What is the goal of every team during the regular season? Home-court advantage in the playoffs of course. Being able to start a series in your own backyard gives the players, coaches and fans a chance to unite and defeat the opposition.
Home-court advantage in the NBA has grown even larger with each passing year. The fans are more engaged, the PA announcers can actually ignite momentum for the home team, and the players would much rather stay in their own homes rather than a hotel.
Borrowing a phrase from ESPN" the stats don't lie here either. Based on the number of games an NBA team won at home over the past five years, projections show they would have won 10.17 percent more of their games if they played them all at home. The environments and dimensions don't vary like some other sports, but the NBA does have some interesting variables.