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Only here on SportsCastr you died for today will be stayed dainty little in the Portland Trailblazers stimulus averaging 38 points per game of the bubble.
Warning him the player in the bubble and the Memphis Grizzlies, who start off the A f C.
But they day struggled mightily in the bubble.
It woke him inside to our at home studios.
I'm Sean Davis alongside my partner in crime.
Uh, we have not committed the crime, so I just want to clarify that.
But hard parter and crime warned that sank a Warner. Welcome back.
And I'm ready for some playing basketball.
This is this is decided in Portland.
Takes this one, and they're going off toe face the Lakers and probably beat them in the first round.
But if you make this winds, we will have another Didn't tomorrow, um, forcing elimination, preach team.
So I like the set of their like how many is the 90 Doesn't win two games.
Only asked 11 but, um, yeah, we'll see who's your picture.
There's toe to make the playoffs.
Portland will win tonight.
I don't know. I think poor little still win.
But I wouldn't be surprised.
Memphis with tonight in Portland is tomorrow.
Um, but Memphis is now.
They're not beating Portland two times in a row.
That's that's not happening.
Let's be real here.
Um, but again, let's talk about the Memphis Grizzlies here. Warner.
No judge, No jury in Jackson, Jr.
You said on the record multiple times and you think they're going to make the play in game? What surprised you about this Memphis team? They need the playing game.
Um, I'm surprised they beat the Bucks at all.
John, it's got suspended, of course.
And, um helped him.
But, um, I was surprised they even made the bubble air is on the bottle with the playing game, and just it shows their fortitude that the team that they're not willing to they're not gonna give up.
I quit, which is what you said.
I didn't say that. I quit.
I just said they weren't gonna be good enough.
Um, so you know, it just shows, um, the tenacity of the players really to keep competing, despite no well short and then long odds are these suits Teams faced off in the very birth bubble game in our plant.
Steding came in the bubble.
The Portland Trail Blazers, with a couple of clutch shots by the future Hall of Famer Carmelo Anthony of the Blazers, went won this game 1 41 35 in overtime.
But the biggest difference between that game tonight, if there be no Darren Jackson Jr.
Who had 33 in that game, obviously have Granite.
Clark Um, John Moran.
Still who warned John Moran, Rookie of the Year he's been sensational so far this season.
Oh, yeah, um, I I said earlier that should Zion Williamson keep putting up the numbers he waas he came back and having the effect that he waas on on that gene on the whole Western Conference, Then he would take it home.
But we have the shortened season.
He played women admitted.
So, yeah, it's gotta be a defacto John Marin and honestly is on village and should not have made the top three.
Yeah, um, John Moran had a triple double in that bucks game.
Um, well, let's talk about that pelicans team that you just mentioned.
Ah, the per Adrian Beltre.
Nowitzki work One of her wounds.
Uh, the New Orleans pelicans have officially fired or let go.
I think with the term that they used the meeting, he's with part that I hate.
When they do that, just say you fired them, Okay? She But they parted ways, I guess with, um no, actually, no, this will be, the report said in their report, New Orleans dismisses its head coach after five seasons.
Dismisses hate these words.
But anyone once the reaction said, I think we both we both their head, that they missed the playoffs.
But what's your reaction to that? Who do you think they should be looking to hire? You know what? Um, I think, Yeah, he should have been fired.
They had they they want in it.
Um, no, they weren't a top eight seed, but they weren't far out.
They were gifted a playoff.
They were get just the schedule that they had for the rest of the for the rest of their season.
And in the play and restart, um, was just, you know, all of them were easily winnable games.
And, you know, they dropped the 1st 1 we talked about.
Should Simon be mad because he only played 15 minutes and, you know, I said no unless they keep losing.
And, Boy, they kept losing.
And I bet Zion right now it's living that they didn't make playoffs as well as all the other players.
And ultimately that comes down to the coach because he's the one who decides.
You know? Well, what players put in, what situations and have it run all that.
So, yeah, I think it was just really, really bad job by Alvin Gentry.
And no are no stretch of imagination.
Is he a bad coach? But I think I think this just this was not his best best moments ever.
Coach, it's gonna be attacked.
Prince is resonating, and he may not get another job.
I think he should probably.
But you know, some deems is this will push him away.
Um, will you just get off the Utah by two in a game? Resign, play like 12 minutes you lost to the king's, which he deftly you look to the king's twice.
You should have won those two games, the Spurs game.
You let it get out of control and they just start off really, really hot.
Um and then obviously you win those two games in the sacramental game at the end of the Orlando.
Give me the matters a little bit more, but you know, the easiest way to get fired in basketball is to either look like you lost control of your locker room.
Oh, are, um, not develop your players and it would seem like there's no way Lonzo ball.
I think it's the third and most important player in that team.
Should be like looking like he's he's out of like he does.
He doesn't look interested are that maybe my wording is a little off there, But from the report, they said that he just, like, zoned out.
I guess maybe that's the right word.
There is no way, because the reason I say it's the third most important he's the best playmaker on the team.
He's really good, The permanent of vendor.
That's great toe.
Pair him up with a guy like Drew holiday.
So yeah, morning guard and you can improve on on the shooting in the offense.
Is it not better at that? He has.
He definitely has.
And, um, we've seen that from Johannes.
We've seen it from LeBron.
LeBron didn't used to be a really good shooter, but he's developed that into the Parker.
Tony Parker? Yes, so hungry.
Not not seven, But he's he's an All of them are a lot of these.
A lot of these great players have developed later in the 3rd 4th 5th 6th season into their career.
