So first round series would still be best of 7, but if you go up 3-0, the series is just called there? **PROS** * Eliminates what are almost always meaningless games where players could get hurt. * Rewards teams for trying and going hard in the playoffs. Obviously teams what’s to win a series, but higher seeded teams sometimes don’t take lower seeded teams as seriously because they know they’ll win in 5 or 6 if it comes to that. * Creates more tension because there is an added elimination opportunity. * Imagine the bloodbath that Game 3 would be if Orlando beats Toronto again and go up 2-0. The stakes of who wins game 1 & 2 would be increased and lower teams would have slightly better chances of upsetting higher seeded teams. **CONS** * In rare cases, some teams might just lay down and die if they’re down 2-0 because they know they’re outmatched and want to get the season over with Sooners * Teams could end up resting for too long if they have a 3 game series and their opponent has a 7 game series. * We would no longer get to see the stunning comebacks when a team goes down 0-3.
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That sells less tickets tho
Which is why they went to 7 games for first round series. Lower seeds would get 1 less game of revenue.
Nah, one day a team will be the first to come back from an 0-3 deficit and itll be awesome to see.
Con: You rob a playoff team another home game, which means 18,000 less tickets for the arena, which means less money
Id rather just see the first round be a straight up bo5, but wouldnt be in favour of that either. More basketball is generally a good thing I think.
Itâ€™s still theoretically possible for a team to come back, especially if a player gets injured or returns from injury. Itâ€™s happened 4 times in NHL history as well
People have already mentioned good cons but another would be that youâ€™d never see anyone come back from 3-0 and win the series.
what is team couke?
Another "con" is the team without home court advantage is no longer guaranteed 2 home games worth of revenue.