Saturday, June 16, 2012

NBA Finals Chronicles, Saturday June 16

Since there was no game yesterday nor is there a game tonight, I'm going to spend this post criticizing the format of the series. The 2-3-2 system does not work at all. 2-2-1-1-1 is more fair to both teams. With the current situation in this series, being tied 1-1, the road team has the advantage. By taking one game in OKC, Miami has the opportunity to close out the series at home in 5 games. The home team has won the middle 3 games only twice since this format was adopted, but it is expected that the Heat will win 2 out of 3. They are pretty good at home, but it is hard to beat a team 3 times in a row, so they will most likely take 2 games. Now, going into Game 6, the Heat will be leading 3 games to 2, putting an enormous amount of pressure on the Thunder to win 2 games in a row. The point of home court advantage is to reward one team for having a better record, but all the road team needs to do is steal Games 1 or 2, and that changes everything. This format is not helping anyone, and the 2-2-1-1-1 format is a much better way to do things

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