NBA Pick'Em 04/16: NBA Playoffs

 

Thanks for strolling down the NBA Pick'Em 2017 Playoffs lane. Yesterday we crushed it. If we were an NBA team, we'd be on pace for a 60-win season. If we were a college student at a party, that hot girl is laughing at our jokes. Basically, we just got a bingo and didn't even need the free space. On to today's picks. 

April Yesterday (15th), 2017 Picks:

Pacers @ Cavaliers, pick Cavaliers, WON
Bucks @ Raptors, pick Raptors, LOST
Grizzlies @ Spurs, pick Spurs, WON
Jazz @ Clippers, pick Jazz, WON

Yesterday's Record: 3-1
Playoff Record: 3-1


April Today (16th), 2017 Picks: 

Atlanta Hawks @ Washington Wizards

The hawks are a real trick or treat team. It's like they wield some sort of automatic weapon with poor hip-fire accuracy. If the barrel of that thing lines up on you, you're toast, otherwise, you'll likely be fine. Don't don't move. Their vision is motion based. Not only have the Wizards owned them this season, but the Wizards are healthy. They're at home. The hawks aren't afraid of the pressure, they just kind of suck at consistently delivering.
Pick: Wizards

Portland Trailblazers @ Golden State Warriors

Warriors make boom boom. Lilliard gets his. Doesn't matter. 
Pick: Warriors

Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics

I believe in "National TV Rondo". Which is a stupid fucking name. I've always been a fan of "Playoff Rondo". It's much more apt and the only blemish was his series while he was a Mav. If Hoiberg smarts up, he'll unleash Rondo and a defensive tsunami will wash the Celtics clean of their sins. However, I can't bet against Isaiah Thomas. He sadly has something to play for and I think his brilliance will be for her honor. 
Pick: Celtics

Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets

I really think it's stupid to bet all the home teams. It's some sort of gambler's fallacy. I can't tell which side it falls on, though. Why can't all the home teams win? Why can't all the #1 seeds reach the Final Four? Anything that's possible, sorry, ANYTHING THAT'S POSSIBLLLLLEEEE, is achievable. Also, it's no secret that Westbrook has a large lead on exposed MVP ballots. I don't think that's going to sit well with a certain bearded man from Houston. Prediction: Harden, realizing he won't win the MVP, shaves his beard, speaks only in eye-contact, and scores 100 points.
Pick: Houston