January 17, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Jo Jo Edition: There's another big week of the NBA on TV, with eight national games beginning tonight with Lakers/Thunder on ESPN. In the Pace Mannion Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones leads by 3 points over me, 364 to 361. Scooby10672 wins the week with 60 and has caught the pack after joining the contest late. Make your selections in honor of the great Joseph Henry White.

This Week's Games

L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City on ESPN (Wednesday)
Denver at L.A. Clippers on ESPN (Wednesday)
Philadelphia at Boston on TNT (Thursday)
Minnesota at Houston on TNT (Thursday)
Washington at Detroit on ESPN (Friday)
New York at Utah on ESPN (Friday)
Oklahoma City at Cleveland on ABC (Saturday)
Golden State at Houston on ABC (Saturday)

Teams playing more than once: Oklahoma City, Houston.

Last Week's Results

Minnesota 104, Oklahoma City 88 (11 < 16 < 21)
L.A. Clippers 125, Golden State 106 (13 < 19 < 25)
Toronto 133, Cleveland 99 (24 < 34 < 44)
L.A. Lakers 93, San Antonio 81 (8 < 12 < 16)
Golden State 108, Milwaukee 94 (10 < 14 < 18)
Houston 112, Phoenix 95 (12 < 17 < 22)
Minnesota 120, Portland 103 (12 < 17 < 22)
Memphis 123, L.A. Lakers 114 (6 < 9 < 12)
Golden State 118, Cleveland 108 (7 < 10 < 13)
L.A. Clippers 113, Houston 102 (8 < 11 < 14)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Oklahoma City by 5, 0 points
Golden State by 12 [lock], -10 points
Toronto by 9, 5 points
San Antonio by 7, 0 points
Golden State by 3, 5 points
Phoenix by 5, 0 points
Minnesota by 9 [lock], 10 points
Memphis by 4, 5 points
Cleveland by 5, 0 points
L.A. Clippers by 5, 5 points

Goyoucolts's picks

Oklahoma City by 6, 0 points
Golden State by 16 [lock], -10 points
Toronto by 5, 5 points
San Antonio by 9 [lock], -10 points
Golden State by 13 [lock], 16 points
Houston by 15 [lock], 16 points
Portland by 4, 0 points
L.A. Lakers by 2, 0 points
Golden State by 12 [lock], 16 points
Houston by 17 [lock], -10 points

Howard_T's picks

Minnesota by 4, 5 points
Golden State by 11 [lock], -10 points
Toronto by 5, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 3, 5 points
Golden State by 10 [lock], 16 points
Houston by 14 [lock], 16 points
Minnesota by 13 [lock], -10 points
Memphis by 5, 5 points
Golden State by 8, 8 points
Houston by 8 [lock], -10 points

NoMich's picks

Oklahoma City by 12 [lock], -10 points
Golden State by 12 [lock], -10 points
Toronto by 8, 5 points
San Antonio by 9, 0 points
Golden State by 8, 5 points
Houston by 13 [lock], 16 points
Minnesota by 12 [lock], 16 points
Memphis by 6, 8 points
Golden State by 6, 5 points
Houston by 7, 0 points

rcade's picks

Minnesota by 6, 5 points
Golden State by 18 [lock], -10 points
Cleveland by 4, 0 points
San Antonio by 8, 0 points
Golden State by 13, 8 points
Houston by 13 [lock], 16 points
Portland by 10, 0 points
Memphis by 6, 8 points
Golden State by 10, 10 points
Houston by 5, 0 points

scooby10672's picks

Minnesota by 2 [lock], 10 points
Golden State by 13, 0 points
Toronto by 6 [lock], 10 points
San Antonio by 5, 0 points
Golden State by 7 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 8, 5 points
Minnesota by 5 [lock], 10 points
Memphis by 4, 5 points
Golden State by 5 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 4, 0 points

tron7's picks

Toronto by 8, 5 points
San Antonio by 8 [lock], -10 points
Golden State by 6, 5 points
Houston by 10 [lock], 10 points
Minnesota by 9 [lock], 10 points
Memphis by 7, 8 points
Cleveland by 4, 0 points
Houston by 4, 0 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Oklahoma City by 7, 0 points
Golden State by 16 [lock], -10 points
Toronto by 6, 5 points
San Antonio by 8 [lock], -10 points
Milwaukee by 5, 0 points
Houston by 14 [lock], 16 points
Minnesota by 12 [lock], 16 points
L.A. Lakers by 8, 0 points
Golden State by 7, 8 points
Houston by 10, 0 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
Ufez Jones36425
rcade36137
Howard_T33530
NoMich29535
bender28920
tron726728
scooby1067225260
Goyoucolts24523

