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Kings vs. Pistons Fan Predictions

It's Prediction Time!

Welcome to the Kings Herald Fan Prediction Contest! Before each game we will be asking five questions, each worth 1 point each. At the end of the season, the user with the most points will be crowned the winner!

All submissions must be input before tip-off. You are only allowed one submission. If you're a lurker and don't have a username but want to participate, just make sure you put the same thing in the username box each time if you want your score tracked. Good luck!

Link to the Leaderboard (Updated 4/7/21)

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Bill2455
April 8, 2021 10:09 am

If you get a play-in slot… does that mean you made the playoffs? Or is your record still in tact for missing the playoffs?

RORDOG
April 8, 2021 12:04 pm
Reply to  Bill2455

The playoffs is the typical field of 16. The play-in is a postseason tournament to determine the last two seeds in said field of 16. That’s why saying someone is playing for the 10th seed is a bit of a misnomer. If the 10th seed beats the 9th seed, then goes on to beat the winner of the 7 vs. 8, then the regular season 10th seed will become the 8th seed in their respective conference once the playoffs start.

RORDOG
April 8, 2021 12:06 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

to answer your question, the postseason drought would technically end if they make the play-in tournament, but the playoff drought will continue unless they make the field of 16.

Kosta
April 8, 2021 12:14 pm
Reply to  RORDOG

Let’s say the team that finishes 8th in the regular season loses in the Play-in tournament. Do they enter the lottery since they got pushed out of the field of 16? Or do they still slot at whatever slot they’d be in if this Play-in thingy didn’t happen?

Last edited 9 days ago by Kosta
RORDOG
April 8, 2021 12:24 pm
Reply to  Kosta

yup! The lottery is for the 14 teams that did not make into the field of 16.

RandyBreuersNeckHair
April 8, 2021 10:11 am

No Jerami Grant tonight.

Kings lose for sure.

Jman1949
April 8, 2021 10:15 am

With CoJo our chances were slim;
At the deadline McNair traded him.
Since he’s now with Detroit,
We can look to exploit—
Overall though we’re still looking grim!

Jman1949
April 8, 2021 10:19 am
Reply to  Jman1949

And now this comment was supposed to be posted in the Preview thread!…???

Bill2455
April 8, 2021 10:53 am

Just curious, if you get the play-in slot at number 10 and lose, is your streak for missing the playoffs still in tact?

RORDOG
April 8, 2021 10:53 am

Look, I know it’s no one’s responsibility to bring certain prospects to my attention, but I feel like the draft guys/gals have been hiding Usman Garuba from me this whole time. I was doing my usual research (3 min. highlight vids set to hip hop), and he gets the RORDOG seal of approval. Just a fun player to watch. He’s got monster dunks/blocks. He does fun stuff in Off/Def transition. And he can create a little from the perimeter with these funky eurosteps. I have no idea if he’ll be good in the NBA, but he’s definitely the type of player I like.

RORDOG
April 8, 2021 11:59 am
Reply to  RORDOG

(just pretend this was in some thread about the draft)

NickS
April 8, 2021 11:02 am

Big Delon fan tonight

Kosta
April 8, 2021 12:21 pm

Apparently this is a Cory Joseph vs Delon Wright game.

And apparently my score will live or die by how Cory Joseph performs… Let’s go, CoJo!

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