The Pacers blew their chance to bury LeBron
The Cavs clawed back in Game 4 to even their first round series against the Pacers and stave off an almost certainly fatal 3-1 series deficit.
Cleveland’s cause was helped by an Indiana fourth quarter meltdown that featured some vintage – and disastrous – Lance Stevenson hero ball, journeyman Darren Collison curiously taking key shots down the stretch, and questionable coaching decisions. Pacer all-star Victor Oladipo completely disappearing for the entire night didn’t help either.
The Pacers kicked away a golden opportunity and probably lost the series in the process.
Game 4 against the Jazz is the biggest game of Westbrook’s career
The Thunder trail the Jazz 2-1 in their first round series and desperately need a win to avoid falling into an insurmountable 3-1 hole, on the road in Utah. Colin thinks Game 4 tonight is the biggest game of Russell Westbrook’s career because if he loses, there are no more excuses to make.
Westbrook was given a pass – and rightly so – for losing in the Finals because he was still early in his career. Last year, he was given a pass for his first round exit because he didn’t have Kevin Durant. This year, Westbrook has Paul George, Carmelo and a borderline all-star in Steven Adams. There are no more excuses to make. A first round loss to the rookie Donovan Mitchell led Jazz would say it all.
– Playoffs are making the case for LeBron to win MVP over Harden
– NFL Over/Unders
Doug Gottlieb – FS1 Analyst, Host of The Doug Gottlieb Show the All Ball Podcast is in-studio talking playoffs and how the Pacers blew their chance against the Cavs.
Bucky Brooks – NFL Network Analyst and former scout I sin-studio giving his scouting report on Baker Mayfield; why he has questions; and why he thinks Sam Darnold is the top QB in the draft.
Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst and 14-year NBA veteran is in-studio pushing back on Colin’s Westbrook criticisms; and why Baker Mayfield’s shirtless SI cover isn’t a big deal.
DeAngelo Hall – 13-year NFL cornerback is in-studio explaining why Dez still has value; and if the Patriots situation is as bad as it looks; and why he thinks Baker Mayfield is the top QB prospect.