Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 77

Thread: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

  1. #1
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    The 2014-15 NBA Season will be the 69th season of National Basketball Association. There will be a pre-season on Saturday, October 4, 2014 and will end on friday, October 24, 2014. The regular season will begin on tuesday, October 28, 2014. And the defending champion San Antonio Spurs will be the first game of 2014-15 season against Dallas Mavericks.

    Anyway before the 2014-15 NBA season start, lets talk about the first overall pick Andrew Wiggins.what can you say about him? for me i think he deserve the 1st pick, and many people sed hes talent and athleticism is compare to tracy McGrady.

    And what can you say for Derek Fisher as the head coach of New York Knicks?

    And what Lebron James can do for Cleveland Cavaliers? thoughts?

    I will post the schedule of the game soon, have a nice day everyone

  2. #2
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    Good evening everyone here are the matches for tomorrow

    Oct 13, 2014

    Charlotte Hornets

    After an ordinary opening performance against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Charlotte Hornets bounced back nicely in their home opener, defeating the Washington Wizards 99-86 behind Gary Neal’s game-high 19 points. Head Coach Steve Clifford has praised Neal’s play all summer long, going as far as saying he is having the best training camp out of any player on the roster. If everything falls into place and If Neal can provide consistent scoring punch off the bench for this new look Hornets outfit, they have a chance at finishing in the top four of the Eastern Conference this season. I think they finish fifth or sixth when it’s all said and done. After an ordinary opening performance against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Charlotte Hornets bounced back nicely in their home opener, defeating the Washington Wizards 99-86 behind Gary Neal’s game-high 19 points. Head Coach Steve Clifford has praised Neal’s play all summer long, going as far as saying he is having the best training camp out of any player on the roster. If everything falls into place and If Neal can provide consistent scoring punch off the bench for this new look Hornets outfit, they have a chance at finishing in the top four of the Eastern Conference this season. I think they finish fifth or sixth when it’s all said and done.

    Orlando Magic

    The Orlando Magic have had an impressive start to preseason play, winning both games away from home against Miami and Indiana, the two teams that met in the Eastern Conference Finals last season. This young Magic squad is getting a good spread of contributors in their opening couple of games as six players scored in double-figures in their overtime win against the Heat while each player scored three or greater in their 96-93 victory over the Pacers on Friday night. I’m not sure Orlando has a star on their roster, but they are a nice young team that is going to be pretty fun to watch this season.

  3. #3
    keytolife's Avatar
    keytolife is online now
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,462
    Location
    Munich,Germany
    Rep Power
    46

    Dobber Sports Expert

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    I hate this season. No Paul George so my Pacers will suck
    Commish of UNFFHL, dangered species being the sole Panthers fan on Dobber.

  4. #4
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    Denver Nuggets vs Chicago Bulls

    Denver Nuggets

    The Denver Nuggets are 1-2 in the preseason and have been clicking offensively at a high clip. The Nuggets shot 56.9 percent in a game against the Oklahoma City Thunder and 40.2 percent against the Phoenix Suns. Danilo Gallinari returned in the Nuggets most recent game, and he looked terrific by knocking down five of his nine shot attempts. One player who has really shined for Denver has been rookie Gary Harris, who has scored a combined 27 points and has dished three assists in the first three games. Kenneth Faried has been dealing with a minor ankle injury, but he’s expected to play in this matchup. The Denver Nuggets have to feel optimistic with the way they’ve played so far.

    Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls have lost two of their three games and are looking to jell by the time the season begins. Pau Gasol is coming off his best game in a Bulls uniform, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Derrick Rose continues to iron out any wrinkles, as he’s played a combined 50 minutes and has scored 33 points. As the Bulls continue to search for point guard depth, Aaron Brooks has really impressed at both ends of the court, especially on defense where he’s come up with a few steals. Rookie Doug McDermott is still trying to find his groove, but he has made one three in each of the first three games. The Chicago Bulls are simply getting a feel for one another and looking to improve on the offensive side of the ball.

  5. #5
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by keytolife View Post
    I hate this season. No Paul George so my Pacers will suck
    yeah its a big loss for pacers lets pray for him so he can play again soon..

  6. #6
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/16/2014

    Home - Cleveland Cavaliers
    Last away matches - W-W-W-W-L-L

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a 3-0 start this preseason as the excitement surrounding this team continues to grow. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving sat out on Tuesday against Milwaukee so it was Kevin Love’s turn to shine and he responded by scoring 25 points and grabbing four rebounds in 21 minutes of action. Dion Waters poured in 23 points in 25 minutes and Shawn Marion scored 11 as the Cavs showed even without their two top stars they have more than enough in the tank to be a force this year. The Cavs shot 45.3% from the floor but 89.3% from the free throw line and that was the difference. James is healthy but Cleveland plays three games in four nights but Tristan Thomson is nursing a sore shoulder and Irving is recovering from rolling his ankle so they are still sidelined.

    Away - Indiana Pacers
    Last away matches - L-W-W-W-L-L

    The Indiana Pacers have been off since Sunday when they lost to the Dallas Mavericks. The Pacers continue to prepare for a season without Paul George they are still being selective with who is playing and playing time for the preseason. Roy Hibbert sat out on Sunday as did George Hill and C.J. Fair as C.J. Miles led all scorers with 19. Point guard C.J. Watson scored 16 points while Donald Sloan had 2 and Lavoy Allen had 10. The Pacers were creamed on the boards by the Mavs 48-36 and they turned the ball over 19 times. The Pacers are a playoff tested team but without Paul it is going to be a real test.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-6.00)
    Away - (+6.00)
    Pick - Cleveland Cavaliers (-6.00)
    Odds - 1.93
    Stakes - 9/10
    __________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/16/2014

    Home - Boston Celtics
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-L-W

    The Boston Celtics have split their first four preseason games and are still trying to find out exactly who they are. One thing that should help the Celtics is the return of Jeff Green, who is expected to make his preseason debut after missing time with a calf injury. The main concern for the Celtics has to be the progress of rookie point guard Marcus Smart. In his last three games, Smart has turned the ball 10 times and is 7-21 from the field. While it may be unfair to expect a rookie to excel immediately, that’s basically what the Boston Celtics need to be successful with Rajon Rondo out with a hand injury. Marcus Thornton has really played well this preseason and will be a major contributor for the Celtics off the bench. At this point, Boston is looking for anybody and everybody to make an impact with the season right around the corner.

    Away - Toronto Raptors
    Last away matches - W-L-L-L-L-W

    The Toronto Raptors are a solid 3-1 in preseason play and already beat the Boston Celtics 116-109 last Friday. Louis Williams has provided a huge spark offensively off the bench for the Raptors, which includes a combined 31 points in his last two games. Kyle Lowry did not play in the Raptors most recent game due to rest and he shouldn’t see significant minutes in this matchup either, if at all. If there’s one thing the Toronto Raptors hope changes before the regular season, it’s the turnovers as they turned the ball over 21 times in their last game and it was an issue in last year’s playoffs. The Raptors continue to find out who they are through solid play but they have to clean their game up if they hope to be taken seriously as championship contenders.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-3.00)
    Away - (+3.00)
    Pick - Toronto Raptors (-3.00)
    Odds - 1.89
    Stakes - 10/10

    For more updates about NBA Pre-season you can visit @Sbobet Best BasketBall Odds Have a nice day everyone

  7. #7
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/17/2014

    Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics

    Home - Philadelphia 76ers
    Last away matches - L-L-L-L-L-W

    The Boston Celtics have lost three straight preseason games and are 2-3 overall. The Celtics have had a hard time putting the ball in the hoop and the return of Jeff Green certainly didn’t help in Wednesday’s loss. Green, who missed all of the preseason with a hamstring injury, shot 3-12 from the field in 31 minutes in his preseason debut. Marcus Smart, who has also struggled at point guard, turned the ball over six times in his most recent contest. One player who continues to shine for the Boston Celtics is Marcus Thornton, who has scored in the double figures in three straight games and looks to be an offensive spark off the bench. It’s no secret the Boston Celtics are going to struggle this season and they’re just trying to find a few guys who can hopefully stop the bleeding. If preseason is any indication of things to come, it won’t be pretty for Boston fans.

    Away - Boston Celtics
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-L-W

    The Philadelphia 76ers are 1-3 in the preseason and have lost two straight games. The issue for the 76ers lately have been turnovers, as they’ve coughed the ball up a combined 44 times in their last two games. One player who continues to produce for Philly is center Henry Sims, who has combined for 36 points and 18 rebounds in his last three games. Nerlens Noel has four blocks and 20 rebounds in his last two performances. While K.J. McDaniels is more known for his defense, he has shot a solid 8-13 from the field in his last two games. The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to be terrible this season and they haven't done much to change that thought in the preseason. However, there have been a couple of somewhat promising performances from some of their young players.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-2.00)
    Away - (+2.00)
    Pick - Boston Celtics (+2.00)
    Odds - 1.94
    Stakes - 8/10
    _________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/17/2014

    Golden State Warriors vs Denver Nuggets

    Home - Golden State Warriors
    Last away matches - W-W-W-L-W-L

    The Golden State Warriors are 3-0 in the preseason and have shot better than 48 percent from the field in every contest. Stephen Curry has scored 45 points in his last two games and David Lee has scored in the double figures in all three games. The Warriors have pretty much been what they are in the regular season, a shooting machine that doesn’t miss much, and that’s even with Steve Kerr is their new head coach. Harrison Barnes, who needs to step his game up in his third year, is even a solid 9-20 from the field and is being a lot more active on the defensive end. Shaun Livingston will miss a couple of weeks due to a toe injury. Overall, Golden State fans have to be pleased with what they’ve seen from their team so far in the preseason.

    Away - Denver Nuggets
    Last away matches - L-L-L-L-L-L

    The Denver Nuggets are 1-3 in the preseason and all three of their losses have come on the road. Kenneth Faried looks to be in regular season form as he’s picked up right where he left up in FIBA play, simply scoring at will and controlling the glass in limited minutes. Danilo Gallinari is coming off his best preseason game where he scored 17 points in 14 minutes against the Phoenix Suns. Timofey Mozgov has been the most consistent Denver player throughout the preseason and if he can keep it up, he’s likely going to see the most minutes he’s ever had in his career. Rookie Gary Harris has also shown promise at times and looks like he has the potential to be a steal for the Nuggets. Overall, despite the results, the Denver Nuggets have found some depth in their first few games that they hope can hold up.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.50)
    Away - (+4.50)
    Pick - Golden State Warriors (-4.50)
    Odds - 1.97
    Stakes - 9/10
    _________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/17/2014

    Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks

    Home - Chicago Bulls
    Last away matches - W-L-W-W-W-L

    The Chicago Bulls dropped their first two games of the preseason but the have bounced back winning their last two. All eyes in Chicago are on Derrick Rose and his health as he has suffered season ending injuries the past two seasons but he looks to be healthy this year. While Rose is healthy, most feel he hasn’t been at his best for whatever reason and we saw that on Monday against the Nuggets as Rose scored 15 points but he was just 4 of 12 from the floor. Joakim Noah gets some big help from a big man this season as the Bulls have added Pau Gasol to the mix and he is coming off of a nine point performance o Monday. Taj Gibson has moved to the sixth man spot but that didn’t stop him from scoring 15 on Monday and Doug McDermott logged 16 points in 26 minutes. The Bulls pounded the boards against Denver out rebounding them by 45-37 and blocking seven shots. The Bulls have some question marks but the tinkering of the roster and playing without Rose the past two seasons have made them much more than just a one man show.

    Away - Atlanta Hawks
    Last away matches - W-L-L-W-W-L

    The Atlanta Hawks were an improved team last season and somewhat surprising but the question mark for them is whether they are ready to contend or if they are still in the building process. The Hawks are 2-1 so far this preseason and are coming off of a win on Monday in Miami against the Heat. Paul Milsap looks to be in mid season form scoring 23 points in 25 minutes on Monday and Kyle Korver had 17 points. Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll each had 10 points in 23 minutes and Mike Scott also had 10 points. 15 players in all had time on the floor for the Hawks on Monday as they worked in Adreian Payne who had five points and Shelvin Mack who had four points. The Hawks are really treating these games as a chance to get a good look at everyone and judging by what we have seen from them thus far their final roster is far from being decided.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-6.00)
    Away - (+6.00)
    Pick - Chicago Bulls (-6.00)
    Odds - 2.16
    Stakes - 10/10
    _________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/17/2014

    New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder

    Home - New Orleans Pelicans
    Last away matches - L-W-L-L-L-L

    The New Orleans Pelicans have split their first four preseason games and will play just their second true home game after beating the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. Anthony Davis is coming off his best preseason performance with 26 points and eight rebounds, as he shot a remarkable 9-11 from the field. Tyreke Evans, who is expected to be the Pelicans starting SF and has missed time with a hamstring injury, hopes to return for this matchup. Ryan Anderson looks like he’s going to have a big season for New Orleans, as he’s contributed 28 points and 10 rebounds in his last two games. It also looks like that Jimmer Fredette pickup may pay off for the Pelicans, as he’s canned six threes in his last two contests. If guys can continue to emerge, the New Orleans Pelicans could be a surprise team this season.

    Away - Oklahoma City Thunder
    Last away matches - W-L-W-W-L-L

    The Oklahoma City Thunder are 2-1 in the preseason and are coming off a 10-point win over the Memphis Grizzlies in their first game without Kevin Durant. In fact, the Thunder didn’t miss a beat by shooting 53.3 percent from the field and Jeremy Lamb led the way with 23 points. I’ve mentioned before that Lamb has big time potential if given a chance, and he showed some of that in the win over Memphis. Russell Westbrook actually looked like a point guard by dishing out 12 assists, while Anthony Morrow scored 19 points off the bench. It was an overall team victory for OKC with everybody contributing, and it’s exactly how the Thunder will have to play in order to win games with Durant out for an extended period of time.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (+1.00)
    Away - (-1.00)
    Pick - Oklahoma City Thunder (-1.00)
    Odds - 2.01
    Stakes - 10/10

  8. #8
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/18/2014

    Home - Washington Wizards
    Last away matches - L-W-W-W-W-L

    The Washington Wizards are 4-1 thus far this preseason as they look to build on last season’s playoff berth. Washington’s last game was again Maccabi Haifa which they won by just six points. The starters just didn’t play much in the last game as the backups saw plenty of action. Paul Pierce sat out on Wednesday and John Wall played just 12 minutes scoring five points. Otto Porter led all scorers for the Wizards with 19 points and eight rebounds and Kevin Seraphin had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Washington has a nice core of young players with DeJuan Blair and Glen Rice Jr. and they should be challengers once again.

