Down to four contestants, they had more time for filler competitions this week. They started out by venturing out of the NBA and into college basketball with a Bracket Breakdown similar to last week's Fifth Quarter. Stu threw out one topic for each contestant, then they all threw in their opinions. Dee was the clear-cut winner of this event in the judges' eyes, with the other contestants in a three-way tie for second.
Also similar to last week was the My Sportscenter segment. It was called "Give and Go" this week and also paired the contestants up with Sportscenter anchor Dana Jacobson. The main difference was they only needed to analyze one game, but they also needed to do a satellite interview with an NBA player, the first real interviews of the season.
Dennis led off and analyzed a Warriors-76ers game. He then interviewed Jason Richardson of the Golden State Warriors. Overall, he improved from last week and had good analysis and rapport with Dana. The interview could have been a little quicker, but overall it was a solid performance.
Dee went next and analyzed Spurs-Suns highlights. He then interviewed Scott Williams of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He followed up his Bracket Challenge win with another very solid showing here, making good points as well as asking good questions. Unanimous praise from the judges.
Next they had the traditional Al Jaffe Sports Quiz, with only NBA questions this season for obvious reasons. J.R. was the champion, getting all five questions right. Dee got four right, Dennis got two, and Matt got only one right.
Back to the Give and Go, Matt took the desk, analyzing a Wolves-Heat game, then interviewing Wally Szczerbiak of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Overall he showed good improvement, but the interview questions were pretty weak.
J.R. closed out for this week, and analyzed Lakers-Mavericks highlights, then interview Joe Smith of the Milwaukee Bucks. It was a pretty weak performance, and the judges thought he needed more analysis and also thought the questions were pretty poor.
The voting came in, and despite Matt picking up the first two votes, J.R. took the next three and was sent to the locker room, setting up a three-way showdown next week.