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#269: Joel Embiid vs Mikal Bridges, NBA Playoffs Heat Up

Alex Fischbein April 22, 2023

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This week on The Atlantic Files:

The big playoff series for this podcast is the Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers. Mikal Bridges has proven to be a big-time scorer as he flashes his abilities in the playoffs for the first time as the number one option. Joel Embiid has shown a willingness to pass out of double teams and take more of what the defense gives him. This formula has turned into a 2-0 lead for Philly.

The other two Atlantic teams are in opposite levels of entertainment values. The Boston Celtics are blowing the doors off of the Atlanta Hawks and it seems as though that series will be over in a hurry. The New York Knicks, on the other hand, could be in a seven-game classic against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jalen Brunson has led the Knicks to new heights and looks primed to take them to the second round for the first time in a long time.

Then, around the league, we have entertaining series in the Suns vs Clippers, Kings vs Warriors, and Bucks vs Heat. The biggest storylines have been the injuries and Draymond Green getting tossed and suspended for stomping on Domantas Sabonis’ chest. Do you think the one-game suspension is deserved or do you think it should have been more or less?

Finally, Jaren Jackson Jr. and De’Aaron Fox won Defensive Player of the Year and Clutch Player of the Year respectively. During recording, Mike Brown was also named Coach of the Year. How deserving are these three?

00:00:00 Intro
00:03:10 Joel Embiid, Mikal Bridges, Sixers vs Nets
00:22:11 Knicks vs Cavs tied 1-1
00:38:20 NBA Playoffs observations from around the league
00:53:17 Draymond Green suspended for stomp
00:57:55 Jaren Jackson Jr and De’Aaron Fox win awards
01:00:29 Outro


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Alex Fischbein

Being from the suburbs of Philadelphia, it was hard not to become a Sixers fan during Allen Iverson's prime. Other than just the Sixers, I enjoy watching all forms and levels of basketball, especially the WNBA. Outside of basketball, I've been playing and coaching volleyball for most of my life. Also, after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, I became a Software Developer by day, while writing and hosting podcasts by night.

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