Detroit covers against the Spurs, and the Clippers grab a win in Boston Garden.
A 2-0 night for me, and a near double-up of my stake. I’m simply woeful at $645, rather than fathomlessly awful at $345.
Everything is relative and some things are new, so I’m pleased with a one-night reversal of fortune. San Antonio broke out to a fat first-quarter lead, then coasted the rest of the way. After opening the game with blistering 30-for-39 shooting, they closed by hitting only 15 of their last 31, and let the Pistons fuss and fiddle with a final margin that in no way indicated the real difference between the two teams. Meanwhile, Boston was upset, so there was no last-minute nervousness about the spread on this end. Having a cushion with ample time on the clock is something I haven’t experienced since the end of the NFL regular season. Hope that feeling comes around again.
Don’t see any temptations among the NBA’s three games tomorrow night, so I’ll wait to see the lines in days to come. But just for fun, I like Phoenix giving 3.5 at home to Denver, and the Knicks getting 6.5 in Dallas.
In the meantime, you’ll know what’s at stake when I do.