The Tuesday edition of the Sam and Brad Show Podcast!
Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today talked NBA
Matt Loede talked about the Cleveland Indians and their moves (or lack thereof) this offseason
Pete Fierle talked Big Game and the Pro Football HOF down in Atlanta.
NBA reporter Jeff Zillgitt spoke with Sam Bourquin Thursday after the Cavaliers' win over the Toronto Raptors at the Q last evening.
The United States men's basketball team got a well-rounded performance during their game Wednesday against Argentina 105-78, and despite some defensive shortcomings, Team USA is ready for more challenges ahead.
Jeff Zillgitt from USA Today joined us in the Sam Bourquin Show Thursday to talk about the team's run throughout the Rio tournament and what they will have to do in order to beat Spain in the semifinals Friday afternoon.
"There are defensive shortcomings, Serbia, Australia, France, there's no denying that," Zillgitt said. "But when you talk about Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, Paul George, I'm not sure that Spain has enough to stop those guys from getting whatever they want offensively."
Zillgitt says he's been impressed with Paul George, who plays for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA, his leadership and unselfishness on the court.
"He doesn't need to start, I like what he has to offer, and it's impressive coming off his injury that kept him out most of the year."
As the Wine and Gold get closer to Game 4 here at the Q, they will look to implement the same magic formula that propelled them to a win on Wednesday night in front of the home crowd.
USA Today basketball writer Jeff Zillgitt joined Brad Russell to talk about whether or not Kevin Love should start Game 4 tonight, or if he should come off the bench and provide some scoring help for the Cavaliers.
He also says that a lot of what the Cavs did well in Game 3 needs to carry over tonight in terms of effort and execution.
"They're going to have to do the same, and they're going to have to do it right out of the gate," Zillgitt said.