There are 4 rounds of the NBA playoffs:
1.) Eastern/Western Conference Quarter-Finals (8 matchups)
2.) Conference Semi-Finals (4 matchups)
3.) Conference Finals (2 matchup)
4.) NBA Finals (1 matchup)
Each entry will choose who they think will win each of the 15 series that comprise the NBA playoffs.
Entries will also choose the number of games it will take for your choice of winner to advance
If you choose the winner correctly, you will receive points based on how close you came to the actual number of games chosen for that matchup
Any incorrect pick scores zero points
Example: Detroit vs vs Chicago (Eastern Conference Quarterfinals): You choose Detroit in 6 games. If the Pistons win their series, you receive 4 points towards your overall point total for choosing the winner and the correct number of games. If the Pistons lose, you receive 0 points. The other series follow the same format, but points increase after each round. See "Points Distribution Section" below for how much the point values are for each round.
Choose the number of games you think the winner of the series will take to advance to the next round. Correct pick values increase each round until the NBA Finals. Below is the breakdown:
Correct Number of Games: 4 points
Number missed by 1 Game: 3 points
Number missed by 2 Games: 2 points
Number missed by 3 Games: 1 point
Correct Number of Games: 8 points
Number missed by 1 Game: 6 points
Number missed by 2 Games: 4 points
Number missed by 3 Games: 2 points
Correct Number of Games: 12 points
Number missed by 1 Game: 9 points
Number missed by 2 Games: 6 points
Number missed by 3 Games: 3 points
STANLEY CUP FINALS:
Correct Number of Games: 16 points
Number missed by 1 Game: 12 points
Number missed by 2 Games: 8 points
Number missed by 3 Games: 4 points
IMPORTANT: YOU MUST CHOOSE THE WINNER TO COLLECT POINTS. INCORRECT SELECTIONS SCORE ZERO POINTS
The entry that accumulates the most points after the NBA Finals will be declared the NBA Playoffs League champion.
For all tied entries, any payout will be split among those entries still tied.
To increase your chances of winning, you may play as many times as you wish. Each entry will be scored separately.
You will need to signup before you can make selections online. Click "signup" at the top of this page to go to the signup page.
STEPS TO SIGNING UP:
Please follow these step closely for a pain free signup process.
1.) Click the signup button at the top of the page.
2.) After you signup, you will be taken to the payment page, where you can pay your entry fee
3.) After you pay your entry fee, an email should have been sent to you at the address you signed up with. Follow the instruction in the email to complete your signup and join your league. Good Luck!
All selections must be made prior to the start of the NBA Playoffs. Selections and game choices may not be changed once the playoffs begin.
PICKS POSTED BY COMMISH: If you need help making your selections or are having computer problems, please contact the commish with your selection(s) before the deadline and he will make it/them for you.
WHEN ARE RESULTS POSTED: Results are posted at the conclusion of each series
WHEN ARE SELECTIONS POSTED: Selections are posted immediately after the first game of the playoffs begins.
WHEN ARE RESULTS POSTED: Results are posted shortly after the conclusion of each matchup.