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February 26, 2024 5:52 am

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Dogs, cheese & zoo animals is what the people want | Klay Thompson embracing new role of being a bench player | The wild wild Western Conference of the NBA.


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State Farm, Bloomington, Illinois. Was there something in the water this weekend? Why so many brawls and altercations and courts storming and people getting hurt and... Yeah, what a weird weekend where the headlines are grown men getting into fights over sports. It's tremendous. Also Cam Newton. It's Cam Newton. You can see it so clearly.

It's Cam Newton. Oh my goodness. It's quite a way to come off of a weekend, right? Quite a way to snag headlines on Saturdays and Sundays. And yet we had it in college basketball and the NBA. And then some strange sitch with Cam Newton, kind of, that we will attempt to explain. Don't really have a ton of details, but there is video. And where there is video, there is always debate.

It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. I hope that you enjoyed your weekend. All I can say to you fellow dog lovers is that you blew me away with your incredible dog photos. I mean hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of them. In fact, over a thousand of them on our Facebook page and another 400 on Twitter.

You all just kept sending them all the way through Sunday. And I appreciate how many of you have also sent kind words about Penny. And some of you, like you did with Grammie Helen, even claiming Penny as your favorite dog.

Or your second favorite dog. People hopping on the trend and into the thread in the last few hours even. Recognizing that my social had been inundated with puppy photos. And I did look at all of them. I can't respond to all of them because they might kick me off X. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

But I thought maybe not today. And so I know that we retweeted a bunch of them. And I then responded to a few of them. Especially those of you who have dogs named Penny.

I guess I didn't realize how many dogs named Penny there were. But that was really cool. So thank you for that. And if you need a smile or you need a little jolt of joy as you start a new work week. As we say goodbye to another weekend.

How does that happen? It goes so fast. And I guess the logic is well the work weeks are five days for most of us. And the weekends are just two days. So duh.

But still it feels like those two days go a lot faster. So you all just completely warmed my heart. Any of you who need to look at a bunch of puppy photos to smile.

They're absolutely amazing. You can check out the thread on my Twitter A Law Radio. And then also on our Facebook page.

After hours with Amy Lawrence. Phone number 855 212 4227. Not sure what's gotten into you guys. But the last three weeks we've taken a lot of phone calls.

Which is okay as long as you're relatively close to being on topic. It was the first time in a long time last week that we had a listener fall asleep on the phone. And this wasn't even a dude who'd been on the phone for longer than say 15 minutes. He called at the beginning of an interview. We were in a conversation with our former NFL GM Randy Mueller.

If you missed that conversation it's on both Twitter and Facebook. Really good spring NFL intel. As we get into the season where it's draft and it's scouting. And it's free agency and it's franchise tags. And it's filling out rosters.

And he was able to give us a peek behind closed doors. And honestly this is the time when general managers and their henchmen make their money. This is where they earn their keep. Really good set up for the offseason or what's to come in the offseason with quarterback conversation. And the strength of the draft and how as a general manager you navigate the two pieces. Veterans versus cheaper rookies.

But obviously not as reliable as rookies. And we even had this conversation before the salary cap got a major spike. So we will talk about that but if you missed the conversation with Randy. You can find it on both Twitter and Facebook or the podcast. I know a lot of you take advantage of the daily podcast of After Hours. So we're in a conversation with Randy on Thursday night because he joined us from Seattle. And this man calls from shoot where did he call from? I don't remember if it was Eastern Time or oh I think it was Atlanta.

Anyway he calls and we get to him right away in our next segment and he's already. Yeah it was good. It was really good. Come on man.

I don't mind if what you need is a companion that eases you into a space where you're calm and you're comfortable and you're relaxed. Great. You gotta sleep fast. If you fall asleep and that's what you needed.

There's two things really. Yay I'm happy that you get sleep. As someone who does not sleep well I understand how valuable that is. But B, if you fell asleep and the radio is on. Guess who gets to accumulate all kinds of ratings because you just left the radio on.

Or your phone, your device. If you were listening via some type of terrestrial mechanism or digital mechanism. The show just goes on and on and on and you're still sleeping and so we get all of that TSL which I had to explain to our newbie Ryan last week. That's time spent listening and that is extremely valuable with our advertisers and certainly with my bosses so boom. Anyway John and John and somewhere fell asleep and we got a little snoring on the air last week. It was actually Bob's first time hearing a caller snore and he thought it was hysterical.

