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Random NBA Fan’s Week 19 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  For Week 19 (Monday, March 2 through Sunday, March 8), I correctly predicted 33 of the 54 games that were played and correctly predicted the results of every game played by the Chicago Bulls (4), Cleveland Cavaliers (4), Milwaukee Bucks (3), Oklahoma City Thunder (3), San Antonio Spurs (3) and Toronto Raptors (4).

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
3/2/2015 Toronto Raptors Philadelphia 76ers Raptors Raptors
3/2/2015 Golden State Warriors Brooklyn Nets Nets Nets
3/2/2015 Phoenix Suns Miami Heat Heat Heat
3/2/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Minnesota Timberwolves Clippers Clippers
3/2/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
3/3/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Charlotte Hornets Lakers Hornets
3/3/2015 Boston Celtics Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
3/3/2015 Houston Rockets Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
3/3/2015 Washington Wizards Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
3/3/2015 Utah Jazz Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Jazz
3/3/2015 Milwaukee Bucks Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
3/3/2015* Sacramento Kings New York Knicks Kings Kings
3/4/2015 New York Knicks Indiana Pacers Knicks Pacers
3/4/2015 Phoenix Suns Orlando Magic Suns Suns
3/4/2015 Utah Jazz Boston Celtics Celtics Celtics
3/4/2015 Charlotte Hornets Brooklyn Nets Nets Hornets
3/4/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Toronto Raptors Cavaliers Cavaliers
3/4/2015 Memphis Grizzlies Houston Rockets Rockets Grizzlies
3/4/2015 Denver Nuggets Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Nuggets
3/4/2015 Detroit Pistons New Orleans Pelicans Pistons Pelicans
3/4/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
3/4/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Miami Heat Heat Heat
3/4/2015 Sacramento Kings San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
3/4/2015 Milwaukee Bucks Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
3/4/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Los Angeles Clippers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
3/5/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
3/5/2015 Dallas Mavericks Portland Trail Blazers Mavericks Trail Blazers
3/6/2015 Toronto Raptors Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
3/6/2015 Chicago Bulls Indiana Pacers Pacers Pacers
3/6/2015 Sacramento Kings Orlando Magic Kings Magic
3/6/2015 Utah Jazz Philadelphia 76ers 76ers Jazz
3/6/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
3/6/2015 Phoenix Suns Brooklyn Nets Nets Suns
3/6/2015 Detroit Pistons Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
3/6/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
3/6/2015 Boston Celtics New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Celtics
3/6/2015 Miami Heat Washington Wizards Heat Wizards
3/6/2015 Denver Nuggets San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
3/6/2015 Dallas Mavericks Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
3/7/2015 Memphis Grizzlies New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
3/7/2015 Phoenix Suns Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
3/7/2015 Sacramento Kings Miami Heat Heat Heat
3/7/2015 Indiana Pacers New York Knicks Knicks Pacers
3/7/2015 Atlanta Hawks Philadelphia 76ers Hawks 76ers
3/7/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Minnesota Timberwolves Trail Blazers Timberwolves
3/7/2015 Washington Wizards Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Bucks
3/7/2015 Houston Rockets Denver Nuggets Nuggets Rockets
3/8/2015 Chicago Bulls San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
3/8/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Golden State Warriors Clippers Warriors
3/8/2015 Utah Jazz Brooklyn Nets Nets Jazz
3/8/2015 Charlotte Hornets Detroit Pistons Pistons Hornets
3/8/2015 Boston Celtics Orlando Magic Magic Magic
3/8/2015 Toronto Raptors Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
3/8/2015 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 Week 13 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games. For Week 13 (Monday, January 19 through Sunday, January 25), I correctly predicted at least one game correctly for all 30 teams and correctly predicted the result of every game that was played for seven teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers (4), Golden State Warriors (4), Los Angeles Clippers (3), Memphis Grizzlies (3), New York Knicks (4), Philadelphia 76ers (4) and San Antonio Spurs (4).  Overall, I correctly predicted 38 of the 57 games that were played during Week 11.

