The Golden State Warriors have the opportunity to win a second straight NBA Championship with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, but they'll have to do so with the likes of All-Star Draymond Green. The 26-year-old was suspended for Game 5 in wake of his controversial flagrant foul to LeBron James in Game 4 Friday night. His absence hasn't appeared to influence falling ticket prices on the secondary market, however, as Game 5 tickets are still in high demand in the hours before tip off.
According to TicketIQ the average resale price for NBA Finals Game 5 tickets is now $1,400.22. If looking just to get inside Oracle Arena, the cheapest tickets are listed from $598 in Section 226. Want to sit as close to the action as possible? First-row seating in Sections 8 and 13 start from $5,103 and $5,694, respectively.
Should the series extend to a Game 6 back in Cleveland on Thursday, tickets will be considerably cheaper. As it stands now, the average resale price for Game 6 Cavaliers vs Warriors tickets is now $1,187.39 and the cheapest ticket is $405. The Cavaliers will have to first come up big on the road tonight if they hope to take down the Warriors. During the regular season, the Warriors lost just two games at home. They've lost just once at home this postseason, falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder, 102-108, in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.
Ticket prices will nearly triple between Cleveland and Oakland if the series stretches to a decisive Game 7 on Sunday. Tickets currently own a secondary market average of $3,074.03 and the get-in price is $1,120.