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Random NBA Fan’s Week 25 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  For Week 25 (Monday, April 13 through Wednesday, April 15 – the final week of the regular season), I correctly predicted 15 of the 29 games that were played.  Every team, except for the Phoenix Suns (whose one game I failed to predict correctly), played two games this week and I correctly predicted the results of those games for 10 teams: the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Washington Wizards.  And in addition to the Phoenix Suns, I also incorrectly predicted the games played by nine other teams: the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma City Thunder, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors.

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
4/13/2015 Houston Rockets Charlotte Hornets Rockets Rockets
4/13/2015 Detroit Pistons Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
4/13/2015 Milwaukee Bucks Philadelphia 76ers 76ers Bucks
4/13/2015 New York Knicks Atlanta Hawks Knicks Knicks
4/13/2015 Chicago Bulls Brooklyn Nets Bulls Bulls
4/13/2015 Orlando Magic Miami Heat Heat Heat
4/13/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Pelicans
4/13/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Oklahoma City Thunder Trail Blazers Thunder
4/13/2015 Dallas Mavericks Utah Jazz Jazz Jazz
4/13/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Sacramento Kings Lakers Kings
4/13/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
4/13/2015 Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
4/14/2015 Toronto Raptors Boston Celtics Raptors Celtics
4/14/2015 Washington Wizards Indiana Pacers Pacers Pacers
4/14/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Phoenix Suns Suns Clippers
4/15/2015 Atlanta Hawks Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
4/15/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
4/15/2015 Utah Jazz Houston Rockets Jazz Rockets
4/15/2015 Indiana Pacers Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
4/15/2015 Boston Celtics Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Celtics
4/15/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Thunder
4/15/2015 San Antonio Spurs New Orleans Pelicans Spurs Pelicans
4/15/2015 Orlando Magic Brooklyn Nets Magic Nets
4/15/2015 Washington Wizards Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
4/15/2015 Detroit Pistons New York Knicks Knicks Pistons
4/15/2015 Miami Heat Philadelphia 76ers Heat Heat
4/15/2015 Charlotte Hornets Toronto Raptors Hornets Raptors
4/15/2015 Denver Nuggets Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
4/15/2015 Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Kings
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Random NBA Fan’s Week 12 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  For Week 12 (Monday, January 12 through Sunday, January 18), I correctly predicted just 23 of the 48 games that were played and had a sub-.500 record for the second time this season.  But despite finishing below .500 and getting every game that involved the Los Angeles Clippers (3), Portland Trail Blazers (3) and Washington Wizards (4) wrong, I did correctly predict every game involving the Charlotte Hornets (2), Dallas Mavericks (3), Indiana Pacers (3), Milwaukee Bucks (1), New York Knicks (1) and Utah Jazz (3).

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
1/12/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Boston Celtics Pelicans Celtics
1/12/2015 Houston Rockets Brooklyn Nets Rockets Rockets
1/12/2015 Detroit Pistons Toronto Raptors Raptors Pistons
1/12/2015 Orlando Magic Chicago Bulls Bulls Magic
1/13/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Indiana Pacers Timberwolves Timberwolves
1/13/2015 Atlanta Hawks Philadelphia 76ers Hawks Hawks
1/13/2015 San Antonio Spurs Washington Wizards Spurs Wizards
1/13/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Phoenix Suns Cavaliers Suns
1/13/2015 Golden State Warriors Utah Jazz Warriors Warriors
1/13/2015 Dallas Mavericks Sacramento Kings Mavericks Mavericks
1/13/2015 Miami Heat Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Heat
1/14/2015 San Antonio Spurs Charlotte Hornets Spurs Spurs
1/14/2015 Houston Rockets Orlando Magic Rockets Magic
1/14/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Brooklyn Nets Nets Grizzlies
1/14/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Detroit Pistons Pelicans Pelicans
1/14/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
1/14/2015 Washington Wizards Chicago Bulls Bulls Wizards
1/14/2015 Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics Celtics Hawks
1/14/2015 Dallas Mavericks Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
1/14/2015 Miami Heat Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
1/14/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Clippers
1/15/2015 New York Knicks Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Bucks
1/15/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Houston Rockets Thunder Rockets
1/15/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers Cavaliers Cavaliers
1/16/2015 Detroit Pistons Indiana Pacers Pistons Pistons
1/16/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Orlando Magic Grizzlies Grizzlies
1/16/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Philadelphia 76ers Pelicans 76ers
1/16/2015 Brooklyn Nets Washington Wizards Wizards Nets
1/16/2015 Chicago Bulls Boston Celtics Bulls Bulls
1/16/2015 Atlanta Hawks Toronto Raptors Raptors Hawks
1/16/2015 Golden State Warriors Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
1/16/2015 Denver Nuggets Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
1/16/2015 Portland Trail Blazers San Antonio Spurs Trail Blazers Spurs
1/16/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Phoenix Suns Suns Suns
1/16/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Utah Jazz Jazz Jazz
1/16/2015 Miami Heat Sacramento Kings Heat Heat
1/16/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Cavaliers
1/17/2015 Indiana Pacers Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
1/17/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Detroit Pistons Pistons Pistons
1/17/2015 Atlanta Hawks Chicago Bulls Bulls Hawks
1/17/2015 Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets Rockets Warriors
1/17/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Memphis Grizzlies Trail Blazers Grizzlies
1/17/2015 Washington Wizards Brooklyn Nets Nets Wizards
1/17/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Denver Nuggets Nuggets Timberwolves
1/17/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Sacramento Kings Kings Clippers
1/18/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Toronto Raptors Raptors Pelicans
1/18/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Orlando Magic Magic Thunder
1/18/2015 Utah Jazz San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
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Random NBA Fan’s Week 3 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  Through three weeks, I have correctly predicted the results of 95 of the 145 games that have been played.  For the third consecutive week I correctly predicted the result of each game played by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In addition to correctly predicting all three games that the Timberwolves played during Week 3 (Monday, November 10 through Sunday, November 16), I also correctly predicted each game for the Boston Celtics (2), Cleveland Cavaliers (3), Dallas Mavericks (3), Memphis Grizzlies (3), New Orleans Pelicans (3), Philadelphia 76ers (2) and Washington Wizards (2), which led to me correctly picking 31 of the 48 games played for the week.

