2017 Event Summary: Professional Basketball

Status: Completed

RULES: PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

A total of 16 teams make the playoffs - 8 in each conference.

The 2017 teams are seeded as shown below:
E-1 Boston Celtics
E-2 Cleveland Cavaliers
E-3 Toronto Raptors
E-4 Washington Wizards
E-5 Atlanta Hawks
E-6 Milwaukee Bucks
E-7 Indiana Pacers
E-8 Chicago Bulls

W-1 Golden State Warriors
W-2 San Antonio Spurs
W-3 Houston Rockets
W-4 LA Clippers
W-5 Utah Jazz
W-6 Oklahoma City Thunder
W-7 Memphis Grizzlies
W-8 Portland Trail Blazers

Q1a: Seeded Picks
Pick 4 NBA playoff teams whose seeds add up to *at least* 18. For example, you could take the 1st seed from the West, the 5th seeds from the East and West, and the 7th seed from the East, and your entry would be valid (1 + 5 + 5 + 7 = 18). Or, you could take the 3rd through 6th seed from one conference, and that would be valid (3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 18).

Q1b: At-Large Pick
Pick 1 At-Large team*. Your At-Large pick cannot duplicate one of your seed picks.

Q1 Points:
20 pts for every playoff win
-2 pts for every playoff loss
40 bonus pts for winning a Conference Title
35 bonus pts for winning the NBA Championship
* At-Large picks will earn slightly fewer points per category


Q2: Finals Picks
Select one team as the NBA Champion (correct choice worth 60 pts).
Select one team as the NBA Runner-Up (correct choice worth 15 pts).

Note: There are no restrictions for your Q2 picks. You may pick teams you selected in Q1 or teams you shunned; you can even select the same team as Champ and as Runner-Up.

Picks lock first playoff game tipoff (Sat 4/15 12n Pacific)

Q3: Tiebreakers
Once the Finals matchups are set, we'll pick some tiebreakers!

 
POINT RECAP: PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

NBA Playoff Teams
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Boston Celtics (1) 6 180 -18 0 0 0 0 162
Golden State Warriors (1) 290 240 0 80 -2 40 35 393
Cleveland Cavaliers (2) 269 240 -2 20 -8 40 0 290
San Antonio Spurs (2) 84 160 -16 0 0 0 0 144
Houston Rockets (3) 28 120 -10 0 0 0 0 110
Toronto Raptors (3) 60 80 -12 0 0 0 0 68
LA Clippers (4) 32 60 -8 0 0 0 0 52
Washington Wizards (4) 114 140 -12 0 0 0 0 128
Atlanta Hawks (5) 24 40 -8 0 0 0 0 32
Utah Jazz (5) 52 80 -14 0 0 0 0 66
Milwaukee Bucks (6) 52 40 -8 0 0 0 0 32
Oklahoma City Thunder (6) 166 20 -8 0 0 0 0 12
Indiana Pacers (7) 79 0 -8 0 0 0 0 -8
Memphis Grizzlies (7) 148 40 -8 0 0 0 0 32
Chicago Bulls (8) 337 40 -8 0 0 0 0 32
Portland Trailblazers (8) 15 0 -8 0 0 0 0 -8
NBA Playoff At-Large
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Boston Celtics 51 144 -27 0 0 0 0 117
Cleveland Cavaliers 120 192 -3 16 -12 35 0 228
Golden State Warriors 133 192 0 64 -3 35 30 318
Houston Rockets 13 96 -15 0 0 0 0 81
Indiana Pacers 1 0 -12 0 0 0 0 -12
Oklahoma City Thunder 1 16 -12 0 0 0 0 4
San Antonio Spurs 111 128 -24 0 0 0 0 104
Toronto Raptors 5 64 -18 0 0 0 0 46
Washington Wizards 4 112 -18 0 0 0 0 94
NBA Champ
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Boston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cleveland 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Golden State 397 60 0 0 0 0 0 60
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LAClippers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portland 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
San Antonio 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NBA Runner-Up
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Boston 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cleveland 340 15 0 0 0 0 0 15
Golden State 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Houston 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
San Antonio 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toronto 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Washington 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NBA Tiebreaker-A
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Kyrie Irving 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LeBron James 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Curry 78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Durant 214 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Draymond Green 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Klay Thompson 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NBA Tiebreaker-B
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Cavaliers in 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cavaliers in 6 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cavaliers in 7 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warriors in 4 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warriors in 5 88 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Warriors in 6 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warriors in 7 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NBA Tiebreaker-C
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
750 - 999 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1000 - 1249 143 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1250 - 1499 191 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
> 1500 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hover over Category Titles to view Description and Point Multipliers

