(UPDATE 4/23/15) Following a 111-99 Game 2 win, the Houston Rockets took a commanding 2-0 lead over the Dallas Mavericks in their first round series for the NBA Playoffs. The series will now shift to Dallas with Game 3 being played on Friday night. With an 0-2 hole, Mavericks playoff tickets will not see the same highs on the secondary market as Houston in Games 1 and 2. The average price for Games 3 and 4 at American Airlines Center is $187.43, 20% below the average at Toyota Center for the series’ first two games.
2015 Rockets vs Mavericks Playoff Tickets Now 27% Higher at Toyota Center Than American Airlines Center
(4/20/15) The Houston Rockets cruised to a 118-108 Game 1 victory over the Dallas Mavericks during the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. James Harden took control for the Rockets with 24 points and 11 assists. Game 2 will be played at the Toyota Center on Tuesday and Rockets playoff tickets have an average price of $229.76. Games will be 27% more expensive in Houston as Mavericks playoff tickets have an average price of $262.63 across their three potential home games. Dallas will return home on Friday to play Game 3.
It will be a battle for the Lone Star State as the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks meet in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. At 30 games over .500, the Rockets enter the postseason with the second seed in the Western Conference while the Mavericks have taken the seventh seed at 50-32.
With success comes steeper ticket prices on the secondary market, however, and Rockets fans will be paying more at the Toyota Center than at the American Airlines Center in the first round. According to TicketIQ, the average price for the seven-game series is $250.55. Rockets playoff tickets for all four potential games in Houston average at $274.15, 18.5% more expensive than the $231.31 average that Mavericks playoff tickets are seeing during the first round in Dallas.
The cheapest game of the series will be Game 3 in Dallas. The average secondary price for Mavericks vs Rockets playoff tickets to that game is currently $198.02 on the secondary market, the only game in the series that owns an average below $200. The get-in price for that game starts at $43.
The Rockets will host Games 1, 2 and, if necessary, Games 5 and 7. James Harden and co. took three out of four games against the Mavericks in the regular season, winning two of those games at the Toyota Center. The two teams last met in first round of the 2004 playoffs and the Mavs eliminated the Rockets in seven games. Since then, the Rockets have entered the second round just once in five postseason berths while the Mavs, who have dealt with their own playoff struggles, claimed the NBA Championship in 2011.