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Once the playoffs start, the bracket is fixed; teams are never " reseeded ", unlike in the National Football League NFL and Major League Soccer MLS where the strongest remaining teams face the weakest teams in subsequent rounds.
The first round of the NBA playoffs, or conference quarterfinals, consists of four match-ups in each conference based on the seedings 1—8, 2—7, 3—6, and 4—5.
The four winners advance to the second round, or conference semifinals, with a match-up between the 1—8 and 4—5 winners and a match-up between the 2—7 and 3—6 winners.
The two winners advance to the third round, or conference finals. The winner from each conference will advance to the final round, or the NBA Finals.
All rounds are best-of-seven series. Series are played in a 2—2—1—1—1 format, meaning the team with home-court advantage hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7, while their opponent hosts games 3, 4, and 6, with games 5—7 being played if needed.
This format has been used since , after NBA team owners unanimously voted to change from a 2—3—2 format on October 23, The most common criticism of the current structure is related to parity of conferences.
On numerous occasions, Eastern Conference teams with losing records qualified for the playoffs, while Western Conference teams with winning records ended up missing them, including the , and the NBA Playoffs.
In all of its three years the BAA champion was finally determined in a best-of-seven series but its first two tournaments, the and BAA Playoffs , were otherwise quite different from the third, which 21st-century NBA playoffs nearly match.
In and , the Eastern and Western Division champions were matched in a best-of-seven series following the regular season, whose winner advanced to the championship round.
Meanwhile, four runners-up played best-of-three series to determine the other finalist: In the Philadelphia Warriors won the runners-up bracket and beat the Western champion Chicago Stags four games to one, which the NBA recognizes as its first championship; in Baltimore won the runners-up and beat Eastern champion Philadelphia in the final.
Both tournaments generated one finalist from the Eastern and one from the Western Division, but only by chance.
In the third and last BAA tournament matched Eastern teams exclusively and Western teams exclusively, necessarily generating Eastern and Western playoff champions to meet in the final.
At the same time, the number of playoff teams was increased from three to four from each Division; two rounds of best-of-three series were played, followed by a best-of-seven championship.
The main idea was retained by the NBA. Even the tournament , following a transitional season with three divisions rather than two, initially determined one playoff champion from each division.
The Central champion Minneapolis Lakers became the first league champion under the NBA name by defeating Anderson from the West in a best-of-three, with Syracuse from the East idle, and then knocking off the Syracuse Nationals in six games.
The through playoffs changed the division finals into a best-of-five playoff. With only nine league members in —54, the NBA cut its postseason tournament field from eight teams to six from through , the period of eight to nine league members.
Round robins were played in , uniquely in NBA history—a three-team round robin among the three playoff teams in each division.
From to , the first-place team in each division was idle while its two runners-up faced played a best-of-three. Division finals were expanded to best-of-seven in and division semifinals to best-of-five in With ten league members again for the —67 season, eight teams were again admitted to the tournament, providing a simple three-round knockout 8-team bracket.
A year later, the division semifinals were changed to best-of-seven playoff. Then, in and , respectively, a fifth and sixth team were added to each Division, necessitating an additional first round of best-of-three series.
Finally in , the tournament expanded to its present team, four-round knockout, and the now-complete set of first-round series were expanded to a best-of-five.
In the first round was changed to also be best-of-seven. Thus all playoff teams from to present, same as the two Division champions in and , continue to play at the close of the regular season without idle team " bye " and may be certain of four playoff games including two at home.
The result was that each conference would have three divisions of five teams each, and the winner of each division was guaranteed a top-three playoff seed.
This would change slightly after the —06 season; while division winners still receive automatic playoff berths, they are guaranteed a top- four seed, as described below.
The previous playoff format, in place for the —05 and —06 NBA playoffs, after the NBA was re-aligned into six divisions, created controversy during the —06 season and playoffs, and would be changed prior to the —07 NBA season.
Prior to , NBA division champions were seeded higher than the other teams in their conference, regardless of their record.
Prior to , when the NBA was aligned into two conferences with two divisions each, the division champions were guaranteed the top two seeds.
This meant that top two teams in a conference by record would be seeded either first and second if they were in opposite divisions or first and third if they were in the same division.
Because of the NBA playoffs' preset matchups in the second round, this meant that the top two teams in a conference could never meet until the conference finals, assuming they both made it to that round.
After the NBA realigned its two conferences into three divisions each, the seeding rules remained largely unchanged. The top three seeds would now be reserved for division champions.
