Sitting close to the action during a basketball game lets fans see every play and hear the pleas for silence from the family living underneath the court. Appease your hoops-loving senses with this GrouponLive deal to an Austin Toros playoff basketball game against the Erie BayHawks at Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park. For $15, you get one ticket for club-level seating in sections 106 or 107 on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m. (a $30.53 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 2 p.m. Club-level ticketholders will have access to the club lounge, where food and drinks are available for purchase.
As the NBA Development League affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs, the Austin Toros take the court against the New York Knicks affiliate Erie BayHawks during the first round of the playoffs. In 50 regular-season games, the Toros sprinted to second place in the West Conference with a 33–17 overall record, including a stellar 19–6 home record thanks to the nest of king cobras stationed behind the opposition's bench. Carldell "Squeaky" Johnson lives up to his nickname by donning a rusty suit of armor before heroic dashes to the hoop, and forward Eric Dawson captains the offense, averaging 17 points per game. Toros supporters soak in the action from club-level seats, which also provide unrivaled views of the Capital City Dancers and Da Bull as he valiantly attempts to retie his sneakers with his hooves.
As members of the NBA Development League, the Toros serve as the minor-league affiliate of the San Antonio Spurs, fostering the NBA's future stars from the moment they hatch from their locker-room cocoons. In 2012, the franchise won its first-ever D-League championship, spurred by the home crowd's raucous celebrations, which are led by the Capital City Dance Team and mascot Da Bull. As an extension of their commitment to developing young talent, the Toros also host youth development camps, providing players in grades 4–9 with the opportunity to develop their potential before high-school physics class teaches them that slam dunks are impossible.