February 21, 2018

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Coach Yourself Edition: There are seven national NBA games on the tube this week, beginning with two tonight on TNT and ending with two on ABC and ESPN on Sunday. In the Pace Mannion, NoMich expands a first-place lead to 31 by scoring 28 while everyone else was 11 or worse. Howard_T keeps second at 453 and I move into third. Remember when evaluating Golden State that the team is no longer coached by Steve Kerr.

This Week's Games

Washington at Cleveland on TNT (Thursday)
L.A. Clippers at Golden State on TNT (Thursday)
Minnesota at Houston on ESPN (Friday)
Dallas at L.A. Lakers on ESPN (Friday)
Oklahoma City at Golden State on ABC (Saturday)
San Antonio at Cleveland on ABC (Sunday)
Philadelphia at Washington on ESPN (Sunday)

Teams playing more than once: Cleveland, Washington, Golden State.

Last Week's Results

Cleveland 120, Oklahoma City 112 (6 < 8 < 10)
Denver 117, San Antonio 109 (6 < 8 < 10)
L.A. Clippers 129, Boston 119 (7 < 10 < 13)
Portland 123, Golden State 117 (4 < 6 < 8)
Minnesota 119, L.A. Lakers 111 (6 < 8 < 10)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Cleveland by 5, 5 points
San Antonio by 3, 0 points
Boston by 6, 0 points
Golden State by 11 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 10 [lock], 16 points

Goyoucolts's picks

Oklahoma City by 4, 0 points
Denver by 10 [lock], 16 points
Boston by 5 [lock], -10 points
Golden State by 14 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 7, 8 points

Howard_T's picks

Cleveland by 8, 10 points
San Antonio by 6, 0 points
Boston by 9, 0 points
Golden State by 14 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 11, 5 points

NoMich's picks

Cleveland by 6, 8 points
Denver by 8, 10 points
Boston by 8, 0 points
Golden State by 8, 0 points
Minnesota by 14 [lock], 10 points

rcade's picks

Cleveland by 6, 8 points
San Antonio by 8, 0 points
Boston by 5, 0 points
Golden State by 10 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 8, 10 points

scooby10672's picks

Oklahoma City by 2 [lock], -10 points
Denver by 3, 5 points
Boston by 5 [lock], -10 points
Golden State by 5 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 8 [lock], 20 points

tron7's picks

Oklahoma City by 8, 0 points
Denver by 4, 5 points
Boston by 6, 0 points
Golden State by 13 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 9 [lock], 16 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Cleveland by 9, 8 points
San Antonio by 7, 0 points
Boston by 8, 0 points
Golden State by 17 [lock], -10 points
Minnesota by 12, 5 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
NoMich48428
Howard_T4535
rcade4258
Ufez Jones4253
bender38311
tron736711
scooby10672333-5
Goyoucolts3224

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 05:03 PM - 15 comments

We've had some time to plot our moves for the stretch run. I thought I might have something going last time out, but it all went downhill fast. Here we go.

Thursday, Feb 22:

Cavaliers have had some time to work together, they're at home, but Wizards are a capable bunch. Cleveland by 9.

Golden State by 8.

Friday, Feb 23:

Houston by 14 SLAM

Lakers will say "Tanks a lot", and Mark Cuban will cringe. Los Angeles (purple and gold variety) by 7 SLAM

Saturday, Feb 24:

Two teams playing somewhat below optimal performance level. Golden State by 5

Sunday, Feb 25:

Cleveland by 13 SLAM

76ers have played well of late, but not here. Washington by 10.

posted by Howard_T at 06:05 PM on February 22

SLAM Cleveland by 8 (Thursday) SLAM
SLAM Golden State by 7 (Thursday) SLAM
Minnesota by 4 (Friday)
SLAM L.A. Lakers by 8 (Friday) SLAM
Oklahoma City by 3 (Saturday)
SLAM Cleveland by 11 (Sunday) SLAM
Washington by 6 (Sunday)

posted by bender at 06:25 PM on February 22

Man, after the last two weeks, I feel like I needed the All-Star break more than anyone.

Thurs:
CLE by 12 (slam)
GSW by 18 (slam)

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:16 PM on February 22

Thursday Clev by 6 GS by 9 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 07:52 PM on February 22

Dang it! Hopefully the games haven't started yet.

Washington at Cleveland by 12 (Thursday) -- dunk
L.A. Clippers at Golden State by 18 (Thursday) -- dunk

posted by NoMich at 08:07 PM on February 22

Cleveland by 9 <-- dunk
Golden State by 13 <-- dunk
Houston by 12 <-- dunk
L.A. Lakers by 6
Golden State by 8
Cleveland by 9
Washington by 8

posted by rcade at 08:29 PM on February 22

Houston by 10 (slam)

L.A. Lakers by 4

Golden State by 11 (slam)

San Antonio by 6

Washington by 5

posted by Goyoucolts at 04:11 PM on February 23

Minnesota at Houston by 14 (Friday) -- dunk
Dallas at L.A. Lakers by 8 (Friday)
Oklahoma City at Golden State by 12 (Saturday) -- dunk
San Antonio at Cleveland by 9 (Sunday)
Philadelphia at Washington by 8 (Sunday)

posted by NoMich at 04:57 PM on February 23

Friday:
Houston by 8
Lakers by 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 05:47 PM on February 23

Houston (Friday) by 12 - SLAM
L.A. Lakers (Friday) by 11 - SLAM
Golden State (Saturday) by 8 - SLAM
Cleveland (Sunday) by 7
Washington (Sunday) by 8


Dallas at L.A. Lakers on ESPN (Friday)

Oh man, this is a national game? I picked the Lakers to win but we're all losers in this one. Worst game on the schedule tonight.

posted by tron7 at 06:01 PM on February 23

And I have yet to see Toronto in a national game. Aren't they really good?

posted by NoMich at 06:42 PM on February 23

Friday

Hous by 7 SLAM

LAL by 2

posted by scooby10672 at 07:15 PM on February 23

Friday

Hous by 7 SLAM

LAL by 2

posted by scooby10672 at 07:16 PM on February 23

Saturday:
OKC by 6

Sunday:
CLE by 8
WAS by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:17 PM on February 24

GS by 5 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 08:08 PM on February 24

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