Basketball

February 23, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Dr J Takes the Shot Edition: There are 11 TV games in the NBA this week, beginning tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Celtics/Mavericks and Blazers/Nuggets. ESPN flexed out of Thursday's Raptors/Heat game to show Warriors/Pacers instead. In our contest, NoMich leads by 85 over Goyoucolts, who wins the week with 68. Make your picks and be like Dr. J.

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February 15, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Rebuild the Pistons Edition: There are 11 TV games in the NBA this week, beginning with a Tuesday night TNT doubleheader of Pelicans/Grizzlies and Nets/Suns. ESPN flexed out of Thursday's Mavericks/Rockets game to show Jazz/Clippers instead. In our contest, NoMich leads by 37 over Cixelsyd. I win the week with 60. Make your picks.

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February 09, 2021

Dallas Mavericks have stopped playing national anthem before home games at owner Mark Cuban's direction: Cuban, who declined further comment, made the decision after consulting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver. The Mavericks did not announce the change in policy, but the national anthem has not been played before any of their 13 preseason and regular-season games at the American Airlines Center this season.

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February 08, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Bucks Are Back Edition: There are a whopping 11 national TV games on the NBA slate this week, beginning with a TNT doubleheader Tuesday night and ending with an ESPN doubleheader Sunday night. My Dallas Mavericks are all over the sked, playing the Hawks, Pelicans and Blazers. In the Pickem, NoMich keeps the lead but Cixelsyd gets 5 points closer. I win the week while neglecting to pick 3 out of the 9 games. Make your picks.

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February 02, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Fan Interaction Edition: There are nine nationally televised NBA games this week, starting with a Clippers/Nets and Celtics/Warriors doubleheader on TNT tonight and ending with Warriors/Maverickson ABC Saturday. In the NBA Pickem, NoMich keeps first by a hefty margin after winning the week with 46 while most of us were 20 or lower. Post your prognostications.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:03 AM - 12 comments

January 26, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 6: Damian's New Kicks Edition: There are seven national TV games this week beginning Wednesday night when the Lakers visit the 76ers on ESPN. The last game is a Saturday night game on ABC between the Lakers and Celtics. In the NBA Pickem, NoMich wins the week with 53 and retakes first place from Goyoucolts. Make your kicks, er, picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:37 AM - 14 comments

January 19, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: N-E-T-S Nets Nets Nets Edition: There's a six game national TV slate in the NBA this week running Wednesday through Friday. In our NBA Pickem, Goyoucolts stays in first, 25 ahead of NoMich, who wins the week with 25. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:22 AM - 11 comments

January 13, 2021

Brooklyn Nets land James Harden: In a trade that's huge in both impact and scale—four teams! Seven draft picks!--the Nets have acquired James Harden from the Houston Rockets. Also on the move are Victor Oladipo (to Houston from Indianapolis) and Jarrett Alen (to Cleveland from Brooklyn) and several other players.

posted by werty to basketball at 05:13 PM - 3 comments

January 12, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Here Comes Cancellations Edition: There are nine nationally televised NBA games this week stretching from Wednesday to an MLK Day tripleheader on TNT Monday. In the NBA Pickem, Goyoucolts vaults to first place with a 33-point week. Cixelsyd is in second 26 back. Make your picks.

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January 05, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 3: Buy the Timberwolves Edition: There are six nationally televised NBA games this week beginning on Wednesday night with Celtics/Heat and Clippers/Warriors on ESPN. Scooby10672 leads the contest with 58 over Cixelsyd at 40. I forgot to make my picks and now occupy the cellar. Don't be like me this week.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:08 AM - 13 comments

December 29, 2020

NBA Pickem Week 2: Woeful Warriors Edition: There are only two national NBA games to pick this week -- a TNT doubleheader Tuesday night with Bucks/Heat followed by Pelicans/Suns. In our contest Goyoucolts got a perfect dunk on the Clippers by 13 over the Nuggets on Christmas night and leads with 56 over Scooby10672 with 48. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:25 AM - 6 comments

December 24, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem Champion: Howard_T: The NBA Playoff Pickem contest for 2020-21 was won by Howard_T with 184 points, followed by Cixelsyd with 153. Congratulations!

posted by rcade to basketball at 02:16 PM - 5 comments

December 23, 2020

Kevin Durant Has One Word for Charles Barkley: In a post-game interview following his first NBA game in 18 months, Kevin Durant gave a one-word answer to a long question by Charles Barkley that left TNT's Inside the NBA crew in hysterics.

