Ice Hockey 101

Hello, my name is Brett. I have been an ice hockey fan since I was 12 years old. I have been a fan of the Vancouver Canucks since the team first came into existence in 1970. I am now 45 years old, and if you’ve read this far you already know more about me than I ever intended to share.

I started this blog because I wanted to give people who know nothing about ice hockey an understanding of how the game is played, who the players are and interesting anecdotes.

Ice hockey is a fast paced sport with relatively few breaks in play, making it a great spectator sport. The following is a brief rundown of the rules of play:

In the NBA playoffs, the best team in each conference plays the 8th, the 2nd plays the 7th, and so on. This is a reference to regular season performance. The other major sports in North America have playoff systems that are more a function of regular season performance than the NBA’s except for 1 thing: the Super Bowl winner is determined by a single game between the winners of the AFC and NFC conferences.

The NBA’s playoff system was designed in 1966 when it was felt that teams with far superior regular season records should be given easier paths to winning the championship. This led to such anomalies as what occurred in 1967 when Philly had an inferior regular season record than Boston and NY but still won (because of their divisional affiliation with NY and Boston they got home court advantage). Thus began a long process of tinkering with this format.

In 1984-85, they adopted a new format where division winners were guaranteed top 3 seeds, followed by any non-division winner with better records than said division winners. This created another anomaly when NY won their division despite having fewer wins than NJ, Detroit and Atlanta but still got a higher seed. However, this also produced one of my favorite matchup combinations: Indiana vs Atlanta in 1994. Atlanta had won 50

The playoffs for the 2017 NBA Playoffs started on April 15, 2017 and ended on June 12 when the Golden State Warriors won their second title in three years. The playoffs ended with the most lopsided victory ever in a finals game. The Warriors were led by two-time MVP Stephen Curry, whose 27 points in Game 5 clinched his first NBA title as a player.

The NBA Playoffs began on April 18, 2017 and ended on June 12 when the Golden State Warriors won their second title in three years. The playoffs ended with the most lopsided victory ever in a finals game. The Warriors were led by two-time MVP Stephen Curry, whose 27 points in Game 5 clinched his first NBA title as a player.

The NBA Playoffs began on April 18, 2017 and ended on June 12 when the Golden State Warriors won their second title in three years. The playoffs ended with the most lopsided victory ever in a finals game. The Warriors were led by two-time MVP Stephen Curry, whose 27 points in Game 5 clinched his first NBA title as a player.

The NBA Playoffs began on April 18, 2017 and ended on June 12 when the Golden State Warriors won their second title in three years.

Welcome to my blog, I am going to be writing all about the NBA Playoffs. The playoffs are a single elimination tournament which is played at the conclusion of the regular season. The top eight teams from each conference, regardless of divisional alignment, play for the Championship title.

The playoffs follow a tournament format. Each team plays an opponent in a best-of-seven series, with the first team to win four games advancing into the next round, while the other team is eliminated from the playoffs. In the next round, the successful team plays against another advancing team of the same conference. All but one team in each conference are eliminated from the playoffs. Since the NBA does not re-seed teams, the playoff bracket in each conference uses a traditional design, with the winner of the series matching the 1st and 8th seeded teams playing the winner of the series matching the 4th and 5th seeded teams, and the winner of that playing against another advancing series winner with 2nd and 7th seeds (in other words, assuming all higher-seeded teams win each round).

The Finals are played in a best-of-seven format; this means that one team must win four games before their opponents win three games. Since 2014, home court advantage in any

The National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament annually held after the NBA’s regular season to determine the league’s champion.

The tournament was named the BAA Playoffs, after the Basketball Association of America (BAA), the league that preceded the NBA and took place from 1946 to 1949. The first NBA playoffs followed in 1950 but was initially known as the BAA playoffs.

The NBA playoffs have been played at the end of every NBA and BAA season in history, the first exception being in 1999 when a lockout forced the cancellation of the post-season.[1]

The final round is commonly known as the NBA Finals, which matches up the two winners of the Eastern Conference and Western Conference finals. The winner of this series receives the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, which replaced the Walter A. Brown Trophy in 1983.[2] The current champions are the Toronto Raptors, who defeated the Golden State Warriors in six games during 2019.

The National Basketball Association playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament annually held after the NBA’s regular season to determine the league’s champion. The tournament concluded with the Western Conference and Eastern Conference champions playing in the NBA Finals.

The playoff bracket is fixed; there is no reseeding. All series are played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format, meaning that team with home court advantage hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7; while their opponent hosts games 3, 4, and 6. However, if a seventh game is necessary, then the format will switch to a 2–3–2 format (with the lower seeded team hosting games 2, 3 and 7). This is similar to the format that was previously used during 1949–1950 NBA season to 1953–1954 NBA season and the 1967–1968 NBA season to 1974–1975 NBA season.

The top eight teams from each conference compete in the playoffs. The seedings are based on each team’s record. The three division winners are seeded first through third based on their overall won-lost-tied record, and the five non-division winners are seeded fourth through eighth.

Teams which clinched playoff berths include:

* The Los Angeles Lakers clinched

The NBA playoffs are here. And with the Mavericks now sitting at home, the question becomes: who do you root for?

Well, if you’re a basketball fan—and if you’re reading this blog, I’m going to assume you are—I think the answer is simple: You root for the best teams. It’s not just that watching the best teams is more fun than watching the lesser teams; that’s not true at all. The league has some pretty bad teams right now, and they can be a whole lot of fun to watch. But in the end, it’s just easier to root for excellence. If you have no particular rooting interest in any team (i.e., it doesn’t matter who wins), then what possible reason could there be not to watch the best teams?

That said, I’m well aware that there are a lot of people out there who just don’t want to watch greatness. It’s too intimidating, or something. So for those people, I’ve compiled this handy guide to rooting interests in this year’s playoffs.

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