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  • two k Sports welcomes you to the following presentation of the NBA.

  • It's the two k sports pregame show.

  • Tonight.

  • It'll be the Golden State Warriors going up against the Los Angeles Clippers.

  • Well, for the Clippers, they'd like to play well to start this season.

  • Siri's.

  • They haven't forgotten how this team knocked him out in the first round last season on has been a fresh start for former number two overall.

  • Pick D'Angelo Russell.

  • What do you guys seeing from him now?

  • That's so different to me.

  • I think the one thing that's better for him is that you never get sped up.

  • Plays the game at his own place.

  • Pace.

  • Obviously, he's mature physically, and he's a better leader now.

  • Yeah, but there's less pressure on him, and he's making good on his opportunity.

  • That does it for us or that did it for us.

  • That will do it for us.

  • Take your pick.

  • Here's Kevin Harlan Fog pouring across the Golden Gate Bridge and into the Bay Area.

  • Tonight.

  • We're just about set for action.

  • Thanks for joining us here on two K sports for N B.

  • A basketball with Doris Burke, Greg Anthony and David Aldridge, Kevin Hart, and we welcome in someone who has been writing and communicating n ba basketball butts in book over the year in podcast on TV.

  • The terrific feels great.

  • And now, for somebody who's playing a video game at three in the morning, that's my next to the next base.

  • But isn't this a great venue?

  • This is great.

  • It's great.

  • They're half asleep.

  • My voice is waking them up.

  • Bill Simmons Just terrific.

  • Wake up Top.

  • Wait for the Golden State Warriors, making five straight finals appearances.

  • Took a toll mentally and physically.

  • Warriors played the equivalent of an extra full season in those five straight finals runs.

  • Injuries derailed their title hopes in 2019 and there's still recovering.

  • But Kevin, they are certain that their championship window remains open.

  • D A.

  • They got a lot of pride there.

  • There's no doubt, and rightfully so, Thank you.

  • And against the Warriors, no lead is safe.

  • They erased deficits.

  • Villas, You know, as quickly as any team we've seen.

  • Yeah, the three ball is You know, when I was growing up when you were growing up when you're down, 15 in the third quarter was almost insurmountable.

  • if you really had to have a lot of stuff now, it's like make four threes and down three and the wares.

  • They're the best of the best three point shooter in the blink of an eye just in front of you.

  • Up 17 You still don't feel safe, and that's just too, and they don't blink like they never.

  • There's never been right.

  • Very comfortable.

  • Here are the five for the Clippers.

  • Janet Leonard, around the wing, evinces a box is out there with Patrick Patterson, and it's Beverly in at the point.

  • And for Golden State, Green down low with Loony Curry and Russell or the backcourt set, and it's Robinson in it.

  • The three.

  • So here's the Clippers, their last game, a win against the Lakers looking to carry it into this one.

  • I thought they had a solid game plan coming into that one.

  • Then they made good adjustments along the way.

  • Their game plan was really spot on Greg, and we saw that in their scoring.

  • More than anything else on Throughout his career, Beverly has remained a pest on aggressive defender that no one likes having him guard first trip to the free throw line for him in this one.

  • Wait, wait.

  • That's also good.

  • So he gets both free throws.

  • And so it's Russell with he brings it up for Golden State.

  • Some history here, though, of course, that they won that first round.

  • Siri's in last year's playoffs and ended up sending them packing.

  • What a game.

  • Or this guy is D'Angelo Russell, relishing the opportunity to play through contact here.

  • Shannon after D'Angelo Russell's bucket passed a zoo bots way and the ball out of play warriors about one minute into the first quarter.

  • Philae pathetically two on two.

  • Steph Curry and Dell Curry against Clay and Michael Thompson's Which family tandem winds are they playing right now?

  • Are that are we going back in their prime?

  • So it's a crime against time against crime?

  • I think this is right in your wheel, I think playing Michael because Michael, he was really good back there.

  • I think Delker Steph Curry could have handled him in the low post.

  • I need They're playing now.

  • Curry with 20 point favorites.

  • Are they your threes?

  • I think Duncan still shoot.

  • I think that should be in a TV.

  • Take it.

  • The Rockets could have put him in the corner, right?

  • I think he's still playing.

  • Here's Beverly.

  • That's good.

  • And it's Leonard with the exist.

  • Well, Kawai Leonard's passing skills have developed over the years, and if you give him that much attention, he'll find his teammates loony.

  • Golden State moving it around.

