June 02, 2015

SpoFil NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition. Picks must be in before game one starts at 9 PM Eastern on Thursday night.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 07:43 PM - 18 comments

Standings going into the final round:

grum - 38
ic23b - 38
bender - 33
dfleming - 32
tron7 - 25
holden - 23
rcade - 23
ufez - 23
HowardT - 20*
GoYouColts - 10*
NoMich - 8*
(*ineligible for the Costanza)

Finals points available - please choose one for each (looking at you, grum)

Which team will win? - (2 pts)
How many games will it take? - (2 pts - must choose correct team to get these points)
Who will win MVP of the series? (2 pts)

Bonus points -
Choose the player that will have the most total:
- Rebounds (1 point)
- Assists (1 point)
- Free throws attempted (1 point)
- Steals (1 point)
- Blocks (1 point)
- Personal fouls (1 point)
- Turnovers (1 point)
and
- which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage (min. 8 taken) (1 point)

Also:

- How many total technical fouls will be called? (2 points, must get exact)
- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be? (come within +/- 3 of the actual number - 2 points)
- How many total triple-doubles will be scored? (must get exact - 3 points)
- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)? (3 points - I like this one because it also takes into account how many games you think there will be)

Total points possible - 24

Good luck!

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:44 PM on June 02

Win- Golden State Warriors

Games- 6

MVP- Stephen Curry

Rebounds- Draymond Green

Assists- LeBron James

Free Throws Attempted- LeBron James

Steals- Stephen Curry

Blocks- Andrew Bogut

Personal Fouls- Draymond Green

Turnovers- LeBron James

3 point percent- Stephen Curry

Total Tech Fouls- 6

Largest Margin- 12

Total Triple Doubles- 2

Total Points Leading Scorer- 192

posted by ic23b at 09:13 PM on June 02

Win - Golden State Warriors (but I'm cheering for Lebron)
Games - 5
MVP - Curry
Rebounds - James
Assists - James
Free Throw Attempts - James
Steals - Green
Blocks - Bogut
Fouls - Bogut
Turnovers - Curry
3-pt % - Irving
Tech fouls - 5
Triple Doubles - 5
Total points - 153

posted by grum@work at 10:44 PM on June 02

Win: Cleveland
Games: 7
MVP: Lebron
Rebounds: Timofey
Assists: Lebron
Free Throw Attempts: Lebron
Steals: Curry
Blocks: Bogut
Fouls: Green
Turnovers: Thompson
3-pt %: Curry
Tech fouls: 2
Triple Doubles: 0
Total points: 182

posted by bender at 10:55 PM on June 02

Win: Cleveland
Games: 6
MVP: Lebron James
Rebounds: Tristan Thompson
Assists: Lebron James
Free Throw Attempts: Lebron
Steals: Steph Curry
Blocks: Timofey Mozgov
Fouls: Andrew Bogut
Turnovers: Lebron James
3-pt %: Steph Curry
Tech fouls: 5
Triple Doubles: 0
Total points: 174

posted by dfleming at 07:49 AM on June 03

- Which team will win? - GS Warriors
- How many games will it take? - 5
- Who will win MVP of the series? S. Curry
- Rebounds: D. Green
- Assists: S. Curry
- Free throws attempted: L. James
- Steals: S. Curry
- Blocks: A. Bogut
- Personal fouls: T. Mozgov
- Turnovers: L. James
- Which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage: S. Curry
- How many total technical fouls will be called?: 2
- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be?: 13
- How many total triple-doubles will be scored?: 1
- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)?: 166

posted by NoMich at 08:06 AM on June 03

It seems some of you are missing the Largest Margin of Victory in a Single Game category.

Thanks for doing this, ufez. There was a period there where I was so busy with work that the only reason I got onto a computer was to do work and not do fun things like badly guess sporting events.

posted by NoMich at 08:09 AM on June 03

Whoops.

Largest margin of victory: 12 points

posted by grum@work at 08:26 AM on June 03

- Which team will win? - Warriors
- How many games will it take? - 6
- Who will win MVP of the series? Curry
- Rebounds: Tristan Thompson
- Assists: James
- Free throws attempted: James
- Steals: Curry
- Blocks: Bogut
- Personal fouls: Draymond Green
- Turnovers: James
- Which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage: Klay Thompson
- How many total technical fouls will be called?: 3
- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be?: 23
- How many total triple-doubles will be scored?: 2
- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)?: 180

posted by tron7 at 12:02 PM on June 03

I also missed the margin pick: 17

posted by bender at 02:29 PM on June 03

Still waiting on picks from rcade, holden, HowardT and GoYouColts.

Also, dfleming - you didn't pick a largest margin of victory.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:22 AM on June 04

My picks:

- Which team will win? - Golden State
- How many games will it take? - 5
- Who will win MVP of the series? Curry
- Rebounds: T. Thompson
- Assists: James
- Free throws attempted: Curry
- Steals: Andre Iguodala
- Blocks: Draymond Green
- Personal fouls: Bogut
- Turnovers: Curry
- Which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage: J.R. Smith
- How many total technical fouls will be called?: 5
- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be?: 16
- How many total triple-doubles will be scored?: 1
- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)?: 167

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:27 AM on June 04

Win - Warriors
Games - 6
MVP - Curry
Rebounds - Green
Assists - LeBron
Free Throw Attempts - LeBron
Steals - Green
Blocks - Mozgov
Fouls - Bogut
Turnovers - LeBron
3-pt % - Curry
Tech fouls - 3
Largest MOV - 14
Triple Doubles - 1
Total points - 160

posted by holden at 05:23 PM on June 04

I'm well out of this now, but what the heck:

Win - Warriors. I don't think even the refs can make this series close.

Games - five.

MVP - Curry

Rebounds - T. Thompson

Assists - LeBron

Free Throw Attempts - LeBron

Steals - Curry

Blocks - Bogut

Fouls - T. Thompson

Turnovers - Irving

3-pt % - K. Thompson

Techs - six

Largest MOV - 22 points

Triple doubles - three

Total points - 145

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:29 PM on June 04

Winner: Golden State

Duration: 6 games

MVP: Stephen Curry

Most rebounds: Draymond Green

Assists: LeBron James

Free throws attempted: Stephen Curry

Steals: Stephen Curry

Blocks: Tristan Thompson

Personal fouls: Andrew Bogut

Turnovers: Draymond Green

3-Point Percentage: Stephen Curry

Technical fouls: 4

Largest margin of victory: 18

Total triple-doubles: 1

Leading scorer's points: 181

posted by rcade at 08:43 PM on June 04

Winner: Golden State Duration: 7 games MVP: Curry Rebounds: Draymond Green Assists: James Free throws attempted: Irving Steals: Shumpert Blocks: Mozgov Fouls: Bogut Turnovers: Curry Technicals: 5 (not including 3-second defensive calls) Largest margin of victory: 18 Triple doubles: 3 Leading scorer's points: 177 Turnovers: Irving

posted by Howard_T at 09:10 PM on June 04

In my defense, I hit "Post" about 5 seconds before the tap-off.

posted by Howard_T at 09:12 PM on June 04

Largest margin of victory: 19! Sorry - don't know how I missed that. May be invalid as it's after the game but so be it.

posted by dfleming at 07:19 AM on June 05

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