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NEW YORK — NBA owners unanimously voted to restore the NBA Finals format to 2-2-1-1-1, starting this season, and replacing the 2-3-2 format which had been used since 1985. Instead of the team with home-court court advantage getting the first two …
USA Today · ByJeff Zillgitt · 10/23/2013
The NBA Finals will return to a 2-2-1-1-1 format for the first time in three decades this season, and frankly, it's about time. The official announcement came back in October, per The Associated Press (via NBA.com). The previous format, a bizarre 2-3-2 ...
Bleacher Report · ByGrant Hughes · 6/3/2014
NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern's NBA owners gathered one last time, toasting the outgoing commissioner before he leaves after 30 years on the job. They also changed back one of the earliest changes Stern made. Leaving with Stern is the NBA Finals
NBA · 10/23/2013
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The NBA is expected to make a major change to its traditional Finals schedule, ending the 2-3-2 format and returning to the 2-2-1-1-1 game rotation used in all other playoff rounds, multiple sources told ESPN.com. The league's competition committee has ...
ESPN · 9/29/2013
If the Finals were to be held in Boston and Los Angeles every year, why not give everyone a break – instead of shuttling back and forth between Games five through seven? [Photos: Behind the scenes of NBA media day] Well, because that format doesn’t …
YAHOO · ByKelly Dwyer · 9/30/2013
After the 2013-2014 season NBA fans can expect a different experience from the NBA Finals. According to reports, the league is considering a format change to the most important series of the season, and doing away with the 2-3-2 style in the Finals.
Sports World News · 9/30/2013
Last month, the NBA’s Board of Governors decided unanimously to revert back to a 2-2-1-1-1 format, meaning the team with the better record will be have home court advantage for games 1, 2, 5 and 7 of a seven-game series. The change, which comes …
Triple Pundit · 11/7/2013
Should the NBA change the playoffs format to put the top 16 teams in regardless of conference? The A to Z guys Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt discuss with Kevin Spain from USA TODAY Sports. The always opinionated Jeff Van Gundy weighs in as well.
USA Today Sports For The Win · 3/17/2015
Comments are off for this post. Previously, the team with the home court advantage would get the first two and potentially, the last two games played at home, and play at the opposing teams home court for games 3, 4, and 5. Now, the team with home-court ...
WebProNews · 10/24/2013
NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern's NBA owners gathered one last time, toasting the outgoing commissioner before he leaves after 30 years on the job. They also changed back one of the earliest changes Stern made. Leaving with Stern is the NBA Finals
Yahoo News · ByBrian Mahoney · 10/23/2013