2018 Event Summary: Professional Basketball

Status: Completed

RULES: PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

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

The 2018 teams are seeded as shown below:
E-1 Toronto Raptors
E-2 Boston Celtics
E-3 Philadelphia 76ers
E-4 Cleveland Cavaliers
E-5 Indiana Pacers
E-6 Miami Heat
E-7 Milwaukee Bucks
E-8 Washington Wizards

W-1 Houston Rockets
W-2 Golden State Warriors
W-3 Portland Trail Blazers
W-4 Oklahoma City Thunder
W-5 Utah Jazz
W-6 New Orleans Pelicans
W-7 San Antonio Spurs
W-8 Minnesota Timberwolves

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 4/14 12n Pacific)

Q3: Tiebreakers
The Finals matchups are set, let's pick some tiebreakers!

3A - Finals MVP (8pts) Choose from 3 Warriors, 3 Cavaliers or play the rest of either team's roster.

3B - Length (4pts) Pick the length and winner of the series

3C - Total Techs (2pts) Pick the number of unsportsmanlike technical fouls committed by both teams (including coaches) combined in the entire series.

3D - Total Points (1pt) Pick the number of points scored by both team combined in the entire series. Answers in 250pt increments

Tiebreaks lock at the first tip off (Thu 5/31 6p Pacific)

 
POINT RECAP: PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

NBA Playoff Teams
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Toronto Raptors (1) 8 80 -12 0 0 0 0 68
Houston Rockets (1) 121 220 -12 0 0 0 0 208
Boston Celtics (2) 5 220 -16 0 0 0 0 204
Golden State Warriors (2) 310 240 -10 80 0 40 35 385
Philadelphia 76ers (3) 104 100 -10 0 0 0 0 90
Portland Trailblazers (3) 7 0 -8 0 0 0 0 -8
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) 375 240 -12 0 -8 40 0 260
Oklahoma City Thunder (4) 99 40 -8 0 0 0 0 32
Indiana Pacers (5) 7 60 -8 0 0 0 0 52
Utah Jazz (5) 175 100 -12 0 0 0 0 88
Miami Heat (6) 27 20 -8 0 0 0 0 12
New Orleans Pelicans (6) 151 100 -8 0 0 0 0 92
Milwaukee Bucks (7) 301 60 -8 0 0 0 0 52
San Antonio Spurs (7) 45 20 -8 0 0 0 0 12
Minnesota Timberwolves (8) 20 20 -8 0 0 0 0 12
Washington Wizards (8) 121 40 -8 0 0 0 0 32
NBA Playoff At-Large
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Boston Celtics 4 176 -24 0 0 0 0 152
Cleveland Cavaliers 18 192 -18 0 -12 35 0 197
Golden State Warriors 94 192 -15 64 0 35 30 306
Houston Rockets 297 176 -18 0 0 0 0 158
Indiana Pacers 1 48 -12 0 0 0 0 36
Miami Heat 1 16 -12 0 0 0 0 4
Milwaukee Bucks 1 48 -12 0 0 0 0 36
Philadelphia 76ers 17 80 -15 0 0 0 0 65
Toronto Raptors 36 64 -18 0 0 0 0 46
NBA Champ
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Cleveland 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Golden State 252 60 0 0 0 0 0 60
Houston 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma City 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toronto 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NBA Runner-Up
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Boston 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cleveland 311 15 0 0 0 0 0 15
Golden State 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Houston 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milwaukee 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma City 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toronto 67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NBA Tiebreaker-A
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Jeff Green 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LeBron James 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stephen Curry 125 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Durant 246 8 0 0 0 0 0 8
Draymond Green 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Klay Thompson 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NBA Tiebreaker-B
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Cavaliers in 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cavaliers in 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cavaliers in 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cavaliers in 7 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warriors in 4 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
Warriors in 5 264 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warriors in 6 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warriors in 7 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NBA Tiebreaker-C
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 137 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6+ 48 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
NBA Tiebreaker-D
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
< 749 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
750 - 999 84 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
1000 - 1249 280 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1250 - 1499 74 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
> 1500 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hover over Category Titles to view Description and Point Multipliers

