The Home teams swept the road teams in game 1 of the first round this weekend and this puts pressure on the road teams. Home teams won by double digits in all games but two and this makes you wonder what sort of an advantage playing at home can give teams.
When at home Bench players seem to play at a higher level, think Andre Miller on saturday night.
It all depends on the fans and the city as a whole but generally the crowd will inspire the home teams and lift their players. It is important that road teams have a tough mentality going into their game 2.
Game 2 is when the most adjustments are made by coaches and I predict it wont be so easy for the home teams next time.