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December 22, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Pickem: The NBA regular season begins in five days with a Tuesday-night TNT doubleheader of Golden State/Denver and Los Angeles/Los Angeles. SportsFilter's NBA Pickem returns with a new first prize: a Molten BG-Series FIBA basketball ($80 value). For our game we pick the nationally broadcast games on TNT, ESPN and ABC. Choose the winners and margins of victory and make any pick a slam dunk if you dare. Happy Hoopsmas!

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September 29, 2020

An inside look at the Clippers and Doc Rivers’ decision to part ways after another collapse: There was no aha moment or event that led to the Clippers’ and Doc Rivers’ decision to mutually part ways on Monday afternoon, league sources told The Athletic.

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NBA Playoff Pickem: NBA Finals Lakers vs. Heat: The NBA Finals begin Wednesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern when the Los Angeles Lakers play the Miami heat. For the NBA Playoff Pickem, predict the series winner, games required, six props and a tiebreaker. Howard_T leads the contest by 11 over NoMich. Cixelsyd won the week with 25. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:26 AM - 5 comments

September 17, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks: The first game of the Western Conference finals begins at 9 p.m. Eastern Friday when the Denver Nuggets play the Los Angeles Lakers. Make your picks in that series along with any props you've saved for the Nuggets/Lakers series.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:56 PM - 22 comments

September 03, 2020

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Round 1 Leaders: Cixelsyd and Howard_T: The final first-round series is over and the Houston Rockets face the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern in the second round. Pick the winner of the series before the game starts and any props not yet selected. Cixelsyd and Howard_T lead the SportsFilter Pick 'Em after round 1.

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August 26, 2020

Milwaukee Bucks Boycott Game 5 of Playoff Series: The Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court Wednesday for the 4 p.m. playoff game against the Orlando Magic to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Sunday. "We're tired of the killings and the injustice," Bucks guard George Hill told The Undefeated.

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August 23, 2020

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Round 1 Scores (in Progress): The Boston Celtics have drawn first blood in the NBA playoffs, sending the Philadelphia 76ers out of the bubble in four games. Scores are updated in the NBA Playoff Pick 'Em.

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August 22, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Champion: NoMich: The SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em champion for 2019-20 is NoMich, who wins by eight points over Ufez Jones. The coveted Costanza is claimed by Scooby10672. Thank you for playing and see you next season, which might not be that far off.

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August 19, 2020

August 16, 2020

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The NBA playoffs begin Monday with four games so the annual NBA Playoff Pick 'Em is tipping off. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series takes along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NBA team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:44 PM - 15 comments

August 12, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 24: All the Marbles Edition: The NBA regular season enters its final week in August (!) with eight games Wednesday through Friday on TNT and ESPN. In the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em, NoMich leads Ufez Jones by 29 and the race for the coveted Costanza has a margin of only two points. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:48 AM - 10 comments

August 04, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 23: Bubble Yum Edition: Make your picks.

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July 26, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Seeding Games Edition: The NBA resumes its regular season on Thursday with a packed "seeding games" schedule. There are 12 national games on ABC, ESPN and TNT through the following Monday. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones holds first place 24 points ahead of NoMich. Make your picks, wear a mask and keep your distance.

posted by rcade to basketball at 03:21 PM - 7 comments

June 28, 2020

What the Hell, Bill Simmons?: The idea for LeBron James' The Decision broadcast came from a reader email published by Bill Simmons. Simmons pitched the idea enthusiastically to ESPN executives and James' team (something he never told his readers), was left out of the actual event and wrote hours before it occurred that it was a terrible idea, calling it "an hour-long show in which he picked his next team and tainted his legacy in the process."

