NBA teams compete in conference finals

Published 6:40 pm Monday, June 2, 2008

By Staff
For this column and next week's column, I am writing them early as I will be out due to my wife and I being on vacation. My column for this week and Wednesday have been written early.
As of writing this column, the NBA playoffs are in their conference final games. In the Eastern conference finals we have the Detroit Pistons and the Boston Celtics tied at 2-2 in the series and in the Western conference finals we have the San Antonio Spurs down 3-1 to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Personally, I am pulling for the Celtics in the East and the Spurs in the West with the Spurs taking the crown and repeating as NBA World Champions.
I am not a big fan of the NBA until about this time, but I have just one thing to say about the NBA playoffs-it sure does take forever!
The NBA plays a regular season of 82 regular season games. When it is playoff time, if I am correct in my assumption, all playoff games are best of seven games.
For those of you who do not comprehend the best of seven thing, out of seven possible games, the first team to win four games will take the series.
That is the case in every playoff series. That is from the first round to the championship round.
You have the conference quarterfinals, conference semifinals, conference finals, and then the NBA finals.
If all games go to best of seven series during the whole playoffs, that is 203 total games. That is 16 teams in the quarterfinals, eight in the semifinals, four in the finals and two in the finals.
You would think that it would go like best of three to best of five and then the best of seven for the quarterfinals, semifinals, finals and then the NBA championship respectively.
Well, that is just my opinion.
On a different note, I wish all the best and until Wednesday when we meet again, God bless.

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