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Random NBA Fan’s Week 24 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  For Week 24 (Monday, April 6 through Sunday, April 12), I correctly predicted 25 of the 49 games that were played.  Unfortunately, although I correctly predicted every game that involved the Memphis Grizzlies (3), Minnesota Timberwolves (4) and Sacramento Kings (4), I got every game wrong for six different teams:  the Brooklyn Nets (3), Chicago Bulls (3), Detroit Pistons (3), Indiana Pacers (3), Miami Heat (3) and New York Knicks (3).

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
4/6/2015* Portland Trail Blazers Brooklyn Nets Nets Nets
4/7/2015 Phoenix Suns Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
4/7/2015 Charlotte Hornets Miami Heat Hornets Heat
4/7/2015 Golden State Warriors New Orleans Pelicans Warriors Pelicans
4/7/2015 San Antonio Spurs Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Spurs
4/7/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Sacramento Kings Kings Kings
4/7/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Clippers Lakers Clippers
4/8/2015 Toronto Raptors Charlotte Hornets Raptors Raptors
4/8/2015 Chicago Bulls Orlando Magic Bulls Magic
4/8/2015 Washington Wizards Philadelphia 76ers Wizards Wizards
4/8/2015 Atlanta Hawks Brooklyn Nets Nets Hawks
4/8/2015 Boston Celtics Detroit Pistons Pistons Celtics
4/8/2015 Indiana Pacers New York Knicks Knicks Pacers
4/8/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
4/8/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Milwaukee Bucks Cavaliers Cavaliers
4/8/2015 Houston Rockets San Antonio Spurs Rockets Spurs
4/8/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
4/8/2015 Sacramento Kings Utah Jazz Jazz Jazz
4/8/2015 Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
4/8/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
4/9/2015 Chicago Bulls Miami Heat Heat Bulls
4/9/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
4/10/2015 Toronto Raptors Orlando Magic Raptors Raptors
4/10/2015 Charlotte Hornets Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
4/10/2015 Washington Wizards Brooklyn Nets Wizards Nets
4/10/2015 Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers Celtics Celtics
4/10/2015 Indiana Pacers Detroit Pistons Pistons Pacers
4/10/2015 Milwaukee Bucks New York Knicks Knicks Bucks
4/10/2015 San Antonio Spurs Houston Rockets Spurs Spurs
4/10/2015 Phoenix Suns New Orleans Pelicans Suns Pelicans
4/10/2015 Sacramento Kings Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
4/10/2015 Dallas Mavericks Denver Nuggets Nuggets Mavericks
4/10/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Utah Jazz Grizzlies Grizzlies
4/10/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Lakers
4/11/2015 New York Knicks Orlando Magic Magic Knicks
4/11/2015 Toronto Raptors Miami Heat Heat Raptors
4/11/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Chicago Bulls 76ers Bulls
4/11/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
4/11/2015 Utah Jazz Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Jazz
4/11/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
4/12/2015 Brooklyn Nets Milwaukee Bucks Nets Bucks
4/12/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Boston Celtics Cavaliers Celtics
4/12/2015 Charlotte Hornets Detroit Pistons Hornets Pistons
4/12/2015 Sacramento Kings Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
4/12/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Indiana Pacers Thunder Pacers
4/12/2015 Atlanta Hawks Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
4/12/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
4/12/2015 Phoenix Suns San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
4/12/2015 Dallas Mavericks Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Mavericks

* Originally scheduled for January 26, but was postponed due to a snowstorm.

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Random NBA Fan’s Weeks 16 and 17 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  For Weeks 16 and 17 (Monday, February 9 through Sunday, February 22), I correctly predicted 33 of the 56 games that were played and correctly predicted the results of every game played by the Boston Celtics (3), Memphis Grizzlies (3), Oklahoma City Thunder (5), Philadelphia 76ers (3) and Sacramento Kings (4).

