Why do some people act as if two teams in a basketball game dont each score atleast 100 points that it isnt an exciting game? Game seven of the eastern conference finals between the Pistons and Heat was a 88-82 game and it was definitely an exciting game. The difference between 100 points and 88 points is a few more field goals and a some free throws,so how can 100 points be that more exciting 88? I think the media propagates this false notion that more points equal more excitement. I would much rather see a block shot than an uncontested layup.