November 01, 2016

NBA Pick 'Em Week 2: Who Needs Kevin Durant? Edition: The second week of SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em features six games, beginning Wednesday night with Chicago at Boston and Oklahoma City at the Los Angeles Clippers on ESPN. (Hot tip: Russell Westbrook is pretty good.) NoMich claims the lead with 48, followed by tron7 at 41 and rcade at 39. Make your picks.

This Week's Games

Chicago at Boston on ESPN (Wednesday)
Oklahoma City at Los Angeles Clippers on ESPN (Wednesday)
Boston at Cleveland on TNT (Thursday)
Oklahoma City at Golden State on TNT (Thursday)
New York at Chicago on ESPN (Friday)
Golden State at Los Angeles Lakers on ESPN (Friday)

Teams playing more than once: Boston, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Golden State.

Last Week's Results

Cleveland 117, New York 88 (20 < 29 < 38)
San Antonio 129, Golden State 100 (20 < 29 < 38)
Oklahoma City 103, Philadelphia 97 (4 < 6 < 8)
Los Angeles Lakers 120, Houston 114 (4 < 6 < 8)
Chicago 105, Boston 99 (4 < 6 < 8)
Los Angeles Clippers 114, Portland 106 (6 < 8 < 10)
Cleveland 94, Toronto 91 (2 < 3 < 4)
Golden State 122, New Orleans 114 (6 < 8 < 10)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Cleveland by 22 [lock], 16 points
Golden State by 6, 0 points
Philadelphia by 3, 0 points
Houston by 7 [lock], -10 points
Boston by 11, 0 points
Portland by 4, 0 points
Cleveland by 11 [lock], 10 points
Golden State by 16 [lock], 10 points

Goyoucolts's picks

Cleveland by 14 [lock], 10 points
San Antonio by 3, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 17 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 21 [lock], -10 points
Boston by 9, 0 points
Portland by 7, 0 points
Cleveland by 6, 5 points
Golden State by 23 [lock], 10 points

Howard_T's picks

Cleveland by 18 [lock], 10 points
Golden State by 11 [lock], -10 points
Philadelphia by 4, 0 points
Houston by 9, 0 points
Boston by 6, 0 points
Portland by 8, 0 points
Cleveland by 12, 5 points
Golden State by 7, 8 points

NoMich's picks

Cleveland by 18 [lock], 10 points
San Antonio by 5, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 12 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 7, 0 points
Chicago by 6, 10 points
Portland by 6, 0 points
Cleveland by 5, 5 points
Golden State by 6, 8 points

rcade's picks

Cleveland by 10 [lock], 10 points
Golden State by 8, 0 points
Oklahoma City by 7, 8 points
Houston by 14 [lock], -10 points
Chicago by 6, 10 points
Portland by 10, 0 points
Cleveland by 16, 5 points
Golden State by 10 [lock], 16 points

tron7's picks

Cleveland by 17 [lock], 10 points
Golden State by 6 [lock], -10 points
Oklahoma City by 14, 5 points
Houston by 11, 0 points
Boston by 7, 0 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 6 [lock], 16 points
Cleveland by 6 [lock], 10 points
Golden State by 14 [lock], 10 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Cleveland by 17 [lock], 10 points
San Antonio by 4, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 14 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 19 [lock], -10 points
Boston by 7, 0 points
Portland by 8, 0 points
Cleveland by 9, 5 points
Golden State by 17 [lock], 10 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
NoMich4848
tron74141
rcade3939
Ufez Jones3030
Goyoucolts3030
bender2626
Howard_T1313

Picks must be submitted in this discussion before the game's tipoff. So if you miss Tuesday games you can still choose the games for the rest of the week.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:35 AM - 10 comments

Boston by 8
Los Angeles Clippers by 7
Cleveland by 9
Golden State by 9
Chicago by 7
Golden State by 12

posted by NoMich at 08:47 AM on November 01

I'm debugging the scoring. Ignore the totals while this message exists.

Indeed, that's the only possible explanation for my being in the lead, even after just 1 week.

Boston by 5
Los Angeles Clippers by 7
SLAMMA Cleveland by 12 JAMMA
SLAMMA Golden State by 8 JAMMA
Chicago by 4
SLAMMA Golden State by 15 JAMMA

posted by bender at 09:40 AM on November 01

The game schedule now states when a team is playing more than one game that week.

If you pick the games in chronological order, it's easy to see which game you are picking.

But if you think there's some doubt, add the game's day to that pick.

posted by rcade at 10:17 AM on November 01

Boston by 6
Los Angeles Clippers by 7
Cleveland by 8
Golden State by 12
Chicago by 7
Golden State by 10 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 11:57 AM on November 01

Chicago by 5

Los Angeles Clippers by 7

Cleveland by 8 (slam dunk)

Oklahoma City by 1

Chicago by 14

Golden State by 11 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:32 AM on November 02

Boston by 7 (Wednesday)
Los Angeles Clippers by 6 (Wednesday)
Cleveland by 13 (slam) (Thursday)
Oklahoma City by 3 (Thursday)
Chicago by 10 (slam) (Friday)
Golden State by 14 (Friday)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:10 PM on November 02

Boston by 8
Oklahoma City by 6
Cleveland by 20 <-- dunk
Golden State by 14
Chicago by 10
Golden State by 18 <-- dunk

posted by rcade at 06:22 PM on November 02

I'll be quick. Was going to the game, but things happen. Horford is out with a concussion, so that changes things.

Chicago by 7
LA Clippers by 12

I'll get the rest later.

posted by Howard_T at 06:27 PM on November 02

OK, I'm back. We have a week-long thing going on at our church that involves one-on-one meetings with guest clergy from various places in the US at which we discuss issues pertaining to our spiritual place, the health of our parish and the Church in general, and ways to perform and encourage ministry. There are small group meetings at breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners. We have a nightly Evening Prayer session, after which we break up into larger groups for another session with one of the clergy. It has been quite interesting, very rewarding, but has kept me very busy. I have a few minutes to get all my picks, NBA, CFL, NFL, in place, so here goes.

I can't believe that the Celtics won last night. Horford was missing, Crowder rolled an ankle early, but they prevailed. Amir Johnson shooting treys? WTF?

Cleveland by 12 SLAM
Golden State (Thursday) by 9
Chicago by 6
Golden State (Friday) by 8

posted by Howard_T at 04:38 PM on November 03

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