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ESPN's Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.

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ESPN's Zach Lowe talks to various basketball people about various basketball things.

    First Round Deep Dive with Coach David Thorpe

    First Round Deep Dive with Coach David Thorpe

    Zach discusses the Warriors being eliminated from playoff contention and questions if this is the end of this team as we know them, then he is joined by David Thorpe for their annual 8x8 first round deep dive.
    0:00 The Warriors being eliminated by the Kings.
    19:10 Injury updates following the play-in.
    25:55 Minnesota vs. Phoenix series preview
    41:20 Sixers vs. Knicks preview
    51:42 Lakers vs. Nuggets preview
    1:04:00 Clippers vs. Mavs series preview
    1:17:00 Magic vs.Cavs series preview.
    1:26:45 Pacers vs. Bucks preview.
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    Regular Season Conclusion, Play-In Preview, and Awards Picks.

    Regular Season Conclusion, Play-In Preview, and Awards Picks.

    Zach is joined by ESPN's Chris Herring to review Sunday's regular-season conclusion, preview the four play-in games and four playoff series that we know so far, and give their final awards picks for the 2024 season.
    7:00 Winners and losers from Sunday's regular season conclusion
    12:15 Is Orlando actually a good matchup for the Cavs?
    18:00- The Phoenix Suns avoiding the Play-In by beating the Wolves
    24:30- Can the Bucks beat the Pacers without Giannis?
    30:00- The Mavericks-Clippers Trilogy
    36:45- Lakers vs. Pelicans Play-In preview
    49:54- Philadelphia vs. Miami Play-In preview
    1:00:30- Warriors vs. Kings Play-In rematch from last year's playoffs
    1:09:45- Hawks vs. Bulls Play-In
    1:17:20- Rapid-Fire Awards Picks.
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Giannis' Injury, Knicks-Celtics, Playoff Seeding Possibilities, and the MVP Race

    Giannis' Injury, Knicks-Celtics, Playoff Seeding Possibilities, and the MVP Race

    Zach asks injury expert Jeff Stotts about the extent of Giannis Antentokounmpo's injury and his potential recovery timetable. Then The Athletic's Mo Dakhil joins to discuss Knicks-Celtics, playoff seeding, and the MVP race.


    What will Giannis' recovery look like? (1:27)

    Dakhil (17:20)

    Does anything concern you about the Celtics? (21:03)

    Knicks are a joy to watch (24:26)

    Jrue Holiday extension (32:01)

    Bucks make a starting lineup change (36:34)

    Nuggets move into pole position in the West (45:12)

    MVP race is not over (51:45)

    West seeding possibilities (1:01:18)
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Final Week Frenzy, All-Defense, and All-NBA Races

    Final Week Frenzy, All-Defense, and All-NBA Races

    Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks weigh in on the pivotal races in the Western Conference. Then ESPN's Tim Bontemps joins to discuss the logjam behind Boston in the East, what's gone wrong in Cleveland, and how their All-Defense and All-NBA ballots are shaping up.

    The race for 6th in the West (3:21)

    How the top spot will be determined in the West (20:05)

    The muddled East from 2 to 8 (33:42)

    Who's the biggest threat to Boston in the East? (39:55)

    What's gone wrong in Cleveland? (54:07)

    All-Defense Teams (1:14:37)

    All-NBA Teams (1:19:39)
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Playoff Push with Kevin Pelton

    The Playoff Push with Kevin Pelton

    Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton discuss the Sixers' chances now that Joel Embiid is back in the fold, how seeds 3 through 5 might shake out in the East, the race for the top seed in the West, how dangerous the Lakers can be, and what to make of the Suns and Clippers.

    Sixers with Embiid (10:31)

    Are the Heat going to heat up or what? (24:01)

    Knicks without Randle (27:14)

    Cavs and Magic (35:26)

    Race for top seed in the West (44:35)

    How dangerous can the Lakers be? (49:56)

    Wolves without KAT (1:00:10)

    Suns coming together (1:03:09)

    Can the Clippers find the magic they had earlier in the year? (1:05:59)
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Embiid's Return, Charging Mavs, and Most Improved Player Candidates

    Embiid's Return, Charging Mavs, and Most Improved Player Candidates

    Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss Joel Embiid's expected return to the Sixers, the charging Mavericks, and a trio of teams succeeding without an injured star. Plus, TrueHoop's David Thorpe joins to run through the top candidates for Most Improved Player.

    Impact of Embiid's return (1:04)

    Mavs currently in 5th in the West (9:42)

    Hawks without Trae, Wolves without KAT, and Rockets without Sengun (30:57)

    Thorpe (48:10)

    Most Improved Player candidates (49:55)
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    • 1 hr 46 min

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… building a mansion. Twelve bricks at a time. *** Fat Princess Zion ain’t balling ‘cause Fat Princess Zion ain’t in shape. *** David’s “arc” of the Fat Princess Zion just a jelly doughnut. Anyone doubt that the Fat Princess Zion inhales a dozen jelly doughnuts every morning? Before breakfast? *** Lil’ Zach already whining that Sistah Embiid is a Victim MVP for the second straight season. *** Sistah Embiid CHICKENED OUT on the Joker in Mile Hile City for the FOURTH STRAIGHT SEASON, and Lil’ Zach ain’t got word one to say about it. *** Miami don’t need a Tyler Herro/‘Cause he’s such a Bleepin’ Zero/All the Heat want/Is tough 3-and-D (h/t - Tina Turner, RIP) Belongs on one of the Tokens: Southies or Mormons. *** May 24, 2023: Davy Mc whines, Oh no! If The Queen quits, I’ll be back covering the San Quentin Back Door Bangers in the California Lifers League!

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