Five Hottest Spurs Games after Schedule Announcement
The NBA offseason has seen several major trades and acquisitions that will shake up the balance of power among the league’s elite teams. The two biggest moves being made by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The much ballyhooed signing of LeBron James kicked off the offseason and then the Cavs continued making moves, swapping their previous two first overall picks – Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett – for Minnesota Timberwolves all-star Kevin Love. With these two moves, the Cavaliers instantly became one of the favorites for the 2014-15 season, while also severely decreasing the talent on the Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Though it’s undeniable that the Cavs have a boatload of talent on their roster, it will not be a cakewalk taking down last year’s champion San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs have been quiet in the offseason, as they often are, res-signing role players Matt Bonner and Patty Mils. They also made headlines by naming Becky Hammon as assistant coach. With the 2014-15 NBA schedule being released, it’s time to take a look at the path the reigning champs will have in defending their title.
Below is a breakdown on the top 5 hottest Spurs games this year, brought to you by TicketCity.
1.) March 27, 2015 vs. the Dallas Mavericks
While the Houston Rockets have come on fast over the past year or two, the best Texas NBA teams over the past decade have been the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs have the Spurs fits in the postseason last year, taking them to a 7th game in the quarterfinals before finally being displaced. The average ticket price for Mavs vs. Spurs tickets is currently $554.
2.) January 22, 2015 vs. the Chicago Bulls
Just a few weeks before the All-Star break, the Chicago Bulls will visit San Antonio for a potential finals preview. The Bulls are hoping for a successful return from star point guard Derrick Rose who has looked very good thus far in international play this summer. Currently, the average ticket price for this matchup is $466.
3.) January 13, 2015 vs. the Washington Wizards
With an average ticket price of $437, the Washington Wizards vs. San Antonio Spurs is surprisingly one if the most expensive games of the year on the Spurs schedule. Washington made the postseason last year and are determined to follow up their 2013-14 showing was no fluke. A win in San Antonio would go a long way in proving just that.
4.) November 26, 2014 vs. the Indiana Pacers
The Pacers were arguably the NBA’s best team at the turn of the calendar last year, but they struggled down the stretch and were defeated by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. The average ticket price for this game is $256.
5.) December 12, 2014 vs. the Los Angeles Lakers
Kobe Bryant and company will arrive in San Antonio on December 12th for what is currently the fifth hottest game of the season for Spurs tickets on the secondary market. The average ticket price is $245 presently.