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NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

Posted on: November 20, 2008 6:12 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2008 8:16 pm
 

Hey guys - We are halfway through week 1, and as we are approaching week 2, I have the games for you to pick. From every blog after this one, we'll have results from previous weeks also - ie, next weeks blog will have week 1 results as well as asking for week 3 picks.

If you are still interested in joining, if not's too late. Join up now!

Each mid-week I will have this blog that will display past results, this weeks games, standings and any other information we may need to have on a weekly basis.

Each week I will ask the top 3 to get their picks in early and their picks will be displayed at the top of this blog - This will be a b!tch to the guys at the top, but for the rest of us - It will hopefully help keep it competitive and keep parity. Nothing worse than if a guy wins by 600 after all, it would get boring.

For this weeks picks there are quite a few "illegal games" - There should be less as the season goes on and as the standings start to pan out and we find out who the good teams are, who the average teams are and who the bad teams are.

You may only pick legal games, illegal games are games that seem to have too obvious a choice, and because there are a few we could have everyone picking the same games and picking up easy points.

I will keep the rule that each week you can pick up to 20 games per week. You don't have to pick 20, but the more games you pick the more points you stand to get. You will receive 2 points for a win and 1 extra point for picking the correct margin.

Adding another aspect to a simple pick em competition, pick the margin for a bonus point. You may know who is the better team, but how much better are they?

The margins you can choose from are as follows: 1-4, 5-8, 9-14, 15-19 and 20+.

So an example of a pick might be, Toronto vs Orlando - Orlando by 5-8.

Right, let's get to it - Illegal games for week 2 are: (in brackets is the record as at wednesday 19th)

Monday 24th
Milwaukee (5-7) @ Orlando (8-3)
New Orleans (5-4) @ LA Clippers (1-9)
Tuesday 25th
Golden State (5-7) @ Washington (1-7)
Cleveland (9-2) @ New York (6-5)
 
Oklahoma City (1-10) @ Phoenix (8-4) 
New Jersey (4-6) @ LA Lakers (9-1)
Wednesday 26th
Oklahoma City (1-10) @ Cleveland (9-2)
Charlotte (3-7) @ Toronto (5-5)
Golden State (5-6) @ Boston (10-2)
Phoenix (8-4) @ Minnesota (1-8)
Memphis (4-7) @ Utah (7-4)
Denver (7-4) @ LA Clippers (1-9)
Thursday 27th
Washington (1-7) @ Orlando (8-3)
Friday 28th
Golden State (5-6) @ Cleveland (9-2)
Philadelphia (5-5) @ Boston (10-2)
Milwaukee (5-7) @ Detroit (7-3)
Sacramento (4-8) @ Utah (7-4)
Saturday 29th
Boston (10-2) @ Charlotte (3-7)
Indiana (5-5) @ Orlando (8-3)
Atlanta (6-4) @ Washington (1-7)
Oklahoma City (1-10) @ Memphis (4-7)
Denver (7-4) @ Minnesota (1-8)
New Jersey (4-6) @ Utah (7-4)
Miami (6-5) @ LA Clippers (1-9)
Sunday 30th
New Jersey (4-6) @ Phoenix (8-4)
Toronto (5-5) @ LA Lakers (9-1)


Illegal games - you can't pick.
Legal games - you can pick.

So, here are the legal games for week 1:

Monday 24th
Philadelphia (5-5) @ Charlotte (3-7)
Houston (7-4) @ Miami (6-5)
San Antonio (5-5) @ Memphis (4-7)
Sacramento (4-8) @ Portland (6-5)
Utah (7-4) @ Chicago (5-6)
Tuesday 25th
Indiana (5-5) @ Dallas (4-7)
Wednesday 26th
Milwaukee (5-7) @ Atlanta (6-4)
Orlando (8-3) @ Philadelphia (5-5)
New York (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3)
Indiana (5-5) @ Houston (7-4)
Chicago (5-6) @ San Antonio (5-5)
New Jersey (4-6) @ Sacramento (4-8)
Miami (6-5) @ Portland (6-5)
Thursday 27th
New Orleans (5-4) @ Denver (7-4)
Friday 28th
Atlanta (6-4) @ Toronto (5-5)
Miami (6-5) @ Phoenix (8-4)
Charlotte (3-7) @ Indiana (5-5)
Minnesota (1-8) @ Oklahoma City (1-10)
Memphis (4-7) @ San Antonio (5-5)
New Orleans (5-4) @ Portland (6-5)
Saturday 29th
Golden State (5-6) @ New York (6-5)
San Antonio (5-5) @ Houston (7-4)
Dallas (4-7) @ Sacramento (4-8)
Cleveland (9-2) @ Milwaukee (5-7)
Sunday 30th
Portland (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3)
Chicago (5-6) @ Philadelphia (5-5)
Houston (7-4) @ Denver (7-4)


Any issue can discussed. If you think a game should be illegal or vice versa, comment here or PM me. Any issue at all, comment here or PM me.

You can choose whether to make your picks public by just posting them here, or you can make them private by PMing me. Picks must be in before Sunday 11.59pm EST. Picks may be changed up until Sunday 11.59pm EST - The picks I have then are final, before then you may chop and change as you please.

Thanks guys

Comments

Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2008 11:30 pm
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

I'll go with Houston (9-14) over Indiana for the Wednesday game.  29 minutes before the deadline.



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2008 8:46 pm
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

Tuesday 25th
Indiana (5-5) @ Dallas (4-7) Dallas 5-8
Wednesday 26th
Milwaukee (5-7) @ Atlanta (6-4) Atlanta 5-8
Orlando (8-3) @ Philadelphia (5-5) Philadelphia 1-4

Indiana (5-5) @ Houston (7-4) Houston 9-14
Miami (6-5) @ Portland (6-5) Miami 1-4
Sunday 30th
Portland (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3) Detroit 9-14
Chicago (5-6) @ Philadelphia (5-5) Chicago 1-4
Houston (7-4) @ Denver (7-4) Houston 1-4




Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2008 5:57 pm
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

1-4, 5-8, 9-14, 15-19 and 20+.

Monday 24th
Philadelphia
(5-5) @ Charlotte (3-7) 5-8
Houston (7-4) @ Miami (6-5) 9-14
San Antonio (5-5) @ Memphis (4-7) 5-8
Sacramento (4-8) @ Portland (6-5) 5-8
Utah (7-4) @ Chicago (5-6) 9-14

Tuesday 25th
Indiana (5-5) @ Dallas (4-7) 9-14

Wednesday 26th
Milwaukee (5-7) @ Atlanta (6-4) 5-8
Orlando (8-3) @ Philadelphia (5-5) 9-14
New York (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3) 15-19
Indiana (5-5) @ Houston (7-4) 9-14
Chicago (5-6) @ San Antonio (5-5) 5-8
New Jersey (4-6) @ Sacramento (4-8) 5-8
Miami (6-5) @ Portland (6-5) 9-14

Thursday 27th
New Orleans (5-4) @ Denver (7-4) 9-14

Friday 28th
Atlanta (6-4) @ Toronto (5-5) 5-8
Miami (6-5) @ Phoenix (8-4) 9-14
Charlotte (3-7) @ Indiana (5-5) 9-14
Minnesota (1-8) @ Oklahoma City (1-10) 5-8
Memphis (4-7) @ San Antonio (5-5) 9-14
New Orleans (5-4) @ Portland (6-5) 9-14




Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2008 6:34 am
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

Here's my last few picks: Houston over Indiana by 5-8 for the mistaken game, Thursday 27th: Denver over New Orleans by 1-4. Tuesday 25th:Indiana over Dallas by 1-4 and Saturday 29th: Dallas over Sacremento by 9-14.



Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2008 8:46 pm
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

CORRECTION: On the legal games for Wednesday, I wrote Atlanta @ Houston. The game is actually Indiana (5-5) @ Houston.

The game will remain legal. I will send out PMs to the participants who picked this game, and they will have until monday 11.59pm EST to get that pick into me.




Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2008 1:48 am
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

Monday 24th
Philadelphia (5-5) @ Charlotte (3-7)  Philadelphia 5-8
Houston (7-4) @ Miami (6-5)  Miami 5-8
San Antonio (5-5) @ Memphis (4-7) San Antonio 5-8
Sacramento (4-8) @ Portland (6-5)  Portland 9-14
Utah (7-4) @ Chicago (5-6)      Utah 5-8
Tuesday 25th
Indiana (5-5) @ Dallas (4-7)
Wednesday 26th
Milwaukee (5-7) @ Atlanta (6-4)
Orlando (8-3) @ Philadelphia (5-5)
New York (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3)
Atlanta (6-4) @ Houston (7-4)  Houston 9-14
Chicago (5-6) @ San Antonio (5-5) Chicago 5-8
New Jersey (4-6) @ Sacramento (4-8)  New Jersey 5-8
Miami (6-5) @ Portland (6-5)  Miami  5-8
Thursday 27th
New Orleans (5-4) @ Denver (7-4)
Friday 28th
Atlanta (6-4) @ Toronto (5-5)  Toronto 5-8
Miami (6-5) @ Phoenix (8-4)  Phoenix 5-8
Charlotte (3-7) @ Indiana (5-5)  Indiana 5-8
Minnesota (1-8) @ Oklahoma City (1-10)  OKC 5-8
Memphis (4-7) @ San Antonio (5-5) San Antonio 5-8
New Orleans (5-4) @ Portland (6-5) New Orleans 5-8
Saturday 29th
Golden State (5-6) @ New York (6-5) 
San Antonio (5-5) @ Houston (7-4)  Houston 9-14
Dallas (4-7) @ Sacramento (4-8)
Cleveland (9-2) @ Milwaukee (5-7)  Cleveland 9-14
Sunday 30th
Portland (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3)  Detroit 5-8
Chicago (5-6) @ Philadelphia (5-5)  Phili 5-8
Houston (7-4) @ Denver (7-4)  Houston 5-8




Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2008 12:57 am
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

Philadelphia (5-5) @ Charlotte (3-7)- Philly by 5-8
Houston (7-4) @ Miami (6-5)- Miami by 1-4
San Antonio (5-5) @ Memphis (4-7)- San Antonio by 9-14
Sacramento (4-8) @ Portland (6-5)- Portland by 5-8
Utah (7-4) @ Chicago (5-6)- Chicago by 1-4
Tuesday 25th
Indiana (5-5) @ Dallas (4-7)- Dallas by 5-8
Wednesday 26th
Milwaukee (5-7) @ Atlanta (6-4)- Atlanta by 9-14
Orlando (8-3) @ Philadelphia (5-5)- Orlando by 5-8
New York (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3)- Detroit by 9-14
Atlanta (6-4) @ Houston (7-4)- Atlanta by 1-4
Chicago (5-6) @ San Antonio (5-5)- San Antonio by 5-8
New Jersey (4-6) @ Sacramento (4-8)- Sacramento by 1-4
Miami (6-5) @ Portland (6-5)- Portland by 9-14
Thursday 27th
New Orleans (5-4) @ Denver (7-4)- New Orleans by 5-8
Friday 28th
Atlanta (6-4) @ Toronto (5-5)- Toronto by 1-4
Miami (6-5) @ Phoenix (8-4)- Phoenix by 5-8
Charlotte (3-7) @ Indiana (5-5)- Indiana by 5-8
Minnesota (1-8) @ Oklahoma City (1-10)- Minnesota by 1-4
Memphis (4-7) @ San Antonio (5-5)- San Antonio by 9-14
New Orleans (5-4) @ Portland (6-5)- Portland by 1-4
Saturday 29th
Golden State (5-6) @ New York (6-5)- Golden State by 5-8
San Antonio (5-5) @ Houston (7-4)- Houston by 5-8
Dallas (4-7) @ Sacramento (4-8)- Dallas by 1-4
Cleveland (9-2) @ Milwaukee (5-7)- Cleveland by 9-14
Sunday 30th
Portland (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3)- Detroit by 5-8
Chicago (5-6) @ Philadelphia (5-5)- Philly by 1-4
Houston (7-4) @ Denver (7-4)- Denver by 5-8

Whoops missed that 20 games rule. Here take out the crossed out ones.




Since: Jan 20, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2008 12:54 am
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

Monday 24th
Philadelphia (5-5) @ Charlotte (3-7)- Philly by 5-8
Houston (7-4) @ Miami (6-5)- Miami by 1-4
San Antonio (5-5) @ Memphis (4-7)- San Antonio by 9-14
Sacramento (4-8) @ Portland (6-5)- Portland by 5-8
Utah (7-4) @ Chicago (5-6)- Chicago by 1-4
Tuesday 25th
Indiana (5-5) @ Dallas (4-7)- Dallas by 5-8
Wednesday 26th
Milwaukee (5-7) @ Atlanta (6-4)- Atlanta by 9-14
Orlando (8-3) @ Philadelphia (5-5)- Orlando by 5-8
New York (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3)- Detroit by 9-14
Atlanta (6-4) @ Houston (7-4)- Atlanta by 1-4
Chicago (5-6) @ San Antonio (5-5)- San Antonio by 5-8
New Jersey (4-6) @ Sacramento (4-8)- Sacramento by 1-4
Miami (6-5) @ Portland (6-5)- Portland by 9-14
Thursday 27th
New Orleans (5-4) @ Denver (7-4)- New Orleans by 5-8
Friday 28th
Atlanta (6-4) @ Toronto (5-5)- Toronto by 1-4
Miami (6-5) @ Phoenix (8-4)- Phoenix by 5-8
Charlotte (3-7) @ Indiana (5-5)- Indiana by 5-8
Minnesota (1-8) @ Oklahoma City (1-10)- Minnesota by 1-4
Memphis (4-7) @ San Antonio (5-5)- San Antonio by 9-14
New Orleans (5-4) @ Portland (6-5)- Portland by 1-4
Saturday 29th
Golden State (5-6) @ New York (6-5)- Golden State by 5-8
San Antonio (5-5) @ Houston (7-4)- Houston by 5-8
Dallas (4-7) @ Sacramento (4-8)- Dallas by 1-4
Cleveland (9-2) @ Milwaukee (5-7)- Cleveland by 9-14
Sunday 30th
Portland (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3)- Detroit by 5-8
Chicago (5-6) @ Philadelphia (5-5)- Philly by 1-4
Houston (7-4) @ Denver (7-4)- Denver by 5-8



Since: Mar 14, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2008 10:37 pm
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

Big ups to North Harbour for the logistical pain it must be to run such a contest. I'm having fun off your Chirs Paul worthy assist and I thank you for the work you are putting in to run this.

Monday 24th

Philadelphia (5-5) @ Charlotte (3-7) - 76ers by 5-8
San Antonio (5-5) @ Memphis (4-7) - Spurs by 1-4
Sacramento (4-8) @ Portland (6-5) - Blazers by 9-14
Utah (7-4) @ Chicago (5-6) - Jazz by 1-4
Tuesday 25th
Indiana (5-5) @ Dallas (4-7) - Mavs by 9-14
Wednesday 26th
Milwaukee (5-7) @ Atlanta (6-4) - Hawks by 5-8
New York (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3) - Pistons by 9-14
Chicago (5-6) @ San Antonio (5-5) - Spurs by 5-8
New Jersey (4-6) @ Sacramento (4-8) - Kings by 5-8
Miami (6-5) @ Portland (6-5) - Blazers by 9-14
Thursday 27th
New Orleans (5-4) @ Denver (7-4) - Hornets by 5-8
Friday 28th
Charlotte (3-7) @ Indiana (5-5) - Pacers by 5-8
Memphis (4-7) @ San Antonio (5-5) - Spurs by 5-8
New Orleans (5-4) @ Portland (6-5) - Blazers by 1-4
Saturday 29th
Golden State (5-6) @ New York (6-5) - Warriors by 9-14
San Antonio (5-5) @ Houston (7-4) - Rockets by 5-8
Dallas (4-7) @ Sacramento (4-8) - Mavs by 5-8
Cleveland (9-2) @ Milwaukee (5-7) - Cavs by 5-8
Sunday 30th
Portland (6-5) @ Detroit (7-3) - Pistons by 1-4
Houston (7-4) @ Denver (7-4) - Rockets by 5-8



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2008 7:02 pm
 

NBA Pick Em Competition - Week 2 Picks

Here are my picks NH: Monday 24th: Charlotte (3-7) over Philadelphia (5-5) by 1-4, Houston (7-4) over Miami (6-5) by 5-8, Portland (6-5) over Sacramento (4-8) by 9-14, Chicago (5-6) over Utah (7-4) by 1-4. Wednesday 26th: Orlando (8-3) over Philadelphia (5-5) by 5-8, Detroit (7-3) over New York (6-5) by 9-14,Houston (7-4) over Atlanta (6-4) by 5-8, New Jersey (4-6) over Sacramento (4-8) by 1-4. Friday 28th: Phoenix (8-4) over Miami (6-5) by 5-8, Indiana (5-5) over Charlotte (3-7) by 1-4, San Antonio (5-5) over Memphis (4-7) by 5-8, New Orleans (5-4) over Portland (6-5) by 1-4). Saturday 29th: Golden State (5-6) over New York(6-5) by 9-14, Houston (7-4) over San Antonio (5-5) by 5-8, Cleveland (9-2) over Milwaukee (5-7) by 9-14. Sunday 30th: Detroit (7-3) over Portland (6-5) by 1-4, Philadelphia (5-5) over Chicago (5-6) by 9-14,Denver (7-4) over Houston (7-4) by 1-4.


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