Mark Jones has been part of the A Team on ESPN and ABC, doing play by play alongside the legend Hubie Brown, and he joins Coach Nick today to discuss in depth what he thinks will happen in the Finals. We also discuss what will happen with the Sixers organization considering their GM Bryan Colangelo is embroiled in a Twitter scandal. Most fascinating, we discuss LeBron's legacy and what it must be like to coach him.
Join Coach Nick as he lends his expert opinions to the discussion on the Cavs vs Warriors NBA Finals rematch IV. Mike Zavagno of Fear The Sword weighs in from the Cleveland side, while Eric Apricot of BBALLBREAKDOWN and GoldenStateOfMind.com discusses what the Warriors need to do. And to top it off, Dave DuFour comes on the show to sprinkle in his takes.
The Celtics again looked like world beaters in dispatching the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston. What looked like a lost series now has the Green in the driver's seat, only needing one win to get back to the NBA Finals for the first time in 9 years.
Despite Steph Curry's 17 point 3rd quarter, which had propelled the Warriors to a comfortable 10 point lead, the Rockets continued to battle behind some crazy tough shot making, and hung on in the end to even this series at 2-2.
The Cavaliers took Game 4 and even the series at 2-2 versus the Boston Celtics. While that is certainly a positive thing for Cleveland, Boston played about as poorly as a team could play for certain stretches, causing all to stare at the screen with the "Who Farted?" expression on our faces.
The Warriors rode another 3rd quarter wave, including a Super Saiyan performance from Steph Curry, to a big win versus the Rockets. With a 2-1 lead and another game at home, Golden State is in good position to take this series.
Coach Nick and Dave also go through Game 3 of the Cavaliers Celtics series and whether or not the Cavs can repeat their scintillating shooting in Game 4 tonight.
The Rockets continued to mercilessly attack Steph Curry in isolation, and their role players went super nova from all over the floor. The Warriors need a couple of solutions defensively, and clean up their unforced turnovers. The Rockets can breathe a little bit, knowing they stood up and took a must win game heading into Oakland for Game 3.
While the Cavaliers came out strong behind some incredible scoring by LeBron, the Celtics slowly pulled away throughout the 2nd half. They now have a strangle hold on this series, and find out why Brad Stevens has got his guys executing exactly the way he wants them.
As part of our live post game coverage of each of the Conference Finals games, Coach Nick and Dave DuFour go in depth to explain how Kevin Durant exploded for 37 points to lead the Golden State Warriors over James Harden's 41 points and the Houston Rockets.
They also discuss Game 1 between the Cavaliers and the Celtics - the matchups that were and weren't working that enabled Boston to hang one of the worst playoff losses LeBron has ever faced.
The trend in the NBA, based on advanced analytics, is to shoot more 3s and shots in the paint, and avoid the midrange long 2's like the plague. In a shocking development, the Golden State Warriors of all teams bucked that trend this year, getting tremendous results in the process. Ben Cohen of the Wall Street Journal expands on his excellent article detailing how the Warriors altered their offense so significantly.
Join Coach Nick as he welcomes Brady Klopfer (NBA Writer for BBALLBREAKDOWN and SBNation) to discuss the Sixers rousing Game 4 win. Mike Zavagno of FearTheSword.com and Cavalytics Podcast goes in depth on the Cavaliers and what they were doing with their Xs and Os to beat the Raptors. And Jared Weiss (Celtics writer for The Athletic) breaks down the Celtics side, and what they have to look forward to beyond the Sixers.
Coach Nick welcomed on the show BBALLBREAKDOWN Senior Writer Bryan Toporek to discuss the Sixers issues in Game 1. Associate editor of Salt City Hoops Dan Clayton broke down how the Jazz brokedown in their opener. And Best Friend of the Breakdown Jared Weiss (The Athletic) joins us to discuss the Rockets and the Celtics.