Basketball

January 19, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 14: Mona Mondieu Edition: There are five national NBA games on the slate this week, beginning tonight at 7:30 p.m. Eastern when Charlotte visits Boston. After another rough week for prognosticative excellence, I hold the lead by 25 over Geekyguy. The exception was Rumple, who won the week with 31. Make your picks.

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January 12, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 13: MLK Day Edition: There are eight nationally televised games on slate this week, beginning tonight with Mavs/Knicks and Nets/Bulls on TNT and ending with an MLK Day doubleheader Monday on TNT of Bulls/Grizzlies and Bucks/Hawks. I've taken the lead back from Geekyguy, who had an Irwin Allen-level disaster of a week with five broken locks. Make your picks, masters of disaster.

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January 05, 2022

NBA Pickem Week 12: Can Kyrie Play Edition: The NBA returns from its post-Xmas TV break with a six game ESPN/TNT/ESPN sandwich beginning Wednesday night. Our contest is led by Geekyguy, who had the best score in week 10 and now leads by 35. Make your picks.

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December 21, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 10: Merry Hoopmas Edition: This week's NBA slate includes two games tonight and five more on Christmas Day. Geekyguy leads our contest by 7 over Rcade. Make your picks.

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December 14, 2021

Steph Curry Breaks NBA 3-Pointer Record at MSG: Golden State's Steph Curry passed Ray Allen for first on the NBA's career three-point shooting list during the first quarter of Tuesday's 105-96 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Curry also holds the NBA record for three-pointers in a season with 402 (he's set the single-season record three times). At an average distance of 25.6 feet traveled, Curry's 2,978 three-pointers have traveled approximately 14.5 miles.

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December 13, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 9: Covid Protocols Edition: There are six national games on the tube this week, beginning with a TNT twinbill of Golden State/New York and Phoenix/Portland on Tuesday. There's been a reversal of fortune in the NBA Pickem with leader Geekyguy scoring 6 and the next three players 40 or more, bringing his lead down to 7. Make your picks and vaccinate.

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December 06, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 8: Norman Dale Edition: There are seven national NBA games this television week, capped off by a Saturday game on ABC between Golden State and Philadelphia. Our pickem continues to be led by Geekyguy, who scored 31 points on a week where every other player scored 0. Ouch!

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December 01, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 7: Blazing Suns Edition: There are six NBA games to pick this week, starting with tonight's Sixers/Celtics and Kings/Clippers doubleheader on NBA TV. Geekyguy has climbed back into first with a 60 point week, leaving me 13 back. Make your picks.

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November 16, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 5: Happy Birthday Bol Bol Edition: There are six national NBA games this week spanning Tuesday to Friday. Tonight Golden State plays Brooklyn and Philadelphia plays Utah on TNT. Our contest has a new leader who is too modest to name himself but spectacularly won the week with 39 points. Make your picks and put on your shoes more quickly.

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November 09, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 4: Big Honey Drops the Boom Edition: There are six national games on the slate this week beginning tonight with a Bucks/Sixers and Blazers/Clippers doubleheader on TNT. Geekyguy leads the pickem by 13 over Scooby10672, who won the week with 46. Make your picks and never incur the wrath of Nikola Jokic.

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November 03, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 3: Non-Basketball Move Edition: There are six NBA games to pick this week, starting with Thursday night's NBA TV doubleheader of Boston/Miami and Houston/Phoenix. Geekyguy holds on to the lead with 88, 14 ahead of Rumple. Scooby10672 wins the week with 50. Make your picks and be careful not to be abnormal, abrupt or overt.

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October 26, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 2: Undefeated Warriors Edition: There are six national NBA games this week starting with a TNT doubleheader tonight of Sixers/Knicks and Nuggets/Jazz. In our pickem geekyguy takes the opening lead with 48 points followed by rumple at 38. Make your picks and somebody explain to me how Golden State got good again.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:11 AM - 9 comments

October 17, 2021

Play the SportsFilter NBA Pickem: There are eight national TV games to open the 2021-22 NBA season, starting Tuesday night with a doubleheader on TNT. Pick the winners of those games in our NBA Pickem contest, the margin of victory and which games are stone cold lead pipe locks. First prize for the season is a Molten BG-Series leather FIBA basketball.

