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4Quarters 2013-14 NBA Predictions Sure to go Wrong

Tonight the National Basketball Association begins the 2013-14 season which the Miami Heat will try to make it three straight. Listed are my predictions for the upcoming season through the playoffs, as per the standard of this blog this will serve as a record of how wrong I was.


Will Miami make it three straight? Who did I put the jinx on?

* = Playoff Team

Eastern Conference (Regular Season) –

Atlantic: 1. Brooklyn Nets* 2. New York Knicks* 3. Toronto Raptors* 4. Boston Celtics 5. Philadelphia 76ers
Central: 1. Indiana Pacers* 2. Chicago Bulls* 3. Detroit Pistons* 4. Cleveland Cavaliers 5. Milwaukee Bucks
Southeast: 1. Miami Heat* 2. Atlanta Hawks* 3. Washington Wizards 4. Orlando Magic 5. Charlotte Bobcats

Western Conference (Regular Season) –

Northwest: 1. Oklahoma City Thunder* 2. Denver Nuggets* 3. Minnesota Timberwolves* 4. Portland Trailblazers 5. Utah Jazz
Pacific: 1. Los Angeles Clippers* 2. Golden State Warriors* 3. Los Angeles Lakers 4. Sacramento Kings 5. Phoenix Suns
Southwest: 1. San Antonio Spurs* 2. Houston Rockets* 3. Memphis Grizzlies* 4. Dallas Mavericks 5. New Orleans Pelicans

Eastern Conference Playoffs –

First Round:
1 Miami Heat over 8 Toronto Raptors in four games
2 Brooklyn Nets over 7 Detroit Pistons in six games
3 Indiana Pacers over 6 New York Knicks in five games
4 Chicago Bulls over 5 Atlanta Hawks in five games

Second Round:
1 Miami Heat over 4 Chicago Bulls in six games
3 Indiana Pacers over 2 Brooklyn Nets in five games

Eastern Conference Finals:
1 Miami Heat over 3 Indiana Pacers in seven games

Western Conference Playoffs –

First Round:
1 San Antonio Spurs over 8 Minnesota Timberwolves in five games
2 Los Angeles Clippers over 7 Memphis Grizzlies in seven games
3 Oklahoma City Thunder over 6 Denver Nuggets in six games
4 Golden State Warriors over 5 Houston rockets in seven games

Second Round:
4 Golden State Warriors over 1 San Antonio Spurs in seven games
2 Los Angeles Clippers over 3 Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games

Western Conference Finals
2 Los Angeles Clippers over 4 Golden State Warriors in seven games

NBA Finals –

Miami Heat over Los Angeles Clippers in six games

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2013 Posts: 252

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Tuesday = Lots of Links

It’s Tuesday so bring on the links!


Crosby and the Pens are in a 2-0 hole against the B’s in the East Finals. JUSTIN K. ALLER/GETTY IMAGES

First Quarter: Starter Links

1) NCAA baseball bracket
2) Cliff Corcoran on last night’s FAU and North Carolina regional championship game
3) Mad Chatter from Dirk Chatelain of the Omaha World Herald
4) Sam Mellinger of the Twitter Tuesday

Second Quarter: NBA Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Game seven wasn’t close after the first quarter
3) Grantland on the three time defending Eastern Conference champs
4) The Triangle says it’s time to move past retread hires

Third Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Boston might have Pittsburgh in a strong headlock
3) While both conference finals are going on game three I love to link Katie Baker articles
4) Carolina is debuting new uniforms here is the video

Fourth Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) MLB Draft top 100 prospects
3) Houston seems to own the Angels
4) College baseball but still note worthy with Gene Stephenson reportedly leaving Wichita State (albeit forced)

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2013 Posts: 148

Monday Edition

Here are you four Monday topics for you to start the week

Pacers-Heat ECF
Game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals Indiana Pacers versus Miami Heat tonight in South Florida for the right to play the San Antonio Spurs.

First Quarter: MLB

1. MLB scoreboard
2. Colorado Rockies (30-27)/T. Chatwood (3-0, 2.12) @ Cincinnati Reds (35-22)/B. Arroyo (5-5, 3.75), 6:10 pm
3. Pittsburgh Pirates (35-22)/A.J. Burnett (3-5, 2.72) @ Atlanta Braves (34-22)/K. Medlan (1-6, 3.48), 6:10 pm
4. Arizona Diamondbacks (32-24)/T. Cahill (3-5, 2.88) @ St. Louis Cardinals (37-19)/L. Lynn (7-1, 2.91), 7:15 pm

Second Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1. NBA scoreboard 
2. 3 Indiana Pacers @ 1 Miami Heat, 7:30 pm/TNT – Series Tied 3-3
3. Indiana looking for its second NBA Finals appearance, Miami going for three in a row plus fourth overall
4. San Antonio continues to wait for an opponent for game one on Thursday

Third Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs/Conference Finals
1. NHL scoreboard
2. 4 Boston Bruins @ 1 Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 pm/NBC Sports Network – BOS 1-0
3. Can Boston take a 2-0 lead?
4. Chicago takes a 2-0 lead to Los Angeles heading into game three

Fourth Quarter: Weekend Links
1. SI.com – Media Circus
2. NCAA.com – NCAA D1 Softball bracket
3. NCAA.com – NCAA D1 Baseball bracket
4. Grantland.com – The 30

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2013 Posts: 147

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend


This was the scene after a 5/12 hour rain delay in St. Louis but the Royals beat the Cardinals at 3:14 am Friday morning. Photo by the AP/Jeff Roberson

First Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Miami went up 3-2
3) Game six is this weekend
4) San Antonio continues to wait

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Conference finals begin this weekend
3) East – 4 Boston Bruins v. 1 Pittsburgh Penguins
4) West – 5 Los Angeles Kings v. 1 Chicago Blackhawks

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q MLB Series of the Weekend: San Francisco Giants (29-25)/M. Cain (4-2, 5.00) @ St. Louis Cardinals (35-18)/S. Miller (5-3, 2.02), 7:15 pm
3) Detroit Tigers (29-23) @ Baltimore Orioles (30-24), 6:05 pm
4) Cincinnati Reds (33-21) @ Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:05 pm

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball

1) D1baseball.com scoreboard
2) NCAA Regional play begins today
3) Which regional looks the best to you?
4) Which one is the worst?

