Tuesday, March 27, 2012

January Schedule, Player improvement

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Please take a look at the updated Rosters, Transactions and Injuries pages.

Points game for potential draftees.
Prediction points
Predict Season Standings at end of year. 1 point for each correct pick. Open till after after 65th game.
Predict the winner of the next 5 Bobcat games.
Predict the score of the next 5 Bobcat games. Closest person to the final score gets 1 point.
Predict who has the oddest stat of the night for the next 5 games. must be correct player (Entire Team odd stat=Individual player) = 5 points per correct pick. (will keep roster page up to date)

Participation points
 a. Post a comment with prediction = 1 point
 b. post a general comment about what you read = 1/20th of a point.
 c. submit via message to me, a player story during scouting or during season and if I post it = 30 points.
Create a caption contest. Create a caption for selected picture. Selected Caption gets 1 point.


Win points lottery. 10 Lottery points will be put into the pot when nobody guesses a correct answer for a single game and someone made a guess.

Ways to lose points (you will not lose skills by my command)
1. Inactivity over a 30 game period = -30 points
2. Attempt to post smack without kosher language/subject (ie. no slurs or "F" words) = -10 points
3. 20 game prediction losing streak without any points = -20 points

Everyone will start out with a 45 OVR prospect. Get a bunch of points and you might become the next Jordan!

End of December Standings, Stats, Award Races

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

21-8 Cats come back from behind to bear 17-12 Nets, other big news

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The Cats welcomed the Nets into Charlotte and lured them into a sense of security before pouncing in the fourth quarter.

1st Quarter
The Cats held a 5-4 lead with 1:12 taken off the clock. The Nets then went on a 15-7 run to take a 19-12 lead with 1:24 left in the quarter despite Stevenson picking up his second foul with 4:18 left. Neither team could make a serious run for the rest of the quarter and the Nets held a 24-18 lead going into the second quarter.

2nd quarter
The Cats were down 22-29 with 5:17 left in the quarter when they went on a 10-0 run to take a 32-29 lead! However the Nets scored the next four points to end the quarter up 33-32.

3rd quarter
Neither team cold hold a lead until the last part of the quarter. There were 5 lead changes and 2 ties during the quarter. The Cats held a 47-45 lead heading into the fourth.

4th quarter
The Cats opened up the fourth on a 10-4 run to take a 57-49 lead with 2:46 left in the quarter. The Nets tried to get back into it, but they were spent. The Cats won 59-43.

Odd Stat: Love missed a triple double by 1 rebound.


Game pics

New Cards
Nets-Some of these are just edits.


News around the league
The Rockets have locked up Courtney Lee for only 11.32M over the next 5 years!
The Wizards have fired Saunders and signed Frank Vogel


Please take a look at the updated Rosters, Transactions and Injuries pages.

Points game for potential draftees.
Prediction points
Predict Season Standings at end of year. 1 point for each correct pick
Predict the winner of the next Bobcat game. Wait for next update Check out the injury list page on the right for players out and the roster page)
Predict the score of the next Bobcat game. Closest person to the final score gets 1 point.
Predict who has the oddest stat of the night for the next game (Wait for next update). must be correct player = 5 points per correct pick. (will keep roster page up to date)

Participation points
 a. Post a comment with prediction = 1 point
 b. post a general comment about what you read = 1/20th of a point.
 c. submit via message to me, a player story during scouting or during season and if I post it = 30 points.
Create a caption contest. Create a caption for selected picture. Selected Caption gets 1 point.


Win points lottery. 10 Lottery points will be put into the pot when nobody guesses a correct answer for a single game and someone made a guess.

Ways to lose points (you will not lose skills by my command)
1. Inactivity over a 30 game period = -30 points
2. Attempt to post smack without kosher language/subject (ie. no slurs or "F" words) = -10 points
3. 20 game prediction losing streak without any points = -20 points

Everyone will start out with a 45 OVR prospect. Get a bunch of points and you might become the next Jordan!



