Toronto is eager to prove their guard-heavy style of basketball can win in the postseason.
If the NBA had eliminated conferences for the playoffs, there would be 10 teams from the East and just six from the West.
The league scrapped its long-standing Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday mode to ensure two days between games any time teams are required to change cities.
Division winners are no longer guaranteed a top-four seed and the eight playoff teams in each conference will be seeded in order of record.
Under the proposal, the top-eight teams from each conference would qualify for the playoffs.
Adam Silver told the media that the competition committee has recommended seeding playoff teams 1-8 in each conference based on record.
Beginning in the 15-16 season, teams in each conference will be seeded one through eight based purely on record.
The Warriors finished the 2015 NBA Playoffs with an efficiency differential of +8.2, scoring 108.7 points per 100 possessions while allowing 100.5.
Stephen Curry and the Warriors have won their first Finals since 1975.
LeBron James will not receive any consolation in winning MVP of The Finals if the Cavaliers don't win the series.