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2010 NBA Playoffs Expert Picks: Round 3 Results

The upcoming NBA Finals will surely be a hard-fought contest between two very familiar foes. (celticspride.pixnet.net)

A Lakers/Magic rematch didn’t pan out, but a Lakers/Celtics rematch did. Expect the “Beat L.A.” chants to be loud and proud in Games 3-5. Despite being battered up pretty bad, Boston still took it too Orlando and avoided the dreaded 3-0 to 3-4 loss that stung the Bruins earlier in the month. It wasn’t pretty, but they did it. The Lakers pretty much followed home court lines, except for winning in Phoenix in Game 6.

While only one of us not picking either winner, only one of us picked both of them. Nobody went scoreless in the third round, and the gap between first and last is just six points going into the final round; anybody can still win.

Speaking of the final round, It’ll be a tough one for the previous leader KC, who now has to share the honors with upstart Erikk. Mike, Andrew, and Brian are all right behind, so there’s no telling what will happen in the next round.

Curious as to how we all got to where we got? Check below to find out.

Name Andrew Brian Erikk John KC Mike P Teddy
Magic vs
Celtics
Winner Celtics Magic Celtics Magic Magic Magic Magic
Series
Length
6 5 6 5 7 7 7
Lakers vs
Suns
Winner Suns Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Suns
Series
Length
6 5 6 5 6 6 6
Total Points 24 24 26 21 26 25 20

Table Legend

  • Two point picks are bolded.
  • One point picks are italicized.
  • Zero point picks are crossed out.

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Round 2

Name Andrew Brian Erikk John KC Mike P Teddy
Cavaliers vs
Celtics
Winner Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
Series
Length
7 5 7 6 7 7 7
Magic vs
Hawks/Bucks
Winner Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic
Series
Length
5 5 6 6 5 6 5
Lakers vs
Jazz
Winner Jazz Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Jazz
Series
Length
7 7 6 6 7 6 7
Suns vs
Spurs
Winner Suns Suns Spurs Suns Spurs Spurs Suns
Series
Length
6 7 7 7 6 6 6
Total Points 20 22 20 19 23 22 19

Table Legend

  • Two point picks are bolded.
  • One point picks are italicized.
  • Zero point picks are crossed out.

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Round 1

Name Andrew Brian Erikk John KC Mike P Teddy
Cavaliers vs
Bulls
Winner Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers Cavaliers
Series
Length
-4- 6 -4- -4- 5 -4- 6
Magic vs
Bobcats
Winner Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic Magic
Series
Length
4 5 5 5 6 5 7
Hawks vs
Bucks
Winner Hawks Hawks Hawks Hawks Hawks Hawks Hawks
Series
Length
5 5 5 -4- 7 5 5
Celtics vs
Heat
Winner Celtics Celtics Celtics Heat Celtics Celtics Celtics
Series
Length
6 7 7 5 7 6 5
Lakers vs
Thunder
Winner Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers Lakers
Series
Length
5 6 -4- 6 6 6 7
Mavericks vs
Spurs
Winner Spurs Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks Mavericks Spurs Mavericks
Series
Length
7 6 6 5 7 7 6
Suns vs
Trailblazers
Winner Suns Suns Suns Suns Suns Suns Suns
Series
Length
5 6 5 7 6 7 5
Nuggets vs
Jazz
Winner Nuggets Nuggets Jazz Nuggets Jazz Jazz Nuggets
Series
Length
6 6 6 7 6 6 6
Total Points 16 16 16 12 19 18 15

Table Legend

  • Two point picks are bolded.
  • One point picks are italicized.
  • Zero point picks are crossed out.

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