Originally Posted by dd24
Health is an issue for every team. If Bosh didn't play in the finals they wouldn't have beat OKC. Yes, Kobe needs to be well enough to play at a very good level as does the rest of the team. That part is where the luck comes in. We will need the starting 5 healthy to pull it off.
As for home court advantage, in your conference it helps. In the finals I think having home court advantage is almost a disadvantage. I'm not a fan of the 2-3-2 format. I think it gives the away team the advantage as long as they can split one of the 2 first games.
Absolutely. I wish they could change it back to 2-2-1-1-1. Then again it saves the travel. On the other hand it can be looked at as an advantage for the HC advantage team to win only one out of the 3 road games.