2016-2017 NBA News
As winter becomes spring and spring heads toward summer, NBA fans head toward their local arenas as the stakes get higher and the games become more exciting. Last year featured a few teams running away in the Eastern and Western Conferences, but the field in 2017 is far closer. It looks as though the top spots won’t be determined until the final weeks of the regular season, making every game between now and then an event worth seeing. The MVP race is also something to keep an eye on, with Isaiah Thomas, James Harden and Russell Westbrook all making strong cases to earn this high honor. Few sports provide as much thrill as professional basketball, so get your tickets now and get in on the action!
There is still time to get your tickets to the NBA All Star Game! The annual festivities are right around the corner, with the main event set for Sunday, February 19 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Representing the Eastern Conference are Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Isaiah Thomas, Paul George, and Kyle Lowry among other notable names. In the Western Conference, the All Star team is led by James Harden, Steph Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Marc Gasol, and Gordon Hayward. This is a match you won’t want to miss! Fortunately, tickets are still available and currently on sale for prices starting as low as $424.
The 2016-2017 NBA season is nearing its halfway point and, so far, there haven’t been too many surprises. The Cleveland Cavaliers sit atop the Eastern Conference and the Golden State Warriors are still kings of the West, while the Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle while fumbling through the team’s rebuilding process. The Denver Nuggets have surprised many by staying in contention in the Western Conference while Nikola Jokic continues to have a breakout season. In the Eastern Conference, the 76ers might not be in thinking about playoffs yet, but the team is showing loads of promise with Joel Embiid and its other young stars. The season will kick into high gear after the All-Star break, so get your tickets while the getting is good!
With the 2016-2017 NBA season well underway, several teams have emerged as frontrunners. Leading the Eastern Conference is none other than last years’ champions, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. They currently have a two-game lead over the Toronto Raptors, who are the next closest contenders. In the Western Conference, last years’ runners up the Golden State Warriors have a three-game lead over the ageless San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets. There is still plenty of season left to shake up the standings, so don’t stop supporting your team! Also, be sure to catch the All Star Celebrity Game on Friday, February 17 in New Orleans, LA. Tickets are $46 and up.
One of the newest and hottest traditions in the NBA is the annual trip that two franchises make across the pond to ring in the new year for basketball fans in London. This year, the Denver Nuggets and the
Indiana Pacers are up for the task, selling out the 20,000-seat O2 Arena for Thursday's game. Although it is a popular event, it doesn't look like professional basketball will be making any expansions into
Great Britain anytime soon. Big games on the schedule include the Golden State Warriors against
the Cleveland Cavaliers this Monday, Jan. 16, and the GSW versus the OKC Thunder on Wednesday, Jan. 18. We have tickets for both these games, along with all other NBA games on sale now!
So far this 2016-2017 NBA season has been one for the record books. More players this season have had 50-point games than ever before; at not even halfway through the season, eight players have reached the milestone, which ties the previous record with months of basketball still to be played. Some speculate that the reason for the surge in 50-point games could be because teams are relying more on star players like Steph Curry and Russell Westbrook. An increase in three pointers created by better spacing on the court may also be playing a role. You never know when your favorite player is going to have a record-breaking night. Be sure to be in the audience when history happens! We have NBA tickets on sale now.
This week in NBA news, the referees are in the spotlight. Kevin Durant criticizes the Last Two Minute Report (L2M report), an initiative that began March 2015, after the game between the Cavaliers and the Warriors on Christmas Day ended in a bit of controversy. Some fans believed that the refs ended up affecting the game, especially since the L2M report said that there were some calls that were missed in the final seconds. Durant defended the referees, saying that criticizing the game officials in such a way when they do their best is wrong. The NBA Referees Association stated on Twitter that they agree with Durant and believe that there room for reform. In the meantime, be sure to get your tickets to catch your favorite team play.
