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The Clippers Are Back in Control. The Lakers Face Some Questions.

Plus, what moves will the Celtics have to make during the offseason?

2021 NBA Playoffs - LA Clippers v Dallas Mavericks Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images


In Part 2 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 of the NBA Western Conference playoffs. They talk about the Clippers’ Game 4 blowout win vs. the Mavericks, Luka Doncic’s injury, and Kawhi Leonard’s impressive series stats (2:00). Then they discuss the Suns’ Game 4 win vs. the Lakers, Anthony Davis’s groin injury, Chris Paul rallying back from his shoulder injury, Deandre Ayton’s real-time development, looking ahead to Game 5 in Phoenix, and more (22:00). Next they hit on Jazz-Grizzlies, Donovan Mitchell’s return, a confusing Nuggets–Trail Blazers series, and more (48:30).


In Part 1 of the two-part Sunday podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss Round 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs. They talk about the Nets’ shellacking of the Celtics in Game 4 as well as some tough decisions Boston may have to make during the offseason (3:00). Then they discuss the Bucks sweeping the Heat, how Milwaukee will match up with their likely Round 2 opponent in the Nets (25:30), the 76ers’ 3-0 series lead vs. the Wizards as Philly looks ahead to face the winner of Knicks-Hawks, another Knicks loss to the Hawks bringing the series to 3-1, Trae Young’s phenomenal play, how New York should handle Julius Randle’s contract, and more (51:00).

Host: Bill Simmons
Guest: Ryen Russillo
Producer: Kyle Crichton

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