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NBA to address playoff format problem

Updated: February 19, 2006, 1:17 AM ET
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- The two best teams in the Western Conference are on course to meet in the second round of the playoffs, which is a problem.

Even David Stern recognizes as much, which is why his league is taking a closer look at changing the postseason seeding format to prevent similar scenarios from unfolding in the future.

Under rules implemented when the league expanded from four divisions to six last season, the top three seeds go to each of the division leaders, with the fourth ...

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