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Most Dominant Playoff Tournament: Pool A, Round 1

Posted by Neil Paine on March 18, 2010

Welcome to the Most Dominant Playoff Tournament... Click here for more info!

Since WhatIfSports doesn't have a "neutral court" option for the NBA, I decided to make each matchup a 2-3-2 best-of-7 series to lessen the impact of HCA (home teams win 60% of the time in any 1 game, but only 53.2% in a 7-game series). Here are the opening-round series from Pool A (click on series links for game-by-game box scores):

#8 '69 Celtics vs. #9 '05 Spurs
Game 1: 69BOS 127, 05SAS 122
Game 2: 05SAS 110, 69BOS 89
Game 3: 05SAS 128, 69BOS 96
Game 4: 05SAS 117, 69BOS 90
Game 5: 05SAS 111, 69BOS 101
(2005 Spurs Win Series 4-1)

#5 '72 Lakers vs. #12 '00 Lakers
Game 1: 72LAL 122, 00LAL 103
Game 2: 00LAL 120, 72LAL 110
Game 3: 72LAL 113, 00LAL 109
Game 4: 00LAL 130, 72LAL 95
Game 5: 00LAL 119, 72LAL 116
Game 6: 72LAL 113, 00LAL 112
Game 7: 00LAL 133, 72LAL 127
(2000 Lakers Win Series 4-3)

#4 '83 76ers vs. #13 '53 Lakers
Game 1: 83PHI 111, 53MNL 85
Game 2: 83PHI 106, 53MNL 81
Game 3: 83PHI 106, 53MNL 89
Game 4: 53MNL 116, 83PHI 94
Game 5: 53MNL 100, 83PHI 93
Game 6: 83PHI 105, 53MNL 85
(1983 Sixers Win Series 4-2)

#3 '85 Lakers vs. #14 '52 Lakers
Game 1: 85LAL 118, 52MNL 102
Game 2: 85LAL 120, 52MNL 88
Game 3: 85LAL 125, 52MNL 92
Game 4: 52MNL 113, 85LAL 103
Game 5: 85LAL 101, 52MNL 89
(1985 Lakers Win Series 4-1)

#6 '03 Spurs vs. #11 '75 Warriors
Game 1: 75GSW 109, 03SAS 96
Game 2: 75GSW 112, 03SAS 101
Game 3: 03SAS 119, 75GSW 95
Game 4: 03SAS 99, 75GSW 87
Game 5: 03SAS 107, 75GSW 101
Game 6: 03SAS 116, 75GSW 105
(2003 Spurs Win Series 4-2)

#7 '90 Pistons vs. #10 '08 Celtics
Game 1: 90DET 103, 08BOS 90
Game 2: 90DET 105, 08BOS 95
Game 3: 90DET 130, 08BOS 120
Game 4: 08BOS 95, 90DET 84
Game 5: 08BOS 115, 90DET 92
Game 6: 90DET 106, 08BOS 98
(1990 Pistons Win Series 4-2)

#2 '67 Sixers vs. #15 '76 Celtics
Game 1: 76BOS 141, 67PHI 114
Game 2: 67PHI 134, 76BOS 130
Game 3: 67PHI 128, 76BOS 119
Game 4: 76BOS 149, 67PHI 142
Game 5: 67PHI 113, 76BOS 106
Game 6: 67PHI 132, 76BOS 110
(1967 Sixers Win Series 4-2)


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7 Responses to “Most Dominant Playoff Tournament: Pool A, Round 1”

  1. Dave Hogg Says:

    Why are teams going 14 and 15 deep in these games?

  2. Neil Paine Says:

    Not sure, but I noticed that, too -- even when you specify that they give zero minutes to a player, or leave him off the depth chart entirely, he'll still play for some reason.

  3. mrparker Says:

    Its like 11 and under ball where every player had to play.

  4. Downpuppy Says:

    So between games 2 & 3 of series 7 the '90 Pistons scored 235 points & had 10 turnovers.

    & here I thought they were famous defensive teams, but if Rodman can score 22

  5. Jason J Says:

    It's giving some pretty wiggy results all around. I still think it's a fun exercise though.

  6. Downpuppy Says:

    Fun & wiggy go together.

    What I don't get is the 1975 Warriors. Butch Beard? That guy fit right in on the Cadavers.

  7. Travis Says:

    2003 Tim Duncan, games 3-6:

    36.25 points, 19.75 rebounds, 5 assists, 5.25 blocks.

    Love it!