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
11/10/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
11/10/2014 Utah Jazz Indiana Pacers Pacers Pacers
11/10/2014 Atlanta Hawks New York Knicks Knicks Hawks
11/10/2014 Detroit Pistons Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
11/10/2014 San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Spurs
11/11/2014 Orlando Magic Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
11/11/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
11/11/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Milwaukee Bucks Thunder Bucks
11/11/2014 Sacramento Kings Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
11/11/2014 Charlotte Hornets Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
11/11/2014 San Antonio Spurs Golden State Warriors Warriors Spurs
11/12/2014 Detroit Pistons Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
11/12/2014 Utah Jazz Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
11/12/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Boston Celtics Thunder Thunder
11/12/2014 Indiana Pacers Miami Heat Heat Pacers
11/12/2014 Orlando Magic New York Knicks Knicks Magic
11/12/2014 Los Angeles Lakers New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
11/12/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Denver Nuggets Nuggets Trail Blazers
11/12/2014 Brooklyn Nets Phoenix Suns Nets Suns
11/12/2014 Houston Rockets Minnesota Timberwolves Rockets Rockets
11/13/2014 Sacramento Kings Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
11/13/2014 Chicago Bulls Toronto Raptors Raptors Bulls
11/13/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
11/13/2014 Brooklyn Nets Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
11/14/2014 Denver Nuggets Indiana Pacers Nuggets Nuggets
11/14/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Orlando Magic Magic Magic
11/14/2014 Miami Heat Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
11/14/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Boston Celtics Cavaliers Cavaliers
11/14/2014 Utah Jazz New York Knicks Knicks Jazz
11/14/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
11/14/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
11/14/2014 Detroit Pistons Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Pistons
11/14/2014 Charlotte Hornets Phoenix Suns Suns Hornets
11/14/2014 San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Lakers Spurs Spurs
11/15/2014 Orlando Magic Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
11/15/2014 Atlanta Hawks Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
11/15/2014 Utah Jazz Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
11/15/2014 Indiana Pacers Chicago Bulls Bulls Pacers
11/15/2014 Detroit Pistons Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
11/15/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
11/15/2014 Brooklyn Nets Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
11/15/2014 San Antonio Spurs Sacramento Kings Spurs Kings
11/15/2014 Charlotte Hornets Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
11/15/2014 Phoenix Suns Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
11/16/2014 Denver Nuggets New York Knicks Knicks Knicks
11/16/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Miami Heat Heat Bucks
11/16/2014 Houston Rockets Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Rockets
11/16/2014 Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Warriors
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RandomNBAFan’s Week 1 Prediction Results

I correctly predicted 30 of the 42 games that were played during the first week of the season (Tuesday, October 28 through Sunday November 2).  Although all three of my predictions for the Portland Trail Blazers were wrong, I did correctly predict each game for the Atlanta Hawks (2), Dallas Mavericks (3), Denver Nuggets (2), Detroit Piston (3), Indiana Pacers (3), Miami Heat (3), Minnesota Timberwolves (3), New Orleans Pelicans (2), Orlando Magic (3), Philadelphia 76ers (3) and Toronto Raptors (3).

