Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre - Kawhi and the Clippers Still Aren't Clutch, Giannis Has a Big Problem & NBA on TNT reporter Jared Greenberg
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On today's episode, Jason and Producer Rob G kick things off with a deep dive into the Utah Jazz' victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2. As has been the case all season, the Paper Clips once again stunk it up in the clutch and coughed up a very winnable game. Kawhi Leonard was nowhere to be found in the fourth quarter, and head coach Tyronn Lue was throwing human turnstiles on the floor down the stretch. Stop giving these guys a pass. In the immortal words of Dennis Green: "They are who we thought they were!" On the flip side, it's time to give Donovan Mitchell his flowers. He is easily the best shooting guard in the Western Conference, and so long as everyone remains healthy, should face off with another talented two-guard, Devin Booker, in the Conference Finals. Moving over to the East, the Milwaukee Bucks were able to hold on and beat the Brooklyn Nets in Game 3 to avoid going down 3-0. The Bucks may have gotten the win but they did absolutely nothing to inspire confidence moving forward. Giannis still can't shoot to save his life, and coach Mike Budenholzer is still allergic to adjustments. This series has '5-game Gentleman's Sweep' written all over it. Later, NBA on TNT reporter Jared Greenberg swings by to discuss his postgame interview with Kevin Durant that went viral earlier this week, why he's so appreciative of the way Steph Curry treats media members, the concept of parity and why Super Teams are good for the NBA, why Giannis signing a max extension doesn't necessarily means he won't still leave the Bucks, how Damian Lillard's outward loyalty towards Portland could come back to haunt him, why the Washington Wizards making the playoffs was probably the worst thing that could've happened to them, why Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri is arguable the best free agent available this summer, how 'Ringz Culture' has hurt the League in some ways, the likelihood that Zion Williamson would pass on signing his rookie extension in order to keep the Pelicans' feet to the fire, and much more!
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