"How did this cost the league money and viewers??? Everybody got to see a great, highly competitive game! And I'm guessing they'll be a lot of new Tiago Splitter jerseys sold in the coming days!"
Do you know the Heat were a bigger favorite over the entire Cavs team then they were against the Spurs bench?
The Spurs are good, deep and well coached. That is reason number 1 as to why you are looking at 4 seed at best. You'll never have a better record then them after 82. Mix in Ok City, Memphis , Clippers, Nuggets and you see your problem?