Friday, May 4, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA

Yo Nicky and we’re having our problems navigating through the mire of the NBA Playoffs but that’s why things always step up in May, and the lines get tougher, but we’re in the ring with our gloves up so let’s get to it. On Friday night I like the Lake Show (+4 buy the hook) to take command of the series against the Nuggets on the road and go up 3-0. I know the Nuggets will score a ton more at home, maybe even ten points, but the mile high air won’t make them grow any more or play any better D so the Lakers will score as well and as long as LA doesn’t get lazy on D and give up a ton of second chance and fast break points the Lakers will keep this within two possessions or win it on the court. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, that’s the chowder, stay in the ring and keep your glove’s up!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines in the NBA Playoffs

Yo, this is Nicky and we picked one yesterday as the Grizz finally held onto a lead and evened the series, but we’re still under water in the NBA Playoffs at 1-2 so let’s get to it. In the second game on Thursday evening I like Dallas (-3) to hit their saving throw and keep the series alive. I like the number at 3 because Scott Brooks is a ‘fouler’ and even if this is only a two possession game I look for the Mavs to win it on the court and extend the cover. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your gloves up!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines in a must win situation

Yo, this is Nicky the Fish and last night I got up to go get a victory brew when the Lakers up 19 points and by the time I finished it was a six point game and we were in a dog fight and got edged by a deuce in the end so the NBA playoffs have not been kind to us thus far so as we’ve been bit by the Orlando upset and although they won, LA didn’t cover. We got some work to do so let’s get to it. On Wednesday night I love the Grizz(-5.5) to even up the series. Obviously, if Memphis drops this game the series is over but nothing can help heal the worst collapse in playoff history better than getting back on the court. Look for the Grizz (and Me!) to get back on the road to recovery tonight. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your glove’s up!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Behind Enemy Lines, round 2 in the NBA playoffs

Yo This is Nicky and we’re back in the trenches in the NBA Playoffs and we took the first game on the chin as Orlando really surprised me as well as the rest of the NBA world and took game one. As we move on we see that teams are making some big adjustments ahead of game 2 and it’s paying off as only the Heat have managed to grab a 2-0 lead. However despite the trends I am not going to ride the road team into Staples Center, and go with the Lake Show to cover the six and take a 2-0 lead over Denver. Kobe may have had 30+ points in game 1 but he didn’t play well overall and I look for him to have a huge game in game 2. George Karl can work on the refs all he wants to but he is no Zen master and all the positioning in the world won’t help them in the only pivot that counts, at center where Bynum will reign supreme and actually score in this game. Lakers -5.5 buy the hook. That’s the chowder, I’m Nicky, stay in the ring and keep your glove’s up!
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