And your laws are still really, um, And yet, if just imagine if they had Lonzo ball clicking on all cylinders healthy, there's no wage.
Is Lonzo true Holiday? Brandon Ingram, Zion Doesn't matter who lost you put around them.
Those four should at least get you in playoff contentions were about to get started here for the playing at least a year.
Read, um, really quickly on it.
I'm gonna talk about how I think they should look to hire.
I wouldn't be surprised because he already has the relationship with him.
Look, at least gives the interview with Tyronn Lue.
Um, they have the relation relationship back from Cleveland.
Um, Mark Jackson.
The fact that he hasn't been he hasn't got a job since going to state when he gets up, E needs a bunch of credit for the Golden State run.
He deserves a ring for that.
Um and, uh, Captain Steve? Yeah.
And then you think, uh, Kenny Atkinson is probably gonna interview as well.
But mourner, I'm excited.
I hope we get a good game.
There hasn't really been a blowout that we covered yet.
Um, high scoring games blow out.
Raptors Lakers always sit out.
Blow up because it was close until the very, very end and the rap dishes went on a huge run.
But anyway, job rent.
Dillon, Brooks, Kyle Anderson, Anthony Tolliver, Andy on the small Tunis I started that already understanding now because I missed it when it happened.
Gave me a little it.
C J McCollum, Carmelo Anthony Use of Zach Kansi's owner Kitchen.
Speaking of C J McConkie is reporting playing with off the rack in lower back.
So talk about the grit of this Portland Trail Blazers team.
Who warned that? Probably a top four seed, maybe even top three c with fully healthy, depending on how you feel about Corland in Houston? Yeah, I think. Definitely.
Um, just in the loaded Western conference.
You never knew there would be a top seed in the East.
I think you could take them over.
The Pacers are that you take him over the Maybe it's Sixers made the ball, goes the men always gonna redo the drunk.
What? Yeah, but yeah, they would definitely be competing for a top spot there, You know, in the East? Yeah.
Anyway, thank you for tuning is the most authentic place in sports.
I was a little quick pregame show.
When's the opening tip off? Nine Oklahoma players that tested positive.
Right back door patterns.
And one thing I noticed Maybe after back C J probably would have driven that into the lane and trying to finish at the rim.
But with the back, God feel as safe as possible.
Try to play through it.
I don't think it's necessarily a bad back fracture.
I think he's gotten used to playing with it and use a living with it.
And so he's not really feeling you're getting pumped up now.
But once the fatigue starts to set in and he's running up before, especially with lower back you're going to feel it, um, in the muscles around that break in in the break itself.
So it's gonna be challenge.
We're going to get through it.
But he's played through it so far.
When I spoke with still putting quality minutes for the Blazers tonight you have 11 39 to go.
McCollum hits the two free throws first Memphis possession.
Dillon Brooks from the University of Oregon.
Try some of the office of rebounder kids comes down with it.
Dillon Brooks was a part of that.
Oregon seemed to believe once it upon afford gain.
Dollar for three.
He's he's real close.
Whenever you get back on.
And you know there's just something little that you gotta tweet.
Maybe a little bit less power.
A little bit more arc and you got it.
Moran with the floater No good.
Rebounded by Nurkic Zehner Kage Man.
Offensively, this Portland team is so scary.
Buttner kids, do you see it? They were really good on the regular season, but now it is so tough to guard, and I believe that's a moving screen.
Are offensive foul little go.
Net is his way but yeah, Warner that they have three legitimate Biggs Collins in the starting lineup.
White side, This Portland T y man no.
Were raving about him.
But, man Oh, man.
There so tough I get up against the Lakers.
That's gonna be tough for the Lakers.
I mean, hey, Lakers like to go big with a d at the four.
And Merak misses the three.
Melo brings it up.
I think the Rockets gonna be the perfect team toe end their dream season they've had so far.
Didn't you say that? And I love you with Sabrina that the rockets, uh, we're more of a threat to the Clippers and the Lakers.
Don't you say that.
As Carmelo Anthony is fouled, I'm just I said the blazers were more were, would would threaten to end like that.
You talk about the rockets cause you said about the Rockets was like, but I'm kind of the Lakers like to play opposite the Rockets.
Like like a bigger team like the bucks do.
And the Rockets obviously don't have anybody over 68 I think, in the starting lineup.
So Melo makes the first free third.
Damian Lillard talks some some Some talk, Um, on their My son has been filled with Memphis Belle about ***.
I thought I read something.
But Damilola past three games.
The smell makes both free throws.
Average of 51 points off 50.
Think of 56% from the field.
He's been so good in these past games ever since missing the free throw family.
Why, uh, Moran Drive Kick out Dillon Brooks in the lane Layup misses Memphis style ice cold so far on this one, I believe that's over the 1st 4 shots.
Um, still John Moran tries in L.
Think Melo trying to create a foul when I think he backed off at the last second.
You guys are watching that. They're watching essays.
The N B A playing dame kicks out Melo.
He drives about little go Portland.
I mean, feud may, um Blatt.
Memphis's way job.
You gotta be good. Warner.
He gets you 35% from three every year.
Watch out your mind of the Russell Westbrook Deer and Fox title.
I think he's a little bit better shooter than Fox and probably a better player than Ox and probably better shooter than West for two, although he skinnier than the especially West, you know it's a knife played by Dillon Brooks.
He has the vision of a true point guard.
Yes, the aggressiveness of a Russell Westbrook.
He's gonna be really, really scary is that we just saw Moran chasing around McCollum.
Dame drives in the lay, mrs.
But a foul game.
You're going to shoot two free throws of leap warrants that Damian Lillard.
