NBA Tweaked The Seeding

Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs met in the 2nd round of the Western Conference playoffs.

An erroneous encounter of the top 2 teams during the conference semifinals will never happen again. That's because the NBA listened. Post-season seeding was revisted and altered.

Simply, starting in the upcoming play-offs, the top four seeds, the three division winners and the second-place team with the best record, will be seeded according to their win-loss total. This set-up will guarantee that the top two teams in each conference can't meet until the conference finals.

Other than the controversial meeting of Spurs and the Dallas in 2nd round, the entry of the Denver Nuggets as top 3 seed impacted this decision. Remember how the Memphis Grizzlies were obliterated by Dallas in the first round. Supposedly, playing well throughout the season and finishing 5th in the west, they should be getting the weaker team.

Unfortunately, because of the glitch in the seeding, Memphis did not get the Denver for they stellar play all season long. They got the well-oiled Dallas seeded at 4. The 6th seeded Clippers, who obviously did some tanking during their last few games of the season, had an easier time finishing off an imploding Denver Nuggets team.

Does the NBA really have to go through this to find that there is something wrong in the system?


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