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2022 NBA Playoffs

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Previewing the Conference Finals, Bleak Future Suns, and Tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery

Verno and KOC debate who will step up alongside Jimmy Butler for the Heat and are in agreement that Luka Doncic will continue to go off in his series against the Warriors

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NBA Conference Finals Picks, Golden State’s Luka Problem, and a Suns Postmortem With Logan Murdock

Ryen and Logan also discuss the Jason Kidd renaissance, Erik Spoelstra, and Deandre Ayton’s future

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Conference Championship Game 1 Picks and PGA Championship Preview

John Jastremski and Joe House open by recapping the Game 7s on Sunday and previewing the NBA’s Eastern and Western Conference finals, before looking at the field for the PGA Championship and concluding with a two-leg family play

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Card Show Recap, Addressing the Ongoing Card-Breaking Scandals, and Mailbag Questions

Plus, Mike and Jesse look ahead to the NBA’s conference finals and speculate how different outcomes could affect card value

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The Five Most Interesting Players in the NBA Conference Finals

From the sensational Luka Doncic to … the two-way force that is Andrew Wiggins? We spotlight the players that could make the biggest impact in the third round.

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Adam Lefkoe on the Conference Finals. Plus: Playoff TV Notes, Drew Brees, and Phil Mickelson

The Turner Sports and Bleacher Report host discusses his media career and the NBA postseason

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The Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics Advance to the Conference Finals

Logan and Raja return to you the morning after the Phoenix Suns fell disgracefully to the Dallas Mavericks in one of the greatest Game 7 collapses of all time

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What Will the Celtics and Heat Try to Take Away From Each Other?

Two of the NBA’s best defenses will face off in an Eastern Conference finals grudge match. What can we expect to see? It’s more about what we can expect not to see.

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The Suns Have Questions to Answer Before They Can Rise Again

A stunning Game 7 loss isn’t all Phoenix has to wrestle with. From Chris Paul’s long-term status to a few key contracts, the Suns’ offseason will likely decide if and when they make it back to the NBA Finals.

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Nine Numbers That Tell the Story of the Mavs’ Game 7 Evisceration of the Suns

Just how bad was the Dallas beatdown? Let us count the ways.

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Who Is the Title Favorite Entering the Conference Finals?

The defending champs are out. The Suns are gone too. Who is most likely to win it all? Our model breaks it down.

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Boston Prevails in Game 7 and the Mavs Blow Out the Suns With Ryen Russillo

Bill and Ryen discuss their dream Finals matchups, where Jayson Tatum ranks among top NBA players, and whether the Suns blew their title window

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The Philadelphia 76ers Exit Interview

The Athletic’s Derek Bodner joins to discuss the Sixers’ elimination

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Tatum Explodes, Warriors Advance, and Game 7 Previews With Bill Simmons and Mo Dakhil

Bill Simmons joins Kevin to talk Celtics-Bucks, and The Athletic’s Mo Dakhil joins to break down every series

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Friday-Night Game 6 Bets

JJ and House also quickly preview the upcoming PGA Championship

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Jimmy Butler Lets the Sixers Know They Picked the Wrong Guy

Three years ago, Philly pointed the finger at Butler and sent him packing after an early playoff exit. Now Butler has returned the favor, sending his former team home while reminding them of the gravity of their mistakes.

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Is Memphis the NBA’s Next Small-Market Success Story?

Injuries and growing pains may keep them from advancing past the second round, but the Grizzlies have built the foundation of a team that could win big in the not-too-distant future

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Philly Implodes, Apex Giannis vs. Apex LeBron, and the Worst Celtics Losses Ever

Rob Mahoney and Chris Ryan join Bill Simmons to discuss the Heat’s win over the Sixers

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Did the Bucks Punch Their Finals Ticket? What to Make of the Warriors’ Historic Loss, Plus Ben Wallace on Today’s Best Defenders.

Russillo shares his thoughts on the Bucks’ Game 5 win over the Celtics in Boston before talking with Ben Wallace about today’s best defensive NBA players

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Is This James Harden’s New Reality?

Aside from one big game, the oft-traded superstar’s struggles have carried on into the playoffs. Is this just who the former MVP is now? And if so, what does that mean for the Sixers’ future?

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The Bucks Come Back Against the Celtics and the Grizzlies Blow Out the Warriors

Justin, Rob, and Wos discuss Giannis’s big game in the Bucks’ comeback road win and Memphis’s domination of the Warriors to force Game 6

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Jrue Holiday Snatches Game 5 Away From the Celtics

Boston was a Marcus Smart layup away from taking a 3-2 lead. Then the Bucks’ defensive stalwart swooped in for a legendary highlight and threw Game 5 right back in their faces.

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The Heat Regain the Upper Hand by Unraveling the Sixers

Miami brought Philadelphia’s momentum to a screeching halt in Game 5, shutting down Joel Embiid and baffling their opponents on defense. Have the Heat found their blueprint to advance?

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Phoenix Takes Charge, Brady’s TV Gig, and a Celts-Bucks Classic With Jonathan Tjarks, Bryan Curtis, and Chris Mannix

Bill talks with SI’s Chris Mannix about why Boston’s Game 4 win was the most important of the Tatum-Brown era, some Lakers dysfunction, and Canelo Alvarez’s loss to Dmitry Bivol

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Al Horford Balling Out, Stop With the Whining, and Embiid Makes All the Difference

The guys also give major credit to Jason Kidd for the adjustments he’s made since dropping the first two games

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NBA Picks for Tuesday and Wednesday

JJ and House also recap the Kentucky Derby

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Can the Sixers Win the East? And How to Guard Luka With Raja Bell. Plus, Life Advice With Comedian Nikki Glaser.

Russillo shares his thoughts on all four NBA conference semifinal series before speaking with Raja Bell and Nikki Glaser

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The Al Horford Game Saves the Celtics’ Season

Horford’s ice-cold dunk on Giannis shifted not only the vibe in Game 4, but also maybe in this slugfest of a series

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Grizzlies Lose Their Grip In Game 4, and the Celtics Make a Necessary Comeback

Plus, predictions for Game 5 of Heat-Sixers and Mavs-Suns

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Joel Embiid Has Changed the Face of the Sixers-Heat Series

Philly’s masked avenger has upended the second-round playoff matchup, mostly with his mere presence on the court

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JaVale McGee Is Getting the Last Laugh

Once an NBA punch line, McGee has become the role player every title contender needs

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NBA Playoff Update and Triple Logoman Pull

Plus, Jeremy Lee on his NHL card collection and answering mailbag questions