2020 Event Summary: Professional Basketball

Status: Locked

RULES: PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

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

The 2020 teams are seeded as shown below:
E-1 Milwaukee Bucks
E-2 Toronto Raptors
E-3 Boston Celtics
E-4 Indiana Pacers
E-5 Miami Heat
E-6 Philadelphia 76ers
E-7 Brooklyn Nets
E-8 Orlando Magic

W-1 LA Lakers
W-2 LA Clippers
W-3 Denver Nuggets
W-4 Houston Rockets
W-5 Oklahoma City Thunder
W-6 Utah Jazz
W-7 Dallas Mavericks
W-8 Portland Trail Blazers *

* Memphis must beat Portland 8/15 *and* 8/16 to advance; these games will not award points

Q1a: Seeded Picks
Pick 5 NBA playoff teams whose seeds add up to *at least* 17.

For example, you could take the 1st seed from both conferences, the 4th seed from both conferences, and the 7th seed from the East, and your entry would be valid (1 + 1 + 4 + 4 + 7 = 17).

Or, you could take the 2nd through 6th seed from one conference, and that would be valid (2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 = 20).

Points:
5 pts for every playoff win
-1 pts for every playoff loss
15 bonus pts for a Finals berth
15 bonus pts for winning the NBA Championship


Q1b: Finals Picks
Select one team as the NBA Champion (correct choice worth 19 pts).
Select one team as the NBA Runner-Up (correct choice worth 9 pts).

Note: There are no restrictions for your Q1b picks. You may pick teams you selected in Q1a or teams you shunned; you can even select the same team as Champ and as Runner-Up.

Picks lock first playoff game tipoff, Mon 8/17 1030a Pacific


Q2: 2020/2021 regular season
With our start moved to August, we anticipate a Decathlon first - picking the NBA regular season for 2020/2021. Yay!

 
POINT RECAP: PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

NBA Playoff Teams
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
LA Lakers (1) 159 40 -2 10 -0 0 0 48
Milwaukee Bucks (1) 254 25 -5 0 -0 0 0 20
LA Clippers (2) 253 35 -6 0 -0 0 0 29
Toronto Raptors (2) 100 35 -4 0 -0 0 0 31
Denver Nuggets (3) 30 40 -6 0 -2 0 0 32
Boston Celtics (3) 120 40 -3 5 -2 0 0 40
Houston Rockets (4) 102 25 -7 0 -0 0 0 18
Indiana Pacers (4) 13 0 -4 0 -0 0 0 -4
Oklahoma City Thunder (5) 47 15 -4 0 -0 0 0 11
Miami Heat (5) 155 40 -1 10 -1 0 0 48
Utah Jazz (6) 62 15 -4 0 -0 0 0 11
Philadelphia 76ers (6) 31 0 -4 0 -0 0 0 -4
Dallas Mavericks (7) 58 10 -4 0 -0 0 0 6
Brooklyn Nets (7) 11 0 -4 0 -0 0 0 -4
Portland Trail Blazers (8) 164 5 -4 0 -0 0 0 1
Orlando Magic (8) 1 5 -4 0 -0 0 0 1
NBA Champ
Answer #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Boston 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denver 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LA Clippers 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LA Lakers 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milwaukee 71 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portland (not Memphis) 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 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brooklyn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denver 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Houston 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LA Clippers 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LA Lakers 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miami 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milwaukee 182 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Toronto 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hover over Category Titles to view Description and Point Multipliers

