Posts tagged Houston Rockets
MLB's Sprint To The Trade Deadline (Yankees Buy, Mets Sell) CP3-Russ Aftermath, Novak's Epic Wimbledon Triumph, Open Championship Preview

The ides of July presents Episode 80 as we zoom through the entire sports landscape. On tap:

Just sixteen days until the trade deadline in MLB. What the Yankees and Mets may have in store? The two moves over the weekend that start the trade carousel and what we may see from the other contenders.

Russell Westbrook has a new home and it's with his old running mate, James Harden in Houston. Will it work? Can it work? You may be surprised to hear my take, also, will CP3 still be a member of the Thunder come training camp?

Novak Djokovic wins an epic Wimbledon final vs. Roger Federer. Where does he rank amongst the big three (with Roger and Nadal) and all-time?

Plus, a preview of the Open (formerly British) Championship at Royal Portrush. And my Hero and Zero of the Week.

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Kawhi, Steph and CJ's Playoff Heroics, Knicks Lottery Luck? Yanks Close In On AL East But Here Comes The Red Sox! PGA Preview, Hero/Zero of Week

A thrilling start to Episode 69 includes:

Kawhi Leonard’s historic buzzer beater eliminates Philadelphia. Joel Embiid’s emotional exit.

CJ McCollum upstages Damien Lillard in closing out Denver.

Stephen Curry turns back the clock to dispose of Houston, plus fallout from the Rockets latest playoff failure.

The Knicks are crossing their fingers in hopes of securing the #1 pick in the draft tomorrow night.

Coaching hires in LA (Lakers) and Cleveland. And LeBron James trade rumors???

Are the Boston Bruins Cup bound? Too much time off for Carolina? Is San Jose making their way back to the Cup?

The Yankees continue to win series, but a familiar foe is starting to creep back into the mix. Also, can the Mets take advantage of a weak schedule over the next two weeks?

Plus, a PGA preview, a Weak-Ness, I mean, Preakness update and the Hero & Zero of the Week.

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Celtics/Rockets Litmus Test, Nuggets Rebound, Sixers Enigma, Islanders RIP, What Are The Mets? Yanks Sailing, Derby Disaster, Canelo-Jacobs

I’m covering the whole sports gamut on Episode 68. On tap:

Season defining games for the Celtics and Rockets tonight. How both teams stave off 3-1 series deficits?

Nuggets resiliency. Sixers inefficiency/Earth to Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid. Kawhi uprising.

I’ll put an epitaph on the Islanders season. Who was the missing piece in their sweep to the Hurricanes?

The Mets are sliding and it could look like 2018 all over again. The Yankees keep rolling, their players are still flirting with the IL, but some are on the mend with a competitive week that lies ahead.

The controversy surrounding the Kentucky Derby.

Canelo Alvarez-Daniel Jacobs fight. Is boxing on the rise?

My Hero and Zero of the Week, with some post game thoughts on Bucks-Celtics GM 4.

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GS-HOU Round 2, Celtics Dominate, Isles Uphill Climb, Giants Draft Blunder, Yanks Rolling, Mets Pitching Woes. Plus, Hero & Zero of the Week

We’re on the verge of saying goodbye to an action packed sports month, but there’s still plenty to get into on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. Both the NBA & NHL have moved on to the Conference Semi-finals. We’ll start off with the NBA as the juicy second round match-ups (in particular, Houston-Golden State) is off to a wild start. I’ll get into the officiating in Game 1, what this could mean for the rest of series and who’ll come out on top and advance to the Conference Finals. I’ll get into the Celtics dominating GM 1 in Milwaukee, the Raptors win over the 76ers and the Nuggets prevailing over the Spurs as they prepare to face the Trail Blazers in Round 2. On the ice, the Islanders have dug themselves an 0-2 hole and now have to go on the road to play the Hurricanes and get back in this series. I’ll explain why this series is far from over, despite having the odds against them, as well as, surveying the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoff landscape with the other three series taking place.. The 2019 NFL Draft is officially in the books. I’ll discuss the Giants surprise first of three first round picks, all of the comings and goings of another wild weekend in Nashville and the latest surrounding Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill. The Yankees continue their hot streak out West as they’ve won six of seven in Anaheim and San Francisco. Should the Yankee fan expect this team to play stellar ball without their key guys in the lineup? I’ll have the answer to that, plus, what’s going on with Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard as the Mets pitching staff has underperformed here in the first month of the season. Lastly, I’m experimenting with a new close out segment at the very end of the pod called ‘The Hero and Zero of the Week’. It’s a jam packed sports podcast that you won’t want to miss as I’ll satiate your sports appetite and then some on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 67)

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JAYREELZ NBA Playoff Preview, (Including the Brooklyn Nets)

It’s about that time for another two month sprint to the NBA Finals and covering it from soup to nuts is none other than yours truly on this special edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. I’ll detail all of the main storylines coming into this tournament.  Can the Warriors three-peat?  Who can upset the two time defending champs in the West? Are the Bucks primed for a deep playoff run? Will the Celtics regroup and take the next step? Do the Nets have what it takes to upset the Sixers? I’ll deep dive into each conference and predict who’ll represent the East and West for this years NBA Championship. This pod will have you prepped and ready to digest all that’s to come over the next eight weeks as we’re ready to tip off another postseason on this latest edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 64)

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Jets/NFL Week 7, World Series Preview, College Football, NBA, NHL

Need to catch up on what’s happening in this busy sports month? You’ve come to the right place as I’ll deliver everything that’s cooking on the field, the diamond, court, etc. on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Jets were unable to get over the .500 mark as they lose to the Vikings at home. I’ll also take a trip around the league on yet another wild and wacky Week 7 and preview the Giants vs. Falcons Monday night matchup. The stage is set for the Fall Classic as the LA Dodgers will square off in Boston against the Red Sox. I’ll preview what this series may have in store and who’ll come out of it as champions of 2018. Plus, a major college football upset which flips the top five in the country, the week that was in the NHL and NBA, including my thoughts on the brawl in LA which led to suspensions from Brandon Ingram, Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul. You’ll get all of that and much more on this episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 36)

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Michael Tillery of The Starting Five.net on the NBA Playoffs

Kicking off the 2018 NBA Playoffs in full effect! It's an in-depth discussion about the Association with media analyst, Michael Tillery. He is the co-founder of The Starting Five.net. He has also written for The New York Times, Bleacher Report, The Chronicle News, The Nation, ESPN's The Undefeated and SLAM Magazine, to name a few. This podcast isn't about match-ups or breaking down each series of the first round. It's a deep dive on the Association as a whole, as well as, the top story lines heading into this postseason. Will Chris Paul, James Harden & Coach Mike D'Antoni finally get over the hump and deliver a title to Houston? Can the Golden State Warriors win their third title in four years? Is this the last go-round for the San Antonio Spurs as we know them? Will LeBron James make it to his eighth straight NBA Finals? Are the Philadelphia 76ers for real? We also take a moment to discuss who's the real MVP of this past regular season. LeBron's greatness. The New York Knicks search for a head coach. And is Brooklyn a viable destination for players in the years to come? It's an NBA extravaganza on the latest episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast! (Episode 8)

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Podcast Housekeeping/Don't Believe The Hype

Taking care of a few housekeeping details as I keep you abreast of what's going on with the podcast. Also, included is my assessment of the Houston Rockets as of this moment. Is James Harden the league MVP? Are they title contenders? More importantly, are they to be trusted come late May/early June? A little mid-week analysis from yours truly, delivering all the goods when it comes to the world of sports. (Episode 2)