Hi everyone!! An exciting night!! I want to try and run a prediction game for tonight, and if it catches - we can go on, and make it a full season game. It's your (our) decision. I'd like to propose my own scoring rules, that proved very balanced and successfull in a prediction game that I ran with my friends throughout all 84 games of last year's NBA Playoffs (Unfortunately without our beloved Kings...) The idea is that you don't just make a binary prediction of W or L - To make it more interesting & fun (and less of an empty gamble): 1. You must try and predict the exact score of the game! 2. You get points for being close, as well! I will explain the (simple) Scoring Rules in just a minute, below but you are already welcome to pitch-in with your predictions. I suggest that all predictions be made HERE (on the public, open stage of a forum) and IN ADVANCE (before the game begins). I hope you all agree. My own prediction for tonight is: Kings - 99 Suns - 92 Join in - I am quite sure it's going to be fun!