NEW ORLEANS - Playoff tickets for the Hornets' first-round series will go on sale April 14, the team announced Wednesday moments after the team secured its third playoff berth in four seasons and first since 2008-09.

Anyone interested in buying tickets before the general public can sign up for the franchise's 'Bee-Mail' at, like the Holike the Hornets Facebook page, follow the Hornets on Twitter or text BUZZ to 95615 to sign up for Mobile Buzz text alerts to have access to an exclusive pre-sale on Friday at 9 a.m.

'After clinching the playoffs tonight withour victory over the Houston Rockets, we are excited to being the process of packing the Hive for the Hornets' 2011 playoffs...,' team president Hugh Weber said.

Further information can be found at or calling 504-525-4667.

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