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Porzingis’s Rim Influence, Luka’s Dominance, Emerging Rookies, and New Year’s Resolutions

KOC and Verno discuss the Christmas Day slate of games

Boston Celtics v Sacramento Kings Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images


Verno and KOC react to the Christmas Day slate of games, beginning with last night’s monster performance by Luka Doncic as he carried the Mavs to a victory over the Suns (04:27). Are the Suns still viewed as a title contender? The guys move on to the Celtics’ decisive win over the Lakers and discuss Kristaps Porzingis’s influence at the rim, as well Derrick White’s continuing emergence as a key player (24:25). While looking at the Warriors-Nuggets and 76ers-Heat games, the guys discuss the impact of rookies Brandin Podziemski and Jaime Jaquez Jr. (36:38). Next, can Jalen Brunson be the best player on a championship team (01:01:10)? Also, the guys give out their New Year’s resolutions (01:07:32).

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Hosts: Chris Vernon and Kevin O’Connor
Producer: Jessie Lopez

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