 
LEADERBOARD: PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

#   Team Points
1   Tacos de Frumunda Fresca 1037
2   Rusty's Raiders 1032
3   BDBB - The Original 1031
--   Danger Zone 1031
--   Here for Tacos 1031
--   Juicy Fatty Chicken Patties 1031
--   Truffle Butter Express 1031
8   #ToiletBeers 1030
--   Agador Spartacus 1030
--   Booze 4 Duzz 1030
--   Fuckin Scumbags 1030
--   gmolloy12 1030
--   Long Bombers 1030
--   Low T Prick 1030
--   ManorMobbinWVU II 1030
--   Staten Islands Finest 1030
17   Walton’s World 1029
18   All The Way Black 1028
--   KungFu Pandovals 1028
20   #JohnMatthewStafford 1027
--   My Kids' Community College Fund 1027
22   All About That Paper Boi 1026
--   All Hail the Big Ragu 1026
--   Art Vandelay 1026
--   Ashley Remembered 1026
--   Atlantic City Knights 1026
--   Bean Boge Ballers 1026
--   Bearvers 1026
--   Bye Shane 6 1026
--   Caleb Hannabury 1026
--   Cinderella Story 1026
--   Cleveland Cavanaughliers 1026
--   Dr. Mantis Toboggan 1026
--   Favre's Dick Picks 1026
--   Favre's Prick Picks 1026
--   Garnutch BBB’s 1026
--   Gypsy Puss 1026
--   Impractical Jokers 1026
--   Kzoo Crew 1026
--   LL COOL J 1026
--   Milo 1026
--   New Day Co-Op 1026
--   PayneStewartEasterMiracle 1026
--   Ripped the Dry Snatch on the Dock 1026
--   Shimmer 1026
--   Soggy Sorrows 1026
--   The Rodfather 1026
--   Two Doofs 1026
--   West Virginia Party Boys 1026
--   Whiskey Slushies 1026
51   2 Brothers 1024
--   The Usual Suspects 1024
53   Dutchmen 1023
--   Hartford Yard Goats 1023
--   Jimmy G for MVP 1023
--   La Cheeserie! 1023
--   RIPTUG 1023
58   Fuji Bombs 1022
--   Piggy's World 1022
--   SendCaneNudes 1022
61   Partagas 1021
62   Dad Boner 1020
--   DEATH ROW 1020
--   The Ruthless Posse 1020
--   Twice as Nice 1020
66   Ice Eagle 1019
--   Philly’s Phinest 1019
--   RaymondBabbitt 1019
--   sslefton 1019
--   Team NoShot 1019
71   Breakfast Beverages 1018
--   Brooklynboyz 1018
--   Decathalobsters 1018
--   DingleForLife 1018
--   Flying Bears 1018
--   Golden Earrings 1018
--   Hayday Payday 1018
--   In play, out(s) 1018
--   kick ass sea bass 1018
--   Ladder43 1018
--   Little Chocolate Donuts 1018
--   MAD OAK GOAT 1018
--   Palooka 1018
--   Pinky Slo 1018
--   Red Deaths 1018
--   Richard Heat 1018
--   Rightward Sloping 1018
--   SC Phanatics 1018
--   Shrimp Cocktail 1018
--   Simms Team 1018
--   The 209 1018
--   The Dude Abides 1018
--   The Farbs 1018
--   The513 1018
95   OakLand Before Time XII 1016
96   BBNation 1015
97   Maize&BlueFinal4 1011
--   Sean Miller's Discretionary Acct 1011
99   BoilerGators 1007
100   I Can’t Stop! 1006
101   JetsMetsCanes 1003
--   Scaled Dragons 1003
--   TeaBaggers 1003
--   Team Quack 1003
--   wiseman072 1003
106   Oakland P-T-B-N-L A's 1000
107   A-A-Ron 993
--   Urban Shocker 993
109   BS Roma 991
110   PumpkinPieHaircuttedFreaks 990
--   Van Buren Boys 990
