April 11, 2017

NBA Pick 'Em Week 25: All the Marbles Edition: This season's Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em on SportsFilter concludes with a short four-game week. With a 52-point week, Goyoucolts has a 32-point lead at 772. Barring an Altlanta Falcons flop, this one's all over but the crying. There is an unexpected race for the Costanza, thanks to my -24 and Bender's 68 combining for a 92-point shift. Make your picks.

This Week's Games

Oklahoma City at Minnesota on NBA TV (Tuesday)
Phoenix at Sacramento on NBA TV (Tuesday)
Atlanta at Indiana on ESPN (Wednesday)
New Orleans at Portland on ESPN (Wednesday)

Last Week's Results

Cleveland 114, Boston 91 (16 < 23 < 30)
Los Angeles Clippers 112, Dallas 101 (8 < 11 < 14)
Atlanta 123, Boston 116 (5 < 7 < 9)
Portland 105, Minnesota 98 (5 < 7 < 9)
Atlanta 114, Cleveland 100 (10 < 14 < 18)
Los Angeles Clippers 98, San Antonio 87 (8 < 11 < 14)
Toronto 110, New York 97 (9 < 13 < 17)
Washington 105, Detroit 101 (3 < 4 < 5)
Los Angeles Clippers 125, Houston 96 (20 < 29 < 38)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Boston by 4 [lock], -10 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 12 [lock], 16 points
Atlanta by 5 [lock], 16 points
Portland by 5 [lock], 16 points
San Antonio by 8 [lock], -10 points
Toronto by 13 [lock], 20 points
Washington by 6 [lock], 10 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 8 [lock], 10 points

Goyoucolts's picks

Cleveland by 3 [lock], 10 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 8 [lock], 16 points
Boston by 6, 0 points
Minnesota by 1, 0 points
Cleveland by 12 [lock], -10 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 5, 5 points
New York by 11, 0 points
Washington by 14 [lock], 10 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 5, 5 points

Howard_T's picks

Cleveland by 6, 5 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 10, 8 points
Boston by 8, 0 points
Portland by 11, 5 points
Cleveland by 14 [lock], -10 points
San Antonio by 7, 0 points
Toronto by 7, 5 points
Washington by 12, 5 points
Golden State by 5, 0 points

NoMich's picks

Boston by 12 [lock], -10 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 10 [lock], 16 points
Cleveland by 9 [lock], -10 points
San Antonio by 6 [lock], -10 points
Toronto by 16 [lock], 16 points
Washington by 12 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 6 [lock], -10 points

rcade's picks

Boston by 9 [lock], -10 points
Dallas by 10 [lock], -10 points
Boston by 10 [lock], -10 points
Portland by 6 [lock], 16 points
San Antonio by 9 [lock], -10 points

tron7's picks

Boston by 7 [lock], -10 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 7 [lock], 10 points
Boston by 4 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 3 [lock], -10 points
Cleveland by 6 [lock], -10 points
San Antonio by 6 [lock], -10 points
Toronto by 7 [lock], 10 points
Washington by 6 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 4 [lock], -10 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Boston by 4, 0 points
Los Angeles Clippers by 11 [lock], 20 points
Boston by 10, 0 points
Portland by 13 [lock], 10 points
Cleveland by 16 [lock], -10 points
San Antonio by 7, 0 points
Washington by 16 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 7, 0 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
Goyoucolts75636
Ufez Jones74030
Howard_T72918
NoMich6842
tron7604-30
bender55968
rcade549-24

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 03:56 PM - 12 comments

Minnesota by 13

Sacramento by 9

The Phoenix/Sacramento game isn't listed on NBA TV but it was last week. Not sure what happened. I could say the same about my picks last week.

posted by rcade at 04:04 PM on April 11

Yes! Last week's lock 'em all gamble paid off. Let it ride!

SLAM Minnesota by 8 SLAM
SLAM Sacramento by 5 SLAM

posted by bender at 04:35 PM on April 11

Minnesota by 5 (slam dunk)

Phoenix by 12

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:56 PM on April 11

OKC by 7 (SLAM)
Sacramento by 10 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:25 PM on April 11

Oklahoma City at Minnesota on NBA TV (Tuesday) by 500
Phoenix at Sacramento on NBA TV (Tuesday) by pi
Atlanta at Indiana on ESPN (Wednesday) by square root of 1
New Orleans at Portland on ESPN (Wednesday) by yr mom

ALL SLAMS!!!1!!!

posted by NoMich at 08:43 PM on April 11

There's been an adjustment to last week's scores that makes the battle for first more competitive. Goyoucolts reminded me that his Toronto pick was late, so it was removed and that lowers his score by 16. Ufez is 16 points back, not counting last night's results.

posted by rcade at 11:36 AM on April 12

Indiana by 19 <-- dunk

Portland by 8 <-- dunk

posted by rcade at 11:40 AM on April 12

SLAM Indiana by 13 SLAM
SLAM Portland by 15 SLAM

posted by bender at 01:17 PM on April 12

Thanks for being honest about that, GoYouColts.

Final damn night of the season.

Pacers by 11 (SLAM)
Trailblazers by 17 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:31 PM on April 12

Unfortunately the T-Wolves blew a lead (and my lock) with six seconds left last night, so I think that's it for my title hopes -- both games tonight are meaningless contests for everyone except the Pacers.

Pacers by 8 (slam dunk)

Blazers by 10 (slam dunk)

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:54 PM on April 12

Indiana by 14
Portland by 6

posted by tron7 at 03:02 PM on April 12

Foiled again! I was umpiring on the ball field yesterday, and as a result I never looked at either my e-mail or SpoFi. Missed the Tuesday games as a result. Heading for TD Garden tonight to watch the Celtics attempt to finish as the number 1 seed in the East. Since Milwaukee is leaving Dellavedova, Antetokouompo, Snell and Middleton home to rest, things look pretty good for Boston. Now for what's left to pick:

Hawks are comfortably in 5th in the East, and have no chance at 4th. Meantime, the Pacers are struggling to stay in the playoffs, and must win or have both Chicago and Miami lose. While Atlanta might be resting some starters, I remember what a resting Hawks team did to Cleveland quite recently. Nonetheless, Indiana by 9. SLAM

Trail Blazers are not moving up or down with tonight's game, nor are the Pelicans going anywhere but to the golf course. That makes this one a tough one to predict. Blazers are at home, so I will go with that. Portland by 11. SLAM

posted by Howard_T at 04:30 PM on April 12

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