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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Tuesday, 11-12-19:

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NBA Update:

  • Utah’s got more chemistry than any given episode of Breaking Bad, and with their main weapon — Kid Dynomite Donovan — that’s more than enough to eviscerate the Nets. #Nets #Jazz
  • Bad loss for the well meaning Nuggets, who need to work on their defense if they intend to be taken seriously as a Western Power. #Hawks #Nuggets
  • Powerful Philly toys with its disadvantaged opponent and ends up with a fortuitous dead Cav bounce. #Cavaliers #Sixers
  • Pacers make that case that Thunder Road has become a very unforgiving place … utterly forgettable OKC left to languish with a puny 85 point output … little big gun Chris Paul finishes with 7. #Thunder #Pacers
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Wednesday, 11-6-19:

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NBA Update:

  • In a wildly entertaining game, Clips can’t keep G-man away from the glass and fall by five to the relentless Bucks. Making threes is nice, but better to make the big man shoot jumpers and give the ball up. #Bucks #Clippers
  • It’s early in the year, but already the “Sicks” are making a serious run for Worst in New York … and that’s no small task given the local competition (or should be say, lack thereof). #Knicks #Pistons
  • Playing small … and without Wall … is not a pleasant place for the wallowing Wizzards. #Wizards #Pacers.
  • Getting effective leadership from Siakam and Lowry, the Raptors don’t look too psyched out by the departure of Leonard. #Kings #Raptors
  • Golden State’s a pitiful 2-6, and this state of disarray certainly isn’t bothering the rest of the NBA. #Warriors #Rockets
  • Donovan turned it on in the third, and the Jazz play successfully to a packed house in toppling the tough Sixers. #Sixers #Jazz
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Tuesday, 11-5-19:

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NBA Update:

  • When it comes to winning, well-balanced Nuggets resume their regularity. #Heat #Nuggets
  • Lakers living large with LeBron et al., … and loving it. #Lakers #Bulls
  • Hawks take advantage of an off night from SA big men to do a successful fly-by of the sluggish Spurs. #Spurs #Hawks
  • Hornets truck past the Pacers in OT on the heels of Bismack. #Pacers #Hornets
  • Good god Gordon, you were good tonight. Gordo leads the Celtics past the competitive Cavs. #Celtics #Cavaliers
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Friday, 1-1-19:

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NBA Update:

  • To their credit, Fizdale and friends didn’t fizzle out in the fourth … they just ran out of gas when Tatum turned terminator. #Knicks #Celtics
  • Bragging rights for Brogdon, who’s done good early on for his new mates. #Cavaliers #Pacers
  • Rockets were jacking up all sorts of garbage Barclays, and not much was falling; nice win for the upset minded Nets. #Nets #Rockets
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Wednesday, 10-30-19:

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NBA Update:

  • On a night when its baseball team lost its orbit and came crashing back to earth, the Rockets escape the same fate by scoring an incredible 149 (without overtime), getting by on a typically prolific display by Boss Ball Hogg Harden. #Rockets #Wizards
  • Celtics are humming, riding some decidedly pleasing chemistry now that Kemba is manning the controls. Great win for Boston against the slightly scuffling Bucks. #Bucks #Celtics
  • Sixers continue to play big, dominating the boards and generally pushing around the shiver me timbers Timberwolves. #Timberwolves #Sixers
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Friday, 10-25-19:

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NBA Update:

  • Towns really does to town down low, on a night when Charlotte missed the Zeller feller. #Timberwolves #Hornets
  • Nugget of wisdom for Denver — if the guy in the other team’s jersey is shooting a desperation heave from half court … don’t foul him… Nugs find a way to survive by one in OT
  • Kyree apparently feels quite at home as a Brooklyn Net, turning the offense on just in time in the fourth quarter, avoid his team from getting upset by, god forbid, the eternally sick Knicks. #Knicks #Nets
  • Storm warnings go unheeded in OKC, as Wizards pay no mind to the depleted Thunder. Paul looks less than thrilled by his new surroundings, going for single digits on horrid shooting. #Wizards #Thunder
  • New look Celtics grind out a tough win over defending champs, despite shooting a pretty miserable 38%. Brown and Tatum team to provide excellent leadership, along with a big contribution from Kemba in a 4th quarter turnaround. #Raptors #Celtics
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Thursday, 10-24-19:

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NBA Update:

