Bill Barwell of Grantland put on his nerd cap to figure out how to make the First Round of the NBA Playoffs more interesting. From Grantland:
Keep the first round of the playoffs as a best-of-seven series unless one team wins the first three games of the series. If a team goes up 3-0, the series is treated as a best-of-five and ends.
For those Spurs fans that still think SA will sweep the Mavs, just imagine Mark Cuban losing the revenue from a Game 4 in Dallas. He'd probably look like this:
More on Barnwell's idea: