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PBT Podcast: Looking ahead to first round of NBA playoffs

Kurt Helin and Corey Robinson debate over the potential Eastern and Western Conference matchups ahead of the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs.

No more talk of load management or the Groundhog Day nature of the NBA regular season — the playoffs are here. The games matter, the intensity is high and coaching strategies — and team roster building — are put to the ultimate stress test.

Corey Robinson and Kurt Helin of NBC Sports get into the play-in games — particularly the Lakers’ win over the Timberwolves — and then get into all the first-round matchups. Can the Lakers upset the Grizzlies? What about the Warriors knocking off the 3-seed Kings? Will there be any upsets in the East?

Corey’s Jukebox gets into LaMelo Ball and what’s next for the star in Charlotte.

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