  • Warriors look more like Pacific coast pacifists as they get their doors blown off in the home opener by Kawhi’s sharp edged Clippers. It’s only one game, but GSW looks like it is still reeling from the Toronto take down, and sorely misses the leadership of Durant and Splash Brother No. 2. #Clippers #Warriors
  • Bucks wake up with wild 4th quarter finish to unplug the Rockets from their energy sockets in the round of Houston’s noble experiment with Boss Ball Hogg Harden and Russell Athletic; indeed, the Beard looked a bit lost and out of sorts, going a very messy 2 for 13. #Bucks #Rockets
  • Young Trae shows the Hawks the way in Atlanta’s opener at Little Caesar’s, serving up trays, upon trays of specialty threes. #Hawks #Pistons

 

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On the “On the verge of a major vacation” CDST show (Part 1):

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On the “On the verge of a major vacation” CDST show (Part 1):
— A moment of reflection, before my holy pilgrimage to the land inhabited by the Pilgrims
— Not too many teams in MLB have standing in the standings to even think about playing in October
— Is this as good as it gets for Les Mets, whose bullpen is no longer Les Miserables
— Fleming has unlimited capacity for sports trivia but must filibuster for more washing and drying capacity
— Being an overpaid prick and a primadonna is a lethal combination, eh Philadelphia
— Just keep obliterating those third rate O’s when they’re down, as they get spanked in succession by the Yankees and the Stros.
— Goldy continues to finger the cardinal sinner Buccos for the most cruel and unusual punishment;
— Michael is a picture of impressive sync at the plate, just like his photogenic mommy Ruiz in the 1984 Olympic swimming pool (they definitely took the wrong Conforto’s clothes off in celebration?)
— 11 power punches by Pete and there will be a very large, happy polar bear jumping into the drink at Jones Beach.
— You should be suspended for losing 1 to the Royals … oh sorry, that was what actually happened to the Bosox the next game.
— Boston’s starting rotation looks pretty rotten, and that’s direct quotation; Cashner as money in the bank … don’t count on it.
— Le’veon lets it be known he doesn’t do preseason thunderstorms
— Vowing to give us the headless horseman treatment, Antonio lobbies to be treated like a grandfather; Tank gives us a Hard Knocks update
— A perhaps overzealous Big Ben is now playing the big heavy in Pittsburgh’s locker room; ChabDog thinks the Steelers have only themselves to blame for this bad situation (too much job security for Tomlin)
— Memo to Brandon: The water at Amity Island is “just fine”. Just ask Chief Brody.
— Rocky is turning into Mickey.
— Patricia’s working with a bunch of real plebieans in Detroit.
— Caruso gets into the nitty gritty details on why NE’s defense will be excessively stingy this year.
— Some deluded person on our show starts ‘supposin that the Fins will win 8 with Rosen and then bugs out to finish his laundry/weight lifting.
— Tank’s underwear drawer houses a real large Rainbow Push Coalition
— Take a wild ride around the track at Daytona, when in ’79, Yarborough crashed into a blocking Allison, leaving room for survivor Petty to slip in for a 6th crown. And then fisticuffs to finish, with brother Bobby joining in.
— Maahk and I discuss his future as the next “Benny Parsons” … another guy who started out as a cabbie
— You know you’re living healthy when your ice cream is avacado.
— What it’s like to be flagged as a crank caller to the NFL’s league office; it’s hard for a Revere boy to camoflage his hard New England accent
— Let’s hear it for Heroes and Dragons in South Carolina … tell them Godefylife.com just sent you.
— It was hailing Halo runs last night at Fenway… uugh!
— Red Sox have experienced a touch too much of Brian Johnson.
— As for the Yankee’s bullpen, let’s not get into it.
— When Frank throws in the towel on his hometown team, that’s a pretty big towel.

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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Thursday, 7-11-19:

NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives, Thursday, 7-11-19:

  • What’s happening in H-town? The Rockets hope to charge up their sagging prospects by acquiring a real keg of dyn-o-mite, while returning Chris “the human fruitcake” Paul to the doorstep of the blundering Thunder. Yes, Mr. St. Farm is being passed around again like a very unwanted, leftover Xmas gift, and we’re not even in the holiday season. But before we place Houston in the upper echelon of Western contenders, truth be told they still have very little to show for themselves on the inside. It would have been nice if OKC had thrown in Steven Adams for good measure. #Rockets #Thunder
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, June 13 (Playoffs, Finals) (click for audio)

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NBA Update:

  • Surprise, surprise. This year’s road warriors were the Raptors, not the Warriors.
    It’s a welcome sight, seeing some fresh blood at the top of the NBA. These guys withstood everything GSW had to offer, including a hostile crowd, a very dramatic, motivational twist and turn in the game involving Klay’s wounded knee, a slew of big shots from wiggly Iggy, and all the usual hysterics and antics from Draymond Green.