  • Curry against Beverly Curry attacking panda rejection by soothe Clippers trailing by two on Beverly kicks to Shana.

  • Let's go from 14 off to a good start as he hits his first shot attempt.

  • Well, the classic stretch four right?

  • Patrick Patterson create so much space when he hits these mid range jumpers.

  • Nice Beverly against current deep that does not fall.

  • Still looking for his first basket after three shops.

  • Here's Leonard.

  • That doesn't go in at a chance, though, to take the lead.

  • Golden State's gone to Curry, looking it over on its not about Touch my courage.

  • And now let's take a look at Kawai Leonard.

  • Great showing for him last season.

  • Six in scoring and, of course, he's got a nose for the ball.

  • He ranked in the top 10 in steals last season and back to his points per game average.

  • Last year.

  • He literally propped up the team's offense whenever they needed.

  • Now here's Shannon Live side.

  • Leonard ask.

  • It is good.

  • He'll get a chance for one more at the line last year, Draymond Green said.

  • He feels he's the greatest defender of all time.

  • I'm assuming you could get some disabled.

  • Well, he also defended it correctly.

  • He was like I say stuff to fire myself up and I need to play at a certain level of confidence.

  • And if I don't feel like there's a possibility I could be the greatest bender of all time, then I'm hurting myself.

  • But I like the confidence you think back to draft day in 2011 it was quiet.

  • Then it became loudest.

  • His career went on, but the Spurs get the draft rights to Hawai'i Leonard on that day for George Hill.

  • Incredible story Outside hits it from three point range, and that's exactly what he's looking for.

  • Draining Beverly against current, lays it up and banks it in.

  • Beverly's got his second bucket of the night, and once he got to the 10 I think he was surprised to find himself that wide open.

  • I think defensively, that is not the way you want to start giving a pie percentage looks.

  • That doesn't typically end well.

  • Now here is Robinson.

  • He's coming off a 13 point game against the Lakers.

  • Six on the shot clock way.

  • Get the rebound, boy.

  • What a nightmare quarter for this guy.

  • He's playing right into the hands of the defense of this point.

  • Great t that time from green Great Rim protection to prevent him from converting beautiful Curry with another miss.

  • This has not been a good period for this guy out of sync, not letting the game come to him.

  • He's got to settle down and make shots.

  • Leonard, with the steal any banks in the late Leonard's got five points so far.

  • This is a small forward who, because he's £230 can hold his own down in the low post that is nicely done.

  • Passes it to Robinson was loony kicks to Kurt Green, taking his time here.

  • There's with three.

  • It's Holden by the Clippers, and you could tell he thought that triple was gonna fall.

  • Beverly against Robinson.

  • Beverly.

  • The past to Leonard fades back, and he gets it to go.

  • Leonard's got his third basket of the night right there.

  • Beverly, not a volume playmaker, but he always makes smart decisions with the basketball.

  • And remember, thing we're hearing Bill, the draft one and done aspect may be coming doing it for me.

  • The D League is the key to all of us.

  • I would like to see the guys come right out of high school on road in the D League and have actual infrastructure that's attached to the G load.

  • Was having an effect on the NBA's way bigger than the other thing is, like sports rights are becoming more and more valuable with streaming.

  • Service is just the fact that you can watch a game anywhere.

  • You are much on your phone collection ifyou're in China and watch in Hawaii.

  • And I think the D League should be a bigger thing so they could figure out a way to kind of steel college basketball's corner with some of this stuff while also preparing these guys one.

  • And then that makes no sense to me.

  • I don't want anyone gains from college and then pretend they're college students now.

  • Leonard After D'Angelo Russell's three pointer that didn't go, Beverly finds Leonard a little boy a lot of contact there, but he gets the call and we'll shoot.

  • That's on D'Angelo.

  • Russell Crowe I.

  • Leonard is a career 85% free throw shooter.

  • You do not want to put him at the line.

  • Los Angeles Shooting their fourth and fifth shots at the foul line in the game and look back.

  • A season ago, they did a solid job at the line, about 79% of their free throws.

  • Free throw.

  • Good from Leonard.

  • Omari Spellman has come in for the Warriors.

  • Burkes comes in for Glenn Robinson, the third and then for Los Angeles.

  • Harold.

  • He's checked in for Zoo box.

  • Harkless comes in for Patrick Patterson.

  • Williams's subbing for Landry.

  • Shannon Leonard.

  • It's both.

  • That's another area where he is just a superb player.

  • Excellent at the free throw line.

  • They've been struggling here on offense.