    Away - Charlotte Hornets
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-W-L

    The Charlotte Bobcats are 2-2 this preseason and are coming off of a bad loss to Detroit where they were blown out by 20 points. The Starters logged plenty of minutes against Detroit but none of them had even a decent night. Al Jefferson and Brian Roberts each had 10 points and Lance Stephenson had eight points. P.J. Hairston had 10 points but Cody Zeller had just two points. Kemba Walker is sidelined with a knee contusion, Gerald Henderson has a hamstring industry, and Noah Vonleh is out with a hernia.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.00)
    Away - (+4.00)
    Pick - Washington Wizards (-4.00)
    Odds - 2.00
    Stakes - 9/10
    ___________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/18/2014

    Home - Orlando Magic
    Last away matches - L-W-W-W-L-L

    The Orlando Magic are 3-1 for the preseason but they were one of the worst teams in the NBA last season. Orlando is coming off of a win in their last game but it was against Flamengo so there isn’t much we can decipher from it. Seth Curry and Victor Olidipo were among those who sat out last game as the Magic gave plenty of minutes to others. Nikola Vucevic scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Tobias Harris had 14 points in 25 minutes. Devyn Marble played just 16 minutes and had four pointsand Aaron Gordon scored 15 off of the bench. Where we saw the biggest disparity for the Magic was on the boards where they outrebounded their opponent 50-37.

    Away - Detroit Pistons
    Last away matches - W-L-L-L-L-W

    The Detroit Pistons are off to a 3-1 start this preseason and they destroyed the Charlotte Hornets as an underdog in their last game. 14 Pistons saw action in the game against the Hornets but Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is out with a knee injury and Will Bynum and Spencer Dinwiddie didn’t play. Andre Drummond scored 15 points and had 14 rebounds in 31 minutes of action, Josh Smith scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds in 34 minutes, and D.J. Augustin had 16 points in 22 minutes off of the bench. Detroit crushed Charlotte on the boards outrebounding them 58-36. Al Jefferson scored 10 points and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored six as Detroit looked sharp leading from start to finish.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-1.00)
    Away - (+1.00)
    Pick - Orlando Magic (-1.00)
    Odds - 2.00
    Stakes - 9/10
    ___________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/18/2014

    Home - Cleveland Cavaliers
    Last away matches - W-W-W-W-L-L

    The Cavaliers improved to a perfect 4-0 this preseason after a 98-93 win over the Indiana Pacers at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, OH on Wednesday. LeBron James led the Cavs with a game-high 26 points on 9-12 (.750) shooting, four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 24 minutes. His 26 points scored are the most by a Cavs player this preseason. Also in the victory, Matthew Dellavedova recorded 14 points on 6-9 (.667) shooting, a team-high four assists and two steals in 30 minutes, while Tristan Thompson pulled down a game-high nine rebounds and added six points in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Away - Dallas Mavericks
    Last away matches - W-W-L-L-W-L

    The Mavericks got their first win of the preseason in their most recent game on Sunday in Dallas against the Indiana Pacers. Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki returned to the starting lineup against Indiana (after missing the first two preseason games due to a right hip contusion) and went 7-of-11 from the field in the opening half en route to 16 first-half points. He added five rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes. Charlie Villanueva (16) and Gal Mekel (11) scored all of their points in the fourth quarter as the Mavs came away with the 106-98 victory.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.50)
    Away - (+4.50)
    Pick - Cleveland Cavaliers (-4.50)
    Odds - 2.08
    Stakes - 10/10

  9. #9
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/19/2014

    Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks

    Home - Indiana Pacers
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-W-L

    The Indiana Pacers are 1-3 in the preseason, have lost three straight games and this will be their first contest since Wednesday. The Pacers continue to struggle finding playmakers on the offensive end, as they’ve shot 40 percent or under in two of their last three games. Chris Copeland is coming off a 16-point performance and he’s scored a combined 22 points in his last two games. George Hill has probably been the most consistent player for the Pacers, as he’s a combined 9-17 from the field in his last two games. Roy Hibbert looks to be in better shape than last season and is more aggressive offensively, producing 21 points in his last two games. With the injury the Paul George, the Indiana Pacers are just looking for answers.

    Away - Dallas Mavericks
    Last away matches - W-W-W-L-L-W

    The Dallas Mavericks have split their first four preseason games, which includes a win Friday over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dirk Nowitzki looks to be in regular season form the last couple of games, scoring 32 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Monta Ellis returned from injury in Friday’s matchup, scoring 13 points and dishing out eight assists. Meanwhile, Tyson Chandler continues to struggle from the field, as he’s a combined 1-10 in his last two games. Jameer Nelson seems to be the Mavs starting point guard with the way he’s been playing, as he’s produced a combined 26 points and 13 assists in his last two contests. The Dallas Mavericks have improved with each preseason game.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-2.50)
    Away - (+2.50)
    Pick - Dallas Mavericks (+2.50)
    Odds - 2.05
    Stakes - 10/10
    _______________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/19/2014

    Philadelphia 76ers vs Orlando Magic

    Home - Philadelphia 76ers
    Last away matches - L-L-L-L-L-W

    The Philadelphia 76ers were one of the worst teams in the NBA last season and so far this preseason they aren’t any better going 1-4 through their first five games. We last saw the 76ers in action on Thursday when they were losing on the road in Boston where seven players didn’t even dress including Michael Carter-Williams. The Sixers seem to have more talent with high potential and big question marks than any other team in the NBA with Nerlens Noel and Joel Embid both on the roaster. On Thursday Elliot Williams and Tony Wroten each had 17 points and Henry Sims grabbed 10 rebounds. Arnett Moultrie came off of the bench to score 16 points and grab nine rebounds and Alexey Shved had eight points. While I do see some talent on the roster in Philadelphia, this could be another tough season.

    Away - Orlando Magic
    Last away matches - L-W-W-W-L-L

    The Orlando Magic are having a strong preseason winning their last two games to go to 4-1 overall. Their one loss was on the road and 3 of their 5 games have been played on the road. Orlando is coming off of a game against Flamengo where we really didn’t learn much as it was more of a longer look at Magic bench players. Nikola Vicevic scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Aaron Gordon scored 15 points and had nine rebounds. Tobias Harris had 14 points, Luke Ridnour had 11 points, and Willie Green had 11 points. Seth Curry sat out last game and Victor Oladipo is still nursing a sprained MCL.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (+1.00)
    Away - (-1.00)
    Pick - Orlando Magic (-1.00)
    Odds - 1.90
    Stakes - 9/10
    _______________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/19/2014


    San Antonio Spurs vs Miami Heat

    Home - San Antonio Spurs
    Last away matches - L-W-L-L-W-W

    The San Antonio Spurs are 1-2 in preseason play and lost their only game against NBA competition to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. In the loss, the Spurs shot just 26.3 percent from three and turned the ball over 24 times. Kawhi Leonard continues to deal with an eye infection and remains questionable for this game, while Tiago Splitter is dealing with a strained calf injury. Patty Mills is also nursing a shoulder injury. Austin Daye is coming off a big game where he had 17 points and six rebounds, while Aron Baynes scored 11 points as the starting power forward. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker logged a lot of minutes in their first two games, so neither of them should play a ton in this contest.

