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Random NBA Fan’s Week 22 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  For Week 22 (Monday, March 23 through Sunday, March 29), I correctly predicted 29 of the 53 games that were played.  Although I got every single game wrong that the Dallas Mavericks (3) and Phoenix Suns (3) played in, I did correctly predict the results of every game for the Atlanta Hawks (3), Chicago Bulls (3), Houston Rockets (4), Los Angeles Clippers (3), Milwaukee Bucks (3) and Orlando Magic (2).

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
3/23/2015 Houston Rockets Indiana Pacers Rockets Rockets
3/23/2015 Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Nets Celtics
3/23/2015 Memphis Grizzlies New York Knicks Grizzlies Grizzlies
3/23/2015 Charlotte Hornets Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
3/23/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Utah Jazz Jazz Timberwolves
3/23/2015 Washington Wizards Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
3/24/2015 Toronto Raptors Detroit Pistons Raptors Pistons
3/24/2015 Miami Heat Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Bucks
3/24/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
3/24/2015 San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks Spurs Mavericks
3/24/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Sacramento Kings 76ers Kings
3/24/2015 Golden State Warriors Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Warriors
3/25/2015 Brooklyn Nets Charlotte Hornets Nets Nets
3/25/2015 Los Angeles Clippers New York Knicks Clippers Clippers
3/25/2015 Atlanta Hawks Orlando Magic Hawks Hawks
3/25/2015 Indiana Pacers Washington Wizards Wizards Pacers
3/25/2015 Miami Heat Boston Celtics Celtics Heat
3/25/2015 Chicago Bulls Toronto Raptors Bulls Bulls
3/25/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Memphis Grizzlies Cavaliers Cavaliers
3/25/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Lakers
3/25/2015 Houston Rockets New Orleans Pelicans Rockets Rockets
3/25/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Denver Nuggets Nuggets 76ers
3/25/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
3/25/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder San Antonio Spurs Thunder Spurs
3/25/2015 Sacramento Kings Phoenix Suns Suns Kings
3/26/2015 Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Bucks
3/27/2015 Detroit Pistons Orlando Magic Pistons Pistons
3/27/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Philadelphia 76ers Clippers Clippers
3/27/2015 Charlotte Hornets Washington Wizards Hornets Wizards
3/27/2015 Miami Heat Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
3/27/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Brooklyn Nets Cavaliers Nets
3/27/2015 Boston Celtics New York Knicks Knicks Celtics
3/27/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Toronto Raptors Lakers Raptors
3/27/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
3/27/2015 Golden State Warriors Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Warriors
3/27/2015 Sacramento Kings New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
3/27/2015 Dallas Mavericks San Antonio Spurs Mavericks Spurs
3/27/2015 Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
3/27/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Phoenix Suns Suns Trail Blazers
3/28/2015 Atlanta Hawks Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
3/28/2015 New York Knicks Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
3/28/2015 Golden State Warriors Milwaukee Bucks Warriors Warriors
3/28/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Utah Jazz Thunder Jazz
3/28/2015 Denver Nuggets Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
3/29/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
3/29/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Brooklyn Nets Lakers Nets
3/29/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves New Orleans Pelicans Timberwolves Pelicans
3/29/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Boston Celtics Clippers Clippers
3/29/2015 Detroit Pistons Miami Heat Heat Heat
3/29/2015 Houston Rockets Washington Wizards Rockets Rockets
3/29/2015 Memphis Grizzlies San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
3/29/2015 Dallas Mavericks Indiana Pacers Mavericks Pacers
3/29/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Phoenix Suns Suns Thunder
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Random NBA Fan’s Week 11 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  For Week 11 (Monday, January 5 through Sunday, January 11), I correctly predicted at least one game for all 30 teams and correctly predicted every game for five teams, the Denver Nuggets (3), Golden State Warriors (3), Houston Rockets (4), Miami Heat (2) and Orlando Magic (3). Overall, I correctly predicted 31 of the 54 games that were played during Week 11.

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
1/5/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Philadelphia 76ers 76ers 76ers
1/5/2015 Charlotte Hornets Boston Celtics Hornets Hornets
1/5/2015 Dallas Mavericks Brooklyn Nets Nets Mavericks
1/5/2015 Houston Rockets Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
1/5/2015 New York Knicks Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
1/5/2015 Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves Nuggets Nuggets
1/5/2015 Washington Wizards New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Wizards
1/5/2015 Indiana Pacers Utah Jazz Jazz Pacers
1/5/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
1/5/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
1/5/2015 Atlanta Hawks Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Hawks
1/6/2015 Phoenix Suns Milwaukee Bucks Suns Suns
1/6/2015 Detroit Pistons San Antonio Spurs Spurs Pistons
1/7/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Charlotte Hornets Pelicans Hornets
1/7/2015 Houston Rockets Cleveland Cavaliers Rockets Rockets
1/7/2015 Milwaukee Bucks Philadelphia 76ers 76ers Bucks
1/7/2015 New York Knicks Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
1/7/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Atlanta Hawks Grizzlies Hawks
1/7/2015 Boston Celtics Brooklyn Nets Nets Celtics
1/7/2015 Utah Jazz Chicago Bulls Bulls Jazz
1/7/2015 Detroit Pistons Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Pistons
1/7/2015 Orlando Magic Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
1/7/2015 Phoenix Suns Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Suns
1/7/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Sacramento Kings Thunder Kings
1/7/2015 Indiana Pacers Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
1/7/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
1/8/2015 Charlotte Hornets Toronto Raptors Raptors Hornets
1/8/2015 Houston Rockets New York Knicks Rockets Rockets
1/8/2015 Miami Heat Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
1/9/2015 Boston Celtics Indiana Pacers Celtics Pacers
1/9/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Brooklyn Nets Nets 76ers
1/9/2015 Atlanta Hawks Detroit Pistons Hawks Hawks
1/9/2015 Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
1/9/2015 Utah Jazz Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
1/9/2015 Chicago Bulls Washington Wizards Bulls Wizards
1/9/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Milwaukee Bucks Timberwolves Bucks
1/9/2015 Phoenix Suns San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
1/9/2015 Denver Nuggets Sacramento Kings Nuggets Nuggets
1/9/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
1/9/2015 Orlando Magic Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Lakers
1/10/2015 Charlotte Hornets New York Knicks Knicks Hornets
1/10/2015 Dallas Mavericks Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
1/10/2015 Brooklyn Nets Detroit Pistons Pistons Pistons
1/10/2015 Indiana Pacers Philadelphia 76ers 76ers 76ers
1/10/2015 Boston Celtics Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
1/10/2015 Milwaukee Bucks Chicago Bulls Bucks Bulls
1/10/2015 Utah Jazz Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
1/10/2015 San Antonio Spurs Minnesota Timberwolves Spurs Spurs
1/10/2015 Orlando Magic Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
1/11/2015 Washington Wizards Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
1/11/2015 Miami Heat Los Angeles Clippers Heat Heat
1/11/2015 Phoenix Suns Memphis Grizzlies Suns Grizzlies
1/11/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Sacramento Kings Cavaliers Kings
1/11/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Trail Blazers
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Random NBA Fan’s Week 8 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  After having my first sub-.500 week of the season in Week 7 (23-31), I had a total reversal of fortune and went 31-23 for the 54 games that were played during Week 8 (Monday, December 15 through Sunday December 21).  For the week, I correctly predicted the results for the games played by the Houston Rockets (3) and Los Angeles Lakers (3).  Unfortunately, each prediction that I made for the three games played by the Chicago Bulls were wrong.

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
12/15/2014 Charlotte Hornets Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/15/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Indiana Pacers Pacers Pacers
12/15/2014 Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers Celtics Celtics
12/15/2014 Chicago Bulls Atlanta Hawks Bulls Hawks
12/15/2014 Orlando Magic Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/15/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Phoenix Suns Bucks Bucks
12/15/2014 San Antonio Spurs Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/15/2014 Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/16/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
12/16/2014 Miami Heat Brooklyn Nets Nets Heat
12/16/2014 Golden State Warriors Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/16/2014 Utah Jazz New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
12/16/2014 Dallas Mavericks New York Knicks Knicks Mavericks
12/16/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Sacramento Kings Thunder Thunder
12/17/2014 Phoenix Suns Charlotte Hornets Suns Suns
12/17/2014 Atlanta Hawks Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Hawks
12/17/2014 Orlando Magic Boston Celtics Celtics Celtics
12/17/2014 Dallas Mavericks Detroit Pistons Pistons Mavericks
12/17/2014 Utah Jazz Miami Heat Jazz Jazz
12/17/2014 Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/17/2014 Memphis Grizzlies San Antonio Spurs Spurs Grizzlies
12/17/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/17/2014 Indiana Pacers Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/17/2014 Houston Rockets Denver Nuggets Rockets Rockets
12/18/2014 New York Knicks Chicago Bulls Knicks Bulls
12/18/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Houston Rockets Pelicans Pelicans
12/18/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Sacramento Kings Kings Bucks
12/18/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Golden State Warriors Thunder Warriors
12/19/2014 Utah Jazz Orlando Magic Magic Jazz
12/19/2014 Charlotte Hornets Philadelphia 76ers 76ers Hornets
12/19/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Boston Celtics Celtics Celtics
12/19/2014 Brooklyn Nets Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/19/2014 Toronto Raptors Detroit Pistons Pistons Raptors
12/19/2014 Washington Wizards Miami Heat Wizards Wizards
12/19/2014 Chicago Bulls Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Bulls
12/19/2014 Portland Trail Blazers San Antonio Spurs Spurs Trail Blazers
12/19/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Denver Nuggets Clippers Nuggets
12/19/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Lakers Thunder Thunder
12/20/2014 Phoenix Suns New York Knicks Knicks Suns
12/20/2014 Portland Trail Blazers New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Trail Blazers
12/20/2014 Utah Jazz Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
12/20/2014 Atlanta Hawks Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
12/20/2014 San Antonio Spurs Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
12/20/2014 Indiana Pacers Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
12/20/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/21/2014 New York Knicks Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/21/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Cleveland Cavaliers Grizzlies Cavaliers
12/21/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Sacramento Kings Kings Kings
12/21/2014 Detroit Pistons Brooklyn Nets Nets Nets
12/21/2014 Boston Celtics Miami Heat Celtics Heat
12/21/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Orlando Magic Magic 76ers
12/21/2014 Phoenix Suns Washington Wizards Wizards Suns
12/21/2014 Indiana Pacers Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Pacers
12/21/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Pelicans
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Random NBA Fan’s Week 7 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games. Despite correctly predicting each game for the Los Angeles Lakers (3), Memphis Grizzlies (3) and Milwaukee Bucks (2), Week 7 (Monday, December 8 through Sunday, December 14) was a pretty bad week for me.  I failed to correctly predict any games for five different teams—the Atlanta Hawks (4), Brooklyn Nets (4), Houston Rockets (3), New York Knicks (4) and Orlando Magic (3)—which led to my first sub-.500 (23-31) week of the season.

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
12/8/2014 Atlanta Hawks Indiana Pacers Pacers Hawks
12/8/2014 Boston Celtics Washington Wizards Celtics Wizards
12/8/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Brooklyn Nets Nets Cavaliers
12/8/2014 Denver Nuggets Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/8/2014 Golden State Warriors Minnesota Timberwolves Warriors Warriors
12/8/2014 Utah Jazz Sacramento Kings Jazz Kings
12/8/2014 Phoenix Suns Los Angeles Clippers Suns Clippers
12/9/2014 Toronto Raptors Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/9/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Detroit Pistons Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/9/2014 Dallas Mavericks Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/9/2014 New York Knicks New Orleans Pelicans Knicks Pelicans
12/9/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
12/9/2014 Miami Heat Phoenix Suns Heat Heat
12/9/2014 San Antonio Spurs Utah Jazz Spurs Jazz
12/9/2014 Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Lakers
12/10/2014 Boston Celtics Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
12/10/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Indiana Pacers Clippers Clippers
12/10/2014 Washington Wizards Orlando Magic Magic Wizards
12/10/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Atlanta Hawks 76ers Hawks
12/10/2014 Brooklyn Nets Chicago Bulls Nets Bulls
12/10/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Minnesota Timberwolves Trail Blazers Timberwolves
12/10/2014 New York Knicks San Antonio Spurs Knicks Spurs
12/10/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
12/10/2014 Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors Rockets Warriors
12/10/2014 Miami Heat Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
12/11/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Oklahoma City Thunder Cavaliers Thunder
12/11/2014 Houston Rockets Sacramento Kings Kings Rockets
12/12/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Chicago Bulls Trail Blazers Bulls
12/12/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Washington Wizards Clippers Wizards
12/12/2014 Orlando Magic Atlanta Hawks Magic Hawks
12/12/2014 New York Knicks Boston Celtics Celtics Knicks
12/12/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Brooklyn Nets 76ers Nets
12/12/2014 Indiana Pacers Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
12/12/2014 Charlotte Hornets Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/12/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Thunder
12/12/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
12/12/2014 Detroit Pistons Phoenix Suns Suns Pistons
12/12/2014 Miami Heat Utah Jazz Jazz Heat
12/12/2014 Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs Lakers Lakers
12/13/2014 Golden State Warriors Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Warriors
12/13/2014 Brooklyn Nets Charlotte Hornets Hornets Nets
12/13/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Indiana Pacers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/13/2014 Atlanta Hawks Orlando Magic Hawks Magic
12/13/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Bucks
12/13/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Philadelphia 76ers Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/13/2014 Denver Nuggets Houston Rockets Nuggets Rockets
12/13/2014 Detroit Pistons Sacramento Kings Kings Pistons
12/14/2014 Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Warriors
12/14/2014 Chicago Bulls Miami Heat Bulls Bulls
12/14/2014 Utah Jazz Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
12/14/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Minnesota Timberwolves Lakers Lakers
12/14/2014 Phoenix Suns Oklahoma City Thunder Suns Thunder
12/14/2014 Toronto Raptors New York Knicks Knicks Raptors
12/14/2014 San Antonio Spurs Denver Nuggets Spurs Spurs

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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