NBA Podcast: Breaking down the East playoff picture
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Welcome to the latest edition of "Pound the Rock," an NBA podcast hosted by Joseph Casciaro and Joe Wolfond.
Topics for this episode include:
- Does Paul George's knee injury mean curtains for the Clippers' disappointing season?
- Ja Morant is back, but is this really "redemption"?
- A look at how the playoff picture is shaping up in the East:
- Why has the Celtics' offense fallen off, and is their late-season lull reason for concern?
- Are there reasons to doubt the 76ers beyond their baggage from postseasons past?
- What roadblocks might trip up the ascendent Cavaliers?
- How far can Jimmy Butler carry the offensively challenged Heat?
- What does the future look like for the rebuilding (but not particularly young) Nets?
- How are the Bulls still carrying a top-five defensive rating?
- Who will make it through the East play-in?
- Make or miss:
- Will the Wolves finish top six in the West?
- Has Lauri Markkanen made the greatest year-to-year leap in recent memory?
- By the numbers: Standout stats from a record-breaking night in the NBA
- LaVine out 3-4 more weeks with right foot inflammation
- Clippers overcome Jokic's triple-double to snap 8-game series skid vs. Nuggets
- Luka records 1st 25-point triple-double in an opening half vs. Jazz
- Bane scores career-high 49 points, Grizzlies deliver Pistons 18th straight loss