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Is Coach Thibs Responsible for the Knicks Falling Apart? + First Look at Conference Finals | Good word with good will

Vincent Goodwill speaks with Boston Globe national NBA writer Gary Washburn to recap the wild weekend of playoff basketball and look ahead to the conference finals.

0:00 – Introduction

0:40 – Vinny goes viral in KAT+ Ant postgame presser, Timberwolves dethrone champions

3:36 PM – Dallas advances to WCF amid controversial call: Does OKC have lasting power in the West?

22:28 – WCF Preview: Minnesota vs. Dallas – Who is the favorite?

29:40 – Knicks run out of gas against Pacers… is Coach Thibs to blame?

35:37 – Can Coach Thibs’ coaching style work for long playoff runs in today’s NBA?

41:50 – ECF Preview: Boston vs. Indiana – Can Pacers actually compete with Celtics?

46:30 – Reporters clash with coaches in today’s NBA media environment

51:30 – Championship or bust: why all the pressure is on Boston and Jayson Tatum

In this episode of the Good word with good willSenior NBA reporter Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports teams up with Boston Globe’s national NBA writer Gary Washburn to recap Sunday’s Game 7s and the Mavericks beat the Thunder on Saturday. The two also look ahead to both conference finals and how they could play out.

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Goodwill starts the pod with a recap of what he personally saw in Denver as the Timberwolves eliminated the defending champs. Washburn and Goodwill explain what went wrong for the Nuggets during the second-half collapse and why the supporting cast wasn’t enough for Denver to repeat as champions this season.

The two then recap the Mavericks’ win over the Thunder on Saturday night and wonder if Oklahoma City has the staying power to be a consistent contender in the West in the future. Washburn and Goodwill believe the Western Conference Finals between the Mavericks and Timberwolves will be a coin series. Goodwill gives a team a slight edge and makes his subtle prediction about who he sees making it to the finals.

After the break, the two discuss what went wrong for the Knicks along the way and whether Coach Thibodeau’s style is to blame for all the injuries that doomed New York in the playoffs. Both wonder if Thib’s style will work long-term in today’s NBA and in New York.

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The two close the show with a preview of the Eastern Conference Finals and explain why all the pressure is on Boston and Jayson Tatum to get the job done and win the title this summer.

Vincent Goodwill speaks with Boston Globe national NBA writer Gary Washburn to recap the wild weekend of playoff basketball and look ahead to the conference finals.  (Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Vincent Goodwill speaks with Boston Globe national NBA writer Gary Washburn to recap the wild weekend of playoff basketball and look ahead to the conference finals. (Credit: AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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