December 11, 2018

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: His Name is Luka Edition: There are six national NBA games this week, beginning Wednesday night on ESPN when the first-place Thunder visit the Pelicans and ending Friday when they visit the Nuggets. In the Pace Mannion, I won the week and expanded my lead to 19, doing my best impression of a Slovenian in crunch time. NoMich ascends to second at 203 and Howard_T third at 199. Make your picks.

This Week's Games

Oklahoma City at New Orleans on ESPN (Wednesday)
Toronto at Golden State on ESPN (Wednesday)
L.A. Lakers at Houston on TNT (Thursday)
Dallas at Phoenix on TNT (Thursday)
Indiana at Philadelphia on ESPN (Friday)
Oklahoma City at Denver on ESPN (Friday)

Teams playing more than once: Oklahoma City.

Last Week's Results

Toronto 113, Philadelphia 102 (8 < 11 < 14)
L.A. Lakers 121, San Antonio 113 (6 < 8 < 10)
Boston 128, New York 100 (20 < 28 < 36)
Utah 118, Houston 91 (19 < 27 < 35)
Philadelphia 117, Detroit 111 (4 < 6 < 8)
Golden State 105, Milwaukee 95 (7 < 10 < 13)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Toronto by 12 [lock], 16 points
L.A. Lakers by 4, 5 points
Boston by 8 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 3, 0 points
Detroit by 5, 0 points
Golden State by 7, 8 points

Howard_T's picks

Toronto by 11, 10 points
L.A. Lakers by 8, 10 points
Boston by 14 [lock], 10 points
Utah by 5, 5 points
Detroit by 8, 0 points
Milwaukee by 10, 0 points

NoMich's picks

Toronto by 9, 8 points
L.A. Lakers by 14 [lock], 10 points
Boston by 10 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 5, 0 points
Philadelphia by 6, 10 points
Milwaukee by 7, 0 points

rcade's picks

Toronto by 8, 8 points
L.A. Lakers by 12 [lock], 10 points
Boston by 16 [lock], 10 points
Utah by 5, 5 points
Detroit by 6, 0 points
Golden State by 8, 8 points

scooby10672's picks

Boston by 11 [lock], 10 points
Utah by 2 [lock], 10 points
Philadelphia by 2, 5 points
Golden State by 4 [lock], 10 points

tron7's picks

Toronto by 7, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 20 [lock], 10 points
Boston by 12 [lock], 10 points
Utah by 6, 5 points
Detroit by 5, 0 points
Milwaukee by 4, 0 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Philadelphia by 5, 0 points
L.A. Lakers by 14 [lock], 10 points
Boston by 11 [lock], 10 points
Utah by 6, 5 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
rcade22241
NoMich20338
Howard_T19935
Ufez Jones19225
tron718230
bender15439
scooby1067214835
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 02:45 PM - 12 comments

Ah crap. Sorry I forgot to submit Friday's picks. I had a meeting off-site that afternoon and left directly from there to visit friends an hour and a half away. Sucks to be me.

Wednesday:
OKC by 11
Golden State by 7

Thursday:
Lakers by 12 (SLAM)
Dallas by 19 (SLAM)

Friday TBA (Promise!)

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:00 PM on December 11

This popped up in my email today. rcade, you should have applied for copyright.

My picks are below.

posted by Howard_T at 11:09 PM on December 11

On Friday morning I thought I was going to sweep the week. By Saturday morning I wasn't so happy. Still, I managed a solid score, so all is well.

Wednesday, Dec. 12:

Thunder is beginning to rumble, while Pelicans lost to the Celtics B team Monday night. AD is tough, Randall is a solid second option. New Orleans by 8

Raptors are into a make-or-break time. A West Coast swing with a back-to-back against Warriors. Kawhi Leonard might be out Wednesday, and Warriors are beginning to put it together. Golden State by 19 SLAM

Thursday, December 13:

Rockets came from down 15 against a pretty good Portland team Tuesday. They seem to be playing faster, but they will be on the back end of a home back-to-back. Lakers with Lebron's leadership are looking like a playoff team that might by go fairly deep. This is a tough game to call. Houston by 4

Many say that the desert sun is a cure for many things. In the NBA the Suns are a cure for a team's slump. Dallas by 14 SLAM

Friday, December 14:

Pacers were hot early on, but have come back to earth a bit. 76ers at home and with a closer in Butler have begun to play like many predicted in the pre-season. Philadelphia by 6

Denver has had a bit of a setback lately, but they are back in the rarefied air in the mile high city. Thunder are travelling from New Orleans after trying to stray out of the Pelican's beak. Denver by 9

posted by Howard_T at 11:54 PM on December 11

SLAM New Orleans by 9 SLAM
Toronto by 3
Houston by 5
SLAM Dallas by 10 SLAM
SLAM Philadelphia by 7 SLAM
Oklahoma City by 4

posted by bender at 10:43 AM on December 12

WEDNESDAY
New Orleans by 5
Golden State by 8

THURSDAY
L.A. Lakers by 10
Dallas by 12

FRIDAY
Philadelphia by 9
Denver by 5

posted by NoMich at 01:58 PM on December 12

Oklahoma City by 5 (Wednesday)
Golden State by 8
Houston by 6
Dallas by 13 <-- dunk
Philadelphia by 11
Oklahoma City by 8 (Friday)

posted by rcade at 05:02 PM on December 12

Wednesday

NO by 2
GS by 4 SLAM

Thursday

Hous by 2
Dal by 5 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 07:59 PM on December 12

Of course the Raptors beat the Warriors 1) on the road, 2) on the second night of a back-to-back and 3) without Kawhi. It's so obvious in hindsight!

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:36 AM on December 13

L.A. Lakers (Thursday) by 4
Dallas (Thursday) by 13 - SLAM
Philadelphia (Friday) by 6
Denver (Friday) by 6

posted by tron7 at 04:46 PM on December 13

Friday:
Philly by 8 - (slam)
Denver by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:51 PM on December 14

Friday

Phil by 3 Den by 4 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 06:59 PM on December 14

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