At the beginning of the 2017-18 NBA Season, many people predicted which NBA games would be highest in-demand. Some of these included, The Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers game which boasted a $600 average ticket price before the season began. Other games included – Cavaliers v. Celtics with a $430 average ticket price, Cavaliers v. Warriors on Christmas Day with a $702 average ticket price, or Rockets v. Warriors with a pre-season $470 average ticket price.
As this season enters its final set of games, TicketCity took a look at the historical data from this season to show you what ended up being this year’s most in-demand NBA Games.
- Golden State Warriors at Los Angeles Lakers, $776 Average Ticket Price (Kobe Bryant’s Jersey Retirement Ceremony)
- Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors, $610 Average Ticket Price (NBA Champions Ceremony)
- Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors, $610 Average Ticket Price (Whiteout – T Shirt Giveaway)
- Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics, $543 Average Ticket Price (Paul Pierce’s Jersey Retirement Ceremony)
- Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors, $523 Average Ticket Price
- Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics, $455 Average Ticket Price
- Golden State Warriors at Cleveland Cavaliers, $373 Average Ticket Price
- Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers, $372 Average Ticket Price
- Golden State Warriors at New York Knicks, $360 Average Ticket Price
- San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors, $358 Average Ticket Price
The interesting thing about the list above is the possible foreshadowing or “hot takes” it could provide.
Could a 76ers v. Celtics match-up be a possible look into the future of the Eastern Conference? Will the prices for Madison Square Garden always be cemented and expensive as a venue for travelers and celebrities? Is a highly anticipated Lakers v. Cavaliers match-up looming with the possibility of the Lebron to LA hype? Will the Spurs v. Warriors always be a hot matchup due to both team’s recent historical dominance? The 2017-18 season offered us so much drama, and now as the playoffs begin, we’re glad we got to look back on what games fans valued most.
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