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    SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY APRIL 26, 2019
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    7:00 PM Houston Rockets Utah Jazz Vivint Smart Home Arena
    10:05 PM Golden State Warriors Los Angeles Clippers Staples Center




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    NBA PLAYOFF RECORD OPINIONS AND BEST BETS !


    DATE W-L-T % UNITS RECORD




    04/25/2019 1-1-0 50.00% -0.50
    04/24/2019 1-3-0 25.00% -11.50
    04/23/2019 2-6-0 25.00% -23.00
    04/22/2019 1-3-0 25.00% -11.50
    04/21/2019 3-5-0 37.50% -12.50
    04/20/2019 4-4-0 50.00% -2.00
    04/19/2019 3-3-0 50.00% -1.50
    04/18/2019 2-4-0 33.33% -12.00
    04/17/2019 6-0-0 100.00% +30.00
    04/16/2019 3-3-0 50.00% -1.50
    04/15/2019 0-2-0 0.00% -11.00
    04/14/2019 4-4-0 50.00% -2.00
    04/13/2019 7-1-0 87.50% +29.50


    Totals..............37-38-0 49.33% -28.50




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    BEST BETS:


    DATE........................ATS................... ..UNITS..................O/U..................UNITS.............TOTALS


    04/25/2019.............1 - 0.....................+5.00...................0 - 1................-5.50................-0.50
    04/24/2019.............0 - 2.....................-11.00...................1 - 1................-0.50...............-11.50
    04/23/2019.............2 - 2.....................-1.00....................4 - 8.................-22.00.............-23.00
    04/22/2019.............1 - 1.....................-0.50....................0 - 2.................-11.00.............-11.50
    04/21/2019.............2 - 2 .....................-1.00...................1 - 3.................-11.50..............-12.50
    04/20/2019.............1 - 3.....................-11.50..................3 - 0................+15.00.............+3.50
    04/19/2019.............1 - 2.....................-6.00....................2 - 1................+4.50...............-1.50
    04/18/2019.............1 - 1.....................-0.50....................1 - 2................-6.00................-6.50
    04/17/2019.............3 - 0....................+15.00..................3 - 0................+15.00.............+30.00
    04/16/2019.............1 - 1.....................-0.50....................1 - 1.................-0.50...............-1.00
    04/15/2019.............0 - 1.....................-5.50....................0 - 1.................-5.50...............-11.00
    04/14/2019.............2 - 2.....................-1.00....................2 - 2.................-1.00...............-2.00
    04/13/2019.............3 - 0.....................+15.00.................3 - 0.................+15.00............+30.00


    Totals....................18 - 17..................-3.50.................21 - 22................-14.00................-17.50
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    Friday’s 6-pack


    Odds to win the two North Divisions in the NFL this year:


    NFC North:
    8-5: Chicago Bears
    2-1: Minnesota Vikings
    2-1: Green Bay Packers
    14-1: Detroit Lions


    AFC North:
    5-4: Cleveland Browns
    8-5: Pittsburgh Steelers
    3-1: Baltimore Ravens
    25-1: Cincinnati Bengals


    Quote of the Day
    “It’s not the shots you block, it’s the shots they think you’re going to block.”
    Bill Russell


    Friday’s quiz
    What city is Texas Tech University located in?


    Thursday’s quiz
    1995 was the last time a QB from the Big 14 (Michigan, Ohio St, etc…) was taken in the first round of the NFL Draft……Kerry Collins from Penn State.


    Wednesday’s quiz
    USC is the only college football program in country that has had the #1 pick in NFL Draft two years in a row; Ron Yary/OJ Simpson, back in the late 60’s.


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    Friday’s List of 13: Notes from watching the NFL Draft


    13) Washington Redskins stayed at pick #15 and got QB Dwayne Haskins without trading up; Haskins is from Maryland, but grew up in New Jersey and was a Giant fan. Most people didn’t think Haskins would drop to the 15th pick; the Giants-Redskins games for the next decade should be pretty interesting.


