Show Recap: May 10, 2018

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Opening Tip
Feel bad for Robert Covington?

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Today’s Panel:

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First Half

Opening Monologue: “Time to stop underrating the Celtics” – Nichols

Topics:

–Confident Celtics can beat Cavs?


Replay
May 10, 1998 – Shaq playing “Point-Center,” runs down the court and finishes with a tough layup!

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Creativity; What should Simmons take away from his first postseason?
“What we all been saying: Get a jump shot and he will be unguardable in this league” – TMac

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Balance; Does Marcus Smart practice these shots?

This shot didn’t count last night:

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Similar play from the same spot a few years ago vs Toronto (this counted)

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Motivation; Markelle Fultz didn’t play a single minute in 2nd round

Fultz left this message on his Instagram story (IG/markellefultz):

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Bank Accounts; Would you pay $1,000 to attend WCF Game?
According to a secondary market ticket broker

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Illuminati; The 4 teams that played on opening night are playing in conference finals

Opening Night: Cavs over Celtics, 102-99 | Rockets over Warriors, 122-121


Topics (Cont’d):

–How worried should Warriors be about Rockets?

T.J. McConnell wearing his wedding suit at his exit interview (Via Jessica Camerato)


Second Half

Topics (Cont’d):

–Has the Drew Bledsoe thing gone too far for Celtics?

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–Sixers waste huge opportunity this postseason?
–How far along is the process?
–Too early to say Celtics won trade with Sixers in 2017 draft?

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Today…

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Sixers next moves by Bobby Marks (ESPN)


Topics (Cont’d):

PG undergoes knee scope, out 6-8 weeks | Where does PG-13 land this summer?

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Will PG-13 don the purple and gold this summer?

–Aldridge called Dame about coming back to Portland? (Via Ken Berger of B/R)

 

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Credit: Ken Berger of B/R

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–Luka Doncic Euroleague accolades a big deal?

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Replay
May 10, 1974 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with the game-winning Skyhook vs the Celtics! (Game 6 of the 1974 NBA Finals)

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Time to…
Run it Back

–More competitive conference finals series?

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–#Haywatch is back with a bang!

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Buzzer

Nick Collison, a letter with Royce Young, announces his retirement after 15 NBA seasons

Shoutout to Shea Serrano from the Ringer who got a gym named after him for the school he taught at before he got into the NBA! Congrats!

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