NBA Pick'Em 04/20: NBA Playoffs
Thank you for smoking, friends. It's 420 and my brain already knows it. Sentences will be simple today and the concepts will be long. Digressions will run rampant amongst the April shower's soaked fields of despair. I did pretty well last night, my second perfect night of the postseason, but let's not fool ourselves, you don't exactly need a Middle School Diploma to make those picks. Things get interesting tonight, home court begins to reverse. Fortunes could change with the will of a rabid fan base filling hopeful sails across the great beyond that is the uncharted sea of the 2017 NBA Playoffs.
April Yesterday (19th), 2017 Picks:
Hawks@Wizards, pick Wizards, WON
Thunder @ Rockets, pick Rockets, WON
Trailblazers @ Warriors, pick Warriors, WON
Yesterday's Record: 3-0
Playoff Record: 12-4
April Today (20th), 2017 Picks:
Cleveland Cavaliers @ Indiana Pacers
Screw the pacers. I'll make no effort to hide the disdain I have for this team. As an idea, I love the Indiana Pacers. Great organization. But this team, this Paul George, I hate. This guy has an ego you wouldn't believe. I feel bad for the Lakers, they'll never with him if he's their best player. I might take the Pacers in game 4 with their backs to the wall, but not tonight, I don't think they really care anymore. They're just playing a game they love that's not fun right now.
Toronto Raptors @ Milwaukee Bucks
Go Bucks! I've been saying it from day 1, this is the team of the future! I can't wait to watch this game tonight. Milwaukee used to have some righteous playoff game when they had guys like Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, and Glenn Robinson. The fanbase tonight will be the new norm for Milwaukee basketball. Good luck out there, Toronto.
San Antonio Spurs @ Memphis Grizzlies
I don't feel bad saying that this isn't the Grizzlies year. We, as an appreciating fan base, are going on year 7 of the team playing the role of would-be contenders. However, I do not believe we have seen the last of the Grizzlies. Call me a gosh-darned Looney Tune, but I think Chandler Parsons will come back healthy next season. He won't be an all-star, but he'll be a really valuable guy who will get you 16 or 17 efficient points and erupt for the occasional 30 point game. Conley and Gasol will keep the status quo or improve, especially Gasol's 3-pointer, which only evolved this year. We still have two more great games left of them this season. They're still rugged, they still make the Spurs work for it. But even hard-earned, the Spurs will take what's theirs.