Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Picks Challenge Finals

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Miami +6 at Detroit



FINAL MATCHUP:

Ant/Curtis (3-5)

vs.

Buh (3-4)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Picks Challenge Finals

TODAY'S LINES:

Dallas -1 at Phoenix - *Raja Bell OUT*


FINAL MATCHUP:

Ant/Curtis (3-4)

vs.

Buh (3-3)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Picks Challenge Finals

TODAY'S LINES:
Detroit +2 at Miami

RULES
15 picks total through the Conference Finals and Finals
Brodeur, mail me your pick via the U.S. Postal Service, thanks
Tiebreakers will be determined


FINAL MATCHUP:

Ant/Curtis (3-3)

vs.

Buh (3-2)

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Picks Challenge Finals

TODAY'S LINES:

Dallas +1 at Phoenix

RULES

15 picks total through the Conference Finals and Finals
Brodeur, mail me your pick via the U.S. Postal Service, thanks
Tiebreakers will be determined

FINAL MATCHUP:

Ant/Curtis (2-3)

vs.

Buh (3-1)

Friday, May 26, 2006

Picks Challenge Finals

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Phoenix +7.5 at Dallas - *Raja Bell OUT, J. Howard questionable*

RULES

  • 15 picks total through the Conference Finals and Finals
  • Brodeur, mail me your pick via the U.S. Postal Service, thanks
  • Tiebreakers will be determined

FINAL MATCHUP:

Ant/Curtis (2-1)

vs.

Buh (1-1)

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Picks Challenge Finals

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Miami +6.5 at Detroit

RULES

  • 15 picks total through the Conference Finals and Finals
  • Brodeur, mail me your pick via the U.S. Postal Service, thanks
  • Tiebreakers will be determined

FINAL MATCHUP:

Ant/Curtis (2-0)

vs.

Buh (1-1)

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Picks Challenge Finals: Game 2

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Phoenix +6 at Dallas - *Kurt Thomas, D. Diop probable*

RULES

  • 15 picks total through the Conference Finals and Finals
  • Brodeur, mail me your pick via the U.S. Postal Service, thanks
  • Tiebreakers will be determined

FINAL MATCHUP:

Ant/Curtis (1-0)

vs.

Buh (1-0)

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Picks Challenge Finals: Game 1

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Miami +5.5 at Detroit

RULES

  • 15 picks total through the Conference Finals and Finals
  • Brodeur, still email me your picks
  • Tiebreakers will be determined

FINAL MATCHUP:

Ant/Curtis (0-0)

vs.

Buh (0-0)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Picks Challenge Tie-Breaker

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Dallas +3.5 at San Antonio (8 PM)
  • LA Clippers +4 at Phoenix (10:30)

Tiebreaker: Simon, pick both games for tonight and the total points for both games. Thus, if you think both games will finish with 101-100 scores, select 402 points. Good luck


RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:

Ant/Curtis (7-8)

vs.

Simon Chan (7-8)

_________________


Buh (8-7)

defeats

Michael (7-8)




Good luck to all...

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sunday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Cleveland +8.5 at Detroit

Tiebreaker: To be determined...it will have something to do with Monday's Game 7, so check back tomorrow.


RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:

Ant/Curtis (7-8)

vs.

Simon Chan (7-8) - Done for the week

_________________


Buh (8-7)

vs.

Michael (7-7)




Good luck to all...

Friday, May 19, 2006

Friday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Detroit -5.5 at Cleveland - *Hughes questionable*
  • San Antonio +1.5 at Dallas - *Terry suspended*

RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:

Ant/Curtis (6-8)

vs.

Simon Chan (7-8) - Done for the week

_________________


Buh (6-7)

vs.

Michael (6-6)




Good luck to all...

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Thursday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Phoenix +5 at LA Clippers

RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:

Ant/Curtis (6-7)

vs.

Simon Chan (7-8) - Done for the week

_________________


Buh (6-6)

vs.

Michael (6-5)




Good luck to all...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Wednesday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Cleveland +11 at Detroit - *Hughes doubtful*
  • Dallas +5 at San Antonio


RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:


Ant/Curtis (6-7)

vs.

