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1st Round 2017 NBA Playoffs
The National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs are a best-of-seven elimination tournament among 16 teams in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference (called divisions, pre-1970), ultimately deciding the league’s season champion in the NBA Finals. All rounds are best-of-seven series.
All playoff series are played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format, meaning the team with home-court advantage hosts games 1, 2, 5, and 7, while their opponent hosts games 3, 4, and 6, with games 5–7 being played if needed. Since 2014, the NBA finals are also played in a 2–2–1–1–1 format, after NBA team owners unanimously voted to the change away from a 2–3–2 format on October 23, 2013.