The Chinese Basketball Association playoffs are right around the corner and for a quick preview be sure to check out our playoff preview podcast here.
The CBA format consists of the top eight teams participating in a tournament style bracket.
In the first-round (the quarterfinals), teams are seeded as followed:
1 vs. 8
2 vs. 7
3 vs. 6
4 vs. 5
The quarterfinals and semi-finals are played in a best-of-five format.
The finals are played in a best-of-seven format.
*Home court advantage is awarded to the higher ranked team. The format is play A-H-H-A-H (A = Away , H= Home).*