Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day Twenty-Three

What did I watch

I was really pumped for yesterday's Pelicans-Kings game. Yet I fell asleep during the second quarter. Let's just blame my three months old daughter for the fact that I'm now tired enough I can fall asleep basically at any moment in my day. Obviously, it's all her fault. (**SARCASM ALERT**)

Anything else?

In my upcoming (one day, when I have the time) over/under win totals prediction piece, I picked the Bucks to finish under. And the line was something around 27.5 wins. Now I look like an idiot. I haven't seen them play yet this year, but they're over .500. Over .500 with Jason Kidd as a coach and a very young, unproven roster. I'm amazed and kinda pissed (I really don't like Jason Kidd) at the same time.

Yesterday's games


Lakers (114) @ Hawks (109)
Pick : Hawks (-9.5) LOSS

Knicks (113) @ Bucks (117)
Pick : Bucks (-2) WIN

Thunder (81) @ Jazz (98)
Pick : Jazz (-3.5) WIN

Pelicans (106) @ Kings (100)
Pick : Kings (-2.5) LOSS

Today's games

Spurs @ Cavaliers
Pick : Spurs (+2)

Hornets @ Pacers
Pick : Hornets (+2.5)

Clippers @ Magic
Pick : Magic (+4.5)

Celtics @ 76ers
Pick : 76ers (+6)

Mavericks @ Wizards
Pick : Wizards (+2.5)

Bucks @ Nets
Pick : Nets (-6)

Suns @ Pistons
Pick : Pistons (+2.5)

Grizzlies @ Raptors
Pick : Grizzlies (+4)

Knicks @ Timberwolves
Pick : Timberwolves (-1.5)

Thunder @ Nuggets
Pick : Thunder (+7.5)

Lakers @ Rockets
Pick : Rockets (-11.5)

Yesterday's results :2-2

Season so far : 72-82-4 (.456-.519-.025)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Day Twenty-Two

What did I watch

Pretty much the MNF game. Then I kicked myself for not watching the Bulls-Clippers game. I really like the Bulls, they're my second favorite team behind the 76ers. In fact, let's just forget the 76ers for now. Anyway, I love the Bulls and I don't like many, many things (read : players) about the Clippers. So I would have been pumped to see them lose at home against a team without its two best players.

Anyway, the Bulls might be the team I'll try and watch the most this year. They always are close to the top of my personal "Favorite teams to watch" list, but since the 76ers and Lakers are terrible, and Durant/Westbrook are injured for a few weeks, they're alone at the top. I also love the grit'n'grind Grizzlies. Their strength and physicality make them a fun watch for the same reasons as the Bulls.

Anything else ?

Nope.

Yesterday's games

Mavericks (107) @ Hornets (80)
Pick : Hornets (+3.5) LOSS

Nuggets (106) @ Cavaliers (97)
Pick : Cavaliers (-12) LOSS

Suns (118) @ Celtics (114)
Pick : Celtics (+1.5) LOSS

Heat (95) @ Nets (83)
Pick : Heat (+6.5) WIN

Magic (107) @ Pistons (93)
Pick : Pistons (-4) LOSS

Rockets (93) @ Grizzlies (119)
Pick : Grizzlies (-4) WIN

76ers (75) @ Spurs (100)
Pick : 76ers (+16.5) LOSS

Pelicans (93) @ Trail Blazers (102)
Pick : Trail Blazers (-3) WIN

Bulls (105) @ Clippers (89)
Pick : Bulls (+5.5) WIN

Today's games

Lakers @ Hawks
Pick : Hawks (-9.5)

Knicks @ Bucks
Pick : Bucks (-2)

Thunder @ Jazz
Pick : Jazz (-3.5)

Pelicans @ Kings
Pick : Kings (-2.5)

Yesterday's results : 4-5

Season so far : 70-80-4 (.455-.519-.026)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Day Twenty-One

What did I watch

Like on most Sundays, I didn't watch basketball at all. Football was the main thing yesterday. And since the Eagles got hammered by the Packers, it was a sad, sad day.

Anything else?

Nothing else!

Yesterday's games

Nuggets (93) @ Knicks (109)
Pick : Knicks (-1.5) WIN

Bucks (91)@ Heat (84)
Pick : Heat (-5) LOSS

Rockets (69) @ Thunder (65)
Pick : Thunder (+5) WIN

Warriors (136) @ Lakers (115)
Pick : Lakers (+8.5) LOSS

Today's games

Mavericks @ Hornets
Pick : Hornets (+3.5)

Nuggets @ Cavaliers
Pick : Cavaliers (-12)

Suns @ Celtics
Pick : Celtics (+1.5)

Heat @ Nets
Pick : Heat (+6.5)

Magic @ Pistons
Pick : Pistons (-4)

Rockets @ Grizzlies
Pick : Grizzlies (-4)

76ers @ Spurs
Pick : 76ers (+16.5)

Pelicans @ Trail Blazers
Pick : Trail Blazers (-3)

Bulls @ Clippers
Pick : Bulls (+5.5)

Yesterday's results : 2-2

Season so far : 66-75-4 (.455-.517-.028)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Day Twenty

What did I watch?

