April 15, 2017

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Today: The NBA playoffs begin today at 3 p.m. Eastern. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require: Indiana vs. Cleveland, Milwaukee vs. Toronto, Memphis vs. San Antonio, Utah vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Atlanta vs Washington, Portland vs. Golden State, Chicago vs Boston and Oklahoma City vs. Houston. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top scorer in each series (total points scored). The winner receives NBA 2K17.

posted by rcade to basketball at 10:54 AM - 10 comments

Not sure I have anything that can run NBA 2K17, tbh (unless it's available for PS3), but I do love me some NBA Playoffs, so.

CLE in 5 - LeBron
TOR in 6 - Greek Freak
SAS in 5 - Kawhi
UTA with the upset in 7 - Gordon Hayward
WAS in 5 - Beal
GSW in 4 - Lillard
BOS in 6 - Isaiah Thomas
HOU in 7 - Russ Westbrook

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:34 AM on April 15

Cleveland in 5. Top Scorer in series: LeBron James

Toronto in 5. Top Scorer: DeMar DeRozan

San Antonio in 6. Top Scorer: Kawhi Leonard

L.A.Clippers in 6. Top Scorer: Gordon Hayward

Washington in 6. Top Scorer: John Wall

Golden State in 4: Top Scorer: Stephen Curry

Boston in 7. Top Scorer: Isaiah Thomas

Oklahoma City in 7. Top Scorer: Russell Westbrook

posted by ic23b at 11:47 AM on April 15

CLE in 5 - LeBron
TOR in 6 - Derozan
SAS in 5 - Kawhi
LAC in 5 - Hayward
WAS in 4 - Wall
GSW in 4 - Curry
BOS in 4 - Thomas
HOU in 6 - Westbrook

posted by grum@work at 12:16 PM on April 15

Cleveland in 4, LeBron James
Toronto in 6, DeMar DeRozan
San Antonio in 5, Kawhi Leonard
Los Angeles Clippers in 5, Gordon Hayward
Washington in 7, John Wall
Golden State in 4, Stephen Curry
Boston in 5, Isaiah Thomas
Oklahoma City in 6, Russel Westbrook

posted by bender at 12:19 PM on April 15

Not your average 1 vs 8 series. This one could be an upset. Nah! Boston in 6 (concensus). Thomas.

Have the Cavs emerged from hibernation? They have, and they are hungry. Cleveland in 5. Kyrie Irving.

Do I hear "Oh Canada"? Wait! There's no ice. That means Toronto has a chance. Toronto in 5. DeRozan.

TNT's home team vs Wizards. Atlanta might steal a couple of games, but that's all. Washington in 6 Paul Millsap.

Westward ho the picker.

Warriors and those from the Rose City hook up. Much as I like Portland, they have no chance. Golden State in 4 Curry.

This one could be the wrestling championship series. San Antonio in 6. Leonard.

One guard must be stopped, but neither will be. Which of the 2 will lack support? Houston in 7. Westbrook.

This could be Doc's last shot at another ring. It won't be easy. Los Angeles in 7 . Hayward.

posted by Howard_T at 01:56 PM on April 15

Cleveland in 5, LeBron James

Toronto in 5, DeMar DeRozan

San Antonio in 5, Kawhi Leonard

Los Angeles Clippers in 5, J.J. Redick

Washington in 5, John Wall

Golden State in 5, Stephen Curry

Boston in 5, Isaiah Thomas

Houston in 5, James Harden

posted by rcade at 02:44 PM on April 15

The Cavaliers tried to give game one away but Indiana didn't want it.

posted by rcade at 11:42 AM on April 16

Isaiah Thomas playing for the Celtics despite the tragic loss of his sister Chyna. He's playing hard and has 15 at the half. TD Garden is electric, and I mean literally. They passed out wrist bands with LED lights in them. They are controlled by some remote entity, maybe the Government, and flash various colors. It was alternating red, white, and blue during the National Anthem. Quite a sight.

posted by Howard_T at 07:48 PM on April 16

IND in 7 - George

TOR in 6 - Derozan

MEM in 7 - Carter

LAC in 5 - Hayward

WAS in 4 - Wall

GSW in 4 - Curry

BOS in 4 - Thomas

OCK in 7 - Westbrook

posted by jimmydiscount at 01:36 AM on April 19

I'm surprised Thomas was able to play. The emotion in that place must have been palpable.

posted by rcade at 02:59 PM on April 23

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