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But this is my first time to an MBA Pickem.
So pretty much one on the do is run down the list of the games for night.
We have, ah, you know, full sketch tonight.
So I do want to go through.
I think who I believe is gonna win and lose.
Go too deep differences.
But I think the food later, I might do some stuff on Twitter.
So if you follow me a famous Phillips, I'll give you some updates on Twitter as well.
But the first game when the doc is the Indiana Pacers versus Charlotte Hornets.
Um, Charlotte Hornet started home in this game, but the Pacers are playing well, even with them not having Myles Turner market brought in.
These is a proper.
He's been doing ah, lot of great things for that team, but on the Charlotte Hornets side of things, Peter Washington has been solid for him as a rookie.
Um, you know, just being a good offensive threat and defensive threat on that team on that Charlotte Hornets team that's allowing the play and look a lot better than what I probably thought they were going to be at the end of the season.
Now the thing is, even with this team playing pretty well, their store player that they, you know, got Jane Rosier has not been playing well.
And I think best the story of the Charlotte Hornets team.
Um, you know, I think they put a lot of money into getting Terry Rozier, and, you know, they traded for Kimber and everything like that.
But I don't know how well he fits with this system.
I'm really hoping that he kind of gets into a rhythm of things, But right now I really have a scene.
But he does have a good game against this, uh, this Pacers defense.
Um, I do have the Hornets win it tonight, though I think just being at home, being a little bit more comfortable, a liar, those guys playing healthier, I think I'll be able to, uh, you know, ease this one out against this.
Ah, patient team that is playing well.
Um, next up, we got about Boston Celtics versus Cleveland Captive Lee's now Cleveland.
They are at home.
You, uh I really wish that they would trade Kevin Love now, like trade this man, get him one a better team because he definitely deserves it.
He I mean, he's pretty much a walking double double with Cleveland, but they said they're terrible and they're gonna continue to be terrible until they get another marquee player there and in somebody to end up from change of that franchise concepts.
And though he's he's playing well.
I really like Colin say, sir, And I do think that, you know, they have the opportunity to be great in the near future.
Just not right now.
So I do have the Boston Celtics running tonight.
Um, they're they're currently sitting at three in the east.
Therefore, warrant That'll put them at five and one after after tonight, if they can pull off a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Next up, we got San Antonio Spurs versus Atlanta Hawks.
Um, I don't know if Trey Young is gonna be back tonight.
I think he's still kind of, Ah, nursing that ankle.
And hopefully he does come back pretty healthy.
They're sitting a two and three, the ninth in the East, which is it's still early.
So all of these, you know, the standards were.
Each conference is very, very early, so don't worry too much.
If your team is at the bottom half, they still have plenty of games.
Game season is a very long season.
It's a marathon, not a sprint.
But this this is a pretty good uh, this is a pretty good team.
The Atlanta Hawks team.
I just don't know if they have the firepower to be a well coached Spurs team.
Rudy Gay DeMar DeRozan market Sarge is they have a lot of weapons on.
And I think this first team were actually end up winning this game.
The Spurs right now are sitting where the Spurs City, they're sitting six in the West, there for into their playing.
Really Well, um thank you, Jack.
Appreciate that, man.
Um, they're playing really well right now.
And that's always the Spurs.
They always are a 40 plus one team, and they're always consistently making those great power moves to be a great team in the NBA, just in general.
Then next up, we got Los Angeles Lakers on with against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago.
This is our MBA TV.
Uh, I'm excited to see this game not only because I love watching the Lakers play, but, um, I think that the lorry market in versus Anthony Davis matchup tonight will be a pretty interesting matchup.
They're both great scores, but great defenders, um, and Laurie Market and I think him being, you know, kind of getting into his groove.
It may allow him to have a pretty solid game against his team.
Now the Lakers defensively have been pretty **** stout, so I don't know how well some of the other guys exactly being and Kobe White were favored going up against some of their guards like Avery Bradley, Danny Green, you know, and hopefully they start to insert Dwight Howard instead of starting lineup.
I think if they do that, the Lakers are definitely going to be on those teams that are gonna be extremely hard to be, um, defensively.
Ah, and off offensively.
But I have the Lakers win tonight.
I think they probably went by double digits.
I think Chicago will give him a good run, but it may not be good enough for the greatness of LeBron James and Anthony Davis and other places that are on the team.
If Kyle Kuzma is playing and he's healthy and playing well, that's also somebody you gotta be worried about.
So, yeah, next game we got Orlando Magic versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Um, right now, Okay, See, has been playing really good.
Uh, I don't know where it's coming from, You know what I'm saying? Like they do in for right.
But their their play is good.
Like I saw them play the other night and you could just see that they still have the will to win.
They're not trying to just tank and try to get, you know, traded away or, you know, maybe get a really high draft pick next year.
But they're they're pretty solid team.
They have a lot of good young talent shot guilders, and Alexander is a great point guard, and I think that he couldn't thrive the way he wanted to in L.
A with the Clippers, and now he has an opportunity with, you know, with Chris, Paul and all those other guys there to actually, you know, 31st.
And I think that, you know, going into his Ah, religious is either second or third season.
He's looking like one of those guys who may be able Thio kind of stand out in this league.
I think it may take some time, but he's doing a great job so far with the O.
So I do owe you.