112   Fighting Tyrones 987
113   Ain’t We Lucky We Got’em 986
114   Little Lebowski Urban Achievers 983
115   MillerBeers 982
--   Royale with Cheese 982
--   sachsgoblue 982
--   The C.O.S.T.A. System 982
119   Janefonda 972
120   Big Vanilla 969
--   Triplets for the Win 969
122   BUCK U 968
--   Project Badass 968
--   Rock King 968
125   Eskimo Brothers 967
--   Just Gurley Things 967
--   Well-Lived Coaching 967
128   Eddie's Cruisers 966
--   Foghorn 966
--   Grip It and Sip It 2.0 966
--   HawksFlyTogether 966
--   HoosYourDaddy 966
--   Johnny Backpacks 966
--   Russell The Muscle 966
--   The Hawks 966
--   This is Me Now! 966
--   You Might Win 966
138   Triple Stamp A Double Stamp! 965
139   Longwood Legends 962
--   The GOATS 962
141   JCWC 960
--   Sprinkles 960
--   War Otto 960
144   The Fighting Tuckmans 959
145   David Hasselhoff 958
--   Great White Buffalo 958
--   Stank 958
--   The Fuggin Bros 958
--   The Green Inferno 958
150   The Bizuation 957
--   The Weiners 957
--   Yankus55 957
153   Ran 953
154   cdloughmiller 952
--   Do Wrong Right 952
--   Shart Garfunkel 952
--   Stinkers to Never a Chance (Third Ed.) 952
158   Frank of the World 951
--   G.B.G. Campaign 951
--   Go Bulldogs! 951
--   Let’s nail this like Big J 951
--   Senior & Son 951
--   Steel Curtain 951
--   The Hameltoes 951
--   Yes to Adventure 951
166   $3 Miller Lites 950
--   3 in the Stink 950
--   A 1 Sports 950
--   Chosen Newton 950
--   CuzX2 950
--   David Minc 950
--   Fightin' Amish 950
--   Gambling $$ 950
--   Jimmy Dugan 950
--   MDW 950
--   Sibling Rivalry 950
--   SLO MIKE 950
--   Tart n Juicy 950
--   TheBreadMen 950
--   Wim Hof Win 950
181   Jacob Hinrichs 947
--   Professional Fantasizer 947
--   Safe From Elimination 947
184   My Wife, The Tramp 946
185   Alone Together 943
--   Benny LaJett Rodriguez 943
--   ComebackSZN 943
--   Mayor McCheese 943
--   Penguins and Polar Bears 943
--   The Frat House 943
191   AndyParlay 942
--   Boo-yah! 942
--   Chicago Sunroofs 942
--   CraigsBFFs 942
--   Docile Beasts 942
--   Go Gators 942
--   Grayson Allen..Still My Hero 942
--   Larry Bird Turd 942
--   leaman07 942
--   Pepe Silvia 942
--   Spitters are Quitters 942
--   The Brain Trust 942
--   Welshrr 942
204   46ers 941
--   6Aces 4Skins & a 3Putt 941
--   Bald Beavers 941
--   Beer Barons 941
--   Bronx Bombers 941
--   Can O’Whoopass 941
--   Joe Robbie Stadium 941
--   Long Island Kings 941
--   MegaCool 941
--   Miami Vice 941
--   One Large Love Worm 941
--   Patty's Midnight Runners 941
--   Rock Chalk Jayhawk BCP 941
--   Sexy Rexy Grossman 941
--   SoHoGoat 941
219   TWISTED METEL 940
220   Blind Luck 939
221   Manski 938
222   BigB 937
--   Philly Special 937
224   clizzleforsizzle 936
--   Free Roll 2018 936
226   Hebert team 935
--   Subway Hero 935
228   Prestige Worldwide 934
229   Bam Bam 933
--   Blue Bombers 933
--   Dangerous Midge 933
