The Golden State Warriors closed out an impressive 2014 under first time head coach Steve Kerr last week and have owned the top spot in the Western Conference amidst their surging play. The team has strung together 27 wins due to the shooting prowess of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, who are perhaps better known by their nickname “The Splash Brothers”. They’ll look to make their streaking ways a top priority in the New Year. Over the team's final 26 home games, Warriors tickets own an average secondary price of $162.21 at the Oracle Arena. Below is a comprehensive list of the top five most expensive games remaining on the Warriors schedule:
1/9 vs Cleveland Cavaliers | Avg. Price: $245.74 | Get-in: $47
The Warriors most expensive home game in 2015 will be played against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 9, though the team will likely be without LeBron James due to injury. The Cavs have not lived up to the hype placed upon them during the offseason and have posted a mediocre 19-16 record in a relatively weak Eastern Conference. Without LeBron at the helm, ticket prices to the game have plummeted on the secondary market since last week, falling more than 20% from its previous average of $307.80. The average secondary price for Warriors vs Cavaliers tickets is now $245.74 and get-in price is $47.
3/8 vs Los Angeles Clippers | Avg. Price: $237.37 | Get-in: $74
The Warriors play host to the Clippers on March 8, which is sure to be a fiery contest. This matchup has recently become a big rivalry as they faced off in the playoffs last year and also this past Christmas Day. The average price for Warriors vs Clippers tickets is $237.37 and get-in price is listed at $74 on the secondary market. The Clippers currently stand just 5.5 games behind the Warriors in the Pacific division and will be looking to secure a pivotal win against Blake Griffin and company in March.
2/20 vs San Antonio Spurs | Avg. Price: $219.58 | Get-in: $69
The Warriors’ third most expensive home game in 2015 comes against the defending NBA champion the San Antonio Spurs on February 20. The Spurs have had a surprisingly dismal start to their season, going just 21-14 and good enough for fourth place in a competitive Southwest division. They’ll head to Oakland at the end of February, where the average secondary price for Warriors vs Spurs tickets is $219.58. Get-in price for the game starts at $69.
1/27 vs Chicago Bulls | Avg. Price: $210.39 | Get-in: $60
The Bulls head to the Bay Area at the end of the month when they take on the Warriors at the Oracle Arena on January 27. The average price for Warriors vs Bulls tickets is $210.39 and get-in price starts at $60. The Bulls struggled in the absence of Derrick Rose earlier this season, but have still managed a Central division-best record at 25-10. With Rose returning to full health, the late January game could potentially serve as Finals matchup between the two interconference teams.
3/16 vs Los Angeles Lakers | Avg. Price: $210.14 | Get-in: $65
Rounding off the Warriors’ top five priciest home games on the secondary market is a visit from Kobe Bryant and the struggling Lakers on March 16. Warriors vs Lakers tickets currently average at $210.14 on the secondary market, with get-in price starting at $65. Bryant’s bumbling cast of Lakers heads north to Oakland to play the streaking Warriors in an otherwise forgettable season. The team has gone just 11-24 over its first 35 games and will likely remain in the basement of the Western Conference through the end of the season. Despite their struggles, however, the Lakers have still managed to generate big secondary ticket prices when they visit the Oracle Arena in mid-March.