After losing to the hapless Philadelphia 76ers in embarrassing fashion, ensuring everyone that yes, this an up-and-down, wildly unpredictable inaugural season in Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Nets come home to Barclays Center to host the even worse 22-42 New Orleans Hornets. You know what that means: it's "The BK Game Streak," where you can build a streak predicting how well the Nets will do in each game for a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!
The game is as simple as it sounds:
1. The contest relies on a standard betting line for each game. (Note: you must be logged into Facebook to play.) To make your prediction, select YES or NO to agree or disagree. For example: today's line is "Brooklyn will beat New Orleans by 5 or more points." If you think the Nets will win by five or more, select "YES." If you think Brooklyn will win by four or less, or you have no faith in this team whatsoever (fair) and think they'll get stunned again in a loss, select "NO."
2. String together wins and try to get the longest streak of correct predictions before the end of the NBA regular season. Follow game results on the leaderboard on the right sidebar.
At the end of the season, we'll award three prizes to the players with the best three streaks: The Gold Net Trophy (longest streak) and a $200 Amazon Gift Card will be awarded to first place, the Silver Net Trophy (second-longest streak) and a $50 Amazon Gift Card to second place, and the Bronze Net Trophy (third-longest streak) $25 Amazon Gift Card and a Bronze Net Trophy to third place.
Two active players -- Connor Ong and Joey Convery have streaks of seven straight victories, tying our previous leader David Borghard, who (like me) thought the Nets would extend their double-digit winning streak to four.
As for me? I've lost two in a row and my longest streak is 3. The lesson, as always: I'm an idiot.
Read more rules for the contest here. Good luck!