    Away - Miami Heat
    Last away matches - L-L-L-L-L-W

    The Miami Heat won their first preseason game Friday night against the Golden State Warriors and improve to 1-4. The Heat only played 10 guys in the victory, which should allow fresh legs for some of their bench guys. One guy who continues to make strides is Shabazz Napier, who is finally comfortable in the lineup and has scored in the double digits in three straight games. Chris Bosh has 43 points in his last two games and Dwyane Wade has 26 points and four steals in his last two games. Bosh likely won’t see much time in this matchup after just playing 34 minutes on Thursday. In their first win, the Miami Heat knocked down 12 threes and shot a lights out 55.7 percent from the field.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.00)
    Away - (+4.00)
    Pick - San Antonio Spurs (-4.00)
    Odds - 2.01
    Stakes - 10/10
    _______________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/19/2014

    Atlanta Hawks vs Detroit Pistons

    Home - Atlanta Hawks
    Last away matches - L-W-L-L-W-W

    The Atlanta Hawks are 2-2 so far this preseason and with 10 days before the season officially starts they have played just one home game. The Hawks are coming off of a one-point loss at Chicago on Thursday in a defensive game where they played right into the Bulls hands. Only Paul Millsap didn’t play on Thursday as 14 Hawks saw action. Mike Scott led all Atlanta scorers with 15 points in 22 minutes and Dennis Schroder added 11 points. John Jenkins was the leading bench scorer with 10 points and Pero Antic had eight points. Elton Brand and Al Horford were the hawks leading rebounders with six each. While it was just preseason, the Hawks led the entire first three quarters of the game before being outscored by 20 in the fourth quarter to lose by a single point.

    Away - Detroit Pistons
    Last away matches - L-W-L-L-L-L

    The Detroit Pistons are playing their second game in as many nights as they were bounced by 12 points on Friday in Orlando. Greg Monroe had a big game on Friday scoring 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in 32 minutes. D.J. Augustin continued his strong play for the preseason scoring 21 points and grabbing six rebounds in 24 minutes. Andre Drummond had 11 points and Brandon Jennings had 10 points in the losing effort. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope didn’t dress while Spencer Dinwiddie and Tony Mitchell were among those that didn’t play.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.00)
    Away - (+4.00)
    Pick - Atlanta Hawks (-4.00)
    Odds - 1.98
    Stakes - 9/10

  10. #10
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/21/2014

    Washington Wizards vs New Orleans Pelicans

    Home - Washington Wizards
    Last away matches - L-W-W-W-W-L

    The Washington Wizards are 4-2 to start preseason play with wins against the Bulls, Pelicans, Pistons and Maccabi Haifa (Israeli Premier League) and two losses coming against the Hornets. The Wizards have one of the best backcourts in the league when healthy with PG John Wall and SG Bradley Beal, but unfortunately Beal broke his left wrist and could be out as long as two months. The Wizards took a hit at the small forward position losing Trevor Ariza, and they tried to replace him with veteran Paul Pierce in a move I’m not a huge fan of. The Wizards do have a great PF in Nene Hilario who is a big, physical Brazilian and C Marcin Gortat is solid and reliable with more of a defensive-minded approach to the game despite getting stronger offensively over the past two seasons. The Wizards have some decent bench options with veteran PG Andre Miller running the offense with the second unit, DeJuan Blair and Kris Humphries offering a physical presence down low, and Otto Porter Jr. looking to establish himself after being selected third overall in the 2013 draft.

    Away - New Orleans Pelicans
    Last away matches - L-W-L-L-L-L

    The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-2 to start the preseason after playing a solid schedule of competition, with wins against the Heat, Rockets and Thunder, and losses against the Hawks and Wizards. PF Anthony Davis has been in beast mode in the Pelicans last two exhibition games averaging 27 points and eight rebounds per game while playing 26 and 31 minutes. PG Jrue Holiday is recovering from a tibial stress fracture sustained last season but it hasn’t seemed to affect him as he’s performed well in limited minutes thus far. SG Eric Gordon is also coming back from injury last season but looks to still represent a solid scoring option if he can stay healthy. Tyreke Evans has only played in one exhibition game thus far but is one of the more versatile players in the league if not hampered by his hamstring, as he can drive the lane and force double teams in addition to being able to dish assists and grab rebounds as well being oversized for the shooting guard position when playing there. Omer Asik is a solid defensive-minded center with good fundamentals who complements Davis’ shot blocking ability nicely. On the bench, the Pelicans have a great scorer in Ryan Anderson who can play a stretch four or possibly small forward, a veteran shooter in John Salmons, and a good defensive backup down low in Jeff Withey. Rookie Russ Smith and newly acquired Jimmer Fredette will be looking to make names for themselves as well.Asian Handicap

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (+1.50)
    Away - (-1.50)
    Pick - Washington Wizards (+1.50)
    Odds - 2.02
    Stakes - 8/10
    __________________________________________________ _____
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/21/2014

    Cleveland Cavaliers vs Chicago Bulls

    Home - Cleveland Cavaliers
    Last away matches - W-W-W-W-L-L

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are 4-1 in the preseason with their most recent contest being a loss against the Dallas Mavericks. Kyrie Irving played 29 minutes in the Cavs most recent game for the first time this preseason and finished 8-13 from the field for 23 points and five assists. LeBron James has taken only 18 shots in his last two games but has still managed to score 38 points. A.J. Price is somebody who has quietly had good games for the Cavaliers, as he’s 11-22 from the field and has four assists in his last three games. Despite a neck injury, Kevin Love is expected to play in this preseason matchup. The Cleveland Cavaliers are still trying to get the flow down with their new roster but have looked better than expected so far in the first few games.

    Away - Chicago Bulls
    Last away matches - W-L-W-W-W-L

    The Chicago Bulls have won four straight preseason games to improve to 4-2, and their most recent win came Sunday against the Charlotte Hornets. It’s quite clear Derrick Rose is getting more and more comfortable on the court, as he shot 50 percent from the field for 17 points and three assists in Sunday’s victory. Rose along with Pau Gasol, who has 26 points and 17 rebounds in his last two games, seem to be finding their groove and should form a solid 1-2 punch for the Bulls this season. Kirk Hinrich has had an up-and-down preseason, but he is coming off a game where he was 11-14 from the field. The Chicago Bulls are starting to hit their stride with the regular season right around the corner.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.00)
    Away - (+4.00)
    Pick - Chicago Bulls (+4.00)
    Odds - 2.06
    Stakes - 10/10
    __________________________________________________ _____
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/21/2014

    Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers

    Home - Brooklyn Nets
    Last away matches - W-L-L-L-W-L

    The Brooklyn Nets are 3-1 and suffered their first loss of the preseason Sunday to the Boston Celtics. The Nets are coming off a game where they shot just 23.5 percent from three and turned the ball over 16 times. Jerome Jordan and Jarrett Jack led the Nets with 17 points in the loss and Deron Williams chipped in 16 points as a starter. Jack has proven to be a solid pickup for the Nets, as he’s consistently found his shot and has turned the ball over just twice in his last three games. Brook Lopez continues to miss time with a foot injury and Andrei Kirilenko has played 15 or less minutes in his last two games. The Brooklyn Nets are an experienced and veteran basketball team that will use these final two preseason games in hopes of finding quality depth.

