SpoFil NBA Playoff Pick 'Em: Finals Edition. Picks must be in before game one starts at 9 PM Eastern on Thursday night.

posted by Ufez Jones to basketball at 07:43 PM - 18 comments

Win- Golden State Warriors

Games- 6

MVP- Stephen Curry

Rebounds- Draymond Green

Assists- LeBron James

Free Throws Attempted- LeBron James

Steals- Stephen Curry

Blocks- Andrew Bogut

Personal Fouls- Draymond Green

Turnovers- LeBron James

3 point percent- Stephen Curry

Total Tech Fouls- 6

Largest Margin- 12

Total Triple Doubles- 2

Total Points Leading Scorer- 192

posted by ic23b at 09:13 PM on June 02

Win - Golden State Warriors (but I'm cheering for Lebron)

Games - 5

MVP - Curry

Rebounds - James

Assists - James

Free Throw Attempts - James

Steals - Green

Blocks - Bogut

Fouls - Bogut

Turnovers - Curry

3-pt % - Irving

Tech fouls - 5

Triple Doubles - 5

Total points - 153

posted by grum@work at 10:44 PM on June 02

Win: Cleveland

Games: 7

MVP: Lebron

Rebounds: Timofey

Assists: Lebron

Free Throw Attempts: Lebron

Steals: Curry

Blocks: Bogut

Fouls: Green

Turnovers: Thompson

3-pt %: Curry

Tech fouls: 2

Triple Doubles: 0

Total points: 182

posted by bender at 10:55 PM on June 02

Win: Cleveland

Games: 6

MVP: Lebron James

Rebounds: Tristan Thompson

Assists: Lebron James

Free Throw Attempts: Lebron

Steals: Steph Curry

Blocks: Timofey Mozgov

Fouls: Andrew Bogut

Turnovers: Lebron James

3-pt %: Steph Curry

Tech fouls: 5

Triple Doubles: 0

Total points: 174

posted by dfleming at 07:49 AM on June 03

- Which team will win? - **GS Warriors**

- How many games will it take? - **5**

- Who will win MVP of the series? **S. Curry**

- Rebounds: **D. Green**

- Assists: **S. Curry**

- Free throws attempted: **L. James**

- Steals: **S. Curry**

- Blocks: **A. Bogut**

- Personal fouls: **T. Mozgov**

- Turnovers: **L. James**

- Which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage: **S. Curry**

- How many total technical fouls will be called?: **2**

- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be?: **13**

- How many total triple-doubles will be scored?: **1**

- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)?: **166**

posted by NoMich at 08:06 AM on June 03

It seems some of you are missing the *Largest Margin of Victory in a Single Game* category.

Thanks for doing this, ufez. There was a period there where I was so busy with work that the only reason I got onto a computer was to do work and not do fun things like badly guess sporting events.

posted by NoMich at 08:09 AM on June 03

- Which team will win? - Warriors

- How many games will it take? - 6

- Who will win MVP of the series? Curry

- Rebounds: Tristan Thompson

- Assists: James

- Free throws attempted: James

- Steals: Curry

- Blocks: Bogut

- Personal fouls: Draymond Green

- Turnovers: James

- Which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage: Klay Thompson

- How many total technical fouls will be called?: 3

- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be?: 23

- How many total triple-doubles will be scored?: 2

- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)?: 180

posted by tron7 at 12:02 PM on June 03

I also missed the margin pick: 17

posted by bender at 02:29 PM on June 03

Still waiting on picks from rcade, holden, HowardT and GoYouColts.

Also, dfleming - you didn't pick a largest margin of victory.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:22 AM on June 04

My picks:

- Which team will win? - Golden State

- How many games will it take? - 5

- Who will win MVP of the series? Curry

- Rebounds: T. Thompson

- Assists: James

- Free throws attempted: Curry

- Steals: Andre Iguodala

- Blocks: Draymond Green

- Personal fouls: Bogut

- Turnovers: Curry

- Which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage: J.R. Smith

- How many total technical fouls will be called?: 5

- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be?: 16

- How many total triple-doubles will be scored?: 1

- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)?: 167

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:27 AM on June 04

Win - Warriors

Games - 6

MVP - Curry

Rebounds - Green

Assists - LeBron

Free Throw Attempts - LeBron

Steals - Green

Blocks - Mozgov

Fouls - Bogut

Turnovers - LeBron

3-pt % - Curry

Tech fouls - 3

Largest MOV - 14

Triple Doubles - 1

Total points - 160

posted by holden at 05:23 PM on June 04

I'm well out of this now, but what the heck:

Win - Warriors. I don't think even the refs can make this series close.

Games - five.

MVP - Curry

Rebounds - T. Thompson

Assists - LeBron

Free Throw Attempts - LeBron

Steals - Curry

Blocks - Bogut

Fouls - T. Thompson

Turnovers - Irving

3-pt % - K. Thompson

Techs - six

Largest MOV - 22 points

Triple doubles - three

Total points - 145

posted by Goyoucolts at 07:29 PM on June 04

Winner: Golden State

Duration: 6 games

MVP: Stephen Curry

Most rebounds: Draymond Green

Assists: LeBron James

Free throws attempted: Stephen Curry

Steals: Stephen Curry

Blocks: Tristan Thompson

Personal fouls: Andrew Bogut

Turnovers: Draymond Green

3-Point Percentage: Stephen Curry

Technical fouls: 4

Largest margin of victory: 18

Total triple-doubles: 1

Leading scorer's points: 181

posted by rcade at 08:43 PM on June 04

Winner: Golden State Duration: 7 games MVP: Curry Rebounds: Draymond Green Assists: James Free throws attempted: Irving Steals: Shumpert Blocks: Mozgov Fouls: Bogut Turnovers: Curry Technicals: 5 (not including 3-second defensive calls) Largest margin of victory: 18 Triple doubles: 3 Leading scorer's points: 177 Turnovers: Irving

posted by Howard_T at 09:10 PM on June 04

In my defense, I hit "Post" about 5 seconds before the tap-off.

posted by Howard_T at 09:12 PM on June 04

Largest margin of victory: 19! Sorry - don't know how I missed that. May be invalid as it's after the game but so be it.

posted by dfleming at 07:19 AM on June 05

Standings going into the final round:

grum - 38

ic23b - 38

bender - 33

dfleming - 32

tron7 - 25

holden - 23

rcade - 23

ufez - 23

HowardT - 20*

GoYouColts - 10*

NoMich - 8*

(*ineligible for the Costanza)

Finals points available - please choose one for each (looking at you, grum)

Which team will win? - (2 pts)

How many games will it take? - (2 pts -

must choose correct teamto get these points)Who will win MVP of the series? (2 pts)

Bonus points -

Choose the player that will have the most total:

- Rebounds (1 point)

- Assists (1 point)

- Free throws attempted (1 point)

- Steals (1 point)

- Blocks (1 point)

- Personal fouls (1 point)

- Turnovers (1 point)

and

- which player will have the highest 3-point Percentage (min. 8 taken) (1 point)

Also:

- How many total technical fouls will be called? (2 points, must get exact)

- What will be the largest margin of victory in a single game be? (come within +/- 3 of the actual number - 2 points)

- How many total triple-doubles will be scored? (must get exact - 3 points)

- How many total points will the leading scorer score (come within +/- 10)? (3 points - I like this one because it also takes into account how many games you think there will be)

Total points possible - 24

Good luck!

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:44 PM on June 02