The Houston Rockets are great shape to make the playoffs, proving to be one of the elite teams in the Western Conference. They are currently placed third in the standings, led by MVP candidate James Harden, who leads the NBA in points per game and leads his team in assists and steals. James Harden has been carrying the load for this Rockets team since their starting center Dwight Howard has been sidelined with a knee injury missing the past 19 games. The Rockets, however, have gone 13-6 during this stretch as Howard has only played in 32 games thus far this season.
Houston began a four game road trip this past Saturday, defeating the Denver Nuggets before finally returning to the Toyota Center next Tuesday on March 17. They will then host the Orlando Magic for the first of a three game home stand.
The Rockets have nine remaining home games on their schedule and Dwight Howard is still on track to return to the team within the next one to three weeks. Howard leads the team in rebounding, as the star center stated to the press that he is feeling more explosive than at any other point in the season.
Rockets tickets for their nine remaining home games have an average price of $130.86. Their most expensive remaining home game is an April 10 meeting with defending champions San Antonio Spurs. Rockets vs Spurs tickets have a current average price of $196.07 on the secondary market, a 49% premium compared to the Rockets’ home average of their remaining games at the Toyota Center.
All of the Rockets’ remaining home games have tickets going for an average asking price of over $100, but their least expensive game on their remaining home schedule is the March 17 meeting with the Orlando Magic. Rockets vs Magic tickets for this game have a current secondary average price of $107.03 on the secondary market, 18% below the Rockets home average and the least expensive ticket to get in for next Tuesday’s game is $17.
With 19 games still to be played for the Rockets, they still have a strong chance to reach the number two seed in the West as Houston trails the Memphis Grizzlies by just two games. The Rockets will also have to worry about the Blazers possibly catching up to them who only trail Houston for the third seed by just one game as the Rockets still have much to play for with the season winding down.