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:53 AM - 3 comments

June 25, 2020

Vince Carter officially announces his retirement:
The last player from the 1990s, the third oldest player in NBA history (behind Parish and Willis), the third most regular season games played (behind Parish and Abdul-Jabbar), and the most seasons played in the NBA all-time (22), Vince Carter has played his last professional basketball game.

posted by grum@work to basketball at 01:40 PM - 2 comments

June 05, 2020

NBA Returns July 31 Without 8 Teams: The NBA will return on July 31 with 22 teams playing eight games at Disney World to finish determining the playoff field. Eight other teams won't return at all because they weren't going to make the postseason anyway: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Golden State, Minnesota and the New York Knicks. That has gotta hurt.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:38 AM - 3 comments

May 25, 2020

NBA May Play Rest of Season at Disney World: The NBA is strongly considering a plan to bring all teams to Disney World's Wide World of Sports complex to finish out the season. The site can hold up to 13 games at a time and the area also has the Orlando Magic's Amway Center home and UCF's Addition Finance Arena. Playing the NBA in empty arenas might curb the tradition of trash talking. "Players are allowed to talk trash with near-impunity in real games because television cameras can't catch most of what they say," reports CBS Sports.

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March 31, 2020

NBA.FM: "We are simulating each remaining game on the networks' original schedule as a hyper-realistic audio gameplay broadcast. This is a simulation of 2020 Timeline B. Let the sounds of the game wash over you, and remember what normal felt like."

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March 29, 2020

New York Knicks Owner James Dolan Has Coronavirus: James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks and New York Rangers, has tested positive for coronavirus and is thus far showing "little to know symptoms," the Knicks announced. He's in self-isolation and managing the team.

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March 26, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters' legend Curly Neal dies at age 77: After a 6,000 game (!) career. A great collection of his finest moments can be seen in videos tagged with his name at the Globetrotters youtube channel.

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March 21, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 22: Social Distancing Edition: If the NBA regular season was over, the SportsFilter Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em champion would be ...

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March 14, 2020

Mavericks Beat Suns as Doncic Scores 50: The Phoenix Suns are continuing their season on NBA2K. Experienced players with Phoenix and Dallas ties played the Suns/Mavericks game on Twitch for an audience that peaked at 12,000 viewers.

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March 11, 2020

NBA Suspends Season Because of Coronavirus: The NBA is suspending its season until further notice after tonight's game in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The news follows an announcement Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday night. "Bottom line,'' Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said, "we will put the safety of our fans and customers first."

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March 10, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 21: Minor Joint Capsule Edition: With eleven national TV games starting Tuesday and extending all the way to Monday, there's a good chance to make up some ground in the Pace Mannion. Only five weeks remain in the NBA regular season. Ufez holds first at 630 but NoMich gets 9 points closer. Florida Man wins the week with 71. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:00 AM - 9 comments

March 02, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 20: The Bucks Stop Nowhere Edition: There are 10 nationally televised NBA games this week on ABC, ESPN, TNT, beginning Tuesday night with a Nets/Celtics, Sixers/Lakers doubleheader and ending Sunday with Lakers/Clippers on ABC. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones continues to lead but NoMich wins the week to claw 11 points closer. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:00 PM - 19 comments

February 26, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 19: Porzingis in the Paint Edition: There are nine games to pick this week, beginning tonight with Grizzlies/Rockets on ESPN. In the Pace Mannion Pick 'Em, Ufez Jones expands his first-place lead to 43. Florida Man wins the week (two in a row -- watch out Scooby!). Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:45 AM - 8 comments

February 20, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 18: Elam Ending Edition: There are five games to pick this week starting tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Nets/Sixers and Rocket/Warriors and extending to Sunday's ABC game of Celtics/Lakers. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez keeps first 29 ahead of NoMich. Florida Man wins the week. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:14 PM - 6 comments