2020 Event Summary: Basketball

Status: Locked

RULES: BASKETBALL

Thanks to covid and the move to an August start/finish for the Decathlon, we will feature more NBA than usual. 2020 Playoffs, 2021 Regular Season and the 2021 Playoffs will all be included! Hooray for peach baskets!

Q1 2020 NBA Playoffs
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 2021 Regular Season
A Decathlon first - NBA regular season picks. We've divided the teams by Conference and seeded them 1 thru 10. Your job is to pick 4 teams (in each conference) that total 21 or fewer seed points. Your 8 teams will earn you points as follows:

....2pts for each regular season win
...11pts for a high playoff berth, seeds 1-6
....4pts for a low playoff berth, seeds 7-10 (mini-tournament teams)
....7pts for each playoff round win*
....8pts for a conference title
...13pts for an NBA Championship

* Points are for winning each playoff round that is won, not each playoff game. The NBA mini-tournament between seeds 7 thru 10 does not count as a round.

Picks will lock Dec22 at 4p Pacific, the tip off of the first game!

Q3 2021 NBA Playoffs
We'll believe it when they actually schedule the games, but for now it looks like 20 teams will make the playoffs. Details to come!

 
POINT RECAP: BASKETBALL

2020 NBA Playoffs
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
LA Lakers (1) 159 60 -3 20 -2 15 15 105
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 45 -10 0 -0 0 0 35
Boston Celtics (3) 120 50 -7 0 -0 0 0 43
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 60 -3 10 -4 15 0 78
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
2020 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 19 0 0 0 0 0 19
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
2020 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 9 0 0 0 0 0 9
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
2021 NBA Season - West
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Minnesota Timberwolves (1) 136 14 0 0 0 0 0 14
Sacramento Kings (1) 95 24 0 0 0 0 0 24
San Antonio Spurs (2) 82 32 0 0 0 0 0 32
Oklahoma City Thunder (2) 32 24 0 0 0 0 0 24
Memphis Grizzlies (3) 171 26 0 0 0 0 0 26
New Orleans Pelicans (5) 37 26 0 0 0 0 0 26
Phoenix Suns (6) 35 40 0 0 0 0 0 40
Utah Jazz (6) 56 50 0 0 0 0 0 50
Houston Rockets (6) 9 22 0 0 0 0 0 22
Portland Trail Blazers (6) 47 36 0 0 0 0 0 36
Denver Nuggets (7) 132 34 0 0 0 0 0 34
Golden State Warriors (7) 26 34 0 0 0 0 0 34
Dallas Mavericks (7) 96 30 0 0 0 0 0 30
LA Clippers (9) 56 46 0 0 0 0 0 46
LA Lakers (10) 202 44 0 0 0 0 0 44
2021 NBA Season - East
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Detroit Pistons (1) 33 18 0 0 0 0 0 18
New York Knicks (1) 91 30 0 0 0 0 0 30
Charlotte Hornets (2) 136 28 0 0 0 0 0 28
Cleveland Cavaliers (2) 14 22 0 0 0 0 0 22
Orlando Magic (3) 45 26 0 0 0 0 0 26
Chicago Bulls (3) 23 28 0 0 0 0 0 28
Atlanta Hawks (4) 58 26 0 0 0 0 0 26
Washington Wizards (4) 49 22 0 0 0 0 0 22
Indiana Pacers (4) 106 30 0 0 0 0 0 30
Tampa Bay Raptors (5) 126 32 0 0 0 0 0 32
Philadelphia 76ers (6) 166 42 0 0 0 0 0 42
Boston Celtics (8) 111 30 0 0 0 0 0 30
Miami Heat (8) 94 28 0 0 0 0 0 28
Brooklyn Nets (10) 63 42 0 0 0 0 0 42
Milwaukee Bucks (10) 97 38 0 0 0 0 0 38

