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Podcast: NBA Report - 2021 NBA Playoffs Mini-Preview (05-19-2021)

May 19th, 2021 · Comments

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Chris in GA and Dave are back for our NBA Playoffs Mini-Preview show.  We'll take questions from our live YouTube Broadcast about the playoffs, cover the Play-In Tournament in progress, and make our predictions for the 2021 Playoffs.  Will the Lakers survive the play in round against Golden State and/or Memphis or San Antonio?   Will the Nets with KD, Kyrie, and Harden live up to the hype and win the East?  Can the Bucks finally put together a few games to take down the Nets and make an NBA Finals?  Can the Nuggets make a Finals run without their starting point guard Jamal Murray?   Will the Jazz take advantage of their 1-seed and defend their home court with their tough defense and a recovering Donavan Mitchell.  We'll cover all the possible scenarios as our live broadcast leads up to the Lakers play-in matchup against the Warriors.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Remembering Elgin, LeBron Ankle Trouble (03-23-2021)

March 23rd, 2021 · Comments

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Chris and Dave open this week's "NBA Report" with a few words about the great life and career of Elgin Baylor, who played for many years with the Lakers.  Elgin died on Monday and sparked an outpouring of love from all over the NBA.  We'll share our thoughts on a legend who dazzled the world before the NBA was big on TV and social media.

Later, we return to the modern day NBA talk, centered around a crucial high ankle sprain injury for LeBron James suffered on Saturday vs the Hawks.  The Lakers could be in serious trouble without both LeBron and A.D. over the next few games.   Plus, another devastating injury for the Hornets with LaMelo Ball out for the season.  We'll chat about how it could hamper the Hornets' playoff hopes.

The playoff chases continue and the guys recap some big moments and missed opportunities, including the Hawks horrific 20 point blown lead at the Clippers on Monday night.  The Hawks are in the chase for home court advantage in the playoffs and we'll chat about how bad a loss it is for seeding purposes, all this and much more as teams gear up for possible midseason trades.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Spurs Say Goodbye to Aldridge, Five Predictions for 2nd Half (03-10-21)

March 10th, 2021 · Comments

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Chris and Dave begin our latest "NBA Report" with late-breaking news on the Spurs parting with LaMarcus Aldridge.  The long-time Spur nears the end of his contract and the presumed buyout gives other contenders a chance to get a very capable vet for the stretch run.

We also present our "Five Predictions for the 2nd Half."  It's our predictions for the second half of the season, including MVP, top seeds, other predictions, and one wild card prediction.

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Podcast: NBA Report - Wizardry of the Road, The Nets are Actually Good (02-23-21)

February 23rd, 2021 · Comments

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This week on the "Report," Chris and Dave recap an outstanding road trip for the Wizards so far which included a shocking 17 point comeback overtime win against the Lakers.   Westbrook and Beal took their game up to a new level in beating the defending champions, alongside other key wins over the Nuggets and Blazers.  Can the Wizards extend their five game win streak against the Clippers on Tuesday night?

Later, we revisit the Nets after some very big wins over said Lakers and the Clippers.  Dave finally admits the Nets are here to stay plus Chris looks at whether their improvements on defense are sustainable.   Later, its a look at other big February performers such as the Jazz who bounced back after a loss to the Clippers, the Pelicans who beat the Celtics in overtime on national TV, and the Raptors who fought back into the hunt with consecutive wins over the Bucks.

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Podcast: NBA Report: Jazz and Hornets take the League by Storm (02-16-21)

February 16th, 2021 · Comments

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The NBA Report returns with Chris and Dave!   The two of them get into the hottest teams in the NBA this month, the Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz.   The Jazz behind Mike Conley great start and Jordan Clarkson's blistering bench play dominated their last home stand and have them shooting up the standings.  The Hornets also are playing much better with LaMelo Ball dazzling the world with a great all around game: passing, shooting, and rebounding proving the Hornets #1 overall pick to be a success so far.

