Sunday, November 25, 2007

NBA Picks 11/25

Yesterday's picks: 4-4

Its a cruel world that allows there to be back-to-back days with Noontime games. My reverse jinx of the Rockets worked, hopefully it will do the same for my picks.

Today's games:

  • SAN ANTONIO at Seattle
  • New Jersey at LAKERS

  • Featured game: Cleveland at Indiana

    Lebron is looking beastly as of late as he is personally carrying the Cavs to prominence in the East. His per game averages of 31 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8 assists are unheard of, especially considering that he is trending upward in every category (39 points, 10 rebounds, 9.5 assists in his last 5 games). Indiana is looking as strong as it's been since the fated brawl with a bevy of breakout stars, including but not limited to Mike Dunleavy, Danny Granger, and Ike Diogu, all of whom are vying for the Most Improved Player award. Yesterday afternoon, Cleveland overcame a large deficit to come back and beat a TJ Ford-less Raptor squad and weathered the storm of Chris Bosh's 41 points. Might that be too much stress for on weekend? I'm betting on no, for one reason. The pressure was all on Lebron yesterday, but to beat this Indiana team, the rest of the team doesn't need to step up too much. Lebron can shut down either Dunleavy or Granger and the Pacers dont have a great big to exploit Cleveland's weakness down low (Jermaine O'Neal is a shell of himself; also please sign, Andy Varejao!).
    Winner: CLEVELAND