 
LEADERBOARD: PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

#   Team Points
1   ManorMobbinWVU IV 179
2   $3 Miller Lites 178
--   Jedi Milo 178
4   Breakfast Beverages 176
--   Deebo’s Bike 176
--   JoeRobbieStadium 176
--   La Cheeserie! 176
--   Team Quack 176
9   PHX Illini 174
10   The Salty Dogs 168
11   InTuckerWeTrust 167
--   Vanilla Chocolate Swirl 167
13   BOHICA Tribesmen 166
14   A1 type of guy 162
--   Balls of Fuery 162
--   Bam Bam 162
--   BDBB - The Original 162
--   Brad Hand Sanitizer 162
--   Cinderella Story 162
--   Dingletine 162
--   Locksmen 162
--   Pablo Escobar 162
--   Rustys Raiders 162
--   Tampa Team 162
--   The F8 of Shane 162
--   Walton’s World 162
27   Art Vandelay 161
--   Special Ks! 161
29   Shadynasty’s 160
--   Spamoni & Turd 160
31   BobbleBill 159
--   Bulls on Parade 159
--   Girth Richards Jr 159
--   Hezzy Jimbos 159
--   I4 Corridor 159
--   JUGGERNAUT 159
--   Make America Gronk Again 159
--   MGOCOVID19 159
--   Nerd Alert! 159
--   That Ain't Mayo 159
--   The Washington Football Team 159
--   Tony Luke’s Laundry 159
--   walterhouston22 159
44   Atlantic City Knights 157
--   Checksperts 157
--   Poker Boys 157
--   PRM Trio 157
--   SoHoGoat21 157
49   Grassy Nole 156
50   OMG 155
51   BenSimmonsWitDaPen 154
--   Famous Jewish Sports Legends 154
53   Retiredbutnot 150
54   Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. 149
--   Beershowers 149
56   Artichoked 148
--   CoLo for the win 148
--   David Hasselhoff 148
--   Declan's Moon 148
--   Fightin' Amish 148
--   Fuji Bomb’s 148
--   Hawks 148
--   Matt Nagy Me 2 Death 148
--   McMcMont Inc 148
--   Off On Your Mother 148
--   steel curtain 148
--   T-Diddy 148
--   The Dude Abides 148
--   What Comes Next? 148
70   3 Dudes 1 Couch 146
--   Anything is Possiblllllllllllllllllllle 146
--   ARMageddon 146
--   Ashley Remembered 146
--   Astoriakids 146
--   Bentley's Bitches 146
--   Big Ragu 146
--   Billy Walters 146
--   Dad Boner 146
--   DadTrip 146
--   Danger Zone 146
--   Delusions of Grandeur 146
--   Diegens 146
--   DoubleDown11 146
--   Favre's Dick Picks 146
--   Favre's Prick Picks 146
--   Fick Can Still Get Our Nuts 146
--   G.B.G. Campaign 146
--   Golden Earrings 146
--   Gutter Trojans 146
--   Gypsy puss in the flesh 146
--   Henry the Good Doy 146
--   Hondo 146
--   idontrecall 146
--   Impractical Jokers 146
--   In play out(s) 146
--   JJBC All-Stars 146
--   Johnny Backpacks 146
--   Juicy Fatty Chicken Patties 146
--   Kick Names Take Ass 146
--   Lawn Game Legend 146
--   MacM 146
--   Miami Vice 146
--   Mill St 146
--   Munich Vice 146
--   Nax Squared 146
--   No Shorties 146
--   Not Gelded 146
--   Off the Handle 146
--   Party Like It's 09 146
--   Party Like It's 21 146
--   ppschwa 146
--   Project Badass 146
--   RD 146
--   Rounders 146
--   Ryan Lynch 146
--   Seven21 146
--   Shart Garfunkel 146
--   Sleehrats 146
--   StankMo 146
--   Tasty Waves 146
--   Team Beno 146
--   The Hameltoes 146
--   The Hatchmen 146
--   TheTigerKingOfSports 146
--   Tundra Prius 146
--   Twice as Nice 146
--   Two Doofs 146
--   Uff 146
--   Valimorons 146
--   Yo-Nays 146
--   You Might Win 146
132   Bean Boge Ballers 145
--   Hammers 145
--   SLOMIKE 145
135   Bondslingers 143
--   DillyDilly 143
--   Victor Ola3po 143
138   My Team's on the Floor 140
139   Bell Island Pirates 138
--   Donkey Punching 138
141   Stimulus my PPP 137
142   Death Star 135
143   PJM 134
--   The Antibodies 134
145   Brule's Rules 133
--   Chaz Reinhold’s Meatloaf 133
147   NoelG27 130
--   pdot40 130
149   ATHLETICS! 129
--   Big Red Leopards 129
--   Dalé 129
--   DEATH ROW 129
--   Fuck Petey 129
--   Gambling $$ 129
--   Go Bulldogs! 129
--   Jets 129
--   RaymondBabbitt 129
158   4Speds 127