    Away - Philadelphia 76ers
    Last away matches - L-L-L-L-L-W

    The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-4 in preseason play and coming off a Saturday win over the Orlando Magic. The 76ers are having some trouble finding scoring threats, as they’ve shot under 45 percent in their last three games. Drew Gordon is coming off a 16-point performance in his last game, which was by far his best showing of the preseason. While rookie K.J. McDaniels isn’t known for his scoring, he has scored a combined 26 points in his last three games. Nerlens Noel has been battling an illness and is questionable for this game, while Michael Carter-Williams missed the last game with a shoulder injury and may not play in this game as well. The Philadelphia 76ers are a young team that continues to search for promising talent anywhere they can find it.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-2.00)
    Away - (+2.00)
    Pick - Brooklyn Nets (-2.00)
    Odds - 1.95
    Stakes - 9/10
    __________________________________________________ _____
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/21/2014

    New York Knicks vs Milwaukee Bucks

    Home - New York Knicks
    Last away matches - W-W-L-W-W-W

    The New York Knicks are 2-2 so far this preseason but with Derek Fisher in as Head Coach and Phil Jackson running the operation the expectations are high. The Knocks haven’t played since last Tuesday when they beat the 76ers in Syracuse. Against Philly Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 17 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes. Jason Smith had 14 points off of the bench and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 13 points from the bench and Iman Shumpert had 12 points. The Knicks will have some changes going on over the season and some learning as well so this could be a transitional year in New York.

    Away - Milwaukee Bucks
    Last away matches - W-L-L-W-L-L

    The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-3 this preseason and last we saw them they were beating the Timberwolves by seven on Friday. First round draft pick Jabari Parker has looked like he will live up the expectations and on Friday he had 21 points and 11 rebounds in 35 minutes to lead the Bucks. O.J. Mayo added 19 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo had 19 points and nine rebounds. Khris Middleton had 14 points and Jared Dudley had 12. THe Bucks had plenty of talent that didn’t play in that game like Johnny O’Bryant who should make his presence known in the NBA. Milwaukee has a nice core of good young talent and look for them to get better as the season goes on and into next season.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.50)
    Away - (+4.50)
    Pick - New York Knicks (-4.50)
    Odds - 2.12
    Stakes - 9/10

  11. #11
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/22/2014

    Minnesota Timberwolves vs Indiana Pacers

    Home - Minnesota Timberwolves
    Last away matches - W-L-W-L-W-L

    This is just the second true home preseason game for the Minnesota Timberwolves, a team that’s split their first four games. Star rookie Andrew Wiggins is 13-28 from the field in his last three games and has racked up five steals. Mo Williams has shown to be a solid pickup for the Timberwolves, and he’s coming off a 19-point performance in his most recent game. Ricky Rubio has done a tremendous job of getting his teammates involved by dishing out 16 assists in his last two games and Corey Brewer is 12-25 in his last three contests. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a young team that many think will take a step backwards with Kevin Love no longer on the roster. However, there’s some talent on this team that could surprise some folks.

    Away - Indiana Pacers
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-W-L

    The Indiana Pacers are 2-3 in the preseason and will finish things out with two road games. The Pacers continue to search desperately for offensive production, as they’ve shot under 30 percent from three in their last two games. One player who continues to give Indiana an offensive spark is Chris Copeland, who has 44 points in his last three games. David West is coming off a 16-point performance and Donald Sloan scored 15 points in 20 minutes in his most recent contest. Still, the Indiana Pacers must be much better on the offensive end if they’re going to even sniff the playoffs in the East. George Hill is 8-20 from the field in his last two games and Roy Hibbert has grabbed 11 rebounds in his last two games.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-3.00)
    Away - (+3.00)
    Pick - Minnesota Timberwolves (-3.00)
    Odds - 1.84
    Stakes - 9/10
    __________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/22/2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz

    Home - Oklahoma City Thunder
    Last away matches - L-W-L-W-W-L

    The Oklahoma City Thunder have dropped to 2-4 in the preseason with three straight losses. Without Kevin Durant on the court, everybody is auditioning for more playing time. Despite not playing in his last matchup, Jeremy Lamb has 26 points in his last two games and three assists. Russell Westbrook has 27 points and 10 assists in his last two contests, and he knows he’ll have to take better care of the basketball considering he’s the new leader for OKC. One name to watch out for the Thunder is Perry Jones, who is coming off a 21-point and eight-rebound performance in Oklahoma City’s last game. The Oklahoma City Thunder will be an interesting team to watch early in the season without their superstar player there to help.

    Away - Utah Jazz
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-W-L

    The Utah Jazz are 4-2 in preseason play with their two losses coming in their last two games. The good news for Jazz fans is that Alec Burks returned from a sore shoulder and scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds in 29 minutes in Utah’s most recent matchup. Rookie Rodney Hood may not get tons of credit from the media, but he’s shot a solid 8-15 from the field in his last three games. Derrick Favors continues to score at will and crash the class aggressively, as he’s going to be one of the more consistent players this season for Utah. Trey Burke is expected to play in this game after being given the night off in Utah’s last game. The Utah Jazz have been one of the biggest surprises this preseason and should carry that confidence over to the regular season.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-3.00)
    Away - (+3.00)
    Pick - Oklahoma City Thunder (-3.00)
    Odds - 2.01
    Stakes - 10/10
    __________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/22/2014

    Miami Heat vs Houston Rockets

    Home - Miami Heat
    Last away matches - W-L-L-L-L-L

    The Miami Heat have won back-to-back preseason games to improve to 2-4 in these scrimmages. Guys such as Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Luol Deng should be ready for this game after taking the Heat’s last contest off. Rookie Shabazz Napier has finally arrived, as he’s coming off his best performance in which he scored 25 points and had four assists. Napier has now scored in the double digits in four straight games and his confidence has clearly hit another level. Shawne Williams is another guy who has come on late for Miami, as he’s an impressive 10-16 from the field in his last two games. Danny Granger has made four threes in his last two games and looks healthy for the first time since his Indiana days. The Miami Heat are starting to find their groove a bit right before the regular season starts.

    Away - Houston Rockets
    Last away matches - L-W-L-W-L-W

    The Houston Rockets are 4-1 in preseason play and just hope to enter the regular season healthy. Dwight Howard returned to the Rockets last game and scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 17 minutes. James Harden also returned to the court and was a shaky 2-12 from the field and had six assists in 27 minutes. One bright spot for the Rockets has been Trevor Ariza, who had 13 points and four steals in his most recent contest and has knocked down a three in his last two games. A healthy Patrick Beverley also has Houston feeling good entering the season, as he’s done a fine job of taking care of the basketball and setting up his teammates. The Houston Rockets look to be in good shape by the time the real season begins.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (+2.50)
    Away - (-2.50)
    Pick - Miami Heat (+2.50)
    Odds - 2.01
    Stakes - 10/10

  12. #12
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/22/2014

    Denver Nuggets vs Portland Trail Blazers

    Home - Denver Nuggets
    Last away matches - W-L-L-L-L-L

    The Denver Nuggets are 2-4 this preseason as they look to bounce back from a disappointing season a year ago. The Nuggets have been struggling this preseason as well but they got the win on Saturday as they beat the Clippers in L.A. Kenneth Faried had 19 points and seven rebounds, Aaron Affalo had 16 points, and Randy Foye had 14 points. The Nuggets had four more rebounds than the Clips and also doubled them up with 12 steals vs. six. Defensively Denver also held the Clippers to 37 percent shooting and if they can get their defense going this could be a nice turnaround season.

