April 12, 2019

Enter SportsFilter's NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: The NBA playoffs begin Saturday. Our annual NBA Playoff Pick 'Em has returned. Pick the eight teams that will advance out of the first round and the number of games each series will require along with four prop bets. The winner over the entire playoffs receives a New Era 59Fifty cap of their favorite NBA team.

posted by rcade to basketball at 11:41 AM - 19 comments

Use this link to make your picks, which will be posted in this discussion when you submit them. Make changes up until the game time of each series (or the first series on prop bets).

There's a Comment field at the bottom of the form that you can use to talk about your prognostications.

Unlike past contests, picks posted as comments won't work. You have to use the form. I tried to make it easy and mobile friendly.

The first game is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Make sure to get your props in by then.

posted by rcade at 01:19 AM on April 10

My picks:

76ers in 5
Raptors in 5
Warriors in 4
Nuggets in 7
Celtics in 6
Thunder in 6
Bucks in 4
Jazz in 7
Top point scorer: James Harden
Top rebounder: Giannis Antetokounmpo
Top scoring team: Bucks
Team scoring 130: Warriors

posted by rcade at 11:48 AM on April 12

My picks:

76ers in 5
Raptors in 5
Warriors in 5
Nuggets in 6
Pacers in 6
Thunder in 4
Bucks in 5
Rockets in 7
Top point scorer: Paul George
Top rebounder: Joel Embiid
Top scoring team: Thunder
Team scoring 130: Warriors

posted by Ufez Jones at 12:31 PM on April 12

My picks:

76ers in 7
Raptors in 6
Warriors in 5
Nuggets in 7
Celtics in 6
Thunder in 5
Bucks in 6
Rockets in 5
Top point scorer: Harden
Top rebounder: Drummond
Top scoring team: Warriors
Team scoring 130: Warriors

posted by cixelsyd at 12:31 PM on April 12

My picks:

76ers in 4
Raptors in 6
Warriors in 5
Spurs in 7
Celtics in 7
Thunder in 5
Bucks in 4
Rockets in 4
Top point scorer: J.Harden (HOU)
Top rebounder: A.Drummond (DET)
Top scoring team: Warriors
Team scoring 130: Warriors

posted by grum@work at 12:40 PM on April 12

My picks:

76ers in 6
Raptors in 4
Warriors in 5
Spurs in 7
Celtics in 6
Thunder in 7
Bucks in 5
Rockets in 5
Top point scorer: James Harden
Top rebounder: Andre Drummond
Top scoring team: Bucks
Team scoring 130: Bucks

My Detroit Pistons made the playoffs but sorry to say that the first round is it for them.

posted by ic23b at 01:24 PM on April 12

Switching my rebounder from Embiid to Rudy Gobert.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:09 PM on April 12

Ufez: Do that on the form. When you save it again it will post a comment here about the change.

posted by rcade at 04:29 PM on April 12

Revised picks:

Top rebounder: Rudy Gobert

Ooh, slick!

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:51 PM on April 12

My picks:

76ers in 5
Magic in 6
Warriors in 4
Nuggets in 7
Celtics in 5
Thunder in 6
Bucks in 5
Rockets in 5
Top point scorer: Harden
Top rebounder: Adams
Top scoring team: Bucks
Team scoring 130: Rockets

So you have found a way to eliminate my scholarly dissertations. I've been on the ball field all afternoon, so I am not much in the mood to write anyway. This form works nicely, rcade, how did you come by it?

posted by Howard_T at 10:10 PM on April 12

My picks:

76ers in 5
Magic in 6
Warriors in 4
Nuggets in 7
Celtics in 5
Thunder in 6
Bucks in 5
Rockets in 5
Top point scorer: Harden
Top rebounder: Adams
Top scoring team: Bucks
Team scoring 130: Rockets

So you have found a way to eliminate my scholarly dissertations. I've been on the ball field all afternoon, so I am not much in the mood to write anyway. This form works nicely, rcade, how did you come by it?

posted by Howard_T at 10:10 PM on April 12

Somehow I managed to post this twice. Double click on Submit? Oh well, disregard one of them, but not both.

posted by Howard_T at 10:13 PM on April 12

This form works nicely, rcade, how did you come by it?

I wrote it using Bootstrap 4, PHP and Smarty.

I'd like to find a way to save your dissertations. They're a fine tradition.

posted by rcade at 11:47 PM on April 12

My picks:

Nets in 6
Raptors in 5
Warriors in 4
Nuggets in 5
Celtics in 7
Trail Blazers in 7
Bucks in 5
Jazz in 6
Top point scorer: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee
Top rebounder: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee
Top scoring team: Warriors
Team scoring 130: Warriors

posted by bender at 01:42 AM on April 13

My picks:

Nets in 5
Raptors in 7
Warriors in 6
Nuggets in 5
Celtics in 7
Trail Blazers in 5
Pistons in 6
Rockets in 5
Top point scorer: LeBron James
Top rebounder: Andre Drummond
Top scoring team: Warriors
Team scoring 130: Warriors

posted by Jggibbs at 07:01 AM on April 13

Top point scorer: LeBron James

Bold pick.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:02 AM on April 13

My picks:

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Raptors in 4
Warriors in 5
Nuggets in 6
Celtics in 7
Trail Blazers in 7
Bucks in 4
Rockets in 6
Top point scorer:
Top rebounder:
Top scoring team:
Team scoring 130:

Dang it, I was not near a computer for the better part of the last two days

posted by NoMich at 03:30 PM on April 13

Other picks that I was not able to make:

76ers over the Nets in 5

Pick one of the top three point scorers in this round in points per game: J. Harden (HOU)

Pick one of the top three rebounders in this round in rebounds per game: J. Emiid (PHI)

Pick the team that will score the most points per game: Milwaukee Bucks

Pick a team that will score 130 points in a game: Milwaukee Bucks

posted by NoMich at 03:33 PM on April 13

I'd like to find a way to save your dissertations

Perhaps I will enter them in The Huddle rather than load too much verbiage into the Pick 'em.

Look for them there.

posted by Howard_T at 05:15 PM on April 13

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