 
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#   Team Points
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--   Cheers'04'07'13 946
--   Famous Jewish Sports Legends 946
--   Little Chocolate Donuts 946
--   Taconuts 946
--   The Usual Suspects 946
7   NY Jets are killing me 944
--   Phase 3 Profit 944
--   Stinkers to Never a Chance 944
--   TankMush 944
11   40 ANOS 943
--   AL Champs 943
--   Bearvers 943
--   fallfromgrace 943
--   Janefonda 943
--   SLOHollywood 943
--   The Dude Abides 943
--   The Three Judges 943
--   Wim Hof win 943
20   Happens in Oakland never stays in Vegas 942
--   Hugh Jorgen Sports LLC 942
--   matthatter 942
23   NoVA Stihl 940
--   Projo Boys Beast Mode 940
25   Ace_Storm 939
--   Shotgun Willies 939
--   Stewpidhead 939
28   I Can't Stop! 933
--   Klitz with a K 933
--   Raymond Babbitt 933
31   Favre's Dick Picks 932
32   Bam Bam 931
--   Beer Barons 931
--   Cards34 931
--   Hondo II 931
--   Ollie World 931
37   #realangrybitterhbrutroll 930
--   AmWins 930
--   Ashley Remembered 930
--   Bears, Devils, Heels Oh My 930
--   Booze For Duzz 930
--   Burning Dog Poo 930
--   Danger Zone 930
--   Golden Earrings 930
--   Hoyas 930
--   Jimmy Dugan 930
--   Pervin for Puss 930
--   Rick Santoro 930
--   South Jersey Stunnas 930
--   The 209 930
--   The Hameltoes 930
--   Urban Shocker 930
--   ValiMorons 930
--   Van Buren Boys 930
--   West Virginia Party Boys 930
--   You Might Win 930
57   BigB 929
--   Bye Shane Five 929
--   FC Poutine 929
--   In play, out(s). 929
--   Jefferson's Reserves 929
--   Orange Huskies 929
--   T-Diddy 929
--   The Ex-Presidents 929
--   Tonic 929
66   Mr. Jones and Friends 928
--   The C.O.S.T.A. System 928
68   KP Klystrons 927
--   Red Deaths 927
70   Asian Invasion 926
--   Cancerman 926
--   El Buzzardo 926
--   Fig 926
--   Kindergarten Cop 926
--   Let's Nail This Like Big J 926
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--   Oracle 926
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--   Pepe Silvia 926
--   Stank 926
--   Steve Wentz 926
--   Taco Corp 926
--   The Vlad Lads 926
--   Three-Peat 926
--   Warren Buffett's Quant 926
86   Cayler Worldwide 925
--   Safe From Elimination 925
--   Shower Sharts 925
89   Cayuts All Day 924
90   Bill Cosby's Sleepers 923
--   Docile Beasts 923
--   Dutchmen 923
93   Atlantic City Knights 922
--   I am Spartacus 922
--   Mick and Mack 922
--   Nax Squared 2.0 922
--   Patty's Midnight Runners 922
--   Steve 922
99   Leckarello 920
100   Hizer/Amar 916
101   Eli Did GREAT 915
102   A King and 3 Rocks 914
103   Foghorn 913
104   PBL 910
105   Hamdisk 909
106   Agador Spartacus 907
--   Elbow Deep in Meryl Streep 907
--   Jimmy Vandergraff 907
--   Long Bombers 907
110   Pare La Musica 906
111   Minnesota Burritos 904
112   Dan & Dave 903
--   Slo mike 903
114   Kaepernick for MVP 902
--   lonzo ballsack 902
116   Bald Italian Posse 900
--   The Gringo Warrior 900
118   Cleveland Cavanaughliers 899
--   Dad Boner 899
--   SportsFanatic 899
--   Twice As Nice 899
--   yz's winners 899
123   Reno Time Share 898
124   Flying Bears 895
--   Gimme The Loot 895
--   Mud Butt 895
--   NINJA IN THE WOODS 895
--   Over The Hill Gang 895
129   Jorning 894
130   BWARE 893
--   Favre's Prick Picks 893
--   Jim Brockway All-Stars 893
--   Joaquin in LA 893
--   The Right Angle 893
135   Eazy Money 892
--   Genco Importers 892
--   Gorkys 892
--   Ned Nederlander 892
139   BuffaloFingerMeSub 891
--   Go Bulldogs! 891
--   Rusty's Raiders 891
--   Snicklefritz 891
--   SNOW DAY 891
--   sslefton 891
--   Step Above Coaching 891