He brought it up multiple times. Okay I got it. Thank you.

You do it too actually. I'll be talking to you and see I mean it just is an effect I have on people. Presumably many different shapes and sizes of males but it's great to know what happens in person as well. Ouch. So our phone number is 855-212-4227. That's 855-212-4CBS and as I say check out the dog photos on both Twitter and Facebook. Some friends of mine texted me over the weekend and said I posted a photo. I shared a dog photo and I tried. I will admit I tried to get through all 1,000 dog photos on Facebook in a single setting and could not do it so I had to go back and continue.

At some point I stopped doing the little heart emoji that indicates how much I love it. I do love it and I did just get extremely blessed by you sharing your dog photos. I was talking to my best friend on Sunday and she has a dog that's a little older than Penny. In fact we got them both about the same time so her Lucy was a little older when she adopted her. And both of us have kind of navigated this stage in our puppy's lives that requires extra care and extra vet visits and also has seen them slow down a bunch. She still has her Lucy though her Lucy is now 15 which is incredible. She's part Aussie, part Border Collie so not quite as big as Penny or as filled out as Penny. But we were talking about our dogs and she even said, I noticed that your social media was filled up with dogs.

Yes, yes it was. It just blew me away. And so she actually, I don't think she listens to the show which is okay. I mean I send her segments sometimes and she'll listen. She said to me it's amazing how we all tuned in to watch the Super Bowl and how much we all love dogs. And I was like hey that's my line. So I've now amended my line.

This is as of last week. Because you know one of my signature lines is we agree on nothing in this country except for the NFL. And the Super Bowl bore that out right because a third of our population, a third of Americans tuned in to the NFL at some point during the Super Bowl. Right so the NFL and the Super Bowl it's our crown jewel, a third of our population tuned in.

But judging by your reaction and just based on the people in my own life I now have to amend that. We agree on nothing in this country except the NFL and dogs. And producer Jay is back from vacation and he knows too because we once did a show.

In fact this is Jay's bright idea for a whole new network. We once did a show where we asked you your favorite dog breed. We came on and honestly it wasn't something I planned just like asking for your puppy photos last week.

It was not something that I planned but we stumbled into it. We decided to ride that wave and it was probably one of our most popular shows ever. That and your favorite cheese. That goes back long before producer Jay. I'm trying to think who that was. It might have been all the way back to producer Tom and Isaac who were in the first five years of doing after hours in this five night a week time slot.

And so yeah favorite cheese and favorite dog breed. Those have to be our best shows ever. Also during the pandemic for those of you who remember I tried to explain this to producer Jay. As we get close to March Madness and as we get close to March 11th. March 11th is the day going back almost four years ago now that the NBA discovered its first case of COVID. It was with the Utah Jazz.

Rudy Gobert was patient zero in the NBA. And it set off a chain reaction of events that shut down the NBA that night. And some were even already into games and into arenas right.

And then the ripple effect. And it was swift. By Thursday it was a Wednesday night for the NBA. By Thursday the NHL had shut down. March Madness was canceled. Golf tournaments. NASCAR events. It just happened so fast in sports.

And the rest of society wasn't that far behind. And there's a couple of reasons why I remember it. Number one because I was at my home inspection on March 12th when I got the notification on my phone that March Madness had been canceled. And actually our guest coming up in the final hour of the show Jerry Palm CBS Sports college hoops bracketologist will join us as we get closer to March Madness and to Selection Sunday. Anyway I remember he has told his story multiple times about the fact that he was in an arena getting ready for. Well maybe the Big Ten tournament was already going on. There was a game that was on court already. But he was there and as you can imagine mass chaos ensues. What's happening?

What's going on? And just then people trying to figure out how to get back to where they were going and teams and everything else. And so that was nearly four years ago.

I can't get over it. We are a few weeks shy of that being four years ago. So that year 2020 because we did not have March Madness. Instead I decided that we should do final four brackets of a different sort. And so we had four shows in a row over what would have been the final four that week. And we asked you these really had nothing to do with sports. We asked you your favorite, well your final four favorite zoo animals, your final four breakfast foods, your final four movie soundtracks which had to be the most popular. I cannot remember what the fourth one was. I'd have to go back and look.

It's really bothering me. I probably could Google it on my social because I'm sure that we put up posts on social. Those four shows you would have thought the world had not changed a bit because you all blew up our social. And they really set the tone for our two and a half months of broadcasting from home during the spring and early summer of 2020. But yeah I tried to tell producer Jay when he reminds me that the dog breed show was the best one ever.

