It’s been a roller-coaster week in my daily fantasy hoops (mis)adventures. We start every Monday with $100, and seem to have alternated between winning and losing nights.
NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin has narrowed the gap just slightly on Chris Paul in voting for the second guard All-Star spot in the Western Conference.
It’s time for another Freeroll tomorrow. Pick the 8-man team you think will perform best in Friday’s games and you could win $100 cash. It’s that easy, and absolutely free. 15 people will share another $200 in consolation prizes.
We’ve been doing an awful lot of writing here at SheridanHoops on the Clippers, and you can’t blame us, eh? There are some former Buffalo Braves fans sitting through storms in the snow belt in Western New York who are in their glory, not to mention a bunch of folks down the road in San Diego who recall the powder blue days of yore.
There wasn’t a 50-point showing – heck, there wasn’t even a 40-point outing! – on Christmas this year, but the NBA provided a quintuplet of matchups that helped to put things in perspective through nearly two months of the season. SheridanHoops had an eye on the tube at all times. Below is an observation regarding the 10 teams who participated in the holiday’s hoops festivities: Boston Celtics: They might be hovering around the .500 mark through the first quarter of the season, but this
Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate this festive holiday. To those who don’t: “Happy Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or NBA Day.” One of the best things about Christmas Day (December 25th) is that the NBA is the only major sport on television in the US. Christmas day is a basketball fan’s refuge, with five games featuring marquee teams. This Christmas, while the first game was a blowout (with Boston Celtics prevailing over the Brooklyn Nets), the following two games (Los Angeles Lakers/New York Knicks and
There’s no question that Miami is the odds-on favorite to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Similarly, either Oklahoma City or Memphis is generally expected to survive the Western Conference playoffs. Even so, there are a pair of dark horses in each conference race that must be considered: the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers. Indeed, both of these teams have legitimate shots to turn the chalk bets into ashes.
The NBA has a superb Christmas present for basketball fans today. While the players, coaches and support staff for the ten teams involved might prefer to be at home with their families, and there’s grumbling from others who have to be there (media, arena personnel) it’s a fabulous 13-hour TV show for the rest of us. Enjoy!