December 08, 2015

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em Contest: Week 7: Six games on slate this week, tipping off at 7 p.m. Eastern Wednesday with Chicago at Boston. First prize in SportsFilter's NBA Pick 'Em contest is an official ABA game ball.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:27 PM - 13 comments

ResultMIA by 2SA by 20NY by 17NO by 6
Margin1 to 314 to 2412 to 224 to 8

Goyoucolts picks the right week not to pick. All six slam dunks lose (++) when the Pelicans throw off the yoke of tyranny and upset the Cavaliers.

Ufez Jones SA NY CLE-- 5164
Howard_T  NY12CLE-- 3159
rcade  NY CLE-- 0154
tron7 SANY CLE-- 5147
NoMichMIA NY CLE-- 5132
Goyoucolts     0116


Pick the winner and spread for each game. Score 5 points if the team wins, 3 more points if your spread is close and another 2 if you hit the spread exactly.

At your option, make one game a slam dunk to triple your score in victory or lose 5 points in defeat.

Read the detailed rules on the first week's post.

If SportsFilter is down and you need to submit your picks, you can send them in email to me.

This Week's Games

Wed.Dec. 97 p.m. ETChicago at BostonESPN
Wed.Dec. 99:30 p.m. ETAtlanta at DallasESPN
Thu.Dec. 108 p.m. ETL.A. Clippers at ChicagoTNT
Thu.Dec. 1010:30 p.m. ETNew York at SacramentoTNT
Fri.Dec. 117 p.m. ETMiami at IndianaESPN
Fri.Dec. 119:30 p.m. ETL.A. Lakers at San AntonioESPN

A normal six-game slate this week with lots of competitive games. The Celtics look for a fourth straight win at home against a Bulls team that has lost two straight. The better-than-expected Mavericks host the worse-than-expected Hawks with close to identical records. The Kobe Bryant farewell tour makes a stop in San Antonio.

posted by rcade at 05:27 PM on December 08, 2015

I don't know if this will serve to only muddy the guessing waters, but here is CBS's full injury report.

posted by NoMich at 05:37 PM on December 08, 2015

Thanks for the sick, lame, and lazy report, NoMich. It will help a bit. Dunleavy being absent from Chicago takes away a pretty reliable 3-point threat and a solid veteran presence on and off the floor. I will be at the Chicago vs Boston game tomorrow night, solidly rooting for the Celtics to keep the home streak alive. They are home after a long road trip on which they went 3-2, and lost to San Antonio by 3 when a last-second 3-point try missed. Teams sometimes have some difficulty in the first home game after a long road trip, so it makes the prediction a bit tough.

09 December
Boston by 5
Dallas by 8

10 December
LA Clippers by 12
Sacramento by 7

11 December
Indiana by 14
San Antonio by 22 and SLAM this one home

Happy Hanukkah to all who might be observing same.

posted by Howard_T at 07:32 PM on December 08, 2015

Wed Dec 9
Boston by 7
Atlanta by 10

Thurs Dec 10
Chicago by 6
Sacramento by 7

Friday Dec 11
Indiana by 4
San Antonio by 20 - Slam

I'm still a little surprised at how good Indiana has been. I had them winning 26 games at the start of the season but they should have that by the middle of January. I didn't see Paul George picking up right where he left off after that injury and I really didn't expect this team to be able to play defense. Their bigs getting minutes are Ian Mahinmi, Lavoy Allen, and Jordan Hill and they have a top 10 defense. I really need to watch them and see what's going on. Is Vogel just that good of a coach?

posted by tron7 at 10:15 AM on December 09, 2015

Dec. 9
Boston by 4
Dallas by 10

Dec. 10
L.A. Clippers by 6
Sacramento by 8

Dec. 11
Indiana by 8
San Antonio by 18 <-- slam dunk

posted by rcade at 11:15 AM on December 09, 2015

December 9
CHI by 6
DAL by 5

December 10
LAC by 4
NYK by 8

December 11
IND by 10
SAS by 20

posted by NoMich at 12:49 PM on December 09, 2015

Wed. Dec 9
- Boston by 13
- Dallas by 6
Thu. Dec. 10
- L.A. Clippers by 11
- Sacramento by 5
Fri. Dec. 11
- Indiana by 4
- San Antonio by 25 (slam dunk)

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:01 PM on December 09, 2015


Dec. 9
Boston by 5
Atlanta by 3

Dec. 10
Chicago by 3
Sacramento by 2

Dec. 11
Indiana by 13
San Antonio by 22

posted by rcade at 10:18 PM on December 09, 2015

Fuckin' Hawks won as well. Man, I am really terrible at guessing winners.

posted by NoMich at 09:19 AM on December 10, 2015

Eh, that Hawks/Mavs game could've gone either way. I don't think anyone led by more than five throughout the game, there were 20-ish lead changes, and there was a foul called against Wes Matthews with less than 30 seconds to go that was "questionable", to put it kindly.

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:16 AM on December 10, 2015

Hawks won as well

Mr. Cuban was, shall we say, displeased with the officiating, but then when is he not? Thanks to some unknown woman who wound up under a Red Line train on the MBTA last night I never got to the C's game. Thought for a while I would end up walking through Cambridge from Central Square to where I had parked at Alewife, but managed to decipher the bus routes. I guess nailing the spread on the Celtics was my reward.

posted by Howard_T at 05:31 PM on December 10, 2015

Tron7 is 4 for 4 this week.

posted by rcade at 01:54 PM on December 11, 2015

And now 6 for 6. Nice.

posted by rcade at 09:19 AM on December 12, 2015

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