The Washington Wizards closed out 2014 with the third-best record in the Eastern Conference at 22-9 and a home record of 14-4. Following a playoff appearance last year, the Wizards acquired the veteran mentality of Paul Pierce in the offseason and will look to make a major run at the Conference Championship this season. With Pierce providing ample support to a cast of young guns, the Wizards' success has largely been influenced by star point guard John Wall. After being left off the World Cup team earlier this year, Wall has blossomed into one of the NBA's premiere talents and is a likely bid to represent the Eastern Conference in this year's All-Star Game. As the team looks to retain a top spot in the East, Wizards tickets over their final 23 home games is $113.13 on the secondary market. Below is a comprehensive list of the top five home games on the Wizards schedule in 2015:
(Tickets for all Warriors games can be purchased at the bottom of this post)
2/2/15 vs Cleveland Cavaliers | Avg. Price: $243.16 | Get-in: $55
The Wizards’ most expensive game in 2015 will come against LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers on February 2. The Cavs have failed to meet the overwhelming expectations that were placed upon them when LeBron and Kevin Love teamed up with Kyrie Irving in the offseason, but they have still driven ticket prices up on the secondary market on the road. The average secondary price for Wizards vs Cavaliers tickets is $243.16 and get-in price starts at $55.
1/21/15 vs Oklahoma City Thunder | Avg. Price: $157.98 | Get-in: $29
The Wizards welcome the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 21 in an early 2015 matchup. The second top-priced game remaining on the Wizards schedule, the average price for Wizards vs Thunder tickets is $157.98 and get-in price starts at $29. The Thunder have been plagued by injury as both their stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant have been in and out of the lineup, causing the team to sit at .500 on the year as a result. As the Thunder look to make a postseason push with Westbrook and Durant at the helm, a playoff-like atmosphere will certainly fill the Verizon Center when the Thunder they head D.C. later this month.
2/24/15 vs Golden State Warriors | Avg. Price: $152.45 | Get-in: $22
The third most expensive home game for the Wizards in 2015 will be played against the Golden State Warriors on February 24. The average secondary price for Wizards vs Warriors tickets is $152.45 and get-in price is $22. The Warriors currently hold an NBA-best 26-5 record and have gone 12-1 at home. Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have led the way for the Warriors over the season’s first half and will likely be heading to New York for this year’s All-Star Game next month.
1/9/15 vs Chicago Bulls | Avg. Price: $147.16 | Get-in: $43
The Bulls will travel to the nation’s capital on January 9 to play the Wizards, where the current average price for Wizards vs Bulls tickets is $147.16 on the secondary market. Get-in price for the game starts at $43. The Bulls own first-place honors in the Central division of the Eastern Conference and will likely usher in a postseason feel when they head to the Verizon Center later this week. The Bulls’ success has been led by Derrick Rose, who has made a significant impact on the team following a slew of injuries over the past two seasons.
4/3/15 vs New York Knicks | Avg. Price: $138.26 | Get-in: $20
The Wizards host the New York Knicks on April 3, which will be the fifth most expensive home game on their schedule this season. The Knicks have been one of the biggest disappointments in the NBA under the new leadership of both Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher, though demand still remains high to see the team on the road. The average secondary price for Wizards vs Knicks tickets is $138.26 and get-in price is $20. They have bumbled through the season’s first half, going just 5-31 through their first 36 games. The Wizards will look to usher a final blow to the wounded Knicks in April when they welcome Carmelo Anthony and his blundering cast of lackluster talent.