Show Recap: May 17, 2018 (From ESPN HQ in Bristol)

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Opening Tip
Is this Rockets response to Cavs matching suits?


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Looking “good” gentlemen!

Today’s Panel:


First Half

Opening Monologue: “Rockets wanted it more in Game 2” – Nichols
“Tonight we were at a 95” – Harden
“Playing with more force” – D’Antoni


–More impressed by Rockets offense or defense in Game 2?

Believe Curry’s knee is no issue?
Via Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated



May 17, 2006 – Michael Finley with the nasty one-handed dunk vs the Mavs!

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Kawhi Make or Miss

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Throwbacks; What jersey will JaVale wear next?

Last night, he wore a Jackie Moon jersey form the movie, Semi-Pro:JaVale

On Monday, he wore a Bel-Air Academy jersey:javale-2.jpg

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Subtlety; Ed Malloy taking after Joey Crawford?
Got really into this blocking call last night

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Swaggy D; What got into Nick Young on this possession?
4th quarter, James Harden gets locked up by Nick Young

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Footing; CP3 trying extra hard to get Steph back for 2015?
For the second game in a row, CP made Steph fall.

Game 2:

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Game 1:

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Nicknames; Smart for Draymond Green to trademark “Hampton 5”? (Via TMZ)
FYI: Tim Kawakami of The Athletic came up with this nickname

Hampton 5

Topics (Cont’d):

–Mike Budenholzer’s biggest challenge with Bucks job?

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Second Half

Excerpt of Kobe Bryant’s Detail, which highlights LeBron James and his postup game (Watch it from the 12:23-13:03 mark of the video on ESPN+)
It was particularly talking about his lethal post-game

Topics (Cont’d):

–What’s preventing LeBron from posting up more?


–Reaction to J.R. Smith’s “Hero Ball” comment?


Kerr right to be concerned about Warriors effort?


Granting Producer Danny’s wish as The Jump does a…

RecountNote: Taking both the regular season and playoffs into account 

Who is your MVP right now?mvp.JPG

Who is your Rookie of The Year right now?ROY

Who is your Coach of the Year right now?COY

–Strange for @Raptors to congratulate Casey?

May 17, 1998 – Michael Jordan with the tough reverse layup vs the Pacers!

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Time to…

Run it Back
Sounds of the ECF between the Cavs and Celtics, by NBA Films

–Trust Celtics on road in Game 3?



–Expect Curry to bounce back in Game 3?
–Which series will go longer?


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