However, this meant that if the top two teams by record in a conference were in the same division, they would be seeded first and fourth.
Assuming no first-round upsets, this raised the prospect that the top two teams in the conference would face each other in the conference semifinals, instead of the conference finals.
The Mavericks had the second-best record in the Western Conference and the third-best record in the entire league, behind the Detroit Pistons and San Antonio.
However, they were seeded fourth because they finished second in the Southwest behind the Spurs.
This turn of events led to the playoff format being criticized by many. The Phoenix Suns , winners of the Pacific Division and possessors of the third best record, were seeded second, while the Denver Nuggets , winners of the Northwest Division and tied for only the seventh-best record in the conference, were seeded third.
The Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers met in the second-to-last game of the regular season, after the top four seeds had been clinched. The two teams were already determined to be the fifth and sixth seeds, and had only to determine which rank higher.
Cleveland Cavaliers 90, Indiana Pacers LeBron James 28 Rebs: Myles Turner 10 Asts: Cleveland Cavaliers , Indiana Pacers LeBron James 32 Rebs: LeBron James 13 Asts: Domantas Sabonis 19 Rebs: Thaddeus Young 16 Asts: Indiana Pacers 95, Cleveland Cavaliers Domantas Sabonis 22 Rebs: Victor Oladipo 12 Asts: LeBron James 44 Rebs: James , Love 10 each Asts: Cavaliers leads series, Cleveland Cavaliers 87, Indiana Pacers LeBron James 22 Rebs: Kevin Love 7 Asts: Victor Oladipo 28 Rebs: Victor Oladipo 13 Asts: Indiana Pacers , Cleveland Cavaliers Victor Oladipo 30 Rebs: LeBron James 45 Rebs: Tristan Thompson 10 Asts: Cleveland wins series, 4—3.
Cleveland Cavaliers 95, Indiana Pacers Cleveland Cavaliers 1, Indiana Pacers 3. Indiana Pacers 0, Cleveland Cavaliers 4.
Minnesota Timberwolves , Houston Rockets Andrew Wiggins 18 Rebs: Karl-Anthony Towns 12 Asts: James Harden 44 Rebs: Clint Capela 12 Asts: Rockets leads series, Minnesota Timberwolves 82, Houston Rockets Nemanja Bjelica 16 Rebs: Karl-Anthony Towns 10 Asts: Jones , Wiggins 3 each.
Chris Paul 27 Rebs: Clint Capela 16 Asts: Houston Rockets , Minnesota Timberwolves James Harden 29 Rebs: Clint Capela 11 Asts: Jimmy Butler 28 Rebs: Karl-Anthony Towns 16 Asts: James Harden 36 Rebs: Clint Capela 17 Asts: Karl-Anthony Towns 22 Rebs: Karl-Anthony Towns 15 Asts: Butler , Teague 5 each.
Karl-Anthony Towns 23 Rebs: Karl-Anthony Towns 14 Asts: Clint Capela 26 Rebs: Clint Capela 15 Asts: Minnesota Timberwolves 98, Houston Rockets Minnesota Timberwolves 0, Houston Rockets 3.
Rudy Gay 15 Rebs: Rudy Gay 6 Asts: Klay Thompson 27 Rebs: Durant , Green 8 each Asts: Warriors leads series, LaMarcus Aldridge 34 Rebs: LaMarcus Aldridge 12 Asts: Kevin Durant 32 Rebs: Iguodala , McGee 7 each Asts: Durant , Green 6 each.
Kevin Durant 26 Rebs: Kevin Durant 9 Asts: LaMarcus Aldridge 18 Rebs: LaMarcus Aldridge 10 Asts: Aldridge , Murray 4 each.
Kevin Durant 34 Rebs: Draymond Green 18 Asts: LaMarcus Aldridge 22 Rebs: LaMarcus Aldridge 30 Rebs: Kevin Durant 25 Rebs: Draymond Green 19 Asts: Golden State wins series, 4—1.
Anthony Davis 35 Rebs: Anthony Davis 14 Asts: Ed Davis 13 Asts: Pelicans leads series, Jrue Holiday 33 Rebs: Anthony Davis 13 Asts: Holiday , Rondo 9 each.
Al-Farouq Aminu 15 Asts: Al-Farouq Aminu 8 Asts: Anthony Davis 11 Asts: Anthony Davis 47 Rebs: New Orleans wins series, 4—0.
