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I was just looking on NBA.com at the Standings and noticed a couple of odd things.

1.) In both confrences the 8th place team is sub-.500 (Sad)

2.) The Nets have a better record than Cleveland but somethow have not clinched the playoffs while the Cavaliers have (Strange)

3.) Because of winning their division the Suns/Nuggets are above the Mavericks which is kind of unfair (Who cares)

4.) The Hornets are 1-9 in their last 10 (Right when the playoff race heated up :nonono: )
 

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Hbwoy said:
The NBA really has to do something about this weird playoff format.
Has something to do with the six division format too. The league must balance awarding division champs against W-L records for playoff seeding, but the tricky part is dealing with strong and weak divisions. As stated above Denver and Phoenix are benefitting, while Mavs/Spurs and are not. Though the home court advantage factor does help in smoothing things out.
 

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And yet with all that losing, most people find it amazing that they're still in the playoff hunt only being 2 games behind the 8th spot. Some feel they "overachieved" early which could be the reason they're still in the hunt. Most didn't expect them to win more than 24 this season.
 

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really unfair playoff format
 

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really unfair playoff format
What's the big deal? So many people crying about it. If you redo everything based on record instead, winning your division pretty much means nothing.

If the Mavs are that good of a team where they deserve the 2 seed, they can easily beat the Clips instead of the Kings/Lakers.
 

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halfbreed said:
What's the big deal? So many people crying about it. If you redo everything based on record instead, winning your division pretty much means nothing.

If the Mavs are that good of a team where they deserve the 2 seed, they can easily beat the Clips instead of the Kings/Lakers.
Exactly u took the words out of mouth. Whts wrong with the seeding. So wht about the 1 and 4 team is versing each other in second round even though they have top 2 record in west. if they are truly good they will not complain and just get prepared. They will have to verse anyways 1st sec round 3 round doesnt matter!
 

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The big deal is that the Spurs and Mavericks meet in the second round while the winner of the other WC Semi only has to play one of them.If the seeding were done correctly the first and second best teams would meet in the finals.As it is the first and the fourth or fifth best team might go the WC finals.

If you take out the Mavericks and the Spurs from the equation then the 7th seeded team has an inordinately larger chance of reaching the finals because the best teams they face will be the Suns and the Nuggets.Who the hell would you rather play?
 

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#1 is not sad. It's a result of parity. The worst team in the league will have at least 20 wins by the time the season's over, and in general, non-playoff teams are closer to the .500 mark than any year in recent history. Plus you have three probable 60-win teams offsetting the balance even more.
 

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Fray said:
I was just looking on NBA.com at the Standings and noticed a couple of odd things.

2.) The Nets have a better record than Cleveland but somethow have not clinched the playoffs while the Cavaliers have (Strange)

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Cleveland cannot be overtaken by the Bulls because each team has 11 games to go and Cleveland has an 11 game lead over the Bulls(he closes non playoff team right now). However, Cleveland has also won the season series versus Chicago (4-0 I believer)

Concerning the Nets, I can say without knowing what their head to head is that while the Nets are a half game up on Cleveland the Nets also have 12 games to play. So if the Nets lost every game and the Bulls won every game they'd be tied. So I assume that either they have either not decided the series this season, they are tied or the Bulls have won the series.
 

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the playoff seeding doesnt matter, no ones missing playoffs because of their division, and the best team wins the championship anyway

The Phoenix Suns pretty much have the #2 seed wrapped up with about 10 games to go. They now can afford to play their starters less minutes and rest up for the playoffs. Meanwhile San Antonio and Dallas are in a dogfight to avoid dropping to the 4th seed. They can't afford to rest their starters. How is this fair? If San Antonio was in Phoenix's situation they probably would rest up Duncan and Manu for the remainder of the regular season. The funny thing is, not only will Phoenix have a better seed with a worse record, but they will also have a better draft pick to top it all off.
 

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halfbreed said:
What's the big deal? So many people crying about it. If you redo everything based on record instead, winning your division pretty much means nothing.

If the Mavs are that good of a team where they deserve the 2 seed, they can easily beat the Clips instead of the Kings/Lakers.
That's why I stated (Who cares) right after number 3...The Mavs should make it past the first round regardless what seed they come in.
 
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