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Random NBA Fan’s Week 10 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games, and despite incorrectly predicting all of the games that involved the Milwaukee Bucks (4) (for the second consecutive week) and the Minnesota Timberwolves (3), my predictions for Week 10 were pretty solid.  I correctly predicted 31 of the 50 games that were played during the week (Monday, December 29 through Sunday, January 4) and correctly predicted each game for the Boston Celtics (3), Golden State Warriors (2), Los Angeles Clippers (3), Memphis Grizzlies (3), Oklahoma City Thunder (3), Philadelphia 76ers (3), San Antonio Spurs (3) and Washington Wizards (4).

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
12/29/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Charlotte Hornets Hornets Bucks
12/29/2014 Chicago Bulls Indiana Pacers Bulls Bulls
12/29/2014 Sacramento Kings Brooklyn Nets Nets Nets
12/29/2014 Orlando Magic Miami Heat Heat Magic
12/29/2014 Washington Wizards Houston Rockets Wizards Wizards
12/29/2014 Utah Jazz Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/30/2014 Detroit Pistons Orlando Magic Pistons Pistons
12/30/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
12/30/2014 Brooklyn Nets Chicago Bulls Bulls Nets
12/30/2014 San Antonio Spurs Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/30/2014 Phoenix Suns New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
12/30/2014 Washington Wizards Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
12/30/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets Nuggets Lakers
12/30/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Utah Jazz Timberwolves Jazz
12/30/2014 Toronto Raptors Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/30/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
12/31/2014 Sacramento Kings Boston Celtics Celtics Celtics
12/31/2014 Miami Heat Indiana Pacers Pacers Pacers
12/31/2014 New York Knicks Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/31/2014 Charlotte Hornets Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
12/31/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Bucks
12/31/2014 New Orleans Pelicans San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
12/31/2014 Phoenix Suns Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
1/1/2015 Denver Nuggets Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
1/1/2015 Sacramento Kings Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Kings
1/2/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Charlotte Hornets Hornets Cavaliers
1/2/2015 Brooklyn Nets Orlando Magic Nets Nets
1/2/2015 Dallas Mavericks Boston Celtics Mavericks Mavericks
1/2/2015 Detroit Pistons New York Knicks Knicks Pistons
1/2/2015 Houston Rockets New Orleans Pelicans Rockets Pelicans
1/2/2015 Washington Wizards Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
1/2/2015 Indiana Pacers Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Pacers
1/2/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Phoenix Suns Suns Suns
1/2/2015 Atlanta Hawks Utah Jazz Hawks Hawks
1/2/2015 Toronto Raptors Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
1/2/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Lakers Grizzlies Grizzlies
1/3/2015 Charlotte Hornets Orlando Magic Magic Hornets
1/3/2015 Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
1/3/2015 Miami Heat Houston Rockets Heat Rockets
1/3/2015 Utah Jazz Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Jazz
1/3/2015 Washington Wizards San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
1/3/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
1/3/2015 Atlanta Hawks Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Hawks
1/3/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
1/4/2015 Dallas Mavericks Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Mavericks
1/4/2015 Sacramento Kings Detroit Pistons Pistons Pistons
1/4/2015 Brooklyn Nets Miami Heat Nets Heat
1/4/2015 Milwaukee Bucks New York Knicks Knicks Bucks
1/4/2015 Toronto Raptors Phoenix Suns Raptors Suns
1/4/2015 Indiana Pacers Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Lakers
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Random NBA Fan’s Week 6 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  December has started out like a mixed bag.  For Week 6 (Monday, December 1 through Sunday, December 7) of the season, I correctly predicted 31 of 52 games.  But despite getting nearly 60% (.596) of my predictions correct, I failed to correctly predict one single game for either the Chicago Bulls or the Toronto Raptors (I was 0-3 for both teams).  However, I did correctly predict the results of every game played by five teams during Week 6—the Indiana Pacers (3), Los Angeles Clippers (3), Memphis Grizzlies (3), New York Knicks (4) and Portland Trail Blazers (3).

