Houston Rockets Look For Second Half Surge
February 4, 2014
The Houston Rockets currently sit in second place in the Southwest Division with an excellent record of 29-17 and only behind defending Western Conference Champions the San Antonio Spurs.The Rockets are led by swing man James Harden and big man Dwight Howard who combine to form one of the best duo’s in all of the NBA as the two of them lead the Rockets in every major statistical category. Since coming over in a blockbuster trade two season ago James Harden has been the unquestioned leader of the Rockets in addition to one of the best scorers in the league averaging 23.7 points per game this year.
The biggest offseason move in the NBA was the signing of Dwight Howard and has without a doubt paid dividends as he has elevated the Rockets from an average team into a true contender. Howard is averaging 18 points and 12.5 boards a game for Houston and provides the added bonus of being able to defend the paint.
The Rockets have just 16 home games remaining this season with Rockets tickets prices at an average of $127 for those games, down almost $30 from the start of the season when Rockets home games averaged $152. Their next home game will be on Saturday when they play the Cleveland Cavaliers followed by them playing the Phoenix Suns on the 5th. These are two of the Rockets cheapest home games of the season as they are going for $87 and $70 respectively, well below Houston's average home game.
It should also be no surprise that the Rockets most expensive game also comes against their best opponent, the Miami Heat. This March 4th meeting features some of the most skilled players in all the league and could be a sneak preview of the NBA Finals as both teams are skilled enough to make it, with the Heat having gone to the last three and winning two. Tickets for this prime time game are going for an average $341 with a Get-in price of $55, consistent with what this game was going for at the beginning of the season when it averaged $352.