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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

In Part 1 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Celtics eliminating the Bucks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. They talk about where Jayson Tatum ranks among top NBA players, whether the Bucks could’ve made any adjustments to change the outcome, some trademark moments from the series, why Bill’s superstitions wouldn’t allow him to watch Game 7 in Boston, a look ahead to Celtics-Heat, and more!

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


In Part 2 of a two-part podcast, The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Ryen Russillo to discuss the Suns’ historic Game 7 collapse against the Mavericks in the Western Conference semifinals, whether or not Phoenix has missed their title window, how the loss may affect the Suns’ roster for 2023, and more (0:50), before talking about Luka Doncic’s dominance on offense and his defensive effort, a “Western Conference finals draft,” the NBA’s dream Finals matchup, James Harden’s decline during the 76ers’ Round 2 exit, and more (31:50).

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


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