May 31, 2018

NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The Finals: The NBA Finals begin tonight when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Golden State Warriors. (Where have I heard that before?) In the SportsFilter NBA Playoff Pick 'Em, NoMich scores 7 out of a possible 8 points and takes sole possession of first, with grum@work in second and Goyoucolts in third. Pick the NBA champion and the number of games played, plus eight bonus categories. The winner receives a notebook cover made out of NBA basketball leather.

posted by rcade to basketball at 08:00 AM - 9 comments

The scores are in the previous discussion.

Results

Cleveland in 7, top scorer LeBron James with 235 (everybody), bottom scorer Guerschon Yabusele of Boston with 1 (GoYouColts).

Golden State in 7, top scorer Kevin Durant with 213 (Howard_T, GoYouColts, grum@work, NoMich, Ufez Jones, bottom scorer Ryan Anderson of Houston with 0 (grum@work, NoMich).

Standings

Week 1Week 2Total
NoMich166729
grum@work147627
Goyoucolts184426
Howard_T155424
rcade136423
Ufez Jones145423
ic23b136322
cixelsyd142117
Johnson91915--15
Peakify-1-1

1. Winner: Cleveland or Golden State (4 points)

2. Number of games that team will require (4 points)

3. MVP (1 point)

4. Player to score the most points in the series (1 point)

5 .Player to collect the most rebounds in the series (1 point)

6. Player to score the least points in the series with at least 10 minutes played: 1 point

7. Player to score the most points in a game: 1 point

8. Largest margin of victory in a game (come within +/- 5 points): 1 point

Tiebreaker: Highest single-team score in a game. Closest to actual value wins, and if two players pick the same tiebreaker, the one who posted it first wins.

posted by rcade at 08:01 AM on May 31

Winning Team: Golden State

Games: 5

Leading Scorer: L. James (CLE)

MVP: K. Durant (GSW)

Rebounds: D. Green (GSW)

Least Points: J. Calderon (CLE)

Points Game: L. James (CLE)

Margin: 23

Highest Score: 128

posted by NoMich at 08:43 AM on May 31

The 'experts' for NBA.com are picking Golden State, most in 5, one in 4. On paper they are correct, but I have this nagging feeling that a way will be found somehow to extend the series. The amount of money available for the players' salaries within the salary cap depends upon the amount of money from the TV contracts. Last year there were too many series that were short, 4 or 5 games, and that caused the cap to be lower than had been expected. Thus I expect a longer than anticipated series. Conspiracy theories aside, I will still go with the chalk.

Golden State in 5

Leading scorer LeBron James

MVP S. Curry

Rebounds D Green GSW

Fewest points. Osman CLE

Most points per game LeBron James

Highest single game margin. 18

Highest single game score (1 team) 118

posted by Howard_T at 10:14 AM on May 31

Winning Team: Golden State

Games: 5

Leading Scorer: L. James (CLE)

MVP: K. Durant (GSW)

Rebounds: D. Green (GSW)

Least Points: J. Bell (GSW)

Points Game: L. James (CLE)

Margin: 19

Highest Score: 132

posted by cixelsyd at 10:24 AM on May 31

1. Winner: Golden State (but I'm pulling for LeBron)

2. Number of games that team will require: 6

3. MVP : James (CLE)

4. Player to score the most points in the series: James (CLE)

5 .Player to collect the most rebounds in the series: Green (GSW)

6. Player to score the least points in the series with at least 10 minutes played: Jones (GSW)

7. Player to score the most points in a game: James (CLE)

8. Largest margin of victory in a game (come within +/- 5 points): 29

Tiebreaker: Highest single-team score in a game. : 133

posted by grum@work at 11:12 AM on May 31

1-2) Golden State in five.

3) Kevin Durant

4) LeBron James

5) Tristan Thompson

6) Kevon Looney

7) Kevin Durant

8) 23 points

9) 128 points.

posted by Goyoucolts at 11:24 AM on May 31

Winner: Golden State

# of games: 6

MVP: Kevin Durant

Player Most Points Series: LeBron James

Player most Rebounds: Draymond Green

Player least points Series: Jordan Bell

Player most points Game: LeBron James

Largest Margin Victory Game: 17

Tiebreaker: 117

posted by ic23b at 01:26 PM on May 31

1. Winner: Cleveland

2. Number of games that team will require: 7

3. MVP: LeBron James

4. Player to score the most points in the series: LeBron James

5 .Player to collect the most rebounds in the series: Draymond Green

6. Player to score the least points in the series with at least 10 minutes played: Ante Zizic

7. Player to score the most points in a game: Kevin Durant

8. Largest margin of victory in a game (come within +/- 5 points): 22

Tiebreaker: Highest single-team score in a game: 135

posted by rcade at 05:35 PM on May 31

I think my only chance to win is to go out on a limb...

Winner: CLE

Games: 5

MVP: J.R. Smith LBJ (too far there, dude)

Points in Series: LBJ

Rebounds: LBJ

Least Points: Jordan Bell

Most points in a game: Curry

Largest margin: 17

Tiebreaker: 115

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:07 PM on May 31

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