Yes, yes it was really good but so was cheese and so were the final four shows that we did when there was no final four. That's when it all changed for after hours with Amy Lawrence here on CBS Sports Radio. So we're going to get into a little bit of college basketball coming up on this edition of the show. And we also have a couple of headlines from the hockey world. Some of you get so angry at me that we don't talk about hockey on a regular basis. I'm sorry but Patrick Kane has a new home and faced his former team and it's just weird. It's still weird. It was like seeing Tom Brady in a Buccaneers uniform for the first time.

It's just odd but it is intriguing the way this game between Kane's new team and Kane's old team played out. While we're talking about quarterbacks, not that Tom Brady's coming back so don't misunderstand me but he is going into a broadcast booth like it or not. Many of you do not like it.

You've already determined that you're going to hate Brady in the booth. So dumb. It's so dumb. Because when you're wrong you're going to have to backtrack royally.

And many of you will act like you have no idea. Me? Who me? I was the one who said he was going to be the best ever.

I don't know what you're talking about. I couldn't wait to see Brady in the booth. That's a great hashtag by the way.

You all know that I love alliteration. It's a booth Brady. It's booth Brady.

Alright I digress. So no it's not Tom Brady coming back. But it is Russell Wilson. Like we haven't heard him in a while.

Uh huh. Russ gets candid on the I Am Athlete podcast. It's not quite as fancy schmancy but AJ Brown calls into a Philadelphia radio station to defend his honor.

And then as I mentioned Cam. He just happens to be the right place the right time I guess. So we are just getting started. You can find me on Twitter A Law Radio. And then on our Facebook page After Hours with Amy Lawrence. Love for you to check out the puppy photos.

Who doesn't need a puppy induced smile. Also my vow to you is that there will be no brawl on this show. None whatsoever. We remain fight free here on After Hours. The producer Jay was ready to fight over his travel snafus. He'll have to tell us about that.

You don't poke the bear man. His return from the wild blue yonder with his family. A pre birthday vacation. Here I thought that the pre birthday brunch at the Bellagio birthday Bellagio birthday brunch speaking of alliteration.

I thought that was going to be the the height. But no he decided to go out of the country on an international vacation. Whatever but we're glad he's back safely and has been celebrating his birthday now for like two weeks. Enough is enough and we'll get some good stories but I know you all missed him.

You miss him far more than you miss me which is just fine. I'm okay with that. I'm secure in my own role here as the talking I'm just the talking head. That's just all I do. And thank you again for your tweets your Facebook posts and of course your concern about Penny. She is my sweet girl. She is forever my sweet girl. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. You are listening.

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Thank you Klay Thompson. And we embrace you in your new role. In fact I think I'm going to do that on Monday so manic Monday as we head into the start of another workweek. Really excited about the fact that we have got some fresh drama on the horizon thinking about March Madness thinking about what's to come in both hoops and hockey. The Masters is gosh six weeks away so there's a lot happening between now and my honeymoon which is really how I gauge everything in life right now is its relation to my honeymoon.

I know that's selfish of me but you're just going to have to deal with it I'll only bring it up I don't know once a week how about that my commitment to you. You don't have to hear about it more than once a week but right now my entire sports calendar revolves around the two weeks that I get to be completely checked out. I have not done that since 2011. 2011 was the last time I had two weeks where I was completely disconnected from the sports world and that was because I was on a trip to Africa and we didn't have internet there except for once or twice and I was not using it to check sports headlines.

