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goldenstater
06-11-2009, 09:15 PM
it might be just me but i think it is a little unfair that the lakers get game six and seven in LA. i understand that people say game five is just as big but i really dont agree IMO. the lakers most def deserve game 7 in LA but game 6 too? i am just not sure. so i was just wondering what non-laker and orlando fans thought about it in general. i know laker fans will prob be all for it and Orlando fans prob dont like it thats why i am asking everyone else. what would you guys rather have 2-3-2 or 2-2-1-1-1 and why?

AllTheWay
06-11-2009, 09:18 PM
They do the 2-3-2 so there isn't traveling across the country constantly

DenButsu
06-11-2009, 09:28 PM
They do the 2-3-2 so there isn't traveling across the country constantly

I understand the reasoning, but I think it would be better to add a day between games and just make the Finals 2-2-1-1-1 like all the other series for the sake of consistency. It's just odd having the count be different in the last series from all the others.

AllTheWay
06-11-2009, 09:29 PM
I agree, but the 2-3-2 also saves a bunch of money for the teams and others as well....

DenButsu
06-11-2009, 09:36 PM
I agree, but the 2-3-2 also saves a bunch of money for the teams and others as well....

Well, then if that's the justification they're going to decide by, why don't they make all series 2-3-2?

AllTheWay
06-11-2009, 09:40 PM
Well, then if that's the justification they're going to decide by, why don't they make all series 2-3-2?

Well most plane rides within each conference's playoffs take what, 3 hours at most? Flights from LA to ORL take 5-6 hours.....

KnicksorBust
06-11-2009, 09:47 PM
2-3-2 is better by far in my opinion. It helps to prolong a series because a lesser team would have to lose TWICE at home to get eliminated plus I think it's a benefit to the better team because it's very unlikely that the higher seed would lose 3 away games in a row, so the series will always be decided at home.

Longer Series + Advantage for the better regular season team. Two things I fully support.

madiaz3
06-11-2009, 09:57 PM
Just think about Orlando and LA, the worst possible geographical matchups in terms of total distance pretty much, 2-3-2 was made for just this kind of matchup.

Becks2307
06-11-2009, 09:58 PM
2-3-2 is better by far in my opinion. It helps to prolong a series because a lesser team would have to lose TWICE at home to get eliminated plus I think it's a benefit to the better team because it's very unlikely that the higher seed would lose 3 away games in a row, so the series will always be decided at home.

Longer Series + Advantage for the better regular season team. Two things I fully support.

smart...

good post dude...

JordansBulls
06-11-2009, 10:27 PM
It's better like it is now with 2-3-2 so that plane ticket prices dont go up.

jimbobjarree
06-11-2009, 10:31 PM
I always thought it was unfair on the team with homecourt possibly coming back and facing elimination

NotVeryOriginal
06-12-2009, 12:53 AM
I always thought it was unfair on the team with homecourt possibly coming back and facing elimination

That adds to the excitement too tho.

Imagine being at the stadium to see your team return 3-2 down, with two must win games in a row, but having the crowd behind them, its almost Rocky like.

clutchski
06-12-2009, 12:59 AM
I think regardless of the format, 2:3:2 or 2:2:1:1:1, the better team will prevail. It's almost like an unreal test. The team who's at home for the first two games are at a big advantage if they win both, yet if the magic stole one of those two games in LA they would have went back to Orlando with 3 big home games and the chance to win the championship.

I think any way you look at it, the 2:3:2 format tests both teams to see who's the best. I think it's better than the other format.

ko8e24
06-12-2009, 01:06 AM
lol, blame Red Auerbach for this

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/10858912

DenButsu
06-12-2009, 01:16 AM
My main thing is just that the league should decide which format is the best and fairest in terms of basketball, period. Then, that format should be applied to every single series in the postseason. If they have 2-2-1-1-1 for all except the Finals because they actually consider it the better format, then why is the better format not good enough for the most important series of them all?

clehmun
06-12-2009, 01:36 AM
i could care less which format it is. the better team, with the better matchup, will always win the series.

you can always make arguments about which one is fair or not. you say it's unfair to the magics now? well, i think it'd be worst if the magic were down 3-1 and now headed to LA for game 5.

ElMarroAfamado
06-12-2009, 01:43 AM
yeah i dont really like it
because it gives the "challenger"
an advantage....
they can get lucky one of the first to and just win at home
and its over....

KB24PG16
06-12-2009, 02:00 AM
i think it favors the away team if you split the first 2 u can win the next 3 at home like detroit did in 04

Lakersfan2483
06-12-2009, 02:11 AM
I think they should change the format to 2-2-1-1. Game 5, which is a pivotal game, should be played on the team with the best record's home court.

GoatMilk
06-12-2009, 02:31 AM
of course when the Lakers are up 3-1 it's unfair

DenButsu
06-12-2009, 05:18 AM
of course when the Lakers are up 3-1 it's unfair

This might be hard for Angelinos to believe, but not everything in the world revolves around the Lakers. For example, this question of what format the playoffs should take is not about the Lakers.

JJ81
06-12-2009, 11:12 AM
When you're as good as the Lakers, it doesn't matter.

S-Dot
06-12-2009, 11:18 AM
Its tradition...i have no problem with it

albertc86
06-12-2009, 12:11 PM
Complain, complain, complain. A championship team should be able to win on the road.

kjdills13
06-12-2009, 12:29 PM
its better for orlando! if they had to go back and play in LA now they would have no chance! if they win in orlando they gotta win 1 game in LA then its game 7. ANYTHING can happen game 7! this formatt helps the team without homecourt!!

JordansBulls
06-12-2009, 12:31 PM
I think they should change the format to 2-2-1-1. Game 5, which is a pivotal game, should be played on the team with the best record's home court.

I actually believe the 2-3-2 is more beneficial for the home team because it is hard as hell to win 3 in a row at home when you have the middle 3 at home.

kjdills13
06-12-2009, 12:46 PM
you would be saying its unfair for the lakers iffffffffff

Lee makes the layup in LA

and dwight made a free throw yesterday

orlando 3 ..... lakers 1

lakers fans would be complaining out the wazu that its unfair thye have to play again in orlando!

ertanozgur
06-12-2009, 12:56 PM
how about that : play first 6 games in another city which is same far to the teams and play the 7. game in the city which has the home court advantage

ertanozgur
06-12-2009, 12:58 PM
and yes i dont think this 2-3-2 is fair ...it is very very hard to win the series for the team who doesnt have the home court advantage...you gotta win 3 in a row at home and another one on the road against a conference champion

Kakaroach
06-12-2009, 01:03 PM
Its completely unfair. To win 3 games straight is hard, even if they are at home. Look at the Lakers last year and now the Magic. Sure the Heat did it, but with the aid of D. Whistle.