The 4-Down Podcast, Episode 50: Matt Moore of Hardwood Paroxysm

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Like the San Antonio Spurs, the 4-Down Podcast keeps rolling on. We’re back with another episode, this time featuring Matt Moore. Matt is editor of the generalist NBA blog Hardwood Paroxysm (also a part of the TrueHoop Network) and a blogger at CBS Sports Eye On Basketball and NBA Sports ProBasketballTalk. Basically, he’s everywhere.

Moore joins us to explain his pick of the Clippers over the Spurs in six games in the Western Conference Semi-Finals and talk about Game 1 of Spurs-Thunder. Are we all a little too high on the Spurs, or are they as good as advertised? Leave it to Moore to try and take us down a peg.

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  • http://twitter.com/ejwestksu Eric Westerman

    Request, bring back NBA on NBC opening

  • http://twitter.com/graydongordian Graydon Gordian

    I would like to second Eric’s request. Wait… I think I can actually fulfill this request.

  • http://48minutesofhell.com Andrew A. McNeill

    I was going to when the playoff run ended. THE SPURS ARE UNDEFEATED UNDER THE SHOOK ONES INTRO

  • http://48minutesofhell.com Andrew A. McNeill

    I was going to when the playoff run ended. THE SPURS ARE UNDEFEATED UNDER THE SHOOK ONES INTRO

  • http://twitter.com/graydongordian Graydon Gordian

    That’s the kind of baseless superstition I can get behind.

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  • JT

    man, that guy has problems, Spurs cant score at the rim, they are a 3 point shooting team… has this guy been watching the Spurs row what? Seems like hes on the wrong conversation.

  • JT

    If the Thunder turnovers are so sustainable, why didn’t the Spurs turn the ball over in the second half just as much? We may not be able to score 39 points in the 4rth which 6 of them came from intentional fouls, but we have scored 30+ plus many times in the playoffs. This guy was rather annoying.

  • Lvmainman

    Interesting perspective. Ginobili’s one great game in 9 attempts will be sustained, but Diaw and Neal can’t be sustained. Also, to pick the Clippers to beat the Spurs, then turn around and dismiss the fact that the Spurs swept that same Clippers team??? I don’t get that mind set.

    Also his belief that the Spurs got outplayed for 3 qtrs and therefore the Spurs will get outplayed 3 out of 4 qtrs in the future and lose. Moore can’t imagine that the misses of the role players Bonner, Green, Leonard and the layups by Duncan will go in, in the next game.

    In my opinion, instead of the Spurs playing well in only one qtr, they’ll play immensely better in 3 qtrs by reducing turnovers and making the easy shots that they missed.

    My only concern is if Scott Brooks wises up and tries to win defensively by leaving Ibaka and Sefolosha on the floor, instead trying to win offensively by playing small ball. Spurs seem to struggle offensively with Diaw/Bonner at the 4 making jumpers recently.

    We’ll see. That’s why they play the games, in the words of Herm Edwards.

  • Robert

    Graydon, 
    You owned this guy.  Good work.  Go Spurs Go.

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