Editor's Note--Ahhhh the playoffs. The hockey and the basketball. I even stepped into the NHL fray last night, by taking Anaheim at Winnipeg. Why? Cause it was the 1st playoff game in Winnipeg in 20 years. They needed the game, after being down 0-2. They layed 140. Their fans were rabid. And guess what? They lost. Winner. Did Big D teach me well or what? Speaking of, he's got 3 big NBA playoff selections tonight. Excitement abounds. Go Big fella. Goooooooooooo--R.B.
Well Richie, that is some good stuff on the hockey last night. Now we are going to venture into the roundball, with an old tried and true handicapping angle that has been somewhat forgotten the last few years for some reason. Not, by us, of course. It's the ZigZag baby!!
The ZigZag is a simple, but effective strategy, when used at the appropriate time. Tonight is the appropriate time, pal. You merely, take the team vs the points that lost the last game straight up in a playoff series. Comprende?
In the Cavs vs CELTICS game? Have you seen how the CELTS have played since about Game 20 this season? They're young but hungry. Their coach is learnin the ropes. The "king and irving" for the Cavs aint gonna do the same damage tonight as they did Saturday. Especially Irving. 11 points is too many friend. Take.
The RAPTORS have kind of gone the opposite of BOSTON. Won a lot in the beginning, but have lost a lot lately. They seem to have awoken in Game 1 after a bit, only to lose in OT to the Wizards. Look for them to come out strong, and keep the pedal to medal. Lay it with TORONTO tonight.
Finally, DALLAS was playing well until about 6 minutes left at Houston in Game 1. "Cuban's Cronies" will play the full 48 minutes tonight, baby. Look for "Big DIRK" (noticed we changed just one letter there from a familiar name....) NOWITSKI to carry the team. 6 points is a nice price to have as well. Takey takey.
So the happy initial 2015 NBA playoff selection recap is: BOSTON+11 @ Cleveland, TORONTO-5 vs Washington, and DALLAS+6 @ Houston.
Now since we are ziggin and zaggin, what about this little ditty from "ZOOM"? You think its an omen that the word "BOSTON" emerges early on? We think not. Oh for some of you young lads and lasses? This is how kids learned in the 70s. Probably better than that bilingual little cartoon girl with a monkey friend and non-matching shirt and shorts.....Enjoy and good luck. And god bless.