Kevin Durant's Return to OKC Is Most Expensive NBA Game This Month

February 7, 2017


It's the moment Oklahoma City Thunder fans have been waiting for all season long. Kevin Durant will make his highly anticipated return to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday, and the Warriors' visit is posting massive ticket demand on the resale market. It will be the most expensive NBA game (sans the 2017 All-Star Game) this month.

The Warriors, Grizzlies, 76ers and Knicks also host top-priced games this week when they take on the Bulls, Warriors, Heat and Clippers, respectively. Take a look at this week's most expensive NBA games below, according to TicketIQ:

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2/11/17 Golden State Warriors @ Oklahoma City Thunder  |  Average Resale Price: $420.08  |  Get-in Price: $120

With the Splash Brothers and Co. set to invade OKC this weekend, it will be a costly ticket to get past the gates at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The average resale price for Thunder tickets for Durant's return game is now $420 with a get-in price of $120. It will be slightly more expensive than the Warriors' return game on March 20, where tickets currently average $405 and the cheapest ticket is $74.

2/8/17 Chicago Bulls @ Golden State Warriors  |  Average Resale Price: $313.54  |  Get-in Price: $84

Before they head to Oklahoma City, the Warriors will take on the Bulls at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night. It will be the second most expensive game this week, with Warriors tickets against the Bulls averaging $314 and the cheapest tickets listed from $84 each. The Warriors will play in three of this week's top-priced games along with a trip to Memphis on Friday.

2/10/17 Golden State Warriors @ Memphis Grizzlies  |  Average Resale Price: $275.38  |  Get-in Price: $73

Friday's matchup at the FedExForum in Memphis between the Grizzlies and Warriors will be the third most expensive NBA game this week. The Grizzlies are riding high after handing the Spurs their 12th loss of the season on Monday night, and they'll look to upset the 43-8 Warriors to kick off the weekend. Grizzlies tickets now own an average resale price of $275 and the cheapest tickets to Friday's game are going for $73 each.

2/11/17 Miami Heat @ Philadelphia 76ers  |  Average Resale Price: $204.31  |  Get-in Price: $60

It's been a difficult two-week period for the 76ers, who have dropped six of their last seven games and face the Spurs on Wednesday night. They'll play host to the Heat on Saturday, where 76ers tickets are averaging $204 and the get-in price is $60. Those prices may seem modest compared to a matchup with the Warriors at Wells Fargo Center later this month. The Sixers will play in their most expensive home game this decade when they take on the Warriors ($332 average/$121 get-in).

2/8/17 Los Angeles Clippers @ New York Knicks  |  Average Resale Price: $194.49  |  Get-in Price: $49

The Knicks have failed to put together a winning product in the midst of the Carmelo Anthony trade controversy, losing four of their last five with the Clippers in town Wednesday night. It will serve as the fifth most expensive NBA game this week, however, with Knicks tickets at MSG averaging $194 and the cheapest tickets listed from $49 each.

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