This is the third in a series of posts we’ll be running through December to help you find great deals on tickets across sports, concert, and theater events. Tickets make a great gift, and who doesn’twant to save a little money while spreading holiday cheer?

There are several great deals for NBA tickets around the league.  Games that you might think the ticket prices would be sky high for often have some great deals on the secondary ticket market with tickets available for less than face value.  Let’s take a look around the league to show a few examples.

New York Knicks at Miami Heat on December 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Section 310, Row 19 – Face value for these tickets is $75 and they are listed for $55.  Theses seats are toward the corner of the court in the upper level of the arena.  While these seats aren’t the closest to the court, they offer a good viewing perspective.  The Heat and the Knicks are two large market teams and are also currently two of the hottest teams in the NBA.  This should be a great game and the fact there are tickets available to this game for below face value is amazing.

Golden State Warriors at Miami Heat on January 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Section 106, Row 27 – Face value for these tickets is $250 and they are listed for $192.  Center court seats for a Heat game available at below face value.  Although the Golden State Warriors might not be the most competitive team in the league, this is a good opportunity to sit center court for below face value and watch the LeBron-Wade-Bosch show.

Dallas Mavericks at Chicago Bulls on January 20, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Section 118, Row 16 – Face value for these tickets is $135 and they are listed for $126.  As of 12/14/10, the Mavs are the third best in the NBA by winning percentage and the Bulls are in first place in the Eastern Central.  This is a quality match up and these seats are located just 16 rows from the corner of the court.

San Antonio Spurs at Utah Jazz on January 26, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Section 13, Row 29 – Face value for these tickets is $66 and they are listed for $47.  These seats are toward the top of the lower level and located behind the hoop.  When you are watching a game on TV and see the people who are behind the hoop waving things around trying to distract a free throw shooter, these are the seats they are sitting in.  The Spurs and the Jazz are two of the best teams in the NBA and are both sitting in first place in their respective divisions.

These are just a few examples taken from some of the of the higher quality match ups and from games played in some of the large markets. There are so many great deals out there in the NBA right now, you can even find tickets to some games for less than 50% of face value.

Indiana Pacers at Philadelphia 76ers on January 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Section 120, Row 24 – Face value for these tickets is $54 and they are listed for $18, just 33.3% of face value.  Even though these two teams are a few games below .500, its hard to pass up good tickets for a third of the face value.  These tickets would make a great holiday present for any 76ers fan.

Take a look at the NBA tickets in your area and tell us the tickets you bought for less than face value in the comments or on Twitter @SeatGeek.