Plus we look at the other side and cover the teams struggling to win like the Mavericks and Heat.  All this plus other news and notes from the NBA in our first "Report" of 2021.

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Podcast: 2020-21 DITCOW NBA Season Preview with Chris in GA (12-08-2020)

December 8th, 2020 · Comments

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Chris in GA co-hosts our DITCOW NBA Season Preview for 2020-21.  We're looking at the teams who are on the rise like the Suns, Grizzlies, and Hawks along with a look at the teams who fall hard like the Rockets, Warriors, and Clippers.   Chris and Dave check out the big trades and signings of the offseason: Westbrook/Wall, Hayward, Holliday, and more.   We look at some of the projected win totals for various NBA teams, then we cover the 2020 NBA Draft results and the new NBA City Edition Jerseys for the season.

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Podcast: NBA Playoffs Live Random Q’s Show with Junkie, Oh Baby, and Santoro (09-03-20)

September 3rd, 2020 · Comments

Kevin on the Cape returns to DITCOW as he and a couple others do our latest  "Random Questions" show.  On this program, we went live to YouTube to chat about the NBA, Daily Fantasy Sports, and a number of big losses in sports: Lute Olson, John Thompson, and Tom Seaver.  We also chat about the great Chadwick Boseman who starred in "Black Panther" and "42" among other fine movies as he died the previous weekend.  Later bring in Oh Baby (Jordan) for his podcast debut and bring back Santoro.  The crew get into some other random potpourri like a tribute to Greg Maddux's excellent pitching career, recent allegations outing Ellen's tyrant behavior behind the scenes, the latest Netflix shows like "Peeky Blinders," and a sprinkling of other topics.

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Podcast: NBA Report - The Bubble and Seeding Games (08-11-20)

August 11th, 2020 · Comments

Chris in GA rejoins Dave for our first "NBA Report" since the sports shutdown.  We cover the tremendous work that the NBA did in setting up a successful bubble for the remainder of their season.  Later, we look at the best bubble performers during the 8 seeding games each team is playing over the last two-plus weeks.  We get into the great performances of Damian Lillard, Devin Booker, and T.J. Warren.  We also get into the very disappointing outings for Zion Williamson, Joel Embiid, and others.  Later we break down the potentially thrilling play-in qualifier series in the West with the Blazers, Spurs, and Suns in contention.   Lastly we look at top seeds like the Bucks, Lakers, Clippers, and Raptors, and project how things will go in the first round.  

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Podcast: NBA Report - Harden Calls Out Giannis, Small Ball in Houston (03-03-20)

March 3rd, 2020 · Comments

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On this week's DITCOW "NBA Report," Chris and Dave share the sudden beef between James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo.  Giannis first disses James Harden when he picked his all stars before All Star Weekend.  Later, Harden called out Giannis' "lack of skills" in a sit-down interview with ESPN's Rachel Nichols.  We cover the hilarious skirmish in the making between these two stars.  Staying with Harden's team, the Rockets, we then look at the surge of success for the Rockets' small lineup.  Is this a playoff threat as Chris may believe, or does it seem to be a short lived fad as Dave might think?   All this plus the teams making a run towards playoff positions and teams fading from the top such as the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers.   The Sixers also have serious concerns with Ben Simmons' back trouble, plus the NBA's new guidelines for coronavirus prevention on an action packed "Report."

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Podcast: NBA Report - All Star 2020 Recap, 2nd Half Predictions (02-17-20)

February 17th, 2020 · Comments

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On this week's DITCOW NBA Report, Chris and Dave recap what became an exciting finish at the 2020 NBA All Star Game using the new "Elam Ending" system featuring an untimed fourth quarter that uses a set "Target Score" that the winning team has to reach.  The new format turned a runaway game for team Giannis into a single possession game, and eventual win for Team LeBron in the host city of Chicago.  Later, we catch up on other trade deadline news we missed between last week and this one, plus our second half predictions for the NBA: do the Pelicans make a run to the playoffs?  Who will be in the running for the tank-a-thon, and much more.

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