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OFFICIAL RULES

NBA Head to Head (the "Game") is sponsored by NBA Properties, Inc. (“NBAP”), 645 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022, (also referred to as the “Sponsor”).

CONTEST PERIOD

The Contest begins on January 18, 2021 at 9:00AM ET and ends on May 16, 2021 at 11:59:59 PM ET (the “Contest Period”). All dates are subject to change dependent upon the NBA schedule. For the complete 2020-21 NBA schedule, visit www.nba.com/schedule. See “To Participate” section below for additional details.

HOW TO PLAY

  • Every Tuesday, starting January 19, 2021 through the remainder of the 2020-21 NBA season, users will have 5 player head-to-head matchups presented to them for games being played that week.
  • Users choose the 5 players in the head to head matchups every week that they think will score more points than the other player they are matched up against.
  • Users will be able to edit their matchups at any time prior to game time of that matchup. They will also be eligible for all weekly and season long prizes and have their usernames displayed on the leaderboards.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 users with the most wins every week as well as the top 10 users with the most wins on a cumulative season long basis. Tiebreakers may be required and implemented by the Sponsor to determine the top 10 users (see below under ‘Weekly Tiebreaker’ and ‘Season Long Tiebreaker’). Results will be displayed for all users on a leaderboard page

Scoring

  • Users receive 1 win for every correct matchup chosen, where the player they selected ended up with more points in the game than the other player they were head to head against.
  • If players in a matchup both score the same number of points in that matchup, the winner of that head to head matchup will be the player on the team that wins the game. For example, a head to head matchup:
    • Jimmy Butler (Heat) vs Lebron James (Lakers)
    • Both players score 28 points
    • Lakers win the game
    • Lebron James would win the head to head matchup
  • Users are ranked in order of total wins on a weekly basis and separately on a season long basis

Weekly Tiebreaker

  • Since users get 1 win for every correct matchup chosen and there are 5 weekly matchups, there will be a maximum of 5 wins per user every week.
  • Every week, many users will be tied with each other with the same amount of wins. In order to determine the exact WEEKLY ranking, which is needed for top 10 weekly prizing, a tiebreaker is required:
    • To determine the weekly leaderboard ranking, in the 5th matchup every week, users must select the player they think will win the matchup AND they must guess the number of points each player in the matchup will score in the game. The goal is for the user to guess the points scored as close to actual as possible. The user with the closest points guess to actual (over or under) will rank higher as follows:
    • The system will calculate the WINNING player’s guessed points first, and if users are still tied, the system will then calculate the losing player’s points.
    • Example A: User 1 and User 2 are both tied with 5 wins this week.
      • User 1 picked Lowry (guess of 25 points) to win over Simmons (guess of 23 points)
      • User 2 picked Lowry (guess of 22 points) to win over Simmons (guess of 10 points)
      • Lowry wins the matchup with 24 points and Simmons scores 8 points.
        • User 1 would be the winner and would rank above user 2 because they were 1 point away from Lowry’s actual point total while User 2 was 2 points away. Simmons points guessed are irrelevant because the winning player’s (Lowry) points are calculated first.
    • Example B: User 1 and User 2 are both tied with 5 wins this week.
      • User 1 picked Lowry (guess of 30 points) to win over Simmons (guess of 28 points)
      • User 2 picked Lowry (guess of 28 points) to win over Simmons (guess of 22 points)
      • Lowry wins the matchup with 29 points and Simmons scores 8 points.
        • User 2 would be the winner and would rank above User 1. Both users were 1 point away from Lowry’s actual point total, so now Simmons point guess is used. User 2 was 14 points away and User 1 was 20 points away so User 2 is ranked higher this week.
  • NO additional wins are awarded based on tiebreakers. Therefore a user ranked 11th that week could have 5 wins and the user in 1st place could also have 5 wins. The user in first place was determined as per the above tiebreaker rules.
  • Players chosen by the user to win the matchup cannot have the same or less tiebreaker points guessed than the player chosen by the player to lose the matchup. For example:
    • User picked Lowry to win over Simmons
    • User cannot enter a tiebreak point total guess for Lowry to have the same or less points than Simmons
  • In the event users are STILL tied after the tiebreaker rules have been applied, ranking will be determined by random draw.

