like the movement.
I had all these expectations for what I thought the Nets should and and will be.
But I'm like, Dude, I don't know.
I guess the mean team is the way to go.
Because your union team like, No, I I'm calling these guys than no name net.
No one knows their names.
And if they they have these, like, black lives matter, education reform on their back.
People are watching this game like, you know that now that they put the names on the bottom of the But in the beginning, you know, you from game you organize on the court.
Who was on the floor? There are these guys.
They probably saw the Nets.
They're like, yeah, like even our play by play.
Guys don't even know who is like you probably gotta put some Grady and crews dug and I Neagle.
They say they need a little bit of help.
Like like a little bit more like we don't know that Jeremiah Martin wears Ah, don't even know what number he wears.
Euro, I think Justin Anderson, my words.
You're like, I'm still these guys just from their body types, like Okay, that guy's on the court, but yeah, man, It's a classic story of ah, David versus Goliath.
It's the classic story of the underdog knocking out the champs.
And, um, it's like, you know, the JV team beaten the state champs.
No one start coming.
I'm blessed to see it.
We're blessed to see it.
I think it's a product of 2020.
This weird world that we live in now anything is possible.
Uh, hopefully we get some more of that.
Um, yeah, The bubble has been great so far and I'm I'm really loving it.
Maybe they do this again next year.
Who knows? I mean, a man he was going, and this might be the norm season in December in another bubble like a way or the pool, the pool, the pool hangouts where they're just plot, not how to beat each other.
When we get off, where is that reality show? Right? N b a should right now be one like behind the scenes.
They probably put in the film somewhere like Like the last dance, like all that footage got bored.
But there's gotta be some cameras in somebody filming when, like Hard and it's chilling with Christiane's Like you, bro, don't even worry about.
I know exactly what to do for ya know, Where would I said about? He's not spilled like I know you small and can just run down the court and dunk like honest? Here's the formula.
They got to do that.
Yes, Network has to do something and do something for these fans getting tattoos of these players.
That's throught the back.
You know, Nets fans there.
So doom and gloom all the time.
They're like, If the Nets, when I'm getting a tattoo, If the Nets when I'm Venmo everybody five books, it's like stop put please things over there.
And then you know, players like Jared out and Chris chose to call you on it, and bleacher report picks it up.
The Nets retweeted.
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I'm I wake up and go to sleep like, Yo, I didn't do this or we need it.
Um, stressed about the zahn on Moussa nets like what the hell? I'm sorry.
I have to keep bringing this up.
I can't believe this.
That thio Katie and Kyrie or somewhere like yo, none of these guys drinking red wine just like do what? These guys playing so hard like thes guys air.
These guys are really going hard, huh? All right.
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