The Smackdown's final standings

On Thursday night, thanks to a Derek Fisher 3 and some Sasha Vujacic free throws, a result was determined in dramatic fashion.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Kevin Pelton has won second place in the 2010 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

Jeffrey Ma had sewn up first place before the Finals even began -- he alone believed in the Celtics throughout. But there were all kinds of candidates to finish second. Six of the eight contestants picked Boston in the Finals, but Pelton and John Hollinger were the exceptions, both correctly picking the Lakers in 7 games to finish second and third respectively.

Meanwhile, my mom does a little jig, once again not finishing last. She's on fire!

The final tally:

  • Jeffrey Ma 71

  • Kevin Pelton 70

  • John Hollinger 66

  • David Berri 57

  • Stephen Ilardi 54

  • Neil Paine 52

  • My Mom 44

  • Haralabos Voulgaris 40