Simon Chan (6-7)

_________________


Buh (5-5)

vs.

Michael (6-5)




Good luck to all...

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tuesday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • New Jersey +6.5 at Miami
  • LA Clippers +5 at Phoenix - *Chris Kaman probable*


RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance. If you watched any of the DET-CLE game Sunday, it's pretty evident that's not going to happen.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:


Ant/Curtis (5-7)

vs.

Simon Chan (5-6)

_________________


Buh (3-5)

vs.

Michael (6-5)




Good luck to all...

Monday, May 15, 2006

Monday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Detroit -6 at Cleveland - *Larry Hughes OUT (personal)*
  • San Antonio +2 at Dallas - *Dirk probable (ankle)*


RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance. If you watched any of the DET-CLE game Sunday, it's pretty evident that's not going to happen.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:


Ant/Curtis (5-6)

vs.

Simon Chan (5-4)

_________________


Buh (3-5)

vs.

Michael (5-4)




Good luck to all...

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Sunday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Phoenix +5 at LA Clippers (8PM)
  • Sorry about the MIA-NJ game


RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance. If you watched any of the DET-CLE game Sunday, it's pretty evident that's not going to happen.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:


Ant/Curtis (4-6)

vs.

Simon Chan (5-4)

_________________


Buh (3-4)

vs.

Michael (4-4)




Good luck to all...

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Saturday's Playoff Picks Challeneg: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:
  • Detroit -4.5 at Cleveland
  • San Antonio +4 at Dallas

Friday, May 12, 2006

Friday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Miami +2.5 at New Jersey - *Cliff Robinson suspended (guess why)*
  • Phoenix +3.5 at LA Clippers


RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance. If you watched any of the DET-CLE game Sunday, it's pretty evident that's not going to happen.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:


Ant/Curtis (2-4)

vs.

Simon Chan (3-3)

_________________


Buh (1-3)

vs.

Michael (2-4)




Good luck to all...

RIP Justin Hughes


On Thursday, the brother of Cleveland guard Larry Hughes died at the age of 20. Justin Hughes underwent a heart transplant 10 years ago and recently suffered some set backs. The Hughes family was hopeful that doctors could correct the problem, but on Thursday those hopes came to an end. Our thought and prayers are with Larry and his family.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

KG's Future


Per Jerome’s request…

Right now, most NBA analysts would tell you that there’s a better chance of Zacarias Moussaou leading your mass this Sunday than Kevin Garnett getting shipped out of Minnesota. In fact, in an ESPN interview a few weeks ago, Ric Bucher was asked about a potential deal and gave one of those “yeah right” chuckles you get after asking out a girl who’s way out of your league. And from the Wolves’ perspective, that’s probably true. Obviously the team would rather hold onto their franchise player than deal him for 75 cents on the dollar. But when Garnett is lounging in his living room, thinking about Mark Blount botching yet another rebound, and he hears this quote from Carmelo on SportsCenter: “I don't want to be like Kevin Garnett and take eight years to get out of the first round”, what does that do to his psyche? I mean, we’re talking about a guy who broke down in a national television interview last year—a sure fire sign of mental and physical exhaustion. So in hearing ‘Melo run his mouth and knowing damn well he’s being disrespected throughout the league (nevermind by his own team), will it finally push him to request a trade? Well, if you listen to Bucher and the rest of these cynical analysts, not a chance. But c’mon now, you’re telling me if Garnett emails Kevin McHale with, “Trade me or watch me come to camp looking like Shawn Kemp, post coke binge”, the Wolves’ brass will really have a choice? I say no. Thus, I feel KG has a critical decision to make in the coming months: either demand a trade, or force the Wolves to acquire…well, you’ll see. Let’s breakdown both options.


KG Requests a Trade

At this point, Garnett’s life has transformed into that of say, a 40 year-old married man. KG’s training his ass off this off-season, lifting, working cardio, perfecting his jumper, etc. The 40 year-old, we’ll call him Frank, is still dressing sharp, working out three times a week, and eating healthy. Then one day, something snaps. Mid butterfly curl, Frank stops and thinks, “What the hell am I doing? I’m stuck with the same woman and three kids for the rest of my life, why the hell am I taking such good care of myself?” So, rather than go to the gym MWF, he starts picking up 6-packs and pork rinds after work. Rocking sport coats and button downs, out. ’85 Bears Super Bowl sweatshirts and pajama pants, in. So, what does this have to do with Garnett? Well, at some point KG has to begin to wonder why he continues to bust his ass while the Minnesota front office remains stagnant. The situation practically begs the question, why has The Big Ticket remained so loyal to such a disrespectful franchise? When is he going to get fed up and demand a trade?