    This pretty much clinches fact that Case Keenum won’t be a Redskin in 2020; Washington will be his 4th team in four years this season, and 2020 figures to make it five teams in five years.


    12) Bruce Snyder bought the Redskins in 1999. Here is how many head coaches each NFC East team has had since then:
    — Washington 7
    — Dallas 4
    — NJ Giants 4
    — Philadelphia 3


    When I think of a team with a coach on the hot seat taking a rookie QB, I think of Jeff Fisher getting canned during Jared Goff’s rookie year. Keenum was the Rams’ starting QB before Goff took over in Game 10. You wonder if this is good news for Jay Gruden.




    11) New Jersey Giants took Duke QB Daniel Jones with the 6th pick in the draft. Here is what the Giants have done with drafting QB’s the last three years:


    2017: Davis Webb, California, 3rd round
    2018: Kyle Lauletta, Richmond, 4th round
    2019: Daniel Jones, Duke, 1st round


    Meanwhile, they keep starting 38-year old Eli Manning, who had the same college coach as Jones (David Cutcliffe). Most draft pundits liked Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins better than Jones.


    Last six years, Giants are 38-59, 0-1 in playoff games. Hard to get better when you waste 3rd and 4th round draft picks on guys you never use.


    10) Pittsburgh Steelers traded with Denver to move up ten spots, from #20 to #10 in the first round; this is something the Steelers rarely do. Pittsburgh took LB Devin Bush from Michigan.


    Steelers switched 1st round picks with Denver, and also gave the Broncos a 2nd-round and a 3rd-round pick, so it was expensive- they really wanted/needed a linebacker.


    9) Last three years, the draft averaged six first-round trades per year; there were seven trades during Thursday’s first round.


    — Green Bay traded with Seattle to move up seven spots, from #28 to #21.
    — Eagles traded a 4th and 6th-round pick to Baltimore to move up from 25th to 22nd.
    — Washington traded to the Colts to move up to the 26th pick.
    — Chiefs acquired DE Frank Clark from Seattle, send the Seahawks the 29th pick, plus a couple of other picks.
    — Giants acquired the 30th pick in the draft from Seattle so they could take CB Deandre Baker from Georgia.
    — Rams traded the 31st pick to Atlanta so the Falcons could take T Kaleb McGary from Washington.


    8) Only six of 22 Seahawks starters remain from when Seattle lost the Super Bowl to New England four years ago.


    7) Only twice in the common draft era (1990, 2008) had the first round ended with no WR’s taken. This was the third time. Iowa had two tight ends taken in the first round. Baltimore finally took Oklahoma WR Marquise Brown with the 25th pick.


    This is the longest any NFL Draft has gone with neither a WR or a RB being taken. Oakland took RB Josh Jacobs from Alabama with the 24th pick.


    6) Seven of the top ten players taken were defensive players.


    5) As of 1:00 Thursday afternoon, 18 of 32 teams had already traded their 7th-round pick in this draft. Three picks were traded twice; one was dealt three times. 7th-round picks are throw-ins in lot of trades.


    Then again, Marques Colston, Adam Timmerman, Shannon Sharpe and Gary Anderson (the kicker) were all 7th-round picks.


    4) Bengals still have 37 of their own draft picks on their roster, most in NFL, six more than any other team; Buffalo has only 12 of its draft picks, least in the league.


    3) People gamble on the NFL Draft, which makes me a little queasy, but thats their business. Haskins was a -$155 favorite to get drafted before Missouri QB Drew Lock.


    Speaking of gambling, a guy on ESPN’s Daily Wager Thursday picked Starlin Castro to homer at 8-1 odds in the Marlins’ game in Philly, and sure enough, Castro homered in the 10th inning. Damn good call.


    2) Not sure why ESPN and NFL Network both broadcast the draft, but they do. Mel Kiper Jr is worth listening to, and Louis Riddick is very good on ESPN. My man Kurt Warner is on NFL Network, but I prefer Trey Wingo to Rich Eisen as a host, so spent most of my time on ESPN.


    The player interviews are generally all terrible, so if one is happening, automatically change to the other station or to a baseball game.


