With six weeks left in the 2019-20 NBA regular season, Rachel Nichols runs down the tasty storylines, including a possible Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers “Jimmy Butler Bowl” in the opening round, a rematch between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Paul George’s LA Clippers, and a battle between the Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers for the final playoff spot and the chance to face the Los Angeles Lakers. Nichols is then (3:38) joined by Ramona Shelburne and Clinton Yates to discuss whom LeBron James and Anthony Davis should want to face in the first round of the 2020 NBA playoffs, with Ja Morant’s Grizzlies and Zion Williamson’s Pelicans seemingly in the best position.
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