Thursday night was a crazy night in the NBA. With Lebron and DWade in street clothes, Chris Bosh stepped up with a monter 33/14 game to lead the Heat to an OT win over the Hawks. Bosh hit an off-balance 25-footer from the wing to 0:6 seconds left to send things to extra time. The Kings overcame a double-digit haltime defecit to beat the Bucks in the first game after the firing of HC Paul Westphal. The Trailablazers continued their domination of the Lakers in the Rose City with a 107-96 win despite 30 from Kobe Bryant.
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Atlanta at Charlotte Under 188.5
This is the eighth game in 11 nights for the Hawks, the third game in four night for the Bobcats. Atlanta played a couple of overtimes last night but … if both teams had their druthers, bot teams would prefer to play games in the 80s. All four of the Hawk road games have fallen under the total and we can expect a deliberate half court game here. The Bobcats are 4-2 over for the year but in two games vs teams similar to the Hawks, Miami and Orlando both on this floor, both games flew under the total. The first one to 90. wins here.
Toronto -6 over New Jersey
The Nets are not a whole lot with Deron Williams and Brook Lopez, Without them, trainwreck comes to mind. Williams has been upgraded to probable but is probably not enough to stop the bleeding on a team avgg just 83 ppg on 39% shooting from the field and 28% shooting from beyond the arc. The Raptors are holding their own against their own kind. The Barneys are 3-3 with two wins over the Cavs and a win over the Knicks with losses to Indiana, Dallas, and Orlando. Toronto is athletic and can shoot. They’re also 6-2 SU and ATS in the L8 in the series. Lay it.
NY Knicks -6 over Washington
The Knicks have been a major disappointment after two weeks and need to get it in gear, especially against these types of teams. The Carmelo’s are off bad B2B home losses to Toronto and Charlotte and may not have enough talent other than their big three to compete at playoff level. They finally meet a team that plays worse defense than themselves. The Wiz are 0-6 for the first tome in their 51-year history and it’s easy to see why. Washington shoots 36% from the field and 26% from downtown while their opponents shoot 47% and 38% from beyond the arc. This should be a hotly contested game between two teams that need a win and think they can win but the Knicks have won the last three in the series by 21-6-9 and really have no excuses here. Knicks 113-100.
Oklahoma City -8.5 over Houston
The Rockets are 0-4 on the road losing by 9-30-9-23 points. For whatever reason, the team just does not show up with suitcase. The Thunder have lost two straight and have reason to be concerned about the whole Durant/Westbrook situation. That said, looking at the big picture, OKC is young, talented and deep and has to be considered a very real threat to win the West. The Rockets won’t lose or play badly on the road forever but they will be playing their third game in four nights while the Thunder have had two days to sort things out while lying in wait. OKC 113-96.