Founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has become one of the pillars of American sports. Comprised of thirty teams, the league plays a grueling 82-game regular season schedule. Major market franchises like the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers perennially are the top ticket sellers on both the primary and secondary market. But for fans, players and those in the ticket industry, the best time of the year in the NBA is the playoffs. Sixteen teams qualify, but only two teams will make it to the biggest event in the game, the NBA Finals. The best of seven series is one of the top grossing events in professional sports alongside the Super Bowl and World Series.

2013 NBA Finals preview, schedule: Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs
Summary by Michael Mainelli, TicketNews: With the Miami Heat defeating the Indiana Pacers last night in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals (99-76), they have advanced and will be taking on the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals. Game one will tip off on Thursday night... Read more
NBA Playoff Schedule 2013: Dates, Game Times and Full Coverage Info
Summary by TicketNews Staff The 2013 NBA playoffs are scheduled to start the weekend of April 20th, where 16 teams will be competing for a coveted spot in the NBA finals and a chance to win the Larry O’Brien trophy. Games on the 20th will include Eastern Conference match-ups... Read more
NBA regular season tips off October 30
The NBA season bounces back into action on October 30 with a marquee matchup as the Boston Celtics travel to Miami to take on the defending champion Heat. This will be part of three games scheduled to kick off the season with the others being the Washington Wizards versus... Read more
NBA explores secondary market with Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster and the NBA have joined together for a lucrative deal that would allow fans and teams to list tickets. While NBA executives may have felt left behind in the secondary ticketing market this new partnership will allow the league to be a top competitor with secondary ticket websites... Read more
NBA 2012-2013 schedule features plenty of marquee matchups
With the NBA already in the midst of a lockout and the 2011-12 season imperiled, there was little excitement when the league announced its 2011-12 schedule on July 19, 2011. A year later, after the owners and players came to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement that not... Read more
NBA approves replay rule changes for upcoming season
NBA commissioner David Stern announced late last week that the Board of Governors had approved rule changes for instant replay during the upcoming season. All of the rule changes will only be in effect for the final two minutes of regulation and overtime. These changes will now allow NBA... Read more
American Airlines Arena remains No. 1 venue thanks to the NBA Finals
With the NBA Finals in full swing, the American Airlines Arena, home to the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat, held court in the No. 1 position for the second consecutive week in TicketNews’ exclusive venue rankings. The Heat currently hold a two games to one lead over the Oklahoma... Read more
Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder clash in the NBA Finals
The 2012 NBA Finals kick off today, Tuesday, June 12 and will showcase the athleticism and prowess of the two most gifted basketball teams in the league — the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. Representing the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder are led by star forward... Read more
NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals: Heat vs. Celtics
At first glance, the storyline in the Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics is similar to the one in the Western Conference, where the San Antonio Spurs are battling the Oklahoma City Thunder. Like the wizened Spurs trying to fend off the upstart Thunder,... Read more
2012 NBA Playoff preview
A shortened NBA regular season now gives way to the usual four-series, 16-team sprint to determine the league’s champion. The 66-game campaign — shortened by 16 games due to the owners’ lockout — concluded Thursday, April 26. All the playoff berths were clinched prior to Thursday, though some seedings... Read more