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
1/19/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
1/19/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
1/19/2015 Detroit Pistons Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
1/19/2015 Boston Celtics Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
1/19/2015 Denver Nuggets Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
1/19/2015 Dallas Mavericks Memphis Grizzlies Mavericks Mavericks
1/19/2015 Indiana Pacers Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
1/19/2015 New Orleans Pelicans New York Knicks Knicks Knicks
1/19/2015 Toronto Raptors Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Raptors
1/19/2015 Chicago Bulls Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
1/19/2015 Sacramento Kings Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
1/19/2015 Los Angeles Lakers Phoenix Suns Lakers Suns
1/20/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Miami Heat Thunder Thunder
1/20/2015 San Antonio Spurs Denver Nuggets Spurs Spurs
1/21/2015 Miami Heat Charlotte Hornets Heat Hornets
1/21/2015 Utah Jazz Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
1/21/2015 New York Knicks Philadelphia 76ers Knicks Knicks
1/21/2015 Indiana Pacers Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
1/21/2015 Orlando Magic Detroit Pistons Magic Pistons
1/21/2015 Toronto Raptors Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
1/21/2015 Dallas Mavericks Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Mavericks
1/21/2015 Los Angeles Lakers New Orleans Pelicans Lakers Pelicans
1/21/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Washington Wizards Wizards Thunder
1/21/2015 Portland Trail Blazers Phoenix Suns Suns Suns
1/21/2015 Brooklyn Nets Sacramento Kings Kings Nets
1/21/2015 Houston Rockets Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
1/22/2015 San Antonio Spurs Chicago Bulls Bulls Bulls
1/22/2015 Utah Jazz Milwaukee Bucks Bucks Jazz
1/22/2015 Boston Celtics Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Celtics
1/22/2015 Brooklyn Nets Los Angeles Clippers Clippers Clippers
1/23/2015 Toronto Raptors Philadelphia 76ers Raptors Raptors
1/23/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Atlanta Hawks Thunder Hawks
1/23/2015 Charlotte Hornets Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
1/23/2015 Indiana Pacers Miami Heat Heat Heat
1/23/2015 Orlando Magic New York Knicks Knicks Knicks
1/23/2015 Chicago Bulls Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Bulls
1/23/2015 New Orleans Pelicans Minnesota Timberwolves Pelicans Pelicans
1/23/2015 Los Angeles Lakers San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
1/23/2015 Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets Nuggets Celtics
1/23/2015 Houston Rockets Phoenix Suns Rockets Rockets
1/23/2015 Sacramento Kings Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
1/24/2015 New York Knicks Charlotte Hornets Hornets Hornets
1/24/2015 Detroit Pistons Milwaukee Bucks Pistons Bucks
1/24/2015 Philadelphia 76ers Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Grizzlies
1/24/2015 Brooklyn Nets Utah Jazz Nets Jazz
1/24/2015 Washington Wizards Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
1/25/2015 Miami Heat Chicago Bulls Bulls Heat
1/25/2015 Oklahoma City Thunder Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
1/25/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Phoenix Suns Clippers Clippers
1/25/2015 Dallas Mavericks New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Pelicans
1/25/2015 Minnesota Timberwolves Atlanta Hawks Hawks Hawks
1/25/2015 Indiana Pacers Orlando Magic Magic Pacers
1/25/2015 Milwaukee Bucks San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
1/25/2015 Detroit Pistons Toronto Raptors Raptors Raptors
1/25/2015 Boston Celtics Golden State Warriors Warriors Warriors
1/25/2015 Washington Wizards Denver Nuggets Nuggets Wizards
1/25/2015 Houston Rockets Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Rockets
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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 5 Prediction Results

Before the start of the season, I made predictions for all 1,230 games.  For the month of November, I correctly predicted 134 of the 222 games that were played.  For Week 5 (Monday, November 24 through Sunday, November 30) of the season, I correctly predicted 29 of 51 games.  Unfortunately, my predictions for all four games that the Atlanta Hawks played were wrong.  However, I correctly predicted the results of every game played by seven teams during Week 5—Boston Celtics (2), Denver Nuggets (3), Miami Heat (2), New York Knicks (4), Oklahoma City Thunder (2), San Antonio Spurs (3) and Utah Jazz (3).