It's shooting 97% from the free throw line ever since missing those two free throws against the Los Angeles Clippers.
You know also said, I wouldn't be surprised if he misses another free throw more than two free throws in any game until they get eliminated.
Yeah, game first.
Free throws up is good and think it is 36 people watching at safe, prime time.
And also thank you for the 65 people who watch start.
But so yesterday, just to see us have a little bit of fun, we're testing out O b s, uh, you saw for for us new us and, uh yeah, but day make smoke free throws.
That's a 6 to 4.
Lead 64 game of 908 to go.
Job buys Tolliver.
Hand off the Brooks John Moran driving inner Kage floater are off balance.
Shot is good job, a rank he asked for early first quarter points.
Yeah, and Memphis look cold to start, but they have definitely turned that around.
So far, there was three for six or three for eight on physical sense, and Portland only taken one field goal attempts.
From the line, they could have, um, day, but very short.
And Daniel has both both of their shots.
It's been fouls in one turnover that is really cost them thes possessions in these field goal attempts up here against in an elimination game, you have to start the game off with some some rhythm.
As Connell Anderson finds the onus voluntary is two seconds.
Fadeaway jumper rattles in and the lead stop touch off the ring.
It's the bounce.
No! Oh, falls down! Ah, Warner, Uh, your screen looks a little weird.
Can I send you that? But anyway, seeing my column going to shoot two free throws and Memphis head coach.
I'm just not getting your text warmer. I can't do that.
Uh, you know, this Nick has responded to my email about how to do it on SportsCastr on my computer.
Looks like that cause you got bad wife, but I have their WiFi other wireless one.
Okay, well, just ignore to the best of my abilities.
Anyway, McCollum makes both free throws, and we're gonna go your 88 years 7 54 remaining.
Colonised is sizing up.
Melo will shoot a three bank.
You saw a little hop in there trying to take away the Dr inside and you just pulled up from the corner.
Really? Good job, Teoh.
Just using deceptive mind tricks.
Open three in the corner.
Short out of bounds.
Man, You got a second.
I'm not that good.
I worked both bomb when needed, but that's that's tough by count.
But Anderson? Yeah, he got He got a mellow in kind of a rhythm with popping back and forth and not not even when his foot was moving on.
What was in the gaps? That so stop The jab set pulled up. It was too late.
for Melo to do anything.
Memphis Grizzlies Like we said, The star of the broadcast.
No Jaren Jackson Jr But Warner, we start.
We talked about how they start off ice cold there.
Well, I guess they have some icy Honda back there.
Anderson drives pump fake Dillon Brooks or three in and out Dillon Brooks has really became the second guard that could be reliable.
Damilola step factory amia Lillard I was so crispy.
Oh, my gosh, You cannot get out of position if your hips or your feet or your shoulders get all of true Listen to know if they get misaligned and Daniel is gonna put some quick shimmy shake on and and hit some kind of big shot cars again.
If time is good and blazers are right back in it, there are, like, three time out Grizzlies 6 42 to go here in the first quarter and really quickly Look here, Damia.
Littler blows shammy.
Shame on on whatever whatever, Warner said.
So you shake what is he got his got him trying to run after him and he just put on the brakes, step back and hit three.
That's but he's been okay.
It's clear it up for me now.
He's been so good in this bubble, I think, for the first time all year, all of the games to cover, I'm actually somewhat good in terms of my, uh, my, uh, String for ESPN.
I'm not behind for once.
Well, that's that's probably gonna change at some point during this thing.
This is gonna get, like, 35 seconds behind the other one.
It's never, like 35 seconds, like, three or four seconds quite like you'll say, Oh, for three.
And then I'm still back at the back of the course.
I haven't seen that yet.
You honest for three part of me for 12 hours later.
Like Okay, um, So So what happened, Warner? Yeah.
You might so just called place in.
But, um, again, no dame misuse crap.
What? Must know? John Jackson, Jr.
Um, for the Memphis Grizzlies.
But is 14 11 Warner? How does Memphis trying to pull a win out out of this one? How did they do it? They've got to shoot the ball.
Well, we saw when they were shooting.
Well, they're playing good enough defense up until the back to back threes by, um, blazing if you think about it.
They were five or five blazes having made a shot.
And then they missed that three pointer.
I forget who it was.
But the three both balance fitness and not and Dillon Brooks, both of, um, lovely works was contested yet, but they weren't even Miss Luxx in life.
And they made back to back the reason.
Now they haven't lied.
So it's gonna want I can fourth all game.
But, um, if the Grizzlies keep making shots and then they're going to be in a good situation, you've got to stop the journal penetration for the Portland Trail Blazers.
The last two threes have been created off the dribble, either from Damian Lillard.
Um, just shaking and baking in the shimmy shake if you would say of the Harlem shake, Um, but given the shimmy, shake out in the 2nd 1 C.
McCollum, driving baseline and again looking a little hesitant to try to spin it.
This to contact, I guess we're seeing, like how much the back it's really affecting him and then kicking out of that Collins and he was actually still open a little bit because he rotated out to the wing.
So we have a dump.
Memphis, you gotta stop the dribble penetration from this polling Trailblazer steam.
Um, and even threat of it on the Damian Lillard three.
The Threat got got Clark out of A's brooks out of phase and whether or just breaks.
Yeah, our Warner That's really react to the all n b A team.
Our own bubble team gave me a little one player of the bubble Devin Booker T Ah, he was looking dotage James Harden and T. J.
So they're obviously just saying, you know, score, Give me five best players, no matter what position.
Where is your reaction to those? And are you fine with everything while I put my charge dropped? Um, I was I was pretty cool with everything.
