Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On Monday’s show (April 16, 2018), Neil, Kyle and Chris recap the first games of the NBA playoffs. They focus on the weekend’s big storylines: The Pacers trounced the Cavs in Cleveland, the Blazers had no answer for Anthony Davis, and the Sixers looked like real contenders.
Here are links to what the podcast discussed this week:
- Keep an eye on FiveThirtyEight’s NBA predictions, updated after every game.
- Chris wrote about how Ben Simmons is outsmarting his defenders.