Warriors-Spurs II Leads the Way as This Week's Most Expensive NBA Game
March 14, 2016
The push to the playoffs continues in the NBA this week, and fans across the country will be blessed with a slew of marquee games over the weekend. From a Western Conference showdown between the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors to LeBron's latest return to Miami, there will be no shortage of action on the court through Sunday.
Below is the complete list of this week's most expensive games below, according to TicketIQ:
3/19/16 San Antonio Spurs vs Golden State Warriors | Avg. Price: $880.57 | Get-in: $238
The Warriors may be captivating the masses with their historic run this season, but not far behind in standings are the Spurs, who have compiled their own notable run. At 56-10 the Spurs own the second best record in the league and will hope to give the Warriors the rare experience of a loss when they host them on Saturday. The average price for San Antonio Spurs tickets on the secondary market against the Warriors is now $880.57 and the cheapest ticket is now $238. The Warriors dismantled the Spurs in their own prior meeting this season, taking a 120-90 victory at home back in January.
3/18/16 Dallas Mavericks vs Golden State Warriors | Avg. Price: $396.99 | Get-in: $129
The Warriors again appear on this week's top games list for a game against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center on Friday. With Stephen Curry and Co. traveling to Dallas for first time this season, Mavericks tickets are reaching playoff-like prices for Friday's game. Mavericks vs Warriors tickets currently average $396.99 and the get-in price starts from $129 on the resale market. The Mavericks handed the Warriors their second loss of the season back in December though would fall 127-107 upon their return to Oakland the following month.
3/18/16 Orlando Magic vs Cleveland Cavaliers | Avg. Price: $362.53 | Get-in: $67
It has been yet another season of forget in Orlando, where the Magic have stumbled to a 28-37 record and possess 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Despite their woes on the court, however, they'll garner a big demand for tickets this Friday when they welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to Amway Center. With Magic tickets on the resale market averaging $362.53 and the get-in price starting from $67, it will be the second most expensive game in Orlando this season behind a February 25 meeting with the Warriors ($383.01 avg./$75 get-in).
3/18/16 Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns | Avg. Price: $356.27 | Get-in: $92
Kobe Bryant nearly played the hero role in Sunday night's loss to the Knicks, but couldn't capitalize on a go-ahead corner jumper with nine seconds remaining in the game. His farewell tour is making its final stops, and the Los Angeles Lakers will host the Phoenix Suns on Friday night in what will be the fourth most expensive game this week. Lakers tickets against the Suns now average $356.27 and the cheapest ticket is $92 on the secondary market. However, it is the second cheapest game remaining at Staples Center this season behind a March 15 battle with the Sacramento Kings ($272.95 avg./$90 get-in).
3/19/16 Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers | Avg. Price: $318.72 | Get-in: $100
LeBron James will take his talents to South Beach on Saturday as the Cavaliers play the Heat at American Airlines Arena. Always a spectacle as he returns to the court where he won two titles, James will bring big price points to Miami this weekend. Miami Heat tickets on the resale market average $318.72 and the get-in price is $100 on the secondary market. In the Cavaliers' first trip to Miami back in December, tickets averaged $280.09 and the get-in price was $67.