March 02, 2016

Pace Mannion NBA Pick 'Em: Week 18: Eight national games this week, tipping off with Pistons/Spurs and Thunder/Clippers tonight on ESPN. Howard_T is a prognosticative juggernaut.

posted by rcade to basketball at 05:51 PM - 9 comments

ResultCHI by 5SA by 16NO by 4HOU by 14ATL by 15MEM by 17GS by 3
Margin3 to 711 to 213 to 510 to 1810 to 2012 to 222 to 4

Howard_T wins the week and expands his lead. I nail the slam dunk. Houston makes us all look bad.

Howard_TCHI3SA+++14NO6 ATL  GS50645
Ufez JonesCHI SA OKC--   ATL10MEM GS 23579
tron7CHI SA+++14NO   ATL12MEM GS 52567
NoMich SA+++18    ATL MEM12GS 42553
rcadeCHI SA+++16    ATL MEM   45538


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.Mar. 28 p.m. ETDetroit at San AntonioESPN
Wed.Mar. 210:30 p.m. ETOklahoma City at L.A. ClippersESPN
Thu.Mar. 38 p.m. ETSan Antonio at New OrleansTNT
Thu.Mar. 310:30 p.m. ETOklahoma City at Golden StateTNT
Fri.Mar. 48 p.m. ETWashington at ClevelandESPN
Fri.Mar. 410:30 p.m. ETAtlanta at L.A. LakersESPN
Sat.Mar. 58:30 p.m. ETHouston at ChicagoABC
Sun.Mar. 63:30 p.m. ETGolden State at L.A. LakersABC

Eight games this week. Golden State's on a six-game winning streak and has won 9 of 10, so the Thunder and woeful Lakers have their work cut out for them. Tonight's Oklahoma City/L.A. Clippers game looks like a good 'un. Cleveland hosts Washington. Is it weird LeBron only gets one national game?

posted by rcade at 05:51 PM on March 02, 2016

SAS by 14
OKC by 6

SAS by 14
GSW by 6

CLE by 10
ATL by 12

CHI by 6

GSW by 18

posted by NoMich at 05:57 PM on March 02, 2016

March 2
San Antonio by 13
Oklahoma City by 6

March 3
San Antonio by 12
Golden State by 8

March 4
Cleveland by 13
Atlanta by 15

March 5
Houston by 5

March 6
Golden State by 20 -- slam dunk

posted by rcade at 06:20 PM on March 02, 2016

March 2
Spurs by 14 (slam)
OKC by 7

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:52 PM on March 02, 2016

March 3
San Antonio by 7
Golden State by 12

March 4
Cleveland by 11
Atlanta by 15

March 5
Chicago by 9

March 6
Golden State by 25 - slam

posted by tron7 at 10:16 AM on March 03, 2016

At the time the pick-em was posted, I was blithely pushing my truck at about 80 mph on MA Rte 3 southbound near the interchange with Rte 128 (sorry, it's now I-95, but not to those of us who have lived here longer than 40 years) on my way to the Celtics vs Portland game. Please don't tell the MA State Police about this. The speed limit on Rte 3 is 55 mph. Of course, if you hold to 55, you place yourself in imminent danger of being destroyed by people like me. Met up with my son, enjoyed a few beers with him, really enjoyed the game, and now I'm trying to shake the effects of a nasty head cold. I don't regret missing out on last night's picks. I would have missed on the Thunder vs Clippers. I would have picked San Antonio, but most likely would have missed the spread. Oh well, let's see what we can do with the rest of the week.

03 March

San Antonio by 7
Golden State by 9

04 March

Cleveland by 12
Atlanta by 6

05 March

Chicago by 11

06 March

Golden State by 14 A SLAM, as the statues in the Star Plaza patiently await the return of Lakers' greatness.

posted by Howard_T at 02:57 PM on March 03, 2016

Shit sandwich, I missed the Spurs game. It's been (and will continue to be) a long, fraught week.

Give me GSW by 6 tonight

March 4
CLE by 7
ATL by 12

March 5
Houston by 3

March 6
GSW by 14

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:42 PM on March 03, 2016

Uh-oh for any of you Thunder fans out there. The seems to be in somewhat of a tailspin right now. 4-6 in their last 10 games with a couple of high profile choke jobs. And the Spurs are keeping pace with the Warriors. If this keeps up through the rest of the regular season, I have to say that I am really looking forward to a possible playoff meeting between these two teams. The last time I said something like that was back in the Bad Boys days.

posted by NoMich at 07:46 AM on March 04, 2016

06 March 2016

Golden State Warriors 95, Los Angeles Lakers 112

W T F ???

posted by Howard_T at 08:28 PM on March 06, 2016

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