Show Recap: October 29, 2019 (Girl Power…again!)

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Opening Tip (New)
Embiid’s “No trash talk” promise ended by shimmy?

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“This is not trash talking, this is just the flex” – Ogwumike

Panel:

Panel (10-29)


First Half

Monologue: A tale of two revenge games


Knicks providing reasons for hope?

“It is providing hope. I’m hopeful that they’re able to play hard and at least build a foundation for the future” – Ogwumike

“It was the way they won. Knicks were feeling it” – Shelburne

Russ: 21 points, 12 rebounds, 9 assists in win vs OKC

“When I hoop, I have no friends” – Westbrook

Rockets integrating Russ perfectly?

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“They’re doing great. This is what they envisioned: He pushes the pace and plays at this style. This is actually more of a Mike D’Antoni type style than James Harden was playing over the last couple years. It’s a promising start” – Shelburne

“Rockets have more balance at the PG position now. Last year, Rockets were 4th worse in pace. Now, they’re the 4th best [in pace], that’s the Russell Westbrook effect” – Ogwumike


Distant Replay 2 OTD in 2003 – A young LeBron James stealing the ball and throwing down a monster jam on the other end!

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Make or Miss League (Jusuf Nurkic)

Make (Highlights)
Would you rather cross or dunk on someone?

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“I’d rather cross someone up. Those are iconic” – Ogwumike

“The dunk” – Shelburne

Miss (Explanations)
Did this really deserve a flagrant 2?

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“It’s a little harsh. But you have to sell that it wasn’t that bad. Maybe it was his reaction to it” – Shelburne

Make (Spooky Szn)
Best halloween costume so far?

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KAT and Covington

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Ogwumike: Game of Thrones

Miss (Careers)
Is Jordan Poole excited for October to end?

Make (Skrt Skrt)
So, Fred VanVleet has this in his bag?

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Let’s…

Run it Back

Ankle breakers

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4) Isaiah Rider on Willie Anderson in 19943etpur

3) Kemba on Mirotic in 2014
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2) Wade on O.J. Mayo in 2008
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1) Harden on Wesley Johnson in 20183etq9j

Moving on…

Who will get last laugh: Warriors or critics?

Steph/Draymond:

“The critics. Warriors have been so good for so long that they’ve been immune to a lot of criticism. Their defense has been the issue” – Ogwumike

“My thought is Charles [Barkley]. He was, on opening night, pretty cold” – Shelburne


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Second Half

Buy KD’s hands-off approach to Kyrie’s temperament?

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Discussion:

Surprised by Kawhi’s passing this year?
Has 30 assists thru 4 games

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“I love it. He’s getting that MVP treatment. This is the best version of Kawhi just because of his ability to create for others” – Ogwumike

“He’s doing this because he’s taking what the game is giving him. He’s taking what opponents are forcing him to do” – Shelburne


Bucks supporting cast underrated?

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“I guess they’re underrated in that Giannis gets a lot of the attention. This is reminding me of Mike’s [Budenholzer] team in Atlanta. It’s always how Mike’s teams like to play” – Shelburne

“They can’t be underrated when they just won 60 games a season ago. They’ve surrounded Giannis with people that he could be confident in distributing the ball to” – Ogwumike

“To me, they should always have gotten more credit than they did coming into this season. I’m not a huge fan of supporting cast. The question remains though: Is this a team that can win in the playoffs?” – Nichols

NCAA votes to allow athletes to profit off likeness

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Discussion:


Distant Replay 2 OTD in 2003 – Baron Davis gets fancy on the fastbreak!

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Expectations for Jimmy Butler’s first game?

“They’ve already surprised us without Jimmy. This is where the identity is going to come through” – Ogwumike

“He is the type of player that not only does he appreciate it, it makes him feel validated in Miami” – Shelburne

League PassMavs at Nuggets
Better duo: Jokic-Murray or Doncic-Porzingis?

“Doncic-Porzingis just because their ceiling is so high” – Shelburne

“I see the Doncic-Porzingis duo working” – Nichols

At the Buzzer (New)
Was Rachel’s timing on spill accidental?

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“It was an accident” – Nichols

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