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NBA Changes Finals Format To Ease Travel

Sep 24, 2015 11:12 AM

The NBA has made changes to its schedule format for the Finals in order to ease travel in its 2-2-1-1-1 format.

The league scrapped its long-standing Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday model with a pledge to ensure two days between games any time teams are required to change cities.


Game 1: Thursday, June 2nd
Game 2: Sunday, June 5th
Game 3: Wednesday, June 8th
Game 4: Friday, June 10th
Game 5: Monday, June 13th
Game 6: Thursday, June 16th
Game 7: Sunday, June 19th

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Board Of Governors Approve Changes To Playoff Seeding

Sep 8, 2015 7:52 PM

The NBA's Board of Governors have unanimously approved changes to the playoff seeding and qualification procedures.

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.

The Board also approved changes to tiebreak criteria in which head-to-head results are now the first criteria.

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