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From the Beginning, NBA Finals Format Flawed

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Baseball, basketball, and hockey all follow best-of-seven formats in order to crown their champion at the end of a gruelling season.

Hockey, for all its faults, uses the correct 2-2-1-1-1 format where each team plays two home games and the rest of the series alternates sites with the higher seed (favored team) getting a pivotal Game Seven on its home ice.

Baseball and the NBA do not follow this pattern, instead adopting the more travel conscious 2-3-2 format, where a team gets the first two games followed by the opponent getting three straight home games and the original team getting the final two at home, if necessary.

In a league that features Bud Selig and all his controversy over the years, are we rea...

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