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September 22, 2021

Ben Simmons Gives Philadephia All the Sads: Ben Simmons has demanded a trade and says he won't report to training camp for the Philadelphia 76ers. "I am tired of having to pretend that he is the star that will give Joel Embiid, the player who deserves an NBA Championship more than anyone else in the league, the best chance to reach that pinnacle," laments Sixers blogger Tyler Monahan.

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August 25, 2021

Nerlens Noel is suing former agent Rich Paul: Nerlens Noel is suing former agent Rich Paul for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and negligence, claiming that Paul is responsible for $58 million in lost wages.

posted by NoMich to basketball at 07:34 AM - 2 comments

August 09, 2021

Luka Doncic Signs $207 Million, 5-Year Extension: Luka Doncic has agreed to sign a five-year, $207 million supermax rookie extension with the Dallas Mavericks -- a history-making contract he became eligible for after twice being voted first-team All-NBA.

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August 02, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem Champion: NoMich: The SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pickem has been won by NoMich with 129 points. I was the runner-up with 121 and Cixelsyd takes the Coveted Costanza. Nobody picked the Bucks to win the Finals, so it was a war of attrition.

posted by rcade to basketball at 12:25 PM - 4 comments

July 30, 2021

Reports: Lakers agree to Russell Westbrook trade: The Los Angeles Lakers are wasting no time making changes after a disappointing first-round cameo in the 2021 playoffs.

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July 06, 2021

NBA Playoff Pickem, Finals Edition: The NBA Finals begins tonight when the Milwaukee Bucks face the Phoenix Suns. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. Eastern. Pick the series winner and number of games along with seven props and a tiebreaker. But with the lead NoMich has, it may all be over but the crying.

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June 22, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 3: The unlikely foursome of the Hawks, Bucks, Suns and Clippers are the last teams standing in the NBA Finals. The Clippers and Suns tip off game 2 of their series tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern. Pick the series winners, the games, and four prop bets. In our contest, NoMich leads with 99.

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June 07, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem Round 2: With all eight teams decided after the Mavericks lost game 7 to the Clippers Sunday, the NBA Playoff Pickem is taking picks for round 2 starting with the Bucks and Nets playing tonight at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. Make your selections and send a good thought to the Dallas execs who have an MVP talent surrounded by a playoff also-ran, no first-round picks to trade until 2027 and limited dollars to spend.

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May 28, 2021

NBA Pickem Champion: Goyoucolts: The NBA Pickem champion for 2020-21 is Goyoucolts, who took the lead four weeks before season's end and never gave it back. The coveted Costanza is claimed by Scooby10672. Congratulations!

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May 25, 2021

Enter the NBA Playoff Pickem: The NBA Playoff Pickem has returned. Pick the winners of the eight playoff serii along with four prop bets. The contest winner receives an NBA 59Fifty Cap of the team of their choice, which let's be honest should be the Dallas Mavericks. Contest dedicated to Chuck Cunningham, who went upstairs to retrieve his basketball and never came back down again. Good luck!

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May 19, 2021

Broadcaster Marv Albert retiring after NBA Eastern Conference finals: Hall of Fame play-by-play voice Marv Albert plans to retire from broadcasting after announcing the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals on TNT, he announced Monday.

posted by BornIcon to basketball at 10:06 AM - 3 comments

May 11, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 21: End of Season Edition: There are seven nationally televised games to end the NBA regular season, starting with Heat/Celtics and Knicks/Lakers tonight on TNT. Goyoucolts leads our contest by 22 over NoMich with the rest of us playing for our next contracts. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 01:04 PM - 12 comments

May 06, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 20: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition: There are six national games to pick this week, beginning with tonight's TNT doubleheader of Nets/Mavericks and Lakers/Clippers. Goyoucolts holds on to first, 46 points ahead of NoMich. Make your picks, ladies and germs.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:03 AM - 11 comments

April 26, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 19: Knicks on Fire Edition: An eight-game TV week begins Tuesday night when the Mavs visit the Warriors and stretches to next Monday night with an ESPN doubleheader. Despite nine straight wins there's no national Knickerbockers. In our contest, Goyoucolts takes a 60-point lead, winning the week with 45. NoMich is in second and jjzucal third. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:26 PM - 8 comments

April 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 18: 7 A.M. at a Strip Club Edition: There are eight NBA games to pick this week, beginning with tonight's TNT doubleheader of 76ers/Bucks and Lakers/Mavs. We have a new leader as Goyoucolts scores 100 and climbs into first, leading NoMich by 47. Make your picks and remember that it's never a good idea to walk out of a strip club and see daylight.

