theScore's NBA team simulated the 2018-19 regular season using the NBA 2K19 video game. Injuries and trades were turned off, although long-term injuries to noteworthy players like DeMarcus Cousins, Kristaps Porzingis, and Dejounte Murray were accounted for.
Here are our results:
|Boston Celtics||Kyrie Irving|
|Toronto Raptors||Kyle Lowry|
|Milwaukee Bucks||Giannis Antetokounmpo|
|Toronto Raptors||Kawhi Leonard|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Joel Embiid|
|Cleveland Cavaliers||Kevin Love|
|Detroit Pistons||Andre Drummond|
|Washington Wizards||Bradley Beal|
|Washington Wizards||John Wall|
|Boston Celtics||Gordon Hayward|
|Indiana Pacers||Victor Oladipo|
|Philadelphia 76ers||Ben Simmons|
|Golden State Warriors||Stephen Curry|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Russell Westbrook|
|Los Angeles Lakers||LeBron James|
|Golden State Warriors||Kevin Durant|
|New Orleans Pelicans||Anthony Davis|
|Houston Rockets||James Harden|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Jimmy Butler|
|Denver Nuggets||Nikola Jokic|
|San Antonio Spurs||LaMarcus Aldridge|
|Houston Rockets||Chris Paul|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||Paul George|
|Minnesota Timberwolves||Karl-Anthony Towns|
|15||New York Knicks||24-58|
|1||Oklahoma City Thunder||61-21|
|2||Golden State Warriors||58-24|
|5||Portland Trail Blazers||44-38|
|6||Los Angeles Lakers||43-39|
|9||Los Angeles Clippers||38-44|
|12||San Antonio Spurs||33-49|
|13||New Orleans Pelicans||33-49|
Points: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (38)
Note: Curry's points per game average is the highest by a single player since Michael Jordan averaged 37.1 for the Chicago Bulls in 1986-87.
Rebounds: Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons (14)
Note: This marks the sixth year in a row that Drummond has finished either first or second in the Association in rebounds per game.
Assists: Chris Paul, Houston Rockets (11.1)
Note: Paul finishes as the league's assists leader for the fifth time in his career, joining Oscar Robertson, Bob Cousy, John Stockton, Jason Kidd, and Steve Nash as the only only players to do so that many times.
Most Valuable Player: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Note: Curry set a new league record by converting 558 3-pointers, shattering his previous record of 402 set in 2015-16.
Rookie of the Year: Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks
Defensive Player of the Year: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks
Most Improved Player: D'Angelo Russell, Brooklyn Nets
Sixth Man of the Year: Tyreke Evans, Indiana Pacers
Coach of the Year: Nick Nurse, Toronto Raptors
Note: Nurse becomes the third coach in franchise history to win Coach of the Year, joining Sam Mitchell (2006-07) and Dwane Casey (2017-18).
NBA Finals Most Valuable Player: Kawhi Leonard
Note: Leonard becomes the 12th player to win Finals Most Valuable Player on multiple occasions, joining a list which includes Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
(images courtesy: NBA 2K19)