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Trae Grows Up, MSG’s Revival, the Panic Battle of L.A., Sleeper Memphis, and More

Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to recap the opening weekend of the NBA playoffs, including the Grizzlies’ upset win over the Jazz. Plus, Sean Fennessey joins the pod to discuss the Knicks’ loss to the Hawks.

In Part 2 of the Sunday-night podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Grizzlies’ win over the Jazz in Game 1 (2:00), the Lakers losing their first game to the Suns (24:00), the Mavericks’ Game 1 upset over the Clippers, Trail Blazers–Nuggets (42:30), Game 2 predictions, an impromptu Parent Corner, and more (1:08:30).

The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 NBA playoff basketball! In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, Sean Fennessey makes a cameo to discuss the Knicks’ Game 1 loss to the Hawks (3:45), the Bucks’ hard-fought win over the Heat and why it was a must-win (31:30), the Nets’ double-digit victory over the Celtics, 76ers-Wizards, NBA ratings, and more (55:30).

Host: Bill Simmons
Guest: Ryen Russillo, Sean Fennessey
Producer: Kyle Crichton


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