--   Duff Brewery 933
--   Mick and Mack III 933
--   Nilly Nilly 933
--   NoLove923 933
--   Orange is Oranger 933
--   Tundra Prius 933
238   Dan and Dave (and Scott) 930
--   JABS 930
--   Pacificos 930
241   Bowron & Bowron 927
--   Gutter Trojans 927
--   The Salty Dogs 927
244   Jason Kelce's Hungry Dogs 926
--   Kikirikikiki 926
--   Mike Stevens JMU 926
--   Shenanigans 926
--   squan 926
--   TheRealPSK 926
--   Yogi & Bob Bob 926
251   Dream Team 925
--   morf8311 925
253   Sunshine Rice Express 922
254   Stephen Hawking School of Dance 921
--   The Roc Pile 921
256   Lawson's on-point picks 919
--   Threejudges 919
--   Utah...Gimmie Two, Two 919
259   ASigPhi 918
--   Gyros & Souvlaki 918
--   PJM 918
--   Queen of Hearts 918
--   Taconuts 918
--   ZFG 918
265   Amazing Teenagers 917
--   Black n Jewish 917
--   Brad's Crossed Arms 917
--   Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies 917
--   The Big Sexy 917
270   My Team’s On The Floor 916
271   Power Top 915
272   smokin toogs 913
273   South Central Granby 911
274   Nerd Alert! 909
--   Sack Lunch 909
276   Fisch Stix 907
--   Glorious Domination 907
278   Handsy Docs 903
--   L-7 Weenies 903
280   Bald balder baldest 902
--   John Freeman 902
282   Corey1251 898
283   Fick Can ALWAYS Get Our Nuts 897
284   PhiladelphiaUnited 896
285   CRR 895
--   Minnesota North Stars 895
287   98LEAGUECHAMP 894
288   GBS 893
289   Mr. Jones and Friends 892
--   SportsFanatic 892
291   Party like it's 09 891
292   FIFA Clique 890
--   We Are.... 890
294   Pare La Musica 889
295   Gonzjos33 885
296   Basement Dwellers 882
--   Glorious Alts 882
--   Kangatron 882
--   ManBearPig 882
--   Off the Handle 882
--   Patz Playaz 882
--   Sammy sprinkler 882
303   Stack the Pool 878
304   PHX Illini 876
--   Smokeys 876
306   Brule's Rules 875
--   Bud Makes Me Weiser 875
308   ScottyHou 873
309   Aldinho and Sully 867
--   Ryan Thunder 867
311   Bro-Lo El Cuñado 861
--   METAPHYSICAL MUNCHKINS 6 861
--   Over The Hill Gang 861
--   Whitebread Has-Been 861
315   Fonzinoons 860
316   Phase 3 Profit 854
317   Gordita Crunch 853
--   Pedro Escobar 853
--   YZ’s Winners 853
320   Fierce Pierce 852
321   The Odell Hotel 851
322   NVRFULL 850
--   Tasty Waves 850
324   Core Four II: Core Harder 849
325   Agent Michael Scarn 846
--   Beaker's Tweakers 846
--   Dro + Dave 846
--   Steve Adzima Picks 846
329   Tampa Bay Torms 845
330   Tkoles33 844
331   Dalé 842
--   Zola n Double A 842
333   Notable Nicks Team 841
334   Greatpoint 839
--   Projo's Dojo 839
336   CamdenCrazy2131 838
337   Ballin on a budget 837
--   OthatsBS 837
--   SwissMisterAU 837
--   Valimorons 837
341   Those that can't.....Teach 830
342   Nuckin Futs! 824
343   The Assistant to the Traveling Secretary 823
344   Gringo Warrior 822
--   Managing Managers 822
346   College Park Hornets 817
--   Illetram Yeoj 817
348   MattHatter 813
