Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, generally of five players each, compete to score the most points by shooting a basketball. A team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the shooting team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line, and two points if shot from in front of the line. A team can also score via free throws, which are worth one point after the other team is assessed with certain fouls. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated. Basketball is one of the world's most popular and widely watched sports. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the most prominent men's professional basketball league in the world, and the top men's collegiate (NCAA) Basketball teams attract audiences of millions of people. In many parts of the world, especially in Europe, basketball is also a very popular women's sport. The first basketball game was played in 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, by James Naismith. Naismith was a Canadian physical education instructor who invented the game as a way to keep his students active during the long New England winters. The first game was played with a soccer ball and two peach baskets, and it quickly became popular. Basketball has evolved since its inception, and today there are many different variations of the game, including wheelchair basketball, streetball, and 3-on-3 basketball. Basketball is also a popular sport at the high school and collegiate levels in the United States. The game of basketball is governed by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), which oversees all international competitions. The governing body for collegiate (NCAA) and professional (NBA) basketball in the United States is the National Basketball Association. The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup and the Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament both feature national teams from continental championships. The main North American professional women's basketball league is the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), which began play in 1997. Buy cheap basketball tickets today at Yadara. Slam dunk, alley-oop, halfcourt buzzer-beater - don’t miss a second of live basketball action. We’ve got the most affordable sports tickets to all the best games. Whether you’re a fan of the NBA, NCAA, WNBA, or EuroLeague – we’ve got you covered. Plus, our prices are unbeatable. You won’t find better deals anywhere else. Get closer to the action with courtside seats and experience the excitement of live basketball up close and personal. Our tickets will get you right into the heart of the game. Purchase your Basketball tickets today at Yadara! For more ticket information, visit our website at Yadara.com.