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The NBA, National Basket Association, is the American top division in basketball where some of the best players in the world compete every season. The league consists of 30 teams and has been played for more than 70 years. If you’re a big basketball fan or just like to watch sports on TV, you’ll find Livesportsontv.com useful. Livesportsontv.com is a TV-schedule guiding you to sport on TV and streaming services, and as a fan of basketball you’ll find all the information you need on when and where to follow your team live!

This is the NBA

The league was founded back in 1946 as BAA, Basketball Association of America. Three years later the league changed name to what we’re used to today, NBA. The number of teams in the NBA have been varying throughout the years but as of today there’re 30 teams, 29 from the USA and 1 one from Canada. The current structure of the league is 30 teams divided into two different conferences, the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. Each conference consists of three divisions of five teams.

Eastern Conference, Atlantic Division: Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors
Eastern Conference, Central Division: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks
Eastern Conference, Southeast Division: Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards
Western Conference, Northwest Division: Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz
Western Conference, Pacific Division: Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Sacramento Kings
Western Conference, Southwest Division: Dallas. Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs

The regular NBA season starts in October and runs until April. Each team play 82 games, following a pre-determined schedule where teams from the same division play each other more frequently. After all the games are played in the regular season the best teams advance to the Playoffs. The Playoffs are played in a knock-out format where the teams face each other in a best-of-seven-games series. The teams with the better win/loss ratio from the regular season will have the advantage of an extra home game.
When the Playoff series are played only two teams remains, the winners of the Western and Eastern Conference. These two teams will then go up against each other in a final series called the NBA Finals. The winners will be crowned as the NBA champions and receives the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.

Most successful NBA teams
1. Los Angeles Lakers / Boston Celtics 17 League Trophies
2. Golden State Warriors / Chicago Bulls 6
3. San Antonio Spurs 5

NBA Draft

The NBA Draft is held every year, usually in the end of June right after the season is finished. The draft is where the franchises gets their chance to pick talented college players and other international prospects. Every team gets two picks and the order of who picks first is decided by a draft lottery. All teams that didn’t qualify for the Playoffs in the previous season will be in the lottery, where the four teams with the worst league record will have the best odds (14%) of getting the first pick. The league record is used when deciding the remaining draft order, where the worst team gets the highest position, followed by the second worst team and so on until all 14 teams have got their draft order.

NBA on TV and Stream

The NBA is one of the most watched and followed sports leagues in the USA. ESPN and TNT signed a contract with the NBA giving them the rights to broadcast the basketball league until the 2024/25 season. The games that’re not broadcast nationally will usually be showed on regional sports networks. Some of the regional televising networks are Fox Sports and NBA. To get more exact information on where you can watch the NBA from where you’re located, use Livesportson.tv and get the latest news and updates.