Season Long Tiebreaker

  • In the event that at the end of the season, users are tied with the same cumulative season long win total, then a tiebreaker will also be used to calculate the Season long prize winners.
    • To determine the season long winner, the tiebreaker will work in a similar way as the weekly tiebreaker above. Users will guess players points in the final week’s 5th matchup. If that user did not play in the final week then the 5th matchup points from the most recent previous week that the user played in will be used. Users must select the player they think will win the matchup AND they must guess the number of points each player in the matchup will score in the game. The goal is for the user to guess the points scored as close to actual as possible. The user with the closest points guess to actual (over or under) will rank higher as follows:
    • The system will calculate the WINNING player’s guessed points first and if users are still tied, the system will then calculate the losing players points.
    • Example A: User 1 and User 2 are both tied with 75 wins in the season long leaderboard after all matchups have been played.
      • User 1 picked Lowry (guess of 25 points) to win over Simmons (guess of 23 points)
      • User 2 picked Lowry (guess of 22 points) to win over Simmons (guess of 20 points)
      • Lowry wins the matchup with 24 points and Simmons scores 8 points.
        • User 1 would be the winner and would rank above user 2 because they were 1 point away from Lowry’s actual point total while User 2 was 2 points away. Simmons points guessed are irrelevant because the winning players points are calculated first.
    • Example B: Again, User 1 and User 2 are both tied with 75 wins in the season long leaderboard after all matchups have been played.
      • User 1 picked Lowry ( guess of 30 points) to win over Simmons (guess of 28 points)
      • User 2 picked Lowry (guess of 28 points) to win over Simmons (guess of 22 points)
      • Lowry wins the matchup with 29 points and Simmons scores 8 points.
        • User 2 would be the winner and would rank above User 1. Both users were 1 point away from Lowry’s actual point total, so now Simmons point guess is used. User 2 was 14 points away and User 1 was 20 points away so User 2 is ranked higher this week.
    • Example C: Prior to the final week commencing, User 1 has 74 wins and User 2 has 75 wins.
      • In the final week, both users get the first 4 matchups correct.
      • In the 5th matchup, User 1 correctly guesses Lowry (23 point guess) as the winner over Simmons (18 point guess).
      • User 2 incorrectly picks Simmons (27 point guess) to win over Lowry (24 point guess)
        • Both users now have 79 points so tiebreaker to take effect
        • Actual results are Lowry winning matchup with 25 points over Simmons with 20 points.
          • User 2 would rank above User 1, despite losing that matchup, because they were closer to the actual points for the winning player (Lowry) with a difference of 1 point (24 guess to 25 actual), whereas User 1 guess for the winning players points was 2 points different (23 guessed to 25 actual).
  • In the event users are STILL tied after the tiebreakers rules have been applied, ranking between the users with tied wins will be chosen at random by the Sponsor.

Game Cancellations or Player Non-Participation

If an entire NBA game where a matchup is taking place is cancelled, rescheduled, or postponed for ANY reason, it will be treated as follows:

  • If the game is rescheduled to later in the same week, the matchup will continue as selected.
  • If the game is rescheduled for another week in the future or if the game is cancelled, that matchup will be cancelled for the current week.
  • If the cancelled game is the 5th matchup (which is used for tiebreaker purposes), then tiebreakers rankings will be determined by random draw for the current week.
  • If the cancelled game is the 5th matchup in the FINAL week of the season, the previous week’s 5th matchup will be used for the season long tiebreaker.

If a player in any of the matchups does not play in the game (0 seconds played in the game) they will be automatically swapped out for another player on their team. The player automatically swapped out will be the player on the same team with the next highest PPG (points per game average) on the same team (but lower than the player being swapped out).

  • For example, L.A. Lakers PPG averages (for example only):
    • Lebron James - 32.0 PPG
    • Anthony Davis - 28.2 PPG
    • Kyle Kuzma - 15.4 PPG
    • if Lebron James (PPG average of 32.0 points) was in a matchup vs Jimmy Butler but does not play in the game, he will automatically be swapped out with Anthony Davis. Davis will now be matched up against Jimmy Butler.
    • If the original matchup was Anthony Davis vs Jimmy Butler and Anthony Davis does not play in the game, then Anthony Davis would be swapped out with Kyle Kuzma
    • The current PPG averages for the 2020-21 season at the date of the game will be used
  • If a player plays in the game for ANY length of time, but does not complete the game for ANY reason, they will NOT be swapped out with a replacement.

Eligibility: The Game is only open to legal permanent residents of Canada who are the legal age of majority in their province/territory of residence(18+ in Canada depending on jurisdiction) as of the date of entry into the Game. Employees, officers, directors, agents and representatives of NBA Properties, Inc, the National Basketball Association (“NBA”), and its member teams (collectively, the “NBA Entities”) and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, agents, advertising/promotion agencies (hereafter collectively, “Released Parties”), and each such individual’s immediate family members (mother, father, sister, brother, child, husband, wife and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related, are not eligible to participate in the Game or receive a prize. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and local laws.