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hey! An Update! Heat survive in Charlotte

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The 16-11 Heat came to Charlotte and took on the 21-7 Cats. The Cats made a game of it this time and did not allow the Heat to get out to a huge lead.

1st quarter
The Heat opened the game on a 6-0 run before the Cats went on a 15-5 run to take a 15-11 lead after Wade picked up his second foul with 1:54 left in the quarter. The Heat came right back and tied the game with 50 seconds left at 15. The Cats finished the quarter up 19-18.

2nd quarter
The Heat opened up the second quarter on a 10-3 to take a 28-22 lead. The Bobcats cut the lead to 28-26 with 1:31 left in the quarter after Lebron and Wade picked up their third fouls. The quarter ended with the Heat leading 32-30.

3rd quarter
The Cats tied the game at 40 with 2:54 left and then the Heat went on a 7-0 run to take a 47-40 lead. The cats then went on an 11-2 run of their own to take a 51-49 into the fourth. During that run the Lebron and Wade picked up their 4th fouls!

4th quarter
The Heat opened the fourth quarter on a 12-4 run to take a 61-55 lead. The Cats cut that lead to 63-62 with 2:36 left. The Heat then went on a 7-0 run to take a 70-62 lead with 44 seconds left. Suddenly the Cats found their range from outside. The Cats started to enact their "lets foul, they might miss, and then shoot a three." This plan worked and the Cats hit 4 straight threes after the Heat hit their free throws. Wit 1.3 seconds left the cats were down by 2 points with the Heat on the free-throw line. Amazingly the Heat player missed the second free-throw! The Cats got the rebound and called timeout. With less than a second left the Cats were trying to inbound the ball to a three point shooter. Due to the HEat defense this did not happen. The Cats inbounded the ball to guy that was too close to the basket. He threw up a shot while trying to get fouled at the same time. It was to no avail. The Hat won 77-74.

Odd stat: The Cats missed 42% of their free throws. Just three makes would have changed the game completely!


Game pics

New Cards
Bobcats

Please take a look at the updated Rosters, Transactions and Injuries pages.

Points game for potential draftees.
Prediction points
Predict Season Standings at end of year. 1 point for each correct pick
Predict the winner of the next Bobcat game. 1 point for each correct pick (Next game v NJ (no back to backs)) Check out the injury list page on the right for players out and the roster page)
Predict the score of the next Bobcat game. Closest person to the final score gets 1 point.
Predict who has the oddest stat of the night for each of the next 2 games. must be correct player = 5 points per correct pick. (will keep roster page up to date)

Participation points
 a. Post a comment with prediction = 1 point
 b. post a general comment about what you read = 1/20th of a point.
 c. submit via message to me, a player story during scouting or during season and if I post it = 30 points.
Create a caption contest. Create a caption for selected picture. Selected Caption gets 1 point.


Win points lottery. 10 Lottery points will be put into the pot when nobody guesses a correct answer and someone made a guess.

Ways to lose points (you will not lose skills by my command)
1. Inactivity over a 30 game period = -30 points
2. Attempt to post smack without kosher language/subject (ie. no slurs or "F" words) = -10 points
3. 20 game prediction losing streak without any points = -20 points

Everyone will start out with a 45 OVR prospect. Get a bunch of points and you might become the next Jordan!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Hornets swarm into Charlotte. Those stingers hurt!

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The 7-17 Hornets swarmed into Charlotte looking to improve their hive's record against enemies. They finally beat their eighth foe.


1st quarter
The Hornets opened the game on a 4-0 run before the Cats tied the game at 5 with 5:24 left while on a run that would give them a 10-5 lead with 4:30 left. The Hornets retook the lead at 11-10 with 3:29 left. The Cats never led for the rest of the game. The rest of the quarter was back and forth as the Cats tied the game several times but the Hornets held an 18-16 lead going into the 2nd quarter.


