January 16, 2019

SportsFilter NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: I Have a Hoop Dream Edition: There are nine national TV games to pick this week in the Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, starting Thursday night with Sixers/Pacers and Lakers/Thunder on ESPN and ending Monday with a three-game MLK Day slate on TNT. In the contest my lead narrows as NoMich outscores me by 3 and Tron7 climbs into third by winning the week with 32.

This Week's Games

Philadelphia at Indiana on TNT (Thursday)
L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City on TNT (Thursday)
San Antonio at Minnesota on ESPN (Friday)
Golden State at L.A. Clippers on ESPN (Friday)
Oklahoma City at Philadelphia on ABC (Saturday)
L.A. Lakers at Houston on ABC (Saturday)
New Orleans at Memphis on TNT (Monday)
Houston at Philadelphia on TNT (Monday)
Golden State at L.A. Lakers on TNT (Monday)

Teams playing more than once: Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, L.A. Lakers, Golden State, Houston.

Last Week's Results

Miami 115, Boston 99 (11 < 16 < 21)
San Antonio 154, Oklahoma City 147 (5 < 7 < 9)
Indiana 121, New York 106 (10 < 15 < 20)
Utah 113, L.A. Lakers 95 (13 < 18 < 23)
Oklahoma City 122, San Antonio 112 (7 < 10 < 13)
Cleveland 101, L.A. Lakers 95 (4 < 6 < 8)

Player Scores

bender's picks

Indiana by 6, 5 points
Utah by 8 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 8 [lock], 16 points
L.A. Lakers by 7, 0 points

Howard_T's picks

Oklahoma City by 7, 0 points
Indiana by 12 [lock], 16 points
Utah by 10, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 6, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 18 [lock], -10 points

NoMich's picks

Boston by 7, 0 points
San Antonio by 7, 10 points
Indiana by 12 [lock], 16 points
Utah by 8, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 7, 8 points
L.A. Lakers by 14 [lock], -10 points

rcade's picks

San Antonio by 4, 5 points
Indiana by 13 [lock], 16 points
Utah by 8 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 4, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 14 [lock], -10 points

scooby10672's picks

Boston by 3 [lock], -10 points
San Antonio by 2, 0 points
Indiana by 8 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 4 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Lakers by 13, 0 points

tron7's picks

Indiana by 12 [lock], 16 points
Utah by 7, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 11, 8 points
L.A. Lakers by 9 [lock], -10 points
Miami by 7, 5 points
San Antonio by 6, 8 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Boston by 9, 0 points
Oklahoma City by 6, 0 points
Indiana by 11 [lock], 16 points
Utah by 10 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Lakers by 15 [lock], -10 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
rcade33526
NoMich29029
tron727232
Howard_T26716
bender24031
Ufez Jones22216
scooby1067218910
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 11:05 AM - 10 comments

There are two national games tonight on ESPN that aren't being used in the contest: Raptors/Celtics and Pelicans/Warriors. You are still allowed to watch them.

If my confusion last week over where the Jazz play or the dates of the games cost you points, let me know so it can be addressed.

posted by rcade at 11:09 AM on January 16

Well, the dates mixup potentially cost me points for the first two games because it looked like they had already passed when I came to make my picks so I didn't pick them, but I wouldn't say anything can be done about that.

Indiana by 4 (Thursday)
SLAM Oklahoma City by 12 (Thursday) SLAM
San Antonio by 2 on ESPN (Friday)
L.A. Clippers by 5 (Friday)
Philadelphia by 5 (Saturday)
SLAM Houston by 8 (Saturday) SLAM
New Orleans by 7 (Monday)
Philadelphia by 5 (Monday)
Golden State by 5 (Monday)

posted by bender at 01:21 PM on January 16

Thursday:
Philly by 4
OKC by 16 (SLAM)

Friday:
TWolves by 7
GSW by 11

Saturday:
Philly by 6
Rockets by 6

Monday:
New Orleans by 8
Philly by 11 (SLAM)
GSW by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:50 PM on January 16

Well, the dates mixup potentially cost me points for the first two games because it looked like they had already passed when I came to make my picks so I didn't pick them, but I wouldn't say anything can be done about that.

Sorry. I put the dates in as 2018, not 2019.

posted by rcade at 07:35 PM on January 16

THURSDAY
Indiana by 9
Oklahoma City by 8

FRIDAY
San Antonio by 5
Golden State by 8

SATURDAY
Philadelphia by 12
Houston by 14

MONDAY
New Orleans by 8
Philadelphia by 8
Golden State by 14

posted by NoMich at 07:47 PM on January 16

Thursday
Indiana by 4 SLAM
Okla by 5

Friday
Minn by 2
Golden St by 2 SLAM

Saturday
Phil by 2
Houston by 5 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 04:06 PM on January 17

Raptors/Celtics and Pelicans/Warriors. You are still allowed to watch them.

Thanks for giving us permission to watch these games. I was unable to watch Pelicans vs Warriors, since I was on my way home from Celtics vs Raptors. TD Garden was as loud as I have heard it during the 17 - 4 closeout by the Celtics for the win. My wife reluctantly accompanied me, but at the end of the game she admitted that she was glad she had been there. On to the picks:

Thursday, Jan. 17:

76ers are coming off a big win over T'Wolves, largely fueled by a bit of 'revenge' by Jimmy Butler. Pacers are at home, having won 7 of their last 10, including last night's 34 point drubbing of the Suns. But this could be the problem, as this is the second of a home back-to-back. Indiana by 11

It's been rare to see a solid performance from the Lakers without Lebron. Will he heal faster if he stops taking calls from Kyrie Irving? Oklahoma City by 12 SLAM

Friday, Jan. 18:

Coach Pop has Spurs playing hard and within his system, but T'Wolves look to improve after their debacle against 76ers. San Antonio by 8

Doc Rivers has done a great job with the Clippers, but Warriors have finally decided to play up to their capacity Golden State by 15 SLAM

Saturday, Jan.19:

The only question for this one is the final score. Houston by 23 SLAM

Monday, Jan. 21:

The object of so much speculation somehow is no longer called 'The Brow', but is now referred to by the more dignified 'AD' . Does this mean he plays better? New Orleans by 5

I might have to miss this one on TV because I will be at TD Garden watching the Celtics. It promises to be a beauty. Houston by 8

No need to wonder deeply here. Golden State by 12 SLAM

posted by Howard_T at 05:08 PM on January 17

THURSDAY
Indiana by 4
Oklahoma City by 8 - SLAM

FRIDAY
Minnesota by 6
Golden State by 12 - SLAM

SATURDAY
Philadelphia by 6
Houston by 7 - SLAM

MONDAY
New Orleans by 6
Philadelphia by 3
Golden State by 16 - SLAM

posted by tron7 at 05:59 PM on January 17

Thursday
Indiana by 7
Oklahoma City by 12 <-- dunk

Saturday
Oklahoma City by 4
Houston by 10

Monday
Memphis by 7
Philadelphia by 8
Golden State by 12 <-- dunk

posted by rcade at 07:24 PM on January 17

Monday 1-21
New Orleans by 2 SLAM
Philadelphia by 3
Golden St by 7 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 04:32 AM on January 21

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