After a long weekend of great hoops, it’s time to start another week of NBA action. On Friday, my record was once again 2-2, which lowered my record to 23-12. My overall winning percentage dipped from 67.7 to 65.7% in the process. Lebron James had an epic performance on Friday night in Washington as he put up 57 points, which is his second highest point total in his career. Milwaukee dropped their 4th game in their last five after losing to Detroit. After trailing by 18 at the half, Boston mounted a huge comeback to beat the Thunder in Oklahoma City to extend their winning streak to seven. James Harden put up 56 on Sunday, but the biggest shocker was Atlanta beating the Cavs in Cleveland to end their 8-game losing streak. With only three games tonight, I’ll be predicting all of them. Let’s Get Started!!!
We have the hottest team in the league, Boston heading to Atlanta to face the Hawks. Like I mentioned before, Boston is riding a seven-game winning streak after dropping their first two games. Kyrie Irving is continuing to prove he’s a great leader of this young Celtics team. Al Horford returns home to Atlanta and I’m sure he’ll want to show why Atlanta should’ve kept him and not sign Dwight Howard. Atlanta returns home after they pulled off the huge upset over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dennis Schroder has looked great since his return from an ankle injury and Luke Babbitt gave the team a spark yesterday. Can they make it two in a row? I’m going with Boston to walk away with the win.
Boston Win 105-93
We have the Brooklyn Nets continuing their west coast swing as they face the Phoenix Suns. Brooklyn is in the middle of a 4-game losing streak after dropping their last game against the Lakers. Everything for this team goes through D’Angelo Russell as he leads them in scoring and assists. Can the Nets end their losing streak tonight against the Suns? Phoenix is also on a losing streak of their own as they have dropped two in a row. Ever since the Eric Bledsoe fiasco and firing of Earl Watson, Devin Booker have played much better. Can this young Suns team end their losing streak? This is a tough one, but I’m riding with the Suns to win this one.
Phoenix Win 114-111
The final game on the schedule have the Miami Heat continue their west coast trip and face the Golden State Warriors. After dropping their first game in Denver by a point, the Heat rebounded nicely as they beat the Clippers. I don’t understand why the Heat doesn’t have a better record as they have seven players averaging double figures. Can the Heat make it two in a row on their road trip? It seems like the Warriors are starting to hit their stride now. They have won their last three games by an average of almost 22 points a game. Klay Thompson, Kevin Durant and Steph Curry is averaging over 21 points a game and Draymond Green continues to fill up the stat sheet. I’m riding with the Warriors to walk away with the win.
Golden State Win 119-107
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