2nd quarter
The Hornets opened the 2nd quarter on an 11-3 run to take a 29-19 lead with 4 minutes to go. It looked like the Bobcats had received enough punishment but they decided to make a game of it again. The Cats went on a 14-5 to cut the lead to within 1 point with 53 seconds left in the quarter. The Hornets extended their lead back to 5 before the end of the quarter.


3rd quarter

The Cats cut the lead to 1 with 6:09 left in the quarter but that was the last time the Cats were that close. The Cats had cut the lead to 46-43 with 4:31 left, however, the Hornets went on a 10-0 run to finish the quarter and headed into the fourth with a 13 point lead.


4th quarter
The Cats cut the lead to 48-56 with 5:53 left in the quarter and the home crowd thought the Cats were going to come back, but it was not to be. Neither team could make a strong run until the final minute when the Hornets extended their lead from 13 to 17 and gave the Cats one of their worse losses of the season.



Odd stat: Ariza did not have that great of line but he was quite the pest on defense and most of his points were scored on fast-breaks.






New Cards
Hornets


Bobcats


Please take a look at the updated Rosters, Transactions and Injuries pages.

Points game for potential draftees.
Prediction points
Predict Season Standings at end of year. 1 point for each correct pick
Predict the winner of the next 2 Bobcat games. 1 point for each correct pick (Next 2 games  v Mia, v NJ (no back to backs)) Check out the injury list page on the right for players out and the roster page)
Predict the score of the next 2 Bobcats games. Closest person to each final score gets 1 point.
Predict who has the oddest stat of the night for each of the next 2 games. must be correct player = 5 points per correct pick. (will keep roster page up to date)

Participation points
 a. Post a comment with prediction = 1 point
 b. post a general comment about what you read = 1/20th of a point.
 c. submit via message to me, a player story during scouting or during season and if I post it = 30 points.
Create a caption contest. Create a caption for selected picture. Selected Caption gets 1 point.


Win points lottery. 10 Lottery points will be put into the pot when nobody guesses a correct answer and someone made a guess.

Ways to lose points (you will not lose skills by my command)
1. Inactivity over a 30 game period = -30 points
2. Attempt to post smack without kosher language/subject (ie. no slurs or "F" words) = -10 points
3. 20 game prediction losing streak without any points = -20 points

Everyone will start out with a 45 OVR prospect. Get a bunch of points and you might become the next Jordan!

My fix- try it without the ccc.exe set to high.

UPDATE
I I played a seven minute quarter game with both NBA2k.exe  and the CCC set to high and it crashed. I played without the CCC set to high and it did not crash. Bears more testing.

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Here is what I did.
Start the game.
Once you hit the main menu hit CTRL+ALT+DELETE to bring up Task Manager.
Click the button to show all processes. (YOU MUST BE THE ADMINISTRATOR!)
Right click on NBA2K.exe
Hover over Set Priority
In the box that pops up select Realtime or High. I will go into further detail later.
-Optional: Do the same thing to you graphics card.

After I did all of the above except for the graphics card when I played 3 quarters of 5 games of Bobcats VS Hornets with 1 minute quarters, 4 of which were in my Bobcats dyansty. That particular game had crashed on me twice today. All 5 of the those games went awesomely well, save for one thing. The audio sounded like it was from a record from the 50s.
I then went and changed the Priority Level to High and played 3 quarters of 1 game with 1 minute quarters with the Bobcats vs. Hornets. That went very well! And the audio was great!
I then set the minutes to 5 per quarter and kept the priority level to High and played 3 quarters of Bobcats vs. Hornets. Success again!

Before I go further I need to give you my settings and PC info.
PC info
4GB Ram, Intel p7350 @ 2.00ghz Core 2Duo. ATI Radeon HD 3650 512RAM

Game Settings
Resolution: 1920/1080
Window Mode: On
V-Sync: Off
AA: Off
Arena - High
Player - High
Crowd - Medium
Sideline Characters: On
Texture Quality: High
Depth of Field: On
Floor Reflections: On

With those settings I get about 25 fps. Yeah, I know. Really bad graphics card.

