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Why the NBA Should Return to the 2-2-1-1-1 Format for the Finals

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

I have never liked the 2-3-2 format for a seven-game playoff series.  I am convinced it gives the team with the home court advantage too much of a edge. 

Surprisingly, last year I heard two people from Boston (a sports radio talk show host and the Celtics head coach, Doc Rivers), complain about the the 2-3-2 format because they feel that it gives the team with the home court advantage less of an advantage than the 2-2-1-1-1 format.

What are they smoking? I might have expected that from a sports talk show host—who are rarely as smart as they think they are—but not from Rivers, who seems like an intelligent guy (and, after leading the Celtics last year to an NBA Title, looks even smarter now).

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