--   TEAM HASHIMOTO 891
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148   BLC 4 Life 890
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--   Fighting Irish 890
--   G.B.G. Campaign 890
--   Handsome B. Wonderful 890
--   Party like it's 09 890
--   Steel Curtain 890
--   STL4TW 890
--   Syxxfngrs 890
--   The Giant Titan 890
--   TheRealPSK 890
--   Tundra Prius 890
--   Two Doofs 890
161   Kinfolk'n A 889
--   Yogi & Bob Bob 889
163   DILLIGAF 888
164   Brendan Dassey 887
--   Piggy's World 2017 887
--   Rhetty and Willy 887
--   shenanigans 887
168   Andy Parlay 886
--   Damato Team 886
--   JC's Role Players 886
--   JDarrow 886
--   Metaphysical Munchkins 886
--   Monkees 886
--   Not Gunna Say It 886
--   Premature Decathulation 886
--   The GOATS 886
177   Illibuck 884
178   Art Vandelay 880
--   Homedawgs 880
--   Kangatron 880
181   98LEAGUECHAMP 878
--   Carol's Mashed Potatoes 878
--   Eddie's Cruisers 878
--   Smokin Toogs 878
185   Bowron & Bowron 876
--   House Crowe 876
--   The Bizuation 876
188   #JohnMatthewStafford 875
--   Big Cojones 875
--   Breakfast Beverages 875
--   Bronx Bombers 875
--   Chicago Sunroofs 875
--   Done After One 875
--   GBS 875
--   Grayson Allen...Still My Hero 875
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--   Johnny Backpacks 875
--   Mr. Bean 875
--   OGShowtime 875
--   Russell The Muscle 875
--   The 513 875
--   Times New Roman Investment Club 875
203   Crunchwrap Supreme 874
--   TBD 874
205   Miller Beers 873
--   Tasty Waves 873
--   The Fighting Tuckmans 873
208   [PTS] Gamblor 872
--   ARMageddon 872
--   Big TDs (.)(.) 872
--   Carlito Brigante 872
--   cdloughmiller 872
--   Miami Vice 872
--   Nuckin Futs Again 872
--   San Jose 69ers 872
--   The Farbs 872
217   22 Milez Away 871
--   33 of them 871
--   6 Pack of Bud 871
--   Blind Luck 871
--   Brooklynboyz 871
--   Corey1251 871
--   Fat Stacks 871
--   Great White Buffalo 871
--   Juicy Fatty Chicken Patties 871
--   MyHusbandMadeMeDoThis 871
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--   Project Badass 871
--   Rulers of the Universe 871
--   SexyRexyGrossman 871
--   The Salty Dogs 871
--   Those That Can't Teach 871
--   TripleA 871
--   Zola n Double A 871
235   #MakeDinglesGreatAgain 869
236   3 In The Stink 868
--   Balls Deep 868
--   Da Stucci Brothers 868
--   Dock Ellis 868
--   Gritandballs 868
--   JAllDay 868
--   Nerd Alert! 868
--   Psycho Mangos 868
--   The Deplorables 868
--   welshrr 868
246   fsu312 867
--   The Librarian 867
248   DaBearsOfMoState 864
--   FinkleIsEinhorn 864
--   Gr8fulweg 864
--   King of Pain 864
--   M&T 864
--   Schwarbombs Over Baghdad 864
--   The Return of Chaw 864
255   #FrogNation 860
--   Boobs and Balls 860
--   Gutter Trojans 860
--   Hokie Pokie 860
--   Royale with Cheese 860
--   The Independent Variable 860
--   Triplets For The Win 860
262   WEAKSAUCE 859
263   The Rank Outsider_27 857
--   Trust the Process 857
265   Fonzinoons 856
--   Stack the Pool 856
--   Truffle Butter Express 856
268   #ToiletBeers 855
--   Biscuitsngravy 855
--   Fick Can STILL Get My Nuts 855
--   Malibu 855
--   Mr.Vondigalish 855
--   Smith Warriors 855
--   Spitters Are Quitters 855
--   The Brew Crew 855
--   Top of the Muffin to You! 855
277   Ice Eagle 854
278   A Jew & A Greek 853
--   Beaker's Tweakers 853
--   MJD's Closers 853
281   Gambling $$ 852
282   Big Pappi 851
--   Mets2017 851
--   stimulus me 851
--   WVU XFactor 851
286   One Large Love Worm 849
287   TeamJimmyC 846
288   Nuke Laloosh 844
--   Sweep the Leg 844
290   Basement Dwellers 842
--   Hare11 842
