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Recent Episodes of The Lowe Post


Potential Porzingis Injury Fallout, Series Defining Stats, and Hurley Turns Down Lakers

Potential Porzingis Injury Fallout, Series Defining Stats, and Hurley Turns Down Lakers

Zach and Steve Jones, Jr. of The Dunker Spot react to the news of Kristaps Porzingis' leg injury and what it could mean for the Mavericks and Celtics if he can't play in Game 3. Plus, Boston's commitment to driving the ball, ways for Dallas to crack the Celtics' defense, and Dan Hurley turns down the Lakers job.


Entire series summed up in one stat (1:30)


Boston's optionality on offense (5:31)


Celtics are committed to driving the ball (9:49)


Kristaps Porzingis has torn...

Episode 11 June 2024 1h, 5m and 3s


2024 NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

2024 NBA Finals Game 2 Reaction

On this special episode of The Lowe Post x Hoop Collective crossover, Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst discuss the NBA Finals Game 2 reaction. They break down the Celtics' 105-98 victory over the Mavericks, highlighting how Boston managed to win despite having a lesser game. The hosts delve into Kyrie Irving's struggles and Dallas's costly turnovers, exploring potential options for the Mavericks moving forward. They also address the aftermath of "The Kick" incident and speculate on the adjustments we can expect in the upcoming games. Additionally, Zach and Brian share some travel advice and express their gratitude to the listeners. 

Episode 10 June 2024 29m and 45s


NBA Finals Adjustments with Tim Legler and the Lakers' Pursuit of Danny Hurley

NBA Finals Adjustments with Tim Legler and the Lakers' Pursuit of Danny Hurley

Zach and ESPN's Tim Legler discuss why the Mavericks should be more worried about their defense after Game One, how the Celtics won the math, ways Dallas can spark their offense in Game Two, and the Lakers' head coaching search.



Dallas should be more concerned about their defense (1:24)


Dallas needs to take and make more 3s (13:21)


Ways to get Mavs offense going (19:54)


Other adjustments to look for (25:50)


Lakers' pursuit of Danny...

Episode 8 June 2024 50m and 30s


2024 NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

2024 NBA Finals Game 1 Reaction

On this episode of the Lowe Post, Zach welcomes Brian Windhorst of the Hoop Collective to discuss the Celtics' impressive 107-89 Game 1 victory over the Mavericks in the NBA Finals. They examine Porzingis's immediate impact off the bench, the Celtics' stifling defense, and their decision not to double Luka Dončić, leading to his lowest assist numbers in a 35-minute game. The sluggish performance of Kyrie Irving, who scored 12 points on 6-of-19 shooting, is also discussed. The hosts highlight the need for Mavericks' teammates to step up in Game 2, commend the discipline in the Celtics' game plan, and review Bo...

Episode 7 June 2024 26m and 5s


Championship Paths, Defending Luka, the Impact of Porzingis, and Draft Chatter

Championship Paths, Defending Luka, the Impact of Porzingis, and Draft Chatter

Zach and ESPN's Tim MacMahon look ahead to the chess match on both sides of the ball in the NBA Finals, the differing paths the Celtics and Mavericks took to get here, and how they see the series playing out. Then ESPN's Draft Analyst Jonathan Givony joins for the latest on the top of the draft, how the Spurs plan to build around Victor Wembanyama, and the future of LaMelo Ball.


Pressure is squarely on the Celtics (5:51)


Boston's recent past and path to the Finals (11:41)


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Episode 4 June 2024 1h, 42m and 47s


Mavs Maul Wolves, NBA Finals Forecast, and Fake KAT Trades

Mavs Maul Wolves, NBA Finals Forecast, and Fake KAT Trades

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton react to Luka Doncic's monster game as the Mavs advance to the Finals, how the Celtics and Mavericks match up on both sides of the ball, Minnesota's looming financial crunch and fake KAT trades.



Wolves had no answer for Luka (3:07)


Celtics won't have best player in the Finals (15:28)


Luka's on pace to wind up in rarefied air statistically (24:31)


NBA Finals Preview (28:22)


Minnesota's future and fake KAT...

Episode 31 May 2024 1h, 18m and 10s


The Full KAT Experience, Minnesota's Chances at a Comeback, Celtics Check-In, and the Future of the Pacers

The Full KAT Experience, Minnesota's Chances at a Comeback, Celtics Check-In, and the Future of the Pacers

Zach and ESPN's Chris Herring discuss the Western Conference Finals, Minnesota's chances of pulling an historic comeback, the Mavs playoff surge and very early thoughts on their potential Finals matchup with Boston, the state of the Celtics and the pressure on them to win, the Mike Brown situation in Sacramento, and the incomparable Bill Walton. Then Caitlin Cooper of Basketball, She Wrote discusses the future of the Indiana Pacers. 


A team will eventually come back from a 3-0 hole (1:41)


Taking stock of the Wolves-Mavs series (11:19)


Episode 29 May 2024 1h, 42m and 36s


Luka Magic, the Struggles of ANT and KAT, and the Jayson Tatum Discourse

Luka Magic, the Struggles of ANT and KAT, and the Jayson Tatum Discourse

Zach and ESPN's Tim Bontemps discuss Luka Doncic's game-winning 3-pointer to put the Mavs up 2-0 in the Western Conference Finals, the struggling Minnesota offense, the media narratives around Jayson Tatum, and why the Celtics need to win the NBA title.


Final sequence (1:33)


Are we emotionally prepared for a Celtics vs. Kyrie Irving NBA Finals? (10:52)


Last minute blow by blow (12:17)


Minnesota's struggling offense (22:50)


KAT and ANT need to be better (29:50)


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Episode 25 May 2024 1h, 8m and 30s


Mavs Take Game 1 in Minnesota, All-NBA Results and Implications, Changes in Cleveland, and Pacers-Celtics

Mavs Take Game 1 in Minnesota, All-NBA Results and Implications, Changes in Cleveland, and Pacers-Celtics

Zach and Kirk Goldsberry discuss the Mavericks win in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, how both Dallas and Minnesota might adjust in Game 2, the All-NBA results, Cleveland firing JB Bickerstaff and what comes next for Donovan Mitchell, quick Pacers-Celtics takes, and Kirk's new book "Hoop Atlas."


Dallas grinds out Game 1 in Minnesota (2:17)


Kyrie Irving has been amazing for Dallas (15:52)


Derrick Lively was a homerun pick by the Mavs (24:10)

 

All-NBA Teams announced (39:17)


JB Bickerstaff out in...

Episode 23 May 2024 1h, 20m and 49s


Game 7 Road Wins by the Wolves and Pacers, Conference Final Previews, and Offseason Outlooks for NYK, DEN, and OKC

Game 7 Road Wins by the Wolves and Pacers, Conference Final Previews, and Offseason Outlooks for NYK, DEN, and OKC

Zach and ESPN's Kevin Pelton react to Game 7 wins for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Indiana Pacers, questions in Denver and New York going forward, Knicks injuries, and more. Plus: Quick thoughts on Mavs-Wolves and Celtics-Pacers in the conference finals, what's next for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and much more. 


Nuggets offseason questions (19:47)


Mavs-Wolves Western Conference Finals Lookahead (30:34)


Offseason in OKC (36:34)


Pacers push past Knicks in MSG (43:13)


Celtics-Pacers Eastern Conference Finals Lookahead (1:04:11)

Episode 20 May 2024 1h, 20m and 8s

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