The NBA is ready to implement a new rule to help keep star players from flirting with the idea of moving to another team that offers them more money. The “Kevin Durant Rule” helps franchises sweeten the deals they make with their long-time players, though there are a few stipulations. First, the player must have eight or nine seasons in the league and still be playing with their rookie team. Additionally, within the last three years he must have won the MVP, made an All-NBA team, or earned the Defensive Player of the Year award. This rule could have a huge impact on the future of the league, how will it affect your favorite team? Get great tickets for all upcoming NBA games from us today!
The NBA is always full of exciting games and full of electrifying players, but no more so than ever. The teams have been stacked in years past just so certain players can achieve their ultimate goal, which is a championship. This year, former Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant was traded to the Golden State Warriors, who are a team that seem to already have it all. The trade was made with hopes of the Warriors being able to bring home another championship and to be able to defeat the Cavaliers where they need to. See all of the action live when you purchase your NBA tickets from Razorgator today.
As the first quarter of the NBA season winds down, it’s officially crunch time. With several teams standing out at both extremes of the ratings, teams in the middle need to step up in order to keep postseason hopes alive. One prime example of this is Indiana, who has beaten top teams like the Clippers several time this season, but is just 10-10 overall. The Pacers need to make improvements if they want to bust into the Top 10. They join the ranks of other middle-grounders like Atlanta, Sacramento, Memphis and Washington in the fight for a playoff appearance. With 60 games left on the schedule, there’s still time for your team to have a Cinderella year. Get your NBA tickets from us now!
As November winds down, many NBA franchises are starting to get ready for the start of the trade season on Dec. 15, and teams that are struggling need to start think about swapping some of their free agents. Early thoughts seem to show that Brandon Knight of the Suns could be one player that’s cut loose—he’s been unhappy in Phoenix and hasn’t been getting enough playing time to keep him in top shape. Another name coming up seems to be DeMarcus Cousins, who hasn’t brought the Spurs together as hoped despite being one of the best centers in the league. There’s a lot to keep track of in the coming weeks—don’t miss a single moment and get your NBA tickets today!
Scheduling for the 2017 NBA All Star Game has just been released, and this year’s installment looks hotter than ever. It all kicks off on Friday, February 17 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, with the Rising Stars Challenge. This event pits top rookies against well-known players. The festivities continue on Saturday, February 18 with All Star Saturday Night. This is a must-see for fans of all enthusiasm levels. It features the exciting Slam Dunk Contest as well as the Three-Point Shootout. Finally, on Sunday, February 19, catch the best of the West versus the best of the East in the official All Star Game. Tickets to the main event are $615 and up.
While it's still early in the 2016-2017 NBA season, teams are starting to assert their dominance and plenty of players are making their cases to be selected to the all-star game. There are the usual suspects like Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Anthony Davis who put up gaudy numbers on a nightly basis, but there are also some unexpected stars coming forth. The 76ers Joel Embiid has been outstanding in his limited play, and Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks continues to show off a skillset that sets him apart from most players his size. All these players and more can be seen playing in a city near you so get your tickets now!
With a full two weeks of NBA action in the books, some teams are starting to emerge as surprise contenders for the 2016-2017 season. No one doubted that the Cleveland Cavaliers would be atop the Eastern Conference, but very few analysts predicted that the Charlotte Hornets would be nipping at the heels of the Cavaliers. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook is playing at an absurdly high level and the Oklahoma City Thunder continues to look at all the other Western Conference teams in the rearview mirror. Over in Los Angeles, fans are happy to see the Lakers showing signs of life after such a dismal showing last year. November is guaranteed to be full of exciting NBA games, so get your tickets now!
As the NBA season picks up steam, fans are starting to get a feel for what teams will likely earn playoffs spots and which ones will soon be thinking about how to improve next year. Not surprisingly, the Cavaliers are off to a hot start, though plenty of teams in the East are nipping at Cleveland’s heels. The Celtics, Bulls, Hawks and Raptors all look like teams that could make a deep playoff run. Out West, it’s the Thunder that might be the biggest surprise, standing atop the Western Conference even without Kevin Durant. There’s a full season left to be played and hundreds of games to watch, so get your NBA tickets while the getting is good!
