September 17, 2020

NBA Playoff Pickem: Make Your Conference Finals Picks: The first game of the Western Conference finals begins at 9 p.m. Eastern Friday when the Denver Nuggets play the Los Angeles Lakers. Make your picks in that series along with any props you've saved for the Nuggets/Lakers series.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:56 PM - 22 comments

My picks:

Celtics in 7
Top point scorer: LeBron James
Top rebounder: Anthony Davis
Top scoring team: Lakers
Team scoring 130: Lakers

Looking forward to seeing if Howard's Celtics can pull this off.

posted by rcade at 07:36 PM on September 14

I thought that by the conference finals the NBA would stop doing this for competitive fairness reasons. It risks having one conference champion getting significantly more rest time than the other.

posted by rcade at 07:47 PM on September 14

Hate the bubble, not the Association.

That was a sad paraphrase, and I'm worse for executing it.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 07:59 PM on September 14

My picks:

Celtics in 6

Making the Conference Finals is a slight overachievement for Celtics. Advancing to the Finals will be a major one, but as they have progressed it looks more probable. I BLEED GREEN.

posted by Howard_T at 08:40 PM on September 14

My picks:

Celtics in 7

posted by NoMich at 09:20 PM on September 14

So, I missed the setup, but I'm here for the punchline, if that's allowed.

Celtics in 5.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:31 PM on September 14

My picks:

Celtics in 7
Top scoring team: Lakers
Team scoring 130: Lakers


posted by rumple at 11:36 PM on September 14

My picks:

Heat in 7
Top rebounder: Anthony Davis

posted by cixelsyd at 10:50 AM on September 15

I'm getting a weird glitch where I can't make my picks via the form (in multiple browsers and log-out/log-in)

So anyways: Celtics in 6

I feel pretty good about saving the rest of my picks for the WCF.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:22 PM on September 15

I'm getting a weird glitch where I can't make my picks via the form (in multiple browsers and log-out/log-in)

So anyways: Celtics in 6

I feel pretty good about saving the rest of my picks for the WCF.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:22 PM on September 15

My picks:

Celtics in 6

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:50 PM on September 15

That last comment is me fixing the problem.

posted by rcade at 07:51 PM on September 15

Revised picks:

Lakers in 5

posted by rcade at 06:54 PM on September 17

Revised picks:

Lakers in 6
Top point scorer: Jamal Murray
Top scoring team: Lakers
Team scoring 130: Lakers

posted by cixelsyd at 07:55 PM on September 17

Revised picks:

Lakers in 6
Top point scorer: L. James (LAL)
Top rebounder: A. Davis (LAL)
Top scoring team: Lakers
Team scoring 130: Lakers

posted by NoMich at 08:29 AM on September 18

Revised picks:

Lakers in 5
Top scoring team: Lakers
Team scoring 130: Lakers

Rebounder and scorer to be added later.

posted by Howard_T at 12:50 PM on September 18

Revised picks:

Top point scorer: Jamal Murray
Top rebounder: Jokic

After diligent research, consulting a water dowser and local Wiccan, and my trusty flipping coin, Murray and Jokic are the consensus.

posted by Howard_T at 06:47 PM on September 18

After diligent research, consulting a water dowser and local Wiccan, and my trusty flipping coin, Murray and Jokic are the consensus.

Please pardon the duplication. I blame the Department of Redundancy Department.

posted by Howard_T at 06:48 PM on September 18

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