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    Are NBA games crooked?

    Kevin Hasset researched the NBA and found some weird stuff in elimination games, when calls seemed to favor extending the series more than in other games.

    He also found that home court advantage was much more important in the playoffs than in the regular season, which is a bit odd.

    Both findings are consistent with what you'd find if you wanted to have as many money-making playoff games as possible.

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    Re: Are NBA games crooked?

    To answer the subject line: yes



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    Re: Are NBA games crooked?

    Wasn't last year's Spurs-Cavs championship series a four-game sweep?



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    Re: Are NBA games crooked?

    If the NBA was fixed don't you think we would have seen lakers celtics in the playoffs a little bit sooner?



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    Re: Are NBA games crooked?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Jacobs View Post
    If the NBA was fixed don't you think we would have seen lakers celtics in the playoffs a little bit sooner?
    The Celtics have been really bad for awhile now. I think there is something to the NBA games being at least slightly rigged. But, sheer ability is going to win more games. I'm sure the NBA would have loved to have seen the Finals this year go to game 7. But, the Celtics just completely ripped the Lakers to shreds. Leaving the officials no opportunity to extend the series...

    And like someone else said, there have been many blow-outs/mis-matches series-wise, the past several years.



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