February 23, 2024

Zach Lowe and Mo Dakhil of The Athletic discuss the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers, the surging Dallas Mavericks, the Oklahoma City Thunder going for the No. 1 seed, the state of the MVP race, and the three most important players for the rest of the season.
0:00 Intro
2:59 Western Conference standings update
5:54 Looking forward to wild Western Conference races
10:13 Who has a better chance at a run: Warriors or Lakers?
15:04 The Mavs are surging
23:29 The state of the Phoenix Suns
30:59 The Thunder are really going for it
40:11 The case for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander for MVP
47:38 The case against Jayson Tatum for MVP
53:20 The three most important players for the stretch run
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