December 04, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: Don Knobler Edition: There are six national NBA games this week in the usual ESPN-TNT-ESPN pattern. The first tips off Wednesday night when Philly visits Toronto. We'll know a lot about the 17-8 Sixers after their two games, both on the road against hot teams that are conference title contenders. In the Pace Mannion, Florida Man is still in first, but Ufez has narrowed the lead to 14 and NoMich is in third. Howard_T wins the week with 30. Make your picks and never throw a hard bounce pass at this guy, even when he insults your mother.

This Week's Games

Philadelphia at Toronto on ESPN (Wednesday)
San Antonio at L.A. Lakers on ESPN (Wednesday)
New York at Boston on TNT (Thursday)
Houston at Utah on TNT (Thursday)
Philadelphia at Detroit on ESPN (Friday)
Golden State at Milwaukee on ESPN (Friday)

Teams playing more than once: Philadelphia.

Last Week's Results

Toronto 131, Golden State 128 (2 < 3 < 4)
L.A. Clippers 133, Sacramento 121 (8 < 12 < 16)
Houston 136, San Antonio 105 (22 < 31 < 40)
Denver 113, Portland 112 (1 < 1 < 1)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Toronto by 5, 5 points
L.A. Clippers by 4, 5 points
San Antonio by 5, 0 points
Portland by 9 [lock], -10 points

Howard_T's picks

Toronto by 10 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Clippers by 4, 5 points
Houston by 13 [lock], 10 points
Denver by 9, 5 points

NoMich's picks

Toronto by 8, 5 points
Sacramento by 7, 0 points
San Antonio by 7, 0 points
Portland by 8, 0 points

rcade's picks

Toronto by 12, 5 points
L.A. Clippers by 6, 5 points
San Antonio by 8, 0 points
Portland by 13, 0 points

scooby10672's picks

L.A. Clippers by 6 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 2, 5 points
Portland by 4 [lock], -10 points

tron7's picks

Toronto by 9, 5 points
L.A. Clippers by 6, 5 points
Houston by 3, 5 points
Denver by 6, 5 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Toronto by 10, 5 points
Sacramento by 6, 0 points
Houston by 8, 5 points
Denver by 7, 5 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
rcade18110
Ufez Jones16715
NoMich1655
Howard_T16430
tron715220
bender1150
scooby106721135
Goyoucolts760

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 11:36 AM - 7 comments

SLAM Toronto by 12 (Wednesday) SLAM
L.A. Lakers by 4 (Wednesday)
SLAM Boston by 8 (Thursday) SLAM
Houston by 3 (Thursday)
Detroit by 5 (Friday)
Golden State by 7 (Friday)

posted by bender at 11:39 AM on December 04

WEDNESDAY
Toronto by 9
L.A. Lakers by 14

THURSDAY
Boston by 10
Houston by 5

FRIDAY
Philadelphia by 6
Milwaukee by 7

posted by NoMich at 10:01 AM on December 05

Toronto (Wednesday) by 7
L.A. Lakers (Wednesday) by 20 - SLAM
Boston (Thursday) by 12 - SLAM
Utah (Thursday) by 6
Detroit (Friday) by 5
Milwaukee (Friday) by 4

posted by tron7 at 02:13 PM on December 05

A good week for me and a good week for my Celtics this past week. Let's see if it is a resurgence or just an accident.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Starting off with one that will be telling for the Eastern Conference standings. 76ers are playing better since the acquisition of Jimmy Butler, while the Raptors, while still excellent, have shown a tiny bit of slippage. Nonetheless, Toronto is at home. Toronto by 11

I watched the Spurs get torn apart in Utah by a barrage of 3's last night. It wasn't pretty. They likely will not recover well from that. Los Angeles (purple variety) by 8

Thursday, Dec. 6

Celtics have moved up 7 spots in the NBA power rankings, but are still no better than 12th. Knicks are nowhere to be found. Oddly enough the offensive ratings (points scored per 100 possessions) of the 2 clubs are nearly equal. The difference is that Celtics are 2nd in defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions), while the Knicks are 25th. I will be there to watch a win for Boston by 14 SLAM

Rockets are another team that has seemingly begun to find itself, and the Jazz last night couldn't miss. Korver so far has been a solid addition. The numbers tend toward Rockets, but I smell something here. Utah by 5

Friday, Dec. 7

On a "date that will live in infamy..." Philadelphia visits a Detroit team that has been surprisingly good this season and has improved greatly just this past week. This one could be the upset special. Detroit by 8

According to the ratings, one of these teams is 4th in the power rankings, 1st in offensive rating, 6th in defensive rating, and 1st in net rating (offensive rating minus defensive rating). The casual fan might say that the Warriors are really good this year, but those ratings actually belong to the Bucks. The Oakland restaurant is back to serving Curry, so an improvement is likely. Milwaukee by 10

posted by Howard_T at 02:55 PM on December 05

Wednesday:
Philly by 5
Lakers by 14 (slam)

Thursday:
Celtics by 11 (slam)
Utah by 6

I'll post Friday's picks later.

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:51 PM on December 05

Toronto by 8
L.A. Lakers by 12 <-- dunk
Boston by 16 <-- dunk
Utah by 5
Detroit by 6
Golden State by 8

posted by rcade at 07:57 PM on December 05

Thursday
12-6
Bos by 11 SLAM
Utah by 2 SLAM

Friday
12-7
Phil by 2
GS by 4 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 07:57 PM on December 06

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