Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day Ninety-Three

What did I watch

No game was on weirdly last night, so I stuck to tennis again. Go Wawrinka! (No, I'm not a bandwagoner or anything, I've been a fan of his for 5-6 years at least).

Anything else?

Nope!

Yesterday's games

Raptors (104) @ Pacers (91)
Pick : Raptors (-3) WIN

Cavaliers (103) @ Pistons (95)
Pick : Pistons (+8.5) WIN

Bucks (109) @ Heat (102)
Pick : Bucks (+2) WIN

Grizzlies (109) @ Mavericks (90)
Pick : Grizzlies (+6) WIN

Bulls (113) @ Warriors (111)
Pick : Bulls (+11) WIN

Wizards (98) @ Lakers (92)
Pick : Wizards (-8.5) LOSS

Today's games

Trail Blazers @ Cavaliers
Pick : Trail Blazers (+5)

Pistons @ 76ers
Pick : 76ers (+7.5)

Kings @ Raptors
Pick : Raptors (-6)

Nets @ Hawks
Pick : Hawks (-14)

Mavericks @ Rockets
Pick: Rockets (-4)

Celtics @ Timberwolves
Pick : Timberwolves (+4.5)

Nuggets @ Pelicans
Pick : Pelicans (-6)

Thunder @ Knicks
Pick : Thunder (-10)

Hornets @ Spurs
Pick : Spurs (-13)

Clippers @ Jazz
Pick : Jazz (+7)

Wizards @ Suns
Pick : Wizards (+6.5)

Yesterday's results : 5-1

Season so far :342-308-17

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day Ninety-Two

What did I watch

No basketball, but tennis. I might be interested in more sports than a normal human should be.

Anything else ?

The All-Star talks are getting pretty interesting, especially regarding the possibility of having 4 Hawks players and in the East what to do with both Thunder players out West.

If I had to pick the reserves in the East, I'd go with these fine players :

G - Jeff Teague - Hawks
G - Jimmy Butler - Bulls
F - Al Horford - Hawks
F - Paul Millsap -  Hawks
F - Chris Bosh - Heat
X - Kyle Korver - Hawks
X - Dwyane Wade - Heat

The biggest challenge for me was whether to put Kyrie Irving instead of Korver or Wade. Really tough choice. In the end though, Wade is more efficient, better on D and means more to his team. And Korver has shooting splits of 52-53-92, which is unheard of and completely nuts considering he shoots six 3s per game, and means so much for the Hawks offense (2nd in the East) I had to put him in. He's such a special player.

Out West :

(I believe James Harden - or maybe Klay Thompson - will take Kobe's spot on the starting 5, which is why I will not name him here)

G - Damian Lillard - Blazers
G - Klay Thompson - Warriors
F - Kevin Durant - Thunder
F - DeMarcus Cousins - Kings
F - Lamarcus Aldridge - Trail Blazers (If injury keeps him from playing, put Tim Duncan - Spurs in his place)
X - Chris Paul - Clippers
X - Russell Westbrook - Thunder

Damn this is hard. I really wanted both Zach Randolph and Mike Conley to be there. And they should be All-Stars, period. The West should have 18 All-Star spots. That way all deserving players would make it and no one would ever whine (impossible, but you get the point). And what about no Spurs?

The bigger debate though is both Thunder players, who both missed a lot of games and see their team outside the playoffs picture as of today. Can we put TWO guys from a non-playoffs (for now) team? I say yes, because both guys are still top 5 in the league in PER (Durant would be if he qualified) and by the end of the year, when Durant will have played about 60 games and put up his monster numbers or 28-7-7 with his usual great shooting percentages, how silly will we all feel that we left one of the two best players in the world off a selection of the 24 best players in the league?

Yesterday's games

76ers (74) @ Pelicans (99)
Pick : Pelicans (-15) WIN

Timberwolves (84) @ Thunder (92)
Pick : Thunder (-13.5) LOSS

Magic (94) @ Grizzlies (103)
Pick : Grizzlies (-12) LOSS

Celtics (99) @ Jazz (90)
Pick : Celtics (+7.5) WIN

Nuggets (98) @ Clippers (102)
Pick : Nuggets (+14) WIN

Today's games

Raptors @ Pacers
Pick : Raptors (-3)

Cavaliers @ Pistons
Pick : Pistons (+8.5)

Bucks @ Heat
Pick : Bucks (+2)

Grizzlies @ Mavericks
Pick : Grizzlies (+6)

Bulls @ Warriors
Pick : Bulls (+11)

Wizards @ Lakers
Pick : Wizards (-8.5)

Yesterday's results : 3-2

Season so far : 337-307-17 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Day Ninety-One

What did I watch

The tail-end of the Wizards-Nuggets game since I wasn't home until kinda late. Wish I saw more of that game though since it's a battle between two of my favourites players to watch, Ty Lawson and John Wall. Yeah, I like speedy PGs. Also, I like how Faried blocked Pierce's game-winning shot attempt immediately after he missed 2 free throws with the game tied at 105. Way to redeem yourself, Faried!

