Big J wrote:
Antinomy wrote:The play-in tournament made sense last season but should’ve been scrapped this year with every team slated to play the same number of games.
The idea is dumb as hell over a 70-82 game season.
Dragging in the #7 & #10 teams is even dumber.
You play hard, endure injuries, hardships, etc just to potentially get knocked out of playoff spot by a hot shooting team on the last day.
And even if you win, your reward is losing a lottery pick & getting your ass kicked by the #1 & #2 seeds.
The idea is to get more teams trying to make the play in and less teams resting guys and tanking. It’s working.
It’s clear you don’t understand how the play-in works if you think all it takes is to lose just once against a hot shooting team.
7 seed hosts 8 seed
9 seed hosts 10 seed
Loser of 7/8 hosts winner of 9/10
So it would take two matches, not just one, which is what you implied.