    Away - Portland Trail Blazers
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-L-L

    The Portland Trailblazers are 2-2 this season and they are coming off of a win last time out against Maccabi Haifa. Most NBA teams have gone deep into the bench against Maccabi and still winning by blowouts and it was no different for Portland. Robin Lopez led the Trailblazers with 13 points, Chris Kaman had 12 points and eight rebounds, and Damian Lillard and Wesley Mathews each had 11 points. The blazers were exciting to watch last season as they were fourth in the NBA in points per game at 106.7 and first in rebounding but were 22nd in points allowed.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (+1.00)
    Away - (-1.00)
    Pick - Portland Trail Blazers (-1.00)
    Odds - 1.88
    Stakes - 9/10
    _______________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/22/2014

    LA Lakers vs Phoenix Suns

    Home - LA Lakers
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-L-L

    The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-3 so far this preseason but they are coming off of a win in their last game knocking off the Utah jazz on Sunday. Kobe Bryant looks ready to return from his injury as he played 32 minute and scored 26 points with five assists. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and nine rebounds, Julius Randle had eight points, as did Wesley Johnson. Jeremy Lin, Keith Appling, and Steve Nash were among those who didn’t play on Sunday. The Lakers are looking to emerge from tough times in what looks to be Kobe’s final years.

    Away - Phoenix Suns
    Last away matches - L-L-W-L-L-W

    The Phoenix Suns are 3-1 this preseason and are coming off of a 31-point blowout win over the Spurs. Goran Dragic led the way against San Antonio scoring 20 points and dishing out six assists in 24 minutes. Markeiff Morris scored 17 points and had seven rebounds, Eric Bledsoe had 16 points, and Isaiah Thomas had 15 points. The Suns lost the rebounding battle but had 17 total steals and that was enough to create the edge. The Suns look be a team that is getting better.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (+5.00)
    Away - (-5.00)
    Pick - LA Lakers (+5.00)
    Odds - 2.00
    Stakes - 10/10
    _______________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/22/2014

    Golden State Warriorr vs LA Clippers

    Home - Golden State Warriors
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-W-L

    The Golden State Warriors have lost back-to-back preseason games, but are still a solid 4-2 overall and continue to shoot lights out. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson did not play in the Warriors last game simply due to rest. That still didn’t stop guys such as Justin Holiday shooting 7-13 from the field for 18 points off the bench. It seems like whoever the Warriors put on the court knocks down a high percentage of their shots, which is why they’ve topped 100 points in five of their six games. Even David Lee is 12-14 from the field in his last two games. The Warriors only main question mark is the improvement of Harrison Barnes, who must take that next step if Golden State is going to become a true championship contender. Still, the Warriors are a team to watch out for this season.

    Away - LA Clippers
    Last away matches - L-L-L-L-L-L

    The Los Angeles Clippers are just 1-4 in preseason play, which includes a loss to the Warriors earlier this month. Despite the poor record, Blake Griffin has been the MVP of the preseason, as he’s racked up 75 points and 14 rebounds in his last three games. Griffin seems to be getting better each season and if he can be this consistent in the regular season, the Clippers will be a scary team. Spencer Hawes has dropped 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in his last two contests, while Jamal Crawford has scored 20-plus points off the bench in his last two games. Glen Davis continues to deal with a groin injury and likely won’t play in this matchup. The Los Angeles Clippers are one of a few teams that’s ready for the real games to begin.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-1.50)
    Away - (+1.50)
    Pick - Golden State Warriors (-1.50)
    Odds - 1.80
    Stakes - 8/10

  13. #13
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/23/2014


    Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers


    Home - Charlotte Hornets
    Last away matches - L-L-W-L-L-W


    This will also be the Charlotte Hornets last preseason game, and they’re 3-4 overall. Kemba Walker is starting to look more and more like a true point guard, as he’s produced 43 points and 19 assists in his last three games. Bismack Biyombo is another player Charlotte has to be excited about as he’s grabbed 16 rebounds in his last two games and is starting to become the defensive player the Hornets were hoping for. Al Jefferson has been his usual self throughout the preseason with the scoring and rebounding, and he should be fresh for this matchup after missing the Hornets last game. The Charlotte Hornets are a sneaky talented team that should turn some heads as long as the youngsters continue to progress.


    Away - Indiana Pacers
    Last away matches - L-L-L-W-W-W


    This will be the last game for the Indiana Pacers, who are 2-4 in preseason play. David West missed the Pacers last game with a sprained ankle and remains questionable for this matchup. The good news for Indiana fans is that Roy Hibbert is coming off his best game where he dropped 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 29 minutes. With Paul George out, Hibbert will have to return to his old self and be one of the more dominant players in the East. George Hill continues to be the most consistent Pacer of the preseason, producing a combined 35 points and 14 assists in his last three games. In order to be successful this season, the Indiana Pacers must find some consistent offense without their superstar player on the court.


    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-3.00)
    Away - (+3.00)
    Pick - Indiana Pacers (+3.00)
    Odds - 2.06
    Stakes - 8/10
    ____________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/23/2014

    Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers


    Home - Detroit Pistons
    Last away matches - W-L-W-L-L-L


    The Detroit Pistons are 4-2 in the preseason and will play their third game at home. Andre Drummond has clearly grown from spending time in the FIBA tournament and is coming off his best preseason game in which he grabbed 17 rebounds and scored 19 points. Drummond is one of the better young big men in the league and gives the Pistons a punchers chance at a playoff spot. Greg Monroe has a combined 35 points and 18 rebounds in his last two games. Josh Smith has done a decent job of taking care of the ball during these scrimmages and has racked up a solid 17 assists in his last three games. The Detroit Pistons seem to be a more disciplined team under head coach Stan Van


    Away - Philadelphia 76ers
    Last away matches - L-L-L-L-L-L


    The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-5 in the preseason and are searching for answers more than any other team in the league. The one thing the 76ers have struggled with the most is three pointers, as they’re a combined 8-41 from downtown in their last two games. Elliot Williams is 1-7 from deep in his last two games and Hollis Thompson is 3-9 from downtown in his last two games. Nerlens Noel has been dealing with an illness and missed some playing time, but he recently returned to practice and will be available for this preseason finale. Henry Sims has been the most consistent player for Philadelphia at both ends of the floor and has 21 rebounds in his last three games. The 76ers will take anything they can get at this point entering the regular season.


