BOLD PREDICTIONS: Get To The Point


My “Bold Predictions” won’t always have a common theme, but this first entry just so happens to involve player point totals. I’m not talking PRA, but rather actual points scored by these players in their respective Game 2s.

Victor Oladipo will score 15 pts or less. That would put him at less than half of his scoring output from Game 1 & more than 8 pts under his season average of 23.1 PPG.



Alec Burks will score 20 pts or more. He played only 2:17 in garbage time of Game 1 & almost single-handedly took out the trash that his teammates had left for him by scoring 10 quick points. If that doesn’t earn a guy more playing time, then Quinn Snyder is mental, because Alec Burks is a baller. Sneaky DTTF play?




Towns & Butler will combine for at least 50 points. Only 20 shot attempts & 21 points scored between the two of them in Game 1? Yawn. If Thibodeau doesn’t wake up from that nightmare the Wolves won’t win a game. Hell, even with big performances from Towns & Butler they may not win a game, but they’ll certainly try here in Game 2.










RESULTS:
Oladipo managed 22 points so that's a miss although the idea of all this is that when I'm wrong I aim to be wrong in the right sorta way. You could argue that's the case here as Dipo struggled with foul trouble & wasn't nearly as effective as he was in Game 1. (Wrong)

Alec Burks never even saw the court; well he likely saw it from the bench while checking his email. Oh well, this was the riskiest bold prediction of the three & Quinn Snyder did me in, which I certainly don't blame him for since they managed to win the game. Total fail here. (Wrong)

Towns & Butler were virtual no shows once again with a combined 16 pts on 15 shot attempts; somehow even worse than Game 1. I guess the lesson here is to never underestimate the worst offensive coach in the league. What's the game plan Thibs? If it's to be swept you're doing stellar. Every decision you're making in regards to beating the Rockets is dead wrong. Please relieve yourself from duty after this season before the Minnesota fans force your firing. (Wrong)

Current Bold Predictions Record: (0-3)


Comments

  1. Very smart from you to make a good prediction about Towns and Butler, as most of us have them. Now everyone will think good about your predictions ;)

    I don't know about Burks, I think Ricky will score 25+ points. 5 for 18 in game1, he can't shoot that bad again. Can he? (this tactics worked with Aldridge xD)

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    1. I believe Rubio will do better in Game 2 yes. My Burks pick really stemmed from my desire to have a super bold pick out of these 3. It’s prob the least likely of the 3 predictions to happen.

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  2. Yeah the MIN pick is sorta my safer bold prediction. As the days progress I’ll be keeping them a bit riskier. Either way I’m favored to lose all of these, but conventional wisdom would say both Butler & Towns have better games in Game 2 compared to their Game 1 performances.

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    1. I guess it depends on if there's a blowout or not. But I mean most of us picked them tonight, so we will be happy if you are right about your prediction :)

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    2. Lets just face it, either one or both of them will be big tonight. For my sake, I hope it’s Butler & not so much Towns!

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    3. For my sake, I hope it’s Towns & not so much Butler.

      Just to even out the juju :D

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  3. My bold prediction: The Indiana Pacers shock the NBA and put Cleveland down 0-2, in spite of Victor Oladipo's 15 points ;)

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    1. There's a chance. I give it 25%. However, the refs gave Oladipo 2 quick fouls, so..... I think the NBA has decided who they want to win lol

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    2. Cleveland 19, Indiana 3.

      I'd say we are down to a 0.1% chance. Ouch. On to Game 3!

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    3. Dipo with the early struggle. The oracle has spoken!

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    4. Cleveland 38, Indiana 31. Oladipo up to 7 points. Back to a 25% chance. The Oracle may have spoken too soon :P

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    5. 3rd foul, done for the half, the oracle remains half-way to the finish line!

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    6. All thanks to bogus refs ;)

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  4. Well, my bold prediction about Ricky was wrong, but it was the closest one to reality xD

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  5. How are you feeling about your pick tonight?!?

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    1. No sweep man. Too much pride for Lillard. They’ll get at least one in NO which I why I’m taking Lillard & CJ back to back. They’ll need to be big to get a game.

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    2. Damn you may be right about that sweep. Pelicans D is out of control good.

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    3. I don’t know if it’s the pelicans looking scary good or the blazers looking so lack luster but I still say the sweep is happening.

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