So 2011 was the last time I went two weeks without sports or without really any social media at all. I remember we used whatever Wi-Fi we had to call back to the United States it was pretty cool to be able to talk to my mom from Africa from Mozambique where we were which is over on the Indian Ocean but I digress this is about clay and it's about the Warriors and it's about the fact that they were red hot heading into a game on Sunday evening against the defending world champions and despite the fact that they had a double figure lead in the first half it was tied at the break at 61 because the Nuggets put together a 14-0 run late in the second quarter. Not because of clay though he's coming off the bench now he provides a ton of pop in that second lineup and if you know anything about Steve Kerr's tenure there at Golden State team that's won four NBA championships since he took over as head coach you know that this is really the way that he designs his lineups. Now it's not always possible because of injuries and because he hasn't always had the personnel in that second group that he wants but do you all remember when he moved so following the Mark Jackson tenure at Golden State Harrison Barnes was a starter for Mark Jackson and when Steve Kerr took over after Mark Jackson was let go one of the changes he made not right away but eventually was to move Draymond Green into the starting lineup and have Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguodala come off the bench together but really Harrison was the catalyst for that second group and he would change them all out sometimes he would change all five guys on the court sometimes it would be four three but eventually he'd have that next group that next five guys that he theoretically would coach to maintain the lead that they had or maintain the pace the intensity they had with Draymond and Steph and Clay who formed the core of that starting unit and so that was really what Steve Kerr did when they first went to their four straight NBA finals that was how he set it up and he gave Harrison Barnes that responsibility you are in charge of this second unit and and Iguodala too it worked amazingly well then when it got to the point that they constantly started changing lineups meaning post Kevin Durant obviously that terrible two seasons for Clay Thompson when he wasn't able to play but just as they got you know past those four consecutive champion well NBA finals runs three titles of course it it became harder and harder to field a team around the core that could maintain that level partly because they were young partly because they could only spend money on veteran minimums as they're paying the big three so to speak it just became harder and harder a couple of years ago they won that kind of surprise NBA championship and it was because of what they had put around that group right Andrew Wiggins had a phenomenal run in the playoffs including the NBA finals Gary Payton remember how good he was defensively especially and and so they had guys that they could really count on but the challenge has been for Steve Kerr over these last few years to try to figure out how to maintain that level of play when Steph Curry sits down obviously without Draymond it's a completely different deal but when Steph sits down how do you then have the same pace have the same offense have the same pop as well as have the same just the same intensity in terms of the defense because that's really important how do you keep that up with the second group well Clay Thompson can do that and they've got a bunch of rookies that they really like that are coming along strong we know that right now Jonathan Kaminga's biggest fan is Draymond Green Dray's had a great impact on JK as they call him and so if this is who the Warriors are with Clay Thompson coming off the bench but scoring 23 with five triples in the first half this can be a viable team now they had fallen out of the top ten in the Western Conference and had really struggled without Draymond Green now he's back we're going to assume he stays out of trouble but you know what happens when you assume and they had gone on a run around the All-Star break of winning 10 of their last 12 but they still are a team that relies on a bunch of young guys including rookies right so rookies giveth and they take it away and they're tied at 61 at half Clay does not score in the second half though Steph Curry starts slow and is able to find a little bit of a rhythm but there's two things at work here the Warriors yes and how well they've been playing but also the Nuggets and if you're with us last week we talked to Colin Ward Henniger a CBS Sports NBA insider from the Bay Area actually and we kind of looked at this Denver Nuggets piece where they've languished behind the Timberwolves and the Thunder in the Western Conference where you had them maybe with a bit of championship malaise they did lose Bruce Brown wait no Bruce yeah they lost Bruce the defender the great defender that they had who really like raised the level of intensity when pick up the best player on the other team but for the most part they're the same group of guys other than him well one of the things that happens with a championship team especially when you have a season as long as the NBA is a guys are fatigued because they played so much deeper into the season like they played into June 2023 but also because they kind of recognize as long as we hang around and hang around well we'll turn it on when it gets to the stretch run we'll turn it on when it gets to crunch time when it gets to the playoffs now is the number one seat super valuable when you're a champion you recognize that number one seats a luxury maybe we don't need it necessarily so I think there's a mentality and I'm not saying that's great I'm not saying that it's the right way to approach things you can't always flip the proverbial switch but what we're seeing now is that especially with Nicole Jokic especially when they remain healthy which you know they're right now relatively healthy they do have the ability now that we're into the late stages of the NBA season to flip that switch rebound comes down to Gordon cross court pass over to Porter catch and go to the rim leans in layup good boy body control by Michael Porter Jr. that'll