The trio is back together as Isaiah, Juno, and TJ record their 55th episode. Discussed was the NCAA Championship game between UConn and Kentucky. In addition to that, how did the tournament games affect the draft stock of certain players? Also discussed were Indiana's struggles, the end of the Spurs' winning streak, and how much we're looking into the season sweeps when the playoffs come around. Lastly, we explore a comparison between instant replay being used in Major League Baseball and the NBA.
(1) Indiana vs. (8) Atlanta (Season series Tied 2-2)
The Pacers will open their playoff series against the feisty Atlanta Hawks in what is sure to be a walk in the park matchup if you look at it on paper. Sure, the Pacers boast one of the deepest bench in the NBA and it has all-stars Paul George, Roy Hibbert and David West in their lineup. However, the X-Factor for this team is no other than NBA's league leading triple-double machine Lance Stephenson. His all-around play will give the Hawks matchup problems as they only have DeMarre Carroll as their true "defensive" guy in the lineup. Even with both teams playing sloppy basketball at the last part of the season, I still believe that the Pacers will edge the Hawks out of the playoffs at 4-1. Don't count the Hawks out as when they are capable of stealing one or two games if their three point shot starts to fall. Throughout their series, Kyle Korver has averaged 14 points and 50% shooting from three point range while Paul Millsap struggled to the tune of 8 points and 9 rebounds against 4 contests versus the Pacers. The Hawks will need Millsap badly.
The regular season is heading to a close and not soon after, the NBA Playoffs will begin. And while that happens, certain individuals will be recognized for their performances during the year. Do we think LeBron James will win a 3rd straight MVP award? Who do we have as Rookie of the Year? We have our picks below.