So, what if it does come to this? What if KG decides, “Fuck it, I’m out”? What would be some likely destinations? Chicago would have to be one, especially with the Bulls owning enticing pieces such as Chandler, Deng, Gordon, and the Knicks’ lottery pick in the upcoming Draft. In fact, GM John Paxson would be a moron not to have guys like Jordan and Pippen shooting texts to KG that Chi-town is the place to play. But he shouldn’t need much convincing. Garnett went to high school there. If he wants to go and get the respect he deserves, what better place to play than your own backyard? Shoot, if anything, his mom will be there to heat up some Chunky soup. Okay, so let’s say a package of Chandler, BG, the Knicks’ first, and cap fodder gets it done. Chicago would obtain a franchise player; a guy with enough heart and talent to allow for Bulls’ fans move on from the Jordan era. On the other hand, Minnesota would receive two very good young players, as well as the potential #1 overall pick (Tyrus Thomas?). Thus, the two adjusted starting lineups could look something like this:

Chicago: Hinrich, Deng, Nocioni, Garnett, Sweetney/FA
Minnesota: Banks (FA), Gordon, Davis, Thomas, Chandler

In my opinion, both organizations move in necessary directions. The Bulls gain the ability to compete right away and the Wolves finally enter their long overdue rebuilding phase. Plus, the prospect of Chicago becoming an elite NBA team again should do wonders for the league.

Two other options:

Celtics.

--A team/city who desires/deserves a championship just as much as Garnett
--Owns the talent/youth to get a deal done (Jefferson, Green, lottery pick, etc.)
--A deal would create a potentially devastating duo in Garnett and Pierce

Lakers.

--Have the necessary centerpiece (Odom) to get a deal done
--If anyone can get KG a championship it’s Phil Jackson
--A deal would create a potentially devastating duo in Garnett and Kobe


KG Stays and the Wolves Make a Deal

Before I get into this, take a gander at some of the “stars” who have come and gone through the Twin Cities.

1996: Traded the rights to Ray Allen and a future 1st round pick for Stephon Marbury
1999: Traded Marbury for Terrell Brandon and 1st (Sczcerbiak)
2000: Joe Smith scandal, lost 1st round picks in ’01, ’02, ’04, and ‘05
2002: Lost Chauncey Billups to free agency (Detroit)
2003: Acquired Sam Cassell
2003: Acquired Latrell Sprewell
2005: Traded Sam Cassell for Marko Jaric and a future 1st (top 10 protected through 2010)
2005: Sprewell elects to sit out season
2005: Traded Sczcerbiak and a future 1st for Davis, Banks, and Blount

I included that Smith scandal just to further prove my point that the Minnesota front office is as worthless as a stripper with a BA from Harvard. Seriously, what have they done to give Garnett a remote shot at a title? This is like getting your girlfriend/spouse gift certificates to alternating fast food chains for her birthdays and yet she somehow stays with you. It’s about time to get her the bling she deserves, er, the compliment KG deserves. And no, I’m not talking about some Mid-Level guy who, at best, will come in, win the Most Improved award, and help the team to a 7 or 8 seed. No sir, that’s not going to cut it. Anything less than a championship won’t satisfy. Thus, this leaves the Wolves front office with only one option: go out and get that one guy who can help get it done, Allen Iverson.

