Saturday, May 7, 2011

Playoff Preview and Prediction Games

1 DAL 51-31 V 8 OKC 45-37

There is not much difference between the teams in terms of records. The Mavs allowed 40.0 ppg while the Thunder allowed 41.0. The only way the thunder can win (considering season stats) is if the Thunder keep their blocks at their current rates and they keep their turnovers low. Ibaka must stay out of foul trouble and Jeff Green needs to improve his season 3pt% (23% and he took a bunch). In order for the Mavericks to win Jason Calderone must continue his excellent fill in job he is doing for Caron Butler (out 6-8 months) and Kidd must shoot the ball better.
Manfred's Prediction - Thunder

2 GSW 50-32 v 7 Denver 45-37

This match-up is intriguing. GS allowed .1ppg more than Denver. However, GS scored .5ppg more than Denver. Denver has a .1rpg advantage. GS has a .3bpg advantage. The warriors must continue their strong push that got them here, The only way for the Nuggets to win is if they up their defense just slightly.
Manfred's prediction - Warriors.

3 Houston 49-33 v 6 LAL 46-36

This matchup could go either way. While the Rockets score more per game, the Lakers have the 2nd stingiest defense. The Rockets are known for their 3pt shooting. When you couple that with the how turnover prone the Lakers are, they look beatable.
Add in the fact that Artest is playing with a broken finger and a single Laker win looks impossible.
Manfred's prediction - Rockets

4 Utah 46-36 v 5 Mem 48-34

Based on the record's I can't figure out how the Jazz got the fourth spot. The Grizzlies give up 42.4ppg while the Jazz give up 41.0. After reviewing how the teams are nearly identical the 2 stats that jumped out were the Jazz's high foul rate and the Grizzlies knack of getting to the foul line. The only way the Jazz have a chance to win is if Larry Hughes (out d2d) returns from his broken back and produces the stats as he did before the injury.
Manfred's prediction - Memphis

1 Cha 59-23 v 8 Ind 37-45

The Pacers have no chance.
Manfred's prediction Charlotte

2 ATL 52-30 v 7 Phi 42-40

The 76ers also have no chance
Manfred's prediction - Atlanta

3 Bos 51-31 v 6 NY 43-39

The only way the Knicks have a chance is if the Celtics, mostly Ray Allen, have a bad series.

Manfred's prediction - Boston

4 Chi 47-35 v 5 Mia 48-34

It looks like this will be a long series. The only way the Bulls can win is if they cut down on turnovers and limit the effectiveness of the Heat's 3pt shooters. Another knock against the Bulls is that they only have 3 healthy guards. C. J. Watson is out 1-2 weeks.
Manfred's prediction - Heat

Prediction Game 3
Predict the winner of each series. Each correct pick is worth 5 points.

Prediction Game 4
Predict the "odd stat of the night" winner for each Bobcats versus Pacers game. each accurate pick for each game = 12 points

for reference sake here is the link to the current rosters.

Friday, May 6, 2011

yr 1 Regular Season Award Winners

End of Regular Season Stats -WARNING! NUMEROUS PICS!

entire league ^ \/

rookie stats ^ \/

Headlines around the League. Prediction game update

In an epic three game battle the Legends clobber the Jam 56-35 to win the D-League title. nobody guessed correctly

Utah not only stayed in the playoffs but got the fourth seed! nobody got this correct

The poor San Antonio Spurs are kicking themselves after just missing the playoffs. Those spurs must hurt. I wonder if anyone will need surgery? +5 Ch4os

The Indiana Pacers clinched the final East playoff spot after the Bobcats shredded the Nets 52-42. +1 KidJustin

Prediction Game Update
Mark Smith (Ch4os) = 10 + 5 = 15
Justin KidJustin (KidJustin) = 10 +1 = 11
Zee Otoo (z02) = 10
Chris Hovkov (hova) = 10

Pistons GM on hot seat. Allen Iverson coming back to the NBA!

Detroit Free Press
April 14th, 2011

Dumars on Hot Seat

While everyone was exclaiming about the crazy amount of trades that GM Manfred Nissley of the Bobcats did the trades that GM Joe Dumars of the Detroit Pistons accepted went almost unnoticed.

Dumars's biggest trade involved draft picks. Manfred Nissley tricked Dumars into trading both of the Pistons 2011 picks for the Cavs 1st rounder. Dumars probably thought the Pistons had a great shot at the playoffs, 10th in east and 2 wins out of 8th, and thought why not! What he forgot however was that he had traded TMAC to the Clippers! What he also did not realize was that several of his important players were injured as he had just gotten back from a "save the planet" mission to the Amazon Rainforest. He claims he had just sat down and look at the standing when the phone rang! When he heard what Manfred was offering he immediately offered both draft picks.

That trade will probably be Dumars's GMing waterloo. The Pistons basically collapsed down the stretch. Instead of finishing 8th they finished 3rd worst in the league! Joe Dumars is said to be beside himself.

*The Pistons announced as this article was going to press that a press conference would be held tomorrow.

Detroit Free Press
April 15th, 2011


The Pistons held a news conference this morning to announce that Joe Dumars is no longer with the team. They did not clarify what happened. We do have sources telling us that Yesterday afternoon the Police along with Fire and Rescue were at the Pistons headquarters. However, only those in the building would know what was going on.

Another notable occurrence was the absence of owner Tom Gores from the press conference. It has been speculated that he has been considering either selling or moving the team away from the crime ridden city of Detroit.

At the press conference it was announce that the Pistons reached out to Manfred Nissley and see if he would jump ship. He turned them down. The desperate Pistons then got in touch with... Dennis Rodman. He also turned them down.

So who did the Pistons sign to be the GM? Allen Iverson, who briefly played for the Pistons, was the next player to be contacted. Amazingly he accepted! Many media personalities thought AI would be back as a player. But, surprisingly, he is now the GM of the Pistons.

2010-11 Season Finale. I have played all 82 games!

Game 81 57-23 Cats @ 35-45 Nets

The Bobcats went to New Jersey and cruised to a comfortable 52-32 win. There was nothing really spectacular about the game except that every Bobcat scored.
odd Stat: Lopez had the only negative +/- rating with -2

New Card

Team news:
Cats recall Joey Dorsey to give Robin Lopez time off to recover before the playoffs.

Game 82 58-23 Cats v 52-29 Hawks

The Bobcats eked out a 43-42 win over the Hawks. The Hawks nearly came back to win after being down 9 at the end of the 3rd.
The Cats jumped out to a 14-5 lead at the end of the 1st. That margin was fairly constant until the fourth when the Hawks made a 16-8 run. But, by the time the Hawks hit their last 3 it was too late to try to make a defensive play.
Odd stat: Gibson and Marion combined for 0 points despite playing 12 minutes apiece.

New Cards:

Tells the story of the Season

2K Notes
Congrats! Improve record by 15 wins
             One player named to All-NBA 1st team
             Coach MVP
             Win Coach of the Year