The Los Angeles Clippers have struggled to find any answer for Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell. The guard had a game-high 37 points in Utah’s 117-111 victory last night to go up 2-0. The Clippers took a brief lead in the fourth quarter but suddenly went cold from the field and missed nine straight shots. This led them to fall behind ten with three minutes remaining in Game 2. Chris Broussard breaks down why the Jazz are not too good for the Clippers and that the series will be a close one.
Joel Embiid has been lighting up the scoreboard scoring 39 and 40 points the first two games against the Atlanta Hawks. The series shifts now to Atlanta with each team taking a game apiece in Philly. Despite being the away team, the Philadelphia 76ers are slight one-and-a-half-point favorites in this one according to FOX Bet Sportsbook. Hear Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe make their predictions for the pivotal Game 3 in Atlanta.
The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 86-83 at home last night. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton combined for 68 points, which was 79 percent of their team’s points and is also a playoff record from a duo. Kevin Durant finished with 30 points and had a long look at a potential game-tying three-pointer but could not connect. Shannon Sharpe explains why he was not impressed with Milwaukee’s Game 3 win over Brooklyn.
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks find themselves down 0-2 to the Brooklyn Nets. However, they’ll be home for Game 3. The Nets are heavy favorites to win the series but Milwaukee finds themselves as four-and-a-half-point favorites in tonight’s must-win game, according to FOX Bet Sportsbook. Skip Bayless shares his prediction and explains why the Bucks will be swept based off their performance in Games 1 and 2.
The Phoenix Suns made a statement in a blowout Game 2 win over the Denver Nuggets. Phoenix led by 10 at halftime and proceeded to outscore Denver by another 15 in the second half. Nuggets’ head coach Mike Malone was less than pleased with his team’s performance, saying quote ‘I felt we quit tonight, which is something you never want to see. For Game 3, I’m just going to try to find guys who will go out there and leave it all on the line. These two games, these second halves have been disappointing and that’s an understatement.’ Skip Bayless explains why Malone’s postgame comments were ‘unacceptable.’
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers will try to avoid going down 0-2 for the second straight series tonight against the Utah Jazz. Paul George said he will be more decisive in Game 2 after going 4 of 17 in their 3-point loss but Donovan Mitchell and company find themselves as three-and-a-half-point favorites according to FOX Bet Sportsbook. Hear who Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe believe will win Game 2; The Clippers or Jazz?
The NBA announced Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic was named MVP yesterday, getting 91 of the 100 first-place votes to win in a landslide. Jokic became the first center since Shaq to win the award, and is also the lowest draft pick– 41st overall in 2014 — to ever get the honor. Philadelphia 76ers’ big man Joel Embiid finished 2nd in overall voting, and admitted last night that the loss was quote ‘disappointing.’ But, he went on to say that he’s got bigger team priorities, adding ‘If and when I’m holding that [Larry O’Brien] Trophy, anything else won’t matter.’ Hear who Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe believe is the better player; Nikola Jokic or Joel Embiid.
Yesterday, a map went viral that used twitter data from the past month to show each state’s most hated NBA player. And, not surprisingly, Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James was the most disliked baller in 24 states as well as the most hated overall. Kyrie Irving came in second, with 18 states disapproving of the Brooklyn Nets point guard, followed by his teammates James Harden and Kevin Durant with 3 states each. Chris Broussard joins Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless to explain why LeBron is so disliked.
The Philadelphia 76ers evened their series with the Atlanta Hawks after a big second half to get a 118-102 victory. Joel Embiid scored a playoff career-high 40 points hours after the league announced he finished second in MVP voting behind Nikola Jokić. Trae Young only scored 21 Points for Atlanta, shooting just 1-of-7 from three-point range and turning the ball over four times. Shannon Sharpe rates his level of confidence in the Hawks upsetting Philly and winning the series and explains why Atlanta can get the job done.
Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks shocked Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 yesterday. Atlanta jumped out to a 42-to-27 first quarter lead and was able to hold on for the 128-to-124 victory. Trae finished with 35 points and 10 assists, Embiid led the Sixers with 39. Hear what Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe have to say about the Hawks’ Game 1 win.