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With the season over, it’s time to present the results of the 2010-2011 NBA Pick ‘Em. The East was easier to pick, as has been the case in recent memory; all three division winners were unanimously chosen. The middle of the pack was also pretty easy. The West was a different story. Aside from the Lakers winning their division, choosing the West was, for the most part, rather difficult. There were a few good choices for Dallas’ predictions, but not much other than that.
The unanimous #1s turned out to be the #2s, as Chicago ripped home-court from San Antonio on the season’s last day. Several high-ranking picks in the West turned out to be duds, though a pick from each conference correctly guessed the last seed, so there’s that.
So who won the Pick ‘Em through all of this? Without further ado, the winner is… me. How did I do it? The Hawks and Celtics helped me keep pace, while the Thunder and Nuggets put me over the top. So congratulations to me, and everyone else who participated. Check below to see the final standings and to see how everyone did.
|East||#1||Miami Heat*||Miami Heat*||Miami Heat*||Miami Heat*||Miami Heat*||Miami Heat*|
|#2||Orlando Magic||Boston Celtics*||Orlando Magic||Orlando Magic||Boston Celtics*||Boston Celtics*|
|#3||(6) Boston Celtics*||Chicago Bulls*||(6) Boston Celtics*||(6) Boston Celtics*||Orlando Magic||Chicago Bulls*|
|#4||Chicago Bulls*||(5) Orlando Magic||Chicago Bulls*||Chicago Bulls*||Chicago Bulls*||(5) Orlando Magic|
|#5||(4) Atlanta Hawks||(4) Atlanta Hawks||Milwaukee Bucks||(4) Atlanta Hawks||(4) Atlanta Hawks||(4) Atlanta Hawks|
|#6||(3) New York Knicks||Milwaukee Bucks||Atlanta Hawks||Milwaukee Bucks||Milwaukee Bucks||(3) New York Knicks|
|#7||Milwaukee Bucks||New York Knicks||Charlotte Bobcats||Charlotte Bobcats||Charlotte Bobcats||Milwaukee Bucks|
|#8||Detroit Pistons||Charlotte Bobcats||Philadelphia 76ers||(1) Indiana Pacers||New York Knicks||Washington Wizards|
|West||#1||Los Angeles Lakers*||Los Angeles Lakers*||Los Angeles Lakers*||Los Angeles Lakers*||Los Angeles Lakers*||Los Angeles Lakers*|
|#2||Utah Jazz*||Oklahoma City Thunder*||Phoenix Suns||Dallas Mavericks*||Dallas Mavericks*||Oklahoma City Thunder*|
|#3||Oklahoma City Thunder||(6) Dallas Mavericks*||(6) Dallas Mavericks*||Utah Jazz*||Oklahoma City Thunder*||San Antonio Spurs*|
|#4||Dallas Mavericks*||Utah Jazz||Denver Nuggets*||(5) Oklahoma City Thunder||Utah Jazz||Utah Jazz|
|#5||Phoenix Suns||San Antonio Spurs||San Antonio Spurs||(4)Denver Nuggets||San Antonio Spurs||Phoenix Suns|
|#6||Los Angeles Clippers||Denver Nuggets||(3) Portland Trail Blazers||San Antonio Spurs||Houston Rockets||(3) Portland Trail Blazers|
|#7||San Antonio Spurs||Phoenix Suns||Oklahoma City Thunder||Houston Rockets||Denver Nuggets||Dallas Mavericks|
|#8||(1) Memphis Grizzlies||Portland Trail Blazers||Utah Jazz||Portland Trail Blazers||Portland Trail Blazers||Golden State Warriors|
|Best||Record||Miami Heat||Miami Heat||Los Angeles Lakers||Miami Heat||Miami Heat||Los Angeles Lakers|
|Tiebreaker||Worst Team||Toronto Raptors||Toronto Raptors||Minnesota Timberwolves||Minnesota Timberwolves||Washington Wizards||Minnesota Timberwolves|
|2nd Worst Team||New Jersey Nets||Minnesota Timberwolves||Sacramento Kings||New Jersey Nets||Sacramento Kings||Indiana Pacers|
|3rd Worst Team||New Orleans Hornets||Sacramento Kings||Toronto Raptors||Cleveland Cavaliers||New Jersey Nets||New Jersey Nets|