To Participate: (1) To register to participate, during the Contest Period visit nbaheadtohead.com (English) or faceafacenba.com (French) (individually and together, the “website”) and click on the banners, buttons and/or links to access the Game registration page. If you are already a registered Game member, you must login to link to the Game Play page using your previously designated email and password to participate in the Game. If you are not a registered member of the Game, you must register before participating in this Game. Registration is free. To register, complete and submit the Game Registration form according to the instructions provided. As part of the registration process, you will be asked if you wish to receive promotional emails from the NBA. Consenting to receive promotional emails is optional and is not required for sign up or participation in this Game, and will not impact your chances of winning. Upon completion of the registration process, you may link to the Game Play page using your newly designated or chosen username and password to participate in the Game. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that all contact information is up-to-date and accurate at all times during the Contest Period. Limit one (1) Game User Registration form submission per person and per email address for the duration of the Contest Period. Additional registration forms received from any such person or email address after the first registration form received from that person or email address will be void. The use of script, macro or any other device to automate or subvert the registration process is prohibited and all such registrations will be void. Registration form submissions will be accepted throughout the Contest Period (up to one million (1,000,000) registrations), in accordance with the terms of these Official Rules.

(2) Each Game weekly match-up will be chosen by an employee or representative of NBA and posted to the website weekly every Tuesday, commencing on January 18, 2021 and ending Tuesday May 10, 2021.

(3) Click on the “Submit” button to submit your weekly head to head selections. Users can edit their selections at any time by logging into the website and editing their selections as much as they wish, but any edits must be confirmed prior to the commencement of that NBA game the matchup pertains to.

Released Parties are not responsible for lost, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, late, delayed, undelivered or misdirected entries, registrations, predictions or submissions; theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, registrations, predictions or submissions; failures or malfunctions of phones, phonelines or telephone systems; interrupted or unavailable network, server, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP), or other connections; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or for any technical problem, including but not limited to any injury or damage to any entrant’s (“Entrant’s”) or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this Game; errors in these Official Rules, in any Game-related advertisements or other materials; the administration of the Game or selection or announcement of winners or the distribution of prizes; the tabulating of points, the cancellation, suspension or preemption of any playoff games, injuries or other unavailability of players, scoring tabulations or timing errors or other problems or errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic, typographical, printing or otherwise. Entrants are responsible for any charges of online service providers or wireless carriers. Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to void any entries of Entrants whom Sponsors believe have attempted to tamper with or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Game or is in violation of these Official Rules.

Winner Selection/Notification: Prizes will be awarded to the top 10 users with the most wins every week as well as the top 10 users with the most wins on a cumulative season long basis. Tiebreakers may be required to determine the top 10 users (see above under ‘Weekly Tiebreaker’ and ‘Season Long Tiebreaker’). Results will be displayed for all users on a leaderboard page.

Winners will be notified by an employee or representative of the NBA via email using the email provided during the sign up process.

Prizes

10 Season Long prizes:

  1. Two (2) Courtside Tickets to a 2021-22 game* (includes flight for 2 and hotel for two nights). ($5000 CDN retail value)
  2. Video call with an NBA All-Star selected by the NBA at its sole discretion
  3. One (1) Game worn NBA or autographed NBA jersey up to $600 USD on https://store.nba.com/collectibles-jerseys
  4. One (1) Game worn NBA or autographed NBA jersey up to $600 USD on https://store.nba.com/collectibles-jerseys
  5. $300 USD NBA Store Gift Card on https://store.nba.com/
  6. $300 USD NBA Store Gift Card on https://store.nba.com/
  7. $200 USD NBA Store Gift Card on https://store.nba.com/
  8. $200 USD NBA Store Gift Card on https://store.nba.com/
  9. $200 USD NBA Store Gift Card on https://store.nba.com/
  10. $200 USD NBA Store Gift Card on https://store.nba.com/

10 Weekly prizes:

  1. Swingman jersey of choice from nbastore.ca ($130 CDN) + **chance to video call with an ***NBA All-Star
  2. A pair of sneakers (winner will receive a $200 CDN gift card to Footlocker to purchase their own).
  3. Swingman Jersey of choice from nbastore.ca ($130 CDN)
  4. Annual League Pass Subscription for 2020-21 OR 2021-22 ($150.00 CDN retail value))
  5. $50 CDN NBA Store Gift Card on nbastore.ca
  6. $50 CDN NBA Store Gift Card on nbastore.ca
  7. $50 CDN NBA Store Gift Card on nbastore.ca
  8. $50 CDN NBA Store Gift Card on nbastore.ca
  9. $50 CDN NBA Store Gift Card on nbastore.ca
  10. $50 CDN NBA Store Gift Card on nbastore.ca

*NBA will provide winner with different choices of games at the NBA’s sole discretion. If there are no fans in stands in the 2021-22 season, it will be at a game in the 2022-23 season.

**The 17 weekly winners will be entered into a random draw on May 17, 2021 to determine the winner of this prize.

*** NBA All-Star will be an All-Star from the 2019-20 season, and the NBA will select the player at the NBA’s sole discretion.

