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12/2/06 Basketball Preview – Pistons-Heat Rivalry Extended

Pistons @ Heat: Miami has fought mightily against the best teams in the League. They have lost to the Nets, Pacers, Spurs and Mavs. Regardless of what Pat Riley says, this team has shown nothing to show that it is a contender. A win here is vital against the Detroit Pistons. We don’t expect that to happen because the Heat are a second-half team and there is no reason to believe that they will come out with the intensity necessary to win this game. They lose a close one.

Predicted score: Detroit wins 88-85

Nuggets @ Sonics: Don’t think Carmelo Anthony won’t make a great game. He’s having a better year than Allen and his team is in the playoffs, so how does Ray Allen become an All-Star above him? The same can be said for Camby de Yao. But Seattle should be able to keep up. This game is going to be a shootout, expect to bet at the end.

Predicted score: Denver wins 110-106

Spurs @ Pacers: These two teams have been successful for most of the last 15 years. But it hasn’t exactly led to good games. Like Spurs / Pistons games, these are almost always blowouts, and considering all of Indiana’s injuries, this one should be one-sided. This game should browse below.

Predicted score: San Antonio wins 89-74

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