--   MDubs3 127
--   Rats Gamblers 127
--   The Flying Wasp 127
162   Bronx Bombers 126
--   Fighting Irish 126
164   Dr. Fauci 125
--   illetram yeoj 125
--   Mask On! Mask Off! 125
--   MattyRads 125
--   PATSWINBIG 125
--   Roger Dorn Olè Academy 125
--   WhiskeyWinners 125
171   BatCap 122
--   It's A Shpadoinkle Day 122
--   N.Y. Jets are killing me 122
--   NY Legends 122
--   packers 122
--   Poky Not Pokey 122
--   The C.O.S.T.A. System 122
178   Hawks Fly Together 119
--   Justice For Breonna 119
180   6 aces, 4skins and a 3 putt 116
--   Gee Unit 23 116
--   Jackie Treehorn 116
--   Just Boys in a World 116
184   Do Wrong Right 115
--   PhilsNDerbs 115
--   The Teds 115
187   EtAl 114
--   Fister Sisters 114
--   johnb470 114
--   War Otto 114
191   Annexation of Puerto Rico 113
--   Born for Social Distancing 113
--   Metaphysical Munchkin 113
--   Patatas 113
--   Red Deaths 113
--   Running 40 Miles on Fruitcake 113
--   South Jersey Jamokes 113
--   Stat Arb for Dummies 113
--   The Joe West Show 113
200   Eggs on the Roof 111
--   Mauricio Duboned your Girlfriend 111
--   Ramblers 111
--   the513 111
204   HTown Goonies 109
--   KJCLJC 109
--   Randolph and Mortimer 109
--   SARS CoV-2 legit to quit 109
--   SC_ballerz 109
--   Sexy Rexy Grossman 109
210   4 in the Stink 108
--   Augustus Gloop's Chocolate River 108
--   BamaDad 108
--   Bowron& Bowron 108
--   Brad's Crossed Arms 108
--   Get It Done 108
--   GME 108
--   Jimmy Dugan 108
--   Markelle Fultz Is Good 108
--   Megatron0525 108
--   Pa & Ja 108
--   PenguinsandPolarbears 108
--   Stack the Pool 108
--   Trevor’s Kickass Team 108
--   Wheels of Fortune 108
225   Jenkins Bros 107
226   Eskimo Brothers 106
227   The Vlad Lads 105
228   Alaskan Ice Pickers 104
--   Any Sport Will Do 104
--   Degenerates-R-Us 104
231   Blue Horse Shoe 103
--   Giggy 103
--   Joe's Tracers 103
--   Silky Butter 103
--   The Rodfather 103
--   Thirteen Five 103
237   Bottom of the Fifths 102
238   Devils, Bears, Heels Oh My 101
--   Hard Rock's $$$ 101
--   Juiced 101
--   The Mud Dogs 101
242   Canadian Crippler 100
--   Greatpoint 100
--   Gyros & Souvlaki 100
245   Big Benjamins 99
--   BigB 99
--   Bojangles Breakfast 99
--   boyztrip 99
--   Covid-69 99
--   Cult of Cardboard Cutouts 99
--   DoubleA & Zola 99
--   Dutchmen 99
--   Eddie's Cruisers 99
--   F.C. Poutine 99
--   fallfromgrace 99
--   HMD Industries 99
--   Howling Spider Monkeys 99
--   Killer Bs 99
--   Kissing Cousins 99
--   Little Chocolate Donuts 99
--   Little Yerry Stackhouse 99
--   Morty’s Gang 99
--   Mr. Jones and Friends 99
--   OakLandBeforeTimeXVII 99
--   Pare La Musica 99
--   Power Top 99
--   Protector of the Vale 99
--   Samir123 99
--   Shower Sharts 99
--   SportsFanatic 99
--   SuburbSachs 99
--   Suplex Spectacles 99
--   Team tiny dicks 99
--   The Trubisky Resurgence 99
--   The Usual Suspects 99
--   The Wild Bunch 99
--   TheBizuation 99
--   Thing Two 99
--   TrueSpartan 99
280   Fuck 2020 97
281   Milk Was A Bad Choice 96
--   OhioSchultz 96
283   Chicks Dig The Long Ball!! 95
284   Bearvers 94
285   brooklynboyz 93
--   Utility Sports Nuts 93
--   Wuhan Cocaine Club 93
288   Can’t be worse than last year 92
--   Haymart/McAdams 92
--   Managing Manager 92
--   NIASKOS 92
--   PSU Pride 92
--   Sportwonks 92
--   The Syosset Braves 92
--   The209 92
296   Speaking of Airplanes 89
--   TheTeamToBeat 89
298   Land Thieves 88
--   NLHawkeye88 88
--   Truffle Butter Express 88
301   Handsy Docs 87
--   Subway Hero 87
303   Disinfectant Injection 86
--   Kansas City Chiefs 86
305   Ripped the Dry Snatch on the Dock 83
--   she·nan·i·gans 83
307   Dancing Bears 74
--   Darnold Palmers 74
--   Fonzinoons 74
--   Slap Shot 74
311   Wanna Pizza Us? 67
312   West Virginia Party Boys 66