Dan Woike of the Orange County Register joins me on today's podcast to discuss the play of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 1 and Game 2. During Game 1, they hardly got to use Blake Griffin before getting to unleash him in Game 2. How incredible is his understanding of the game right now? How good has DeAndre Jordan been? Is this series going to exist at the free throw line? What were Doc Rivers and Jermaine O'Neal talking about?
The officiating has been a topic after the first weekend of the NBA playoffs. Did it ruin Game 1 of the Clippers' loss to the Golden State Warriors? Do the apologies from the league about admitted blown calls actually do anything for the game? Is transparency necessary if there is no reward to the teams that got a raw deal? What portion of the game should they be discussing in these instances? Should officials' grades be public record?
We discuss all of that, plus coaching in the NBA, how fun James Harden actually is, and much more.