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NBA Playoffs starts April 18, 2015: Book your tickets now!!

NBA Playoffs

Starting Saturday, April 18 2015 is the kick-off NBA Playoffs!

The New York Knicks ended the season at the 15th spot, last team of the Eastern Conference and won't compete the playoffs.

The Brooklyn Nets will be present thanks to their last results. They ended the season at the 7th spot and are qualified for the playoffs. They'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (1st of the Conference).

First of all, let me give you a quick introduction on how the playoffs work for those who are not familiar with the tournament. It would be a shame to not understand it and miss a game!!

2 years ago, I watched a playoff game at Barclays Center and this was a great experience!!!

NBA Playoffs

What are the NBA playoffs?

NBA playoffs consist of 2 phases: the regular season where teams meet few times in a championship divided in 2 conferences: the Western and Eastern conference (where the NY Knicks and BK Nets belong).

At the outcome of the season, the 8th first teams of each conference meet during the playoff phase organized in brackets based on the seeding: 1-8, 2-7, 3-6 and 4-5.

NBA Playoffs

What games are scheduled for the 2015 playoffs?NBA Playoffs

As you can see on this playoff page the conference is organized as followed: the quarterfinals, the semifinals, the conferences finals and the NBA finals where the Western winning team plays against the Eastern winning team.

At the beginning, this is how the Eastern conference quarterfinals breaks down:

- 1st against 8th of the same conference: Atlanta Hawks vs.Brooklyn Nets

- 2nd against 7th of the same conference: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics

- 3rd against 6th of the same conference: Chicago Bulls vs. Milwaukee Bucks

- 4th against 5th of the same conference: Toronto Raptors vs. Washington Wizards

 At the beginning, this is how of the Western conference quarterfinals breaks down:

- 1st against 8th of the same conference: Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Ornets

- 2nd against 7th of the same conference: Houston Rockets vs.Dallas Maverics

- 3rd against 6th of the same conference: L.A. Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs

- 4th against 5th of the same conference : Portland Trail Blazers vs. Memphis Grizzlies

When can you watch the Brooklyn Nets at home?

The BK Nets finished at the 8th position.

The next games will be:

Game 1 - April 19 at 5.30pm: Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets (Atlanta)
Game 2 - April 22 at 7.00 pm: Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets (Atlanta)
Game 3 - April 25 at 3.00pm: Atlanta Hawks vs. Atlanta Hawks (Barclays Center Brooklyn) (find tickets here)
Game 4 - April 27: Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks  (Barclays Center Brooklyn) (find tickets here)
Game 5 * - April 29: Atlanta Hawks vs. Brooklyn Nets (Atlanta)
Game 6 * - May 1st: Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks  (Barclays Center Brooklyn) (find tickets here)
Game 7 * - May 3: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks (Atlanta)

* depending on the previous games

NBA Playoffs

Are the tickets expensive?

You’ll notice that tickets for the NBA playoffs are very pricey.

Why?

It’s the most interesting time in NBA due to very high anticipation and where NY supporters are cheering and encouraging their team. As a result, more and more supporters in playoff games decide to dress up in the same color in order to show support for their team.

You should really see this, it’s amazing!!!

NBA Playoffs

Where can you get your tickets?

For the Brooklyn Nets: http://www.ticketnetwork.com/tickets/brooklyn-nets-tickets

If you have questions regarding schedules, companies offering seats, take a look at this article.

I know that seats are expensive but when you’re passionate, money doesn’t matter 🙂 🙂

And if you’re going, don’t forget to purchase your tee shirt so you could say: “I was there!!!”

NBA Playoffs

What if you can’t get any seats?

If you’re in New York and want to see the game live, go to any sports bar in New York equipped with flat screen TV ‘s and cheer with other fellow Nets supporters.

- Smithfield Hall : Nice place, with a lot of tv screens
Address: 138 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
Website: smithfieldnyc.com
- Beckett's Bar & Grill : The Sports bar of Financial District
Address: 81 Pearl St. New York, NY 10004
Website: beckettsnyc.com
- Stout : An Irish restaurant and pub in Midtown
Address: 133 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10003
Website: stoutnyc.com
- Nevada Smiths : One of the most famous sports bar in New York City
Address: 100 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003
Website: nevadasmiths.net
- Slainte : An Irish pub in NoHo.
Address: 304 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Website: slaintenyc.com
- Roebling Sporting Club : The Best Sports bar of Williamsburg.
Address: 225 N 8th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Website: roeblingsportingclub.com

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