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2023 Finals Game 2 MiniPod: 6/4/23
In this special NBA Finals episode of the Lowe Post x Hoop Collective podcast, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst recap Game 2 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Miami Heat even up the series with the Denver Nuggets (1-1). They discuss the Heat's vital plays in the 4th quarter to walk away with the victory, and a possible Tyler Herro return in the series. Plus, they examine the Suns hiring Frank Vogel as head coach.
2023 Finals Game 1 MiniPod: 6/1/23
In this special NBA Finals episode of the Lowe Post x Hoop Collective podcast, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst recap Game 1 of the NBA Finals matchup as the Denver Nuggets go up (1-0) against the Miami Heat. They discuss the size mismatches that surfaced with the Nuggets' offense against the Heat's defense, the modest performance of Jimmy Butler, and how the Heat can rebound in Game 2.
NBA Finals Preview With Kings' Coach Mike Brown: 6/1/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Tim MacMahon and special guest, NBA Coach of the Year for the Kings, Mike Brown to preview the NBA Finals, break down the Heats zone, talk how to deal with Jokic, his experiences in the Finals, coaching one of LeBrons all-time performances, the Kings' historic season and lessons he has learned over the years. Plus, what does the future hold for the Warriors after GM Bob Myers stepped down and will the Knicks continue to be patient?
NBA Finals Preview: MacMahon and Jones: 5/31/23
Zach previews the NBA Finals with ESPN's Tim MacMahon focusing on the Nuggets offense against the Heat defense, and (39:35) Steve Jones Jr. of The Dunker Spot digging into the other side of the floor. Plus: each team's journey here, the historical stakes, and predictions!
Heat Avoid History & Dominate Boston In Game 7, 76ers New Coach: 5/30/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Heat dismantling the Celtics in Game 7, how Miami was able to rebound after a crushing loss in Game 6, Caleb Martins outrageous play, if Martin should have won Conference Finals MVP over Butler, Jaylen Browns struggles, Tatums ankle injury, what the Celtics need to get to the Finals and what their future holds. Plus, was Nick Nurse a good hire for the 76ers.
Heat-Celtics Game 7 Reaction with Kevin Pelton: 5/29/23
Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton break down Miami's Game 7 win in Boston, the Celtics missed chance at history, what's next for Boston and Jaylen Brown, and how the Heat pulled off this incredible turnaround. Plus, early thoughts on the Heat-Nuggets NBA Finals, Nick Nurse to the Sixers, Adrian Griffin to the Bucks, and more.
Derrick White Saves The Celtics, Previewing Game 7 : 5/28/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Bostons insane Game 6 win in Miami, Derrick Whites incredible heads up play, why the Celtics challenge was incredibly significant, the Heat missing out on a massive opportunity, how quiet the Miami locker room was, the Boston reaction in the end of the game, what the next 48 hours looks like for both teams and what to expect in Game 7.
Friedell and Mares: 5/26/23
Zach and ESPN's Nick Friedell discuss the building drama of Heat-Celtics, and then (43:11) Adam Mares of DNVR talks all things Nuggets -- what this Finals run means to the city, visiting Nikola Jokic's hometown, whether the national media ignores the Nuggets, what matchup Denver fans should prefer, much more.
ESPN NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony : 5/26/23
ESPN's NBA Draft analyst Jonathan Givony joins The Woj Pod for a Pro Day and Post-Combine discussion on the massive impact of Victor Wembanyama, Brandon Miller vs. Scoot Henderson, stock-risers, sleeper first round gems and much more.
Pressure In Miami? Lottery Picks Up For Grabs?: 5/26/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to the Celtics officially making this a series again, Joe Mazzulla deserving credit for his adjustments, why Bostons 3-point shooting percentage is so important, how Miami can tweak their lineup and if the guys believe the Celtics can come all the way back. Plus, the coaching carousel is starting to power up and what lottery picks may be on the trading block.
Nuggets Sweep, LeBron considering retirement and how playing with Bronny could go badly with Dr. Michelle Carter | The VC Show: 5/24/23
Vince Carter hosts his Mom, Dr. Michelle Carter, reacting to the Lakers getting swept by the Nuggets, why LeBron playing with Bronny may be a bad idea, comparing Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown to Vince and T-Mac and Vinces moms new book!
Goldsberry and McMenamin: 5/24/23
Zach and ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry discuss the Denver Nuggets journey to the Finals, Boston keeping its season alive in Game 4 in Miami, and whether the Celtics have a real chance to rally from 3-0 down. Then (44:44) ESPN's Dave McMenamin joins to discuss LeBron hinting at retirement, the Lakers plans from here, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, and more.
Expect The Unexpected From Boston, Denver Makes First Finals: 5/24/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Boston showing some fight, the Celtics key shooting stat, Jimmy Butlers confidence level, what path to victory Boston fans can hope for, LeBrons interesting end of season quotes, the future for the Lakers, the Nuggets incredibly impressive play and how formidable they are going forward.
MINI-POD: Nuggets-Lakers WCF Game 4: 5/22/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes and Domonique Foxworth to react to the Denver Nuggets completing the sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals and what is ahead for LeBron and the Lakers during this offseason. Plus, predictions for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and Celtics.
Bobby Marks: 5/22/23
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks discuss the Miami Heat's remarkable turnaround (32:55), the implications of a potential Boston loss in this round (5:01), Lakers-Nuggets (47:05), LA's offseason plans (57:03), and Carmelo Anthony's official retirement (1:04:31).
MINI-POD: Nuggets-Lakers WCF Game 3: 5/20/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bomani Jones to react to the commanding Nuggets' win over the Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals. Plus, what to look forward to in Game of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Heat and Celtics.
