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NBA to Revert Back to Old Finals Format

NBA to Revert Back to Old Finals Format

Sources familiar with the situation have confirmed that the NBA competition committee has voted to turn the Finals back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format that was used until 1984.

NBA to Revert Back to Old Finals Format

The NBA competition committee has voted in favour of moving back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format that was used until 1984.

The move still requires final owners’ approval, however, it is expected to pass and then replace the 2-3-2 format that has been used in recent years. So far no date has been set for the vote, but it should be taking place in the not too distant future.

The 2-3-2 format has been in use since 1985 when it was decided that traveling from east to west coast was too far for just one game with a day off in between.

One argument for going back is that the lower seed has a disadvantage, however, this doesn’t appear to be the case in reality.

This year Miami Heat was the higher seed, however, Oklahoma City was the higher seed last year when the Heat won and Miami was the year before that when Dallas won. Roughly 70% of the time the home team has won the finals.

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Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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