292   Morrison Team 841
293   Josh Levine 840
--   JUGGERNAUT 840
295   Oh Shit Omar Comin' 835
296   The Brick Wall 834
297   Billy Ripken's Bat 833
298   Philly's Best 832
--   The Big Sexy 832
300   CANDY FROM LIL' BABIES 831
--   Lovey's due for some Jamie 831
--   Michael Miller 831
--   MyTeam'sOnTheFloor 831
--   Necrophilia, you necrofeelme? 831
305   clizzleforsizzle 829
306   Heinzelman 828
--   J. Michael Sammartino 828
--   jamie arnold 828
--   Red ones 828
310   Dubble Bubble 827
311   Cupid’s Rifle 817
--   Performance Enhancing Drunks V 817
--   RG-CLE 817
314   ManorMobbinWVU 815
--   Mouth Deli 815
--   Ripped The Dry Snatch On The Dock 815
--   Ryan's in Charge 815
--   Too Many Simons 815
319   NVRFULL 814
320   Afternoon Delight 812
--   Eskimo Brothers 812
--   Grandon Swingers 812
--   Grip It and Sip It 3.0 812
--   I think I tore my sack 812
--   Ray's Safety Report 812
--   Reverse Psychology 812
--   Shart Garfunkel 812
--   Uncle Bill's Bourbon 812
329   Big Dogs 811
--   Rich Friedman 811
--   The Hawks 811
332   'Insured' to Win 808
--   3's A Crowd 808
--   Fightin' Amish 808
--   Gambling is Illegal at Bushwood 808
--   Go Yanks 808
--   KingK 808
--   Money on the wood 808
339   Not now Jian Yang! 806
340   Greatpoint 802
--   War Otto 802
342   Bitc..Slapped 800
--   DEATH ROW 800
--   The Boys of Saturday 800
345   BauerPlay 797
--   Dalé 797
--   The Drad 797
--   Wing Man 797
--   Yo-Nays 797
350   HermosaNewy 796
--   RD 796
--   Senior&Son 796
--   SunTerps 796
354   David Hasselhoff 795
--   DickPicSender 795
--   Dr. Mantis Toboggan 795
--   Fisch_stix 795
358   BOHICA Tribesmen 794
--   DaddyFreddy 794
--   Flyin' Tyllini 794
361   jazzy14 793
--   That's the fact, Jack! 793
--   TinCity 793
364   Howdathappen 792
365   Bro-Lo El Cuñado 785
366   Our Lady of the ReUP 783
367   Wiseteets 780
368   Chaw Dawgs 779
--   Forgetting Brandon Marshall 779
--   Taco Corp. 779
--   The Doctors 779
372   Points in the Paint 777
373   Mike and Dave's excellent adventure 772
374   Locked in a Dumpster 765
375   El Chupacabra 762
376   Sailor Jerrys Kids 753
377   Worl-B-Free 751
378   The Sugars 750
379   Bomoseen Boys 749
380   staten islands finest 746
381   SLOTUG 738
382   ASigPhi 736
383   315 Bros 735
384   Bruzzo Souvenir Co. 732
385   Taco Banditos 731
--   WHEELER 731
387   DocHoliday34 729
388   F3-Sugar 723
389   Ain't We Lucky We Got 'Em 722
390   Boss Hogg 721
391   Dan Glysack 719
392   sully and aldhino 718
393   Sport Save America 717
394   Zubs 712
395   Dubnation 710
396   Rookies of the Year 709
397   morf8311 707
398   Gyros & Sheftalies 705
399   Beatsomeass 703
400   GeoffNJeff 697
401   Team Quack 696
402   Smelly Balls 695
403   The Bleeps, Sweeps and the Creeps 690
404   Chico's Bail Bonds 687
405   Dan Dan the Drywall Man 686
406   goblue 680
407   Jazzpurr's Education Fund 678
408   BS Roma 673
409   1% Perspiration 672
410   Anti Tar Heel Alliance 669
411   BUCK University 667
412   Caffeine Achievers 665
413   giggybunt 656
414   Ty Webb 653
415   Twinz 651
416   Sam I am! Green Eggs with Dan 650
--   Whitebread 650
418   Subway Hero 649
419   Silks1212 628
420   Two Bad Hombrés 623
421   2017Champ 618
422   Sutter Gutters 609
423   ChrisandMarc 606
424   ! 594
425   13B 587
426   Rocky Mountain Way 574
427   moeller 565
428   Dickathletes 560
429   czmoney 544
430   Peruvian Circus Clowns 542
431   Hate Machine 539
432   giorgio nadi 531
433   Hayday Payday 517
434   NITTANY LIONS 29 500
435   Patz Playaz 486
436   ilovebadbitches 463
437   Casey and Liam Fucking Rock 433
438   sofa kings 432
439   My balls Ertz 281