    1) Looked like it might’ve been a good night to be a pickpocket in the streets of Nashville; thousands and thousands of people packed in the streets, lot of jostling. I’m just sayin’……..
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    Celtics great John Havlicek dies at 79
    April 25, 2019
    By The Associated Press



    BOSTON (AP) John Havlicek's legacy was built over 16 years with the Boston Celtics, eight of them as NBA champions, making him among the best to ever play the game.


    One play immortalized him forever.


    ''Havlicek stole the ball! ''Havlicek stole the ball!'' Celtics radio announcer Johnny Most screamed, a moment that remains among the famous plays in NBA history.


    The Celtics said Havlicek died Thursday in Jupiter, Florida. He was 79. The cause of death wasn't immediately available. The Boston Globe said he had Parkinson's disease.


    Voted one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, Havlicek's steal of Hal Greer's inbounds pass helped the Celtics hold off Philadelphia in the 1965 Eastern Conference final.


    ''John Havlicek is one of the most accomplished players in Boston Celtics history, and the face of many of the franchise's signature moments,'' the Celtics said in a statement. ''He was a champion in every sense, and as we join his family, friends, and fans in mourning his loss, we are thankful for all the joy and inspiration he brought to us.''


    Nicknamed ''Hondo'' for his resemblance to John Wayne, Havlicek was drafted ninth in the first round in 1962 out of Ohio State by a Celtics team stocked with stars Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, K.C. Jones, Sam Jones, Tom Sanders, Tom Heinsohn and Frank Ramsey. Boston won championships in six of his first seven years.


    ''It is getting difficult each time I hear about another contemporary that passes!'' Russell tweeted. ''What is harder is when we lose guys like John Havlicek, he was not just a teammate & a great guy, but he was family. That is how our Celtics teams were.''


    As Russell and others gradually moved on, Havlicek became the elder statesman and moved up to become a starter. The team won championships in 1973-74 and 1975-76 with Havlicek leading squads that included Dave Cowens and Jo Jo White.


    ''John Havlicek was a wonderful friend who represented the best of the NBA,'' NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. ''He described himself as a man of routine and discipline - a humble approach that produced extraordinary results.''


    Havlicek was the MVP of the 1974 Finals, and set Celtics career records for points and games. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. At Ohio State, he helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1960 national championship.


    As much as his deadly jump shot or his play in Boston's triple-overtime NBA Finals victory over Phoenix in 1976, Havlicek was known for his durability.


    In his NBA career he scored 26,395 points in 1,270 games and played in 13 All-Star Games.


    ''The Boston Celtics are not a team, they are a way of life,'' Hall of Fame coach and executive Red Auerbach once said. And no one personified the Celtic way more than Havlicek.


    His No.17 was raised to the rafters in old Boston Garden and now resides in TD Garden, retired soon after he retired in 1978. He averaged 20.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists in the regular season, and 22.0 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 172 playoff games.


    Born April 8, 1940, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Havlicek became a standout athlete at Bridgeport High School in the small coal-mining town of 2,500 near Wheeling, West Virginia.


    The 6-foot-5 Havlicek was also an outstanding football and baseball player in high school and was given a tryout by the Cleveland Browns after graduating from college.


    As a sophomore at Ohio State, he scored 12.2 points a game as the Buckeyes won the national championship, beating California 75-55 in the final. His junior and senior years, Ohio State again won the Big Ten titles and made it to the NCAA title game but lost to Cincinnati each time. During Havlicek's three years at Ohio State, the Buckeyes went 78-6, dominating most games unlike any team up to that time.


    All five starters from Ohio State's title team in 1960 - which included Jerry Lucas and future Celtics teammate Larry Siegfried - played in the NBA. Backup Bob Knight went on to a Hall of Fame coaching career.


    Havlicek remained in Boston after his retirement, managing investments. He later split time between New England and Florida. He occasionally returned to Ohio State for reunions of the championship team and Celtics events. His Ohio State number was retired during ceremonies in the 2004-2005 season.
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