It's the game even the most casual NBA fans have been waiting for - the Golden State Warriors will host the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena tonight, penning a battle between the top two teams in the NBA through the first half of the season. Both teams have stormed out of the gate in historic fashion, with the Warriors having posted a 24-game win streak between October and December and the Spurs currently on a 13-game run of their own. It comes as no surprise, then, that their showdown in Oakland is this week's most expensive NBA game.
View the complete list of the top-priced games of the week below, according to TicketIQ:
1/25/16 San Antonio Spurs @ Golden State Warriors | Avg. Price: $517.08 | Get-in: $160
There was little doubt before the season started that both the Warriors and Spurs would sit atop the Western Conference for the majority of the season. However, few expected both teams to be on the verge of history, with both gunning to dethrone the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls as the team with the best record in NBA history. The average price for Golden State Warriors tickets against the Spurs is now $517.08 and the cheapest ticket available is $160.
Tonight's game will be a landmark showcase for both squads, and the Spurs could thin the Warriors two-game lead i the Western Conference with a major win on the road tonight. It will be the first of four regular season meetings this season, with the three following games coming in March and April.
1/27/16 Dallas Mavericks @ Golden State Warriors | Avg. Price: $354.57 | Get-in: $77
The Warriors will again appear on this week's top games list when they host the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. Dallas Mavericks tickets against the Warriors now own a secondary market average of $354.57 and the cheapest ticket available is $77. The Mavericks currently serve as the sixth seed in the West at 25-21 on the season.
1/28/16 Chicago Bulls @ Los Angeles Lakers | Avg. Price: $343.55 | Get-in: $98
Kobe Bryant's farewell tour continues, and the future Hall of Famer is continuing to make ticket prices surge at Staples Center for remaining Lakers home games this season. Despite owning the worst record in the West at just 9-37, the Lakers will generate massive ticket demand as Bryant plays out his final games in purple and gold. They'll welcome the Chicago Bulls on Thursday and the average secondary market price for Los Angeles Lakers tickets against the Bulls is $343.55. If looking just to get in, the cheapest ticket starts from $98.
1/29/16 Los Angeles Lakers @ Los Angeles Clippers | Avg. Price: $342.07 | Get-in: $92
The latest chapter of the Battle for Los Angeles will occur on Friday night when the Clippers host the Lakers at Staples Center. It will be the first of three games between the two teams this season, and the average price for Los Angeles Clippers tickets against the Lakers this week is currently $342.07. The get-in price starts from $92.