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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 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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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
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2014-2015 NBA Eastern 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 Eastern Conference:

1. Chicago Bulls (60-22)

The return of Derrick Rose and the addition of Pau Gasol should help the Bulls address their shortcomings on the offensive side of the ball.

2. Cleveland Cavaliers (58-24)

LeBron James’ return will make Cleveland relevant in the Eastern Conference for the first time since James’ infamous departure back in 2010.

3. Brooklyn Nets (48-34)

Lionel Hollins, task master that he is, will get the most out of the Nets no matter how many games Brook Lopez misses or plays this season.

4. Miami Heat (46-36)

Despite the departure of LeBron James, Erik Spoelstra should be able to lead an experienced Heat squad with the likes of Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade supported by Luol Deng and Danny Granger to a spot in the top four of the weak East.

5. Toronto Raptors (41-41)

After a surprising Atlantic Division title last season, opponents will pay a little bit more attention to the Raptors this season.

6. New York Knicks (40-42) 4th tiebreaker, predicted to go 29-23 in Conference

Although they will likely struggle early on and will probably have their ups and downs as they adjust to the triangle offense, the Knicks will probably get enough out of the Carmelo Anthony and company to squeak into the postseason.

7. Washington Wizards (40-42) 4th tiebreaker, predicted to go 28-24 in Conference

Can the Wizards, who remained relatively healthy—for them—last season, get another 155 games out of Bradley Beal and John Wall this season?  With Beal likely to miss the first few weeks of the season with a wrist injury, it seems unlikely.

8. Atlanta Hawks (39-43)

Atlanta has made the playoffs an Eastern Conference high seven straight times and despite a tumultuous offseason, the return of Al Horford should help the Hawks push that streak to eight.

9. Charlotte Hornets (37-45)

10. Detroit Pistons (30-52)

11. Indiana Pacers (26-56) 5th tiebreaker, predicted to go 10-19 against predicted playoff teams in East

12. Boston Celtics (26-56) 5th tiebreaker, predicted to go 10-20 against predicted playoff teams in East

13. Milwaukee Bucks (23-59)

14. Orlando Magic (20-62)

15. Philadelphia 76ers (18-64)

2014 NBA Playoffs: Day 16 Predictions

Today’s Games (All times are Eastern):

 

Time (ET) Visitor Home Prediction
1:00 PM Brooklyn Nets Toronto Raptors Nets
3:30 PM Dallas Mavericks San Antonio Spurs Spurs

Things to Watch For

Which team will Andray Blatche’s bold guarantee fire up the most? After Brooklyn’s Game 6 victory Friday night, Blatche, who hasn’t started a single game in this series and is averaging just 15.2 minutes per game this postseason, guaranteed that the Brooklyn Nets would go into Toronto and beat the Raptors in today’s decisive Game 7. Of course the Raptors, who have the advantage of playing Game 7 at home, took exception to Blatche’s brash prediction. It even prompted Toronto’s back-up point guard Greivis Vasquez to ask “Who does he think he is?” Well at the end of the day, one of these players and his teammates will be heading to Miami to open a second round series against the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat. The other will simply go home, pull out tackle boxes and go fishing.

The reigning Western Conference champion San Antonio Spurs find themselves in a one-game first-round series with the eighth-seeded Dallas Mavericks. Today’s Game 7 will be the 36th playoff game between these state rivals. The Spurs have won 19 of the first 35 matchups and need to make it 20 out of 36 if they hope to keep their season alive. Including this series, the Spurs and Mavericks have met in the postseason six times and this will be the second decisive Game 7 between them. Back in 2006, Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks to a 119-111 overtime Game 7 victory in San Antonio. Eight years later, in their first Game 7 since, Nowitzki and the Mavericks will try to get another Game 7 road win in San Antonio.

Yesterday’s Results:

 

Visitor Home Prediction Result
Atlanta Hawks 80 Indiana Pacers 92 Pacers Pacers
Memphis Grizzlies 109 Oklahoma City Thunder 120 Thunder Thunder
Golden State Warriors 121 Los Angeles Clippers 126 Clippers Clippers

Random NBA Fan’s Record in Yesterday’s Games: 3-0
Random NBA Fan’s Record for the Playoffs: 26-22

***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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