Um, you could make some NIT picks with Luca Dodges thing.
He wasn't on fire all bubble, but he had a He had a really good bubble experience and then Jim Warren and a lot of notable, like 40 50 point games.
But I wasn't really He had a few bad games, Especially that one against the heat on Jimmy Butler.
So I don't know if he's quite deserving of it, but if they're going just often, no, forget the positions.
Just you know, there's Yeah, I think it's It's still affair.
Yeah, we're about to get started, You action.
John Moran Guarded by game Dalla Holup lives it up to Brendan Clarke, I think, but can't handle the law passed, and it will go back Portland's way.
Damian Lillard drives on Brooks.
Kick out Carmelo Anthony Porter very short.
Rebounded by units volunteered is taken up by Brooks.
Brooks gives it to Moran Morat Fincher is capped, Finished the layup.
And John Moran is like a lightning bolt.
And that's what he brings to this team.
Um, you've got always have somebody ready to get back on when there's our Oh, nice block there.
Blocking markets. Moran.
This has the dribble. McCollum.
They keep the ball in down.
So there's anyone out.
What are you looking? Get my head of your behind. You.
Let's the score that Josh would be shooting free throws along 14 12 5 46 Well, I'm just gon hate me.
Are you really that by Okay? What is it? now.
How much time? 5 25 About 25.
I'm at 5 25 now.
Maybe it's because we're on the same stream.
Let me go to Ah, reconsider Spanish 100 care.
Okay. It's not like we're listening to anything.
All right. I need you to carry it for a second.
For one thing in life.
Oh, yeah, Right.
Once in my life, you're gonna before.
The all the time that I've ever carried.
Shown in anything.
You insist on talking a long one second.
Disappointed in Israel, Rob teams lovely here for Portland.
Uhm, Melo, with the ball, there's a blocking fell.
Well, what's the score? 18 for 30 left for 30 stream.
It's a group that Oh, I don't want I need you to continue to talk.
Meddler was currently chasing Tim Duncan down by exactly 50 points away from the number 14 spot all time on the point leaderboard.
Tim Duncan with 14,496 and Melo has 14,400 points.
Melo is not have 14,000 career points.
It's just $14,000.
Even South doesn't make sense.
That's I grab it.
Just showed up and I'm telling you, that's wrong.
What Hot Melo is issuing the second free throw and made it.
Yeah, John has the ball.
How much time, Joel? Penetration for 20.
OK, I'm still behind you.
Way in. No good.
Yeah, I knew that.
What is wrong with you? You good? 22 14 year.
I was still about Poland is already in the bonus and we still have 3 35 left in first quarter and I am still behind.
Well, there don't actually gonna reach in there on Damian Lillard.
Looks like if I can find another one.
I'm just going to be behind you and do ****ysis like I'm really trying to get irritated.
Memphis inbounding the ball Marine has the ball near the N B.
Logo screen three back iron. Mrs.
OK, now you're behind me.
You're behind me now.
Yeah, Yeah, Definitely not.
Confuse game drives until and Brooks kick out.
No wreckage finals tipped and Grayson Allen can't come up with Amazonia for three.
Drink Mario Hezonja on the lead.
Is nine really nice shot there by his own? You just pull up, trust your instincts and and channel your inner Daniel Miller, Nor you're watching this game.
Besides, Will is only again and a foul, um, birth for the for the Grizzlies.
You gotta watch Brandon Clarke.
Obviously, there's obviously so John Moran is, well, the rookie of the year.
Presumably, he better not lose the rookie of the year, Um, and for the Blazers, uh, Usinor Kid.
He's big for their offense and their defense, Um, as well, not not as good as the defender Rim protector as white Sinuses only makes the first free throw, but, um, much better overall player.
Yeah, and the playing game.
Game two will be tomorrow, if necessary.
On ESPN Monday, the MBA playoffs officially began four games on ESPN and we will be doing I will update you guys on our schedule for estate prime time.
Coming up at the end the first quarter.
John Moran brings it up.
Guarded by Warners tankers, favorite player of all time carry trying Jr and Brandon Clarke Bonds, Grayson Allen Little's green Almost stolen.
Floater Gods that short and rebound take away by Poland.
Daniela crosses half court.
You pick him up when he gets out of court.
He was the ball from anywhere that barricade bang.
That's what That's what you get from.
You won't get Whiteside Time out. Net.
Also get doubling your opponent school and will not even have in the first quarter of 2014.
Right now, we talked about the cold song when this was on the and how they snap that into our street.
They have gotten told again it was 14 11.
Portland, on a 14 3 run as the game will step aside, will be right back with Warner.
Let's get into at stage prom times, getting for next week if I can pull up the schedule.
All right, so our first game will be covering.
Will be Tuesday on TNT.
Will here on SportsCastr The Thunder and the Rockets.
Yeah, the Thunder and the Rockets.
What in your face? Uh, on away.
Oops on Yeah, See on Tuesday.
Thunder Rockets at 6:30 p.
On sports guys there on Friday, Clippers and Mavericks and nine these two games on TNT On Saturday, it will be Lakers and probably the Blazers at 8:30 p.
Eastern time as well.
So what we doing? Three games for sure next week.
And potentially one more Sunday.
Which would be Clippers Maverick.
So I'll wait Now we're doing the Clippers Mavericks game already.
Ah, so that would be Celtic six years to get to get.
I want to do more than, like, one game for each Serie So you guys can see a little bit of every Siri's.
Uh, so yeah, use of nurkic actually had his grandmother die off overnight.
Gene So did you get that from Twitter to, like, news for you? It was on the broadcast.
