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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: George Kontos On SF Rotation Success, Camilo Doval & Extra Innings Rule

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Former Giants reliever George Kontos won two World Series rings with San Francisco. Now he’s an analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area and he’s helping us dissect the Giants on a regular basis this season. Our second 2021 podcast took place on Tuesday following back-to-back shutouts in Miami and Philadelphia and a San Francisco studio stint for George.

Kontos discusses the hot start for the Giants rotation and cold start for the lineup. He tells Joe Castellano why he doesn’t like the extra innings rule, how he got the number 70 and who convinced him to grow his trademark beard. Plus, he analyzes rookie reliever Camilo Doval: “It’s been impressive how he’s come in and done his job and managed his emotions…His slider is very, very good. He throws it with the same intent and arm speed as his fastball, so out of the hand it looks just like a fastball which is why he’s getting some of those swings that the hitters look a little bad on.”

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DUBS OT: Steph Goes For 49 In Win At Philly, Averaging 40 Points A Game In April

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Joe Castellano

Ray Woodson

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Steph Curry has been putting on epic displays of scoring brilliance all season and Monday in Philadelphia he kept it going with 49 points against the top team in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers threw everything at Steph (even his kid brother Seth), but there was no stopping the top scorer in the NBA (just passed Bradley Beal) who put up 30+ points for the 11th straight game. He now has 10+ 3-point field goals in four of the last five games. Meanwhile, the Warriors have won five of the last six.  Ray and Joe discuss the hottest player on the planet and chat about the potential of this Golden State team.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: Steve Bitker On The Giants Outlook, His Long Career At KCBS

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Steve Bitker from KCBS radio in San Francisco tells stories from his 30+ year career as he nears retirement and gives his thoughts on the 2021 Giants. Will Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Brandon Belt still be in San Francisco in 2022? Do the Giants have a chance to make some noise this season? It’s all discussed on this week’s Inside China Basin.

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DUBS OT: Curry Scores 53 As He Passes Wilt, Warriors Beat Nuggets, Wiseman Out With Knee Injury

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Ray Woodson

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After getting the news that James Wiseman is probably out for the season with a knee injury, Golden State had a feel-good win Monday over Denver, one of the top teams in the Western Conference. Steph Curry passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the Warriors all-time leading scorer and went on to score 53 points. Ray and Joe discuss the win, Steph’s accomplishment and what the Wiseman injury means going forward.

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INSIDE CHINA BASIN: George Kontos Debuts As Regular Analyst Before Home Opener

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Former Giants reliever George Kontos won two World Series rings with San Francisco. Now he’s an analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area and he will  help us dissect the Giants on a regular basis this season. Our first 2021 podcast took place on Thursday before the Giants home opener against the Rockies.

We discussed the rotation being the strength of the team so far and how a manager like Gabe Kapler should decide when to take a starter out of the game: “My view is, every game should be viewed as an individual variable. You have to watch the game and you have to see how the flow of the game is going and you have to see the contact and how hitters are reacting to the pitcher’s offerings and if the guy is cruising, the numbers in the third time in the order don’t really mean much to me.”

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DUBS OT: Steph Goes For 41, Warriors Hold On To Beat Bucks

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Ray Woodson

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In a win that may have saved their playoff hopes, the Warriors came back in the 4th quarter to beat the high-flying Milwaukee Bucks, who were without All Star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Steph Curry scored 41 points to save the day for Golden State. Ray and Joe analyze the game and zero in what the win means in the big picture of the season.

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DUBS OT: No Steph/Draymond, No Shot – Raptors Blowout Warriors By 53

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Ray Woodson

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Without injured Steph Curry and Draymond Green the Warriors were blown out by 53 points on Friday night by the Raptors. Ray and Joe talk about some of the worst losses in NBA history and discuss the apparent lack of motivation for a playoff spot. Is James Wiseman regressing? Does Nico Mannion belong in the NBA right now? Important questions for Golden State as they struggle on the current road trip.

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DUBS OT: Author Scott Howard-Cooper Talks About His Book “Steve Kerr, A Life”

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Ray Woodson

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We know Steve Kerr as the successful Warriors coach with three NBA titles, but there’s so much more to the man. Scott Howard-Cooper, an award-winning sports journalist, has authored an in-depth biography (coming out on June 15) assessing the life and career of Kerr. Scott joins Ray and Joe to talk about Steve Kerr, A Life. It’s a special podcast and a book you won’t want to miss!

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DUBS OT: Lackluster Effort in LA, Wiseman Sits 1st 3 Qts, Are Oubre/Wiggins On Way Out?

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Ray Woodson

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The Warriors dropped four games in a row for the first time this season with a blowout loss to the LA Clippers. James Wiseman sat the first three quarters as discipline after missing a Covid test during the All Star break. Ray and Joe talk about if that was the right way to handle the situation. We also discuss whether or not the Warriors should trade Kelly Oubre and/or Andrew Wiggins before the deadline in two weeks. And, you’ll hear what we think about the new rotation with rookies Nico Mannion and Jordan Poole.

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DUBS OT: Poole Shines In 3rd Straight Loss In Phoenix, On To the All Star Break

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Joe Castellano

Ray Woodson

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The Warriors dropped three games in a row for the first time this season with a loss at Phoenix heading into the All Star break. Ray and Joe discuss the way Jordan Poole and James Wiseman performed in a game that didn’t include resting starters Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Kelly Oubre.

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