April 13, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em Starts Saturday: The NBA playoffs begin Saturday 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: Houston vs. Minnesota, Oklahoma City vs. Utah, Portland vs. New Orleans, Golden State vs. San Antonio, Toronto vs. Washington, Cleveland vs. Indiana, Philadelphia vs. Miami, Boston vs. Milwaukee. One extra point on winning picks for getting the number of games right. Another extra point for picking the top point scorer in each series (total points scored). Winner receives a notebook cover made out of NBA basketball leather.

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:14 PM - 10 comments

Houston in 4 Top Scorer: James Harden +1 +1

Oklahoma City in 7 Top Scorer: Donovan Mitchell

Portland in 7 Top Scorer: Anthony Davis +1

Golden State in 5 Top Scorer: Kevin Durant +2 +1

Toronto in 6 Top Scorer: John Wall +2

Cleveland in 5 Top Scorer: Victor Oladipo +1

Philadelphia in 5 Top Scorer: JJ Redick +2 +1

Boston in 5 Top Scorer: Jaylen Brown +1

posted by ic23b at 10:40 PM on April 13

The second season is upon us. This year could prove to be very interesting, but the real fun won't start until the 2nd round. In the meantime:

Houston in 4, Harden +1 +1

Oklahoma City in 6, Westbrook +1

Portland in 7, Davis (The brow still lives) +1

Golden State in 5, Durant +2 +1

Toronto in 5, Wall +1

Boston in 7, Antetokoumpo +2 +1

Cleveland in 5, James +1 +1

Philadelphia in 5, Simmons +2

posted by Howard_T at 01:30 AM on April 14

Houston in 4 - Harden +1 +1

Oklahoma City in 7 - Westbrook +1

Portland in 5 - A.Davis +1

Golden State in 5 - Durant +2 +1

Toronto in 5 - DeRozan +1 +1

Cleveland in 6 - James +1 +1

Philadelphia in 7 - Reddick +1 +1

Milwaukee in 7 - Greek Freak +1

posted by grum@work at 09:03 AM on April 14

Golden State in 5; K Durant (GSW) +2 +1

Toronto in 6; D DeRozan (TOR) +2 +1

Philadelphia in 6; B Simmons (PHI) +1

New Orleans in 6; A Davis (NO) +1 +1

Boston in 7; G Antetokounmpo (MIL) +2 +1

Indianapolis in 7; L James (CLE) +1

Oklahoma City in 7; R Westbrook (OKC) +1

Houston in 4; J Harden (HOU) +1 +1

posted by NoMich at 10:13 AM on April 14

Houston in 4 - Harden +1 +1

Oklahoma City in 7 - Westbrook +1

Portland in 5 - A.Davis +1

Golden State in 5 - Durant +2 +1

Toronto in 6 - DeRozan +2 +1

Cleveland in 6 - James +1 +1

Philadelphia in 6 - Simmons +1

Milwaukee in 6 - Antetokounmpo +1

posted by cixelsyd at 11:55 AM on April 14

Houston in 6 - Harden +1
Utah in 7 - Westbrook +1 +1
NO in 7 - Lillard +1
GSW in 5 - Durant +2 +1
Toronto in 4 - DeRozan +1 +1
CLE in 5 - LBJ +1 +1
Philly in 5 - Simmons +2
MIL in 7 - Giannis +1

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:55 PM on April 14

I was late getting the word out, so entries will be accepted through the end of Sunday's games.

Anyone who has already submitted picks can make changes 'til that deadline as well.

posted by rcade at 09:06 PM on April 14

Houston in 4 (James Harden) +1 +1

Oklahoma City in 7 (Russell Westbrook) +1

Portland in 6 (Damian Lillard)

Golden State in 5 (Kevin Durant) +2 +1

Toronto in 5 (DeMar DeRozen) +1 +1

Cleveland in 5 (LeBron James) +1 +1

Philadelphia in 6 (Goran Dragic) +1

Boston in 4 (Giannis Antetokounmpo) +1 +1

posted by rcade at 09:48 PM on April 14

Here are the picks I made for a different league:

Warriors in 5 +2
Rockets in 5 +2
Pelicans in 7 +1
Jazz in 6 +2
Raptors in 6 +1
Milwaukee in 5
Philly in 6 +1
Cleveland in 5 +1

The leading scorers: Kevin Durant +1, James Harden +1, Anthony Davis +1, Russ Westbrook +1, Demar Derozan +1, Greek Freak +1, JJ Redick +1, LeBron James +1.

posted by Goyoucolts at 02:15 PM on April 15

Houston in 5 - Harden +2 +1

Oklahoma City in 6 - Westbrook +1

Portland in 6 - Davis +1

Golden State in 5 - Durant +2 +1

Toronto in 5 - Wall +1

Boston in 5 - Antetokoumpo +1 +1

Cleveland in 5 - James +1 +1

Philadelphia in 5 - Simmons +2

posted by Johnson919 at 07:57 PM on April 15

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