Tuesday’s Sports BIT Show: Wizards-Celtics, Jazz-Warriors & More

Washington Wizards vs Boston Celtics

The Celtics lead the Eastern Conference semifinals 1-0 after taking Game 1 123-111. The Wizards jumped out to a 16-0 lead just 3:50 into the game but were outscored a whopping 123-95 the rest of the way. Boston opened 0-for-8 from the field and shot 46-for-82 from there on out against the shaky Washington defense. It didn’t help the Wizards that they lost starting power forward Markieff Morris, really the team’s only stretch 4, midway through the second quarter to a sprained ankle. Morris claims he will play in Game 2, but Coach Scott Brooks wasn’t so confident. Morris caused the Celtics some matchup problems in Game 1 when Boston came out with a small starting lineup. The Wizards’ bench is incredibly thin so Kelly Oubre had to play nearly 26 minutes in Game 1 with Morris out and was minus-22. Washington also misses injured center Ian Mahinmi. Boston is -5.5 on NBA odds at Sportsbook Review’s top-rated sites.

 

Utah Jazz vs Golden State Warriors

The last conference semifinal series to tipoff. The Jazz took out the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 7 on Sunday and they did hand the Warriors their last loss, 105-99 in Oakland on April 10. Every key player on Golden State saw action that night other than Klay Thompson. The Warriors continue life without head coach Steve Kerr, and his return in these playoffs doesn’t appear likely. “The way we look at it is — plan on him not coming back. That’s the way we’re approaching this thing. We’re not going to sit here and say if we can get to the Conference Finals, Steve may be back for the Conference Finals or if we get to the Finals. Nah,” Draymond Green said. Mike Brown continues as the interim coach. The Warriors, who will have been off a week since sweeping Portland, are -13.5.

 

‘Wanna Know Why ….’

Teddy & Pauly debut a new feature on Tuesday’s show called “Wanna Know Why.” And the first subject is loudmouth Warriors reserve Matt Barnes, who hasn’t even played since April 8 because of an injury. Barnes couldn’t avoid sticking his foot in his mouth before Game 1 of the Jazz-Warriors series when he said some Warriors players wanted to face the Clippers in this round because the nightlife is just a tad better in L.A. than in Salt Lake City. "No comparison. There's no such thing, man. There's no nightlife in Utah’,” Barnes said. “Obviously as players, you want to be able to have a little bit of a nightlife, but the main focus is winning games. Me personally, I want to get out there because I want to beat the Clippers. That's my former team and my kids are out there. But as far as nightlife, there's no comparison to nightlife in Utah and L.A." Wanna know why Barnes has shifted teams 11 times since his first game with the Clippers in 2003? Now you do.

 
 

 


 

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