(UPDATE 5/20/15) For the first time since since becoming the Atlanta Hawks, the franchise will host an NBA Conference Finals game. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals will be held on Wednesday night at Philips Arena. On the secondary market, Hawks playoff tickets have an average price of $376.90 and a get-in price of $79 for Game 1. Prices will be 44.8% more expensive for Game 2 on Friday night with an average price of $546.10 and a get-in price of $109. Hawks tickets are currently listed at crazy prices for the non-guaranteed games later in the series. Both Games 5 and 7 currently have an average price above $1,000.
(UPDATE 4/29/15) The Atlanta Hawks looked primed for an easy first round matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, but they’ve found themselves tied in a 2-2 series. Atlanta won both games at Philips Arena, but the Nets battled back and won both at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The series will head back to Atlanta on Wednesday night. On the secondary market, the average price for Game 5 Hawks vs Nets tickets is below $100, $94.16. Game 7, however, has an average price of $351.52 on Sunday if it is necessary to decided the series. Game 6 at Barclays Center has an average price of $195.14 in Brooklyn on Friday night.
(Update 4-23-2015) The Brooklyn Nets have been able to keep the first two games of the series close, but the Atlanta Hawks have come away with a win in both. The series will now head to Barclays Center in Brooklyn with the Nets hoping to not be swept by the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed. In the 0-2 hole, Nets playoff tickets will not be seeing high prices for games in Brooklyn. The average price for Games 3 and 4 is just $172.94, 10% below the average from Games 1 and 2 at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
2015 Hawks vs Nets Playoff Tickets 65% More Expensive at Phillips Arena Than Barclays Center
(Update 4-20-2015) If the Atlanta Hawks are trying to prove that they’re the team to beat in the East, they certainly made a strong case for themselves in Game 1 of the quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets Sunday. The Hawks went up 32-20 after the first quarter and cruised to a 99-92 win at the Phillips Arena. Game 2 is set for Thursday night, and Hawks playoff tickets for that game currently average at $127.87 on the secondary market. However, if the series returns to Atlanta for Games 5 and 7, fans can expect ticket prices to skyrocket. The average secondary price for all three Hawks games during the first round is $368.01, marking a 64.5% premium over what Nets playoff tickets average at the Barclays Center for Games 3, 4 and, if necessary 6. Over those three games, Nets tickets own a $223.58 average.
It’s been a turbulent home stretch for the Brooklyn Nets, but the team is playoff-bound in 2015. Following a win over the Magic and a Pacers loss to the Grizzlies, the Nets have claimed the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and will face the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in the first round. Don’t expect tickets to be cheap in either the Philips Arena or Barclays Center, however, as tickets for the seven-game series are averaging at $231.37 on the secondary market.
According to TicketIQ, the average price for Hawks playoff tickets is $189.67 at the Philips Arena over the quarterfinal round. The Hawks will host Games 1, 2 and, if necessary, 5 and 7. Ticket prices will be significantly higher at the Barclays Center for Games 3, 4 and a possible Game 6, as Nets playoff tickets in the first round average at $247.92 on the secondary market. That marks a 30.7% premium for tickets in Brooklyn than in Atlanta.
The Nets sneaked into the playoffs after winning just their 19th game at home on Wednesday. The Hawks, on the other hand, enter the first round with 60 wins under their belt, trailing just the league-leading Warriors for the best record in the NBA this season. The Hawks set a franchise record for most wins in a season, surpassing both the 1986-87 and 1993-94 seasons that saw the team win 57 games.
The Nets finish the 2014-15 season with a 38-44 record, the worst among all 16 teams in the playoffs. The Eastern Conference will welcome two other teams with a .500 or sub-.500 record in the 40-42 Celtics and 41-41 Bucks.