Video calls: Both video calls will be up to 15 minutes in length.

Miscellaneous: By playing the Game, each participant accepts and agrees to accept and be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be made at the Sponsor’s sole discretion and be final and binding in all respects. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption, or substitution of a prize (or portion thereof) is permitted except by Sponsor who reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value as determined by Sponsor. All federal, provincial, and local taxes (including income and withholding taxes) and all other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of a prize not specified herein as being awarded are winners’ sole responsibility. Except where prohibited by law, a prize winner's acceptance of a prize constitutes permission for the Released Parties to use that prize winner's name, photograph, likeness, statements, biographical information, voice, and address (city & province/territory), worldwide and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without further compensation. Prize winners agree to Released Parties’ use of their names and likeness for advertising and publicity purposes, without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. The Released Parties and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies are not responsible for lost, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled, late, delayed, undelivered or misdirected downloads, installations, registrations, usernames, Game points, NBA team/number of revisions; theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, NBA team/number of game; failures or malfunctions of phones/mobile devices (including wireless phones/handsets or other wireless devices), phone lines or telephone systems; interrupted or unavailable network, server or other connections; any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in any transmission or communication; traffic congestion on the Internet or for any technical problem, including, but not limited to, any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer or mobile device related to or resulting from participation in this Game; errors or ambiguity in these Official Rules, in any Game-related advertisements or other materials; the selection or announcement of potential winners or the distribution of prizes; the cancellation, suspension or preemption of NBA games, scoring tabulation or timing errors or other problems or errors of any kind whether mechanical, human, electronic, typographical, printing or otherwise. By entering, each participant agrees that the Released Parties and their parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies and advertising and promotion agencies shall have no liability and will be held harmless by participant for any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage (1) to participant or any other person or entity, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to participant or any other person or damage to personal or real property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and any travel or travel-related activity thereto or participation in this Game, and (2) any and all taxes and other fees applicable to the prizes received by the prize winners. The Released Parties, in their sole discretion (subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (“RACJ”) in Quebec), reserve the right to,: 1) disqualify any person (and void his/her points) who tampers with the submission process, the operation of the Game, or any other component of this Game, or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules; and 2) subject to the approval of the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (“RACJ”) in Quebec) modify, suspend or terminate this Game (or any portion thereof) should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes, including but not limited to war, strikes, health crisis, epidemic, pandemic, civil disturbances, work stoppage, and/or acts of God, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Game. The Released Parties reserve the right to halt or modify the Game at any time during the Contest Period if events beyond its control compromise the Game’s fairness or integrity. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY A PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GAME IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, RELEASED PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH PARTICIPANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

The Released Parties reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the Official Rules of the Game. This is a Game designed to increase consumer awareness of and interest in the Released Parties’ service.

This Game may not be used for any form of gambling. Any entry or transaction that is incomplete, late, or does not include a validly issued NBA Head to Head account or username will be disqualified. In the event that the Game is challenged by any legal or regulatory authority, Released Parties reserve the right to discontinue or modify the Game, or to disqualify participants residing in the affected geographic areas. In such event, the Sponsor shall have no liability to any participants who are disqualified due to such an action. In the event of any ambiguity(s) or error(s) in these Official Rules, the Released Parties reserve the right to modify these Official Rules for clarification purposes or to correct any such ambiguity or error(s) without materially affecting the Official Rules of the Game.

Limitation of Liability and Disclaimer of Warranties: IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES AND/OR THEIR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES AND RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR THE GAME, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $100. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE GAME AND THE SERVICE INCLUDING THE PRIZES IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

Binding Arbitration: To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and excluding participants who are individuals resident in the province of Quebec, the parties, including all participants, waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules or the Game. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Game shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the State of New York, in the City of New York, County of New York, unless otherwise required by law, in which case it shall be conducted where required.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction: TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AND EXCLUDING PARTICIPANTS WHO ARE INDIVIDUALS RESIDENT IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF CANADA WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Game, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the New York state and federal courts located in the City of New York, County of New York, and State of New York. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if there is a conflict between the laws of New York and Canada and/or the Province in which the Entrant is domiciled, the laws of Canada and/or the Province in which the Entrant is domiciled will prevail.

For Residents Of Quebec: Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

Privacy: The Released Parties collect personal data from participants when they play the Game. This information becomes the property of the Released Parties and may be combined with other information that you have submitted to them. Personal data collected from the website is subject to the NBA privacy policy located at http://www.nba.com/news/privacy_policy.html#/ and will be handled consistent with that policy and subject to any specific privacy choices communicated to the NBA. Personal information may also be disclosed to third parties solely to administer the Game and award Game prizes.