    Asian Handicap
    Home - (+5.00)
    Away - (-5.00)
    Pick - Detroit Pistons (-5.00)
    Odds - 2.11
    Stakes - 10/10
    ____________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/23/2014


    New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks


    Home - New Orleans Pelicans
    Last away matches - W-L-W-L-L-L


    The New Orleans Pelicans have won their last three preseason games and are 4-2 overall. Anthony Davis is clearly ready for the preseason to end, as he’s gone 26-34 from the field in his last three games and has grabbed 24 rebounds in his last three games. Ryan Anderson has also been on fire recently, shooting 12-24 from the field in his last two games and giving the Pelicans some floor spacing. Austin Rivers may be experiencing a minor turnaround considering he’s scored in the double digits in two straight games and has eight assists. While the New Orleans Pelicans are often forgotten about in a tough Western Conference, this is a team that has some solid talent and is clearly on the upswing starting with this season.


    Away - Dallas Mavericks
    Last away matches - L-W-W-W-L-L


    The Dallas Mavericks are 3-3 in the preseason and are using these last couple of games in hopes of finding some depth to go along with a veteran starting lineup. One guy who continues to impress has been Richard Jefferson, who has produced a combined 32 points and five assists in his last two games. While Jefferson is one of the older guys on the team, he could be a big spark off the Mavs bench if he can keep this level of play up. Jameer Nelson has 30 points and nine assists in his last two games, as it looks like he’s going to be the Mavericks starting point guard. Raymond Felton continues to miss time with an ankle sprain and remains questionable for this matchup. Chandler Parsons is 4-10 from downtown in his last two contests.


    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-2.50)
    Away - (+2.50)
    Pick - Dallas Mavericks (+2.50)
    Odds - 2.08
    Stakes - 8/10

  14. #14
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/23/2014

    Charlotte Hornets vs Indiana Pacers

    Home - Charlotte Hornets
    Last away matches - L-L-W-L-L-W

    This will also be the Charlotte Hornets last preseason game, and they’re 3-4 overall. Kemba Walker is starting to look more and more like a true point guard, as he’s produced 43 points and 19 assists in his last three games. Bismack Biyombo is another player Charlotte has to be excited about as he’s grabbed 16 rebounds in his last two games and is starting to become the defensive player the Hornets were hoping for. Al Jefferson has been his usual self throughout the preseason with the scoring and rebounding, and he should be fresh for this matchup after missing the Hornets last game. The Charlotte Hornets are a sneaky talented team that should turn some heads as long as the youngsters continue to progress.

    Away - Indiana Pacers
    Last away matches - L-L-L-W-W-W

    This will be the last game for the Indiana Pacers, who are 2-4 in preseason play. David West missed the Pacers last game with a sprained ankle and remains questionable for this matchup. The good news for Indiana fans is that Roy Hibbert is coming off his best game where he dropped 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 29 minutes. With Paul George out, Hibbert will have to return to his old self and be one of the more dominant players in the East. George Hill continues to be the most consistent Pacer of the preseason, producing a combined 35 points and 14 assists in his last three games. In order to be successful this season, the Indiana Pacers must find some consistent offense without their superstar player on the court.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-3.00)
    Away - (+3.00)
    Pick - Indiana Pacers (+3.00)
    Odds - 2.06
    Stakes - 8/10
    ____________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/23/2014

    Detroit Pistons vs Philadelphia 76ers

    Home - Detroit Pistons
    Last away matches - W-L-W-L-L-L

    The Detroit Pistons are 4-2 in the preseason and will play their third game at home. Andre Drummond has clearly grown from spending time in the FIBA tournament and is coming off his best preseason game in which he grabbed 17 rebounds and scored 19 points. Drummond is one of the better young big men in the league and gives the Pistons a punchers chance at a playoff spot. Greg Monroe has a combined 35 points and 18 rebounds in his last two games. Josh Smith has done a decent job of taking care of the ball during these scrimmages and has racked up a solid 17 assists in his last three games. The Detroit Pistons seem to be a more disciplined team under head coach Stan Van

    Away - Philadelphia 76ers
    Last away matches - L-L-L-L-L-L

    The Philadelphia 76ers are 2-5 in the preseason and are searching for answers more than any other team in the league. The one thing the 76ers have struggled with the most is three pointers, as they’re a combined 8-41 from downtown in their last two games. Elliot Williams is 1-7 from deep in his last two games and Hollis Thompson is 3-9 from downtown in his last two games. Nerlens Noel has been dealing with an illness and missed some playing time, but he recently returned to practice and will be available for this preseason finale. Henry Sims has been the most consistent player for Philadelphia at both ends of the floor and has 21 rebounds in his last three games. The 76ers will take anything they can get at this point entering the regular season.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (+5.00)
    Away - (-5.00)
    Pick - Detroit Pistons (-5.00)
    Odds - 2.11
    Stakes - 10/10
    ____________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/23/2014

    New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks

    Home - New Orleans Pelicans
    Last away matches - W-L-W-L-L-L

    The New Orleans Pelicans have won their last three preseason games and are 4-2 overall. Anthony Davis is clearly ready for the preseason to end, as he’s gone 26-34 from the field in his last three games and has grabbed 24 rebounds in his last three games. Ryan Anderson has also been on fire recently, shooting 12-24 from the field in his last two games and giving the Pelicans some floor spacing. Austin Rivers may be experiencing a minor turnaround considering he’s scored in the double digits in two straight games and has eight assists. While the New Orleans Pelicans are often forgotten about in a tough Western Conference, this is a team that has some solid talent and is clearly on the upswing starting with this season.

    Away - Dallas Mavericks
    Last away matches - L-W-W-W-L-L

    The Dallas Mavericks are 3-3 in the preseason and are using these last couple of games in hopes of finding some depth to go along with a veteran starting lineup. One guy who continues to impress has been Richard Jefferson, who has produced a combined 32 points and five assists in his last two games. While Jefferson is one of the older guys on the team, he could be a big spark off the Mavs bench if he can keep this level of play up. Jameer Nelson has 30 points and nine assists in his last two games, as it looks like he’s going to be the Mavericks starting point guard. Raymond Felton continues to miss time with an ankle sprain and remains questionable for this matchup. Chandler Parsons is 4-10 from downtown in his last two contests.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-2.50)
    Away - (+2.50)
    Pick - Dallas Mavericks (+2.50)
    Odds - 2.08
    Stakes - 8/10

  15. #15
    Rep Power
    0

    Dobber Sports Prodigy

    Default Re: NBA Season 2014-15 Discussion

    NBA PRESEASON
    10/25/2014

    Orlando Magic vs Dallas Mavericks

    Home - Orlando Magic
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-W-L

    Even with back-to-back losses, the Orlando Magic are 4-3 in the preseason and will play their second straight home game. The Magic are a very young squad that’s just trying to figure out what they have at the moment. Rookie Aaron Gordon is 8-17 from the field in his last two games and has 12 rebounds. The other rookie in Elfrid Payton has 14 points and 17 assists in his last three games. Both of those guys have a bright future and give Orlando Magic fans something to be positive about heading forward. One of the few veterans Orlando has is Ben Gordon, and he’s 9-18 from the field in his last two games. It’s going to be a bumpy regular season, but the Orlando Magic have some some things in the preseason and may be a fun team to watch at times.

