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An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.

An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.
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United States

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ESPN

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An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.

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English


Episodes

WWJD (What Will James Do?)

6/11/2018
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We're in The Lab to wrap up the season while discussing what makes these Warriors different from other NBA "dynasties" and where LeBron James should play next season.

Duration:00:49:24

Get Your Brooms Ready

6/7/2018
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The whole gang is back in the Lab to discuss what a potential sweep will do for the Warriors "dynasty" and LeBron's legacy. We also re-evaluate Finals MVP candidates and more.

Duration:00:43:17

These Are The Warriors At Their Curry-Fueled Best

6/4/2018
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With the Finals shifting to Cleveland, Neil and Kyle are in The Lab to discuss Curry's Finals MVP-worthy performance and wonder which player could step up to help LeBron.

Duration:00:31:28

About That Block

6/1/2018
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Neil and Kyle are in The Lab to dissect the crazy ending to Game 1. We discuss JR's blunder, highlight what the Cavs did right and wonder what more LeBron has to do.

Duration:00:23:35

Run It Back...Again...And Again...

5/29/2018
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First, we're in The Lab to break down what went wrong for Houston and Boston and then we look ahead to Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Part IV.

Duration:00:45:46

UPDATED: LeBron Is Tired. The Rockets May Soon Be Too.

5/24/2018
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The episode we posted earlier was incomplete. Listen to this one! The crew discusses the NBA conference finals and how the NFL's anthem policy differs from the NBA's.

Duration:00:44:50

What Do All These Blowouts Mean?

5/21/2018
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Neil and Kyle discuss why all the teams in the two remaining series have been so dominant at times, and terrible at others.

Duration:00:35:09

Breaking Down Each Game 1

5/15/2018
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The Celtics limited LeBron James -- is that a sign of things to come? The Warriors ran away with the end of the game -- are the Rockets doomed to be in the Warriors' shadow?

Duration:00:42:48

Previewing The Conference Finals

5/10/2018
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Neil and Kyle preview both conference finals matchups, and say goodbye to the eliminated teams.

Duration:00:48:49

35: Rockets Grounded

5/3/2018
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The crew is in The Lab to break down Utah's impressive win in Houston, the continued problems for the Raptors, Curry's return and more.

Duration:00:22:42

34: Eight Teams Left

4/30/2018
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The playoffs continue marching on and we're back in The Lab to break down the conference semi-final matchups in the East and West.

Duration:00:46:59

33: Thunder Fight On

4/26/2018
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The playoffs keep marching on and we're back to discuss the Thunder's epic comeback against the Jazz, preview the Warriors-Pelicans second round series and more.

Duration:00:35:30

32: Best Of Three

4/23/2018
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Neil and Kyle break down the weekend playoff action and discuss the three 2-2 series in the Eastern Conference. For the Raptors, Celtics and the Cavs, who should be worried?

Duration:00:27:51

31: All Tied Up

4/19/2018
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We're back in the Lab to dive into the playoff series that are tied at 1-1 heading into Game 3. Is OKC in trouble? Can the Cavs get one back in Indiana? Should Embiid return?

Duration:00:42:45

30: Game 1s In The Books

4/16/2018
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We're in The Lab to look back on the opening weekend of the NBA playoffs. We discuss Dipo and the Pacers, wonders what the Blazers can do to stop AD, and more.

Duration:00:27:26

29: Eastern Conference Playoffs Preview

4/13/2018
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And now onto the Eastern Conference! We're back to preview all four first-round matchups in the East and offer our predictions for which teams will move on.

Duration:00:39:03

28: Western Conference Playoffs Preview

4/12/2018
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Playoffs are finally here! We're in The Lab to preview the matchups in the Western Conference and compare our predictions with those of FiveThirtyEight's CARM-Elo predictions.

Duration:00:36:29

27: We The North

4/4/2018
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This week, we're in The Lab to break down the Eastern Conference leading Toronto Raptors and their chances in this year's playoffs, Embiid's injury, Oladipo and more.

Duration:00:46:10

26: Warrior Down

3/28/2018
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This week on The Lab, the crew dives into the impact of Steph Curry's injury on the Warriors' playoff run, touch on Kyrie's knee procedure and more.

Duration:00:41:24

25: Is Utah A Small-Market Model?

3/21/2018
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This week in The Lab, we discuss the Jazz and their impressive re-build project this season, ask once again how legit the Rockets are, break down the problems in OKC and more.

Duration:00:42:54