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.

This Week's Games 19

Memphis at Houston on ESPN (Wednesday)
Boston at Utah on ESPN (Wednesday)
Portland at Indiana on TNT (Thursday)
L.A. Lakers at Golden State on TNT (Thursday)
Oklahoma City at Milwaukee on ESPN (Friday)
Denver at L.A. Clippers on ESPN (Friday)
Houston at Boston on ABC (Saturday)
Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers on ABC (Sunday)
L.A. Lakers at New Orleans on ESPN (Sunday)

Teams playing more than once: Houston, Boston, L.A. Lakers, L.A. Clippers.

Last Week's Results

Philadelphia 112, Brooklyn 104 (6 < 8 < 10)
Houston 135, Golden State 105 (21 < 30 < 39)
Oklahoma City 113, Denver 101 (8 < 12 < 16)
New Orleans 128, Portland 115 (9 < 13 < 17)
Milwaukee 119, Philadelphia 98 (15 < 21 < 27)
L.A. Lakers 114, Boston 112 (1 < 2 < 3)

Player Scores

Howard_T's picks

Philadelphia by 13 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 15 [lock], 10 points
Denver by 8, 0 points
New Orleans by 6, 5 points
Milwaukee by 15 [lock], 16 points
L.A. Lakers by 6, 5 points

NoMich's picks

Philadelphia by 7, 8 points
Houston by 14 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 8, 8 points
Portland by 7, 0 points
Milwaukee by 9, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 9, 5 points

rcade's picks

Philadelphia by 8 [lock], 20 points
Houston by 10 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 3, 5 points
New Orleans by 6, 5 points
Milwaukee by 8, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 10, 5 points

scooby10672's picks

Philadelphia by 5, 5 points
Houston by 7 [lock], 10 points
Denver by 2, 0 points
Portland by 3 [lock], -10 points
Milwaukee by 7, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 4 [lock], 10 points

Ufez Jones's picks

Philadelphia by 13 [lock], 10 points
Houston by 11 [lock], 10 points
Oklahoma City by 6, 5 points
New Orleans by 9, 8 points
Milwaukee by 10, 5 points
L.A. Lakers by 12 [lock], 10 points

Standings

PlayerTotal ScoreThis Week
Ufez Jones52748
NoMich48436
Howard_T45346
scooby1067244020
rcade43550
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 10:45 AM - 8 comments

Just have time before church (for the 2nd time today, working both services and the Bishop will be here tonight) to post picks for tonight.

Grizzlies will sing "Don't want no short people...", but Rockets just laugh and say "Ja Ja". Houston by 8

Celtics are on the end of a back-to-back and 3rd game in 4 days. Thing is, Celtics have looked really good since the All Star Game. Crossing my fingers...Boston by 5

posted by Howard_T at 04:18 PM on February 26

Man, that is a lot of games this week. Definitely the possibility of a shakeup in the standings.

Wed:
Rockets by 13 (SLAM)
Jazz by 7

Thu:
Pacers by 16 (SLAM)
Lakers by 17 (SLAM)

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:55 PM on February 26

Wednesday

Houston by 10
Boston by 2 SLAM

Thursday
Indiana by 5
LA Lakers by 11 SLAM

Friday
Milwaukee by 9
LA Clippers by 2 SLAM

Saturday
Boston by 3

Sunday

LA Clippers by 2 SLAM
LA Lakers by 4

posted by scooby10672 at 05:07 PM on February 26

WEDNESDAY
Houston by 12
Boston by 7

THURSDAY
Indiana by 5
L.A. Lakers by 16

FRIDAY
Milwaukee by 12
L.A. Clippers by 7

SATURDAY
Boston by 8

SUNDAY
L.A. Clippers by 12
L.A. Lakers by 6

posted by NoMich at 05:42 PM on February 26

Houston by 7
Utah by 6
Oklahoma City by 4
Denver by 9
Houston by 7
L.A. Clippers by 13
L.A. Lakers by 7 (dunk)

posted by rcade at 09:26 PM on February 26

Now let's see what we can do with the rest of the week. Celtics surprised me with the 4th quarter last night; when Tatum was closely defended, the rest of the team took over. Good to see.

Thursday, Feb. 27:

Trail Blazers didn't look good against Celtics on Tuesday, so although Pacers are having their own troubles, I have to go with them. Indiana by 14 SLAM

Unless Lakers voluntarily quarantine themselves for Corona Virus, this one is easy to predict. Los Angeles (purple) by 9 SLAM

Friday, Feb. 28;

Quote from some writer, "Now that Billy Donovan has players who want to be coached, he has a clue." But Thunder faces the Bucks; a clue won't be enough. Milwaukee by 11 SLAM

Doc Rivers has said recently that he doesn't know what his team really is. The result in this game depends on who's healthy. Los Angeles (non-purple) by 8

Saturday, Feb. 29 (Oh no, February is in overtime):

Rockets come to Boston for a short visit. Celtics played perhaps their worst game of the season in Houston. They've learned something since. Boston by 6

Sunday, Mar. 1:

76ers road record is dismal, and now they are without both Simmons and Embiid. Los Angeles (non-purple) by 14 SLAM

NBA would love to have this matchup in the playoffs. New Orleans by 4

posted by Howard_T at 03:58 PM on February 27

Friday:
Bucks by 14 (SLAM)
Clippers by 5

Saturday:
Celtics by 4

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:20 PM on February 28

Sunday:
Clippers by 14 (SLAM)
Pelicans by 5

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:46 AM on March 01

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