shut the crowd up for a moment bounce pass green layup is up and no good rebound comes down to Nicole Jokic outlet pass off over to KCP to three boom shakalaka Murray down the lane kick out Najee top the key Brown three money 105 to 94 Denver leads it by 11 it's not just one guy but our guys just were locked in and to start off three you know post all-star break I couldn't be more proud of our group not just three you know since the all-star break for Michael Malone but three consecutive triple doubles for Nicole Jokic so Denver has a 14 nothing run before halftime and then another one in the third quarter so yeah we're talking about two combined runs in which they had 28 points and the Warriors had a whole lot of nuttin and I'm out and in the fourth quarter they really put this whole thing to bed and able to complete the season sweep of Golden State and actually in the last two seasons the Nuggets have beaten Golden State seven consecutive times now there's seven and oh against them in the last two seasons Jokic with 32 16 and 16 and if you watch this game man it's not just the one deep three that he really had that was like Steph Curry level but his passing the precision passing and he's he stands at the top of the key the high post or the free throw line and he just he draws the defense and then he just dumps it inside or he dumps it out to a shooter it is incredible how well he sees the court as a big man and that there's no drop-off really when you have him handling the ball and not that you want him dribbling up the court I don't mean bringing the ball up court but when you have him facing up first of all he's tall enough and big enough that nobody can get the ball away from him when the ball is up in the air so he holds it up in the right place he protects the ball and then he waits for his guys to run to cut underneath or of course to pop out so really impressive what Nicole Jokic is doing now and there's a bunch of talk about him as a potential MVP maybe snagging that award back it's after hours with Amy Lawrence here on CBS Sports Radio so Denver's voice is Jason Kosmicki, Tim Roy for the Warriors and yes even as they see this loss Klay Thompson is embracing this new role as the sixth man it's been great I mean I feel refreshed especially mentally from the all-star break and you know I never looked at coming off the bench really as demotion considering I'm still playing 25 to 30 minutes a night and you know I've been in this league a long time and to still be contributing at a high level and playing those type of minutes you got to be grateful for that. Even the game I think he was the LA game he only had three points it was one of the better you know all-around floor games that he's had where he took what the defense gave him he took the shots he was supposed to you know shoot some of them where most of them went didn't go in but the way the game flows and where he gets his opportunities he was always just making the right play playing great defense or whoever his matchup was you know got us some rebounds extra possessions that way and then like tonight it's kind of the opposite where he's hot and keeping us giving us a huge lead and a huge boost and like the first nine minutes he was out there so it all comes from understanding that no matter if it's a starting role bench or whatever it is he's still Klay Thompson and he can come in and do exactly what he did tonight I know he wanted to you know shoot better in the second half but the more reps he gets of and more confidence he has to just go out there and just play basketball and don't let the narratives kind of consume him that's when he's in when he's at his best I love that I love the fact that he and Klay after everything they've been through obviously still want the other to succeed so badly but Steph Curry sounds like such a great leader in that respect you know Draymond Green is the emotional leader of the Warriors um Steph Curry sets the tone for them so often and how much that means to Klay Thompson that he's got Steve Kerr and Draymond Green and Steph Curry uh who have been through it all together they still are rooting for him and pulling for him and they have great confidence in him so I love that that's awesome also the return of Chris Paul at some point should give this team a boost so now they're getting back to full strength they've got a Klay who's embracing a new role and they're sitting in 10th place right they've got that number 10 spot in the west and this is nuts if you haven't checked out the western conference lately and I know it's maybe too early to be looking at standings but still uh we'll get into a little more of the west after the break but the top 10 teams in the west are separated by all of 10 and a half games that's it 10 teams separated by 10 and a half games so even as the Warriors have won 10 of their last 13 they're above 500 they're getting back to full strength and they are a half game back of the Lakers they're two and a half games back of the Mavericks they're they're just four games back of the Pelicans the Suns and the Kings right so those three teams all have the same well they're all clumped in that same group around the play-in tournament so there's there's a lot of ground that they can make up and on you know on the flip side you can also lose a couple of spots in the standings if you go on you know a tough bender so to speak if you have a couple of weeks or well not even a couple of weeks a week where you're just not playing well so this is going to be a really competitive final stretch in 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the suns with 24 on the afternoon this is after hours with amy lawrence on suns radio the phoenix offense was so balanced in this game against la in fact if the suns play like this on a regular basis where there's a ton of i don't want to call it support i don't want to call it support but there's a ton of offense and offensive options outside of kevin durant and devin booker they will be a huge challenge come any off season playoff series i didn't mean off season any postseason series it's after hours with amy lawrence on cbs sports radio they race out to a 45 point first quarter uh great thanks for showing up la a 45 point first quarter remember when 45 points in one half was relatively