April 14, 2016

SpoFi NBA Playoff Pick 'Em 2016 is a go!: Step right up and get your first round prognostications in. First game tips off at 12:30 PM (Eastern) on Saturday.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 01:06 PM - 18 comments

Round One
Choose the winner and number of games for the following series (1 point for getting winner correct, 1 point for getting number of games correct, 1 bonus point for getting both winner and number of games correct)

East:
(1) Cleveland vs. (8) Detroit
(2) Toronto vs. (7) Indiana
(3) Miami vs. (6) Charlotte
(4) Atlanta vs. (5) Boston

West:
(1) Golden State vs. (8) Houston
(2) San Antonio vs. (7) Memphis
(3) Oklahoma City vs. (6) Dallas
(4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (5) Portland

Bonus Points:
- What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? (1 bonus point for guessing +/- 5 of actual total)
- What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? (1 bonus point for guessing +/- 3 of actual total)

1st round maximum points: 26

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:07 PM on April 14

OK, Ufez, I'll play your little game. Playoff predictions are never my thing, but we will see.

Cleveland in 5
Toronto in 4
Charlotte in 6 My upset special number 1
Boston in 7 My upset special number 2

Golden State in 5 Houston actually pulls one game out.
San Antonio in 4
Oklahoma City in 6 Dirk Nowitzki is not enough.
LA Clippers in 7 Portland will be a tough nut to crack, but Doc has all his troops playing.

posted by Howard_T at 01:17 PM on April 14

Thanks Howard! Don't forget the bonus picks, though.

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:34 PM on April 14

East:
(1) Cleveland vs. (8) Detroit: Cleveland in five games.
(2) Toronto vs. (7) Indiana: Indiana in seven games.
(3) Miami vs. (6) Charlotte: Miami in six games.
(4) Atlanta vs. (5) Boston: Boston in seven games.

West:
(1) Golden State vs. (8) Houston: Golden State in four games.
(2) San Antonio vs. (7) Memphis: San Antonio in four games.
(3) Oklahoma City vs. (6) Dallas: Oklahoma City in four games.
(4) Los Angeles Clippers vs. (5) Portland: Portland in six games.

What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? 118 points.

What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? 37 points.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:15 PM on April 14

East:
(1) Cleveland in 6
(2) Toronto in 7
(6) Charlotte in 6
(5) Boston in 5

West:
(1) Golden State in 4
(2) San Antonio in 5
(3) Oklahoma City in 7
(5) Portland in 7

Bonus Points:
- What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? 125
- What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? 44

posted by billsaysthis at 02:29 PM on April 14

East:
CLE in 4
TOR in 6
CHA in 7
BOS in 7

West:
GSW in 4
SAS in 5
OKC in 5
LAC in 5

Bonus Points:
- What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? 122
- What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? 39

posted by NoMich at 03:15 PM on April 14

East:
(1) Cleveland in 5
(2) Toronto in 6
(3) Miami in 7
(4) Atlanta in 7

West:
(1) Golden State in 4
(2) San Antonio in 4
(3) Oklahoma City in 4
(4) Los Angeles Clippers in 6

Bonus Points:
- 135
- 40

The Atlanta/Boston series looks great. Not too excited about any of the rest.

posted by tron7 at 03:53 PM on April 14

East:
(1) Cleveland in 4
(2) Toronto in 6
(3) Miami in 6
(5) Boston in 7

West:
(1) Golden State in 4
(2) San Antonio in 5
(3) Oklahoma City in 7
(5) Portland in 7

Bonus Points:
- What will be the highest single game point total a team reaches in the first round? 129 points
- What will be the highest single game point total a player will score in the first round? 42 points

posted by grum@work at 04:33 PM on April 14

East:

(1) Cleveland in 4

(2) Toronto in 6

(6) Charlotte in 7

(5) Boston in 7

West:

(1) Golden State in 4

(2) San Antonio in 5

(3) Oklahoma City in 6

(5) Portland in 7

Bonus Points:

- team 132 points

- player 38 points

posted by cixelsyd at 04:50 PM on April 14

I'll be tracking picks and scoring in a Google spreadsheet, which can be viewed here.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:54 PM on April 14

My picks:

East -
CLE in 6
TOR in 5
CHA in 6
ATL in 5

West -
GSW in 4
SAS in 4
OKC in 7
LAC in 7

Highest team score: 129
Highest individual score: 44

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:55 PM on April 14

Thanks for the catch, Ufez. I didn't read the fine print.

Highest score for a team in one game: 122
High individual score in one game: 43

posted by Howard_T at 09:52 PM on April 14

Gotcha Howard. Thanks.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:55 PM on April 14

Cleveland 5
Toronto 5
Miami 4
Boston 6

Golden State 4
San Antonio 5
OKC 5
Portland 7

Highest points (team): 113
Highest points (player): 39

posted by holden at 01:01 AM on April 15

EAST

Cleveland in 5

Toronto in 6

Miami in 7

Atlanta in 7

WEST

Golden State in 4

San Antonio in 5

Oklahoma in 5

LAC in 7

Highest points team 124

Highest points player 46

posted by ic23b at 03:03 PM on April 15

Cleveland in 4
Toronto in 6
Charlotte in 7
Atlanta in 6

Golden State in 5
San Antonio in 7
Dallas in 7
L.A. Clippers in 6

Highest team score: 120

Highest player score: 43

posted by rcade at 10:18 AM on April 16

Cleveland 6
Toronto 6
Charlotte 7
Atlanta 6

GS 4
SA 4
Ok 5
LA 6

122
41

posted by mkn at 11:03 AM on April 16

So I don't follow basketball other than Go Sonics so FWIW

East:

(1) Cleveland in 4

(2) Toronto in 4

(3) Miami in 7

(5) Boston in 6

West:

(1) Golden State in 5

(7) Memphis in 7

(3) Oklahoma City in 5

(4) Los Angeles Clippers in 6


118

47

posted by rumple at 01:31 PM on April 16

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