Everybody has their own likes and dislikes. We have a Air B&B in what is called Up Country (N. side of the Mountain up a ways). that is not very close to where the games are played, but we will be renting a car and nothing is really very far on the Island. There are Thousands (yes thousands) of rooms not far. Just go online and look around. You are bound to find something. The arena is on the other side of the island from the airport so there is that, probably about a 30-40 min drive.
If you are going that far and have never been to Maui (or the other islands), do yourself a favor and plan on taking some days to look around. There is lots to see and do. If you haven’t been there, Pearl Harbor is an absolute must. We all owe it to those guys. If you are alive, it will get to you. It is only 30 min flight over to Maui from there.
We have several members of the board who are more knowledgeable than I about Maui. I am sure as it gets closer, there will be all sorts of information coming out. Remember, each likes different things, but I would not worry too much about being close to the arena. Most things on that side of the island are relatively close. Great hotels, condos, and Air B&B pretty much all around. Oh yes, Maui is not a cheap place at all.