Predictem NBA Archives: April 2010 Through May 2010

Friday NBA Playoffs (Game 6): Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics (Celtics lead series 3 games to 2) - 5/28/10

Thursday NBA Playoffs Game Analysis and Prediction: Phoenix Suns vs. LA Lakers (Game 5; Series is tied at 2-2) - 5/27/p>

Wednesday Game 5 Preview and Pick: Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic (Celtics lead best of 7 series 3 games to 1) - 5/26

Tuesday Western Conference Finals Game 4 Analysis and Selection:
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns (Lakers lead series 2-1) - 5/25

Memphis Grizzles: The team has stated that they will be re-signing F Rudy Gay. There is very little question that the deal will get done because the statement was made by the team’s owner. - 5/25

Monday NBA Playoff Preview and Pick: Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics (Boston leads series 3-0; A Celtics win tonight ends the series) - 5/24

Sunday NBA Playoffs: LA Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns - (Lakers lead best of 7 series 2-0) - 5/23

Saturday NBA Playoffs: Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics (Celtics lead the best of seven series 2-0) - 5/22

New Coach? Rumors out of Philly are that Doug Collins will become the team’s next head coach. - 5/20

Likely Gone: Rumors out of C-Town are that the Cavs will be firing Head Coach Mike Brown by the end of the weekend. - 5/21

Thursday: No games scheduled. Take your wife out to dinner tonight so you can buy yourself some game watching time this weekend! - 5/20

Wednesday NBA Playoffs: Phoenix Suns vs. LA Lakers (Lakers lead series 1-0) - 5/19

2010 NBA Draft Lottery Results: The Washington Wizards won the 1st pick. Congrats Wizards fans (If there are any of you out there!) The 76ers were awarded the 2nd pick and the NJ Nets 3rd. - 5/18

Tuesday NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic (Game 2; Celtics lead series 1-0) - 5/18

Monday NBA Playoffs Game Preview and Pick: Suns vs. Lakers (Game 1) - 5/17

Sunday NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics vs. Orlando Magic (Game 1 in a best of 7 series) - 5/16

Friday and Saturday 5/14 and 5/15: No games scheduled.

Get Some Earplugs: You’ll need them as now that Cleveland has been eliminated from the NBA playoffs, there will be MUCH talk about where LeBron James will call home next year. While many expect him to either stay in Cleveland or go to NY, those close to him say the Chicago Bulls or LA Clippers are a more likely venue. - 5/14

You’re Fired! The Atlanta Hawks are expected to announce the firing of Coach Mike Woodson sometime Friday afternoon. This is kind of an odd move as the Hawks have continued to get better under his leadership, however, they’ve failed to advance past the second round of the playoffs with Woodson as their leader. - 5/14

Thursday NBA Playoffs Preview and Pick to Win:
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Game 6 (Boston leads series 3-2) - 5/13

Wednesday: No games scheduled. - 5/12

Tuesday NBA Playoffs:
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Series is tied at 2 games a piece) - 5/11

Monday Game 4 NBA Playoff Previews and Predictions:
Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks (Orlando leads series 3-0)
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz (LA leads series 3-0; Jazz loss tonight would end series) - 5/10

Sunday Prediction: Phoenix/San Antonio OVER 207 - 5/9

Saturday Game 3 NBA Playoff Analysis and Prediction:
LA Lakers vs. Utah Jazz (Lakers lead series 2-0) - 5/8

Friday NBA Playoff Preview and Prediction:
Phoenix Suns vs. San Antonio Spurs (Suns lead series 2-0) - 5/7

Thursday NBA Playoffs:
Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic (Magic lead series 1-0) - 5/6

Wednesday Pro Hoops Playoff Preview and Prediction:
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns (Suns lead series 1-0) - 5/5

Tuesday NBA Playoffs:
Atlanta Hawks vs. Orlando Magic (Game 1)
Utah Jazz vs. LA Lakers (Game 2) - 5/4

Monday NBA Basketball Playoff Previews and Picks:
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Cleveland leads series 1-0)
San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns (Game 1) - 5/3

Moving On: The Chicago Bulls are expected to fire Vinny Del Negro sometime this week. There’s rumors out of the Windy City that Doug Collins may come back to coach the team.

Sunday: Passing. Back Monday with regular updates!