See you on Monday and enjoy your weekend! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

2013 Posts: 146

Thursday w/ 4Quarters

Almost done with the week here are four Thursday topics for you

George Brett, seen at spring training in Sunrise, Ariz., spent his entire two-decade career as a player with Kansas City.
George Brett returns to the Royals dugout as interim hitting coach. Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

First Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Chicago White Sox (24-26)/J. Peavy (6-2, 2.97) @ Chicago Cubs (21-30)/T. Wood (4-3, 2.73), 1:20 pm
3) Oakland Athletics (31-23)/A.J. Griffin (5-3, 3.84) @ San Francisco Giants (28-25)/B. Zito (3-3, 4.13), 2:45 pm
4) Kansas City Royals (21-29)/J. Guthrie (5-3, 3.92) @ St. Louis Cardinals (35-17)/M. Wacha (MLB Debut), 7:15 pm

Second Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) San Antonio continues to wait
3) One game tonight
4) Indiana Pacers @ Miami Heat, 7:30 pm/TNT – Series Tied 2-2

Third Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Chicago knocked off Detroit in OT
3) Conference Finals set
4) No games until Saturday

Fourth Quarter: Thursday Links

1) Associated Press: Go away Gordon Gee
2) SI.com: Andy Glockner looks at DePauls arena plans
3) Fox Sports Kansas City: Royals hire interim hitting coach
4) CBSsports.com: Ok one more KC baseball story
Bonus) NCAAsports.com: NCAA Women’s College World Series Bracket

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2013 Posts: 145

The Wednesday Edition

It’s the middle of the week!


Chicago and Detroit meet for the last time in a conference finals tonight in game seven. The Red Wings head to the Eastern Conference next season.

First Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) San Antonio will be well rested by the time the NBA Finals arrive
3) Indiana tied the Eastern Conference Finals up last night
4) Last but not least LeBron James fouled out last night

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) Eastern Conference Finals begins Saturday between Boston and Pittsburgh
3) Los Angeles held off San Jose to advance to the WCF’s, note the home team won each game plus the team that scored first
4) Detroit Red Wings @ Chicago Blackhawks, 7 pm/NBC Sports Network – Series Tied 3-3

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) Cincinnati Reds (33-19)/B. Arroyo (5-4, 3.39) @ Cleveland Indians (27-24)/D. Masterson (7-3, 3.20), 6:05 pm
3) Detroit Tigers (29-21)/A. Sanchez (5-4, 2.38) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (32-20)/A.J. Burnett (3-5, 2.57), 6:05 pm
4) Arizona Dimondbacks (30-22)/B. McCarthy (2-3, 4.36) @ Texas Rangers (32-20)/J. Grimm (4-3, 4.05), 7:05 pm

Fourth Quarter: Midweek Links

1) FoxSportsKansasCity.com: The Royals hitting coach things you’re dumb
2) YahooSports.com: Oh Ned
3) NHL.com: This saddens me to share this about why San Jose got eliminated
4) SEBaseball.com: How about a baseball NIT!

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2013 Posts: 144

Friday’s Weekend Primer

Getting you set for the Weekend

Kings goalie Quick keeps his eyes on the puck as he makes a save against the Sharks during Game 5 of their NHL Western Conference semifinals playoff in Los Angeles
Jonathan Quick pitched a shutout versus San Jose Thursday night and has LA a win from the Western Conference Finals. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

First Quarter: NBA Playoffs/Conference Finals

1) NBA scoreboard
2) Hey we’ve got basketball tonight!
3) Memphis and San Antonio continues tomorrow night
4) 3 Indiana Pacers @ 1 Miami Heat, 7:30 pm/TNT – MIA 1-0

Second Quarter: NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

1) NHL scoreboard
2) New York won in overtime to extend the series to game five
3) Out west Detroit took a 3-1 lead over Chicago while Los Angeles is up 3-2 on San Jose
4) 7 Ottawa Senators @ 1 Pittsburgh Penguins, 6:30 pm/NBC Sports Network – PIT 3-1

Third Quarter: MLB

1) MLB scoreboard
2) 4Q MLB Series of the Weekend: Colorado Rockies (26-21)/T. Chatwood (2-0, 2.55) @ San Francisco Giants (26-21)/T. Lincecum (3-3, 4.70), 9:15 pm
3) New York Yankees (28-18)/D. Phelps (2-2, 3.83) @ Tampa Bay Rays (24-22)/R. Hernandez (2-4, 5.24), 6:10 pm
4) St. Louis Cardinals (30-16)/L. Lynn (6-1, 3.27) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (1-2, 4.84), 9:10 pm

Fourth Quarter: College Baseball

1) D1baseball.com scoreboard
2) Conference tournaments across most of the country
3) Monday is the NCAA tournament selection show
4) NCAA baseball regional sites announced over the weekend as well

See you on Monday and enjoy your weekend! Thanks for reading Four Quarters! Follow me on twitter @MikeVmos

2013 Posts: 141

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