I did a performance benchmark with the following settings and the results follow
NBA2k.exe = Normal priority, CCC.exe (graphics card) = normal priority. Result 25/medium
NBA2k.exe = High Priority, CCC.exe =normal. Result 25/medium
NBA2k.exe = Realtime, CCC.exe = normal. Result 28/medium, sound choppy
NBA2k.exe = Realtime, CCC.exe to High. Result 28/medium, sound choppy
NBA2k.exe = Realtime, CCC.exe to Realtime. Result 30/medium, sound choppy
NBA2k.exe = High, CCC.exe to Realtime. Result 27/medium, SOUND PERFECT!
NBA2k.exe = high, CCC.exe = high. Result 29/medium, Sound Perfect

Not once did the game crash using the NBA2k.exe method. I did not have the time try adding the CCC.exe method to it as well yet. For me the best combination is the NBA2K.exe set to high and the CCC.exe set to High.



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

PATCH IS COMING OUT TODAY!!!

Ronnie2k has this to say! #NBA2K12 PC Patch to be released at ~3 PM PST. People w/o patch won't be able to play online. Gamestop/Gamefly purchasers have to wait.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cats v 76ers, Suns sign Etan Thomas

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The Cats welcomed the 76ers and beat them in a fairly exciting game.

1st quarter
The Bobcats opened the game on a 6-0 run before the 76ers went on a 9-2 run to take a 9-8 lead with 1:45 left in the quarter. Neither team could make a good run and the teams ended the quarter tied at 13.

2nd quarter
Neither team could make a run until late in the second quarter. The Bobcats went on an 8-4 to finish the quarter up 33-27.

3rd quarter
The Bobcats hit a 3 with 5:34 left in the third to take a 39-30 lead. The 76ers had cut the lead to 7 with 3:13 left in the quarter when the Bobcats went on a run to extend the lead to 48-36 with 1:10 left in the quarter. The Bobcats held the big lead going into the fourth with a 51-39 lead.

4th quarter
The Bobcats opened the fourth with a show and took their largest lead in the game of 14. The Raptors hung around but could not make a serious run for most of the fourth quarter. The Cats had a 64-51 lead with 54 seconds left after hitting an and-1 on Brands 5th foul! Surprisingly the 76ers scored the final 5 points as the Cats won 64-56.

Odd Stat: Lou Williams hit only 1 of his 6 three point shots.


Game pics

New Cards
76ers

The Cats have rejected another trade offer. What do you think?

The Suns have signed Etan Thomas.
Please take a look at the updated Rosters, Transactions and Injuries pages.

Points game
Prediction points
Predict Season Standings at end of year. 1 point for each correct pick
Predict the winner of the next 3 Bobcat games. 1 point for each correct pick (Next 3 games  v Tor, v Mia, v NJ (no back to backs)) Check out the injury list page on the right for players out and the roster page)
Predict the score of the next 3 Bobcats games. Closest person to each final score gets 1 point.
Predict who has the oddest stat of the night for each of the next 3 games. must be correct player = 5 points per correct pick. (will keep roster page up to date)

Participation points
 a. Post a comment with prediction = 1 point
 b. post a general comment about what you read = 1/20th of a point.
 c. submit via message to me, a player story during scouting or during season and if I post it = 30 points.
Create a caption contest. Create a caption for selected picture. Selected Caption gets 1 point.


Win points lottery. 10 Lottery points will be put into the pot when nobody guesses a correct answer and someone made a guess.

Ways to lose points (you will not lose skills by my command)
1. Inactivity over a 30 game period = -30 points
2. Attempt to post smack without kosher language/subject (ie. no slurs or "F" words) = -10 points
3. 20 game prediction losing streak without any points = -20 points

Everyone will start out with a 45 OVR prospect. Get a bunch of points and you might become the next Jordan!

Friday, March 2, 2012

I was going to play a game tonight, but I am not sure I want to risk it...

http://forums.nba-live.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=84702

Stupid 2ksports. get your act together!