Dave McMenamin on Lakers-Nuggets : 5/20/23
ESPN's Dave McMenamin joins The Woj Pod to discuss the genius of Nikola Jokic, the burden on Anthony Davis and LeBron James for Games 3 and 4, Rob Pelinka's remarkable revamping of roster, Darvin Ham and much, much more.
MINI-POD: Nuggets-Lakers WCF Game 2: 5/18/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Cassidy Hubbarth and Domonique Foxworth to react to the action from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals matchup between the Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers. Plus, what adjustments will need from the Lakers and Nuggets for Game 3.
Former Hawks Coach Lloyd Pierce on the current NBA coaching carousel and story time from Vince playing on the Nets : 5/18/23
Vince Carter hosts his former coach, Lloyd Pierce, to talk about their time together on the Atlanta Hawks, reacting to JJ Redick's interview for the Raptors and would Vince ever consider a head coaching job? Plus, former Nets VP, Gary Sussman, reveals how he told Vince he was traded to the Nets, recounts Vince's iconic dunk on Alonzo Mourning and more!
Givony and Herring: 5/18/23
Zach talks to ESPN's Jonathan Givony about the dramatic Victor Wembanyama lottery, San Antonio's future, the choices Charlotte and Portland face at No. 2 and No. 3, and other offseason intel. Then (45:32) Chris Herring of Sports Illustrated joins to talk Heat-Celtics.
Historic Draft Lottery Reaction, Lakers-Nuggets Game 1: 5/17/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to a historic Draft Lottery night including from Wembanyamas team in France with Brian, his potential fit in San Antonio and the reaction around the league. Plus, the guys discuss what we learned from Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, if we are in for a historic battle between AD & Jokic and a key adjustment by the Lakers.
Tim MacMahon: 5/15/23
Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon discuss the fallout in Philly after another second round defeat, the Ja Morant situation in Memphis (25:21), Phoenix firing Monty Williams (36:35), and they look ahead to the Western Conference Finals (50:31).
Doris Burke: 5/12/23
Zach and Doris Burke discuss Celtics-Sixers Game 6 and what's on the line for both teams in Game 7. Then (30:52) Zach on the Nuggets advancing and a pivotal off-season for the Suns.
Tatum Clutch Gene, Jokics Statement, Warriors-Lakers Preview: 5/12/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim Bontemps and Tim MacMahon to react to Tatums clutch performance, if this was the 76ers chance, how Jokic has more than lived up to the pressure on him in these playoffs, what may be coming in the offseason for the Suns, why Game 6 between the Warriors & Lakers has so many implications and if the Knicks can bring it to Game 7.
Big Statement From 76ers, Can Lakers Close?: 5/10/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Dave McMenamin and Jamal Collier to discuss the 76ers making a statement in Boston, a key change in strategy for the Celtics this season, if Durant & Booker can elevate the Suns once again, the Nuggets' potential going forward, LeBron's trust in his supporting cast, the matchup problems LA creates and if the Warriors have a 3-1 comeback in them.
Kirk Goldsberry on Nuggets-Suns and Celtics-Sixers: 5/8/23
Zach and ESPN's Kirk Goldsberry discuss the wild Suns-Nuggets series, Nikola Jokic shoving Mat Ishbia, and what comes next as the series moves to Denver. Then (40:32) they turn to James Harden's last-second heroics in tying the Philly-Boston series, and look ahead to Game 5 and beyond. Plus -- a quick mention of what to watch tonight in Warriors-Lakers.
Marks and Nehm: 5/5/23
Zach and ESPN's Bobby Marks talk Warriors-Lakers, Golden State's Game 2 blowout, adjustments to come, more. Then: What's next in Heat-Knicks and Celtics-Sixers. Then (1:02:01) Eric Nehm of The Athletic joins to talk about the Milwaukee Bucks firing Mike Budenholzer and what's at stake in a pivotal offseason.
Lakers Strike First In The Bay, MVP Revealed : 5/3/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Bobby Marks and Kevin Pelton to react to the Lakers defeating the Warriors in a historic game, AD setting the tone for the series, LA's defense on Steph, the Knicks bouncing back in Game 2, why the Heat need Butler back to win, Joel Embiid winning the MVP, the Celtics playing down to opponents, Harden turning back the clock and when we will see Embiid return.
Orlando's Paolo Banchero: 5/3/23
The Orlando Magic's Paolo Banchero - the NBA's Rookie of the Year --- joins The Woj Pod for a terrific conversation on LeBron James, learning to become a franchise player, playing for Coach K, losing to UNC, a wild draft night and much more.
Tim Bontemps: 5/2/23
Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss James Harden's masterpiece in Boston, Philly taking Game 1 without Joel Embiid, Boston's puzzling last five games, the Nuggets taking a 2-0 lead over Phoenix (33:05), Chris Paul's injury, much more.
Jeff Van Gundy: 5/1/23
Zach and Jeff Van Gundy talk Steph Curry's masterpiece, Warriors-Lakers preview (36:07), Knicks-Heat Game 1 analysis (54:13), Suns-Nuggets (1:14:33), tweaks to the play-in seeding rules, and much more.
Steph Curry's All-Time Performance, Conference Semifinals Matchups: 5/1/23
Brian Windhorst is joined by ESPN's Tim MacMahon and Tim Bontemps to talk an all-time Game 7 performance from Steph Curry, why the Kings have nothing to be ashamed of, the Heat stealing Game 1 at MSG, Jimmy Butler and Julius Randle's injuries, how the 76ers will need a big Harden game in Boston, Embiid's return estimate and why the Nuggets create a serious math problem for the Suns. Then, the guys preview the big Lakers-Warriors matchup.
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