Nothing! Busy evening for me yesterday.

Anything else?

Nope!

Yesterday's games

Magic (93) @ Wizards (98)
Pick : Magic (+9) WIN

Hawks (94) @ Cavaliers (127)
Pick : Hawks (+6.5) LOSS

Jazz (93) @ Raptors (111)
Pick : Jazz (+10.5) LOSS

Pacers (99) @ Bulls (90)
Pick : Bulls (-9) LOSS

Pistons (88) @ Grizzlies (95)
Pick : Grizzlies (-10) LOSS

Timberwolves (117) @ Mavericks (131)
Pick : Mavericks (-11) WIN

Nets (87) @ Trail Blazers (97)
Pick : Blazers (-8) WIN

Spurs (91) @ Kings (94)
Pick : Kings (-1.5) WIN

Hornets (87) @ Warriors (112)
Pick : Hornets (+10.5) LOSS

Suns (107) @ Clippers (120)
Pick : Clippers (-6.5) WIN

Today's games

Nuggets @ Knicks
Pick : Knicks (-1.5)

Bucks @ Heat
Pick : Heat (-5)

Rockets @ Thunder
Pick : Thunder (+5)

Warriors @ Lakers
Pick : Lakers (+8.5)

Yesterday's results : 5-5

Season so far : 64-73-4

Day Nineteen

What did I watch

I only had time to catch a few minutes of basketball on NBA TV. Thankfully though, it was the last few minutes/seconds of a few games.

First off, the last 2 minutes of the Cavaliers-Celtics game where LeBron took over in the last 2 minutes when they were down five, made a few great plays to bring them back in the lead. I won't get into the questionable calls made by the refs late, nor the horrible "play" for Rondo to try and win the game late where he didn't even have time to get a shot off. No, the worst thing about the end of this game is how fucking LONG it was. I swear those last 45 seconds took 67 hours. It's unbearable to watch. Also, how did that out-of-bounds call off Rondo's foot took so long? I mean, it took them 2 minutes to make a call on something anyone with the quarter of half a brain would have seen in 1.3 second. It wasn't even a close or tough call. I'm with Tas Melas (of TBJ/The Starters), the NBA has to do something about this. It's really shitty.

I also saw the last few seconds of the Knicks-Jazz game. Really unusual banked 3-pointer by 'Melo with 2.3 seconds left before the Jazz, unable to inbound the pass to my man-crush Hayward, found Trey Burke (whom I really liked at Michigan but hadn't seen much in the NBA so far) in the corner for a looong 2 at the buzzer. Good stuff.

Anything else?

Nein.

Yesterday's games

Nuggets (108) @ Pacers (87)
Pick : Pacers (-3.5) LOSS

Bucks (85) @ Magic (101)
Pick : Magic (-3) WIN

Heat (103)@ Hawks (114)
Pick : Hawks (-2.5) WIN

Cavaliers (122) @ Celtics (121)
Pick : Cavaliers (-5.5) LOSS

Jazz (102) @ Knicks (100)
Pick : Jazz (+3.5) WIN

76ers (87) @ Rockets (88)
Pick : Rockets (-17) LOSS - Yay, we covered again!

Timberwolves (91) @ Pelicans (139)
Pick : Pelicans (-6.5) WIN

Pistons (96) @ Thunder (89)
Pick : Thunder (-4) LOSS

Hornets (103) @ Suns (95)
Pick : Hornets (+8) WIN

Spurs (93) @ Lakers (80)
Pick : Spurs (-8) WIN

Today's games

Magic @ Wizards
Pick : Magic (+9)

Hawks @ Cavaliers
Pick : Hawks (+6.5)

Jazz @ Raptors
Pick : Jazz (+10.5)

Pacers @ Bulls
Pick : Bulls (-9)

Pistons @ Grizzlies
Pick : Grizzlies (-10)

Timberwolves @ Mavericks
Pick : Mavericks (-11)

Nets @ Trail Blazers
Pick : Blazers (-8)

Spurs @ Kings
Pick : Kings (-1.5)

Hornets @ Warriors
Pick : Hornets (+10.5)

Suns @ Clippers
Pick :Clippers (-6.5)

Yesterday's results : 6-4

Season so far : 59-68-4 (.450-.519-.031)