Yeah, so far so (mostly) good, but it would have been nice to have sort of "made up for" the SAC loss by winning in BOS. Damned Kings #%#ing up my predictions.
One thing that might help with these next 5 is that Dirk has been out to basically get in shape, so he may be out or just coming back by the end of the week. May not mean a thing, though because Dallas is so deep and veteran.
So it's @ORL Sun, vsNJN Tuesday, @MIN Wednesday, @DAL Friday, vsORL Saturday.
Hmm. I said 2-3 then, now I'll go over it again game by game. I think it's more likely that ORL pounds us because they just had another terrible loss and we're in their house, but then again WE just had a bad loss and we have done well at bouncing back before, so who knows. I'll say L but part of me suspects we flip the script from the Tuesday game and get'em back.
I'd hope to God we do what we're supposed to do vs. NJN for a W.
@MIN could go either way. They're young and inconsistent, so this is really a toss-up to me. It's their building, so I'll give them the nod and put this as an L, but just barely.
Already addressed Dallas; I say this is a loss.
Then we're yet again facing the Magic. I think if we surprise on Sunday that this becomes a toss-up, yet if they beat us now we get them back here. So I'll lean towards a W.
So, yeah, I'll stick with 2-3. I totally expect a minimum of one loss (Dallas), but the Minny game could easily swing our way (more likely to happen than New Jersey beating us at home, that is). Then again, I could also see Orlando beating us both times.
So I feel pretty good about 2-3 still. It'd be pretty sweet to go 3-2, it's quite possible, but I quietly fear 1-4 a little bit as well.
Probably we're 14-9, possibly either 15-8 or 13-10. No matter which of those it is (I can't really imagine 0-5 or 4-1/5-0), we're not in too bad of a shape coming out of this week.