Hover over Category Titles to view Description and Point Multipliers

 
LEADERBOARD: BASKETBALL

#   Team Points
1   $3 Miller Lites 559
2   ManorMobbinWVU IV 555
3   PHX Illini 552
4   Checksperts 547
5   Pablo Escobar 545
--   The Salty Dogs 545
7   Favre's Prick Picks 544
--   PRM Trio 544
9   Brad Hand Sanitizer 541
10   Special Ks! 540
11   Breakfast Beverages 537
--   Tampa Team 537
13   The Hatchmen 536
14   BDBB - The Original 533
--   Rustys Raiders 533
16   Jedi Milo 532
17   JoeRobbieStadium 531
--   La Cheeserie! 531
19   Bam Bam 529
20   Hondo 528
21   A1 type of guy 527
--   Atlantic City Knights 527
--   The F8 of Shane 527
24   Grassy Nole 526
--   Juicy Fatty Chicken Patties 526
--   Uff 526
27   Deebo’s Bike 520
--   Walton’s World 520
29   Gypsy puss in the flesh 518
--   NoelG27 518
31   Balls of Fuery 517
32   Mill St 514
33   Art Vandelay 512
--   DoubleDown11 512
--   Party Like It's 09 512
--   Team Beno 512
37   Beershowers 511
--   BenSimmonsWitDaPen 511
39   Locksmen 509
40   Danger Zone 508
--   Project Badass 508
42   Famous Jewish Sports Legends 507
--   Nax Squared 507
44   SoHoGoat21 506
45   BOHICA Tribesmen 505
46   Diegens 504
47   OMG 503
48   Dingletine 502
--   Team Quack 502
--   Twice as Nice 502
51   Gutter Trojans 501
52   DadTrip 500
--   ppschwa 500
54   Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. 499
--   Lawn Game Legend 499
--   Miami Vice 499
57   My Team's on the Floor 498
--   Not Gelded 498
59   Yo-Nays 495
60   SLOMIKE 494
61   Ashley Remembered 493
--   Billy Walters 493
--   Golden Earrings 493
--   MacM 493
--   Seven21 493
--   Two Doofs 493
67   Favre's Dick Picks 491
--   Tasty Waves 491
--   Valimorons 491
70   TheTigerKingOfSports 490
71   Anything is Possiblllllllllllllllllllle 489
--   Bean Boge Ballers 489
--   Big Ragu 489
--   Impractical Jokers 489
--   RD 489
--   Shart Garfunkel 489
--   Tundra Prius 489
78   3 Dudes 1 Couch 487
--   In play out(s) 487
--   No Shorties 487
81   Poker Boys 486
82   G.B.G. Campaign 485
83   DillyDilly 484
84   Dad Boner 483
--   Delusions of Grandeur 483
--   Henry the Good Doy 483
--   idontrecall 483
--   Munich Vice 483
--   You Might Win 483
90   Bentley's Bitches 481
--   Sleehrats 481
92   StankMo 479
93   4Speds 478
--   pdot40 478
95   Off the Handle 477
96   Astoriakids 475
--   Johnny Backpacks 475
--   Kick Names Take Ass 475
--   Party Like It's 21 475
--   Ryan Lynch 475
101   Death Star 474
--   InTuckerWeTrust 474
--   McMcMont Inc 474
104   David Hasselhoff 473
--   JJBC All-Stars 473
106   Bondslingers 472
--   MGOCOVID19 472
--   The Washington Football Team 472
109   ARMageddon 471
--   The Hameltoes 471
111   The Teds 467
112   HTown Goonies 463
113   Fick Can Still Get Our Nuts 461
114   Fuji Bomb’s 459
--   Rounders 459
116   Spamoni & Turd 456
117   That Ain't Mayo 455
118   Eskimo Brothers 454
--   Mask On! Mask Off! 454
120   Dr. Fauci 452
--   JUGGERNAUT 452
--   WhiskeyWinners 452
123   CoLo for the win 451
124   MDubs3 450
125   PhilsNDerbs 449
--   Rats Gamblers 449
127   Shadynasty’s 448
128   Degenerates-R-Us 446
--   Nerd Alert! 446
--   Tony Luke’s Laundry 446
131   Gambling $$ 445
--   Off On Your Mother 445
--   Vanilla Chocolate Swirl 445
--   What Comes Next? 445
135   Just Boys in a World 443
--   Stimulus my PPP 443
137   Do Wrong Right 442
--   Retiredbutnot 442
--   The Flying Wasp 442
140   Hawks 441
141   Gee Unit 23 440
142   Declan's Moon 439
143   Bulls on Parade 438
--   Girth Richards Jr 438
145   SARS CoV-2 legit to quit 437
--   steel curtain 437
147   Alaskan Ice Pickers 436
--   The Antibodies 436
149   Donkey Punching 435
150   Big Red Leopards 433
151   Artichoked 431
--   Bottom of the Fifths 431
--   brooklynboyz 431
--   johnb470 431
--   The Vlad Lads 431
156   Bronx Bombers 430
--   Jackie Treehorn 430
158   The Dude Abides 429
