LAS VEGAS (UNITED STATES) – The NBA also had to stop in front of the spread of coronavirus in America.
The United States broke the record death toll in a day that was previously held by Italy. The US situation is as tragic as the Italian one if not more …
But despite all this, the US basketball association has no intention of losing the proceeds that would result from the playoffs, the highlight of the NBA season.
The idea would be to not end the regular season but to go directly to a final tournament which should be completed in just over a month.
The competition would be located in Las Vegas which is usually the home of the NBA Summer League (competition where teams send young people and second lines to test their talent).
Since there is not much time available, the idea of the NBA would be to extend this tournament to all the teams but obviously those with a worse ranking should start from the preliminary rounds while the others would start directly from the quarterfinals (a little 'as happens in Italy for football for the Italian Cup).
Since everything must be completed in a short time, it would be all knockout matches with the only exception for the final (where the best team in the West would face off against the best in the East).
The finals would be played with the best of three formula. The following is the most credible hypothesis for completing the NBA.
NBA, this is how the Las Vegas tournament could be structured.
—— FIRST ROUND ——
—— SECOND ROUND ——
7) Indiana-Winning match 3
8) Phila-Winning match 2
9) Nets-Winning match 1
11) Okc-Winning match 6
12) Rockets-Winning match 5
13) Dallas-Winning match 4
—— QUARTER FINALS ——
15) Bucks-Winning match 10
16) Raptors-Winning match 9
17) Celtics-Winning match 8
18) Heat-Winning match 7
19) Lakers-Winning match 14
20) Clippers-Winning match 13
21) Nuggets-Winning match 12
22) Jazz-Winning match 11
—— SEMIFINALS ——
23) Winning match 15-Winning match 18
24) Winning match 16-Winning match 17
25) Winning match 19-Winning match 22
26) Winning match 20-Winning match 21
—— CONFERENCE FINALS ——
27) Winning match 23-Winning match 24
28) Winning match 25-Winning match 26
—— FINALS ——
29) Winning match 27-Winning match 28.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano