Since I’m the only writer for my site, I’ve decided to only do NBA predictions on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. Last Friday, my record was 2-1, which dropped my overall mark to 17-7 and my overall winning percentage dips from 71.4 to 70.8%. Friday night saw Minnesota upend the Oklahoma City Thunder once again as Karl Anthony-Towns went for 33 points and 19 rebounds. In other action, Golden State edged out the Washington Wizards as Draymond Green and Bradley Beal were ejected for their altercation. The other big news from the weekend is Cleveland dropping consecutive games against New Orleans and New York. The Detroit Pistons headed out West for the weekend where they took out the unbeaten Clippers and Golden State in back-to-back nights. Tonight, I’ll be predicting 3 games with the hopes of staying at or above my 70% winning percentage goal. Let’s Get Started!!!
We start things off in Boston as the Celtics host the San Antonio Spurs on NBATV. San Antonio have lost two games in a row after starting the season with four consecutive wins. San Antonio is still waiting patiently for their MVP-candidate, Kawhi Leonard to return from injury. They’re waiting for Tony Parker to return also, but his return could be a couple months away from happening. Can LaMarcus Aldridge lead the Spurs out of their losing streak against Boston? After losing their first two games of the year, it seems like Boston is starting to get everything together. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford have lead the way and they could add help with the league granting them the 8.4 million-dollar DPE, they can sign some help. I’m going with the Celtics to continue their win streak.
Boston Win 105-100
We head out to the Pacific Northwest as the Portland Trailblazers hosts the Toronto Raptors. For me, these two-team’s kind of mirror each other especially with both having a pair of All-Star guards. This is the fourth stop on the Raptors road trip as they beat the Lakers after losing their first two games. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry battling Damian Lilard and C.J. McCollum is worth the price of admission for this game. Can the Raptors make it two games in a row on this road trip? Portland is 4-2 with both of their losses coming at a combined 4 points. Portland got a group of young players that help compliment their stars and I think they show up and help them to the win over Toronto.
Portland Win 112-110
We head down to California for the second game on NBATV tonight. The Golden State Warriors will take on the Los Angeles Clippers, who just came off their first defeat of the year. Golden State is coming off another tough defeat and this time at the hands of the Pistons. Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 84 points, shot over 60% from the field and almost 50% from 3-point land. They will need help from their supporting cast against this tough, gritty Clippers team. The Clippers lost their first game against the Pistons team that beat Golden State. The addition of Patrick Beverly has given this team a certain edge and Danilo Garlinari and Lou Williams has provided offense also. This should be a high scoring game and I think the Warriors pull it off in the end.
Golden State Win 118-115
What game are you looking forward to the most tonight? What do you think about my picks? Leave a comment below.