Saturday, April 07, 2007

Something you might not know about the NBA Playoffs.....

If you've been watching the NBA on TNT, you certainly don't know this one, because their commentators are dumber than a box of hammers. Plus, I personally heard them mess up this basic information about home-court advantage in the playoffs.

The Cavaliers are currently the 5th-seed in the Playoffs (tied with Chicago for 2nd, but losing the tiebreaker drops them to 5th). Recently, I heard that "Cleveland needs to win all their games, because they don't want to be 5th and lose home-court advantage for the first round of the playoffs".

This is actually a false statement.

Under the OLD rules of the NBA, the 5th-vs-4th matchup WOULD have it's home-court advantage with the 4th team.

Under the NEW rules of the NBA, "Home-court advantage in all playoff series is determined by win-loss record, not seeding". The 5th-seeded Cavaliers are 3.5 games ahead of the 4th-seeded Miami Heat.

I don't want to face the Heat in the first round, but as it stands, we'd have the first game at The Q.

Oh, and by the way, it's my birthday. What did you get me????

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