The Baseline is back and we are digging deep in the action of the NBA Playoffs. Yeah, the first round was meh, but we are hopeful the semi-finals will give us what we need. On this week’s show:
- What should we expect from the Raptors and Heat? Can Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan regain their regular season form or are Dwyane Wade, Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside destined for the conference finals?
- Will the Spurs and Thunder be the true Western Conference finals? LaMarcus Aldridge looks primed for a big series and questions about Kevin Durant‘s future with Russell Westbrook will loom large if OKC falls.
- The Hawks look like they might be over matched against the Cavs. What answers will Coach Bud throw at LeBron James? Could Al Horford be the difference maker in this series?
- Without Stephen Curry the Warriors still look strong enough to get past the the two-man show of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. Will the Dubs defense turn up enough and how is Curry’s absence helping Draymond Green and Klay Thompson take center stage?
- It’s time to say goodbye to the first round and all the teams eliminated as a result. Questions are everywhere and we touch on the futures of Blake Griffin, Al Jefferson, Doc Rivers, Nicolas Batum, Dwight Howard, Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki, Frank Vogel and all those eliminated.
Coast to Coast:
- The Lakers get their man in Luke Walton to be their next coach. Does this team have an immediately bright future or will they go for the long rebuild with a young coach?