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April 15, 2021

LaMarcus Aldridge Retires from NBA Over Heart Ailment: After experiencing an irregular heartbeat, Brooklyn Nets center LaMarcus Aldridge abruptly ended his 15-season NBA career. Aldridge joined the team two weeks ago after taking a buyout from the San Antonio Spurs. He's a seven-time All-Star. He called the heart problem experienced during a game "one of the scariest things I've experienced."

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April 13, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 17: Everybody Hates the Play-In Edition: There's a smorgasbord of 14 NBA games to pick this week, starting with tonight's Clippers/Pacers and Celtics/Blazers doubleheader on TNT. Our contest now has a six-point margin between NoMich in first and Goyoucolts in second. Howard_T wins the week with 37 while four of us scored in the single digits. Make your picks.

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April 11, 2021

Alex Rodriguez, Mark Lore Buying Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx: A $1.5 billion deal is being finalized for Alex Rodriguez and billionaire Marc Lore to buy the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA's Minnesota Lynx from Glen Taylor. There are fears the new owners will relocate the team to Seattle, but so far there are reassurances that won't happen, according to the fan blog Dunking with Wolves.

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April 07, 2021

ESPN Strips Paul Pierce of Pundit Gig: The best part of Paul Pierce being fired as an ESPN basketball commentator is the part of the Instagram Live video where he compared the backside of one of the strippers to "two Boston Celtics championship trophies." One cheek is Pierce's trophy from 2008, but the second can't be any more recent than 1986.

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April 06, 2021

Baylor Bears Win First NCAA Basketball Championship: Eighteen years after taking over a program rocked by scandal, Scott Drew led Baylor to the NCAA championship in basketball over Gonzaga. It's the school's first and the state's first since Texas Western (UTEP) won in 1966. Bears guard Jared Butler had 22 points and 7 assists and was named the tournament's outstanding player.

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April 05, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 16: Pittsburgh Pisces Edition: There are nine national TV games in the NBA this week, starting Tuesday with a TNT doubleheader of Sixers/Celtics and Bucks/Warriors and stretching all the way to Monday for an ESPN double of Lakers/Knicks and Nuggets/Warriors. NoMich leads now by only 20 as Goyoucolts pulls closer with a best of the week total of 38.

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March 30, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 15: Orlando Traded Everybody Edition: There's a five-game slate to pick this week, with doubleheaders on Wednesday and Thursday and an ABC game on Saturday. In our contest, NoMich leads by a narrower 39 points over jjzucal while Goyoucolts wins the week with 62. Make your picks.

posted by rcade to basketball at 09:46 PM - 7 comments

March 22, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 14: High Ankle Sprain Edition: There are eight national TV games this week on TNT and ESPN, beginning Tuesday night with the LeBron-less Lakers at the Pelicans. In our pickem contest, jjzucal wins the week with 38 to narrow the lead of NoMich to 61. Make your picks.

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March 17, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 13: 17-Point 6-Minute Comeback Edition: There are five games to pick this week: tonight's Bucks/Sixers and Clippers/Mavs doubleheader on ESPN followed by three games Thursday and Friday on NBA TV. In our contest, jjzucal wins the week with 45 and climbs to within 86 points of NoMich. That seems like a big lead, but so did this. The rest of us need to dig deep and find our inner Damian.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:23 AM - 8 comments

March 11, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 12: Embiid for MVP Edition: The NBA Pickem returns from the all-star break with two games on Wednesday, one on Sunday and two on Monday. NoMich leads by 69 over Goyoucolts and shares a week-best 33 with JJzucal. Make your piicks.

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March 07, 2021

New League Takes on NCAA, Offers $100K Salaries to Prep Stars: Overtime Elite, a new basketball league backed by a sports media company that films a lot of high school stars, plans to offer $100,000 salaries to around 30 of the top players, who will lose their high school and NCAA eligibility and play together. Players will also be given $100,000 scholarships if they decide later to attend college. This is just one challenge among several to the NCAA's grip on making big bucks on unpaid athletes.

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March 02, 2021

NBA Pickem Week 11: Never Shut Up Edition: There are five TV games in the NBA this week before the All-Star break, beginning tonight with a TNT doubleheader of Clippers/Celtics and Suns/Lakers. In the pickem, NoMich keeps first but Goyoucolts climbs with a week high of 64 to trail by 41. Make your picks and ignore Zlatan.

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