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It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:42 am

James Harden’s 30-point streak now second-longest ever

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Look at all those streaks Wilt Chamberlain had!

NBA Division Standings

Next year, GoCubsGo.

Charlotte is leading the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference with a 27-29 record! 19-38 Atlanta is only 8.5 games out of the division lead. There are 2 other divisions where 4 of the 5 teams have winning records.

LA Lakers 28-29, may not make the playoffs, Lebron's finals streak may end at 8, split 4-4 between Miami and Cleveland. Cleveland is even worse off at 12-46.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:51 am

:lol: Collectively, we jinxed him.

James Harden's 30-Point Streak Ends at 32 Games, Rockets Earn Win Over Hawks
Feb 25, 2019

Curry's 38 points lead Warriors to Game 1 win over Clippers

eight 3-pointers to give him the most in postseason history
121-104 victory
Curry shot 8 for 12 from deep to pass Ray Allen (385) for career postseason 3s with 386 (LeBron is #3), had a postseason career-high 15 rebounds, seven assists and the 31st 30-point postseason performance of his career.
Los Angeles ... was outrebounded 53-40.
Warriors: Curry notched his fifth career double-digit postseason rebounding game. ... Durant (3,679) passed Dirk Nowitzki (3,663) for 15th place on the career playoff scoring list. ... The Warriors have won seven straight postseason Game 1s and 14 of 15 openers in all - going 16-1 in their first game of a series dating to the 2014-15 season.
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Golden State (1) > Los Angeles (0) and everyone else
Milwaukee or Detroit
Denver (0) > San Antonio (1)
Toronto (0) > Orlando (1) and everyone else in the Eastern Conference
Portland > Oklahoma City and everyone else except Golden State
Philadelphia (0) or Brooklyn (1)
Houston > Utah
Boston > Indiana
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Re: Basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:33 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:51 am
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Milwaukee or Detroit
Detroit 86, Milwaukee 121, ouch.

Portland > Oklahoma City and everyone else except Golden State
Yes :thumbup:

Boston > Indiana
Yes :thumbup:

Houston > Utah
Utah 90, Houston 122, wow :thumbup:
3-0, 4-2 in all game #1s.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:45 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:51 am
Golden State (1) > Los Angeles (0) and everyone else
LA Clippers 135, Golden State 131
DeMarcus Cousins likely out for rest of playoffs, diagnosed with torn quad
Golden State (1) > Los Angeles (1), ut-oh


Philadelphia (0) or Brooklyn (1)
Brooklyn 123, Philadelphia 145
Big margin, crazy high score.
Philadelphia (1) or Brooklyn (1)

4-3 in the playoffs now.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:36 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:51 am
Go:

Denver (0) > San Antonio (1)
Denver (1) > San Antonio (1) :thumbup:

Toronto (0) > Orlando (1) and everyone else in the Eastern Conference
Orlando 82, Toronto 111
:thumbup: Toronto (1) > Orlando (1)
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:33 pm
Portland > Oklahoma City and everyone else except Golden State
Yes :thumbup:
Oklahoma City 94, Portland 114
Portland (2) > Oklahoma City (0) :thumbup: , 93.4% chance of winning series now

3-0, 7-3 in the playoffs now. :thumbup:
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Re: Basketball

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Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:33 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:51 am
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Milwaukee or Detroit
Detroit 86, Milwaukee 121, ouch
Detroit 99, Milwaukee 120, still ouch
Milwaukee (2) or Detroit (0), 93.4% chance of winning series now


Boston > Indiana
Yes :thumbup:
Indiana 91, Boston 99 :thumbup:
Closer than that, highlighted by a 16-0 4th quarter Boston comeback run, Kyrie Irving 6-10 3s, 37 points
Boston (2) > Indiana (0)


Houston > Utah
Utah 90, Houston 122, wow :thumbup:
Halftime, Utah 44, Houston 70 :thumbup:
Utah 98, Houston 118
Houston (2) > Utah (0)
2-0, 9-3 in the playoffs now. :thumbup:
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Re: Basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:55 am

Vrede too wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:51 am
Golden State (1) > Los Angeles (0) and everyone else
LA Clippers 135, Golden State 131
DeMarcus Cousins likely out for rest of playoffs, diagnosed with torn quad
Golden State (1) > Los Angeles (1), ut-oh

Golden State 132, LA Clippers 105 :thumbup:
Kevin Durant (38 pts) reminds everyone who he is, leads Warriors to blowout Game 3 win
Golden State (2) > Los Angeles (1)


