Hi, I have a basic question regarding playoff series formats, this is especially relevant as we are approaching the NBA finals in the next couple of weeks!
In the National Basketball Association, the standard format for playoff games and home court advantage is 22111, (2 home games, 2 away games, 1 home game, 1 away game, 1 home game, 7 games total). The team with home court advantage gets to play at home first. This format changes to 232 for the final series.
Given a .6 probability of winning at home and .4 probability of winning away, which format is better for the team with home court advantage?
My initial impression was that it is the same for both teams, but I am unsure how the statistics work out. Thank You!
Are these events assumed to be completely statistically independent?"Given a .6 probability of winning at home and .4 probability of winning away"
Or will the winning probability be influenced by a previous win or loss? (Thinking about what halfnormal said.)
What is OKC?
OKC stands for Oklahoma City, they're just one of the teams in the NBA finals this year. Let's assume they are independent for right now.
If there is no ellimination in between & each team plays 7 games in preliminary then probability of winning all 7 is ).6 ^ 7 in each alternative.
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