(ANSA) – NEW YORK, JUL 13 – The owners of the NBA franchises have made definitive the system of access to the play-offs, which allows more franchises to hope to qualify at the end of the regular season. This format, known as the “play-in”, inaugurated for the 2021 play-offs, has been tested for two seasons, allowing franchises that finish between 7th and 10th place in their Conference to compete for two places in the play-offs. off. Previously, the top eight ranked teams in each conference at the end of the regular season qualified directly for the play-offs.
The new format allows the suspense to be maintained until the end of the regular season for multiple franchises, four for Conference. According to this formula, the teams ranked 7th and 8th at the end of the regular season meet and the winner qualifies for the play-offs. The loser then meets the winner of the match between the teams ranked in 9th and 10th position and the last ticket for the play-offs goes to the winner of this challenge.
For the 2022-2023 season, the “play-in” tournament will run from 11 to 14 April, between the end of the regular season (9 April) and the start of the play-offs (15 April). (HANDLE).
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