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
2/9/2015 San Antonio Spurs Indiana Pacers Spurs Spurs
2/9/2015 Golden State Warriors Philadelphia 76ers Warriors Warriors
2/9/2015 Orlando Magic Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
2/9/2015 New York Knicks Miami Heat Heat Heat
2/9/2015 Brooklyn Nets Milwaukee Bucks Nets Bucks
2/9/2015 Atlanta Hawks Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Hawks
2/9/2015 Utah Jazz New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Jazz
2/9/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Clippers
2/9/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Denver Nuggets Thunder Thunder
2/10/2015 Detroit Pistons Charlotte Hornets Hornets Pistons
2/10/2015 Houston Rockets Phoenix Suns Suns Rockets
2/10/2015 Sacramento Kings Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
2/10/2015 Brooklyn Nets Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
2/10/2015 Denver Nuggets Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Nuggets
2/11/2015 New York Knicks Orlando Magic Knicks Magic
2/11/2015 Atlanta Hawks Boston Celtics Celtics Celtics
2/11/2015 San Antonio Spurs Detroit Pistons Spurs Spurs
2/11/2015 Washington Wizards Toronto Raptors Wizards Raptors
2/11/2015 Sacramento Kings Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Bucks
2/11/2015 Golden State Warriors Minnesota Timberwolves Warriors Warriors
2/11/2015 Indiana Pacers New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pacers
2/11/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
2/11/2015 Miami Heat Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
2/11/2015 Utah Jazz Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
2/11/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
2/11/2015 Houston Rockets Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
2/12/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
2/19/2015 Dallas Mavericks Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
2/19/2015 San Antonio Spurs Los Angeles Clippers Spurs Clippers
2/20/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Orlando Magic Magic Magic
2/20/2015 Indiana Pacers Philadelphia 76ers Pacers Pacers
2/20/2015 Toronto Raptors Atlanta Hawks Hawks Raptors
2/20/2015 Chicago Bulls Detroit Pistons Bulls Pistons
2/20/2015 Miami Heat New York Knicks Knicks Heat
2/20/2015 Phoenix Suns Minnesota Timberwolves Suns Timberwolves
2/20/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Washington Wizards Cavaliers Cavaliers
2/20/2015 Houston Rockets Dallas Mavericks Rockets Mavericks
2/20/2015 Denver Nuggets Milwaukee Bucks Nuggets Bucks
2/20/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Utah Jazz Trail Blazers Jazz
2/20/2015 Boston Celtics Sacramento Kings Kings Kings
2/20/2015 San Antonio Spurs Golden State Warriors Spurs Warriors
2/20/2015 Brooklyn Nets Los Angeles Lakers Nets Nets
2/21/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Charlotte Hornets Thunder Thunder
2/21/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Miami Heat Heat Pelicans
2/21/2015 Phoenix Suns Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
2/21/2015 Toronto Raptors Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
2/21/2015 Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
2/22/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers New York Knicks Knicks Cavaliers
2/22/2015 Atlanta Hawks Milwaukee Bucks Hawks Hawks
2/22/2015 Washington Wizards Detroit Pistons Wizards Pistons
2/22/2015 Golden State Warriors Indiana Pacers Warriors Pacers
2/22/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Orlando Magic Magic Magic
2/22/2015 Denver Nuggets Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
2/22/2015 Charlotte Hornets Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
2/22/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Portland Trail Blazers Grizzlies Grizzlies
2/22/2015 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Lakers
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NBA Game of the Day: Dallas Mavericks at Memphis Grizzlies

Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):

 

Time (ET) Visitor Home Prediction
8:00 PM Indiana Pacers Orlando Magic Magic
8:00 PM Utah Jazz Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves
8:00 PM Atlanta Hawks Milwaukee Bucks Hawks
8:00 PM Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs Lakers
8:00 PM Houston Rockets New Orleans Pelicans Rockets
8:00 PM Dallas Mavericks Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies
8:00 PM Detroit Pistons Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder
8:00 PM Chicago Bulls Charlotte Bobcats Bulls
8:00 PM Toronto Raptors New York Knicks Knicks
8:00 PM Washington Wizards Boston Celtics Celtics
8:00 PM Brooklyn Nets Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers
8:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers Miami Heat Heat
10:30 PM Golden State Warriors Denver Nuggets Warriors
10:30 PM Phoenix Suns Sacramento Kings Suns
10:30 PM Los Angeles Clippers Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers

The seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs will be up for grabs when the Dallas Mavericks visit the Memphis Grizzlies in today’s NBA Game of the Day. This will be the fourth and final meeting between these Southwest Division rivals. Dallas won each of the first three games by double digits and can sweep the season series over the Grizzlies for the first time since winning all four meetings during the 2007-2008 season.