In thinking about a potential AI and KG duo, doesn’t it almost make too much sense? Both players are perennial All-Stars, own an endless passion for the game, are playing in the latter halves of their careers, and yet both remain without a title. Seriously, is there any NBA fan who would object to these two pairing up? Unfortunately, I can’t take credit for launching this idea, as recent reports out of Philly are saying that a potential AI for Ricky Davis and Mark Blount deal is on the table. However, if you believe there is any truth behind that, you’re a moron. First of all, it doesn’t even work under the current CBA rules. Second of all, why on earth would the Sixers make such a ludicrous deal? Third of all, how offended would Iverson be after giving every drop of sweat he had to the Philadelphia organization and getting traded for those two? To get a deal done, a third team would have to be brought in. And since we’re in the heart of Playoff and pre-Draft season, realistic rumors probably won’t be surfacing for some time now. But in the mean time, let’s just hope and pray that KG gets his shot a title in the coming years. Because after all, over the last eleven seasons no one player has given more to this game than he has—and so if he doesn’t deserve a championship, no one does. (The same could be said for his future teammate)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Wednesday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:
  • New Jersey +8 at Miami - *Jefferson doubtful*
  • LA Clippers +4 at Phoenix

Standings up later...

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Shocker: CP3 Wins Rookie of the Year


Rather than drool over Chris Paul's rookie season (16.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 7.8 APG, 2.2 SPG), let's take some time to rip the two teams who passed on the Wake Forest product, despite being in desperate need of a PG.

Atlanta - Is it inconceivable to think that with Paul, the Hawks could of made the Playoffs this season? Slide JJ to the 2, Josh Smith mans the 3, Harrington at PF, and Zaza in the middle? That isn't a 40-win team in the East? And better still, a 50+ win team within 2-3 years? Hey Billy Knight, which package would you rather have right now? Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams, or Paul, Boris Diaw, and $70 million? I wish there were more questions of that caliber on my upcoming Series 7 exam.

Utah - Count me amongst those who thought Deron Williams would be a perfect fit for the Jazz (and he very well may still be). But at this point, there is no contest over who looks to be the better pro between him and CP. Think about it--Paul nearly led a team to the Playoffs that wasn't supposed to win 20 games, whereas Williams led a team to the lottery that most predicted as a 7 or 8 seed. Now sure, Jerry Sloan didn't give Williams anywhere near the freedom that Paul had in New Orleans, but there had to be a reason behind that, right? You don't get stuck behind Keith McLeod and Milt Palacio for no reason (and no, I don't believe that crap about Sloan keeping DW behind just because he's a rookie). Now again, don't think I'm writing off Williams after one season because I do think he's going to make for a solid pro. But at the same time, I project Deron's ceiling to be in the Mike Bibby-range, whereas one has to believe that the sky's the limit for Paul. And anytime you could have had that latter player, you can't help but second guess yourself.


And for your amusement, here are a few quotes that I'd like to comment on:

"I couldn't have asked for a better rookie season." --Paul

Umm, weren't you guys holding the 5 seed at the All-Star Break? Wouldn't it have been better to make the Playoffs rather than to not make the Playoffs? Seems that CP has been hanging out with J.R. Smith a lot this offseason.

"I learned a long time ago that the difference in a good player and a great player is character, and Chris Paul is character right from the soles of his feet to the top of his head." -George Shinn, team owner

And what about his right hand? You know, the one that grabbed that dude's nuts right before the 2005 ACC Tournament? Does that have a lot of character?

Tuesday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Cleveland +10.5 at Detroit
  • Dallas +3 at San Antonio - *Tony Parker questionable (hip)*


RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance. If you watched any of the DET-CLE game Sunday, it's pretty evident that's not going to happen.


FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:


Ant/Curtis (0-2)

vs.

Simon Chan (0-2)

_________________


Buh (1-1)

vs.

Michael (0-2)




Good luck to all...

Monday, May 08, 2006

Monday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Final 4

TODAY'S LINES:

  • New Jersey +4.5 at Miami
  • LA Clippers +5.5 at Phoenix


RULES

1) Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it. Curtis and I will post our picks right before the tip of the first game.

2) This round will last two weeks. You must make 15 picks over that span. As usual, the games that you're short of 15 will be counted as losses. Thus, I would load up on games early so that you're not left scrambling in the latter half of next week. Keep in mind that there are only 24 guarenteed games over the next two weeks and that's assuming each series goes the distance. If you watched any of the DET-CLE game yesterday, it's pretty evident that's not going to happen.


