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 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
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
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

Hover over Category Titles to view Description and Point Multipliers

 
LEADERBOARD: PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL

#   Team Points
1   ManorMobbinWVU IV 291
2   $3 Miller Lites 287
3   PHX Illini 286
4   Breakfast Beverages 285
--   JoeRobbieStadium 285
--   La Cheeserie! 285
7   The Salty Dogs 277
8   BOHICA Tribesmen 275
9   A1 type of guy 271
--   Balls of Fuery 271
--   Bam Bam 271
--   BDBB - The Original 271
--   Brad Hand Sanitizer 271
--   Locksmen 271
--   Pablo Escobar 271
--   Rustys Raiders 271
--   Tampa Team 271
--   The F8 of Shane 271
19   Art Vandelay 270
--   Special Ks! 270
21   Dingletine 268
--   Jedi Milo 268
--   Walton’s World 268
24   Deebo’s Bike 266
--   PRM Trio 266
--   Team Quack 266
27   Atlantic City Knights 263
--   BenSimmonsWitDaPen 263
--   Checksperts 263
--   Famous Jewish Sports Legends 263
31   Grassy Nole 262
32   McMcMont Inc 254
33   DadTrip 252
--   Danger Zone 252
--   Diegens 252
--   DoubleDown11 252
--   Favre's Prick Picks 252
--   Gypsy puss in the flesh 252
--   Hondo 252
--   Juicy Fatty Chicken Patties 252
--   Mill St 252
--   Not Gelded 252
--   Party Like It's 09 252
--   ppschwa 252
--   Project Badass 252
--   Team Beno 252
--   The Hatchmen 252
--   TheTigerKingOfSports 252
--   Twice as Nice 252
--   Uff 252
51   Bean Boge Ballers 251
52   Cinderella Story 249
53   My Team's on the Floor 246
54   OMG 245
55   Poker Boys 244
--   SoHoGoat21 244
57   Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica. 239
58   NoelG27 236
--   pdot40 236
60   3 Dudes 1 Couch 233
--   Anything is Possiblllllllllllllllllllle 233
--   ARMageddon 233
--   Ashley Remembered 233
--   Astoriakids 233
--   Bentley's Bitches 233
--   Big Ragu 233
--   Billy Walters 233
--   Dad Boner 233
--   Delusions of Grandeur 233
--   Favre's Dick Picks 233
--   Fick Can Still Get Our Nuts 233
--   G.B.G. Campaign 233
--   Golden Earrings 233
--   Gutter Trojans 233
--   Henry the Good Doy 233
--   idontrecall 233
--   Impractical Jokers 233
--   In play out(s) 233
--   JJBC All-Stars 233
--   Johnny Backpacks 233
--   Kick Names Take Ass 233
--   Lawn Game Legend 233
--   MacM 233
--   Miami Vice 233
--   Munich Vice 233
--   Nax Squared 233
--   No Shorties 233
--   Off the Handle 233
--   Party Like It's 21 233
--   RD 233
--   Rounders 233
--   Ryan Lynch 233
--   Seven21 233
--   Shart Garfunkel 233
--   Sleehrats 233
--   StankMo 233
--   Tasty Waves 233
--   The Hameltoes 233
--   Tundra Prius 233
--   Two Doofs 233
--   Valimorons 233
--   Yo-Nays 233
--   You Might Win 233
104   Hammers 232
--   SLOMIKE 232
106   Beershowers 231
107   Bondslingers 222
--   DillyDilly 222
109   Death Star 214
110   InTuckerWeTrust 212
111   That Ain't Mayo 211
112   4Speds 206
--   MDubs3 206
--   The Flying Wasp 206
115   Dr. Fauci 204
--   Mask On! Mask Off! 204
--   PATSWINBIG 204
--   WhiskeyWinners 204
119   Vanilla Chocolate Swirl 203
120   Retiredbutnot 202
121   Shadynasty’s 196
--   Spamoni & Turd 196
123   BobbleBill 192
--   Bulls on Parade 192
--   Gee Unit 23 192
--   Girth Richards Jr 192
--   Hezzy Jimbos 192
--   I4 Corridor 192
--   JUGGERNAUT 192
--   Make America Gronk Again 192
--   MGOCOVID19 192
--   Nerd Alert! 192
--   The Washington Football Team 192
--   Tony Luke’s Laundry 192
--   walterhouston22 192
136   PhilsNDerbs 191
--   The Teds 191
138   War Otto 190
139   Rats Gamblers 187
140   HTown Goonies 185
--   MattyRads 185
--   Roger Dorn Olè Academy 185
--   SARS CoV-2 legit to quit 185
144   Eskimo Brothers 182
145   Artichoked 181
--   CoLo for the win 181
--   David Hasselhoff 181
