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The current system arose in 2007 after some controversy when it was shown that in the previous system, division winners were seeded higher than any other playoff participants, regardless of their record. A detailed history of the NBA playoff system is linked below.

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First round series' of the NBA Playoffs changed from best of five to best of seven starting in 2003.

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NBA Playoffs was created in 1947.

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