The Mavericks and Grizzlies come into the final night of the regular season with identical 49-32 records. Both teams will be seeking win 50 and both of them will be trying to avoid a first-round matchup with the overall top-seeded San Antonio Spurs. Dallas and Memphis were both swept by the Spurs and both would rather take their chances with the West’s second seed (which will be either the Los Angeles Clippers or Oklahoma City Thunder) than face San Antonio in the first round.

The winner of tonight’s matchup will have a 50-win season and avoid opening the playoffs in San Antonio. The loser will fall just short of the 50-win plateau and have to open the playoffs against a Spurs team that can finish the regular season with a single-season-franchise-tying 63 wins with a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.

Yesterday’s Results:

 

Visitor Home Prediction Result
New York Knicks 109 Brooklyn Nets 98 Nets Knicks
Denver Nuggets 105 Los Angeles Clippers 117 Clippers Clippers

Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 1-1
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Season: 738-477

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NBA Game of the Day: Oklahoma City Thunder at Indiana Pacers

Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):

 

Time (ET) Visitor Home Prediction
1:00 PM Oklahoma City Thunder Indiana Pacers Pacers
3:30 PM Toronto Raptors Detroit Pistons Pistons
6:00 PM Orlando Magic Brooklyn Nets Nets
7:30 PM Chicago Bulls New York Knicks Knicks
9:00 PM Golden State Warriors Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
9:00 PM Minnesota Timberwolves Sacramento Kings Kings
9:30 PM Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Lakers Lakers

The Oklahoma City Thunder (58-21) will try to clinch the Western Conference’s number two seed when they visit the Indiana Pacers (54-26) in today’s NBA Game of the Day. This will be the second and final regular-season meeting between these two NBA finalist hopefuls. The Thunder handed the Pacers a 24-point loss, 118-94, back on December 8. With a victory this afternoon, Oklahoma City would win the season series over Indiana for the third time in four years.

The Thunder, who have the NBA’s second-best record (behind the San Antonio Spurs), can clinch second-place in the West as well as the overall number two seed with a victory over the Pacers. Oklahoma City has a two-and-a-half game lead over the third-place Los Angeles Clippers, who are currently 56-24. With a win today, that lead would grow to an insurmountable three games.

However, if the Thunder were to lose today’s contest as well as their final two games against the New Orleans Pelicans and Detroit Pistons, the Clippers would be able to tie Oklahoma City by winning their two remaining games against the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers. In the event that the Thunder and Clippers finish the season with identical 58-24 records, the tie would be broken by conference record since the season series between the teams is tied at two games apiece. In the aforementioned scenario, Los Angeles would finish the season 37-15 against the West compared to 36-16 for Oklahoma City.

A Thunder loss this afternoon would still leave the Clippers a slight opening to come in and snatch second place from Oklahoma City.

Indiana is in a dead heat with the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat for the top spot in the East, but the Pacers currently sit atop the East by virtue of having the superior conference record. Indiana, who has lost three straight games to Oklahoma City by an average of 19, will have to put an end to that streak if it wants to remain atop the East.

The Pacers hold the tiebreaker over Miami and can maintain the top spot in the East by simply winning games. If Indiana wins this afternoon, the Pacers would take sole possession of first place in the East and move half a game ahead of the Heat. But if the Pacers lose, they would fall a half-game behind Miami, and more importantly, they would trail the Heat by one game in the loss column.

