April 30, 2016

SpoFi NBA Pick 'Em Round 2.: Although two first round series in the East are still up for grabs, OKC and San Antonio start their second round match up tonight at 8:30 Eastern Time. Go ahead and make your pick for at least that series here.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 11:20 AM - 27 comments

The pairings we know about:

Cleveland vs. Atlanta
San Antonio vs. Oklahoma City
Golden St. vs. Portland

Two points for getting the series winner correct. 4 points for getting series winner and number of games correct. No points for getting number of games correct if you pick the wrong team.

Bonuses:
Name one player that gets a technical foul in the second round (2 pts)
Name the player in the second round that hits the most three-pointers (3 pts)

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:24 AM on April 30

OK, upset special time: Atlanta in seven.

San Antonio in six.

Golden State in six.

Technical foul: Westbrook

Three-point expert: Klay Thompson

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:27 AM on April 30

San Antonio in 5

Cleveland in 6

Golden State in 7

Toronto in 6

Technical foul: DeAndre Jordan

Three-pointers: Kyle Korver

posted by rcade at 02:06 PM on April 30

Copying my picks from the other thread because I do have a minute here:
Golden State in 6

San Antonio in 7

Cleveland in 4

Technical foul: LeBron James
Three-pointers: Klay Thompson

posted by grum@work at 04:49 PM on April 30

Land of Cleves in Ohio in 6
Saint Anthony of Texas in 6
California, Land of Golden Nuggets and Golden Sunshine but ever so Warrior like in 5

Dennis Schrderr will be the most Hawkish with techincal fouls.
J.R. Smith of the Land of Cleves in Ohio will make it rain the most from three-point land.

posted by NoMich at 06:45 PM on April 30

I emailed the round 1 players who haven't shown up yet.

posted by rcade at 06:56 PM on April 30

Thanks, rcade. None of them had any listed in their profiles.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:03 PM on April 30

Cleveland in 6

San Antonio in 6

Golden State in 6

Technical Foul- Draymond Green BUT if Indiana eliminates Toronto my pick will be Paul George.

Three Points- Klay Thompson

posted by ic23b at 07:38 PM on April 30

Cleveland in 5

San Antonio in 7

GS IN 7

Players TBA

posted by rumple at 07:53 PM on April 30

My picks:

CLE in 6
SAS in 5
GSW in 5

Tech: Westbrook
Threes: Durant

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:02 PM on April 30

Hope these are in before games start:

Cleveland in 6

Spurs in 6

Warriors in 5

Technical: Westbrook

3"s: K Thompson

posted by cixelsyd at 10:10 PM on April 30

.. so just checked the NBA scores and saw the Spurs kicking rrrrr's.

OK if that pick gets dq'ed.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:29 PM on April 30

Nah, I don't mind if'n you're honest about it, cixelsyd.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:35 PM on April 30

Uh just now realized that round two started before round one even ended? Wtf NBA? Guess the NBA really truly doesn't care about raptors (though if they blow it again no one will)

Cle in 7
GS in 6
Spurs in 4 (though yeah they won yesterday?? Wtf)

I don't know players well so I'm just going to copy others answers
Westbrook

posted by mkn at 12:27 PM on May 01

Thompson

posted by mkn at 12:28 PM on May 01

Here are mine from yesterday's huddle.

Golden State in 7 Don't be surprised at an upset here.
San Antonio in 7 Same situation here, but it won't really be that much of an upset
Cleveland in 5 Atlanta actually played some decent defense against Boston. Could get 1 win vs Cavs.

Miami, Toronto, Charlotte, Indiana??? Pacers have surprised, Charlotte has played slightly above expectations, and Miami has finally found the combinations that work. Toronto has looked a bit disorganized at best.

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Adding the bonus picks here:

Disagreeable person (technical foul): C. J. McCollum (Talk about an off-the-wall pick.)
He who shoots from far away (3-point shooter): Damian Lillard (Wins the duel with Klay Thompson)

See you tomorrow with the Miami vs ??? pick.

posted by Howard_T at 05:09 PM on May 01

As I start to type this, Toronto is up by 5 with 6.5 seconds left and Indiana with the ball. I think I am safe in predicting the Toronto vs Miami series.

Miami in 6 Toronto struggled mightily against a fair Pacers team. Miami will pull the upset.

posted by Howard_T at 10:34 PM on May 01

Raptors in 7.

posted by grum@work at 12:16 AM on May 02

Miami in 7

posted by NoMich at 06:54 AM on May 02

Miami in 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 01:51 PM on May 02

Cleveland 5
Toronto 7
Spurs 5
GSW 5

JR Smith
Klay Thompson

posted by holden at 01:58 PM on May 02

I included my picks from yesterdays thread

Golden State in 5
San Antonio in 6
Atlanta in 6
Toronto in 7

Draymond Green
Damian Lillard

posted by tron7 at 02:10 PM on May 02

Sadly I have to drop out. Too much away from the computer for the weekend.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:36 PM on May 02

Raptors in 6. Gotta go for home team even if (playoff) history is against them (season history is not).

posted by mkn at 03:29 PM on May 02

Miami in 6.

posted by cixelsyd at 04:40 PM on May 02

Heat in six.

posted by Goyoucolts at 08:59 PM on May 02

Miami in 6

posted by ic23b at 11:10 PM on May 02

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