(UPDATE 4/29/15) After falling in a 3-0 hole against the Chicago Bulls, the Milwaukee Bucks have battled back to force a Game 6. The game will be held at BMO Harris Bradley Center on Thursday night. As a potential elimination game, Bucks vs Bulls tickets will just be 12% more expensive than the average price of Game 4 on the secondary market. The average price for Game 6 is $247.28. Game 4, of course, was also a potential elimination game for the Bucks, as they snuck out a 92-90 victory. If the Bucks were to win, they would force a Game 7 in Chicago on Saturday, for a game that has an average price of $367.42.
2015 Bulls vs Bucks Playoff Tickets at BMO Harris Bradley Center 4% Below United Center
(UPDATE 4-23-2015) For the first time in two seasons, an NBA Playoff game will be played in Milwaukee. However, the Bucks will be looking for their first playoff win on their home court since the 2009-10 season. They were swept in 2013 by the Miami Heat and will be trying to avoid that fate against the Chicago Bulls. Bucks playoff tickets will be close to the secondary market prices in Chicago for the first two games. The average price for Games 3 and 4 is $232.62, just 4% below the average of Games 1 and 2 at United Center.
2015 Bulls vs Bucks Playoff Tickets Now 83% Higher at United Center than BMO Harris Bradley Center
(UPDATE 4-20-2015) With a 103-91 win against over the Milwaukee Bucks, the Chicago Bulls took a 1-0 series lead in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Jimmy Butler led the way for the Bulls with 25 points and six assists. Derrick Rose was right behind him with 23 points and seven assists. The average price of Bulls playoff tickets for Game 2 is $152.75, 55.6% below the series average at United Center. Games will be 83% more expensive in Chicago than when the series moves to Milwaukee for Games 3, 4 and potentially 6. Bucks playoff tickets have an average price of $188.24.
With their 50th win of the season on Wednesday, the Chicago Bulls officially claimed the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Tom Thibodeau’s team will play the sixth-seeded Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and secondary market tickets will be significantly more expensive in Chicago than in Milwaukee.
According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for the seven-game series is $251.67. With Games 1, 2 and, if necessary, 5 and 7 scheduled in Chicago, the average price for Bulls playoff tickets at the United Center over the first round is $277.60. Chicago had the third highest secondary market average price during the regular season, and that was even while missing Derrick Rose for most of the season. Even as the Bulls had a high regular season average, Bulls playoff tickets will hold a 26.4% premium over the regular season.
Prices for playoff games in Chicago will also be 28.8% more expensive than the $195.37 average that Bucks playoff tickets will see at the BMO Harris Bradley Center during the quarterfinals. Only a potential Game 6 in Milwaukee has an average price above $200 during the series. The average prices for the two games that will definitely take place are $179.17 and $188.91.
The Bucks fell to the Celtics in their final regular season game Wednesday, evening their record to .500 on the year. However, in a weak Eastern Conference, a .500 record was enough to be the sixth best team in the conference. Milwaukee spent the regular season as one of the most surprising teams in the NBA. The youth and development of the roster also made them one of the more exciting teams to watch, however they will face a tough task with the experience of the Bulls. In four games against the Bulls this season, Jason Kidd’s team took just one win from Chicago. Game 1 is scheduled for tip off this Saturday at 7pm.