The Mecca of basketball will play host to the priciest game of the week on Saturday as the Knicks set to welcome the Cavaliers. While the trade rumor mill is at an all-time high for Carmelo Anthony, fans will be paying up to potentially see his last showdown against the Eastern Conference champs in a Knicks jersey. The Clippers, Kings, Rockets and Nets also host top-priced games this week.
View the complete list below, according to TicketIQ:
2/4/17 Cleveland Cavaliers @ New York Knicks | Average Resale Price: $527.05 | Get-in Price: $159
The Knicks have struggled mightily against the Cavaliers this season, but on Saturday, New York starts a five-game homestand. The Knicks have an above-.500 record this season at Madison Square Garden, and they will look for some help from their home crowd when facing the Eastern Conference’s best squad. Knicks tickets at Madison Square Garden currently average $527 and the get-in price is $159. This contest will be the Cavaliers’ last trip to New York this regular season.
2/2/17 Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers | Average Resale Price: $314.36 | Get-in Price: $92
After starting January with a seven-game winning streak, the Clippers did not play as well to finish January. However, the Warriors were consistent during the month and lost just two games from December 28 to January 29. On January 29, the Warriors defeated the Clippers for the second time this season in as many tries. Clippers tickets against the Warriors currently average $314 and the get-in price is $92, as the Chris Paul-less Clippers look to upset Golden State at Staples Center.
2/4/17 Golden State Warriors @ Sacramento Kings | Average Resale Price: $308.59 | Get-in Price: $90
The Warriors will also be in Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center this week, as they take on the Kings, who struggled during their lengthy January homestand. However, Sacramento bounced back to split the first six games of its road trip near the end of the month. Kings vs. Warriors tickets currently start from $90 each and average $309, as DeMarcus Cousins looks to help end the Kings’ 13-game losing streak to the Warriors.
2/3/17 Chicago Bulls @ Houston Rockets | Average Resale Price: $208.38 | Get-in Price: $63
The second half of January has not treated the Rockets as well as the beginning of the month, but in comparison to the Bulls’ inner turmoil, Houston’s roster is looking much better. Both teams have played average basketball recently, as they meet for the first time this season. Rockets tickets on TicketIQ currently average $208, and the cheapest available tickets start from $63 each. Chicago has won four of the last five meetings against Houston.
2/1/17 New York Knicks @ Brooklyn Nets | Average Resale Price: $206.63 | Get-in Price: $40
After the Knicks play in the District of Columbia on Tuesday, they will be staying in New York for two weeks. The first contest of this stretch will be in Brooklyn against the struggling Nets. In the meeting between the Knicks and Nets earlier this season, Carmelo Anthony’s game-high 22 points led New York to the 110-96 win at Madison Square Garden. Nets tickets at Barclays Center average $207 and the get-in price is $40 for this exciting game.