Philadelphia (0) or Brooklyn (1)
Brooklyn 123, Philadelphia 145
Big margin, crazy high score.
Philadelphia (1) or Brooklyn (1)

Philadelphia 131, Brooklyn 115
Philadelphia (2) or Brooklyn (1)
Vrede too wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:51 am
Go:

Denver (0) > San Antonio (1)
Denver (1) > San Antonio (1) :thumbup:
Denver (1) > San Antonio (2) :thumbdown:
1-1, 10-4 in the playoffs now.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:06 am

Vrede too wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Toronto (0) > Orlando (1) and everyone else in the Eastern Conference
Orlando 82, Toronto 111
:thumbup: Toronto (1) > Orlando (1)

Toronto 98, Orlando 93, close
At times, things got tense between the Canadian fans and the Canadian fans. :D
Toronto (2) > Orlando (1) :thumbup:


Portland > Oklahoma City and everyone else except Golden State
Yes :thumbup:
Oklahoma City 94, Portland 114
Portland (2) > Oklahoma City (0) :thumbup: , 93.4% chance of winning series now

Portland (2) > Oklahoma City (1)
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Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Boston > Indiana
Yes :thumbup:
Indiana 91, Boston 99 :thumbup:
Closer than that, highlighted by a 16-0 4th quarter Boston comeback run, Kyrie Irving 6-10 3s, 37 points
Boston (2) > Indiana (0)

Boston (3) > Indiana (0) :thumbup:
No one has ever come back from 3 down.
2-1, 12-5 in the playoffs now. :thumbup:
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Re: Basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:42 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Go:

Milwaukee or Detroit
Milwaukee leads series 3-0
No one has ever come back from 3 down.


Philadelphia or Brooklyn
Philadelphia lead series 3-1

Denver > San Antonio
Denver 117, San Antonio 103 :thumbup:
Series Tied 2-2
13-5 in the playoffs now. :thumbup:
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:46 pm

Saturday, April 20

"In a skid dating back to 2008, the Pistons have now tied the Knicks (2001-2012) for longest playoff-game losing streak at 13 games."
Vrede too wrote:
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Houston > Utah
Houston 104, Utah 101
Houston lead series 3-0.
No one has ever come back from 3 down.
14-5 in the playoffs now. :thumbup:

Sunday, April 21
Vrede too wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:06 am
Go:

Golden State > Los Angeles and everyone else
Golden State (2) > Los Angeles (1)
Golden State up by 6 over halfway through the 4th.
Golden State 113, LA Clippers 105
K. Thompson 6-9 3s, 32 points; K. Durant 33 points
Golden State lead series 3-1 after 2 wins in LA :thumbup:


Toronto > Orlando
Toronto (2) > Orlando (1) :thumbup:
Toronto 107, Orlando 85, ouch
Toronto (3) > Orlando (1) :thumbup:


Portland > Oklahoma City and everyone else except Golden State
Portland (2) > Oklahoma City (1)
Portland 111, Oklahoma City 98
Portland lead series 3-1 :thumbup:


Boston > Indiana
Boston 110, Indiana 106
Boston win series 4-0
1-0 series tally :thumbup:

4-0, 18-5 in the playoffs now. :thumbup: It helps that in the series where I have a preference (6 of 8) I've purely coincidentally picked the lower seed every time. In the other 2 the favorites, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, are also leading. Denver (#2) vs. San Antonio (#7) is the only series tied at 2-2.
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Re: Basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:34 am

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Milwaukee or Detroit
Bucks win first playoff series in 18 years, give Pistons longest playoff-game losing streak in NBA history

... The Bucks left no doubt, beating Detroit by 35, 21, 16 and 23. This is just the second four-game sweep with every game won by at least 15 points in NBA history (Celtics over Rockets in 1980).

The sweep gives the Pistons sole possession of the longest playoff-game losing streak of all-time, 14 games

Detroit’s streak includes 2009 and 2016 sweeps by the Cavaliers, meaning the Pistons have now gone 11 straight seasons without winning a playoff game. That’s one of the longest such droughts of all-time ...
Houston > Utah
Houston lead series 3-0. No one has ever come back from 3 down.
Houston 91, Utah 107
3-1, back to Houston.
18-6 in the playoffs now.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:49 pm

Vrede too wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:46 pm
Go:

Toronto > Orlando
Toronto wins series 4-1 :thumbup:

Philadelphia or Brooklyn
Philadelphia wins series 4-1 :thumbup:

Denver > San Antonio
Series Tied 2-2
Denver up by 11 at the half. :thumbup:
San Antonio 90, Denver 108, whoa
Denver lead series 3-2 :thumbup:


