A quick breakdown of the CBA playoffs format

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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).*

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Nick Bedard (@bedardnick) is the editor-in-chief of Basketballbuddha.com.

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