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What is with the schedule?

Posted by Jeff Melhorn on May 24, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I know during the regular season they had to cram 66 games in 122 days. The season is now over and I am not sure but why in the world is there no breaks of more than a day in between each game/series.

I just don’t understand. The NBA product is being hurt by this ridicules schedule. If you haven’t checked it out, the ECF schedule is out and it looks like every other day for the series. The Celtics game 7 on Saturday and the “winner” goes on Monday. Then it’s Wednesday, Friday, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. A day off in between that’s it!

Could someone, anyone tell me why this is? I, for the life of me, cannot figure this out. The conspiracy theorist in me screams collusion and the Angel of Stern pulling the strings. The realist says that all teams have this crazy scheduling so it’s fair in one aspect. I am glad the Celtics didn’t have to pull the back to back games that teams in the west did, but this is still crazy.

The playoffs are where most fans follow their teams. I do not lump our great fans in the passing fancy of Laker fans and the ones from South Beach. This is why I still cannot comprehend why with the national spotlight on the league that the NBA has chosen this route. All the 1st round exit teams got little to no press and the product itself is lessoning.

Now I have to imagine that the finals will follow this same pattern. All I can hope for is an old school slobber knocker in the west with it going 7 games. Hope that San Antonio gets by OKC and that Bosh is out for the rest of the season.

Here we are fans. Another game 7, another must win. I have not seen a loss at home from these guys in a game 7. I trust Doc to have the troops prepared to go in swinging. I want KG on the block more and work in to out. I want PP to take the ball when they cannot score and score. I want to attack the hoop and trust the whistle will be blown(unlike game6). I want Rajon to impose his will on the game and be the deciding factor.

If these Celtics want to advance to the Finals to bring home # 18 we NEED RAJON TO BE THE GUY or as Charles Barkley would put’s it ”the engine that stirs the drink”. He needs to show up and needs to be fearless. He needs to rage on Rondo, rage on.

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Reply Greg
7:37 PM on May 24, 2012 
The scheduling is dumb. The second,and first round, teams had one,or two areas on the schedule where they had two days off. Like now for the Celtics,and they had one in the Hawks series,and at the start of this series. I agree, the NBA doesn't makes sense. Rondo needs to bring everything,cuz the hopes rest on him.
Reply paul
10:03 PM on May 24, 2012 
Why is being a conspiracy theorist not being a realist? Why do you make that assumption? I think socalled realists often suffer from unexamined assumptions.

Who is Rondo? I know of no Rondo.