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.

This Week's Games 8

Denver at Philadelphia on TNT (Tuesday)
L.A. Clippers at Toronto on ESPN (Wednesday)
New Orleans at Milwaukee on ESPN (Wednesday)
Philadelphia at Boston on TNT (Thursday)
Portland at Denver on TNT (Thursday)
L.A. Lakers at Miami on ESPN (Friday)
L.A. Clippers at Minnesota on ESPN (Friday)

Teams playing more than once: Philadelphia, Denver, L.A. Clippers.

Last Week's Results

Dallas 118, New Orleans 97 (15 < 21 < 27)
L.A. Clippers 117, Portland 97 (14 < 20 < 26)
L.A. Lakers 121, Utah 96 (17 < 25 < 33)
Houston 119, Toronto 109 (7 < 10 < 13)
Boston 108, Denver 95 (9 < 13 < 17)
L.A. Lakers 136, Portland 113 (16 < 23 < 30)

Player Scores

Howard_T's picks

Dallas by 12, 5 points
L.A. Clippers by 16 [lock], 16 points
L.A. Lakers by 12 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 7, 8 points
Denver by 5, 0 points
L.A. Lakers by 13 [lock], 10 points

NoMich's picks

Dallas by 14 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Clippers by 12 [lock], 10 points
Toronto by 8, 0 points
Boston by 6, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 9, 5 points

rcade's picks

Dallas by 10, 5 points
L.A. Clippers by 10 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Lakers by 6, 5 points
Toronto by 5, 0 points
Denver by 7, 0 points
L.A. Lakers by 3, 5 points

scooby10672's picks

Dallas by 4 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Clippers by 8, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 2 [lock], 10 points
Toronto by 5, 0 points
Boston by 3 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Lakers by 3, 5 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Dallas by 8, 5 points
L.A. Clippers by 12, 5 points
Utah by 5, 0 points
Boston by 7, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 4, 5 points


PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
Ufez Jones22620

Picks must be submitted in this discussion before the game's tipoff. So if you miss Tuesday games you can still choose the games for the rest of the week.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:21 PM - 12 comments

The networks flexed two games this week. TNT swapped out Heat/Hawks on Tuesday in favor of Nuggets/76ers and ESPN dumped Warriors/Jazz for Clippers/Timberwolves. You know things have changed in the NBA when Golden State is a team ESPN doesn't want to broadcast.

posted by rcade at 06:25 PM on December 09, 2019

Dear rcade,
Should I have received more points for the Mavs and Clippers wins last week since I locked them? Or was I too far off on my point spreads?



posted by NoMich at 07:45 PM on December 09, 2019

Philly by 14

Toronto by 9
Milwaukee by 21

Boston by 7
Denver by 9

Miami by 5
L.A. Clippers by 14

Lizzo's thong game

posted by NoMich at 07:51 PM on December 09, 2019

Yeesh, I really need to step up my game here. People nipping at my heels.

Philly by 6

Clippers by 3
Bucks by 12 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:39 AM on December 10, 2019

Quickie for tonight. Verbose mode later.

Tuesday, Dec. 10:

Nuggets didn't look great against Celtics last week. 76ers should hold serve at home. Philadelphia by 10

tata for now.

posted by Howard_T at 06:42 PM on December 10, 2019

Philadelphia by 6

Toronto by 5
Milwaukee by 16 (dunk)

Philadelphia by 8
Denver by 8 (dunk)

L.A. Lakers by 10 (dunk)
Minnesota by 6

posted by rcade at 08:00 PM on December 10, 2019

So, has the ship sailed on my locked games from last week not being counted as locked?

posted by NoMich at 07:47 AM on December 11, 2019

It's fixed now. I overlooked your boldness.

posted by rcade at 12:49 PM on December 11, 2019


posted by NoMich at 01:04 PM on December 11, 2019


Toronto by 3
Milwaukee by 12 SLAM


Boston by 5
Denver by 7 SLAM


LA Lakers by 3
LA Clippers by 7 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 04:48 PM on December 11, 2019

Back to the important things in life. 76ers came through for me at the end, so we're off to a decent start.

Wednesday, Dec. 11:

Clippers are in the middle of a long road trip. Raptors could be a tough matchup for them. Los Angeles (non-purple) by 6

Pelicans are in Milwaukee, but not for a beer. They might need copious amounts after this game. Milwaukee by 15 SLAM

Thursday, Dec. 12:

We'll cheer for Al Horford, boo loudly for the rest, and watch some good basketball too. Boston by 5

Nuggets will have their first game at home after a road trip. Jamal Murray is hurt, but we don't know how badly. This could be a bad night for the Nuggets. Portland by 9

Friday, Dec. 13:

Lakers visit South Beach, and enjoy the Heat. Los Angeles (purple) by 13 SLAM

And in the meantime, Clippers odyssey on the road continues. Minnesota by 10

posted by Howard_T at 05:35 PM on December 11, 2019

Boston by 3
Denver by 7

Lakers by 6
Clippers by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:48 PM on December 12, 2019

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