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 - 11 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 +1 +1
TOR in 6 - Greek Freak +2 +1
SAS in 5 - Kawhi +1 +1
UTA with the upset in 7 - Gordon Hayward +2
WAS in 5 - Beal +1
GSW in 4 - Lillard +2
BOS in 6 - Isaiah Thomas +2 +1
HOU in 7 - Russ Westbrook +1 +1

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

Cleveland in 5. Top Scorer in series: LeBron James +1 +1

Toronto in 5. Top Scorer: DeMar DeRozan +1

San Antonio in 6. Top Scorer: Kawhi Leonard +2 +1

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

Washington in 6. Top Scorer: John Wall +2 +1

Golden State in 4: Top Scorer: Stephen Curry +2 +1

Boston in 7. Top Scorer: Isaiah Thomas +1 +1

Oklahoma City in 7. Top Scorer: Russell Westbrook +1

posted by ic23b at 11:47 AM on April 15

CLE in 5 - LeBron +1 +1
TOR in 6 - Derozan +2
SAS in 5 - Kawhi +1 +1
LAC in 5 - Hayward
WAS in 4 - Wall +1 +1
GSW in 4 - Curry +2 +1
BOS in 4 - Thomas +1 +1
HOU in 6 - Westbrook +1 +1

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

Cleveland in 4, LeBron James +2 +1
Toronto in 6, DeMar DeRozan +2
San Antonio in 5, Kawhi Leonard +1 +1
Los Angeles Clippers in 5, Gordon Hayward
Washington in 7, John Wall +1
Golden State in 4, Stephen Curry +2 +1
Boston in 5, Isaiah Thomas +1 +1
Oklahoma City in 6, Russel Westbrook +1

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. +2 +1

Have the Cavs emerged from hibernation? They have, and they are hungry. Cleveland in 5. Kyrie Irving. +1

Do I hear "Oh Canada"? Wait! There's no ice. That means Toronto has a chance. Toronto in 5. DeRozan. +1

TNT's home team vs Wizards. Atlanta might steal a couple of games, but that's all. Washington in 6 Paul Millsap. +2

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. +2 +1

This one could be the wrestling championship series. San Antonio in 6. Leonard. +2 +1

One guard must be stopped, but neither will be. Which of the 2 will lack support? Houston in 7. Westbrook. +1 +1

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 +1 +1

Toronto in 5, DeMar DeRozan +1

San Antonio in 5, Kawhi Leonard +1 +1

Los Angeles Clippers in 5, J.J. Redick

Washington in 5, John Wall +1 +1

Golden State in 5, Stephen Curry +1 +1

Boston in 5, Isaiah Thomas +1 +1

Houston in 5, James Harden +2

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 +2

MEM in 7 - Carter

LAC in 5 - Hayward

WAS in 4 - Wall +1 +1

GSW in 4 - Curry +2 +1

BOS in 4 - Thomas +1 +1

OCK in 7 - Westbrook +1

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

Game 5 of Celtics vs Bulls. This is when the teams have begun to really hate each other. TD Garden is just about full, and the crowd is into it big time. A fun night is in store.

posted by Howard_T at 09:01 PM on April 26

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