Hubris - noun \ˈhyü-brəs\ - : a great or foolish amount of pride or confidence, specifically towards gods or deities.
I challenged the gods of probablity and chaos, and I lost - big time.
After successfully willing Jerryd Bayless and Quincy Pondexter to phenomenal games, my last edition of Grind Prophecies because a deadly succubus for one, Mike Miller. And it wasn't just a off night, it defied all logic and reason.
In a game that saw (7) seven different Grizzlies get into double-digit scoring, Mike Miller somehow managed to finish the game with exactly zero points, the only scoreless Griz. To further divulge how heinous the backfiring of the Prophecies were, I will tell you that Jamaal Franklin and Nick Calathes finished the game with more points than Miller. Think about that - Nick Calathes played how he did that night, and still scored more than Mike Miller.
So on that note, my prophecizing skills are going to take hiatus for a couple of days. I played with fire, holy and supernatural cherub fire, and the universe did not look favorably upon me. Honestly, I should have known something was up when they started dropping beets from the ceiling of the FedexForum during a timeout. Yes, beets.
Tonight's Grind Prophecies are brought to you by reigning champion, Joe Mullinax.
- Game Score and Winner (correct predictions receive 3 points, if no correct predictions, 1 point awarded to member(s) with closest differential)
- The Grindmaster (3 points awarded to correct predictions; if Grindmaster title is split between 2 or more players, 2 points go to each member who predicted one of those players)
- Combined minutes played for Zach Randolph and Quincy Pondexter (3 points awarded to correct predictions; if no correct answers, 1 point awarded to member(s) who are closest without going over)
- Will Blake Griffin and Deandre Jordan's combined free-throw percentage be plus or minus 50%? (3 points awarded for correct predictions; zero points awarded for incorrect predictions)