The Lab

An NBA roundtable featuring FiveThirtyEight's sharpest NBA minds, discussing the league's trends from an analytics angle.

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      WWJD (What Will James Do?)


      We're in The Lab to wrap up the season while discussing what makes these Warriors different from other NBA "dynasties" and where LeBron James should play next season.


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      Get Your Brooms Ready


      The whole gang is back in the Lab to discuss what a potential sweep will do for the Warriors "dynasty" and LeBron's legacy. We also re-evaluate Finals MVP candidates and more.


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         42m
       
       

      These Are The Warriors At Their Curry-Fueled Best


      With the Finals shifting to Cleveland, Neil and Kyle are in The Lab to discuss Curry's Finals MVP-worthy performance and wonder which player could step up to help LeBron.


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      About That Block


      Neil and Kyle are in The Lab to dissect the crazy ending to Game 1. We discuss JR's blunder, highlight what the Cavs did right and wonder what more LeBron has to do.


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      Run It Back...Again...And Again...


      First, we're in The Lab to break down what went wrong for Houston and Boston and then we look ahead to Cavaliers vs. Warriors: Part IV.


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         45m
       
       

      UPDATED: LeBron Is Tired. The Rockets May Soon Be Too.


      The episode we posted earlier was incomplete. Listen to this one! The crew discusses the NBA conference finals and how the NFL's anthem policy differs from the NBA's.


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      LeBron Is Tired. The Rockets May Soon Be Too.


      The crew discusses the NBA conference finals and how the NFL's new anthem policy differs from the NBA's in fewer ways than you'd think.


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      What Do All These Blowouts Mean?


      Neil and Kyle discuss why all the teams in the two remaining series have been so dominant at times, and terrible at others.


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       2018-05-21  34m
       
       

      Breaking Down Each Game 1


      The Celtics limited LeBron James -- is that a sign of things to come? The Warriors ran away with the end of the game -- are the Rockets doomed to be in the Warriors' shadow?


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       2018-05-15  42m
       
       

      Previewing The Conference Finals


      Neil and Kyle preview both conference finals matchups, and say goodbye to the eliminated teams.


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       2018-05-10  48m