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Sean, Who worried or are you worried about at all Miami, Um, as the Lakers fan for potential finals.
Okay, First, typically, at this point, the season, this is one of us don't want help me with this. Wonderful.
I still have this giant thing on my desk.
Um, but typically around this part of the season, and when you get deep into the playoffs, every team that's in that's in the playoffs or left standing in the conference finals there, they deserve to be there.
So, yes, Obviously, I'm having worried about the Miami Heat, but again, am I surprised by this? So I'm not not not really.
This Miami Heat team.
I don't think they were beaten.
Jimmy Butler, I think, has outplayed Jason's.
Hate him and really quickly the best player on the floor.
Typically, that LeBron based on the Warriors with candy on that team, almost always the best player on the you know when they're gonna win that Siri's and the first two games, the best player on the floor has either been **** on the bio.
Gorn Project had 2019 Game 25 last night, so Boston has had the best player on the floor.
The Lakers will have the best player on the floor against Miami Prison and believe as long as LeBron Well, we know LeBron's get during the finals.
Um, so am I worried about the potential threat? Yes.
Am I paranoid like Is the Warriors? No, I'm not.
Um, if I were you, I would be worried about the heat.
Um, but I would not be worried.
Aziz worried about the heat, that I would be the Celtics because, um, the heater up to go right now.
And it is pretty much an established fact that the Celtics have more threats off the dribble in the heat do weaken debate.
Who has better roster? Who has? Ah, better team.
But the Celtics have more threats off the dribble in Miami.
So, for that reason, is if the Celtics were to come back and when this Siri's being down to oh, with that would basically entail there.
Guys who can shoot off the dribble to play amazing offense and amazing defense for the rest of the Siri's, which means they would be hot coming into a Lakers team that is playing the Nuggets Now.
We'll see how much of a fight the Nuggets or we saw, how much of a fight the Nuggets, um, put up.
But I would I would be scared of both the Heat and Celtics, especially if it's a breezy Siris for L. A.
Yeah, um, yeah, again.
And we're about to talk about the Celtics here right now.
You know, I'll go living one detail about the Celtics, but I was wrong.
I was wrong about Boston, I said with out Gordon Hayward.
But even the 1st 3.
5 quarters, without going ahead with their even like it when it comes down to it in the clutch, the last 5 to 6 minutes.
Miami is Is Gordon here? It also really quickly.
Gordon Hayward is progressing.
It was reported by Jared Weiss, reporter covering the Boston Celtics for the athletic.
He says that Gordon, having is progressive toward returning for Game three of the Celtic Sea, Siri's after really good on Wednesday.
Post practice workout, a source with knowledge of the situation told they have like they would be able Warner.
So we're gonna talk about first year.
So obviously last night Boston was up, and if you don't know I mean, they were up.
They were cruising in the first half.
I sent out a tweet at halftime.
Say I love the way Kemba Walker has been playing 13 point lead at or was a 13.
It was a 13 point lead at the half.
Miami outscored them by 20 points in the third quarter.
I am even with that Warner Boston had the lead with 3 48 to go, and they blow the leader up on one or two.
I said, I'm like 30.
Then Jimmy gets a steal, a dunk, um, and mine, and that's all she wrote.
But it's what happened after the game so really quickly.
So it was reported that Marcus Smart was in the locker room screaming at the Celtics that it was much more than that going on, smart, saying, You came out of the locker room saying Y'all on that bull crap evil and you fill in the blank.
Then there was also reports that Smart was in the Army, yelling, There were definitely I am thrown and a lot of yelling arguments continue locker rooms through close.
Now Rachel Nichols.
Now there are a couple of, uh, like comments on the players.
The coaches, obviously, because I mean yelling.
You're going to get acts that in your post game presser, Rachel Nichols reports.
Coach Brad Stevens said on the screaming for Marcus Smart others, he said, Guys are emotional after a hard game and a hard loss up Marcus, he plays with passion, is full of fire.
There are ups and downs with families where we embraced each other.
We are we got to take that same fire and added to Game three is cancer.
Almost also replied, this last one too many bull crap rumors out there This could for guys is one of the best I've been around.
No one gets Put our family up, keep fighting and keep grinding.
Warner should we? Do you worry about the Celtics? Are they in trouble? Gordon Hayward coming back and for Game three, the potential tension in the locker room? How are you about the Celtics? That I guess we'll start there? I wouldn't say I'm worried.
I would say I'm kind of anxious.
Um, you you never want to see such a large argument in a locker room.
But the feelings were raw.
They basically blue 16 point lead.
And, um, they didn't They didn't come out at all.
Um, third quarter was a low scoring quarter by far.
Um, so I can understand why everybody was was so on edge after the game.
And frankly, I would be, too.
But here's the Here's why.
I might be worried.
Gordon Hayward coming back could either could take this two ways.
Either he heals everyone's wounds, he comes back.
He kind of gets everyone's together.
He leaves and he puts up, puts up some good some good plays on the court, and they win Game three or they're so anxious to ingratiate Gordon Hayward that he kind of He kind of kind of gets in his own thoughts and feelings, you know? Tell them so you know.
All right, so I got to do this.
I got to set the pick. You gotta roll.
And I might do the back door cut to the hoop, and And he doesn't really You'd be that vocal leader, um, on the sideline, and so you can get all squinty eyed as you want, but let me finish.
Um, and and he kind of forces the ball a little bit and and they they lose game three, And then I would be I would say they're out of it.