Portland > Oklahoma City
Portland lead series 3-1 :thumbup:
Portland wins series 4-1 on a buzzer beater in Portland. :thumbup:
I'm 21-6 in games, 3-0 for series picks now, favorites are 5-0.
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Re: Basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:44 am

Vrede too wrote:
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Houston > Utah
Houston win series 4-1 :thumbup:

Golden State > Los Angeles and everyone else
LA Clippers 129, Golden State 121 :(
Golden State leads series 3-2
Game 6, only this series and Denver-Spurs go that far, in Los Angeles
I'm 22-7 in games, 4-0 for series picks now, favorites are 6-0 including both #4s > both #5s.
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Vrede too wrote:
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Denver > San Antonio
Denver lead series 3-2 :thumbup:
Not even close :thumbdown: , back to Denver for Game 7.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:08 am

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Golden State > Los Angeles and everyone else
Unstoppable Kevin Durant drops 50 on Clippers, propels Warriors to second round

“I’m Kevin Durant. You know who I am. Y’all know who I am.”

The Clippers knew exactly who Durant was before this series started. Everyone did. That’s a very different thing than stopping him.

“I promise we tried…” Lou Williams said after Durant dropped 50 on the Clippers and ended their playoff run. “We tried everything. We tried everything.”

Just two nights before, on Wednesday, Durant set a personal new career playoff high scoring 45 points. It wasn’t enough, the Warriors lost.

Friday night he upped his game, scoring 38 points in the first half and 50 for the game.

That was enough. The Warriors won 129-110, taking the series 4-2.

The Warriors will start their second-round showdown with a well-rested Rockets team Sunday in the Bay Area....
:-||

Odd series - The visitor won 5 out of 6 games and Golden State won all 3 away games. Sucks for both teams' arena fans.

I'm 23-8 in games, 5-0 for series picks now, low seeds are 7-0 including both #4s > both #5s.

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Denver (#2) > San Antonio (#7) in Game 7 in Denver

Conference Semi-finals

Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) and then win the Eastern Conference

Milwaukee (#1) > Boston (#4)

Golden State (#1) > Houston (#4) and everyone else

Portland (#3) > Denver (#2) or San Antonio (#7) and everyone else except Golden State
I may finally be rooting for a higher seed.
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Basketball

Unread post by Vrede too » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:14 am

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Denver (#2) > San Antonio (#7) in Game 7 in Denver
Sweet, great game, great series. Go Portland (#3) > Denver (#2), but I won't hate it if Denver wins.

Conference Semi-finals

Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) and then win the Eastern Conference
Nice, Toronto up 1-0.
I finish Round 1 24-8 in games, 6-0 for series picks, low seeds are 8-0 including both #4s > both #5s.
This ain't March Madness, not a single Cinderella.
Even though I wanted all favorites, I coulda made some money gambling.
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Odds to win the 2018-19 NBA Finals (6/15/19)

Golden State Warriors 10/13
Milwaukee Bucks 11/2
Houston Rockets 6/1
Toronto Raptors 8/1
Boston Celtics 20/1
Denver Nuggets 25/1
Portland Blazers 30/1
Philadelphia 76ers 40/1

Odds to win the 2018-19 Eastern Conference (6/1/19)

Milwaukee Bucks 1/1
Toronto Raptors 7/5
Boston Celtics 6/1
Philadelphia 76ers 12/1

Odds to win the 2018-19 Western Conference (6/1/19)

Golden State Warriors 5/11
Houston Rockets 13/5
Denver Nuggets 12/1
Portland Blazers 15/1

http://www.vegasinsider.com/nba/odds/futures/
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Conference Semi-finals

Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) and then win the Eastern Conference

Milwaukee (#1) > Boston (#4)

Golden State (#1) > Houston (#4) and everyone else

Portland (#3) > Denver (#2) and everyone else except Golden State
I may finally be rooting for a higher seed.
I can't find on this site the odds of winning each Semi series, but we can infer from the above that they are:

Toronto (#2) > Philadelphia (#3) :thumbup:
Milwaukee (#1) > Boston (#4) :thumbup:
Golden State (#1) > Houston (#4) :thumbup:
Denver (#2) > Portland (#3) :thumbdown:
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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Re: Basketball

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Vrede too wrote:
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Milwaukee (#1) > Boston (#4)
Boston 112, Milwaukee 90
Ut-oh, but I won't hate it if Boston wins.
Boston leads series 1-0


Golden State (#1) > Houston (#4) and everyone else
Houston 100, Golden State 104, whew
Golden State leads series 1-0
I'm 2-1 in the Semis.
It really is time to stop being nice about stupidity.

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