--   Declan's Moon 181
--   Fightin' Amish 181
--   Fuji Bomb’s 181
--   Hawks 181
--   Matt Nagy Me 2 Death 181
--   Off On Your Mother 181
--   steel curtain 181
--   T-Diddy 181
--   The Dude Abides 181
--   The Vlad Lads 181
--   What Comes Next? 181
159   Alaskan Ice Pickers 180
--   Degenerates-R-Us 180
161   Hard Rock's $$$ 177
--   The Mud Dogs 177
163   Victor Ola3po 176
164   SuburbSachs 175
165   6 aces, 4skins and a 3 putt 173
--   Just Boys in a World 173
167   Do Wrong Right 172
168   Donkey Punching 171
--   EtAl 171
--   Fister Sisters 171
--   johnb470 171
172   brooklynboyz 169
--   Utility Sports Nuts 169
--   Wuhan Cocaine Club 169
175   Stimulus my PPP 167
176   Brule's Rules 166
--   KJCLJC 166
--   Randolph and Mortimer 166
--   SC_ballerz 166
--   Sexy Rexy Grossman 166
181   Speaking of Airplanes 165
--   TheTeamToBeat 165
183   NLHawkeye88 164
--   PJM 164
--   The Antibodies 164
--   Truffle Butter Express 164
187   Any Sport Will Do 161
188   ATHLETICS! 159
--   Big Red Leopards 159
--   Bottom of the Fifths 159
--   Dalé 159
--   DEATH ROW 159
--   Fuck Petey 159
--   Gambling $$ 159
--   Go Bulldogs! 159
--   Jets 159
--   she·nan·i·gans 159
198   illetram yeoj 158
199   Bronx Bombers 156
--   Fighting Irish 156
--   Little Chocolate Donuts 156
--   The Trubisky Resurgence 156
203   BatCap 152
204   Bearvers 151
--   RaymondBabbitt 151
206   Jackie Treehorn 146
207   Bell Island Pirates 144
--   Handsy Docs 144
--   Subway Hero 144
210   Kansas City Chiefs 143
211   West Virginia Party Boys 142
212   Chaz Reinhold’s Meatloaf 139
213   Metaphysical Munchkin 135
--   Patatas 135
215   It's A Shpadoinkle Day 128
--   N.Y. Jets are killing me 128
--   NY Legends 128
--   packers 128
--   Poky Not Pokey 128
--   The C.O.S.T.A. System 128
221   Canadian Crippler 122
--   Greatpoint 122
--   Hawks Fly Together 122
--   Justice For Breonna 122
225   Killer Bs 118
226   Annexation of Puerto Rico 116
--   Born for Social Distancing 116
--   Red Deaths 116
--   Running 40 Miles on Fruitcake 116
--   South Jersey Jamokes 116
--   Stat Arb for Dummies 116
--   The Joe West Show 116
233   Eggs on the Roof 114
--   Mauricio Duboned your Girlfriend 114
--   Ramblers 114
--   the513 114
237   4 in the Stink 111
--   Augustus Gloop's Chocolate River 111
--   BamaDad 111
--   Bowron& Bowron 111
--   Brad's Crossed Arms 111
--   Get It Done 111
--   GME 111
--   Jimmy Dugan 111
--   Markelle Fultz Is Good 111
--   Megatron0525 111
--   Pa & Ja 111
--   PenguinsandPolarbears 111
--   Stack the Pool 111
--   Trevor’s Kickass Team 111
--   Wheels of Fortune 111
252   Jenkins Bros 110
253   Blue Horse Shoe 106
--   Giggy 106
--   Joe's Tracers 106
--   Silky Butter 106
--   The Rodfather 106
--   Thirteen Five 106
259   Devils, Bears, Heels Oh My 104
--   Juiced 104
261   Gyros & Souvlaki 103
262   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
--   Kissing Cousins 99
--   Little Yerry Stackhouse 99
--   Milk Was A Bad Choice 99
--   Morty’s Gang 99
--   Mr. Jones and Friends 99
--   OakLandBeforeTimeXVII 99
--   OhioSchultz 99
--   Pare La Musica 99
--   Power Top 99
--   Protector of the Vale 99
--   Samir123 99
--   Shower Sharts 99
--   SportsFanatic 99
--   Suplex Spectacles 99
--   Team tiny dicks 99
--   The Usual Suspects 99
--   The Wild Bunch 99
--   TheBizuation 99
--   Thing Two 99
--   TrueSpartan 99
295   Chicks Dig The Long Ball!! 98
296   Fuck 2020 97
297   PSU Pride 95
298   Can’t be worse than last year 92
--   Haymart/McAdams 92
--   Managing Manager 92
--   NIASKOS 92
--   Sportwonks 92
--   The Syosset Braves 92
--   The209 92
305   Land Thieves 91
306   Disinfectant Injection 89
307   Ripped the Dry Snatch on the Dock 86
308   Dancing Bears 74
--   Darnold Palmers 74
--   Fonzinoons 74
--   Slap Shot 74
312   Wanna Pizza Us? 67