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.

This Week's Games 13

Brooklyn at Philadelphia on ESPN (Wednesday)
Portland at Houston on ESPN (Wednesday)
Boston at Milwaukee on TNT (Thursday)
Denver at Golden State on TNT (Thursday)
Chicago at Philadelphia on ESPN (Friday)
Portland at Dallas on ESPN (Friday)
L.A. Clippers at New Orleans on ABC (Saturday)
L.A. Lakers at Houston on ABC (Saturday)
New Orleans at Memphis on TNT (Monday)
L.A. Lakers at Boston on TNT (Monday)
Golden State at Portland on TNT (Monday)

Teams playing more than once: Philadelphia, Houston, Portland, Boston, Golden State, New Orleans, L.A. Lakers.

Last Week's Results

Denver 107, Dallas 106 (1 < 1 < 1)
Milwaukee 107, Golden State 98 (6 < 9 < 12)
Philadelphia 109, Boston 98 (8 < 11 < 14)
Oklahoma City 113, Houston 92 (15 < 21 < 27)
New Orleans 123, New York 111 (8 < 12 < 16)
L.A. Lakers 129, Dallas 114 (10 < 15 < 20)

Player Scores

Howard_T's picks

Dallas by 7, 0 points
Milwaukee by 13 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 14 [lock], -10 points
New Orleans by 6, 5 points
Dallas by 9, 0 points

NoMich's picks

Denver by 7, 5 points
Milwaukee by 12 [lock], 16 points
Philadelphia by 6, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 7, 5 points
New Orleans by 5, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 9, 5 points

rcade's picks

Dallas by 7, 0 points
Milwaukee by 8 [lock], 16 points
Philadelphia by 4, 5 points
Oklahoma City by 6, 5 points
New York by 6, 0 points
L.A. Lakers by 9, 5 points

scooby10672's picks

New Orleans by 3 [lock], 10 points
L.A. Lakers by 2, 5 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Dallas by 5, 0 points
Milwaukee by 15 [lock], 10 points
Philadelphia by 8, 8 points
Houston by 4, 0 points
New Orleans by 9 [lock], 16 points
Dallas by 8, 0 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
NoMich34841
Ufez Jones34234
Howard_T2985
scooby1067227815
rcade23131
Goyoucolts620

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 08:06 PM - 8 comments

WEDNESDAY
Philadelphia by 9
Houston by 14

posted by NoMich at 09:04 PM on January 14

Wednesday:
76ers by 11 (SLAM)
Rockets by 9

Thursday:
Bucks by 10
Nuggets by 14 (SLAM)

Friday:
76ers by 14 (SLAM)
Mavericks by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:21 PM on January 15

Last week surprised me. The surprise is that I actually came out with a plus score, and had I not been too late to enter a pick on Boston vs Philadelphia, I would certainly been in negative territory. Maybe this week will go better.

Wednesday, Jan. 15:

Kyrie is back and Embiid isn't. So? Philadelphia by 9

Rockets are at home on the second night of a back-to-back with travel after a tough loss to Memphis. Rest advantage to Portland, but they're too inconsistent to make use of it. Houston by 12 SLAM

Thursday, Jan. 16:

This does not look good for Celtics. He is out tonight against Detroit with "tendinitis", but he is expected to go against Bucks. In addition to Tatum and a rest disadvantage, Daniel Theis has been hurt, and he would be the main low post defender. Milwaukee by 14 SLAM

Warriors have to face a team that is #6 in the power rankings, but one that has under-performed on occasion. They face a cross-country trip from Boston to play this end of a back-to-back. Still, the Warriors have just not been good. Golden State by 8

Friday, Jan. 17:

Bulls will charge at the matador's cape, but they will not lay a horn on him. They hung around long enough against Celtics Monday to make something of a game out of it, but the 4th quarter was extended garbage time. Philadelphia by 11 SLAM

The grand tour of Texas continues for Trail Blazers, but the results won't get much better. Dallas is without Poryzingis, but Doncic makes up for that. Dallas by 10

Saturday, Jan. 18:

Behold, Zion, we await the day of thy coming. Zion will arrive, just not for this one. Los Angeles (non-purple) by 12

Meanwhile, just little way to the west, another invader from LA comes in. This could actually be a tight game, but one team has too much talent. Los Angeles (purple) by 6

Monday, Jan 20:

Do bears eat Pelicans? Bears will eat anything they want. Ja Morant can actually play some hoop. Memphis by 11

It has been a blood rivalry back to my teens, about 60 years, and in Boston it never seems to diminish. This time both teams have legitimate post-season chances, and sub-plots abound. Celtics will have been at home for several days, while Lakers are on the road. I see no rest advantage here, though. Boston by 4

Up the left coast go the Warriors. There they will blaze no new trail. Portland by 15 SLAM

posted by Howard_T at 04:34 PM on January 15

Thursday

Milwaukee by 8 SLAM Denver by 7

Friday

Philadelphia by 8 SLAM Dallas by 7

Saturday

LA Clippers by 3 SLAM LA Lakers by 3

Monday

Memphis by 3 SLAM LALakers by 3 Portland by 8 SLAM

posted by scooby10672 at 04:41 PM on January 16

THURSDAY
Milwackeeee by 11,000.0258
Denver by 13

Well, I messed this day up, but I at least got the Denver score in before gametime.

FRIDAY
Philadelphia by 8
Dallas by 11

SATURDAY
New Orleans by 7
L.A. Lakers by 8

MONDAY
Memphis by 7
L.A. Lakers by 8
Portland by 18

posted by NoMich at 09:42 PM on January 16

Philadelphia by 9
Dallas by 2
L.A. Clippers by 10
L.A. Lakers by 5

posted by rcade at 08:23 PM on January 17

Saturday:
Clips by 6
Rockets by 8

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:19 PM on January 18

Monday:
Pelicans by 4
Lakers by 6
Trail Blazers by 9

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:07 PM on January 20

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