ELITE 8 RECAP
After much deliberation, I've decided to eliminate Barry Wang after making only 3 picks last week. The only reason he would have advanced is because Jerm was too busy to pick any games. Thus, that leaves me with a predicament. Who takes his place? Well, I've ultimately decided on Buh because Michael emailed me with his DET pick yesterday at 3:56 PM. Granted, Cleveland was winning the game at that juncture, but still, the pick was late. Thus, I've decided to let Buh take on Michael for one more week to see who can make it to the finals. Thanks for all of you who participated this year and keep checking the site for updates. They should be coming...


ELITE 8 RESULTS:

8 - Anthony/Curtis (8-7) def.

1 - Johnny Whitewater (5-10)


4 - Simon Chan (9-6) def.

5 - Zach (8-7)


3 - Barry Wang (2-13)--eliminated

6 - Jerm (0-15) --eliminated


7 - Michael (9-6) def.

2 - BUH (8-7)




FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS:

Ant/Curtis

vs.

Simon Chan


Buh

vs.

Michael




Good luck to all...

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Sunday's Picks Challenge Tournament: Elite 8

TODAY'S LINES:
  • Dallas +4.5 at San Antonio (1 PM)
  • Cleveland +10.5 at Detroit (3:30 PM)



IMPORTANT NOTE: Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it.

NOTE 2: There are only 5 guaranteed games left to be played this week. In total, there are 10 possible games, including potential 2nd round matchups on either Saturday or Sunday. Thus, it would be wise to load up on picks now so you don't finish shy of the mandatory 15.



MATCHUPS:

1 - Johnny Whitewater (5-6)
vs.
8 - Anthony/Curtis (6-6)


4 - Simon Chan (9-4)
vs.
5 - Zach (8-3)


3 - Barry Wang (2-1)
vs.
6 - Jerm (0-0)


2 - BUH (8-6)
vs.
7 - Michael (8-3)


PS- If you lose this week, you may still be in this thing. If Jerm and Barry don't get their picks in, I'll just take two of you who are making the effort this week. If anyone thinks that's cheap, eat me.




Good luck to all, except Whitewater...

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Saturday's Playoff Picks Challenge: Elite 8

TODAY'S LINES:

  • LA Lakers +6 at Phoenix



IMPORTANT NOTE: Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it.

NOTE 2: There are only 5 guaranteed games left to be played this week. In total, there are 10 possible games, including potential 2nd round matchups on either Saturday or Sunday. Thus, it would be wise to load up on picks now so you don't finish shy of the mandatory 15.



MATCHUPS:

1 - Johnny Whitewater (5-6)
vs.
8 - Anthony/Curtis (6-5)


4 - Simon Chan (9-4)
vs.
5 - Zach (8-3)


3 - Barry Wang (2-1)
vs.
6 - Jerm (0-0)


2 - BUH (7-6)
vs.
7 - Michael (8-2)


PS- If you lose this week, you may still be in this thing. If Jerm and Barry don't get their picks in, I'll just take two of you who are making the effort this week. If anyone thinks that's cheap, eat me.




Good luck to all, except Whitewater...

Friday, May 05, 2006

Friday's Picks Challenge Tournament: Elite 8

TODAY'S LINES:

  • Cleveland +5 at Washington
  • San Antonio -2.5 at Sacramento



IMPORTANT NOTE: Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it.

NOTE 2: There are only 5 guaranteed games left to be played this week. In total, there are 10 possible games, including potential 2nd round matchups on either Saturday or Sunday. Thus, it would be wise to load up on picks now so you don't finish shy of the mandatory 15.



MATCHUPS:

1 - Johnny Whitewater (5-6)
vs.
8 - Anthony/Curtis (5-4)


4 - Simon Chan (7-4)
vs.
5 - Zach (5-2)


3 - Barry Wang (0-1)
vs.
6 - Jerm (0-0)


2 - BUH (6-5)
vs.
7 - Michael (6-2)


PS- If you lose this week, you may still be in this thing. If Jerm and Barry don't get their picks in, I'll just take two of you who are making the effort this week. If anyone thinks that's cheap, eat me.




Good luck to all, except Whitewater...

