Pick a Spur

At least two games are left, and so lay down your top two players remaining and pick the Spur. This is the game they are bound to play their best. Not game 6 on the road. And definitely not a Game 7 that they will lose.

In 1-N-Done, my top two players are Dwyane Wade and Danny Green. I know Wade had just came off a big game and is getting the only two-day rest left that his knees need, but I am sticking to the Spur pick. Any other reason to pick Green is just icing to a cake. I am picking a Spur and it is Green, it's that simple.

If your top two players are both Spurs, just pick the better one in this order: Duncan, Parker, Kawhi, Green, Ginobili, Neal, Splitter. For those who are thinking about reserving Tony Parker for a later game, don't do it. I have said it before to pick Parker while defense is not focused on him yet. But that is over, he is being clamped on by the Heat. Plus, that sprained hamstring will never get better in Game  6 or 7 than it is now.

In DTTF, my top two players left are Danny Green and Gary Neal. The best one, Green, gets my pick. I am leaving free-agent-to-be Neal for the potential last game in Game 6.

If your top two players are both Heat, then pick the second best and reserve the best for Game 6. That is when the Heat will be at their best: either an elimination game or a close-out.

Cross your fingers. Whatever it is that you're wishing.

11 comments:

  1. I'm using Danny Green also. I also have Gary Neal, but feel Green is the better player & will have a way better PRA than Neal.If Spurs are going to win, don't think they will, Ginobili is gonna have to play like he's capable!!

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    1. Right. They need Manu to play well. Especially now that Parker is the focus of Heat defense.

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  2. Well, I have two Spurs left: Green and the hamstring. The plan is/was to pick Green.
    Then I go here (I was gone from the Internet for the last 60 hrs, barely able to see the that the Spurs lost big in game 4) and see that:
    a) you pick Green and
    b) Parker is as close to being out as anybody has ever been.
    I might still change my pick to Parker. Not that it would help me or the Spurs.

    I hope the home team takes this one, with or without TP.

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  3. I have Kawhi and Danny Green left, I plan on using them both in the next two games I just don't know which one will be better for tonight. I am just having trouble seeing Green pull off a Game 3 and Kawhi has been consistent

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    1. Yep for your choices, Kahwi is the better Spur.

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  4. Good new is I had Parker tonight and it was his highest PRA of the series (anyone who had him game 4 against Memphis got the best total score of this game though +13)... bad news is I used Ginobli in game 4 and TONIGHT he finally finds his game and goes off. This will likely be his best game of the series...but I doubt he'll drop back down to the pathetic 36 pt outing I got with him.

    I'm now down to a flat 99% with all the big guns used but learned a bit so I can have a better run next year.

    I'm also sticking with Spurs in 6. I said it when they went up 2-1 that no way the Heat can beat them 3 times in four games. With Miami firmly on the ropes and Ginobli finding his game...they know they have to take the Heat out now or risk losing the series.

    Go Spurs!

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    1. 99.0% and still going for a better run next year... I salute you.

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    2. Ha! Yeah, thanks Taong. Definitely not complaining to be 974th overall.

      I guess I was surprised to see how much that first round really mattered as far as setting the tone. I dropped down to the low 80s by the end of it and though I made up a lot of ground with a good second round, by the thrid and fourth most of the weak gamers were weeded out of the leaderboard and I have been roughly 200 pts behind the top player the rest of the way no matter how well I did from that point on. So I guess I learned that you can make up ground...but there's not a huge margin for error if you want to be in the top 100 or ideally top 10. A stronger start (less gambles early) and you have more wiggle room later for the surprising duds like blowout games.

      Hope you're having a good run.

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    3. A good run late in the Finals only, after missing a pick in 2nd round in 1-N-Done. High 80s pre-Finals to 96.2% only as of this writing. It's a different animal than DTTF. Will certainly adjust strategies for next year.

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    4. Missed out on DTTF....I'll have to jump in on that next year.

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