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
12/1/2014 San Antonio Spurs Philadelphia 76ers Spurs Spurs
12/1/2014 Miami Heat Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
12/1/2014 Denver Nuggets Utah Jazz Nuggets Nuggets
12/1/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/2/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/2/2014 Boston Celtics Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
12/2/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Detroit Pistons Lakers Lakers
12/2/2014 Brooklyn Nets New York Knicks Nets Nets
12/2/2014 Dallas Mavericks Chicago Bulls Bulls Mavericks
12/2/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder New Orleans Pelicans Thunder Pelicans
12/2/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Denver Nuggets Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/2/2014 Indiana Pacers Phoenix Suns Suns Suns
12/2/2014 Toronto Raptors Sacramento Kings Kings Raptors
12/2/2014 Orlando Magic Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
12/3/2014 Chicago Bulls Charlotte Hornets Hornets Bulls
12/3/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
12/3/2014 Detroit Pistons Boston Celtics Pistons Celtics
12/3/2014 San Antonio Spurs Brooklyn Nets Spurs Nets
12/3/2014 Atlanta Hawks Miami Heat Heat Hawks
12/3/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
12/3/2014 Dallas Mavericks Milwaukee Bucks Mavericks Mavericks
12/3/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves 76ers
12/3/2014 Toronto Raptors Utah Jazz Jazz Raptors
12/3/2014 Orlando Magic Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/4/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers New York Knicks Cavaliers Cavaliers
12/4/2014 Indiana Pacers Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/4/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
12/5/2014 New York Knicks Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
12/5/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Philadelphia 76ers Thunder Thunder
12/5/2014 Denver Nuggets Washington Wizards Nuggets Wizards
12/5/2014 Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics Lakers Celtics
12/5/2014 Atlanta Hawks Brooklyn Nets Nets Hawks
12/5/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Toronto Raptors Raptors Cavaliers
12/5/2014 San Antonio Spurs Memphis Grizzlies Spurs Spurs
12/5/2014 Houston Rockets Minnesota Timberwolves Rockets Rockets
12/5/2014 Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks Suns Suns
12/5/2014 Miami Heat Milwaukee Bucks Heat Bucks
12/5/2014 Orlando Magic Utah Jazz Jazz Magic
12/5/2014 Indiana Pacers Sacramento Kings Kings Kings
12/6/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Detroit Pistons Pistons 76ers
12/6/2014 Golden State Warriors Chicago Bulls Bulls Warriors
12/6/2014 Phoenix Suns Houston Rockets Suns Rockets
12/6/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
12/6/2014 Orlando Magic Sacramento Kings Kings Magic
12/6/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
12/7/2014 Washington Wizards Boston Celtics Wizards Celtics
12/7/2014 Denver Nuggets Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
12/7/2014 Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
12/7/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Detroit Pistons Thunder Thunder
12/7/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
12/7/2014 Portland Trail Blazers New York Knicks Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
12/7/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Pelicans
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Random NBA Fan’s Week 2 Prediction Results

Prior to the start of the 2014-2015 NBA season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games to determine my predicted order of finish for the Eastern and Western Conferences.  For Week 1, I correctly predicted 30 of the 42 games that were played.  Although I correctly predicted each game for the Los Angeles Clippers (3), Minnesota Timberwolves (3) and New York Knicks (4) during Week 2 (Monday, November 3 through Sunday, November 9), my predictions for the second week were not quite as strong as those for the first week.  For Week 2, I correctly predicted 34 of the 55 games played.

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
11/3/2014 Houston Rockets Philadelphia 76ers Rockets Rockets
11/3/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Brooklyn Nets Thunder Nets
11/3/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
11/3/2014 Boston Celtics Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
11/3/2014 Sacramento Kings Denver Nuggets Nuggets Kings
11/3/2014 Utah Jazz Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
11/4/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Indiana Pacers Pacers Bucks
11/4/2014 Houston Rockets Miami Heat Heat Rockets
11/4/2014 Washington Wizards New York Knicks Wizards Wizards
11/4/2014 Oklahoma City Thunder Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
11/4/2014 Orlando Magic Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
11/4/2014 Charlotte Hornets New Orleans Pelicans Hornets Pelicans
11/4/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Portland Trail Blazers Cavaliers Trail Blazers
11/4/2014 Phoenix Suns Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Suns
11/5/2014 Miami Heat Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
11/5/2014 Orlando Magic Philadelphia 76ers 76ers Magic
11/5/2014 Toronto Raptors Boston Celtics Celtics Raptors
11/5/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Brooklyn Nets Timberwolves Timberwolves
11/5/2014 New York Knicks Detroit Pistons Pistons Pistons
11/5/2014 Chicago Bulls Milwaukee Bucks Bulls Bulls
11/5/2014 Indiana Pacers Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
11/5/2014 Atlanta Hawks San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
11/5/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Phoenix Suns Grizzlies Grizzlies
11/5/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Utah Jazz Cavaliers Jazz
11/5/2014 Denver Nuggets Sacramento Kings Kings Kings
11/5/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
11/6/2014 San Antonio Spurs Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
11/6/2014 Dallas Mavericks Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
11/7/2014 Atlanta Hawks Charlotte Hornets Hawks Hornets
11/7/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Orlando Magic Magic Magic
11/7/2014 Chicago Bulls Philadelphia 76ers Bulls Bulls
11/7/2014 Indiana Pacers Boston Celtics Celtics Celtics
11/7/2014 New York Knicks Brooklyn Nets Nets Nets
11/7/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Detroit Pistons Pistons Pistons
11/7/2014 Washington Wizards Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
11/7/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Oklahoma City Thunder Grizzlies Grizzlies
11/7/2014 Sacramento Kings Phoenix Suns Suns Kings
11/7/2014 Dallas Mavericks Utah Jazz Mavericks Mavericks
11/7/2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Denver Nuggets Cavaliers Cavaliers
11/8/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
11/8/2014 Washington Wizards Indiana Pacers Pacers Wizards
11/8/2014 New York Knicks Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
11/8/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Miami Heat Heat Heat
11/8/2014 Boston Celtics Chicago Bulls Bulls Celtics
11/8/2014 Golden State Warriors Houston Rockets Rockets Warriors
11/8/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Milwaukee Bucks Grizzlies Bucks
11/8/2014 New Orleans Pelicans San Antonio Spurs Spurs Pelicans
11/9/2014 Orlando Magic Brooklyn Nets Nets Nets
11/9/2014 Utah Jazz Detroit Pistons Pistons Jazz
11/9/2014 Sacramento Kings Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
11/9/2014 Philadelphia 76ers Toronto Raptors 76ers Raptors
11/9/2014 Miami Heat Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Heat
11/9/2014 Golden State Warriors Phoenix Suns Suns Suns
11/9/2014 Denver Nuggets Portland Trail Blazers Nuggets Trail Blazers
11/9/2014 Charlotte Hornets Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Lakers
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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)

2014 NBA Playoffs: Day 27 Predictions

Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):

 

Time (ET) Visitor Home Prediction
8:00 PM Indiana Pacers Washington Wizards Pacers
10:30 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Los Angeles Clippers Thunder

Things to Watch For

Which Indiana Pacers team will show up tonight? Just when Roy Hibbert and the Pacers got us to start believing that they might have their mojo back, they had what can arguably be called their worst performance of the season in Tuesday night’s Game 5. With an opportunity to win four consecutive postseason games for the first time since the opening round of the 2012 playoffs, Hibbert and the Pacers put up a resounding dud against the Wizards Tuesday night. After a solid 17-point, nine-rebound performance in Game 4, Hibbert finished Game 5 with just four points and two rebounds as Indiana got totally pummeled on the boards, 62-23, en route to a 102-79 thrashing on their home floor. Now the series shifts to Washington, where the Wizards are just 1-3 this postseason, including consecutive losses to the Pacers in Games 3 and 4 of this series.

How will Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers respond after blowing a seven-point lead in the final 49 seconds of Game 5? Paul and the Clippers were less than a minute away from taking a 3-2 series lead and stealing home-court advantage away from the Thunder before a series of mistakes left the door open for Oklahoma City. Now Los Angeles finds itself down 3-2 and, instead of having an opportunity to close out the series at home tonight, the Clippers find themselves trying to force a series-deciding Game 7 back in Oklahoma City on Sunday. Look for Paul and the Clippers to bring everything they have to tonight’s matchup and to leave all that they’ve got on the Staples Center floor tonight. Whether that will be enough to keep the Thunder from advancing to the Western Conference finals for the third time in four seasons remains to be seen.

Yesterday’s Results:

 

Visitor Home Prediction Result
Brooklyn Nets 94 Miami Heat 96 Nets Heat
Portland Trail Blazers 82 San Antonio Spurs 104 Trail Blazers Spurs

Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 0-2
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Playoffs: 41-29

***Unlike my regular-season game-by-game predictions, which are made well before the beginning of the season, my game-by-game playoff predictions will be made day-by-day as the playoffs progress. This is mainly to avoid the mess that will be made whenever one of my predictions goes awry.***

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