Are the Rockets Title Contenders in 2014-15?
The Houston Rockets believe that they are title contenders. With James Harden and Dwight Howard leading the team, the Rockets boast two of the best players in all the game. But without any major roster up grade from last year’s first round playoff exit, will a years worth of chemistry help push the Rockets into the NBA Finals? After the first 12 games of the season, the Rockets have a record of 9-3, with wins over the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, and Oklahoma City Thunder. The best prediction of how the Rockets will fare in the playoffs will be how the play against top competition during the regular season. Here are the 5 can’t miss games on the Rockets schedule
March 1, 2015 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
Average Ticket Price = $457
The most expensive game of the season for Rockets tickets will be on March 1st when LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town. Cleveland has looked very beatable at the beginning of the season, but expect this team to work out the kinks by March and be one of the favorites for the championship. A win against the Cavs would go a long way in proving they are legitimate title contenders.
Fans looking to attend will find the get-in price for Rockets vs. Cavs tickets at $97 and an average price of $457.
January 15, 2015 vs. Oklahoma City Thunder
Average Ticket Price = $269
The Rockets and Thunder met this past Saturday night in one of the uglier affair in recent memory, a game that saw a total of just 134 points scored between the two teams. The Rockets won 69-65, the first time a team has won by scoring less than 70 points since 2005.
By the time this game rolls along, the Thunder should have their reinforcements back with injured stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook expected to return before the New Year. If that’s not the case, expect prices for Rockets vs. OKC Thunder tickets to fall dramatically as the day of the game approaches.
April 10, 2015 vs. San Antonio Spurs
Average Ticket Price = $267
The battle of Texas will take place in San Antonio two times this season, but just one more time in Houston and it won’t be until April. The Spurs are the defending NBA champions and have long been the class of Texas (with the Dallas Mavericks chiming in with a title four years ago) so a victory against San Antonio on the precipice of the postseason will surely be a sign that Houston is for real.
February 25, 2015 vs. Los Angeles Clippers
Average Ticket Price = $249
The Clippers are another Western Conference team that has the talent to make waves in the playoffs, but has failed to make a far push in the postseason the past few years. With Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in tow, the Clippers are always a big road draw and that is why this is the fourth most expensive game of the year for the Rockets, though tickets do start at just $22.
February 27, 2015 vs. Brooklyn Nets
Average Ticket Price = $246
The top five most expensive games of the year for Houston ends with a visit from the Brooklyn Nets. Brooklyn boasts some of the game’s most recognizable players in Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett, certainly aiding the $246 average ticket price. Nonetheless, it will take less than twenty bucks to get in the door with the starting price at just $17.