This personally will make me very happy. They changed the NBA Finals format to a 2-3-2 format to appease media back in the 80s for the Lakers vs. Celtics Finals, but things have changed and the 2-2-1-1-1 format is the way it should be.
Sources: Competition Committee votes unanimously to return NBA Finals to 2-2-1-1-1 format. Owners' approval to come.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) September 29, 2013