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 09:30 AM - 14 comments

SLAM Oklahoma City by 23 (Wednesday) SLAM
SLAM L.A. Clippers by 12 (Wednesday) SLAM

posted by bender at 10:45 AM on January 17

L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City by 14 (Wednesday) - dunk
Denver at L.A. Clippers by 10 (Wednesday) - dunk
Philadelphia at Boston by 12 (Thursday) - dunk
Minnesota at Houston by 7 (Thursday)
Washington by 7 at Detroit (Friday)
New York at Utah by 8 (Friday)
Oklahoma City at Cleveland by 6 (Saturday)
Golden State by 8 at Houston (Saturday)

posted by NoMich at 11:01 AM on January 17

Oklahoma City by 10 (slam)

L.A. Clippers by 7 (slam)

Boston by 6

Minnesota by 4

Detroit by 3

New York by 2

Cleveland by 11 (slam)

Golden State by 16 (slam)

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:11 PM on January 17

Wednesday:
- OKC by 18 (SLAM)
- Denver by 3

Thursday:
- Boston by 14 (SLAM)
- Houston by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:49 PM on January 17

Wednesday
Okla by 9 SLAM
LAC by 3

Thursday
Bos by 7 SLAM
Hous by 5

Friday
Det by 2 SLAM
Utah by 4

Saturday
Clev by 2 SLAM
GS by 2

posted by scooby10672 at 06:52 PM on January 17

Wednesday Denver by 7

posted by tron7 at 09:49 PM on January 17

Denver by 6
Boston by 7
Houston by 9
Detroit by 4
Utah by 8 <-- dunk

posted by rcade at 09:58 PM on January 17

Real quick, to beat the tap off:

LA Clippers by 12.

More to come.

posted by Howard_T at 10:27 PM on January 17

OK, now that the pressure is off, here's the rest of the story. I missed the first game because I was out removing about 4 inches of snow from the driveway and sidewalk. In looking at the standings, I realize that had I not"slammed" three of the games that I did, I would have been within a few points of first place. Turnovers will kill you in this game.

Now for the rest of the picks:

Thursday, Jan 18

J J Reddick is out for a while. He's been the reliable perimeter scorer for the 76ers. Boston by 14. SLAM

T-Wolves seem to be getting better, while Rockets are going the other way a bit. Minnesota by 8.

Friday, Jan 19

Wizards underachieve some while Pistons play hard. Detroit by 9.

Jazz play a nice tune, and it's not New York, New York. Utah by 15 SLAM

Saturday, Jan 20

Cavaliers decide to play for real once. Cleveland by 6.

Warriors are mostly healthy and are beginning to look unbeatable. Golden State by 11. SLAM

posted by Howard_T at 10:50 PM on January 17

SLAM Oklahoma City by 23 (Wednesday) SLAM
SLAM L.A. Clippers by 12 (Wednesday) SLAM
SLAM Boston by 12 (Thursday) SLAM

Minnesota by 3 (Thursday)
Detroit by 4 (Friday)
SLAM Utah by 7 (Friday) SLAM
Oklahoma City by 6 (Saturday)
Houston by 4 (Saturday)

posted by bender at 09:21 AM on January 18

Sorry, rcade, please change my Thursday picks to Boston by 6 (slam) and Houston by 5. Thank you.

posted by Goyoucolts at 03:44 PM on January 18

Boston (Thurs) by 11 - SLAM
Minnesota (Thurs) by 6
Detroit (Fri) by 4
Utah (Fri) by 6
Cleveland (Sat) by 7
Golden State (Sat) by 12 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 04:32 PM on January 18

Friday -
Washington by 7
Utah by 12 (SLAM)
Saturday -
OKC by 4
Houston by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:37 PM on January 19

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