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Your daily NBA podcast breaking down all the games, basketball news, updates, rumors, and analysis in 30 minutes from the hosts of the Locked on Podcast Network. Highlighted by Jackson Gatlin (Locked On Rockets) on Mondays, Matt Moore (Locked On Nuggets) and David Ramil (Locked On Heat) on Tuesdays, John Karalis (Locked On Celtics) & Jake Madison (Locked On Pelicans) on Wednesdays, Nick Angstadt (Locked On Mavericks) & PatTheDesigner (Locked On Bulls) on Thursdays, Adam Mares (Locked On Nugg ...
 
Steve Levitt, the iconoclastic University of Chicago economist and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, tracks down other high achievers and asks questions that only he would think to ask. Guests include all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, WNBA champion Sue Bird, Operation Warp Speed chief Moncef Slaoui, and neuroscientist/actress Mayim Bialik. People I (Mostly) Admire is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
 
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The NBA Draft Lottery officially opens draft season, and we react to how it all played out! Tim, Ben, and Sean discuss the Magic winning the lottery, who they feel they could end up taking first and how the rest of the lottery could shake out. The guys also discuss the conference finals, giving their thoughts on how the series should play out and d…
 
After missing game 1, Al Horford and Marcus Smart returned to help lead the Boston Celtics to a game 2 win over the Miami Heat. How did they get it done? And what does game 2 tell us about the rest of the series? Plus, breaking down the odds of lifting the Larry OB for each of the 4 remaining teams. And in segment 3, the Orlando Magic won the 2022 …
 
Steph Curry Drops a 21 Point 12 Rebound Night as The Golden State Warriors Route The Dallas Mavericks Tony East (@Locked On Pacers) and PatTheDesigner (@Locked On Bulls) Break Down The Western Conference Finals Match Up Between Dallas And Golden State as The Warriors Dominate the Match Up 112-87 Follow the Locked On NBA Podcast 🎧 Apple https://buff…
 
Jimmy Butler scored 41 points and the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Hosts Jake Madison ( @Locked On Pelicans ) and Walker Mehl ( @Locked On Hornets ) recap Butler's big night and look at how the Miami defense stepped up. Plus, how much were the Celtics impacted by not having Marcus Smart or Al Horfor…
 
The Boston Celtics take on the Miami Heat and everyone seems to be overlooking Miami. A look at how the Heat can combat what the Celtics do well and the importance of Bam Adebayo in the matchup. Luka Doncic has shocked everyone with back to back upsets, can he make it a third in beating the Warriors and their championship experience? The Suns colla…
 
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Nick Angstadt (@Locked On Mavericks) to discuss how Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks absolutely EMBARRASSED Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns on their own homecourt in Game 7. How did the Mavs get off to such a hot start? What has allowed the Mabericks to become such a strong defensive team at…
 
The Miami Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers to become the first team to advance to the conference finals. Are they being unfairly overlooked at NBA Finals contenders? Plus, what's next for the Sixers? Wes Goldberg and Adam Mares break it all down. Then Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns, forcing a Game 7. Who has the edge in …
 
This week on the Bench Mob we dive into an array of topics: Segment 1: Our reaction to Nikola Jokic MVP Award and why it'll be his last regardless how well he does next year Segment 2: NBA Playoff discussion. Segment 3: Mike Brown to the Kings, and the Lakers overwhelming coaching search Segment 4: Our thoughts on "Winning Time" from HBO Segment 5:…
 
Giannis Antetokounmpo drops 40 points & 11 rebounds and Jrue Holiday makes some key defensive plays while Jayson Tatum & Marcus Smart fall short. Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson were blown out by the new Grint N Grind Memphis Grizzlies without Ja Morant... how?!?! Nick Angstadt ( @Locked On Mavericks ) and PatTheDesigner ( @Locked On…
 
Fresh off finding out he wasn't the NBA MVP Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers got run over by Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat. Hosts Jake Madison and John Karalisbreak down the two playoff games including the Phoenix Suns and Devin Booker looking like themselves in a big win over Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Plus, Ja Morant is Doubtfu…
 
