June is nearly halfway done, but sports fans are slowly . . . waiting . . . for . . . the . . . playoffs . . . to . . . end.
Basketball. Hockey. Night off.
Hockey. Basketball. Night off.
Who scheduled these playoff series? Evidently, the NBA pulls more weight when it comes to scheduling. The NBA is notorious for long, drawn-out playoff series, with long breaks between games and really long breaks between each series.
Even though hockey is a more physically demanding game than basketball, the NHL is usually more expedient than the NBA. Once in awhile, the Stanley Cup playoffs will feature a two-day break, but hockey players are used to having a postseason contest every second day. Evidently, the NHL doesn’t want to have its games conflict with the NBA Finals, so the hockey schedule has slowed to a basketball pace of playing every third day.
Just alternate nights and move on to baseball season.