Anything else

4-7. Worst day in while for me. Yikes.

Yesterday's games

Heat (96) @ Bulls (84)
Pick : Bulls (-7.5) LOSS

Thunder (98) @ Cavaliers (108)
Pick : Thunder (+3.5) LOSS

Clippers (120) @ Suns (100)
Pick : Suns (+2.5) LOSS

Mavericks (106) @ Pelicans (109)
Pick : Pelicans (+3) WIN

Timberwolves (100) @ Hawks (112)
Pick : Hawks (-17.5) LOSS

Pacers (106) @ Magic (99)
Pick : Magic (+1.5) LOSS

Bucks (95) @ Spurs (101)
Pick : Bucks (+11.5) WIN

Pistons (110) @ Raptors (114)
Pick : Raptors (-8) LOSS

Celtics (111) @ Warriors (114)
Pick : Celtics (+18) WIN

Wizards (117) @ Nuggets (115)
Pick : Wizards (-3) LOSS

Rockets (99) @ Lakers (87)
Pick : Rockets (-8.5) WIN

Today's games

76ers @ Pelicans
Pick : Pelicans (-15)

Timberwolves @ Thunder
Pick : Thunder (-13.5)

Magic @ Grizzlies
Pick : Grizzlies (-12)

Celtics @ Jazz
Pick : Celtics (+7.5)

Nuggets @ Clippers
Pick : Nuggets (+14)

Yesterday's results : 4-7

Season so far : 334-305-17 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Day Ninety

What did I watch

The first half of the Wizards-Blazers matchup and parts of the 2nd half (I fell asleep at some point on the couch). I though the Wizards played a great game up to the point when I sadly went to sleep. Now I feel like an idiot because the Blazers actually won the game and I didn't see how. Anyway, John Wall is amazing, I'm very happy he's a starter in this year's ASG. I'm also glad I backed him from his days at Kentucky, where and when he was receiving a lot of crap from many fans and doubters amongst the media.

Anything else?

Not much.

Yesterday's games

Knicks (71) @ Hornets (76)
Pick : Hornets (-9) LOSS

Pistons (86) @ Bucks (101)
Pick : Pistons (-2) LOSS

76ers (83) @ Grizzlies (101)
Pick : Grizzlies (-17) WIN

Nets (73) @ Jazz (108)
Pick : Jazz (-4) WIN

Wizards (96) @ Trail Blazers (103)
Pick : Trail Blazers (+4) WIN

Today's games

Heat @ Bulls
Pick : Bulls (-7.5)

Thunder @ Cavaliers
Pick : Thunder (+3.5)

Clippers @ Suns
Pick : Suns (+2.5)

Mavericks @ Pelicans
Pick : Pelicans (+3)

Timberwolves @ Hawks
Pick : Hawks (-17.5)

Pacers @ Magic
Pick : Magic (+1.5)

Bucks @ Spurs
Pick : Bucks (+11.5)

Pistons @ Raptors
Pick : Raptors (-8)

Celtics @ Warriors
Pick : Celtics (+18)

Wizards @ Nuggets
Pick : Wizards (-3)

Rockets @ Lakers
Pick : Rockets (-8.5)

Yesterday's results : 3-2

Season so far : 330-298-17 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Day Eighty-Nine

What did I watch

I wasn't home last evening, so nothing. Yes, I missed that Klay Thompson 3splosion.

Anything else

Klay Thompson, whom I say I didn't like much a few days ago. Yay me! (To be fair, I never criticized his game, and I still don't know why I don't like him that much)

Yesterday's games

Raptors (91) @ 76ers (86)
Pick : 76ers (+12.5) WIN

Thunder (93) @ Hawks (103)
Pick : Thunder (+3.5) LOSS

Hornets (90) @ Cavaliers (129)
Pick : Hornets (+10) LOSS

Pacers (87) @ Heat (89)
Pick : Heat (-3.5) LOSS

Magic (106) @ Knicks (113)
Pick : Magic (-2.5) LOSS

Bulls (102) @ Mavericks (106)
Pick : Bulls (+6.5) WIN

Pelicans (92) @ Timberwolves (84)
Pick : Pelicans (-6.5) WIN

Lakers (85) @ Spurs (99)
Pick : Spurs (-13.5) WIN

Celtics (100) @ Nuggets (99)
Pick : Nuggets (-6.5) LOSS

Rockets (113) @ Suns (111)
Pick : Rockets (+2.5) WIN

Kings (101) @ Warriors (126)
Pick : Warriors (-15.5) WIN

Today's games

Knicks @ Hornets
Pick : Hornets (-9)

Pistons @ Bucks
Pick : Pistons (-2)

76ers @ Grizzlies
Pick : Grizzlies (-17) - I know I usually take the underdog when the line is so high, but I don't feel it tonight.

Nets @ Jazz
Pick : Jazz (-4)

Wizards @ Trail Blazers
Pick : Trail Blazers (+4)

Yesterday's results : 6-5

Season so far : 327-296-17