What a unbelievable start to the 2014 NBA playoffs have been, as almost every game has been a nail biter with amazing play from all teams involved, big shots made, numerous overtime games and tremendous displays of competiveness, grit, and a will to win. The playoffs are definitely living up to its billing that not even alleged comments made from Clippers owner Donald Sterling can overshadow the great play we are witnessing from the best players in the game. The Miami Heat are looking like the champs, the Thunder and Grizzlies have been battling in a great series, the Clippers have to regroup after this week’s turn of events, and the Mavericks are on the verge of a big upset out west. Here are the top 5 NBA games this week.
4/30/14- Brooklyn Nets vs Toronto Raptors (Game 5) | Avg. Price: $426.25 | Get in Price: $118
This series is now tied at 2-2 after the Toronto Raptors pulled away with an 87-79 victory over the Brooklyn Nets Sunday night. The Raptors closed out the fourth quarter on a 14-2 run as DeMar DeRozan finished with 22 points, while Kyle Lowry added 22 points for Toronto. The Nets will now visit the Air Canada Centre on April 30 for game 5 of this series. Toronto Raptors tickets for this game have average price of $426.25 with a get in price of $118 as tickets are up 13% over the past week.
5/3/14- Memphis Grizzlies vs Oklahoma City Thunder (Game 7) | Avg. Price: $401.59 | Get in Price: $80
What a series this has been between these two teams. 3 straight over time games that have been down to wire with unbelievable shots being made down the stretch by both teams. There is simply no quit in either of these squads and the winner of this series will come down to who simply wants its more. Reggie Jackson saved the Thunder’s season in game 4 Saturday finishing the game with 32 points. The series is now down to a best of three and if both teams are unable to win the next two games consecutively, game 7 will be on May 3rd at the Chesapeake Arena. If necessary OKC Thunder tickets for game 7 have an average price of $401.59 with a get in price $80 as tickets are now up 15%.
5/2/14- Miami Heat vs Charlotte Bobcats (Game 6) | Avg. Price: $398.67 | Get in Price $54
The Miami Heat are looking like the championship teams of old as they have a commanding 3-0 series lead against the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats are not laying down and have been fighting, but they are simply overmatched as the Heat are simply a better basketball team. Expect the Bobcats to be swept, however if necessary game 6 will on May 2 as the Bobcats host Miami at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Charlotte Bobcats tickets have an average price of $398.67, a get in price of $54 as tickets are now up 7%.
5/2/14- San Antonio Spurs vs Dallas Mavericks (Game 6) | Avg. Price: $354.06 | Get in Price: $61
This has been an interesting series as the Mavericks coming in had lost all 4 games in the regular season against the Spurs, but after that amazing buzzer beater three by Vince Carter in game 3 the Mavericks have 2-1 series lead. The Spurs will try to regroup after the devastating loss with a must win in game 4. If necessary game 6 of this series is on May 2nd as Dallas will host San Antonio at the American Airlines Arena. Dallas Maverick tickets for game 6 have an average price of $354.06 with a get in price of $61 and tickets are now up 16%.
5/1/14- Los Angeles Clippers vs Golden State Warriors (Game 6) | Avg. Price: $346.62 | Get in Price: $13
Unfortunately the LA Clippers are distracted due to alleged comments made by their owner Donald Sterling that was first reported by TMZ this past weekend. It showed in game 4 as the Clippers came out flat and the Warriors showed no mercy with a blowout win. The Clippers must find a way to regroup as game 6 of this series is on May 1st at the Oracle Arena. Golden State Warrior tickets for game 6 have an average price of $346.62 with a get in price of $13 and tickets are up 2%.
Expect more fireworks as the first round of the NBA playoffs concludes