The NBA Play-In tournament begins tonight.
I still don’t know if I like it but I can’t wait to watch the games tonight – the 7-8 matchups – Brooklyn vs Cleveland in the East and the Clippers vs the TWolves in the West (Both games on TNT)…the winners tonight get the 7th seed, the losers get the winners of the 9-10 matchups tomorrow night.
I do like the March Madness feel of the play-in tournament and the NBA has to be thrilled that teams like the Nets, Clippers and Hawks have a chance to win their way into the playoffs (and I am sure Adam Silver and the TV suits are pissed that a team like the Lakers couldn’t even make the top 10).
I do think this is better than expanding the playoffs. Eight for each conference is enough. I am still lukewarm on the idea because I don’t think you get star power in these games every year like we are getting this year.
What do you think – are you a fan of the Play-In tournament. Let me know on Twitter @JasonMinnix and tune into The Blitz weekdays 4-7p.