NBA Outsiders: A Sports Blog New York Podcast
Hosts Peter Kennedy, John-Lucas Duffy, Frank Villani, and Justin Babb bounce through the league to hit on the biggest and most interesting story lines. We talk about the Knicks and Cavs faceoff in the Garden, how LeBron tried to punk the Knicks, and how the Knicks tried to respond. The Celtics have won 13 straight; how far can this streak go and are they clearly the best team in East? We play a game of buy or sell in which each Outsider makes a take for the others to buy or sell. The game brings up Russell Westbrook, DeMarcus Cousins, Spurs are still underrated, & Damian Lillard the all-star.
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Knicks vs Cavs at Madison Sq. Garden
Pete and Frank previewed this game on Monday’s episode of the SBNY Podcast, so we had to re-visit the electric game from Monday night. The Cavs came back from a 20+ point lead by LeBron James and the sharpshooting Kyle Korver. But in the headlines, the incident from the first half stole the show.
Wait, was this supposed to be a picture of Kyle Korver? https://t.co/y45Smrdhxf
— NBA Outsiders (@NBA_Outsiders) November 14, 2017
Frank Ntilikina and LeBron James got into a little shoving match but Enes Kanter made sure it wasn’t taken to the next level. The Instagram pettiness commenced post-game, lead by LeBron James himself. Also,lets put the whole “LeBron to the Knicks” thing to rest early.
19 year old Frank Ntilikina not taking any BS from the 4x MVP LeBron James https://t.co/SJ7FzLlDSE
— SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) November 14, 2017
Celtics Win 13 Straight
The Celtics lost the first two games of the season, but have now won 13 straight and look like the best team in the East. How long may this streak continue? Well, they play Golden State this week, so maybe not long. But we look forward to see how the Celtics could be leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.
The below recaps the win streak, followed by a look forward. The Celtics, with an easy-ish schedule can look back in December well above the rest.
Buy or Sell
Each Outsider makes a take, we all buy or sell.
Duffy: Players are better after they leave OKC. Russell Westbrook doesn’t makes his teammates better. (1 Buy, 2 Sells)
Babb: DeMarcus Cousins will never win a playoff series in his career, despite his ridiculous talent. (1 hard Buy, 2 soft Buys)
Pete: The Spurs have been called underrated so many times that they left the underrated ‘realm’ but they are so low key, they are officially back to being underrated. (3 Buys)
Frank: Damian Lillard is an All-Star and the Portland Trail Blazers are a playoff team. (2 Buys, 1 Sell)
Lastly, we look at a number of teams and decide who is better moving forward, at a rapid fire pace.