A video game simulation correctly predicted the winner of the Super Bowl, the exact score and the MVP, while coming scary-close to nailing the quarterback’s statistics exactly.
Can the same happen in the NBA?
2K Sports is giving it a shot, and simulated the entire 2014-15 playoffs. The final result: Warriors over the Cavaliers in six games to win the title, with Stephen Curry finishing the year as the Finals MVP.
That’s what most people are predicting, so the computer doing the same shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. But some of the forecasts for how the earlier matchups in the playoffs might play out are a bit more interesting.