Matt Moore (@HPBasketball) and David Ramil (@dramil13) break down the latest playoff action and news around the NBA. In Milwaukee, Al Horford and Jayson Tatum dominate down the stretch to lead the Celtics to a crucial win over the Bucks. Steph Curry finds his shooting touch in a bizarre game to push the Warriors to a 3-1 series lead over the Ja Mor…
 
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Nick Angstadt (@Locked On Mavericks) to discuss Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks taking Game 4 and evening up the series against Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference Semifinals. How did the Mavs get off to such a hot start offensively? Is Luka at his best in games like t…
 
Luka Doncic & the Dallas Mavericks fall to Chris Paul, Devin Booker, & the Phoenix. James Harden & the Philadelphia 76ers go down 0-2 to the Miami Heat. Nick Angstadt ( @Locked On Mavericks ) & PatTheDesigner ( @Locked On Bulls ) breakdown the Mavs vs Suns and Heat vs Sixers games in the NBA last night. How good are the Suns? What does this loss me…
 
Ja Morant was the hero for the Memphis Grizzlies in their wild win over Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Ja scored the final 15 points and finished with 47 on the night. Hosts Jake Madison ( @Locked On Pelicans ) and Brendon Kleen ( @Locked On Suns ) recap the big game. Plus, Jaylen Brown was cooking early for the Boston Celtics in their …
 
The Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns had little trouble taking 1-0 leads on Monday night in the NBA Playoffs. Tony East and Matt Moore break down the Conference Semifinal action, including 45 points from Luka Doncic, an excellent Bam Adebayo game, and DeAndre Ayton's stong play. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! PrizePicks Check out PrizePicks.com …
 
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Kane Pitman (@Locked On Bucks) to discuss the Milwaukee Bucks taking a 1-0 series lead against the Boston Celtics behind a triple-double performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, two-way play from Jrue Holiday and some important bench contributions. How were the Celtics able to force so many turnovers early and…
 
Wes Goldberg and Adam Mares share notes on the three series-ending games from Thursday night. Chris Paul was perfect from the field, James Harden controlled the 3rd quarter for the 76ers, and Luka put the final nail in the coffin for the Jazz. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices…
 
Steph Curry leeads the way with 30 as Golden State closes out the Denver Nuggets 4-1 & Giannis's 23 at the half put the Chicago bulls away early . Tont East (@Locked On Pacers) & PatTheDesigner (@Locked On Bulls) breakdown the 2 incredible playoff games in the NBA on Wednesday night. What Caused Denver's fight to come to an end. How the bucks took …
 
The Memphis Grizzlies were down big in the fourth quarter but Ja Morant was able to get going after a slow start to get past Karl Anthony-Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks are going home, thanks to Victor Oladipo, who was starting in place of Jimmy Butler, and the Miami Heat defense. John Karalis and Tony East d…
 
The Boston Celtics finished off the Brooklyn Nets Monday night in a sweep. The Celtics are impressive, play together, and are led by Jayson Tatum who has shown he's ready to be included in the top tier of NBA superstars. On the other end you have the Nets, who completely failed in every aspect and don't have the structure necessary to compete for a…
 
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Jake Madison (@Locked On Pelicans) to discuss the New Orleans Pelicans taking Game 4 against the Phoenix Suns in decisive fashion with a HUGE fourth quarter rally, going on a 19-2 run to close things out. How good has Brandon Ingram been for Nola? Is this the most rattled we've ever seen Chris Paul in the pla…
 
The Golden State Warriors' new death lineup with Jordan Poole keeps rolling as they take a 3-0 series lead over the Denver Nuggets. But should they really be the championship favorites? Wes Goldberg and Adam Mares break down a wild night in the NBA playoffs. Also, the Memphis Grizzlies came back from 26 points down to beat the Minnesota Timberwolve…
 
Joel Embiid hits a game winning three in overtime as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors to go up 3-0. DeMar DeRozan drops 40 points on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks as the Chicago Bulls even the series. Jayson Tatum & the Boston Celtics find another way to beat Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. Nick Angstadt (@NickVan…
 
The Phoenix Suns lost to Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans, but more importantly, they lost Devin Booker to a hamstring injury. Jimmy Butler dropped a career-high on the Atlanta Hawks as the Miami Heat took a 2-0 lead. John Karalis ( @Locked On Celtics ) & Jake Madison ( @Locked On Pelicans ) discuss those stories, Trae Young complaining …
 
