February 07, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: Take Cleveland Off TV Edition: There are 8 games in the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em this week, starting with Timberwolves/Cavaliers tonight on ESPN. The NBA flexed its schedule to put new Piston Blake Griffin up against his old team Friday night on ESPN. In our contest, Ufez Jones holds the lead by just 6 points over NoMich and 9 over Howard_T. Scooby10672 wins the week with 52, hitting 5 of 6 locks. Make your picks and avert your eyes during the Cleveland games until LeBron says it's OK to watch them again.

This Week's Games

Minnesota at Cleveland on ESPN (Wednesday)
San Antonio at Phoenix on ESPN (Wednesday)
Boston at Washington on TNT (Thursday)
Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers on TNT (Thursday)
L.A. Clippers at Detroit on ESPN (Friday)
Minnesota at Chicago on ESPN (Friday)
San Antonio at Golden State on ABC (Saturday)
Cleveland at Boston on ABC (Sunday)

Teams playing more than once: Cleveland, Minnesota, San Antonio, Boston.

Last Week's Results

Boston 103, New York 73 (21 < 30 < 39)
Phoenix 102, Dallas 88 (10 < 14 < 18)
Houston 102, San Antonio 91 (8 < 11 < 14)
Denver 127, Oklahoma City 124 (2 < 3 < 4)
Philadelphia 103, Miami 97 (4 < 6 < 8)
Golden State 119, Sacramento 104 (10 < 15 < 20)
Houston 120, Cleveland 88 (22 < 32 < 42)
L.A. Lakers 108, Oklahoma City 104 (3 < 4 < 5)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Boston by 9 [lock], 10 points
Phoenix by 4, 5 points
San Antonio by 7 [lock], -10 points
Oklahoma City by 6, 0 points
Philadelphia by 9 [lock], 10 points
Golden State by 8 [lock], 10 points
Cleveland by 3, 0 points
Oklahoma City by 13 [lock], -10 points

Goyoucolts's picks

Boston by 12 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 4, 0 points
Houston by 17 [lock], 10 points
Denver by 5, 5 points
Philadelphia by 7, 8 points
Golden State by 21 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 14 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 3 [lock], -10 points

Howard_T's picks

Boston by 9, 5 points
Phoenix by 6, 5 points
Houston by 8, 8 points
Oklahoma City by 8, 0 points
Miami by 3, 0 points
Golden State by 16 [lock], 16 points
Houston by 5, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 17 [lock], -10 points

NoMich's picks

Boston by 12, 5 points
Phoenix by 8, 5 points
San Antonio by 8, 0 points
Denver by 7, 5 points
Miami by 8, 0 points
Golden State by 14 [lock], 16 points
Houston by 12 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 14 [lock], -10 points

rcade's picks

Boston by 14 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 3, 0 points
San Antonio by 4, 0 points
Oklahoma City by 6, 0 points
Philadelphia by 8, 8 points
Golden State by 18 [lock], 16 points
Houston by 6, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 13 [lock], -10 points

scooby10672's picks

Boston by 9 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 3, 0 points
Houston by 4 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 2, 0 points
Philadelphia by 4 [lock], 16 points
Golden State by 11 [lock], 16 points
Houston by 3 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 9 [lock], -10 points

tron7's picks

Boston by 11 [lock], 10 points
Dallas by 6, 0 points
Houston by 6, 5 points
Denver by 9, 5 points
Philadelphia by 8 [lock], 16 points
Golden State by 12 [lock], 16 points
Houston by 6, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 8 [lock], -10 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Boston by 7, 5 points
Phoenix by 6, 5 points
Houston by 15 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 8, 0 points
Oklahoma City by 19 [lock], -10 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
Ufez Jones42610
NoMich42031
Howard_T41729
rcade40329
bender36415
tron735647
scooby1067233352
Goyoucolts32043

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 12:00 PM - 14 comments

Minnesota by 6

San Antonio by 10 (slam)

Washington by 4

Oklahoma City by 10 (slam)

Detroit by 5

Minnesota by 11 (slam)

Golden State by 13

Boston by 10

posted by Goyoucolts at 12:52 PM on February 07

Cleveland by 3 (Wednesday)
Phoenix by 4 (Wednesday)

posted by bender at 12:59 PM on February 07

This thing is getting tighter than the shorts on the Celtics Dancers. If Oklahoma City had kept to form, I would be in first place. It doesn't take much to move the standings.

Wednesday, Feb 7:

Cavaliers are sick of being embarrassed. Cleveland by 9.

San Antonio by 13. SLAM

Thursday, Feb 8:

Celtics were badly outplayed on Tuesday in Toronto. Wizards are another tough matchup. Boston by 6.

Thunder should beat Lakers, but they failed me twice last week. This time for sure, Rocky. Oklahoma City by 8.

Friday, Feb 9:

Bradley and Griffin vs their old mates. Detroit by 11.

Minnesota by 7.

Saturday, Feb 10:

Golden State by 14 SLAM

Sunday, Feb 11:

The game will be a good one, but it's after the game that will be a special day. Paul Pierce's number 34 goes to the rafters, and my wife and I will be there for it. Boston by 12. SLAM

posted by Howard_T at 01:47 PM on February 07

Minnesota at Cleveland by 6 (Wednesday)
San Antonio by 16 at Phoenix (Wednesday) -- dunk
Boston at Washington by 9 (Thursday)
Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers by 4 (Thursday)
L.A. Clippers at Detroit by 8 (Friday)
Minnesota by 5 at Chicago (Friday)
San Antonio at Golden State by 12 (Saturday) -- dunk
Cleveland at Boston by 10 (Sunday)

posted by NoMich at 02:05 PM on February 07

Wednesday:
Minnesota by 7
Phoenix by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:21 PM on February 07

Wednesday 1-7

Clev by 2 SA by 4 (SLAM)

posted by scooby10672 at 07:56 PM on February 07

Minnesota by 6
San Antonio by 11 <-- dunk
Boston by 4
Oklahoma City by 10 <-- dunk
Detroit by 4
Minnesota by 9 <-- dunk
Golden State by 14 <-- dunk
Boston by 4

posted by rcade at 07:57 PM on February 07

Cleveland by 3 (Wednesday)
Phoenix by 4 (Wednesday)
Washington by 5 (Thursday)
Oklahoma City by 5 (Thursday)
SLAM Detroit by 8 (Friday) SLAM
Minnesota by 7 (Friday)
Golden State by 7 (Saturday)
Cleveland by 3 (Sunday)

posted by bender at 11:06 AM on February 08

I am glad I ignored LeBron's advice and watched the Cavs on TV last night. What a game winner.

posted by rcade at 01:31 PM on February 08

Thursday:
Boston by 6
Thunder by 19 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:19 PM on February 08

Thursday Bos by 2 Okla by 4 SLAM

Friday Det by 3 SLAM Minn by 3 SLAM

Saturday GS by 6 SLAM

Sunday Bos by 6

posted by scooby10672 at 06:53 PM on February 08

Detroit (Friday) by 11
Minnesota (Friday) by 12 - SLAM
Golden State (Saturday) by 7
Cleveland (Sunday) by 6

posted by tron7 at 10:09 AM on February 09

Sheesh. This is not going well. Let's re-set and try again:

Friday:
Detroit by 17 (SLAM)
Minnesota by 14 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:30 PM on February 09

Okay, burn it all down.

Saturday: Golden State by 21 (slam)

Sunday: Boston by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:05 PM on February 10

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