--   The Right Angle 813
350   SeattleHuskers 810
--   Slandro Champions 810
352   Atiq attack 808
353   LucCon2013 801
--   theangrybitterhbrutroll 801
355   3dudes1couch 800
--   My Couch Pulls Out I Dont 800
357   idontrecall 797
358   SPORTS! 796
359   'Bating Jackers 795
360   HTown Goonies 792
361   Heinz Capel 791
362   NY Jets are killing me 788
363   sgsgsgsg 787
--   Yo-Nays 787
365   Anexation of Puerto Rico 785
--   Sportwonks 785
367   Bebop and Rocksteady 782
368   Dock Ellis 778
369   JenkinsBros 777
370   FC Poutine 776
371   Gambling is Illegal at Bushwood 772
372   Reno Time Share 768
--   Shake-N-Bake 768
374   Burning Dog Poo 763
375   Randolph and Mortimer 761
376   Hot Lettuce 755
377   The Vlad Lads 752
378   Nax Squared 751
379   Nation of Domination 750
380   Abe Froman 748
381   RD 747
382   Vivi2018 746
383   ARMYdoc 743
--   Schwardy 743
--   Wing Man 743
--   Zach/Amar 743
387   Death Star 738
388   Balls Deep 735
--   Caffeine Achiever 735
390   Famous Jewish Sports Legends 734
391   GJ 731
392   El Chupacabra 728
393   Leckarello 725
394   Big Dogs 724
395   My Wife Will Beat You In Golf 723
396   Paulisawanker 720
397   BamaDad71 715
--   Psycho Mangos 715
399   NLHawkeye88 703
--   PhilsNDerbs 703
--   Rocky Mountain Way 703
402   Anti Tar Heel Alliance 700
--   GrooRulz 700
--   you're gonna lose Billy 700
405   Kissing Cousins 696
--   Moose Knuckle 696
407   One More Point 689
408   KPKlystrons 688
--   The Illinois Enema Bandit 688
--   Wydaho 688
411   I hate sports 683
412   Jets3790 681
413   Big TDs ( . ) ( . ) 676
--   Palmer Drinks!!! 676
415   Khal Mitch 673
416   T-Diddy 671
417   Inferno44 669
418   fallfromgrace 660
--   Fighting Irish 660
420   Blue Label Reclamation Project 658
421   johnb470 656
422   SurvivorNFL 655
423   James Park 653
424   Special Ks 651
425   WeinBean 648
426   SixSuperbowls 639
427   Stimulus Me 637
428   Cheers 04 07 13 628
429   Eddie Knows Howe 627
430   Money on the Wood 626
431   Mike and Dave's excellent adventure 622
432   Shermanation 618
--   Teddy Bridge-Over Troubled-Water 618
434   BYE WEEK 617
435   Jackie Treehorn 615
--   Shower Sharts 615
437   M&T 614
438   Diamondhead Warriors 612
--   Jedi Milo 612
440   22 Milez Away 600
--   Da Stucci Brothers 600
442   ARMageddon 592
443   Keoni Felloffdasofa 590
444   Newy 587
445   1505 575
--   Brett Mr. Borbidge 575
447   CavAndKellz 560
448   Uptown Guurls 557
449   Brothers Gotta Hug 553
450   WIBrewCrew7 552
451   Dickathletes 550
452   rtronce 547
453   Nittany Lions 517
454   Dhaul42 494
455   Pay Us! 468
456   DanJoe 453
457   Tycat’s Litterbox 430
458   One and Done 418
459   Giggybunt 416
--   Hokie Pokie 416
--   Hondo III 416
462   Cinnamon Flakes 408
--   Dutch Rudders 408
--   WVU XFactor 408
465   Gambler27 400
466   Vinsanity 393
467   Chicks Dig The Long Ball!! 392
468   Arnold & Porter 380
--   Zubs 380