January 10, 2019

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Tank for Zion Edition: There are six national games to pick this week, beginning with two tonight on TNT. In the Pace Mannion the leader has not changed but NoMich has pulled 10 points closer. Howard_T is in third. Make your picks.

This Week's Games

Boston at Miami on TNT (Thursday)
Oklahoma City at San Antonio on TNT (Thursday)
Indiana at New York on ESPN (Friday)
L.A. Lakers at Utah on ESPN (Friday)
San Antonio at Oklahoma City on NBA TV (Saturday)
Cleveland at L.A. Lakers on NBA TV (Sunday)

Teams playing more than once: San Antonio, Oklahoma City, L.A. Lakers.

Last Week's Results

Boston 115, Minnesota 102 (9 < 13 < 17)
Oklahoma City 107, L.A. Lakers 100 (5 < 7 < 9)
San Antonio 125, Toronto 107 (13 < 18 < 23)
Houston 135, Golden State 134 (1 < 1 < 1)
Boston 114, Dallas 93 (15 < 21 < 27)
Oklahoma City 111, Portland 109 (1 < 2 < 3)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Boston by 5, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 3, 0 points
Toronto by 4, 0 points
Golden State by 9 [lock], -10 points
Boston by 11 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 5 [lock], 10 points

Howard_T's picks

Minnesota by 6, 0 points
Oklahoma City by 8, 8 points
Golden State by 8, 0 points
Boston by 11, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 9, 5 points

NoMich's picks

Boston by 10 [lock], 16 points
L.A. Lakers by 5, 0 points
San Antonio by 5, 5 points
Golden State by 6, 0 points
Boston by 14 [lock], 10 points
Portland by 6, 0 points

rcade's picks

Boston by 9 [lock], 16 points
Oklahoma City by 12, 5 points
Toronto by 7, 0 points
Golden State by 12 [lock], -10 points
Boston by 4, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 7, 5 points

scooby10672's picks

Boston by 6, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 5 [lock], 10 points
Toronto by 2 [lock], -10 points
Golden State by 6, 0 points
Boston by 8 [lock], 10 points
Portland by 2, 0 points

tron7's picks

Boston by 7, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 12, 5 points
Toronto by 6, 0 points
Golden State by 8, 0 points
Boston by 9, 5 points
Portland by 6, 0 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Boston by 8, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 7, 10 points
Toronto by 6, 0 points
Golden State by 10 [lock], -10 points
Boston by 9, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 5, 5 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
rcade30921
NoMich26131
Howard_T25118
tron724015
bender20915
Ufez Jones20615
scooby1067217915
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 01:33 PM - 19 comments

Sorry about the late start, folks. I went to see Vice yesterday and forgot to post the update. (Review: Good but not great. Bale's excellent as Lord Vader.)

posted by rcade at 01:37 PM on January 10

THURSDAY
Boston by 7
San Antonio by 7

FRIDAY
Indiana by 12
New Orleans by 6

SATURDAY
Oklahoma City by 7
L.A. Lakers by 14

posted by NoMich at 01:51 PM on January 10

Indiana by 6 (Thursday)
SLAM New Orleans by 8 (Thursday) SLAM
SLAM Oklahoma City by 8 (Friday) SLAM

L.A. Lakers by 7 (Saturday)

posted by bender at 02:43 PM on January 10

Indiana (Thursday) by 12 - SLAM
New Orleans(Thursday) by 7
Oklahoma City(Friday) by 11
L.A. Lakers by 9 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 04:07 PM on January 10

Wait a minute, that schedule doesn't look right. All the days listed above are incorrect and the Lakers don't play the Pelicans at all this week.

posted by tron7 at 04:16 PM on January 10

Thursday:
Miami by 7
San Antonio by 6

posted by tron7 at 06:10 PM on January 10

Schedule:

Thursday -
Boston at Miami (TNT)
OKC at San Antonio (TNT)

Friday -
Indiana at New York (ESPN)
LA Lakers at Utah (ESPN)

Saturday -
San Antonio at OKC (NBATV)

Sunday -
Cleveland at LA Lakers (NBATV)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:26 PM on January 10

My picks:

Thursday -
Boston by 9
OKC by 6

Friday -
Pacers by 11 (SLAM)
Utah by 10 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:27 PM on January 10

Bos by 3 SLAM
SA by 2

posted by scooby10672 at 07:00 PM on January 10

Friday Indiana by 8 SLAM Utah by 4

Saturday Okla by 4 SLAM

Sunday LA Lakers by 13

posted by scooby10672 at 07:06 PM on January 10

Thursday
San Antonio by 4

Friday
Indiana by 13 <-- dunk
Utah by 8 <-- dunk

Saturday
Oklahoma City by 4

Sunday
L.A. Lakers by 14 <-- dunk

posted by rcade at 09:03 PM on January 10

Didn't get to my email until the Celtics game was in the 3rd quarter. Thunder and Spurs hadn't tipped off when I looked, so Oklahoma City by 7 The rest later.

posted by Howard_T at 09:37 PM on January 10

Kudos to anyone that had >300 on the over/under in last night's Thunder/Spurs game.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:05 AM on January 11

Here is my updated Friday prognostications:

FRIDAY
Indiana by 12 (this remains the same)
Utah by 8

posted by NoMich at 10:30 AM on January 11

My remaining picks revised for corrected schedule

Indiana (Friday) by 12 - SLAM
Utah (Friday) by 7
Oklahoma City(Saturday) by 11
L.A. Lakers (Sunday) by 9 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 12:08 PM on January 11

Many thanks to Ufez Jones for helping to cure rcade's temporary case of cranial rectumitis. (Just throwing a little bit of shade here. Don't take it personally, please.) Let's see if I can make something good from the rest of the week.

Friday. Jan. 11:

Pacers looked very flat on the second night of a back-to-back against Celtics on Wednesday. Miles Turner is still missing, but Pacers have more than enough to make up for that. Indiana by 12 SLAM

Lakers are an enigma this year. Jazz can play some. Utah by 10

Saturday, Jan 12:

Spurs are playing way above average, and the rain of 3s last night was truly exceptional. Nonetheless the Thunder came within a couple of "interesting" officials' decisions from the win. Back at home the Thunder might be a little louder. Oklahoma City by 6

Sunday, Jan. 13:

Way back in the day, when I used to listen to The Lone Ranger on the radio, the program always started with the narrator saying, "Return with us now to the days of yesteryear..." That description fits well for this game. What once was is no longer the case. Bad guys vs good guys, take your pick which is which. One side has gotten better, largely at the expense of the other. The other side is impoverished and weak. The outcome of this episode should be obvious. Los Angeles (purple and gold variety) by 18 SLAM

posted by Howard_T at 03:07 PM on January 11

Many thanks to Ufez Jones for helping to cure rcade's temporary case of cranial rectumitis. (Just throwing a little bit of shade here. Don't take it personally, please.)

That shade was well-deserved. I keep putting the Jazz in New Orleans! I guess the '70s NBA made a bigger impression on me than I realized. My only memories of those pre-Dallas Mavericks days are following the great John Havlicek and being shamed when he was the only athlete to ever fall into the pool on the Superstars obstacle course.

posted by rcade at 07:31 PM on January 11

I took Boston out of my Thursday picks because I posted two hours after tip.

posted by rcade at 07:37 PM on January 11

Sunday:
Lakers by 15 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:25 AM on January 13

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