Utah Jazz , Oklahoma City Thunder Donovan Mitchell 27 Rebs: Donovan Mitchell 10 Asts: Paul George 36 Rebs: Russell Westbrook 13 Asts: Thunder leads series, Donovan Mitchell 28 Rebs: Derrick Favors 16 Asts: Russell Westbrook 19 Rebs: Paul George 10 Asts: Oklahoma City Thunder , Utah Jazz Paul George 23 Rebs: Russell Westbrook 11 Asts: Ricky Rubio 26 Rebs: Rudy Gobert 12 Asts: Oklahoma City Thunder 96, Utah Jazz Paul George 32 Rebs: Russell Westbrook 14 Asts: Donovan Mitchell 33 Rebs: Rudy Gobert 10 Asts: Utah Jazz 99, Oklahoma City Thunder Jae Crowder 27 Rebs: Ricky Rubio 12 Asts: Russell Westbrook 45 Rebs: Russell Westbrook 15 Asts: Oklahoma City Thunder 91, Utah Jazz Russell Westbrook 46 Rebs: Steven Adams 15 Asts: Donovan Mitchell 38 Rebs: Rudy Gobert 13 Asts: Oklahoma City Thunder 87, Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 94, Oklahoma City Thunder Utah Jazz 79, Oklahoma City Thunder Seattle SuperSonics 1, Utah Jazz 4.
Seattle SuperSonics 3, Utah Jazz 2. Seattle SuperSonics 4, Utah Jazz 3. Seattle SuperSonics 2, Utah Jazz 3.
LeBron James 26 Rebs: Kevin Love 13 Asts: DeMar DeRozan 22 Rebs: Cleveland Cavaliers , Toronto Raptors LeBron James 43 Rebs: Kevin Love 11 Asts: DeMar DeRozan 24 Rebs: Toronto Raptors , Cleveland Cavaliers Kyle Lowry 27 Rebs: LeBron James 38 Rebs: Kevin Love 16 Asts: Toronto Raptors 93, Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James 29 Rebs: LeBron James 8 Asts: Cleveland wins series, 4—0.
Cleveland Cavaliers 99, Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 2, Cleveland Cavaliers 4. Toronto Raptors 0, Cleveland Cavaliers 4.
Philadelphia 76ers , Boston Celtics Joel Embiid 31 Rebs: Joel Embiid 13 Asts: Terry Rozier 29 Rebs: Terry Rozier 8 Asts: Joel Embiid 14 Asts: Jayson Tatum 21 Rebs: Jayson Tatum 24 Rebs: Aron Baynes 10 Asts: Joel Embiid 22 Rebs: Joel Embiid 19 Asts: Boston Celtics 92, Philadelphia 76ers Jayson Tatum 20 Rebs: Embiid , Simmons 13 each Asts: McConnell , Simmons 5 each.
McConnell , Simmons 6 each. Jayson Tatum 25 Rebs: Aron Baynes 9 Asts: Boston Celtics , Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 97, Boston Celtics Philadelphia 76ers 89 , Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 2 , Syracuse Nationals 0.
Boston Celtics 0, Syracuse Nationals 2. Boston Celtics 1, Syracuse Nationals 3. Boston Celtics 1, Syracuse Nationals 2. Boston Celtics 3 , Syracuse Nationals 0.
Boston Celtics 4 , Syracuse Nationals 3. Boston Celtics 4 , Syracuse Nationals 1. Boston Celtics 4 , Philadelphia 76ers 3.
Boston Celtics 4 , Philadelphia 76ers 1. Boston Celtics 1, Philadelphia 76ers 4. Boston Celtics 3, Philadelphia 76ers 4. Boston Celtics 3 , Philadelphia 76ers 2.
Utah Jazz 96, Houston Rockets Crowder , Mitchell 21 each Rebs: Rudy Gobert 9 Asts: Ingles , Mitchell 5 each. James Harden 41 Rebs: Utah Jazz , Houston Rockets Joe Ingles 27 Rebs: Rudy Gobert 14 Asts: James Harden 32 Rebs: Houston Rockets , Utah Jazz Gordon , Harden 25 each Rebs: Clint Capela 8 Asts: Royce O'Neale 17 Rebs: Donovan Mitchell 25 Rebs: Donovan Mitchell 24 Rebs: Chris Paul 41 Rebs: Chris Paul 7 Asts: Utah Jazz 99, Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 96 , Utah Jazz Houston Rockets 2, Utah Jazz 3.