Uh, if you were paying attention, Well, I was three hours behind you.
So yeah, man. Oh, man.
What a game for the Portland trouble is not what it gave and cheddar over what a game for the blazers, Warner.
What? Why? I mean, if I if I'm not mistaking day, Miller hasn't, like, went off.
Why Portland? Up by 14 and on a 14 3 run right now, it's, You know, I just said right when they were shooting Well, I said, Have Memphis shoots Well, they have the shot to come up in this game.
They have not shot well at all.
Um, after that, after saying that So, um, they're just they're struggling mightily shooting the ball of all over.
Oh, and it's three clocking happening.
And I'm already tired.
I know they're not only from the ball over and Portland is making up and taking advantage of those turnovers and shooting the ball well themselves.
Yeah, it Memphis aren't even shooting like quality shots is most tough floaters in the lane.
Like go in there and create contacted Draw foul.
Speaking on the free throw line like like you mentioned Portland was and they're in the penalty.
Uh, I mean, they're in the bonus rather with a big four minutes left in the books quarter trying to prevent a yawn myself there.
Um, so, yeah, Portland being aggressive and Memphis or not the attacking there, shooting a bunch of floaters in the mid range jumper or blow their in general as somewhat as the toughest slash worst shot in basketball.
And that's what they are taking the most of right now.
So in that Portland, the truly great players master that shock but it still takes them time.
And you know, this.
This Memphis team was very young.
Well, and, um, you know, they they just haven't had the experience.
The master that shot yet? Yeah, And the Western Conference.
We'll talk about this a little bit of 1/2 time on my hands.
Uh oh. God says you're worse.
Allen gives it the job job in the lane again.
Mrs Nurkic gets the rebound.
Damian Lou, he made great on two.
K right now would probably be about a D minus for these you, you know? OK, great to be terrible.
Americans comes up with Gary Trend Junior for Jumper. It's killing.
You got an open shot in the corner, but it's a cold zone.
Bad shots elect.
I was open, Brian.
I'm wide open in the corner like do you not want me to take this shot? And then if I pass it and he misses, I don't get any assistance.
I believe that's Brandon Clarke with the midrange jumper from about the free throw line.
But then, if you take a shot with three guys on you, but you make it you green light.
Very shot selection.
I make offensive vehicle.
What? Narc! Age! Wait out Town! Mrs Rebound by Grayson Allen Alan breaks up the floor! You need a bucket here? If you're Memphis, he gets the momentum back and nearly all over in his own zone.
It's great job I met.
This may be a moment Tum shifted right there.
There's another floater shot from just right of the free throw line.
You cannot be taking the shots If you are, that is And and their their coach needs to get in their face about it.
Merrick Age handoff will bakes A handle gives the white side Ah Gato El Adala Steel this time.
Oh my God! This is blood.
Can you lower picks it up? My gun is Memphis cannot get anything.
James finds Whiteside! Mrs Don't get this is foul.
I thought that was a little bit of goaltending right there on the Hassan Whiteside layup.
26 seconds to go.
What a polite way Thereby.
Oh, that was just commanding he away over Swan of that thing out of the air is knee reached his head.
Has any of you reaches head before he jumped? Yeah, crazy.
But the Western Conference Warner is there.
Any team nurtured.
Makes the first free throws or any team we look to next year.
Well, you look at your like, Yeah, they're They're gonna be terrible next year. Like for sure.
How many of those teams are there? You know what? It's American.
Missed the 2nd 1 I don't think any team is gonna be.
You know, the fact of the worst team of the Timberwolves aren't going to be very good.
I think you could say that pretty safely.
But, you know, if you look at the bottom of the standings, the Warriors, they're going to be a top team next year, I believe with stuff and Clegg being back as he passes an often dollars head and they somehow get the bounce.
Wow, what a crazy sequence is Don't You will just throw up at the buzzer.
But yeah, if you if you look at the bottom of seeming we were talking about the King's last year is being a potential, um solid gene.
You say that? Yes, you did.
No, I did not block with Buddy heeled in deer thoughts with potential team.
You You have a body here that even the storyline of anymore.
And Bardin, come on, other Now Stop.
Maybe not now, but last year that's not what we're saying.
That was not been married.
Um, I like this green ball of mine.
I know what it's for, but I like it.
New Orleans sees it.
It seems to be on the absolutely.
You know, you can never cannot say to join you and then a few nicks in Memphis and Portland and the list just gets better from there.
So I think what I think we're going to see.
Probably the 13 teams, in the end finding for a spots because I think, I think put up Sacramento in in Minnesota are making plans.
Those were the only two teams that like No, they're not making it every other team.
I wouldn't be surprised to admit it. Golden State.
Actually, my eight right now, both L.
A's used in Foreland, Portland, Denver Going to stay uto, I say Dallas yet Oklahoma City, that's gonna be tough, Phoenix meant is New Orleans on my gosh.
Once the cops got me loaded.
Next year is Guess who's gonna have to go through that conference.
The your favorite team, the Denver Nuggets.
The Nuggets were not in event of a whole hog a lot.
You still haven't given me a real scenario saying that I hated on them or getting real facts to support your claim, that eight on them because it said there was no argument for Jochen being better than 80.
Besides the passing, which I spit back, that you and they were all balance.
So I'm not being a hater.
You just hating.
How might it? Okay, we can work on that.
How my meeting? You didn't work on my CEO because the Western Conference is gonna set it legit.
Teams in the East That could be contenders not making a playoff contenders next year.
The Bucks bringing everybody back and go at least one more year with be honest in the crew, Toronto should be relatively the same.