They're not coming back from 30 So I'm not I'm not worried about them, But I am a little bit anxious now in response to markets to the market. Smart comments.
This either works two ways for a team.
Either galvanizes the troops and it makes everybody better because of it or the or there goes my computer about the day or the or the stuff.
Or they crumble like this bag or these crumble crackers.
Whatever that I have, that's what happens typically with the team, like this this Boston Celtics say, Look, with this series, it really reminds me of that.
2012 Miami, Boston Siri's.
It really reminds me of that Game one and game, too, because I remember what that was.
The LeBron had the teller.
The deaths there.
I'm gonna murder you. Your sleep. Stare.
Um, Games one and two.
To what? And that's is where it was extremely, extremely close.
And Miami won both games.
And it also reminds me of last year's theories.
More walk in Toronto, where you're like, OK, Toronto out of it.
But Toronto, you gotta You gotta start winning. You're down to.
But we did mostly.
I kind of trying a lot down hotel, but most people did it.
This syriza reminds me eerily of those to Siri's.
Um, Gordon Hayward is one of the most unselfish all stars you'll find in the league, right? He has the talent to drop 40 but he knows his role, and he knows that.
Hey, let me get a solid 15 and maybe 56 assists.
Six rebounds and listen.
Hey, went on the streak.
, straight made free throws in the clutch.
Campbell hasn't closed.
He start off red high yesterday.
Jayson Tatum hasn't closed in this series.
Jalen Brown isn't a closer yet.
Gordon Hayward is going is going to add value to this team.
And he's an underrated defender and won this thing of this lineup here as like if cameras not going.
Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Jason Tan, Daniel Heist.
You have to have the scoring a little bit with Gordon and Tatum, especially, Brown can do it as well.
You have the shooting that markets marks the shooter all of a sudden and you have the defense's well combined right? I'm not worried.
I think we'll win the game.
Reviewers Too much talent on this team and I think I think this was last year's team.
They absolutely crumbled toe pieces last year.
If something like this happens, they they look like they like each other and I like Boston win Game three.
I'm not incredibly worried because I think the win Game three and they'll have little madam I think, to build win Game four and they get to to going to Game five.
I think they'll win the Siri's and certainly will be a brand new Siri's, um, if it's due to going into game 50 Sean, question for you.
Um, well, I'm assuming that you watched the whole game last night.
What did you really see in that? Brown's verse? Bengals.
And I made it such a good game.
Um, here, a couple of months takeaways.
Joe Burrow is legit.
Um, granted, he was, like, 37 or 67 or 37 to 61.
Whatever it was, that's frickin ridiculous.
He passed the ball 67 times, But, I mean, it is, um and I'm going to get Zach Taylor Kept the passkey.
Ah, lot of credit. Special.
They know they know Joe Burrows strays and weaknesses.
Um, they don't care.
Ah, lot what I said in my predraft, uh, comments on Joe Burrow because like an Andrew luck probably post the shoulder or a Drew Brees does have a spectacular arm, but everything else is just about as good as you can.
As good as you want for a prospect coming out of the draft, Um, and then for the Browns Thank you, Baker, but I need you to get to you to produce Odell.
Yeah, he finally looked like he focused more on football than filling a drink.
A drink? Music videos.
So hats off the odell and people say he lost his step.
I mean, he burned the crap out of William Jackson a third twice.
One of them was a pass.
It appears I don't know how the heck that what they did.
Call that and it wasn't a pass.
It appears he cooked.
He catches that scores two touchdowns last night.
Um, and banker, uh, I like to play calling choices by by the Browns.
Ah, lot more play action.
I think it was like 48%.
The Brown of Baker main goes drop backs were play action.
The first to place of the game offensively for Cleveland were play action so offensive we saw a lot of you and me.
We're expecting to see which is good, but you got to continue to do that.
This brown state with the evil one shot to potentially make the playoffs Wonder if you're talking.
I can't hear you.
Um, you saw the browns team that played well against the Bengals defense.
That is lax, but not quite as bad as last year.
Um, you saw that pic that William Jackson had A I would have to look deeper into the film, but I think it was some sort of a cover three.
Um, and you know, other than that they looked nice.
Nick Chubb ran for 124 yards.
Odell had four catches for 74.
Baker looked crisper than normal.
And then on to Joe Burrow.
Hey, looked, he looked pretty good.
He was hitting throws on the run he was and throw from the pocket.
And, you know, if the Bengals would've got mixing, going and credit to the Browns for not letting me going, I think the Bengals would have won that game.
Um, but yeah, really, really, really good game by by both teams and, you know, it comes down to their both raw.
Still, I wouldn't They're not finished products.
I think they both get better.
And, um, depending on who gets better and by how much that's really gonna going.
Thio change the outcome of this franchise.
You could break to you could pick one.
Doesn't matter who's the X factor for the serious.
Um, it's their Anthony Davis for yoga to everyone.
Is that battle? I mean, everyone's that battle is going to gonna help their team win the series.
And it's simple.
Is that Yeah, I'm gonna go away from the stars.
I'm gonna say that the supporting cast in the role players, whether that's you know Gary Harris for for the Nuggets or ah, um, Michael Porter Jr.
Kyle Kuzma team needs to step up this Siri's, uh, look like more than he has.
Um And then obviously, there's still your Danny Green's KCP.
They're probably getting two of the guys guarding Jamal Murray tryingto limit him a little bit there.
So, um, I think it's dark and I mean, honestly, I think Los Angeles, like what? One game one tonight? I think the window Siris in six games and that's it.
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