The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the professional basketball league of North America. The 30 teams play 82 games in the regular season from October to April, 41 home and 41 away. Each team plays each of the other teams in its own division four times (16 games), six of the teams from the other two divisions in its conference four times (24 games), the remaining four teams from its own conference three times (12 games) and all the teams from the other conference twice (30 games).

The top eight teams from each conference proceed to the Playoffs.

NBA Playoffs & Finals

The eight remaining teams from each conference compete in a knockout competition, consisting of a series of best of seven rounds. The remaining team from each Conference is the champion, these 2 teams then compete in the best of seven NBA Finals to determine the overall NBA champion.

The 2018-19 champions were the Toronto Raptors who beat the Golden State Warriors 4-2 in the Finals.


The NBA curently has 30 teams, with the league divided into two conferences of three divisions with five teams each.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division

Boston Celtics – TD Garden (Boston, Massachusetts)

Brooklyn Nets – Barclays Center (New York City, New York)

New York Knicks – Madison Square Garden (New York City, New York)

Philadelphia 76ers – Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Toronto Raptors – Scotiabank Arena (Toronto, Ontario)

Central Division

Chicago Bulls – United Center (Chicago, Illinois)

Cleveland Cavaliers – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (Cleveland, Ohio)

Detroit Pistons – Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Michigan)

Indiana Pacers – Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Indianapolis, Indiana)

Milwaukee Bucks – Fiserv Forum (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Southeast Division

Atlanta Hawks – State Farm Arena (Atlanta, Georgia)

Charlotte Hornets – Spectrum Center (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miami Heat – American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida)

Orlando Magic – Amway Center (Orlando, Florida)

Washington Wizards – Capital One Arena (Washington, D.C.)

Western Conference

Northwest Division

Denver Nuggets – Pepsi Center (Denver, Colorado)

Minnesota Timberwolves – Target Center (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Oklahoma City Thunder – Chesapeake Energy Arena (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Portland Trail Blazers – Moda Center (Portland, Oregon)

Utah Jazz – Vivint Smart Home Arena (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Pacific Division

Golden State Warriors – Chase Centre (San Francisco, California)

Los Angeles Clippers – Staples Center (Los Angeles, California)

Los Angeles Lakers – Staples Center (Los Angeles, California)

Phoenix Suns – Talking Stick Resort Arena (Phoenix, Arizona)

Sacramento Kings – Golden 1 Center (Sacramento, California)

Southwest Division

Dallas Mavericks – American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)

Houston Rockets – Toyota Center (Houston, Texas)

Memphis Grizzlies – FedExForum (Memphis, Tennessee)

New Orleans Pelicans – Smoothie King Center (New Orleans, Louisiana)

San Antonia Spurs – AT&T Center (San Antonio, Texas)

How to buy tickets for the NBA

Ticketing information for all teams competing in the NBA is available on the official website by clicking here.

Further Information

NBA Official Website

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