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Picks Challenge Tournament: Elite Eight

TODAY'S LINES:

  • New Jersey +1 at Indiana
  • Miami -1.5 at Chicago
  • Phoenix +4 at LA Lakers



IMPORTANT NOTE: Everyone must now stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at nbasource@hotmail.com. If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it.

NOTE 2: There are only 5 guaranteed games left to be played this week. In total, there are 10 possible games, including potential 2nd round matchups on either Saturday or Sunday. Thus, it would be wise to load up on picks now so you don't finish shy of the mandatory 15.



MATCHUPS:

1 - Johnny Whitewater (3-5)
vs.
8 - Anthony/Curtis (3-3)


4 - Simon Chan (4-4)
vs.
5 - Zach (5-2)


3 - Barry Wang (0-1)
vs.
6 - Jerm (0-0)


2 - BUH (4-4)
vs.
7 - Michael (4-1)


PS- If you lose this week, you may still be in this thing. If Jerm and Barry don't get their picks in, I'll just take two of you who are making the effort this week. If anyone thinks that's cheap, eat me.




Good luck to all, except Whitewater...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Picks Challenge Tournament: Elite Eight

TODAY'S LINES:
  • Milwaukee +11.5 at Detroit
  • Washington +5.5 at Cleveland


IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting tomorrow, everyone must stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at APeretore@gmail.com If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it.

NOTE 2: There are only 7 guaranteed games left to be played this week. In total, there are 14 possible games, but that's assuming each of the remaining series goes to 7. Thus, it would be wise to load up on picks now so you don't finish shy of the mandatory 15.



MATCHUPS:

1 - Johnny Whitewater (3-3)
vs.
8 - Anthony/Curtis (3-2)


4 - Simon Chan (4-2)
vs.
5 - Zach (3-2)


3 - Barry Wang (0-0)
vs.
6 - Jerm (0-0)


2 - BUH (3-3)
vs.
7 - Michael (2-1)




Good luck to all, except Whitewater...

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Picks Challenge Tournament: Elite Eight

TODAY'S LINES:
  • Indiana +7 at New Jersey - *Peja doubtful, Foster, Tinsley questionable*
  • Chicago +8.5 at Miami - *Chandler questionable*
  • Sacramento +9 at San Antonio
  • LA Lakers +6.5 at Phoenix


IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting tomorrow, everyone must stop posting their picks in the comment section and instead, email me them at APeretore@gmail.com If you haven't figured out why this is the case, don't worry about it.

NOTE 2: There are only 10 guaranteed games left to be played this week. In total, there are 18 possible games, but that's assuming each of the remaining series goes to 7. Thus, it would be wise to load up on picks now so you don't finish shy of the mandatory 15.



MATCHUPS:

1 - Johnny Whitewater (1-1)
vs.
8 - Anthony/Curtis (2-0)


4 - Simon Chan (2-0)
vs.
5 - Zach (0-1)


3 - Barry Wang (0-0)
vs.
6 - Jerm (0-0)


2 - BUH (2-0)
vs.
7 - Michael (0-0)




Good luck to all, except Whitewater...

Monday, May 01, 2006

Picks Challenge Tournament: Elite Eight

Pending the site isn't internally destroyed by Dirk and/or Curtis, we will begin the first round of the Picks Challenge Tournament tonight. It was a tough decision on how many games to pick this week, and I've concluded that it's not safe to go with any more than 15. By my calculation, there is the possibility of 26 games being played this week, but only 13 of which are guarenteed. Thus, I feel that 15 is most logical. We will play a head-to-head format and the team with the most victories for the week will advance. The tie-breaker game will be announced later in the week.

MATCHUPS:

(1) Johnny Whitewater
vs.
(8) Anthony/Curtis

(4) Simon Chan
vs.
(5) Zach

(3) Barry Wang
vs.
(6) Jerm

(2) BUH
vs.
(7) Michael


TODAY'S LINES:
  • Dallas -2.5 at Memphis - *Eddie Jones questionable*
  • Detroit -7 at Milwaukee - *R. Hamilton, B. Simmons probable*
  • Denver +6 at LA Clippers - *K. Martin suspended*
  • I would not recommend taking just 1 game per night. Remember, we don't know how long these series are going to last.



Good luck to all, except Whitewater...