Basketball

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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February 11, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 17: 12 Trade Edition: There are five national NBA games before All-Star Weekend. The Clippers and 76ers begin the festivities tonight on TNT. Make your picks.

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February 08, 2020

High School Team Lets Manager Play for First Time: As a reward for two years of work for the team, an Atlanta high school let its outgoing senior team manager dress for the game and get some minutes. See what Daniel Lucke of Pace Academy did with the opportunity.

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February 06, 2020

2020 NBA Trade Deadline: NBA trade deadline 2020: Feb. 6 roundup. Also, SBNation grades each transaction. Bleacher Report gives its grades for each transaction. Even The Washington Post gets in on the trade grading reportage. And the NBA All Star game draft happened today (sorry, autoplaying video here).

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February 05, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 16: Placeholder Edition: This is a placeholder. These are not the picks you're looking for.

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January 28, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 15: Kobe Bryant Edition: There are eight national NBA games to pick from Wednesday through Saturday, starting tomorrow night with Pistons at Nets. Ufez Jones grows his lead to 53 points. I win the week with 46. Huzzah! Huzzah! Make your picks.

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January 26, 2020

Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash: Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died Sunday morning along with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant was a two-time NBA Finals MVP, a one-time league MVP, eighteen time all-star and was third in NBA's all-time scoring leaders until Saturday night at 33,654 when he was passed by LeBron James.

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January 22, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 14: Here Comes Zion Edition: There are seven national NBA games on the tube this week, beginning with tonight's ESPN doubleheader of Sixers/Raptors and Spurs/Pelicans. Zion Williamson is set to make his NBA debut tonight for New Orleans. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones retakes the lead over NoMich with a 74-point week. Make your picks.

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January 14, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 13: Under Armour Embiid 1 Edition: There's a new leader in the Pace Mannion: NoMich scored 41 to pull 6 ahead of Ufez Jones. The NBA has 11 national TV games this week, including an ABC doubleheader Saturday and three on TNT Monday. The first games are Nets/76ers and Blazers/Rockets on TNT Wednesday night. Make your picks.

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January 07, 2020

NBA Pick 'Em Week 12: Reseeding Recedes Edition: There's an ESPN/TNT/ESPN sandwich of games this week from Wednesday through Friday, including two (count 'em two) featuring the Dallas Mavericks. Things are heating up in the Pace Mannion pick 'em -- Ufez Jones only leads by one point over NoMich. Howard_T wins the week with 40. Make your picks.

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December 31, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 11: Pelicans Winning Streak Edition: There are six games to forecast this week from Thursday to Monday in an NBA TV/ESPN/NBA TV sandwich. It was a blue Christmas in our contest, with a high of 5 points (Ufez) and a low of -20 (no comment). Ufez is in first with NoMich 22 behind. Make your picks. Happy New Year!

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December 24, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 10: Santa Loves Basketball Edition: There are five national NBA games on Christmas Day and two more a day later on TNT. Bucks/76ers and Clippers/Lakers are nice presents. In the Pace Mannion pick 'em, Ufez Jones leads a new second place team, NoMich, by 12. NoMich wins the week with 31. Make your picks.

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December 18, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 9: Fully Weight Bearing Edition: There are five NBA games to pick in this week's ESPN/TNT/ESPN sandwich starting tonight and a sixth game is added Saturday on NBA TV. Ufez Jones grows the first-place lead from 11 to 18 over Howard_T and Scooby wins another week with 56. Make your prognostications.

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December 09, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 8: 50 Points No Threes Edition: There are seven nationally televised NBA games this week, beginning Tuesday night when the Nuggets face the 76ers on TNT. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez stays in first Ufez Jones with 226 but Howard_T wins the week with 49 and narrows the lead from 25 to 11. Make your picks.

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December 03, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 7: Hello Melo Edition: There are six games to pick this week, beginning a day early tonight with Mavs/Pelicans and Blazers/Clippers on TNT. In our contest, Ufez Jones stays in first 25 ahead of NoMich and Scooby wins a second week in a row with 60. Make your picks.

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November 26, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 6: Turkey Week Edition: Thanksgiving is a slim week for national NBA TV games. There are two ESPN games Wednesday night and four NBA TV games to predict from Friday to Monday. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones keeps first with NoMich 25 back and Scooby10672 wins the week with an impressive 61. Make your picks.

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November 20, 2019

NBA Pick 'Em Week 5: LeBron Triple-Doubles the World Edition: There are six NBA games to pick in this delayed week starting Thursday night with Blazers/Bucks on TNT. In the Pace Mannion, Ufez Jones keeps first at 130, NoMich climbs two spots at 91 and Howard_T drops to third at 82. Make your picks and take a gander at how I managed to score a perfect 0 on four games.

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