One day after getting almost everything right, my Wednesday picks were as off-target as a DeAndre Jordan free throw. Just kidding, big guy. Jordan and Chris Paul slowed down the Russell Westbrook MVP Express and beat the Thunder on a night of NBA surprises.
Tuesday’s best of six NBA games is the Cavaliers in Dallas. LeBron James $10500 was relatively quiet in an easy win on Saturday, one night after getting smothered by great defence in a loss to the soaring Hawks. The King seems about ready to break out with a triple-double.
It happens every spring: The snow melts, the birds start chirping, the cherry trees eventually blossom … and the Spurs start looking their best. We have gotten a small sample size of it over the first few days of March, and with five weeks now remaining in the season, I will be so bold as to predict that San Antonio will finish with one of the top four records in the West and end up defending their title in Game 1
The NBA schedule now features a TV doubleheader on ABC each Sunday, and today’s 1:00 Eastern start is a terrific game. The Clippers have lost three in a row and will be determined to end that mini-slide, but they are up against an even more desperate team in Oklahoma City.
As good as the Spurs have been during the last 16 years, there is an inevitable point each season when gloomy forecasts surface. We had one here recently. At times, doubts are legitimate. The Spurs have won five titles, but 11 other times, they had problems that kept them from winning, although some of those can be traced to the excellence of opponents. When a team like the Lakers had Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in their primes, losing to them was
Every time someone summons up the nerve to ask, “What’s wrong with the Spurs?” the defending NBA champions have provided an emphatic response: Nothing. They did it in November, beating the Clippers and Warriors on the road on consecutive nights after losses to Houston and New Orleans. They did it again in December, beating the Clippers to end a four-game losing streak that included back-to-back excruciating triple-overtime losses. And they did it again last night, beating the Rockets for the first time
Merry Christmas! Hope everyone is enjoying a day off and gets some quality time with family and friends. Thursday is a five-game showcase for the NBA, starting at noon Eastern, and the $200K Holiday Classic at Draft Kings will make someone $25,000 richer.
The NBA takes off Christmas Eve, so there are no games or daily action this evening. To celebrate the return of pro hoops on Thursday, the $200K Holiday Classic at Draft Kings will make someone $25,000 richer.