Two years ago
Should NBA go back to five gm's in the first round
I think it was better that way. Five games is more then enough for a good team to put an inferior opponent away.
- Also less games in the first round means less chance for injuries. So the star players can duke it out in the rest of the playoffs. Players will also be fresher for the rest of the playoffs.
- More chance for upsets in the first round with five games as well.
In 2003 Tracey Mcgrady's 7th seed Orlando Magic would have defeated the 2nd seed Detriot Pistons and gone to the 2nd round if the NBA sticked to the five game format.
If a team can't handle a less talanted team in a five game format they don't deserve to go on.