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New NBA Finals Format Voted For

October 24th, 2013 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on New NBA Finals Format Voted For | Filed in Baseball, General, Sports

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The NBA has had the same format for the NBA Finals for nearly 30 years, but starting this season it will change.

No longer will we see the 2-3-2 format that we are so used to, now it will go to the new 2-2-1-1-1 format after a unanimous owner vote today. The move will now make the format for every series the same way, and as a result of the rest period an extra day off has been added between games 6 and 7.

I was never a big fan of the format, because I felt like in a 2-2 series, if the away team in game 5 wins the series is basically over since they go home for games 6 and 7 needing just one win. For example, if this format was in place last season Game 6 of the NBA Finals would have been in San Antonio, not Miami.

Here is a quick breakdown of how the series will go if you are confused (based off last years finals):

  • Game 1: Miami
  • Game 2: Miami
  • Game 3: San Antonio
  • Game 4: San Antonio
  • Game 5: Miami
  • Game 6: San Antonio
  • Game 7: Miami

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