(UPDATE 5/14/15) The Memphis Grizzlies find themselves heading back to FedExForum Friday night on the brink of elimination. The team looked lifeless against the Warriors in Game 5 Wednesday, posting just 78 points as the Steph Curry and Co. cruised to a 20-point victory. With the series traveling to Memphis and the Warriors possessing the ability to clinch, Game 6 ticket prices on the secondary market have dropped considerably since the beginning of the week.
According to TicketIQ, the average secondary price for Game 6 Grizzlies vs Warriors tickets is now $202.28, down 37.8% from Monday’s average of $325.62. The cheapest available ticket is currently listed for just $60. A significant price nosedive also occurred in the days leading up to Wednesday’s Game 5 at Oracle Arena, where ticket price slid from its $407 peak average Sunday to $292.30 just hours before tipoff. Should the series extend to a Game 7 back in Oakland, however, the median price for tickets is currently $548.14. Get-in price for that game is $165.
Warriors Game 5 Tickets vs Grizzlies Are Averaging $330 On Resale Market
(UPDATE 5/12/15) In the most decisive game of the series so far, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 101-84 in Game 4 to draw the series even. NBA MVP Stephen Curry led all scorers with 33 points. Draymond Green also added a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Game 5 of the series will be played in Oakland on Wednesday night. The current average price of Warriors playoff tickets for Game 5 on the secondary market is $330.27, which is below the average price of both Games 1 and 2. The get-in price of $126 is also the least expensive ticket of the three games at Oracle Arena thus far.
Warriors Game 5 Tickets More Than Double The Price Of Grizzles Game 4 Tickets
(UPDATE 5/11/15) After not losing a game in the first round, the Golden State Warriors find themselves in a hole. Heading into Game 4 of their series with the Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors are down two games to one. During the regular season the Warriors were the highest scoring team in the league, but the Grizzlies have held them under 100 points in two games this series. In the other, Golden State scored just 101. For Game 4, Grizzlies playoff tickets have an average price of $168.26. It will cost almost as much just to get-in for Game 5 at Golden State, with the least expensive ticket listed at $120.
Warriors vs Grizzlies Playoff Tickets For Game 3 At Fedex Forum Are Averaging $175 Per Seat
(UPDATE 5/6/15) The Golden State Warriors can lose basketball games. That was proven by the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. After sweeping the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round, the Warriors suffered their first loss of the playoffs to the Grizzlies Memphis will now head home to FedExForum with the series tied at 1-1. Grizzlies playoff tickets for Game 3 have an average price of $175.40 on the secondary market with a get-in price of $44. Game 4 on Monday is currently 17.2% less expensive with an average price of $145.06 and a get-in price of $31.
Warriors vs Grizzlies Tickets 107% More Expensive at Oracle Arena Than FedEx Arena
(UPDATE 5/4/15) The Golden State Warriors have taken a 1-0 series lead over the Memphis Grizzlies in the Western Conference Semifinal Round, marking the team’s fifth consecutive win in this year’s playoffs. The series will host Game 2 at the Oracle Arena on Tuesday, and secondary market ticket prices will be significantly more expensive in Oakland than in Memphis over its potential six remaining games.
According to TicketIQ, the average price for Warriors vs Grizzlies tickets is now $262.19. With the Oracle Arena scheduled to host Games 2 and, if necessary, 5 and 7, Warriors tickets average at $399.13 on the secondary market. The FedEx Arena will host Games 3, 4, and, if necessary, 6, and currently sees secondary tickets average at $192.59.
The most expensive game of the series will be a potential Game 7 on May 17. That game owns a secondary average of $478.95 and the get-in price starts at $169. The most expensive game in Memphis would be a possible Game 6 on May 15, where secondary tickets see a $235.32 average and $64 get-in price.
On the other side of the financial spectrum, the cheapest game of the series will be Game 4 in Memphis on May 11. That game owns a $174.36 average and the cheapest available ticket is priced at $30 on the secondary market.
Under the leadership of MVP Stephen Curry, the Warriors are playing in their second Semifinal round since 2013, but the team has failed to advance to the Conference Finals since the 1975-76 season. Since that time, the Warriors have clinched just 10 playoff berths, including this season’s run. The Grizzlies are in the midst of their fifth consecutive postseason run and are looking to advance to the Conference Finals for the second time since 2013.
2015 Warriors vs. Grizzlies Playoff Tickets Are 17.2% Higher At Oracle Arena Than FedEx Forum
(4/30/15) The Golden State Warriors breezed through the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. The Pelicans played as well as they could and likely would have avoided a sweep against any other team, but the Warriors were just too good. Golden State will now look to the Memphis Grizzlies, their opponent in Round 2. Memphis defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in five games after taking a 3-0 lead to start the series.
Golden State will have home court advantage during the series, potentially hosting four home games. Warriors fans, however, apparently aren’t expecting the series to go that long. The secondary market average price for Warriors playoff tickets is $402.02 across all four games. However, the average price for Game 2 ($394.64) is more expensive than the average for Game 5 ($384.61). Typically in a playoff series games will be more expensive as the series advances, but Warriors fans could be hoping Game 2 will be the last at Oracle Arena. Game 5 would only happen if Golden State loses one of the first four, something that did not happen in the first round.
Golden State held the most expensive secondary market tickets during the regular season, but Memphis will hang with them for this series. Grizzlies playoff tickets have an average price of $343.03, just 14.67% cheaper than the games in Oakland. Games 3 and 4 have a combined average price of $372.90. Like the Warriors, the non-guaranteed game has a discounted price. The average for Game 6 is just $236.03 at FedExForum
Memphis and Golden State met three times during the regular season with the Warriors holding a 2-1 advantage. Memphis’ one win was at home on December 16, the first meeting between the two, by a score of 105-98.