Um, you got Boston, bring everybody back and hopefully get a little bit better. Miami.
Another year for their young squad.
Finally fully healthy, he the all season have it fairly.
Is gonna give it another running.
You've got the Brooklyn Nets with Katie and Connery coming back.
That seven teams that can legitimately make an argument to be a contender at least six that the plan, how you feel about Indiana and here as we get back to the game.
Taylor Jenkins, the head coach of the Grizzlies, really needs to get his his team together.
They have Poland is 30 14 Free throw line wanted to.
That's what I was talking about.
Go at their bigs, get in or get out of the game.
Go at him and as a offensive foul, Gary trying great job by Grayson Allen than leg tripper.
Um, but if you look at it just there, playing sloppy turnovers to me, bad shots and Germany fouls that just are not necessary.
And there's no way of interest in 14 3 girls.
And in the quarter, if Toronto A.
If Portland still it only this one free throw, but they had 10 less.
They'd be up by one, probably about one point 22 21 game if they shot the same kind of free throws in this the same month which is one Taylor Jenkins is.
First year, is a grisly said coach, because the youngest and culturally get Onley age 35.
There's a lot to grow a Senate grow with this young Memphis Grizzlies team who next year you're gonna bring back job.
Brandon Clarke, John Jackson Jane should be back and healthy.
Um, then Dillon Brooks as well as you see John around the bench right now.
Believe that's Milton shooting.
Don't the others, not the number zero don't treat the second free throw is good and the Grizzlies leads back down.
Can they string together? A couple of stops here, said Milton.
Number the number zero out.
I was looking a hand. My bet.
Okay? And I was validated to the line as he gets the rebound.
Here comes Melted now.
Breaking up the floor finds Carl Anderson be aggressive.
Attack the room.
Kyle Anderson is the supreme other floater.
Knowledge slams it down.
It's a six point game.
Time out. Portland.
I think I'm like a second behind.
You saw you saw it fully like right before me.
Because the past is the past.
It did look like a floater.
You looked like he was about a shooter floor, and then he pulled it down.
And I wasn't gonna play on a good path. Rather.
And thank you to the 81 people watching the most authentic place in sports right now are well, the 81 swollen, reused 12 current people watching is Let's see how long Warner records this because longest he's ever recorded the game is like, 10 minutes.
Okay, that's not true.
My bad 30. My best.
You're right in my line.
I'd say, like 40 minutes, 45 minutes an hour.
Okay, that's here.
Um, so while halftime coming around to the S H Prom, Tom halftime show? No, you couldn't say that before in in Warner is that I'm doing that.
Let's just stop it and then create a new one so we could stop the have.
No, The way I read it was like you said, Stop it.
Don't do anything to our halftime.
Just started the third quarter.
Kind of awkward now.
It will be doing the halftime show.
We're not doing the halftime True.
Yes, I'm the halftime show.
Come on, That s a primetime half.
Time to May Times show.
Will preview all the n b A playoff, uh, all the playoff series and we'll talk.
We'll obviously look over this game So far s eighth primetime halftime, Dane time show.
So, Warner, what are your thoughts on this one? So far? Sloppy play with the Grizzlies and taking taking advantage of that by the Blazers has gone them.
10 point lead 10.
It's Do they're up by six.
We should get back the action here.
And just under about a minute in a Poland trail.
Blazes on getting to the finals.
Hey, Chuck, what are you doing? It is correct.
Kids don't do drugs out there.
Please is you're about to get ready to get back to actually hear the winder.
We'll go base the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Grizzlies will have to win two games in a row.
Leave after one a day and a potential game tomorrow.
No pay the winner of Basil Lakers.
We will see the Lakers and whoever was the plan in Game three in Game three will be on Saturday night, and we're back to action here.
Jamila is still on the bench.
CJ McCollum racking up some minutes here.
McCollum drives baseline.
McCollum and leave back up the eight year Grayson Allen brings it up.
The honest Valanciunas finds melting, gives it back, colonise and drive in the lane.
That's what I'm talking about.
As Warners just staring down its feeling like he doesn't give a record.
I'm back open three for his own. You.
I was kind of a weird, weird forward there.
Looked like he through with his right hand, his left hand slipped off the ball.
It says Eight points in the in the second quarter.
Gives it off to Anderson.
Pump fakes in the lane tries that white sign.
A lay up is good and the foul.
That's exactly what I've been hoping for for the Grizzlies to do, and Warner looks puzzled.
No, no, LeBron should really take a page out of Andersen's and just no, no headband.
No hair products, Just just rock rocket of messed up hairline.
How many have paid attention? He's probably now watching this, that he probably couldn't care less about what we say.
It's Kyle Anderson.
Second for our first free throw is up.
Memphis were down by 16 and their work the way back in his game and only down by three.
Now McCollum, surprisingly, with a burst of speed for some with the fractured back zone inventory.
Sure out the back iron defense mark was so you could call jump ball will want to play by his only on the defensive end.
Really, really good defense to get back.
Put pressure on the Tolliver.
And actually, he looks like he's going to the wine.
Looked looking a jump ball.
But yep, you're accurate.
They're going. He's going to the line.
Anthony Tolliver in the restart.
17 minutes a game.
I was exhausted 17 points a game, but then got it.
I didn't say that I actually were.
Yeah, man, Oh, man is we see a bunch of plate a blazer spans sharing the team on A B C Isam Grizzlies fans, too, And this big time playing game, the winning team as I.
Much as I said already, we'll face the Lakers and we will cover Game three of their Siri's next Saturday night in a 13 2 run.
You know, there's a wonder.
