The Ringer’s Juliet Litman and John Gonzalez review the weekend’s exciting Thunder-Blazers matchup (1:30), laud the Celtics’ dominant winning streak (6:50), gauge their concerns about the precarious Cavaliers (11:55), and analyze D’Angelo Russell’s first return to Los Angeles as a Brooklyn Net (16:05). Then they play Real or Not Real with the Eastern Conference 2-seed Detroit Pistons (20:00), sensational Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell (21:35), and stats-stuffing savant DeMarcus Cousins (22:05). Finally, they heat-check the New York Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis (23:40) and look forward to the week’s most intriguing games (27:45).
‘Heat Check’ — To Dame or Not to Dame
Damian Lillard and the Blazers top the Thunder, D’Angelo Russell comes home to L.A., and Kristaps Porzingis gets a heat check
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Ryen, Ceruti, and Kyle also make their favorite bets for NFL Week 4
Sharp and House also give out some parlay and teaser legs
The Netflix rom-com is a charming joyride, and a sharp attitude adjustment for such a traditionally dreary artist