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JordansBulls
10-07-2011, 05:34 PM
NBA Playoffs - Which format do you prefer 2/3/2, or 2/2/1/1/1 or 1/1/1/1/1/1/1?


In the NBA Playoffs and NBA Finals which format do you prefer for home and away games?

Option 1) 2 home, 3 away, 2 home
Option 2) 2 home, 2 away, 1 home, 1 away, 1 home
Option 3) 1 home, 1 away, 1 home, 1 away, 1 home, 1 away, 1 home

llemon
10-07-2011, 05:39 PM
2/3/2/ or 2/2/1/1/1, depending on the geography of the Finals.

Rego247
10-07-2011, 05:40 PM
In the poll option 2 should be 2 home, instead of 1.

2, 2, 1, 1, 1 for me is the best format.

daleja424
10-07-2011, 05:42 PM
2,2,1,1,1 is the best way to go IMO...

Cal827
10-07-2011, 05:43 PM
2/2/1/1/1. So the higher seeded team won't be completely screwed after if there's a 1-1 split in the first home games. It'll go back to their place down 3-1, allowing themselves to fend off elimination at home for at least one more game.

Hawkeye15
10-07-2011, 06:01 PM
2-2-1-1-1. Game 5 should ALWAYS be with the HCA team. If its tied 2-2, its the most pivotal game outside an obvious game 7.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
10-07-2011, 06:06 PM
option 2 is the most logical

knicks_champ
10-07-2011, 06:22 PM
Option 2

McPeak92
10-07-2011, 06:36 PM
2,2,1,1,1


not option 1 cause if you have home field advantage and lose the first 2 you are ****ed.

not option 3 cause that would just be redic.

Ovratd1up
10-07-2011, 06:37 PM
Game 1 home, Games 2 & 3 away, Games 4 & 5 & 6 home, Game 7 away.

sep11ie
10-07-2011, 06:50 PM
8,6,7,5,3,0,9

Tony_Starks
10-07-2011, 06:54 PM
I say 2-2-1-1-1 because it's gives a greater chance for the better team to usually win the chip at home.....

juno10
10-07-2011, 07:04 PM
i feel 2-3-2 gives an bit of a disadvantage for the team with homecourt, if they screw up once at home they can get eliminated, if both teams hold their fort than game 6 is an insane pressure for the homecourt team.

ManRam
10-07-2011, 07:09 PM
1-1-1-1-1-1-1 is unrealistic...and pointless too.

2-2-1-1-1 is what I prefer. It's more fair to both teams I believe, while still giving the potentially ultimate advantage to the team that fared better in the regular season.

Casino
10-07-2011, 07:28 PM
I would keep it as is.

Option 3 has too many complications involved.

Raps18-19 Champ
10-07-2011, 07:31 PM
I actually like 1 game home, 1 game away.

It takes away momentum so you have to battle it out every single game.

ManRam
10-07-2011, 07:37 PM
I actually like 1 game home, 1 game away.

It takes away momentum so you have to battle it out every single game.

...and have a ~10 hour plane ride in between each game.

That's dumb. No reason to make them travel so much.

ChiTownPacerFan
10-07-2011, 07:39 PM
8,6,7,5,3,0,9

Haha, took me a minute. Well played.

OGMarkWahlberg
10-07-2011, 08:25 PM
2-2-1-1-1 makes the most sense IMO

Raps18-19 Champ
10-07-2011, 08:39 PM
...and have a ~10 hour plane ride in between each game.

That's dumb. No reason to make them travel so much.

I know that.

I meant in terms of the game aspect only. Take into things like travel, expenses and everything, it's not the best idea.

But I would like it if every game was to start off without momentum. I wanna see if a team can grind it out without having an advantage like momentum.

KnicksorBust
10-07-2011, 08:59 PM
...and have a ~10 hour plane ride in between each game.

That's dumb. No reason to make them travel so much.

Yep.

I'm in the minority. I like 2-3-2. It makes the most sense for the league to get the games in quickly and without forcing much travelling. Also, I like that the "better" team gets the last two games at home. It's extremely difficult to beat a team with a better record 3 straight times so I think it gives an extra boost to home court.

ManRam
10-07-2011, 09:05 PM
In the 2-3-2, the team without HCA has a lot more power...

1. The team WITHOUT HCA has a chance to lead the series at a point in time simply by winning games at home.
2. The team WITHOUT HCA has to win three games in a row to maintain HCA.

That's pretty fair, but I still think the 2-2-1-1-1 is much more fair.

DenButsu
10-07-2011, 09:15 PM
2-2-1-1-1. Game 5 should ALWAYS be with the HCA team. If its tied 2-2, its the most pivotal game outside an obvious game 7.

I agree w/ this, and would add that I dislike having one team play 3 consecutive home or away games. It's too asymmetrical.

mttwlsn16
10-07-2011, 09:37 PM
1-1-1-1-1-1-1 is unrealistic...and pointless too.

2-2-1-1-1 is what I prefer. It's more fair to both teams I believe, while still giving the potentially ultimate advantage to the team that fared better in the regular season.

this

mttwlsn16
10-07-2011, 09:39 PM
8,6,7,5,3,0,9

:laugh: well played tommy tutone

TO Rapz
10-07-2011, 09:55 PM
I think 2-3-2 is just ********, and i ve always wondered to why the NBA does that in the finals. It actually screws the team with HCA, i like 2-2-1-1-1, its the way it should be for all 7 game series'.

Sadds The Gr8
10-07-2011, 10:45 PM
1,1,1,1,1,1,1

DenButsu
10-08-2011, 07:57 AM
I think 2-3-2 is just ********, and i ve always wondered to why the NBA does that in the finals. It actually screws the team with HCA, i like 2-2-1-1-1, its the way it should be for all 7 game series'.

As I understand it, the main reason they do it is the logistics of the media circus. It's just easier to move it around less.

JordansBulls
10-08-2011, 08:46 AM
I agree w/ this, and would add that I dislike having one team play 3 consecutive home or away games. It's too asymmetrical.

Well for Baseball they have a 2-3-2 format for there 7 game series.

Hangtime
10-08-2011, 08:53 PM
The 2-2-1-1-1 format makes the most since for the team that earned the HCA. So I would go with that. But since it's the finals, the NBA chooses the 2-3-2 format because of the travel between west teams and east teams. For instance you get LA and Miami in the finals. The team with home court only would have to travel to and from once and finishes the final two games at home.

Hangtime
10-08-2011, 08:57 PM
In the 2-3-2, the team without HCA has a lot more power...

1. The team WITHOUT HCA has a chance to lead the series at a point in time simply by winning games at home.
2. The team WITHOUT HCA has to win three games in a row to maintain HCA.

That's pretty fair, but I still think the 2-2-1-1-1 is much more fair.

To be honest, how many times has a team won those 3 middle games in the finals since they went to that format. It's very rare anyways.

juno10
10-08-2011, 09:14 PM
To be honest, how many times has a team won those 3 middle games in the finals since they went to that format. It's very rare anyways.

usually when the team without homcourt loses both road games and a home game they're done,but with this format it gives that team another chance to still force game six