The 2016-2017 NBA season tipped off on October 25 with a pair of blowouts. The reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers put the New York Knicks away easily, winning the game 117-88. The other team from last year’s NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors, lost to the San Antonio Spurs by a very lopsided score of 129-100. While many fans are expecting a rematch of last year’s title contenders, only one of those teams looked worthy on opening night. Of the teams that have already played, the Spurs may have been the most dominate, with LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard looking pretty much unstoppable. There are multiple games every day of the week, so check your schedule and get your tickets now!
There are plenty of reasons for basketball fans to be excited that the NBA regular season has finally arrived. One of those reasons is a very new development, as the league recently announced that one game each week will be broadcast to virtual reality devices. NBA Digital will be dedicating extra cameras and announcers to make this possible, so people with the right devices and subscriptions will be able to watch the sport like never before. Of course, anyone without access to virtual reality viewing can still see these exciting games in person, as nothing beats watching NBA action live. Check out the schedule for your favorite team and get the tickets you want today!
There are only a few weeks left of preseason action before NBA fans get to finally see their favorite teams playing games that actually matter. The 2016 offseason was one of the more intriguing in recent memory, as players like Derek Rose, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durante left the teams that had drafted them to find new homes. The Cavs and the Warriors have continued to look like frontrunners, but there’s no telling what the reformed Bulls and Knicks might bring to the table this year. Games start around the league at the end of October and tickets are starting to sell. Find the schedule for your favorite team and get in on the action!
It’s September, and that means it’s also Hall of Fame time in the NBA, and this year’s group of honorees is about as diverse as they come. The Enshrinement Ceremony welcomed players like Yao Ming, Zelmo Beaty, Shaquille O’Neal, Cumberland Posey, Allen Iverson and Sheryl Swoopes into the club in 2016, and each had a lot to say about their time in the NBA. Lots of stories were exchanged about interactions between the inductees over the course of their careers, and it was clear the love of the game these guys have. Their influence has been seen in the current generation of NBA players, who begin their 2016-2017 season this October. Honor your own love of the game and get the best seats to see your favorite team play!
It is the offseason for the NBA, and teams are taking a rest while starting to prepare for the upcoming season. As the offseason winds down, the rankings have already started with the ending of the free agency period. Kevin Durant has headed to the Warriors, while Al Horford went to Boston and the Hawks getting Dwight Howard. In the latest preseason prediction rankings, the Warriors are on top, followed by the Cavaliers, Spurs and Clippers. There might still be changes to teams before the start of the season. The 2016-2017 season will get here before you know it. You can already buy tickets to secure your seats to watch the excitement live. Prices vary based on location and date.
It seems like only yesterday that the Cavaliers took out the Warriors in one of the most thrilling NBA Finals in recent history. However, there are only a couple months left before the 2016-2017 season begins and the players are starting to get back to work. All eyes will be on the Warriors, with Kevin Durant joining a team that was nearly unstoppable during the regular season last year. With all the new acquisitions and big trades that went down over the summer, it will be exciting to see which teams can rise from the dust of last season and try to dethrone the Cavs and Warriors. Games will start before you know it, so get your tickets now.
After a thrilling Finals series between LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors, the NBA’s brief offseason is winding down. June’s NBA draft led into the summer leagues of July, and now, NBA teams are gearing up to head back to training camp in preparation for the 2016–17 season. Players can enjoy a few more weeks of vacation and relaxation before teams assemble the final week of September for practice. Also, On Sept. 10–12, the NBA will hold its annual Hall of Fame enshrinement in Springfield, Massachusetts. Preseason action begins at the beginning of October, and the regular season will tip off Oct. 27.
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