For Shot At Best Start In NBA History, Warriors Tickets Are Most Expensive of NBA Season
November 23, 2015
The Golden State Warriors are pretty good. At this point, there’s no denying that. After winning the NBA title last season, they’ve not only followed that up with the best start to a season from a defending champ, but one of the best starts to a season for any team ever. With their 15th consecutive win to start the season, the Warriors tied the 1948-49 Washington Capitols and 1993-94 Houston Rockets for the best start to an NBA regular season in history. On Tuesday night, the Warriors will host the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena for a chance for a record 16-0 start.
As would be expected, tickets for this historic game for a team that’s already drawing the most expensive prices on the secondary market are the highest in the league. Warriors tickets for Tuesday night’s game against the Lakers is the most expensive regular season game in the NBA this season. The current average price is $718.11 with a get-in price of $280.
The next most expensive game in Golden State comes on Christmas Day against the Cleveland Cavaliers with an average price of $542.13 and a get-in price of $184. That game is also the second most expensive across all of the NBA this year, followed by a Cavaliers visit to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Knicks on March 26. That is currently the only other game with an average price above $500 at $506.41 and a get-in price of $125.
Golden State leads the league in points per game at 114.5, though is towards the middle of the pack on defense, allowing 100.1 points per game, which ranks 13th. Stephen Curry has improved even from his MVP season last year as he’s averaging 32.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists through the first 15 games.
Having the historic game against the Lakers gives the Warriors the edge in accomplishing the feat. Los Angeles sits in last place in the Western Conference with a 2-11 record, only better than the 0-14 Philadelphia 76ers in the East. ESPN’s BPI gives Golden State a 95 percent chance of winning the game.