Thursday, December 18, 2014

Day Fifty-Two

What did I watch

Little bits of the Nets-Raptors game, but certainly not enough to say anything about it.

And little bits of the Rockets-Nuggets games as well.

Anything else ?

The rockets are very, very good so far. They lost Parsons (their third option) to the Mavs, didn't have their All-Star center for half the games they played, yet they're third in the stacked West. I only watched one game of them so far this season, but this record of 19-5 is truly impressive.

Yesterday's games

Suns (111) @ Hornets (106)
Pick : Suns (-1.5) WIN

Hawks (127) @ Cavaliers (98)
Pick : Cavaliers (-4.5) LOSS

Magic (92) @ Celtics (109)
Pick : Celtics (-3.5) WIN

Mavericks (117) @ Pistons (106)
Pick : Mavericks (-6.5) WIN

Jazz (105) @ Heat (87)
Pick : Heat (-4) LOSS

Nets (89) @ Raptors (105)
Pick : Raptors (-11) WIN

Grizzlies (117) @ Spurs (116)
Pick : Spurs (-3) LOSS

Bucks (97) @ Trail Blazers (104)
Pick : Bucks (+9.5) WIN

Pacers (100) @ Clippers (102)
Pick : Clippers (-11) LOSS

Rockets (115) @ Nuggets (111)
Pick : Rockets (-1.5) WIN

Today's games

Knicks @ Bulls
Pick : Bulls (-11)

Pelicans @ Rockets
Pick : Rockets (-4.5)

Bucks @ Kings
Pick : Bucks (+6)

Thunder @ Warriors
Pick : Thunder (+2.5)

Yesterday's results : 6-4

Season so far : 195-175-8

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Day Fifty-One

What did I watch

Most of the Warriors-Grizzlies clash (except for the third quarter, which was spent bathing and taking care of my daughter). It was a very entertaining game, even if the guy who most consider to be perhaps the most entertaining player in the league, the one and only Chicken Curry, struggled mightily with his jump shot. He was still able to create shots and score inside, but from the outside it was not what we expected.

The Memphis bench blew this game wide open in the 2nd quarter, opening the period with a 20-0 run, taking a lead the Grizzlies would maintain until the final buzzer. Sure, the Warriors had a good run at a comeback, as you would expect from a 21-2 team, but were never able to come closer than 2 points. I look forward to the next time those two teams meet, hoping this time Bogut will be healthy and we'll have the two squads at full strength.

Anything else?

6-0 WHOOOO. I'm really on fire for the past 2 weeks or so.

Since Day 37, I'm 66-39-1. That's very, very good. If I had money on this I'd be a millionaire. A billionaire. A zillionaire. And then I'd lose it all in the next week because now I'll go something like 15-32 in the next week because I bragged. Yay.

Yesterday's games

Timberwolves (95) @ Wizards (109)
Pick : Wizards (-12) WIN

Heat (95) @ Nets (91)
Pick : Heat (+5.5) WIN

Warriors (98) @ Grizzlies (105)
Pick : Grizzlies (-3.5) WIN

Jazz (111) @ Pelicans (119)
Pick : Jazz (+10) WIN

Mavericks (107) @ Knicks (87)
Pick : Mavericks (-8) WIN

Thunder (104) @ Kings (92)
Pick : Thunder (-7.5) WIN

Today's games

Suns @ Hornets
Pick : Suns (-1.5)

Hawks @ Cavaliers
Pick : Cavaliers (-4.5)

Magic @ Celtics
Pick : Celtics (-3.5)

Mavericks @ Pistons
Pick : Mavericks (-6.5)

Jazz @ Heat
Pick : Heat (-4)

Nets @ Raptors
Pick : Raptors (-11)

Grizzlies @ Spurs
Pick : Spurs (-3)

Bucks @ Trail Blazers
Pick : Bucks (+9.5)

Pacers @ Clippers
Pick : Clippers (-11)

Rockets @ Nuggets
Pick : Rockets (-1.5)

Yesterday's results : 6-0

Season so far : 189-171-8

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Day Fifty

What did I watch

Parts of the not-very-entertaining MNF.

Anything else?

No, I came back from out-of-town and really haven't been in contact with the NBA much during those 36 hours (or so) away.

Yesterday's games

Hornets (88) @ Cavaliers (97)
Pick : Cavaliers (-10.5) LOSS

Lakers (91) @ Pacers (110)
Pick : Pacers (-5) WIN

Celtics (105) @ 76ers (87)
Pick : 76ers (+5) LOSS

Bulls (86) @ Hawks (93)
Pick : Hawks (-2.5) WIN

Magic (82) @ Raptors (95)
Pick : Raptors (-6.5) WIN

Bucks (96) @ Suns (94)
Pick : Bucks (+5.5) WIN

Spurs (95) @ Trail Blazers (108)
Pick : Spurs (+8.5) LOSS

Pistons (91) @ Clippers (113)
Pick : Clippers (-11.5) WIN

Today's games

Timberwolves @ Wizards
Pick : Wizards (-12)

Heat @ Nets
Pick : Heat (+5.5)

Warriors @ Grizzlies
Pick : Grizzlies (-3.5)

Jazz @ Pelicans
Pick : Jazz (+10)

Mavericks @ Knicks
Pick : Mavericks (-8)

Thunder @ Kings
Pick : Thunder (-7.5)

Yesterday's results : 5-3

Season so far : 183-171-8 (.506-.472-.022)

Monday, December 15, 2014

Day Forty-Nine

What did I watch

Nothing, I was out of town!

Anything else?

No, sorry for that though.

Yesterday's games

Bulls (93) @ Heat (75)
Pick : Bulls (-7) WIN

Warriors (128) @ Pelicans (122)
Pick : Warriors (-6.5) LOSS

Jazz (84) @ Wizards (93)
Pick : Wizards (-11) LOSS

Lakers (100) @ Timberwolves (94)
Pick : Lakers (-3) WIN

Suns (88) @ Thunder (112)
Pick : Thunder (-7.5) WIN

Raptors (95) @ Knicks (90)
Pick : Raptors (-6.5) LOSS

Spurs (99) @ Nuggets (91)
Pick : Spurs (-4.5)

Today's games

Hornets @ Cavaliers
Pick : Cavaliers (-10.5)

Lakers @ Pacers
Pick : Pacers (-5)

Celtics @ 76ers
Pick : 76ers (+5)

Bulls @ Hawks
Pick : Hawks (-2.5)

Magic @ Raptors
Pick : Raptors (-6.5)

Bucks @ Suns
Pick : Bucks (+5.5)

Spurs @ Trail Blazers
Pick : Spurs (+8.5)

Pistons @ Clippers
Pick : Clippers (-11.5)

Yesterday's results : 4-3

Season so far : 178-168-8

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Day Forty-Eight

What did I watch

Wasn't home last evening, so I couldn't catch anything, if anything was on.

Anything else?

I did follow the end of the Sixers game on the play-by-play tick on ESPN. I was really surprised to see us up like 18 in the 4th quarter. Then not surprised to see that lead erased slowly but surely, capped by a 9-0 run in the last 2 minutes or so to send the game to OT. I know Bill Simmons will be proud of that tanking job, saying it's the best way possible to lose a game and stay competitive. Even if nobody, even Bill, believes the players themselves try to lose games.

Yesterday's games

Warriors (105) @ Mavericks (98)
Pick : Warriors (+1) WIN

Nets (114) @ Hornets (87)
Pick : Nets (+4) WIN

Trail Blazers (95) @ Pacers (85)
Pick : Blazers (-5) WIN

Hawks (99) @ Magic (100)
Pick : Hawks (-3) LOSS

Clippers (106) @ Bucks (111)
Pick : Bucks (+5.5) WIN

Grizzlies (120) @ 76ers (115)
Pick : 76ers (+10) WIN

Nuggets (96) @ Rockets (108)
Pick : Rockets (-7) WIN

Pistons (95) @ Kings (90)
Pick : Kings (-6) LOSS

Today's games

Bulls @ Heat
Pick : Bulls (-7)

Warriors @ Pelicans
Pick : Warriors (-6.5)

Jazz @ Wizards
Pick : Wizards (-11)

Lakers @ Timberwolves
Pick : Lakers (-3)

Suns @ Thunder
Pick : Thunder (-7.5)

Raptors @ Knicks
Pick : Raptors (-6.5)

Spurs @ Nuggets
Pick : Spurs (-4.5)

Yesterday's results : 6-2

Season so far : 174-165-8