 

Date Visitor Home Prediction Result
11/24/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Charlotte Hornets Clippers Clippers
11/24/2014 Orlando Magic Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
11/24/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Philadelphia 76ers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
11/24/2014 Phoenix Suns Toronto Raptors Suns Raptors
11/24/2014 New York Knicks Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
11/24/2014 Indiana Pacers Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Pacers
11/24/2014 Chicago Bulls Utah Jazz Bulls Bulls
11/25/2014 Atlanta Hawks Washington Wizards Wizards Hawks
11/25/2014 Golden State Warriors Miami Heat Warriors Warriors
11/25/2014 Detroit Pistons Milwaukee Bucks Pistons Bucks
11/25/2014 Sacramento Kings New Orleans Pelicans Pelicans Kings
11/25/2014 Chicago Bulls Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
11/26/2014 Portland Trail Blazers Charlotte Hornets Hornets Trail Blazers
11/26/2014 Washington Wizards Cleveland Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
11/26/2014 Golden State Warriors Orlando Magic Magic Warriors
11/26/2014 Brooklyn Nets Philadelphia 76ers Nets Nets
11/26/2014 New York Knicks Dallas Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks
11/26/2014 Toronto Raptors Atlanta Hawks Hawks Raptors
11/26/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Detroit Pistons Clippers Clippers
11/26/2014 Sacramento Kings Houston Rockets Rockets Rockets
11/26/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Minnesota Timberwolves Timberwolves Bucks
11/26/2014 Utah Jazz Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
11/26/2014 Indiana Pacers San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
11/26/2014 Denver Nuggets Phoenix Suns Suns Suns
11/26/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Grizzlies
11/28/2014 Chicago Bulls Boston Celtics Bulls Bulls
11/28/2014 Golden State Warriors Charlotte Hornets Hornets Warriors
11/28/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Atlanta Hawks Pelicans Hawks
11/28/2014 Milwaukee Bucks Detroit Pistons Pistons Bucks
11/28/2014 Dallas Mavericks Toronto Raptors Raptors Mavericks
11/28/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Houston Rockets Rockets Clippers
11/28/2014 New York Knicks Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Thunder
11/28/2014 Orlando Magic Indiana Pacers Pacers Pacers
11/28/2014 Sacramento Kings San Antonio Spurs Spurs Spurs
11/28/2014 Phoenix Suns Denver Nuggets Nuggets Nuggets
11/28/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Grizzlies
11/28/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Timberwolves
11/29/2014 Dallas Mavericks Philadelphia 76ers 76ers Mavericks
11/29/2014 New Orleans Pelicans Washington Wizards Wizards Wizards
11/29/2014 Charlotte Hornets Atlanta Hawks Hornets Hawks
11/29/2014 Indiana Pacers Cleveland Cavaliers Pacers Cavaliers
11/29/2014 Los Angeles Clippers Utah Jazz Clippers Clippers
11/29/2014 Houston Rockets Milwaukee Bucks Rockets Rockets
11/30/2014 San Antonio Spurs Boston Celtics Spurs Spurs
11/30/2014 Chicago Bulls Brooklyn Nets Nets Bulls
11/30/2014 Golden State Warriors Detroit Pistons Warriors Warriors
11/30/2014 Memphis Grizzlies Sacramento Kings Grizzlies Grizzlies
11/30/2014 Miami Heat New York Knicks Heat Heat
11/30/2014 Orlando Magic Phoenix Suns Suns Magic
11/30/2014 Minnesota Timberwolves Portland Trail Blazers Trail Blazers Trail Blazers
11/30/2014 Toronto Raptors Los Angeles Lakers Lakers Lakers

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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