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Pelicans visit Chicago They need a M*A*S*H unit tonight in Chicago. Anthony Davis will dress and play tonight after getting cheap-shotted by Kyle OQuinn. Likely not at full speed but close. The Bulls list Butler as questionable and Mirotic won't play. If Butler can play he won't be at 100%. Wade played heavy minutes in NY in a loss. The Bulls who still can't shoot when healthy are hurting more than the Pelicans. Nawlins steals one tonight.
Joel Embiid goes to Washington Joel is driving the Hinkies closer to respectibility... but not to the playoffs. He is a fun guy to along with his basketball skill... but it won't be enough to beat the Whiz on their home court tonight. A win for the Whiz moves them to 6th.
Orlando travels to Mormon Country The Magicians pulled a bunny out of their collective hats last night in Portland. Didn't see that one coming. Tonight its a B2B and they draw the now healthy Jazz who are also on a B2B but is a home and home B2B. Liking the Jazz who slept at home last night after demolishing the Pistons where the Magic lose and hour and likely got in pretty late. Jazz by double digits.
Last edited by Demographic Shift; Sat Jan 14th, 2017 at 05:27 PM.
Whats on tap for today
The Mecca goes to Toronto The Raps opposiiton arrives in town in their usual state of disarray. A suspect front office. A pair of disgruntled stars. Trade rumours swirling. No.. its not Sacramento ! Its their twin from the east, the laugh a minute New York Knicks. No Zinger today. Carmelo says he has a bum shoulder. Noah is struggling on offense and Derrick Rose is a big distraction. This has all the makings of a trap game for the Raps but Lowry and Derozan put up 50 plus between them and the Raps make it closer than it should be but still post the W.
Bucks visit Hot'Lanta Atlanta let Boston get way out in front twice and then reeled them all the way back in twice. It took a last second 9.8 degree of difficulty shot by Isiah Thomas with less than 5 seconds to play to finish the Hawks off. With that loss the Hawks sit only a game and half in front of the Bucks for home court and 4th. The Bucks come in with a healthy Alphabet and their 3rd year man Jabari Parker showing why he was 2nd overall pick a couple years back. This should be a great battle inside with Howard and Millsap countering Parker and Antenkoumpo. Remember when we used to talk about Greg Monroe being a factor ? How the mighty have fallen. The difference tonight may rest with guard play and the Hawks get the edge with Schroeder over a very good rook in Malcolm Brogdon. Its close but Atlanta wins a close one by virtue of being at home.
Da Bulls visit Graceland Walking into Memphis come the Bulls. Jimmy Butler is back after battling the flu but Dwayne Wade is out tonight as his knees/back/shoulder etc need to rest. Mirotic is questionable. Rondo is still in the doghouse. Its a B2B and your starting PG is Micheal Carter Williams. Talk about not having the high ground. Memphis's front line of Gasol and Randolph should hold sway over Lopez and Gibson. Mike Conley has a decided edge on the abjectly poor shooting turnover prone Carter Williams. Tony Allen lives for games against guys like Butler and Derozan and the Grizz are at home. The bear slays the bull. Memphis W.
Pistons meet the Lakers Losers of their last 3 the Pistons are limping into the Staples Centre to take on the Lakers who are going south faster than Justins popularity polls in Alberta. Winners of 4 of their last 15 the Lakers are on the ropes and reeling. Is it by design (to perhaps try to hang on to a protected 1 through 3 draft pick) or do they just suck that bad ? Regardless of how you feel about the Lakers the Pistons who are 1 and 3 on their western swing need to win this one to salvage the trip and to show they still are worth talking about as a playoff team. They are. Pistons win the last game of the long roadie and pull to within 1.5 of the last playoff spot.
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A fast n dirty summary as its MLK day and there are plenty of afternoon games.
Hawks taking on the Knicks… Likethe Hawks.. Mostly because I hate the Knicks and love watching that smug jackass Phil Jackson look like he couldn’t run a two car funeral. That and the Hawks are up by 1 as I write this.. Hawks win. Hear that sound in MSG. Thats the sound you hear as an elevator breaks a cable and is hurtling towards the basement.
Blazers in Washington…. Like the Whiz in this one. They need the win and are up by pantload as I write this one… Would have picked them anyway as the Blazers are really struggling now. If your in a battle for the playoffs with Excremento.. your bad.
Philly goes to Milwaukee… The Bucks are a far better team than the Hinkies. As was pointed out the other day Joel Embiid still doesn’t play B2B’s so he is ready for this one but it won’t be enough. Bucks rack up win a nd continue to move up the eastern conference ladder.
Nawlins goes to Indy. Paul George vs Anthony Davis. PG has a better supporting cast. Indy with the win.
Orlando in Denver. Orlando is slowly becoming irrelevant in the race. Lose tonight and you can almost write them off. Orlando matches up well. Think they get a win in mile high city and hang around a bit longer before they become the centre of trade talk. Or not.
Charlotte in Boston. The Buzz haven’t been playing well and have already lost 2 to the Celts this season. They currently sit 9th. While it isn’t a crucial one it certainly is one they need to win. Don’t think they have enough though as Isiiah Thomas is currently el fuego
Cavs at GSW. The Lebrons are due to lose one to the Warriors after taking the last 4 in a row.
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