Price Trends for the NBA’s Conference Quarter Finals

April 22, 2015

According to Forbes, the NBA witnessed an all time regular season record for attendance this year. The figure stands at 21,926,548, which eclipses the previous record of 21,841,480 set in 2006-07. It also surpasses last year’s total of 21,392,721 by more than 500,000.

This year, attendance has seen a 2.4 % increase over last season’s average attendance, which makes it the highest year-over-year percentage increase since the 1995-96 season. Basketball fans might remember that a certain Michael Jordan made his comeback that year.

Attendance numbers might have grown for a number of reasons this year. Better performances, return of star players or a good run of form could all account for better numbers. For example the Cavaliers saw an increase of almost 19% from last year, mainly due to LeBron’s return. On the other hand, the Hawks had an outstanding showing in the Eastern conference, but their attendance numbers were quite ordinary.

An increase in attendance means an increase in demand, and the secondary ticket market has reacted to this increase in demand for tickets. If we take a look at the conference quarterfinals, ticket prices have generally gone up. For example the average ticket price, if we take into account all games, is $395.24.

Event Name & Location Date Tickets
Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks, Barclays Center, tickets for 03/02 15:00:00.000 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Sat Mar 2 2024
Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz, Kaseya Center, tickets for 03/02 17:00:00.000 at Kaseya Center, Miami, FL Sat Mar 2 2024
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets, Crypto.com Arena, tickets for 03/02 17:30:00.000 at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA Sat Mar 2 2024
Memphis Grizzlies vs. Portland Trail Blazers, FedExForum, tickets for 03/02 19:00:00.000 at FedExForum, Memphis, TN Sat Mar 2 2024
Phoenix Suns vs. Houston Rockets, Footprint Center, tickets for 03/02 19:00:00.000 at Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ Sat Mar 2 2024
Dallas Mavericks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, American Airlines Center, tickets for 03/03 12:00:00.000 at American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX Sun Mar 3 2024
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Target Center, tickets for 03/03 14:30:00.000 at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Sun Mar 3 2024
Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors, TD Garden, tickets for 03/03 15:30:00.000 at TD Garden, Boston, MA Sun Mar 3 2024
Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets, Scotiabank Arena, tickets for 03/03 18:00:00.000 at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON Sun Mar 3 2024
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons, Kia Center, tickets for 03/03 18:00:00.000 at Kia Center, Orlando, FL Sun Mar 3 2024
San Antonio Spurs vs. Indiana Pacers, Frost Bank Center, tickets for 03/03 18:00:00.000 at Frost Bank Center, San Antonio, TX Sun Mar 3 2024
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, tickets for 03/03 19:00:00.000 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland, OH Sun Mar 3 2024
Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Footprint Center, tickets for 03/03 19:30:00.000 at Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ Sun Mar 3 2024
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Fiserv Forum, tickets for 03/04 19:00:00.000 at Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI Mon Mar 4 2024
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Portland Trail Blazers, Target Center, tickets for 03/04 19:00:00.000 at Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Mon Mar 4 2024
Utah Jazz vs. Washington Wizards, Delta Center, tickets for 03/04 19:00:00.000 at Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT Mon Mar 4 2024
Sacramento Kings vs. Chicago Bulls, Golden 1 Center, tickets for 03/04 19:00:00.000 at Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CA Mon Mar 4 2024
Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Barclays Center, tickets for 03/04 19:30:00.000 at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Mon Mar 4 2024
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, Crypto.com Arena, tickets for 03/04 19:30:00.000 at Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA Mon Mar 4 2024
Charlotte Hornets vs. Orlando Magic, Spectrum Center, tickets for 03/05 19:00:00.000 at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC Tue Mar 5 2024

The lowest average price for a game is $88.13, for game two between the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers at the FedEx Forum in Memphis. But even for this game, the maximum price goes up to $1270. Interestingly, the highest average ticket price is $2100.28, which is for game three between the Grizzlies and Trail Blazers at the same venue.

The lowest walk in price for a game is for $12, for the first game between the Wizards and Raptors at the Verizon Center. The highest walk in price is $142 for game four (if it is required) between the Cavaliers and Celtics.

You can find out all the information regarding ticket prices for the conference quarterfinals below.

Please note that all tickets are available on Excite-Events and ticket prices are accurate as of 4-21-2015.

