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Do NBA Division Titles Matter?

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

As I flipped back and forth between the Spurs / Hornets and Rockets / Mavericks games on Wednesday night, hoping that the Spurs would win and Rockets would lose to send the Southwest Division title to San Antonio, it dawned on me: do divisions matter anymore?

It would be nice to really hope the Spurs win their division, but I can't help but think that a division championship is merely a way for teams who can't win the big one to hang a banner from the rafters. And the Spurs have four big ones, and banners to go with them.

Some say that travel is the purpose of divisions. Divisions are divided into teams in the same region and that cuts down on travel costs and takes less of a toll on players' bodies during the season. ...

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