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NBA Podcast: Warriors postmortem, untimely injuries, 1st-round preview

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Welcome to the latest edition of "Pound the Rock," an NBA podcast hosted by Joseph Casciaro and Joe Wolfond.

Find the show on iTunes, Soundcloud, and Spotify.

Topics for this week's episode include:

  • Unpacking the lifetime NBA ban Jontay Porter received for betting against his own team and fading his own over/unders
  • The Warriors' dynasty is over, but that doesn't make their next steps any clearer
  • A slew of untimely star injuries saps some drama from the play-in finales and the first round while putting the NBA's player participation policy back under the microscope
  • What makes Zion Williamson's latest injury setback particularly devastating
  • The biggest tactical questions in each of the six confirmed first-round matchups
  • How will the Clippers guard Luka Doncic?
  • Can OG Anunoby's defensive versatility disrupt the Maxey-Embiid two-man game?
  • Can the Suns' jumper-oriented offense exploit the Wolves' interior-focused defense?
  • Will the Bucks' improved transition defense hold up against the run-and-gun Pacers?
  • What type of pick-and-roll coverage will Nikola Jokic play against the Lakers' improved jump shooters?
  • How much can the Cavs afford to tilt their lineups toward offense against a Magic team that struggles to create good shots?

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