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kobe4thewinbang
05-10-2012, 08:40 AM
I always hear the analysts say it when a team loses a game in a playoff series.

But how can they lose home court when the playoff structure is well defined?

To my knowledge, it's 2-2-1-1-1 and 3-2-1-1 in the Finals. Or am I wrong?

While I think the 3 straight games isn't fair in the Finals, I don't understand the terminology. Doesn't the team with the better season W/L record get 4 home games, while the lesser earns 3?

:eyebrow:

Becks2307
05-10-2012, 08:47 AM
Lol this used to confuse me too.

Lets say its game 1 and you have an 8th seed vs a 1seed and the 8 seed wins game 1 in an upset.

That means the 1 seed how has to win a game on the road to win the series
while the 8th seed just has to win their remaining home games to win the series.

thats how they "stole" home court. If you win on the road once in the playoffs, then you just have to win your home game to advance.

Patman
05-10-2012, 09:07 AM
I always hear the analysts say it when a team loses a game in a playoff series.

But how can they lose home court when the playoff structure is well defined?

To my knowledge, it's 2-2-1-1-1 and 3-2-1-1 in the Finals. Or am I wrong?

While I think the 3 straight games isn't fair in the Finals, I don't understand the terminology. Doesn't the team with the better season W/L record get 4 home games, while the lesser earns 3?

:eyebrow:


If the 8th seed wins a game on the road, he just has to win his home games to advance, this is what stealing home court means. The 1st seed has to get a road win in order to get to the game 7 at home.


Home Court Advantage in this case just means, not having to win on the road.

HYFR
05-10-2012, 09:21 AM
Finals is a 2 3 2 format, which doesnt make sense as the rest of the postseason is 2 2 1 1 1

RealLiveBear
05-10-2012, 09:26 AM
Finals is a 2 3 2 format, which doesnt make sense as the rest of the postseason is 2 2 1 1 1

It's 2-3-2 to make up for the travel time going from east to west coast.

HYFR
05-10-2012, 09:33 AM
Yea that is true. But they can also have 2 days off in between games just like we"ve been seein in the first round

HYFR
05-10-2012, 09:36 AM
Never liked the 2 3 2 format anyways because if both teams take care of home court , the team with hca is down 3~2 goin home

thekmp211
05-10-2012, 10:15 AM
at the end of the day the advantage is that extra game at home. if the road team wins game one, the remaining remaining best of 6 series is split between the two sides evenly. assuming your team plays better at home, which is usually true, that's why you say the team with home court lost their advantage.

DodgerBulls
05-10-2012, 11:34 AM
Simply because a team that is at their home court is "suppose" to win. If teams follow that, then the better team, the team that has the advantage, should be able to end the series within the 7 game period or "steal" one when playing an away game.

DaSeba5
05-10-2012, 01:07 PM
In the playoffs, it's a 2-2-1-1-1 format. The home team is always expected to win both home games. If they lose one of them, the other team will have 3 of the next 4 games on their home court giving them home court advantage instead.

In the Finals, it's a 2-3-2 format. If the home team loses a game at home, the other team has 3 games in a row at home giving them an advantage.

PatsSoxKnicks
05-10-2012, 02:05 PM
that JB loses...

sixer04fan
05-10-2012, 02:15 PM
In a 7 game series, if the lower seed wins one of the first two games, then the series is 1-1.

This effectively changes the series to a best of 5, because each team only has to win 3 games now. So you have a best of 5, but the underdog still has 3 home games left, while the favorite has 2 home games left. That's why they have "stolen the HCA."

momanpr100
05-10-2012, 03:06 PM
i think that phrase is overrated. HCA is all about game 7.

GoPacers33
05-10-2012, 04:28 PM
this confused me to at first

kobe4thewinbang
05-10-2012, 10:22 PM
Thanks, everyone, for explaining.

Kyben36
05-10-2012, 10:45 PM
the team that has the higher record has home court advantage, meaning they play 4 games at home and 3 games away, if you loose one of those games at home though, you then lost home court advatage due to if the other team just wins their home games, which your expected to, you win.