I'm still going to magic on this one.
The Aaron Gordon, those guys who ceviche like they've got a lot of talent.
It's a lot of, ah, strong, uh, you know, download guys, and I don't think they'll be able to kind of.
I don't think that the O.
C team is good enough right now to be an Orlando Magic team, which the magic aren't as that much better than them.
But, you know, they're both right now two and four in their respective conferences, and I think that the magic is have a better team.
So I think they may end up being in the mountains, so we'll see what happens and then the game of the night.
Of course, this is a game that I want to talk about.
The Denver Nuggets versus the Miami Heat.
Um, now you know I'm a heat life for he he all the way gang with gang gang way all time is the heat right? Miami is playing at Denver, which I think is going to be a huge, huge game for us.
If we're able to go in to Denver and actually beat them, the Denver Nuggets are sitting there for two right now.
The Miami Heat are sitting at 51 with three, you know, in our conference three and out three, you know, at home and to one on the road.
We're in a three game winning streak currently, and all of our players are playing good.
Bam, out of value is playing out of his mind.
Kendrick Nunn is, ah, candidate for rookie of the year, and nobody even knew who this man was going into the season.
Um, you know, Tyler Heroes playing really, really well.
I'm coming off the bench scoring closer about 15 to 16 points a game and then also, you know, we got our star Jimmy Butler Uhm, I think with some of the guys that we lost, a lot of our other guys are stepping up.
Project is coming off the bench and literally coming in and scoring 15 to 20 points a night and being able to run that second team like it was the first time.
And when you look at our team as a collective, we're really running two to starting lineups on our bench and our starters.
Now, *****, It would be maybe like a Phoenix Suns two years ago type, starting lineup.
But they're really good, like you know, where we were able to score.
We're able to do runs, were able to get out on fast breaks, and we're able to defend really well.
I think that's just part of Erik Spoelstra's thing with the Miami.
He is that he wants to allow us to kind of play fast, but play our game.
You know, I'm saying slow it down when it needs to be slowed down.
We're in 1/2 court offense, allowed players like a Tyler hero and Jimmy Butler to kind of get into a groove, getting good shots, getting really easy shots to the room which I feel like we've been able to do especially like bam on a bio.
Um, he's such a good center and such a like a very, uh, you know, versatile center.
It allows us to open up the floor a little bit.
And also a guy's like Kenny Kelly Olynyk and my Meyers Leonard like they're both been playing really, really well.
And ah, God, like Leonard, who can also stretch you out and hit threes is the reason why we're able to kind of dominate in some of the games that we have been last week, we actually played the, uh you know, we played the Rockets and we beat them 1 29 Thio 100.
And that was Sunday, actually.
Well, I guess it is technically, last week.
Um, and when you think about how we beat them in the first quarter, we beat them 46 of 14.
Uh, and that was kind of the tail tail of the entire game.
Um, and I think when you think about how well we play, I think we had all of our starters in double digits suffer bam out to buy you a kendrick. None.
But Jimmy brother had 18 miles.
Doc Robinson had 23.
Tyler Hero had 15.
James Johnson came off the bench.
You know, we had guys who came in and played great basketball and allowed us to play very efficient.
Um, and you know, Jimmy Bullard almost had a triple double.
He had 18 97 with four steals.
So we, you know, we can play really, really high powered offenses because we obviously can't.
We obviously know that the Rockets team could put up 150 plus in a game which they've already got.
But, you know, I think going into, um, you know, if we can go into this Denver game and hopefully just Winslow will be healthy.
I know he was a little sick last game, but if he's able to go into this game healthy against this high powered offense of the Denver Nuggets, we may be able to shut them down and may be able to get a win out of this.
And I'm really hoping that we do.
I think it's I think it's very monumental for us to start this season off really, really strong.
I'm just having the guys that or haven't team that we have to compete with night in and night out.
The Sixers, the Celtics, the books, the Raptor.
We're gonna end up playing a lot of these guys soon, and when they get on our schedule, we want to be able to have a good enough records.
So if we do, drop one or two in a row will still be in a good spot in the Eastern Conference.
So, you know, I really think that this is a matchup that a lot of people will like.
A lot of people will be excited about.
The Denver Nuggets are.
I mean, they're they're playoff team, They they have championship aspirations.
I don't I don't know if they'll get there this year.
I think there's still a few, you know, maybe a piece or two away.
But they have a really, really solid roster, and I'm really excited to see Michael Porter Jr played, and I think he's going to probably play really well against us.
Um, but overall that I mean, that's pretty much my MBA pick on for tonight.
Um, I think the biggest thing for us toe win this game two is gonna be our switches.
Can they? You know, Can we switch with them and still be able to guard guys like Yokich and Jamal Murray? You know, will Barnes.
He's gonna come off the bench and play world like there's a lot of guys and a lot of pieces that we're gonna have to end up playing really well.
And we have to play our selfish basketball, So But that's pretty much my picking for the week.
I'll do this every Tuesday and try try to do it Every Thursday is where every Thursday and Tuesday morning.
So that what you guys can figure out, you know what teams you wanna pick from your pickle? Um, I think this is a good lineup for tonight, So hopefully you guys enjoy and make sure you follow me on Twitter at famous Phillips, make sure you follow the finish finish line. Hi, Cass.
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