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
10/28/2014 Orlando Magic New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
10/28/2014 Dallas Mavericks San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
10/28/2014 Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Rockets
10/29/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
10/29/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Indiana Pacers Pacers Pacers
10/29/2014 Brooklyn Nets Boston Celtics Nets Celtics
10/29/2014 Washington Wizards Miami Heat Heat Heat
10/29/2014 Atlanta Hawks Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
10/29/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
10/29/2014 Chicago Bulls New York Knicks Bulls Bulls
10/29/2014 Detroit Pistons Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
10/29/2014 Houston Rockets Utah Jazz Rockets Rockets
10/29/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns Suns Suns
10/29/2014 Golden State Warriors Sacramento Kings Warriors Warriors
10/29/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Portland Trail Blazers Thunder Trail Blazers
10/30/2014 Washington Wizards Orlando Magic Wizards Wizards
10/30/2014 Detroit Pistons Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Timberwolves
10/30/2014 New York Knicks Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Knicks
10/30/2014 Utah Jazz Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
10/30/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
10/31/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Indiana Pacers Grizzlies Grizzlies
10/31/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Chicago Bulls Bulls Cavaliers
10/31/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Bucks
10/31/2014 San Antonio Spurs Phoenix Suns Spurs Suns
10/31/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Sacramento Kings Trail Blazers Kings
10/31/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Lakers Clippers Clippers
11/1/2014 Dallas Mavericks New Orleans Pelicans Mavericks Mavericks
11/1/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Charlotte Hornets Hornets Grizzlies
11/1/2014 Toronto Raptors Orlando Magic Raptors Raptors
11/1/2014 Miami Heat Philadelphia 76ers Heat Heat
11/1/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Washington Wizards Bucks Wizards
11/1/2014 Indiana Pacers Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
11/1/2014 Brooklyn Nets Detroit Pistons Nets Nets
11/1/2014 Boston Celtics Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
11/1/2014 Chicago Bulls Minnesota Timberwolves Bulls Bulls
11/1/2014 Denver Nuggets Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
11/1/2014 Phoenix Suns Utah Jazz Suns Jazz
11/1/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
11/2/2014 Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Kings
11/2/2014 Toronto Raptors Miami Heat Heat Heat
11/2/2014 Charlotte Hornets New York Knicks Knicks Knicks
11/2/2014 Golden State Warriors Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Warriors

2014-2015 NBA Western Conference Preview

Based on my predictions for all 1,230 regular-season games for the 2014-2015 NBA season, here is my predicted order of finish for the Western Conference:

1. San Antonio Spurs (62-20)

With a refreshed Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker (neither played for their national teams this summer), the Spurs have a legitimate chance to win 60 games in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history.

2. Oklahoma City Thunder (58-24)

Kevin Durant held down the fort early last season while his All-Star teammate, Russell Westbrook, recovered from a knee injury.  Can Westbrook and the rest of the Thunder return the favor this season as Durant recovers from a foot injury.

3. Los Angeles Clippers (56-26) 4th tiebreaker, predicted to go 34-18 in Conference

Los Angeles has improved its win total in each of the past five seasons which culminated in a franchise high 57 wins last season.  Even if the Clippers cannot improve its win total a sixth straight time, a third consecutive 50-win season is clearly in the cards.

4. Memphis Grizzlies (56-26) 4th tiebreaker, predicted to go 32-20 in Conference

The Grizzlies, who got 50 wins in Dave Joerger’s first season as an NBA head coach despite Marc Gasol missing 23 games last season, should improve on that number with a healthy Gasol, a newly acquired Vince Carter and a full year under Joerger’s system.

5. Portland Trail Blazers (54-28)

Damian Lillard has played all 82 games in each of his first two seasons.  Even if he cannot extend that streak to a third straight season, the stability that veterans like Steve Blake and Chris Kaman will bring to Portland’s second unit will keep the Trail Blazers relevant in the Western Conference this season.

6. Houston Rockets (53-29)

No they didn’t sign Chris Bosh and yes they lost some depth when they traded away Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik, but the Rockets still have an All-Star duo in James Harden and Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza fits nicely into the space departed by Chandler Parsons.

7. Golden State Warriors (51-31)

The firing of Mark Jackson and the hiring of Steve Kerr leaves the Warriors in the same relative position in the West—a playoff team in the bottom half of the bracket that will need a favorable matchup to get past the first round.

8. Dallas Mavericks (47-35) 5th tiebreaker, predicted to go 14-17 against predicted playoff teams in West—includes four games against the Los Angeles Lakers

Although they have reacquired Tyson Chandler, whose mere presence should improve their defense, the Mavericks gave up a reliable point guard in Jose Calderon.  With Jameer Nelson and Raymond Felton manning the point, it is unlikely that Dallas’ offense will be as efficient as it was last season and if Chandler, who has missed 43 games in the past two seasons, misses any significant time the Mavericks’ defense will struggle as well.

9. Los Angeles Lakers (47-35) 5th tiebreaker, predicted to go 12-17 against predicted playoff teams in West—includes four games against the Dallas Mavericks

10. Denver Nuggets (44-38)

11. Phoenix Suns (39-43)

12. New Orleans Pelicans (32-50)

13. Minnesota Timberwolves (31-51)

14. Sacramento Kings (28-54)

15. Utah Jazz (20-62)

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