Basketball is a game of runs and both teams of what I'm crazy runs is Melo working on call Collier's and Melo in the lane misses in a no pal.
Memphis could take the lead.
All right, title ever.
Caliber drives in the lay line up.
No go. But a foul.
No, it is You're gonna rule it out of bounds.
Will stay Memphis ball and my oh my, we said one that can Memphis string together.
A couple of stops that morning had a couple stops that they want a 13 2 run.
The reality is we're Biggs and getting to the free throw line Guinea.
Nice and easy points in the paint or easier points in the paint.
And, um, does their shot selection has gotten a lot better and let like I said in the first quarter, be aggressive.
Attack the rim Misener Kitsch is forced to come back in now that Ah, Whitesides Getting some found trouble here is Valanciunas could take the lead on suit.
Free throws 1st 1 is up and good man.
Oh, Man Day Miller telling his teammates how they should be playing defensively.
Whiteside, former Miami Heat player, is checking back out.
He's on the bench now smelling shoe.
This makes the second Memphis down by 16 and regained the lead.
This this seems to began of runs.
And, um, every team can sustain that run the longest.
As McCollum misses the three is gonna pull away and win.
This game is gonna be a close game that all day melts and drives that Gary Trent.
June, Your finishes can't get it, will you will, out of bounds and again, like you mentioned warning like I've been mentioning, is Damia little checks back in being aggressive? Attacking the rim? It doesn't even matter.
Is the great Kobe Bryant said in his book that I'm reading when you're warming up or here in the game, Start course into the room and work your way out.
It's call understand 500 Tunis pocket.
Unless you're Daniel Electra.
Damilola todavia lower than you could do whatever but anybody Health.
I believe that Valentin is his 12 point in the second quarter.
Yeah, 12 points in the second quarter gave me a little over 30 to tie thought a bank and **** it looks! That's Grushow.
I'm doing what I want.
Childlike in agent in back.
He wants a 33 right back and we got ourselves a back and forth game Now that Dame Delalic are your baby mamas goodness gave me a little kid A tie game Mild my words John, more in debt.
We need a pulling guard to Ola's calendar.
Seuin missing a floater If someone was their head coach right now, I guarantee they be on the bench, Daniel, and try step back.
30 my Oh, just misses Damian A little Have the check.
Look, I guarantee and Junior tries to save it.
You're on the floor.
Did my brooks way out tell I'm trying not to say anything because you're behind me.
Getting J aim of runs there answering.
Portland shot 17 threes in this game already, And then they tricked Melo.
Try So the ram blocks but foul Daniel.
Ooh, actually pretty shaken up out there.
What happened here? Let's see.
Oh, you need in the back of the head.
Yeah, that's gotta hurt.
Yeah, I just got sat on by volunteers, practically.
And when you're seven foot, some odd and probably 250 some odd pounds, then that's that's gonna hurt.
That's going to make an impact for three through.
My metal was good.
7 15 to go and in the 3rd 2nd quarter, Memphis being aggressive.
A lot of those in the lane.
Some free throws as well.
23 points in the second quarter and nine Portland points.
Most of those who came from Dame Dollar in the past couple of minutes.
Melo second free throw is up in good, so still one point game.
Despite the huge run that Memphis is on.
And this in the second quarter, I feel no John Moran looking for Valanciunas less 12 14 e Enough.
12 in the second quarter.
Golden by McCollum.
He'll bring it up the floor.
Really good job.
Energy is you kind of pull the chair out from under and that doesn't lose the ball.
Hello, Short rebounded by nerd kids.
That's what I'm talking about.
Winner kids Now it gets lay up is good.
Oh, hook shot is good. I was kind of weird.
He was called out to call the layup.
But I think that considered Dillon Brooks in the lane.
Five Valanciunas trips, But you get the right back.
Bronski wanted a foul.
You won't get it.
I think that's Melo bringing it up yet.
Metal working on melting Melo in.
Elaine, it is strong.
One hand just dribbles around melting with clock on his back.
They're dribbles around Oliver with melting on his back.
And, um, I was in there.
There goes problem.
There are by their up by three Now Melo has 10 points.
And again, I keep saying is how long until job checks back in his valid shooting top shot is good.
You know, I think right now you're just trying to ride the wave of this of this.
I think that the John coming back in now, you just you just want to keep keep the run going.
And once it starts to slow down, then you put, um, hearing back in.
But you don't want to mess anything up by ruining the care.
Should these guys have doing this particular moment? How good is the honest balance? Shoot has been this game Yes, 16 points.
He also had a triple double when the Grizzlies won against the Bucks, and he's a very underrated passer for a big man.
Any big man you can get a triple double is a good pastor model.
Unless it's like 10 blocks and juices.
There's just all defensive First, all the banks of Defensive Player of the Year every year.
All defensive first team.
It should only beat him on the best team.
Nurkic Ege Work it down low.
Great post defense.
Well, it looks like you might have traveled there and he had to put it back up and just said it.
Send it back to Tennessee, right? I don't really know where they were, you know, playing Tennessee or Arkansas.
You know your geography Both.
Memphis, Tennessee Unit column.
Do you know about water because they're right across the river.
Ge Hlinka **** out about that will go Portland ball and I think Anderson is protesting.
The should be Memphis's ball.
Still 5 26 Memphis has toe win two straight games.
That's really tough, just 2013.
Neither team, I believe, has started a winning streak against the other is all of the seems look very very different.
Oh, my God! Another block and great diva legalize Gordy Gang.
Is that dang in the game right now? Checked in gorge A. Yeah.
And what a block.
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McCollum drives once the defenders lamp is good.