Saturday Game 1 NBA Playoff Matchup and Pick:
Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 5/1

Friday NBA Playoffs Game 6 Previews and Picks:
Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks (Bucks lead series 3-2)
LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (Lakers lead series 3-2) - 4/30

Thursday Game 6 Preview and Selection:
Dallas Mavericks vs. San Antonio Spurs (Spurs lead series 3-2) - 4/29

Wednesday NBA Playoffs:
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks (Game 5: Series tied at 2-2)
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets (Game 5: Utah leads series 3-1) - 4/28

Crawford Named NBA’s 6th-Man Award Winner: The Atlanta guard scored 18 points a game this season. - 4/27

No Surprise There: Kings G Tyreke Evans is expected to be named rookie of the year.

Tuesday Game 5 Preview and Prediction:
Oklahoma City Thunder vs. LA Lakers - 4/27

Monday Game 5 NBA Playoffs Matchup:
Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns Game 5 - 4/25

Sunday NBA Playoff Pick of the Day: Spurs -2.5 - 4/25

Saturday NBA Playoff Game Preview and Prediction:
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (Game 4) - 4/24

Friday NBA Playoffs Previews and Predictions:
Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat
Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz - (Game 3) - 4/23

Thursday NBA Playoff Game Previews and Picks:
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls (Game 3)
LA Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (Game 3) - 4/22

Wednesday Previews and Picks from the National Basketball Association:
Charlotte Bobcats vs. Orlando Magic (Game 2)
San Antonio Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks (Game 2) - 4/21

Tuesday NBA Playoff Previews and Picks:
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks (Game 2)
Portland Trailblazers vs. Phoenix Suns (Game 2) - 4/20

Defensive Player of the Year: Orlando Magic C Dwight Howard was named the NBA’s “Defensive Player of the Year” today. - 4/20

Monday NBA Playoffs Game Previews and Picks:
Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (Game 2)
Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets (Game 2) - 4/19

Blazers Happy With Camby: The Portland Trailblazers are expected to sign C Marcus Camby for an additional 2 years at around 10 mil a season. - 4/19

Sunday: Passing.

Saturday Game 1 NBA Playoffs Game Previews and Picks:
Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics - 4/17

You’re Fired! The 76ers have fired coach Eddie Jordan after only season in which he guided the team to a crappy 28-55 record.

More Bad Luck for Blazers: Portland G Brandon Roy will 4-6 weeks after having surgery for a torn meniscus. It’s possible that he may be able to return should the Blazers make it as far as the Western Conference Finals. Look for Rudy Fernandez to pick up the extra minutes and flourish.

Coach Gets Extension: Memphis Grizzlies Coach Lionel Hollins was given a 3 year extension. Apparently the Grizz are happy with his handling of the team.

Wednesday NBA Game Preview and Pick:
Phoenix Suns vs. Utah Jazz - 4/14

Tuesday NBA Preview and Point Spread Prediction:
Boston Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls - 4/13

Monday NBA Game Analysis and Play:
Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers - 4/12

Sunday NBA Game Analysis and Selection:
Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 4/11

Saturday NBA Pick: Washington Wizards +5.5 - 4/10

Friday Picks: We like the New Jersey Nets at +5.5 and the Miami Heat laying -11.5 - 4/9

Thursday NBA Game Previews and Picks:
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets - 4/8

Wednesday NBA Game Preview and Prediction:
Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets - 4/7

Tuesday NBA: PASSING. Couldn’t find any value on today’s card and not about to force a play! - 4/6

2010 NBA Hall of Fame Inductees - Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, the 1992 Dream Team, Lakers Owner Jerry Buss, High School Coach Bob Hurley Sr. and WNBA star Cynthia Cooper will make up the 2010 class. Additionally, Celtics great Dennis Johnson and Brazilian great Maciel “Ubiratan” Pereira will be honored posthumously.

Out For Season: Milwaukee Bucks C Andrew Bogut will miss the rest of the season after sufffering a dislocated right elbow, sprained wrist and broken right hand. He is scheduled for surgery effectively ending a very productive year. - 4/5

Easter Day NBA Game Preview and Pick:
San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 4/4

Saturday NBA Pick: We like the Milwaukee Bucks at -2 - 4/3

Friday NBA Game Preview and Selection:
Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 4/2

Thursday Pro Hoops Analysis and Play:
Orlando Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks
Portland Trailblazers vs. Denver Nuggets - 4/1

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