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The 2014 NBA playoffs are just days away with all 16 postseason contenders locked into place. Current ticket sales leaders include the Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs who have wrapped up the Number One seeds in the Eastern and Western Conferences and the two-time defending champion Miami Heat waiting patiently in the wings at Number Two in the East.

At 6’8” and 250 pounds, power forward Lebron James hopes to lead the two-time defending champion Miami Heat to a 4th straight appearance and three-peat win in this year’s NBA Finals.

It's been another arduous 82-game regular season. But now it’s playoff time for both the NBA and the NHL, while baseball’s 162-game season is just stepping up to the plate.

On the hardwood, both the San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers have taken their fans for a late season thrill ride, with both teams finally winning the highly contested Number One seeds in their conferences.

That means home court advantage throughout the playoffs for both squads, as they gear up to fight off a power-packed playoff field that is sure to produce the same down-to-the-wire match-ups basketball fans enjoyed in 2013.

The Spurs surged to the best record in the league under Head Coach Greg Popovich and will vie to return to the Finals where they lost in seven games to the Heat in 2013. The team currently ranks second among active franchises for the highest winning percentage in NBA history and looks to add a 5th NBA title in 2014.

Meanwhile for Pacers fans, a short-lived but dramatic collapse starting in early February forced team to fend off Miami for much of March and April to earn the top seed.

“While Major League Baseball and NHL Hockey Playoff tickets are at the top today’s top selling sports tickets, we’re seeing a dramatic increase in sales for NBA Playoff tickets, especially for the Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and other playoff contenders,” said Marta Ault at online ticket marketplace BuyAnySeat.com.

“That’s why we’re proud to offer fans the most complete and continuously refreshed selection of tickets online, with a worry-free guarantee to protect their purchase,” added Ault.

“To access the complete listing of NBA Basketball tickets we currently have available, fans can go to BuyAnySeat.com and click on the NBA header – then select their team and tickets.”

The Pacers look to rebound in their first round matchup against the Atlanta Hawks, a team that earned the final playoff position in spite of a sub-.500 record. In addition, the team will prize their home-court advantage as they hope to avoid a repeat of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals where they melted on the road in Game 7 against the Heat.

Over the next few weeks, the Pacers will rely on the dynamic tandem of Paul George and Lance Stephenson for another shot at a championship. George is averaging 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. Stephenson, who leads the NBA in triple-doubles in the 2013/14 campaign, packs the rest of the stat sheet averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.6 assists.

Despite settling for the Number Two seed in the Eastern Conference for the third time in four years, the two-time defending champion Miami Heat will be a popular pick to return to the NBA Finals this June.

At the start of the 2010-2011 season, the “big three” in Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh caused tidal waves in the NBA and charged their way to The Finals after winning 58 games in the regular season.

Though they lost, the Heat returned to earn two consecutive NBA titles in 2012 and 2013, along with numerous franchise and league records. The Heat remain a merciless force in the postseason and are thirsty for a fourth straight trip and third consecutive championship.

The 2014 NBA playoffs will tip off with four Game 1 match-ups Saturday and continue through mid- to late June with the conclusion of the 2014 NBA Finals. The Finals are currently set to begin on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

The Eastern Conference/Division leads the Western Conference/Division in series won (37–29). The defunct Central Division won one championship. The Boston Celtics and the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers own almost half of the titles, having won a combined 33 of 67 championships. The two-time defending champion Miami Heat lost in the finals to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011 and defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012 and San Antonio Spurs in 2013.

To shop for NBA Playoff tickets, visit BuyAnySeat.com.

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