respectable maybe you don't but i do this is crazy 45 points in the first quarter and we've talked about the fact that in the nba now 150 points is not even worth raising an eyebrow over uh it's relatively common but you've you've got guys all the time who guys you've got well actually i'll use that to make my point you've got guys who are putting up jaw-dropping stats over the course of a regular season scoring 30 points per game isn't that big a thing and you've got so many guys that if you're just looking at offensive stats would be considered mvp candidates but you have to weigh it against what's happening in the league and this is happening in other sports as well right uh even in hockey having a season in which you've got 50 goals is not as uncommon or 100 points or in the nfl a quarterback throwing for 5 000 yards it used to be unheard of it's not really anymore going over a thousand yards as a wide receiver i mean it's nice but no doubt and it certainly if you're like mike evans and every single season in your nfl career is over a thousand yards that's something but the way the rules have changed in the majority of pro sport the contact sports essentially essentially is to take the contact out of it as much as possible and to facilitate motion and rhythm and offense and scoring and so it's not the same in the nba and i understand why many people wanted to yap yap yap about the all-star game i mean i didn't watch it because i knew what we were going to see first time ever a team goes over 200 points but honestly it's not that different from what we see in the nba on a nightly basis it's after hours here on cbs sports radio so yeah 45 points in the first quarter alone uh i told you jay i don't know if you were here for this part maybe you tell me if you remember it that i will not be surprised when an nba team scores 200 points in a game in a game were you were you were here then yeah okay well think about it they have 45 points in the first quarter times four they're just what 20 points shy of 200 i mean it's gonna happen yeah it's going to happen that's yeah i don't think actually it's gonna take that long either before it happens um we just saw the all-star game i know they don't play any defense at all in the all-star game um but i mean there are times where you've got teams that either don't show up or don't put the effort in on defense and later in the season or potentially you have injuries or guys that really not playing for a whole lot anymore it's gonna happen 45 points being shot in the game now yeah 45 points in the first quarter and that is how uh the the lakers get buried essentially i mean they do make it a game they just could never quite get over the hump we got back in the game um maybe we cut it to six lowest i think two two and uh but then they you know made big shots super slow start for us um offensively and defensively um you know you have a team of 45 points in your quarter you playing uphill battle you know especially if you're not uh scoring 45 as well so i thought from from that point on we play some really good basketball but their role players did a great job um of shooting the ball um you know royce o'neill uh grayson allen those boys um they shot the heck out of the ball tonight and uh nirk had a monster 20 20 game pretty much so um you know we did a pretty good job on their on their superstars but that's what that's what good teams do yeah he mentions grayson allen who had 24 in this one uh royce o'neill in fact all the starters were in double figures and jusuf nirkich he's a load not nikola jokic two completely different players but jusuf when healthy and he's gone through some pretty serious injuries but when healthy he not only is a big body and a load to move he plays strong defense and if you know if you give him opportunities um and you're kind of picking your poison against the suns well he certainly can score as well those three guys were the stars of the game tonight you know i mean book and kd did what they had to do they both hit uh closer type shots in the fourth quarter you know they helped us secure the the victory but uh you know grayson and and uh and royce with six threes each and nirk with 22 7 what is it 22 7 and 18 points hell of a night and garden anthony davis all night and that's just a big time performance by nerd for us it's just perfect for rest of the way we have a tough schedule so i love it you know all the games gonna be like a playoff type of games and everybody ready for well we'll see if everybody's ready for it down the stretch uh so the western conference is wild we love it when it's the wild wild west right now at the top dead even and this is coming out of the all-star break where the timber wolves had a modest lead as the one seed in the west but people are still skeptical about their staying power wolves and thunder both sitting on 40 wins they are 40 and 17 so how about that they've played 57 games out of 82 so we're well past the midway point the nuggets are closing in now in fact they've leapfrogged the clippers from fourth into third place the top four teams in the west are separated by just two and a half games then you've got kings sons pelicans all six and a half games back i like to see the pelicans well and zion williamson finally realize some potential there but yeah kings sons pelicans all six and a half games back they've got the same winning percentage essentially and then you've got mavericks lakers warriors you're eight nine and ten in the west but as i pointed out earlier this hour 10 teams in the west separated by 10 and a half games it's tight it's too close for comfort it's a little uncomfortable speaking of that i wonder if the denver broncos are uncomfortable with the way that russell wilson is just outing them wait till you hear his interview coming up next it's after hours on cbs sports radio okay picture this it's friday afternoon when a thought hits you i can spend another weekend doing the same old whatever or i can hop into my all-new hunday santa fe and hit the road with available h-track all-wheel drive and three-row seating my whole family can head deep into the wild conquer the weekend in the all-new hunday santa fe visit hunday or call 562-314-4603 for more details 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