April 25. – Portland – Moda Center at the Rose Quarter | Average Ticket Price: $194.19 | Get In Price: $30
April 27. – Portland – Moda Center at the Rose Quarter | Average Ticket Price: $205.51 | Get In Price: $30
May 1. – Portland – Moda Center at the Rose Quarter| Average Ticket Price: $204.44 | Get In Price: $30
April 27. – Chicago – United Center | Average Ticket Price: $283.12 | Get In Price: $30
April 22. – Los Angeles – Staples Center | Average Ticket Price: $271.22 | Get In Price: $19
April 28. – Los Angeles – Staples Center | Average Ticket Price: $293.25 | Get In Price: $19
April 24. – Dallas – American Airlines Center | Average Ticket Price: $220.45 | Get In Price: $25
April 26. – Dallas – American Airlines Center | Average Ticket Price: $200.19 | Get In Price: $25
April 30. – Dallas – American Airlines Center | Average Ticket Price: $310.89 | Get In Price: $40
May 2. – Chicago – United Center | Average Ticket Price: $356.68 | Get In Price: $30
April 25. – Brooklyn – Barclays Center | Average Ticket Price: $173.9 | Get In Price: $20
April 27. – Brooklyn – Barclays Center | Average Ticket Price: $146.28 | Get In Price: $20
May 1. – Brooklyn – Barclays Center | Average Ticket Price: $1072.16 | Get In Price: $20
April 28. – Oakland – Oracle Arena | Average Ticket Price: $364.61 | Get In Price: $64
May 3. – Oakland – Oracle Arena | Average Ticket Price: $454.66 | Get In Price: $70
April 22. – Atlanta – Philips Arena | Average Ticket Price: $115.2 | Get In Price: $25
April 29. – Atlanta – Philips Arena | Average Ticket Price: $193.63 | Get In Price: $40
May 3. – Atlanta – Philips Arena | Average Ticket Price: $482.19 | Get In Price: $45
April 21. – Toronto – Air Canada Centre | Average Ticket Price: $393.59 | Get In Price: $93
April 29. – Toronto – Air Canada Centre | Average Ticket Price: $300.72 | Get In Price: $128
May 2. – Los Angeles – Staples Center | Average Ticket Price: $786.43 | Get In Price: $50
April 24. – San Antonio – AT&T Center | Average Ticket Price: $212.64 | Get In Price: $12
April 26. – San Antonio – AT&T Center | Average Ticket Price: $193.66 | Get In Price: $15
April 30. – San Antonio – AT&T Center | Average Ticket Price: $388.24 | Get In Price: $18
May 3. – Toronto – Air Canada Centre | Average Ticket Price: $504.11 | Get In Price: $129
April 24. – Washington – Verizon Center – DC | Average Ticket Price: $163.1 | Get In Price: $12
April 26. – Washington – Verizon Center – DC | Average Ticket Price: $173.54 | Get In Price: $30
May 1. – Washington – Verizon Center – DC | Average Ticket Price: $234.17 | Get In Price: $30
April 22. – Memphis – Fedex Forum | Average Ticket Price: $88.13 | Get In Price: $29
April 29. – Memphis – Fedex Forum | Average Ticket Price: $2100.28 | Get In Price: $35
May 3. – Memphis – Fedex Forum | Average Ticket Price: $224.35 | Get In Price: $50
April 21. – Houston – Toyota Center – TX | Average Ticket Price: $393.54 | Get In Price: $117
April 28. – Houston – Toyota Center – TX | Average Ticket Price: $375.35 | Get In Price: $34
May 2. – Houston – Toyota Center – TX | Average Ticket Price: $473.48 | Get In Price: $34
April 23. – Boston – TD Garden | Average Ticket Price: $227.19 | Get In Price: $86
April 26. – Boston – TD Garden | Average Ticket Price: $232.86 | Get In Price: $85
April 30. – Boston – TD Garden | Average Ticket Price: $1793.12 | Get In Price: $114
April 21. – Cleveland – Quicken Loans Arena | Average Ticket Price: $125.58 | Get In Price: $50
April 28. – Cleveland – Quicken Loans Arena | Average Ticket Price: $431.48 | Get In Price: $54
May 2. – Cleveland – Quicken Loans Arena | Average Ticket Price: $1591.94 | Get In Price: $142
April 23. – Milwaukee – BMO Harris Bradley Center | Average Ticket Price: $119.71 | Get In Price: $40
April 25. – Milwaukee – BMO Harris Bradley Center | Average Ticket Price: $173.37 | Get In Price: $65
April 30. – Milwaukee – BMO Harris Bradley Center | Average Ticket Price: $331.42 | Get In Price: $80
April 23. – New Orleans – Smoothie King Center | Average Ticket Price: $132.71 | Get In Price: $50
April 25. – New Orleans – Smoothie King Center | Average Ticket Price: $156.13 | Get In Price: $57
May 1. – New Orleans – Smoothie King Center | Average Ticket Price: $317.71 | Get In Price: $61

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