159   NLHawkeye88 428
160   The Mud Dogs 427
--   TheTeamToBeat 427
162   BobbleBill 426
--   Make America Gronk Again 426
164   6 aces, 4skins and a 3 putt 425
--   Fightin' Amish 425
166   KJCLJC 424
--   Randolph and Mortimer 424
168   Fister Sisters 423
--   MattyRads 423
--   Roger Dorn Olè Academy 423
171   I4 Corridor 422
--   PJM 422
--   SC_ballerz 422
--   walterhouston22 422
175   Chaz Reinhold’s Meatloaf 421
--   DEATH ROW 421
--   Utility Sports Nuts 421
178   Fuck Petey 419
179   Victor Ola3po 418
180   Subway Hero 416
181   Any Sport Will Do 415
182   Brule's Rules 414
--   War Otto 414
184   Kansas City Chiefs 413
185   Sexy Rexy Grossman 412
186   Dalé 411
--   Go Bulldogs! 411
--   Hard Rock's $$$ 411
189   Bearvers 409
--   EtAl 409
191   Truffle Butter Express 408
192   Jets 407
--   Speaking of Airplanes 407
194   illetram yeoj 406
195   ATHLETICS! 405
--   RaymondBabbitt 405
--   SuburbSachs 405
198   Handsy Docs 404
199   BatCap 402
--   Fighting Irish 402
201   Matt Nagy Me 2 Death 401
202   she·nan·i·gans 399
203   Little Chocolate Donuts 398
--   West Virginia Party Boys 398
205   Greatpoint 392
206   Justice For Breonna 390
--   Killer Bs 390
208   Poky Not Pokey 388
--   The Rodfather 388
210   Stack the Pool 387
211   Dutchmen 385
--   Metaphysical Munchkin 385
--   Patatas 385
214   NY Legends 384
--   the513 384
216   Augustus Gloop's Chocolate River 383
--   Bowron& Bowron 383
--   Little Yerry Stackhouse 383
219   Eggs on the Roof 380
--   packers 380
--   The C.O.S.T.A. System 380
222   The Trubisky Resurgence 378
223   Jenkins Bros 376
--   Mauricio Duboned your Girlfriend 376
225   Canadian Crippler 374
--   Devils, Bears, Heels Oh My 374
--   Giggy 374
--   N.Y. Jets are killing me 374
229   It's A Shpadoinkle Day 372
--   Red Deaths 372
231   Bell Island Pirates 370
232   Jimmy Dugan 369
233   Joe's Tracers 368
--   The Joe West Show 368
235   BamaDad 367
--   Howling Spider Monkeys 367
--   Pare La Musica 367
--   Trevor’s Kickass Team 367
239   Hawks Fly Together 366
--   Ramblers 366
--   Stat Arb for Dummies 366
242   4 in the Stink 365
--   GME 365
--   PenguinsandPolarbears 365
245   Pa & Ja 363
--   Samir123 363
247   Running 40 Miles on Fruitcake 362
--   Thirteen Five 362
249   OakLandBeforeTimeXVII 361
--   The Usual Suspects 361
251   South Jersey Jamokes 360
--   Sportwonks 360
253   TrueSpartan 359
254   Silky Butter 358
255   Get It Done 357
--   Gyros & Souvlaki 357
--   Megatron0525 357
--   Wheels of Fortune 357
259   Juiced 356
260   Bojangles Breakfast 355
--   Brad's Crossed Arms 355
--   HMD Industries 355
--   Mr. Jones and Friends 355
264   DoubleA & Zola 353
--   OhioSchultz 353
266   Chicks Dig The Long Ball!! 352
267   Covid-69 351
--   Kissing Cousins 351
269   fallfromgrace 349
--   Markelle Fultz Is Good 349
--   The Wild Bunch 349
--   TheBizuation 349
273   Blue Horse Shoe 348
274   Big Benjamins 347
--   Protector of the Vale 347
276   Ripped the Dry Snatch on the Dock 346
277   BigB 345
--   Eddie's Cruisers 345
--   Morty’s Gang 345
--   Thing Two 345
281   Can’t be worse than last year 344
282   F.C. Poutine 343
--   Fuck 2020 343
--   Power Top 343
--   SportsFanatic 343
286   Cult of Cardboard Cutouts 341
--   Disinfectant Injection 341
--   Land Thieves 341
289   Fonzinoons 340
290   Managing Manager 338
--   The209 338
292   boyztrip 335
293   Haymart/McAdams 334
--   The Syosset Braves 334
295   PSU Pride 333
296   Born for Social Distancing 332
297   Milk Was A Bad Choice 331
298   NIASKOS 330
299   Shower Sharts 329
300   Dancing Bears 322
301   Darnold Palmers 316
302   Wanna Pizza Us? 313
303   Slap Shot 310
304   Cinderella Story 249
305   Hammers 232
306   PATSWINBIG 204
307   Hezzy Jimbos 192
308   T-Diddy 181
309   Wuhan Cocaine Club 169
310   Annexation of Puerto Rico 116
311   Suplex Spectacles 99
--   Team tiny dicks 99