    Away - Dallas Mavericks
    Last away matches - L-L-W-W-W-L

    The Dallas Mavericks and Orlando Magic finish their preseason with a Friday night matchup at the Amway Center.With a loss on Thursday to the New Orleans Pelicans, the Dallas Mavericks fall to 3-4 in the preseason. With the regular season right around the corner, the Mavs gave some of their key guys such as Chandler Parsons, Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler a rest in Thursday’s loss. Dirk Nowitzki has also missed two of the Mavericks last three games, but he’s expected to see almost regular season minutes in this matchup. The Dallas Mavericks have been playing some solid basketball and have been getting contributions from some of the other players like Jae Crowder and Richard Jefferson. Once again, the Mavericks are going to be a team to watch this season and a squad you could make some serious money on in underdog roles.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (+4.00)
    Away - (-4.00)
    Pick - Dallas Mavericks (-4.00)
    Odds - 1.82
    Stakes - 8/10
    ________________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/25/2014

    Toronto Raptors vs New York Knicks

    Home - Toronto Raptors
    Last away matches - W-W-W-L-L-L

    The Toronto Raptors are 6-1 in the preseason, which includes an impressive five straight wins. The Raptors have shot above 48 percent from the field in their last two games and have worked hard on limiting their turnovers. One player who has really stepped up lately has been Terrence Ross, who has dropped 33 points in his last 46 minutes of play. Kyle Lowry has been taking it easy in the preseason for the most part, but he is 10-18 from the field in his last three games and has done a nice job of setting his teammates up. One player you’d like to see be a little more aggressive on the offensive end is Tyler Hansbrough, who has taken just three shots in his last 30 minutes on the court. Overall, the Toronto Raptors are looking sharp and could be poised for another big step forward.

    Away - New York Knicks
    Last away matches - W-W-L-W-W-W

    The New York Knicks enter this matchup 3-3 in preseason play and can only hope some of their younger players are ready for the bright lights. One player who is ready to go is Carmelo Anthony, who has a combined 54 points and nine assists in his last two games. Tim Hardaway Jr. has also knocked down eight threes in his last three games, showing the Knicks that he’s capable of being the same player he was last season. Amar'e Stoudemire has also been effective at both ends of the floor and has scored double-digit points in back-to-back games. While the usual guys are playing well, the Knicks could use some contributions from guys such as Cleanthony Early, Shane Larkin and Cole Aldrich, and will need them if they’re going to be a force in the East this season.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-5.00)
    Away - (+5.00)
    Pick - Toronto Raptors (-5.00)
    Odds - 2.08
    Stakes - 9/10
    ________________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/25/2014

    Chicago Bulls vs Minnesota Timberwolves

    Home - Chicago Bulls
    Last away matches - L-W-L-W-W-W

    The Chicago Bulls are 4-3 in the preseason and have won four of their last five games overall. Good news for Bulls fans is that Derrick Rose is starting to return to his old self, as he’s coming off a 30-point performance in 24 minutes in Chicago’s last outing. Rose is 16-30 from the field in his last two games. Pau Gasol has 27 points and 18 rebounds in his last two games. Joakim Noah has also done a fine job of setting his teammates up by dishing out 11 assists in his last three games. The Chicago Bulls seem to have something going as all of their key players seem to be ready for the regular season. Rookie Doug McDermott is still trying to find his touch, as he’s just 2-10 from downtown in his last three contests. Still, the Bulls look to be in regular season form for the most part.

    Away - Minnesota Timberwolves
    Last away matches - W-W-L-W-L-W

    The Minnesota Timberwolves improve to 4-2 in the preseason with three straight wins. The Timberwolves have been shooting the ball well during this winning streak, which includes their most recent game where four of their five starters scored in the double figures. Rookie Andrew Wiggins has missed the last two games with a minor back injury and remains questionable for this game. Meanwhile, Shabazz Muhammad is coming off his best game yet where he shot 6-13 from the field for 19 points and grabbed five rebounds. Thaddeus Young is just 6-19 from the field in his last two games, but he has been consistent for the most part and should be one of the best players on this Timberwolves team. Overall, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a ways to go but they could be slightly better than people expect.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.50)
    Away - (+4.50)
    Pick - Chicago Bulls (-4.50)
    Odds - 1.90
    Stakes - 10/10
    ________________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/25/2014

    Memphis Grizzlies vs Miami Heat

    Home - Memphis Grizzlies
    Last away matches - L-L-L-L-W-L

    The Memphis Grizzlies are 3-4 in the preseason and are still looking for some offensive consistency. One guy who could be the answer for Memphis on the offensive end is Quincy Pondexter, who has a combined 46 points and five assists in his last three games. Marc Gasol is heating up from the field at the right time, as he’s 19-29 in his last three games and has also done a nice job of crashing the boards. Kosta Koufos is 7-10 from the field in his last two games and could see more minutes this season if he can continue being effective. Expect a better game from Zach Randolph after going 4-12 from the field and turning the ball over four times in the Grizzlies last game. The Memphis Grizzlies are what they are but need more offensive production if they’re going to seriously compete in the West.

    Away - Miami Heat
    Last away matches - W-L-L-L-L-L

    The Miami Heat have won three straight games and are 3-4 overall in the preseason. Chris Bosh continues to thrive in his new role as the Heat’s No. 1 option, as he’s produced 43 points and 13 rebounds in his last two games. Dwyane Wade is 16-27 from the field in his last two contests and has racked up nine assists. James Ennis has played a combined three minutes in Miami’s last two games and appears he’ll start the season on the bench. Despite going 0-7 from the field in the Heat’s last game, rookie Shabazz Napier has really picked it up lately and has made a strong case for point guard minutes this season. The Miami Heat are starting to figure things out at the right time and will be a close watch this season.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.00)
    Away - (+4.00)
    Pick - Miami Heat (+4.00)
    Odds - 2.04
    Stakes - 8/10
    ________________________________________________
    NBA PRESEASON
    10/25/2014

    Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs

    Home - Houston Rockets
    Last away matches - W-L-L-W-L-W

    The Houston Rockets are 5-2 this preseason but they have their sights set on much bigger things in the regular season. The Rockets are coming off of a one-point win in Orolando edging the Magic. Troy Daniels played a team high 34 minutes in the loss and scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds and Isaiah Canaan had 14 points. James Harden played just 18 minutes and scored nine points and Tarik Black had 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Houston shot just 36.5 percent from the floor and 26.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. Houston sat eight players and played 13 and it will surely be a conservative look here.

    Away - San Antonio Spurs
    Last away matches - L-W-L-L-W-W

    The San Antonio Spurs just didn’t have a lot to work on this preseason and it was more about preserving their veteran team and they have played like it going just 2-4. The Spurs are coming off of a 10 point loss to the Hawks as they were pounded in the third quarter. Tim Duncan played just 13 minutes in the loss scoring six points and grabbing seven rebounds and Tony Parker scored 17 points and had seven assists in 27 minutes of action. Cory Joseph scored 14 points and Boris Diaw had 12 points. The Spurs shot 53.2 percent but allowed the Hawks to shoot 51.9 percent as neither team seemed overly concerned about playing defense. I am sure we will see a a different effort from the Spurs next week.

    Asian Handicap
    Home - (-4.00)
    Away - (+4.00)
    Pick - San Antonio Spurs (+4.00)
    Odds - 1.90
    Stakes - 10/10

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •