2023 Event Summary: Basketball

Status: Locked

last updated 4/14

RULES: BASKETBALL

Q1 2023/2024 Regular Season

We've divided the teams by Conference and seeded them 1 thru 9. Your job is to pick 4 teams (in each conference) that total 25 or fewer seed points. Your 8 TOTAL teams will earn you points as follows:

....2pts for each regular season win
...10pts for a high playoff berth, seeds 1-6
....5pts for a low playoff berth, seeds 7-10 (mini-tournament teams)
....8pts for each playoff round win*
...10pts for a conference title
...20pts for an NBA Championship

* Points are for 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.

We like you to have a week of information, so picks will lock Mon Oct 30!

Q2 2023 In Season Tournament Knockouts
8 teams qualified for the inaugural IST. We've seeded them into three buckets and seeded them accordingly. Pick 3 teams which add to exactly 7 seed points (a 1/2/4 combination is required). Your teams will earn:
....5pts for a quarterfinal win
...10pts for a semifinal win
...20pts for an IST title

Picks will lock Mon Dec 4 at 430p Pacific!


Q3 2024 Playoffs
A total of 16 teams make the playoffs - 8 in each conference.

The 2024 teams are seeded as shown below:
E-1 Boston Celtics
E-2 NY Knicks
E-3 Milwaukee Bucks
E-4 Cleveland Cavaliers
E-5 Orlando Magic
E-6 Indiana Pacers
E-7* Philadelphia 76ers
E-8* (Mia/Chi)

W-1 OKC Thunder
W-2 Denver Nuggets
W-3 Minnesota Timberwolves
W-4 LA Clippers
W-5 Dallas Mavericks
W-6 Phoenix Suns
W-7* Los Angeles Lakers
W-8* (NO/Sac)

* The 7 and 8 seeds in the playoffs will be determined by the NBA's play-in tournament; we are not picking those games and will not reward points for them.

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

Picks are open before the play-in tournament begins and will lock at first actual playoff tip, Sat Apr20 10a Pacific

 
POINT RECAP: BASKETBALL

23/24 NBA Season - West
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Portland Trailblazers (1) 15 42 0 0 0 0 0 42
San Antonio Spurs (2) 21 44 0 0 0 0 0 44
Utah Jazz (2) 8 62 0 0 0 0 0 62
Houston Rockets (2) 3 82 0 0 0 0 0 82
Minnesota Timberwolves (3) 44 112 10 0 16 0 0 138
New Orleans Pelicans (3) 56 98 0 5 0 0 0 103
OKC Thunder (3) 99 114 10 0 8 0 0 132
Sacramento Kings (4) 106 92 0 5 0 0 0 97
Memphis Grizzlies (5) 56 54 0 0 0 0 0 54
Dallas Mavericks (5) 105 100 10 0 16 0 0 126
Los Angeles Clippers (6) 45 102 10 0 0 0 0 112
Golden State Warriors (7) 101 92 0 5 0 0 0 97
Los Angeles Lakers (7) 53 94 0 5 0 0 0 99
Phoenix Suns (8) 197 98 10 0 0 0 0 108
Denver Nuggets (9) 259 114 10 0 8 0 0 132
23/24 NBA Season - East
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Detroit Pistons (1) 40 28 0 0 0 0 0 28
Charlotte Hornets (1) 53 42 0 0 0 0 0 42
Washington Wizards (1) 13 30 0 0 0 0 0 30
Orlando Magic (2) 28 94 10 0 0 0 0 104
Indiana Pacers (2) 89 94 10 0 16 0 0 120
Chicago Bulls (3) 40 78 0 5 0 0 0 83
Toronto Raptors (4) 27 50 0 0 0 0 0 50
Brooklyn Nets (4) 32 64 0 0 0 0 0 64
Atlanta Hawks (5) 93 72 0 5 0 0 0 77
New York Knicks (6) 63 100 10 0 8 0 0 118
Miami Heat (6) 128 92 0 5 0 0 0 97
Cleveland Cavaliers (7) 42 96 10 0 8 0 0 114
Philadelphia 76ers (8) 28 94 0 5 0 0 0 99
Milwaukee Bucks (9) 251 98 10 0 0 0 0 108
Boston Celtics (9) 241 128 10 0 16 0 0 154
IST Knockouts
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Milwaukee Bucks (1) 75 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
Boston Celtics (1) 211 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Phoenix Suns (2) 123 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Los Angeles Lakers (2) 74 5 10 20 0 0 0 35
Sacramento Kings (2) 89 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indiana Pacers (4) 48 5 10 0 0 0 0 15
New York Knicks (4) 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Orleans Pelicans (4) 133 5 0 0 0 0 0 5
NBA Playoffs
Answer (Seed Pts) #Sel Cat1 Cat2 Cat3 Cat4 Cat5 Cat6 Total
Boston Celtics (1) 262 40 -2 0 -0 0 0 38
Oklahoma City Thunder (1) 79 30 -4 0 -0 0 0 26
NY Knicks (2) 49 35 -6 0 -0 0 0 29
Denver Nuggets (2) 261 35 -5 0 -0 0 0 30
Milwaukee Bucks (3) 69 10 -4 0 -0 0 0 6
Minnesota Timberwolves (3) 49 40 -3 0 -0 0 0 37
Cleveland Cavaliers (4) 14 25 -7 0 -0 0 0 18
LA Clippers (4) 63 10 -4 0 -0 0 0 6
Orlando Magic (5) 16 15 -4 0 -0 0 0 11
Dallas Mavericks (5) 114 40 -4 0 -0 0 0 36
Indiana Pacers (6) 58 40 -5 0 -0 0 0 35
Phoenix Suns (6) 126 0 -4 0 -0 0 0 -4
Philadelphia 76ers (7) 169 10 -4 0 -0 0 0 6
Los Angeles Lakers (7) 26 5 -4 0 -0 0 0 1
Miami Heat (8) 3 5 -4 0 -0 0 0 1
New Orleans Pelicans (8) 7 0 -4 0 -0 0 0 -4

Hover over Category Titles to view Description and Point Multipliers

 
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