The 2014-15 NBA season finally kicks off this week with top priced games in the secondary market featuring big market teams as part of this week’s top 5 NBA tickets. There are some very intriguing opening day matchups this week that include the New York Knicks hosting the Chicago Bulls at the Garden this Thursday and the San Antonio Spurs kicking off their new season at home against the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night in what should be another exciting year of NBA basketball.
Below are the five most expensive NBA games of the week on the secondary market, according to TicketIQ.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will have their first home game at the Quicken Loans Arena when they host their conference rival the New York Knicks. On Thursday night, LeBron James begins his second stint with Cleveland in hopes of bringing that franchise their first ever NBA Championship. Season opening Cavaliers tickets against the Knicks have a current average price of $752.59 on the secondary market with a get-in price of $209.
10/29/14- Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks | Avg. Price: $424.90 | Get in Price: $132
Before heading to Cleveland, the New York Knicks will begin their campaign at home when they host conference rival Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. The Knicks will look to get back into playoff contention in Derek Fisher’s first year as head coach. Knicks tickets against the Bulls have a secondary average price of $424.90 with a get-in price of $132 as tickets are now up 5% over the past week.
10/31/14- Cleveland Cavaliers at Chicago Bulls | Avg. Price: $382.32 | Get in Price: $130
On Halloween night, the Chicago Bulls have their home opening game when they host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the United Center in the first of four meetings this season between these division rivals. Both the Bulls and the Cavaliers are expected to be the class of the Eastern Conference as it will be interesting to see if these two teams can live up to their expectations. Bulls tickets in their home opener against the Cavs have a current average price of $382.32 on the secondary market with a get-in price of $130.
The defending NBA Champions San Antonio Spurs begin their season Tuesday night at the AT&T Center where they will host the Dallas Mavericks as the Spurs will look to repeat as Champions for the first time in the Popovich/Duncan era. Spurs tickets in their season opener against the Mavericks have a secondary market average price of $329.87 with a get-in price of $141.
Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers kick off their NBA regular season Tuesday night at the Staples Center where they will host the Houston Rockets as the Lakers look to be relevant this year after a disastrous campaign last season. Lakers tickets have a current average price of $266.89 on the secondary market with a get-in price of $64.