Yesterday’s Results:

 

Visitor Home Prediction Result
Sacramento Kings 101 Los Angeles Clippers 117 Clippers Clippers
Milwaukee Bucks 91 Washington Wizards 104 Bucks Wizards
Philadelphia 76ers 105 Charlotte Bobcats 111 Bobcats Bobcats
Miami Heat 85 Atlanta Hawks 98 Heat Hawks
Boston Celtics 111 Cleveland Cavaliers 99 Cavaliers Celtics
New Orleans Pelicans 104 Houston Rockets 111 Rockets Rockets
Phoenix Suns 98 Dallas Mavericks 101 Mavericks Mavericks
Utah Jazz 94 Denver Nuggets 101 Nuggets Nuggets

Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 5-3
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Season: 727-469

NBA Game of the Day: Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks

Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):

 

Time (ET) Visitor Home Prediction
3:30 PM Sacramento Kings Los Angeles Clippers Clippers
7:00 PM Milwaukee Bucks Washington Wizards Bucks
7:00 PM Philadelphia 76ers Charlotte Bobcats Bobcats
7:30 PM Miami Heat Atlanta Hawks Heat
7:30 PM Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers
8:00 PM New Orleans Pelicans Houston Rockets Rockets
8:30 PM Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks Mavericks
9:00 PM Utah Jazz Denver Nuggets Nuggets

The Dallas Mavericks (48-32) will try to clinch a playoff berth when they host the Phoenix Suns (47-32) in today’s NBA Game of the Day. This will be the third and final meeting between these teams this season. The teams split the first two games and Dallas can win the season series for the seventh straight season with a victory tonight.

The Mavericks currently sit in seventh place in the Western Conference standings—half a game ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns, who are eighth and ninth, respectively. If Dallas earns its 49th victory of the season tonight, the Mavericks would finish the season no worse than 49-33 and the Suns would finish no better than 49-33. And since a victory tonight would give Dallas the head-to-head tiebreaker over Phoenix, the Suns would be unable to bump the Mavericks out of the West’s top eight.

Even if Dallas, Memphis and Phoenix finish the season with identical 49-33 records—and the three-way tiebreaker (record against the other two teams) comes into play—Phoenix (who is currently 1-4 against the Mavericks and Grizzlies) would still be unable to displace Dallas (who is currently 4-1 against Memphis and Phoenix) from the top eight in the West.

The Mavericks, who have won 18 of their last 24 meetings with Phoenix, can put an end to a one-year playoff drought by running their record over the Suns to 19 -6 over the last 25.

While Dallas will be trying to secure a playoff berth, Phoenix will be simply trying to get back into the top eight where it can control its own destiny. However, in order for the Suns to move up the Western Conference standings they will have to get a victory in a place that has not been too kind to them over the past several years. Phoenix did win its last visit to the American Airlines Center back on April 10, 2013, 102-91. But prior to that victory, the Suns had dropped 10 straight games in Dallas.

If Phoenix, who currently sits in ninth place in the West because it doesn’t own the tiebreaker against the Grizzlies, with whom it shares identical 47-32 records with, can get a win in Dallas tonight, the Suns would move up to seventh in the Western Conference standings—half a game ahead of the eighth-place Grizzlies (who are idle tonight)—and push the Mavericks down to ninth (mere percentage points behind Memphis). More importantly, a victory tonight would put Phoenix one game ahead of both Dallas and Memphis in the loss column. And with that advantage, the Suns would have complete control of their playoff destiny.

Yesterday’s Results:

 

Visitor Home Prediction Result
Washington Wizards 96 Orlando Magic 86 Magic Wizards
New York Knicks 108 Toronto Raptors 100 Knicks Knicks
Atlanta Hawks 93 Brooklyn Nets 88 Hawks Hawks
Indiana Pacers 86 Miami Heat 98 Pacers Heat
Charlotte Bobcats 103 Boston Celtics 106 Celtics Celtics
Houston Rockets 110 Minnesota Timberwolves 112 Timberwolves Timberwolves
Detroit Pistons 98 Chicago Bulls 106 Bulls Bulls
New Orleans Pelicans 94 Oklahoma City Thunder 116 Thunder Thunder
Philadelphia 76ers 95 Memphis Grizzlies 117 Grizzlies Grizzlies
Cleveland Cavaliers 116 Milwaukee Bucks 119 Cavaliers Bucks
Phoenix Suns 104 San Antonio Spurs 112 Spurs Spurs
Portland Trail Blazers 111 Utah Jazz 99 Jazz Trail Blazers
Golden State Warriors 112 Los Angeles Lakers 95 Lakers Warriors

Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 8-5
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Season: 722-466

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