Episode 131

Published on:

10th May 2022

Variance+Physicality=Playoff Success?

With 11 of the 12 Playoff series razor tight in the NHL & NBA, we try to identify the factors that will let us pick the winners. Plus some quick talk about Alcaraz, and Olivera's success this weekend.

Timestamps Approximate:

Kicking off with BBall Storylines(04:40), we talk Luka's postplay and the shots it's creating the Mavericks, and Chris Paul fouling out in Dallas's win over Phoenix. The 76ers also even their series against the Heat on the back of some unstoppable play from Embiid and Houston Harden. On the eve of game 4 of the Warriors Grizzlies series we talk the physicality and injury scares particularly for Ja Morant. Wrapping up with Bucks Celtics we talk Giannis being the best player in the world, Tatum's recent woes, and the championship pedigree advantage the Bucks are showing.

Talkin' Hockey (22:47) we discuss the trends of powerplays seeming to decide games early so far in the first round of the NHL Playoffs that are featuring more penalties than usual, bigger blowout's than usual, yet still producing 7/8 tight series. Also admiring the playoff advantage experience is bringing to the Penguins, Capitals, and Bruins in series where they are outgunned on paper.

Wrapping up (30:43) with a Speedy Tennis Talk & Combat Corner recapping fantastic weekends from Carlos Alcaraz and Charles Olivera.

All Music: Mystery Train by UIC https://open.spotify.com/track/3CBI2Nkyd2sx3iWkDmXgnO?si=ij50q1FSQhKp2e7B7daL

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Two Toronto boys who grew up next door to each other talking, playing and breathing sports, continuing to do just that. Tune in to hear analysis and reactions to the latest happenings in the NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC, and more...
Run by two Childhood BestFriends: Sports NextDoor is a next generation sports show. Hybriding the daily show delivery format of the TV era with the freedom of the internet. Sports NextDoor gives the most interesting sports topics of the week the treatment they deserve, unhampered by: length, troll takes, or excessive cordiality. Hosted by two lifelong friends, and sports fans. Max and Owen record themselves doing what they have for 15 years: discussing the weekly games, trades, and prospects in the NBA & NHL and informing each other about what happened in their own areas of interest. Airing twice a week in audio and video format, with regular segments: Baseball Bit, BBall Storylines, Combat Corner, Football Fancave, Talkin’ Hockey, and Tennis Talk. Catch Sports NextDoor on Youtube or all available podcast streaming platforms!

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