January 04, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Nick Young Dance Party Edition: There are six games to pick this week, beginning with two on Thursday night. In the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, NoMich keeps first but Goyoucolts gets five points closer in second. Tron7 stays in third. Ufez Jones and HowardT win the week with 18. Make your selections.

This Week's Games

Oklahoma City at Houston on TNT (Thursday)
San Antonio at Denver on TNT (Thursday)
New York at Milwaukee on ESPN (Friday)
Memphis at Golden State on ESPN (Friday)
Utah at Minnesota on NBATV (Saturday)
Orlando at Los Angeles Lakers on NONE (Saturday)

Last Week's Results

Cleveland 124, Boston 118 (4 < 6 < 8)
Dallas 101, Los Angeles Lakers 89 (8 < 12 < 16)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Boston by 3, 0 points
Los Angeles Lakers by 3, 0 points

Goyoucolts's picks

Cleveland by 16 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 3, 5 points

Howard_T's picks

Cleveland by 6, 10 points
Dallas by 8, 8 points

NoMich's picks

Cleveland by 12 [lock], 10 points
Los Angeles Lakers by 8, 0 points

rcade's picks

Cleveland by 13, 5 points
Los Angeles Lakers by 16 [lock], -10 points

tron7's picks

Cleveland by 10, 5 points
Los Angeles Lakers by 8, 0 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Cleveland by 11 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 8, 8 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
NoMich26110
Goyoucolts24215
tron71985
Ufez Jones19618
Howard_T18018
rcade171-5
bender1680

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 07:19 PM - 10 comments

I got the post up too late for everyone to fairly pick Wednesday night's two ESPN games, so I added a Saturday Utah/Memphis game on NBA TV and an Orlando/LA Lakers game later that night. Sorry for the delay.

posted by rcade at 07:22 PM on January 04

I think you got the scores wrong, rcade. Dallas beat the Lakers last Thursday, and Cleveland beat the Celtics.

Yeah, you've got the scores of the Celtics-Utah game and the Lakers-Memphis game from last night.

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:26 PM on January 04

Houston by 7 (slam dunk)

San Antonio by 11 (slam dunk)

Milwaukee by 5

Golden State by 14 (slam dunk)

Memphis by 6

Los Angeles Lakers by 9

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:30 PM on January 04

I think you got the scores wrong, rcade. Dallas beat the Lakers last Thursday, and Cleveland beat the Celtics.

Oops! I was doing much better with the wrong scores, too.

posted by rcade at 08:19 PM on January 04

A little bit of progress last week. We've crawled out of the cellar and have put a couple of competitors behind us. Now we have to keep grinding and perhaps emulate the Celtics' Isaiah Thomas in the 4th quarter. Saw him against Utah last night, and he is truly incredible.

James Harden vs Russell Westbrook. I'd love to see this one. Oklahoma City by 9.
Popovich takes his gang to Denver. Nuggets do not prosper. San Antonio by 18 SLAM
Porzingis shows some flaws. Can the man with the strange name stop him? New York by 6
Grinders vs relentless offense. Golden State by 10 SLAM
A pair of defensive juggernauts here. Look for a total score less than 190. Memphis by 4
Nothing to comment on here. Los Angeles (Purple & Gold) by 14 SLAM

posted by Howard_T at 10:52 PM on January 04

Houston by 8
San Antonio by 14
Milwaukee by 10
Golden State by 15
Utah by 6
Los Angeles Lakers by 5

posted by NoMich at 07:31 AM on January 05

SLAM Houston by 9 SLAM
San Antonio by 7
Milwaukee by 5
SLAM Golden State by 17 SLAM
Utah by 4
Los Angeles Lakers by 3

posted by bender at 09:29 AM on January 05

Houston by 7 - SLAM
San Antonio by 9
Milwaukee by 11
Golden State by 11 - SLAM
Utah by 6
Los Angeles Lakers by 7

Nuggets/Spurs game got flexed off of national TV, which is a shame. The Nuggets over the last ten games, when Nikola Jokic was inserted as the starting center, are scoring 119 points per 100*. For reference, the Warriors lead the league at 116 points per 100 and league average is 108. They are running offense through Jokic and have him bringing the ball up quite a bit. He is probably the best passing center in the league


*The Nuggets are also giving up 118 points per 100 over that same stretch but we don't need to talk about that.

posted by tron7 at 10:36 AM on January 05

Houston by 7
San Antonio by 12 (slam)
New York by 6
Golden State by 14 (slam)
Utah by 9
Los Angeles Lakers by 9 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:17 PM on January 05

Oklahoma City by 6
San Antonio by 10 <-- dunk
Utah by 10 <-- dunk

posted by rcade at 07:07 PM on January 05

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