That border that you can take right there.
One atop bloody for Memphis players.
What a play by C. J.
McCollum. He has 10 job.
Five Clark lab floater is good.
He wants to take a page out of the nose.
Oh, so that's how you hit a folder.
Let me try that.
Dame drives in the lane.
Still good pass trains gives it the nerve.
Kage fakes the handoff Nor Kage youth of Notre kids.
Nothing but the bottom of the net.
Good shot there by Italy Is four Memphis in the cancer of blood on the pedals.
Don't just go have a double double in the first time you get scores.
I'll give that Taliban number 14. I'm tripping.
Caliber was a You knew it was Oliver.
You let me say that.
That's a long team in the wrong number, son.
Gorging day Does he play for Ah, simple rules.
Yeah, I think so.
I'm choking. Oh, my God.
Dillon Brooks, lay up short My play for selling Any relevant seem Yeah. Okay.
McCollum? Yes. 10.
Shake it A big and fall away jumper.
No good off the rebound.
Minor kitsch and stripped players.
I think I found Joonas Valanciunas there.
Really messing him right now that I need to come back in the game Some All right, coach and work in Valanciunas.
I'm Excuse me, nerd kids and a foul Just under four minutes to go here in the second.
And the market is putting in work here for Portland.
How many fouls is Donald Tunis out because of on Yvonne Memphis, Unless is, like three fouls or even four. I'm putting.
I'm putting ah, bouncers back in you you cannot afford.
You got you took the lead, and now it could potentially work his way up to 10 again very easily.
No, you gotta put Nurcan back in.
And there it is.
A six point lead.
Now for Portland, as the time out is called but Memphis, They are down, too.
Just four time outs left, although they are on the bonus.
Yeah, and again there is working news of nerve Kage, the two centers bawling out a So we'll get right back here.
Well, the game will be right back.
Nurkic, 11 points.
He has a double double in the first half, potentially a 2020 game for him.
And no, its rule raunchiness is five rebounds.
16 points that waas dangle tripping.
I want to know it was a trip that was dank.
It is not even saying it's Jang Jiang.
Yes, I know about the trip is and I know how my players making me feel like I'm stupid.
Anyway, we just looked up rostered injured.
No, I went to the stats on ESPN, see how many fouls I'll to says to put it back and put it back in.
I think if he I think he only had one little rest period before that, you just get But now that you're into the three minute mark in the second quarter yeah, they played, he's He's had eight minutes to rest so far tonight.
You got put back in coming back here.
He needs to be planned.
Vallon, Tunis ish, is absolutely dominating as a plus minus of plus 19 so far tonight in what is suing his Valanciunas checked out nuggets went on a tear.
Yeah, it really quick.
I want to find the exact moment downstairs when I was 5 52 Since then, er kids a Davis just trying to feed him down low.
He's got in a couple offensive rebounds.
He said a three in Yeah, Valanciunas man has been so good.
And since we have a shorter halftime show today, let's start working through our first round match ups for the playoffs.
Warner Bucks Magic.
This would be very easy.
You know what? Um, I like what I like what balance units could do.
Poor for the I'm sorry.
I said vucevic how I can do for for all the Mavericks.
And, you know, they got an absolute stud in mark telephones.
I think they're going to take the syriza in game.
Sean obviously has no answer that.
So just for all you who are watching, of course, the bucks you're going away is not is not gonna be close.
It is not sweet.
This is gonna be a travesty if it's not.
Sweep, uh, not Get that four game suspension.
Make a Mr First given the playoffs and, like they own, lose to the magic.
Beneath that, If they do, it's only one game.
So, whatever Next up, Raptors nets.
The way the Nets have been playing, I don't think that's gonna be a sweep anymore.
Do you think the Nets get steal a game? I think they can still do games.
I think they're Goto six games, although I don't think it's gonna be a 78 years.
And if it is, there's gonna be like a few close Nets wins and in a few, Toronto just man and going on for four games.
So I don't I don't I don't think it's that's really going to be and extremely close season.
But I think the Nets are gonna steal a few games.
Uh, you know, maybe a five point point differential, But I think the Raptors will handle this and most six games in another turnover by the brother Grizzlies, and it bounces back.
And now he's not Damon e, I don't want to say is bad coaching, but it does not seem to be very good coaching as Foreland hits another shot.
Who You thinner? Cage.
13 points in the first half, I or 2020 game in the grid, please down by eight.
They need a shot, Brooke.
So, my God, that's a foul.
Honestly, I don't think he was trying to foul him there.
Hey, was just hustling after kind of, Ah, poor shot selection was like, Oh, crap, I need to get this ball back because that was terrible.
I'm not attached to the Grizzlies.
I've honestly admitted that were caught.
My leg probably face the lasers.
I'm just irritated because it's like someone wanted be a coach.
The Grizzlies are playing so awful on the fact that they're still in this game is ridiculous, and the seven run long enough to Gabriel Mrs all their consciousness.
There is in another fell Grizzlies.
The fact there's only eight point game.
They should begin blowing out the water.
The second quarter to start the quarter was crucial form otherwise didn't probably a 15 21 game right now, no kids, 13 points I believe.
First readers up.
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We're not from London from university.
They know I'm for bosner.
Kidman's both free throws.
Crucial missed free throws by Nurkic leaves the door open.
Grizzly says Merak gets fouled by Carmelo Anthony Will shoot two because they are in the bonus.
I mean, look, Warners, are you breaking up there? So I'm just gonna carry.
And then when you when you're back, just hold two fingers up.
Um, but again, no kids.
My body is 14 rebounds.
And this one, um, is John Moran is both free throws.