Show Recap: October 30, 2018

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Opening Tip
Spurs to retire Manu Ginobili’s No. 20 jersey March 28

“He was the one who invented the Eurostep” – Pierce

Today’s Panel:

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Starting from the left: Rachel Nichols, NBA Champion Paul Pierce and Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady

Brian Windhorst (Second Half Only)

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First Half

Monologue: Klay Thompson sets NBA record with 14 threes vs Bulls
Klay Thompson, international man of mystery…and 3-pointers

Klay Thompson may be the best shooter…EVER!
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But Thompson is not the best player on his team thanks to these guys

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It’s raining threes!
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After the game, Klay quoted Jackie Moon from the basketball movie, Semi-Pro

Klay’s 52 points in just 27 minutes is just more points per minute than Kobe’s 81!

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Made 14 threes and dribbled 9 times…TOTAL!

Last week against the Clippers, Harden took 9 dribbles just to make a 3 pointer!

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Over the summer, Jabari Parker had said: “NBA players don’t get paid to play defense”

Halftime score: 92-50!

Fred Hoiberg on what he said to the guys after their blowout loss to the Warriors (Via Sam Smith):

Klay Thompson breaking Steph’s three point record as both players raised their arms:

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Want to see Klay as No. 1 option?

“The defense was horrendous” – TMac on the Bulls defense last night

“I like him in this role right here. They got a great system” – Pierce

“I would love to see it because of his shooting ability” – TMac

“I rather see a show every night” – Nichols

LeBron: “You probably don’t want to be around when my patience runs out”
When will LeBron’s patience with Lakers run out?

“They got to have a winning week this week” – TMac

“Luke [Walton] is a fabulous coach, but the finger is going to be pointed at Luke and if they don’t turn this around, I’m afraid Luke will be out” – TMac

“These guys are young and don’t know how to win yet. LeBron is going to be patience. He knows what he got himself into” – Pierce


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October 30, 2001 – Tracy McGrady with the nasty throwdown on the Raptors!

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It’s a…

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Right, Patrick Beverley?

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Buckets; Sign of things to come from Luka?
Scored 31 points on 11-18 shooting in a loss vs the Spurs

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Control; How many techs will Lance [Stephenson] bait guys into this year?

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Bonding; Patrick Beverley credits early Clippers success to getting drunk together?

Via LA Times:

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Awareness; Trae Young: Come for the shooting, stay for the passing

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Fountain of Youth; Will Vince ever not be able to do a windmill?

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Vince Carter’s best windmills:

1999 vs Bucks
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2002 vs Clippers
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2000 vs 76ers
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Moving on…

What did you learn about Timberwolves last night?

“I didn’t learn anything about them. They’re playing the Lakers” – Pierce

“They didn’t learn anything” – TMac

KAT’s big game a big deal?

“This is what he’s supposed to do every night” – TMac

“This is what you expect of him” – Pierce

“He needs to be consistent for them to win and needs to put up double-doubles (20ppg/10rpg) every night” – Pierce


Second Half

Warriors week in review:

Wednesday: Curry scores 51 in 3 quarters

Friday: KD scores 25 in 4th quarter vs Knicks

Monday: Klay sets New record with 14 threes

Gap between Warriors and rest of league even wider now?

“It’s a ‘Michael Strahan’ size gap between the Warriors and the rest of the league” – TMac

“Their joy is back. This road trip, it was blast” – Windhorst

“We are now seeing the Warriors play great. Look out” – Windhorst

“To have this type of energy and focus is scary” – TMac

“Is it possible all three of them (KD, Steph and Klay) win MVP?” – TMac on whether that trio continue to play that well for the rest of the season

Is DeRozan changing how you view Spurs?

“DeMar is in a perfect situation. He’s being taught by one of the greatest coaches ever” – TMac

“He’s filling that role that Kawhi had last year” – Pierce

“I like that DeMar is smiling. He’s enjoying this and enjoys being a playmaker” -Windhorst

Cavs to host 2022 All-Star Game (Via Brian Windhorst)

“It’s good for the Cavs to have good news this week because they’ve had a bad week. This is a give back” – Windhorst


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Kyrie scoring 3 points last game

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Pierce: Nothing
“He’s learning that you have so many great teammates that you don’t have to put up big numbers every night to win”

Windhorst: Something
“He got a haircut and he was talking about the entire season so far”

Bucks 7-0 start

McGrady: Something
“I want to see them play against elite competition in the East, like Boston”

Pierce: Everything
“Giannis is the best player in the Eastern Conference. The have to advance [in the playoffs] this year”

Windhorst: Something
“It’s their best start since 1971 which was Vince Carter’s rookie year”

As The Kings Turn
Kings above .500 record

McGrady: Everything
“They’re competitive now. They’re not a laughing stock of the NBA. Hopefully they can continue to play this way”

Pierce: Something

Windhorst: Everything

DeAndre Jordan shooting 81% from the free throw line

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Pierce: Everything
“I saw him practice every single day. He made them all the time and now it’s carrying over in the game”

McGrady: Everything
“You always want to go into the offseason and come back with something that you can bring to your team and your game. He’s always had a nice stroke”

Windhorst: Nothing
“You don’t improve by 40 percentage points in one year”


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October 30, 2001 – Peja Stojakovic with the behind the back pass to Bobby Jackson!

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Pierce and McGrady: Sixers

“They got to show that they can beat one of those teams (Pistons, Celtics) if they want to be a contender this year” – Pierce

“They’re lacking shooting right now” – McGrady

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Pierce and McGrady: Rockets

“They look like a totally different team. It just feels weird with them” – McGrady

“This is the team that we said is going to challenge Golden State. They’re not looking like that” – Pierce


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“They should push it back a couple of weeks. Guys need that rest” – Pierce

“I don’t care because we don’t play no more” – TMac