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Episode 295 – Shots shots shots shots shots

Getty Images: James Harden. That is all.

Getty Images: James Harden. That is all.

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about the Golden State Warriors nail biting win in game 2 over the Houston Rockets, James Harden‘s amazing offensive performance to keep the Rockets in it, Stephen Curry‘s huge quarter, the Dwight Howard v Andrew Bogut battle and how this series is shaping up moving into Houston in game 3. Furthermore, the guys chat about J.R. Smith‘s fire emoji game 1 vs Atlanta, DeMarre Carroll‘s injury, the Cavs improved defense, Jeff Teague, LeBron James‘ new record and the All-NBA Teams.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread @benyamkidane and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.

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Episode 294 – With the pot

Getty Images: 'Jazz Hands' & the MVP.

Getty Images: ‘Jazz Hands’ & the MVP.

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam break down the Golden State Warriors 110-106 Game 1 win over the Houston Rockets. The guys chat about Dwight Howard‘s knee issues after colliding with Josh Smith, Steph Curry‘s huge 34 point performance, the Warriors success of going small-ball with Draymond Green at the 5, James Harden doing James Harden kinda things, Klay Thompson‘s defensive assignments moving forward and more. Furthermore, the guys chat about the results from the NBA Draft Lottery.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread @benyamkidane and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.

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Episode 293 – NBA Conference Finals Preview

Getty Images: Will Steph come up BIG in the Conference Finals?

Getty Images: Will Steph come up BIG in the Conference Finals?

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam preview the Conference Finals. The guys chat about Rockets v Warriors Western Conference match-up and the intriguing ‘MVP’ series between Steph Curry and James Harden, the importance of perimeter defense in this series, the Dwight Howard and Andrew Bogut interior match-up and how the Rockets were able to beat the Clippers. Furthermore, in the East, the guys break down the intriguing Hawks v Cavs series including the intriguing LeBron James v DeMarre Carroll match-up, the need for the Hawks bench to match-up with the improvement of the Cavaliers role players and Kyle Korver‘s shooting slump.

Also, Roscoe catches up with Dennis Schroeder, Al Horford, Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap to chat about what making the Conference Finals means to them and the city of Atlanta.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread @benyamkidane and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.

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This JR Smith Cleveland rap track is basically why the Internet was invented

jrsmith A couple of years ago, Milford Jerome released this awesome J.R. Smith rap track called ‘So Right’. Naturally, now that JR is in Cleveland, we needed a remix. It’s just so right that we now do. “I’m sorry Phil Jackson, I am for real.” is the greatest shout-out to OutKast that I’ll ever hear in an NBA related parody rap track. #FromEveryWhichAngle https://youtu.be/6364ItTQwUw

Episode 292 – It ain’t over till it’s Dellavedova

Getty Images: Welcome to Dellyville

Getty Images: Welcome to Dellyville

Today on Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about Matthew Dellavedova‘s career night against the Bulls to put the Cavs through to the Eastern Conference Finals, how important the Cavs role players of Delly, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Timofey Mozgov have been to their Playoff run, especially due to the Kevin Love injury and the in-efficiency of Kyrie Irving and LeBron James. Furthermore, the guys chat about Corey Brewer and Josh Smith‘s huge fourth quarter to level up the Rockets and Clippers series at 3-3, predicting the rest of the Conference Semi Finals, Monty Williams‘ firing, the future of the Chicago Bulls and more!

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread @benyamkidane and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.

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Episode 291 – Lock stock & Taj is kicking barrels

Getty Images: Matthew Dellavedova probably isn't on Taj Gibson's Christmas Card list.

Getty Images: Matthew Dellavedova probably isn’t on Taj Gibson’s Christmas Card list.

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom, Benyam and Roscoe chat about LeBron James‘ big game performance to put the Cavs up 3-2 in their series vs the Bulls, the Matthew Dellavedova/Taj Gibson incident, James Harden‘s triple double in the Rockets game 5 win over the Clippers, the Hawks squaring their series against the Wizards, Steve Kerr‘s geneious adjustments including putting Andrew Bogut on Tony Allen and more!

Also, Roscoe catches up with Dennis Schroeder and Mike Muscala after the Hawks game 4 win for a chat.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread@benyamkidane @RoscoeWhalan7 and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.

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Episode 290 – LeClutch James

Getty Images: Just give LeBron the ball and get out of the way.

Getty Images: Just give LeBron the ball and get out of the way.

On today’s episode of Believe The Hype, Tom and Benyam chat about LeBron James‘ huge buzzer beater to square up the Cavs/Bulls series at 2-2, how awful the Clippers v Rockets series is, James Harden starting to play more of his natural game, DeAndre Jordan, the importance of J.J. Redick‘s contributions on both ends of the floor, Paul Pierce‘s old man eff you mode, what the Warriors need to do to get out of their funk and the newly proposed Las Vegas Dealers NCAA alternative exhibition team.

Don’t forget that that you can follow us on twitter @traread @benyamkidane and using the #BTHype tag to ask questions to be answered in next weeks episode.

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