2020 NBA playoffs could reportedly be reduced to best-of-three series if season resumes

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The 2020 NBA playoffs could be reduced to best-of-three series if the season resumes, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post.

All options are on the table for the league, which wants to resume the season once the coronavirus crisis is over.

“Though news of the coronavirus pandemic has been discouraging, NBA executives still cling to hope of arranging a one-site, fan-less, 16-team playoff and a five-to-seven-game regular-season prelude, according to multiple NBA sources.

The playoffs could be reduced to a slew of best-of-three series across the board. A single-elimination format has been all but ruled out — only under consideration as a last resort,” Berman reports.

The NBA is expected to resume the season when the coronavirus crisis is over, probably in mid-June or July.