AGR’s 1st Annual “Big Shot Bob (Rob)” Playoff Tournament

FTW

Finally. The playoffs are here. The regular season was pretty awesome, despite people’s complaints of 2010 free agency and Gilbert’s, uh, “antics” overshadowing the brilliance that was the 2009-10 season. Kevin Durant! Andray Blatche! Michael Beasley! Delonte West! Okay, so maybe I have a DC bias, and maybe, just maybe, all but one of those players were involved in not-so-fan-friendly incidents in the past year, but hey, at least we still have Jerry Stackhouse (35 and knee-less, NBD) and his thoughts on the Wizards and curses (ironic enough?). Don’t worry Jerry, even coaches get whipped by the wrath of the Wizard.

Jobless, again.

You get what you get and you don’t get upset.

But really, I’ll remember another epic season from LeBron, posterizations by Amar’e and the sunrise in Phoenix, badass rookie PGs and their spin moves (there’s more) and 55-point games, and of course, a slew of vintage Black Mamba buzzer-beaters.

Quick thoughts…
Favorite Surprises: Maturation of Durantula+Thunder and J-Smoove+Hawks.
Lamest (Non-Wizard) Surprises: Lack of a healthy Chris Paul, Greg Oden, and Blake Griffin. (I hardly thought twice about Michael Redd, and neither did God, apparently. He’s officially off the radar, sadly.)

Back to the post–AGR has selected the finest NBA minds (ages 22 and younger) to participate in what is sure to be the premier NBA playoff tournament outside of the playoffs themselves. The rules: All participants make their playoff predictions all the way through the finals before the start of the first playoff games. Predicting the series winner is worth 5 points. Predicting the correct number of games in the series is worth 2 points (these are awarded only if the series winner is also predicted correctly). The winner (the dude with the most points at the end) gets to either write a guest post on AGR or choose the next posted topic on the blog. Good luck to all, but good luck to me, especially. 😉

The picks:

East – 1st Round Winners (# of Games)

Chris: CLE (5), ORL (4), ATL (5), BOS (7)…points earned: 24
David Cohen: CLE (4), ORL (5), ATL (6), BOS (7)…points earned: 20
David Gold: CLE (4), ORL (5), ATL (5), BOS (7)…points earned: 20
Daniel: CLE (4), ORL (4), ATL (5), BOS (6)…points earned: 22
Izzy: CLE (6), ORL (5), ATL (5), MIA (7)…points earned: 15
Jesse: CLE (4), ORL (4), ATL (6), BOS (5)…points earned: 22
Kevin: CLE (5), ORL (4), ATL (5), BOS (6)…points earned: 24
Philip: CLE (4), ORL (4), ATL (5), MIA (6)…points earned: 17
Sean: CLE (5), ORL (6), ATL (6), BOS (7)…points earned: 22
Zach: CLE (4), ORL (6), ATL (5), BOS (7)…points earned: 20


West – 1st Round Winners

Chris: LA (5), DAL (7), PHO (5), DEN (6)…points earned: 10
David Cohen: LAL (6), SAS (7), PHO (5), UTA (6)…points earned: 24
David Gold: LAL (7), DAL (7), PHO (6), UTA (6)…points earned: 19
Daniel: LAL (5), DAL (6), PHO (6), UTA (6)…points earned: 19
Izzy: LAL (6), DAL (7), PHO (6), UTA (7)…points earned: 19
Jesse: LAL (5), DAL (6), PHO (5), DEN (7)…points earned: 10
Kevin: LAL (5), DAL (6), PHO (5), DEN (7)…points earned: 10
Philip: LAL (6), DAL (6), PHO (5), DEN (7)…points earned: 12
Sean: LAL (6), DAL (6), PHO (6), UTA (6)…points earned: 21
Zach: LAL (6), DAL (7), PHO (5), UTA (6)…points earned: 19

Conference Semifinals

Chris: CLE (6), ORL (5), LAL (5), PHO (6)…points earned: 15
David Cohen: CLE (5), ORL (6), LAL (6), PHO (7)…points earned: 15
David Gold: CLE (6), ORL (5), LAL (7), PHO (6)…points earned: 15
Daniel: CLE (6), ORL (6), LAL (6), DAL (6)…points earned: 10
Izzy: CLE (5), ORL (5), LAL (7), DAL (7)…points earned: 10
Jesse: CLE (6), ORL (5), LAL (7), DAL (5)…points earned: 10
Kevin: BOS (7), ORL (5), LAL (6), DAL (5)…points earned: 15
Philip: CLE (4), ORL (6), LAL (7), DAL (6)…points earned: 10
Sean: CLE (6), ORL (7), LAL (6), DAL (6)…points earned: 10
Zach: CLE (6), ORL (6), LAL (6), PHO (7)…points earned: 15

Conference Finals:

Chris: CLE (7), LAL (6)…points earned: 7
David Cohen: CLE (6), LAL (7)…points earned: 5
David Gold: CLE (7), PHO (6)…points earned: 0
Daniel: CLE (7), DAL (6)…points earned: 0
Izzy: CLE (7), LAL (7)…points earned: 5
Jesse: ORL (7), LAL (6)…points earned: 7
Kevin: ORL (6), LAL (7)…points earned: 5
Philip: CLE (7), DAL (6)…points earned: 5
Sean: CLE (7), LAL (7)…points earned: 5
Zach: ORL (7), PHO (7)…points earned: 0

Finals:

Chris: Cavs over Lakers (7)…points earned: 0
David Cohen: Cavs over Lakers (6)…points earned: 0
David Gold: Cavs over Suns (6)…points earned: 0
Daniel: Cavs over Mavericks (6)…points earned: 0
Izzy: Cavs over Lakers (6)…points earned: 0
Jesse: Lakers over Magic (6)…points earned: 5
Kevin: Lakers over Magic (6)…points earned: 5
Philip: Cavs over Mavs (7)…points earned: 0
Sean: Cavs over Lakers (6)…points earned: 0
Zach: Magic over Suns (6)…points earned: 0

Final point totals

Chris: 56
David Cohen: 64
David Gold: 54
Daniel: 51
Izzy: 49
Jesse: 54
Kevin: 59
Philip: 44
Sean: 58
Zach: 54

Any final thoughts on the AGR Tourney? Comment on the article or e-mail us at AGRbasketball (at) gmail (dot) com. Don’t forget to follow @AGRbasketball on Twitter and to like us on Facebook.

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