    And Kawhi makes a strong statement that he, not LeBron, is now the most impactful and valuable player in the NBA. He ignored public opinion and peer pressure and wisely took the time he needed to heal up, and now all that hard work and dedication is reaping monster dividends. Congratulations to the Raptors … and quite possibly, goodbye to the Warriors’ dynasty. Despite the Splash Brothers’ best, most valiant efforts, the mystique has at least been tarnished. #Raptors #Warriors

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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Monday, June 10 (Playoffs, Finals) (click for audio)

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NBA Update (Playoffs, Finals):

  • Durant starts but can’t finish, and in the process may be in much worse shape with that scarier than scary injury to the Achilles. Was he properly rehabbed before venturing forth to give his teammates a much needed lift? It’s not at all clear allowing him to play in this condition was a wise move. We’re all aware of great displays of guts and grit that can inspire your team to victory; however, this is the kind of injury that can ruin a career, and what are we talking about here … a 3rd straight title in the midst of what could be many more finals opportunities. Discretion would probably have been the better part of valor, but it is what it is. All we can say is that the beaten up Warriors are apparently good enough to hang around with a younger, less experienced Raptor team, and if Toronto’s leadership quotient does not figure more prominently in crunch time, that could yield another title … just barely.

    Tonight’s loss up North was indeed one the home team wishes it could have back. Unfortunately, with a bit over 2 minutes left they went into a shell, ruthlessly ran the shot clock down when they had the ball, and committed that fatal sin of playing “not to lose”. That only works under such circumstances when the shot clock match is decidedly in your favor, which tonight was not the case. And Nick Nurse must shoulder a heavy part of the blame for not having a better play handy to close out the game. No, you don’t want Kyle Lowry taking a corner three, when your main man has found his shot and is able to penetrate the soft underbelly of the GSW defense with relative impunity. What an empty feeling it must have been for the rowdy reptile rooters, seeing that shot clank, unbelievably, off the side of the back board. Ouch! I guess that’s cruel karma for you, after the ill advised cheers for a fallen Warrior. #Raptors #Warriors

 

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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Friday, June 7 (Playoffs, Finals) (click for audio)

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NBA Update (Playoffs, Finals):

  • Toronto’s about to prove what the world knew all along … there’s more to championship basketball than jacking up threes and playing from the outside in. Kawhi has his usual stellar numbers, and the Raptors get huge lifts from Ibaka and VanVleet. Durant can come back, but it won’t matter, and does he really feel like he can mix it up with the rugged Eastern Conference champions in this condition. #Raptors #Warriors

 

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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Wednesday, June 5 (Playoffs, Finals) (click for audio)

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NBA Update (Playoffs, Finals):

  • Deeply satisfying win for the Raptors, who took away GSW’s manhood with deadly shooting from every orifice of the Oracle, and despite the best scurrying of Dubonaire Curry, … who unleashed for an extremely obnoxious 47. The Warriors will try to regroup and lick their wounds, while the Raptors know they need to remember who they really are for a successful replay of this result in Game 4. #Raptors #Warriors
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NBA Update, Recap and Perspectives: Sunday, June 2 (Playoffs, Finals) (click for audio)

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NBA Update (Playoffs, Finals):

  • The depleted, but composed, defending champs hold on for an important win on foreign soil, after the Raptors go cold turkey from the field for long stretches of the 2nd half. It appeared Leonard got a bit tired from carrying such a heavy load, and there just wasn’t much help coming from the secondary contributors in the line up. Forget about running plays, setting screens and getting reasonable shots in crunch time; for Toronto, it was all about kicking out for hope threes or looking for contact and getting to the line. They’ll need to run their half court offense a lot better if they expect to steal one in Oakland. And the defense was generally weak, with the Warriors getting too many open looks; this turned out to be a terrific confidence booster for Cook, Cousins and Bogut. #Warriors #Raptors
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