Matt Moore and David Ramil break down the three Monday playoff games including Steph Curry and the Warriors going full Splash Brothers on the Nuggets, this time with new addition Jordan Poole. The Warriors demolish the Nuggets and it's fair to wonder where Denver's head is at after another embarrassing loss. The Sixers have the edge on Toronto. How…
 
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by John Karalis (@Locked On Celtics) to discuss the Boston Celtics taking game one against the Brooklyn Nets off an INSANE final sequence between Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart, leading to the game-winning layup by Jayson Tatum. What were the keys to the Celtics pulling out the win here in Game 1? How has Jayson …
 
Which teams have the best chance of making the NBA Finals, and which players do we trust the most in the first round of the playoffs? Wes Goldberg and Adam Mares draft their top teams and players before ranking the best series of the first round. Follow the Locked On NBA Podcast 🎧 Apple https://buff.ly/38s4xnm 🎧 Spotify https://buff.ly/38tvHKs 🎧 Au…
 
The New Orleans Pelicans held on to beat the San Antonio Spurs behind CJ McCollum's incredible 3rd Quarter. The Atlanta Hawks and Trae Young exploded in their own 3rd Quarter to blow out LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets. Nick Angstadt (@NickVanExit) and PatTheDesigner (Locked On Bulls) breakdown the NBA Play-In games that sent the Pelicans and…
 
The NBA Play-In Tournament has already produced memorable moments as Anthony Edwards led the Minnesota Timberwolves to a win over the Los Angeles Clippers. The win gives the Timberwolves the 7th and Patrick Beverley got revenge on his former team. Plus, is this a sign of things to come for Karl-Anthony Towns? Hosts Jake Madison (@NolaJake) and John…
 
Matt Moore and David Ramil break down the Play-In Tournament. Can Paul George and the Clippers lead LA past Karl-Anthony Towns and the upstart Wolves? Can the Cavs put up a fight vs. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving to win the 7th seed? Plus an early look at the playoff matchups, and all the latest from the unnecessarily messy drama in LA. Did Frank V…
 
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Nick Angstadt (@Locked On Mavericks) to discuss Luka Doncic's injury in the final game of the Dallas Mavericks regular season and what it means for the Mavs moving forward. Why was Luka even playing in this game? How severe did the injury look? If Luka misses time, who steps up for Dallas and how have the Mav…
 
After losses by the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics Thursday, the Miami Heat locked up the No. 1 seed in the East. Wes Goldberg and Adam Mares ask if home-court advantage should make the Heat the favorites in the East. Then they discuss another big night from Nikola Jokic, who became the first player in NBA history to record 2,000 points, 1,0…
 
Kevin Durant & Paul George make the Brooklyn Nets & Los Angeles Clippers such dangerous Play-In teams. Jayson Tatum & Luka Doncic carried their teams to 50-win, and more in the NBA. Nick Angstadt (@Locked On Mavericks) & PatTheDesigner (@Locked On Bulls) breakdown the six games in the NBA. Could the Nets & Clippers cause big upsets in the playoffs?…
 
The Eastern Conference is wide open as the NBA season winds down. Will the Miami Heat locked up the top seed? Will Joel Embiid and the 76ers, Jason Tatum and the Celtics, or Giannis and the Bucks grab the 2nd seed? Hosts Jake Madison (@NolaJake) and John Karalis (@John_Karalis) take a look at how the playoff race is shaping up in the East. Plus, ar…
 
With no NBA games Monday night, Matt Moore (Locked On Nuggets) and Tony East (Locked On Pacers) broke down a varity of NBA topics, including the NBA MVP race, the Brooklyn Nets chances at a playoff run, and the most dissapointing teams in the NBA this season. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! PrizePicks Check out PrizePicks.com and use promo c…
 
Jackson Gatlin (@JTGatlin) is joined by Brad Rowland (@Locked On Hawks) to discuss the Atlanta Hawks recent five-game winning streak, including a pair of wins against the Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets, and what's looked different for Trae Young and the Hawks over this latest stretch of play. Why has the Hawks defense fallen off so hard th…
 
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