The NBA playoff push is heating up, and this week will play host to several marquee games across the league. None will be bigger (or more expensive) than Saturday's matchup between the Cavaliers and Clippers and Staples Center. With both teams looking to make deep bids in the postseason, Saturday could be a precursor to a potential Finals matchup - and fans will be paying up to be on hand.
Check out this week's top-priced NBA games below, according to TicketIQ:
3/18/2017 Cleveland Cavaliers @ Los Angeles Clippers | Average Resale Price: $424.87 | Get-in Price: $85
The Clippers have found their footing in March after starting the month with two losses. Although Chris Paul has not registered a double-double since March 1, he scored a game-high 30 points in Saturday’s victory. Clippers tickets on TicketIQ currently average $425 and the get-in price is $85, as Los Angeles ends its busy week by hosting the struggling Cavaliers, who are without Kevin Love and have started the month with a 2-5 record.
3/18/2017 Milwaukee Bucks @ Golden State Warriors | Average Resale Price: $310.46 | Get-in Price: $74
Not many expected the Bucks to have a six-game winning streak heading into the week while the Warriors have dropped each of their last three games. Last week, Stephen Curry passed his father Dell Curry on the all-time scoring list, but Curry, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala rested in Saturday’s loss. Warriors vs. Bucks tickets currently start from $74 each and average $310, as Golden State looks to complete the sweep of Milwaukee.
3/16/2017 Orlando Magic @ Golden State Warriors | Average Resale Price: $232.07 | Get-in Price: $71
On January 22 at Orlando, Stephen Curry scored a game-high 27 points en route to the Warriors’ 118-98 victory over the Magic. The middle of the Warriors’ three-game homestand will be played on Thursday against Orlando. Warriors tickets at Oracle Arena currently average $232 and the get-in price is $71, as the struggling Magic look to turn around its season on the three-game road trip.
3/16/2017 Brooklyn Nets @ New York Knicks | Average Resale Price: $224.79 | Get-in Price: $62
Brook Lopez connected on six of his nine attempts from 3-point land, as Brooklyn defeated the Knicks, 120-112, on Sunday. They meet again on Thursday, but this time at Madison Square Garden. Knicks tickets on TicketIQ currently average $225, and the cheapest available tickets start from $62 each. The Nets will look to salvage a split of their season series with the struggling Knicks.
3/14/2017 Oklahoma City Thunder @ Brooklyn Nets | Average Resale Price: $191.15 | Get-in Price: $28
When the Thunder hosted the Nets in November, Russell Westbrook was playing great basketball. He put up a game-high 30 points in the meeting; the performance was a part of seven consecutive games in which he was the game-high scorer. Nets tickets on TicketIQ average $191 and the get-in price is $28, as the Nets look to build on their season-high 19 made 3-pointers while Westbrook looks to extend his game-high scoring streak to nine games.