2013 NBA Playoffs Tickets – Second Round
Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs is underway. The average Conference Semifinals tickets is $328 (up $65 from the first round). NBA Playoffs tickets prices for the second round listed below were pulled prior to the start of Game 1.
San Antonio Spurs Conference Semifinals Tickets – After taking out the Lakers in four games, the Spurs will play the Golden State Warriors in round two. The Spurs will have home-court advantage in the Western Conference semifinals and play Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if nec.) at AT&T Center.
Golden State Warriors Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Warriors defeated the Denver Nuggets in six and advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Golden State will matchup against the San Antonio Spurs, playing Games 3, 4, and 6 (if nec.) at Oracle Arena. Warriors Conference Semis tickets are averaging $312, double that of Spurs Conference Semis tickets ($155). Compared to first round tickets, Warriors fans will pay an average of $139 more per seat for the semis.
Miami Heat Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Heat will matchup against the Chicago Bulls in round 2 of the NBA Playoffs and will have home-court advantage playing Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if nec) at American Airlines Arena. Heat Conference Semis tickets are averaging just $23 more a seat than first round tickets for games played in Miami.
Chicago Bulls Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets in the only first round series to go to seven games. The Bulls will grind it out against the Miami Heat in round two. Catching a game at United Center will cost you an average of $152 less per seat than it would if you saw a game at American Airlines Arena.
New York Knicks Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Knicks outlasted the Boston Celtics in the first round to move on to the Conference Semis. New York Knicks tickets are the most expensive of any team in Round Two, averaging $464, $78 more per seat than the first round. They’ll play the Indiana Pacers and Games 1, 2, 5 and 7 (if nec.) at Madison Square Garden.
Indiana Pacers Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Pacers will take on the New York Knicks in round two of the NBA Playoffs after defeating the Atlanta Hawks in six games in round one. Like the first round, Pacers Conference Semis tickets are second cheapest to the Spurs averaging $160.
Oklahoma City Thunder Conference Semifinals Tickets – Sans Russell Westbrook, the Thunder still advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals after defeating the Houston Rockets in round one. Up next, the Memphis Grizzlies. OKC Thunder tickets at Chesapeake Energy Arena are averaging less heading in to round two ($298) than they were heading in to round one ($324).
Memphis Grizzlies Conference Semifinals Tickets – The Grizzlies outplayed the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round, advancing to round two that landed them in a matchup against the #1 seed in the Western Conference, OKC Thunder. Ticket prices to this matchup are relatively the same in Memphis as they are in Oklahoma City, averaging $271 at FedEx Forum.
2013 NBA Playoffs Tickets – Update 4/18/2013
The NBA Playoffs schedule for the first round is set – games, (most) times, and matchups have been determined. The average first round NBA Playoff tickets are $263 (up $7 from yesterday). Perhaps the James Harden/Rockets vs. Thunder matchup is the reason why Rockets playoff tickets have more than doubled since yesterday. Houston saw the greatest increase in first round ticket prices in the League (102%). The team that saw the largest decrease in first round ticket prices was the Los Angeles Clippers (-46%) who will play the Memphis Grizzlies. The two teams met in the first round of last year’s postseason – this time, the Clippers have home court advantage. New York Knicks first round playoff tickets remain the most expensive.
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NBA Playoffs Schedule – First Round
Miami Heat (1) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (8)
New York Knicks (2) vs. Boston Celtics (7)
Indiana Pacers (3) vs. Atlanta Hawks (6)
Brooklyn Nets (4) vs. Chicago Bulls (5)
Oklahoma City Thunder (1) vs. Houston Rockets (8)
San Antonio Spurs (2) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7)
Denver Nuggets (3) vs. Golden State Warriors (6)
Los Angeles Clippers (4) vs. Memphis Grizzlies (5)
2013 NBA Playoffs Tickets – First Round
NBA Playoff Tickets – Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks
NBA Playoff Tickets – New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics
NBA Playoff Tickets – Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks
NBA Playoff Tickets – Brooklyn Nets vs. Chicago Bulls
NBA Playoff Tickets – Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets
NBA Playoff Tickets – San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Playoff Tickets – Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors
NBA Playoff Tickets – Los Angeles Clippers vs. Memphis Grizzlies
2013 NBA Playoffs Tickets
With just one day left in the NBA regular season, a lot is still up in the air. Yes, fifteen of sixteen teams have clinched a playoff spot – but, home court advantage and exact seeds are still to be determined. The 2013 NBA Playoffs will kick off Saturday, April 20.
The average first round NBA Playoff tickets are $256. Find out how much it’ll cost you to watch your team play at home in the first round. Eleven of the possible seventeen playoff teams have ticket prices below the League average.
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Miami Heat Playoff Tickets – The Heat clinched the #1 overall seed in the NBA Playoffs giving them home court advantage throughout. Miami was the first team to clinch their Division.
The Miami Heat will face the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs with Games 1 (HG1), 2 (HG2) & 5 (HG3) and 7 (HG4) if necessary at American Airlines Arena. Despite being the most expensive road team this year and third most expensive home team – first round Heat Playoff tickets are sixth most expensive.
New York Knicks Playoff Tickets – The Knicks were on a 13-game winning streak before losing in OT to the ‘streak-busting’ Chicago Bulls April 11. New York had a tough schedule leading up to the Playoffs with games against many playoff-bound teams. But they persevered and clinched the Atlantic Division and the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 1994.
With that, the Knicks will have home court advantage in the first round against the Boston Celtics. Games 1 (HG1), 2 (HG2) & 5 (HG3) and 7 (HG4) if necessary will be played at Madison Square Garden. New York has the highest average first round NBA Playoff tickets.
Indiana Pacers Playoff Tickets – The Pacers have secured a third straight postseason appearance and clinched the Central Division. Indiana will have the #3 seed in the East and will matchup against either the Chicago Bulls or Atlanta Hawks.
First round games 1 (HG1), 2 (HG2) & 5 (HG3) and 7 (HG4) if necessary will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. First round Pacers Playoff tickets will cost you about double what you would’ve paid during the regular season. However, Indiana Pacers playoff tickets in the first round are well under the League average.
Brooklyn Nets Playoff Tickets – The Brooklyn Nets clinched their first playoff berth since 2007.
The Brooklyn Nets will have home court advantage against either the Chicago Bulls or Atlanta Hawks.
Games 1 (HG1), 2 (HG2) & 5 (HG3) and 7 (HG4) if necessary will be played at Barclay’s Center. In late March, Nets first round playoff tickets were averaging $331, now $233.
Chicago Bulls Playoff Tickets – Chicago has the tiebreaker against Atlanta and therefore holds the #5 spot. If the Bulls win tonight, they’ll remain in the fifth seed and play the Brooklyn Nets in the first round.
Win or lose tonight, the Bulls will play first round games 3 (HG1), 4 (HG2) & 6 (HG3) if necessary at United Center. Bulls Playoff tickets for the first round are averaging just $40 more than the Chicago Bulls tickets for the 2013 regular season.
Atlanta Hawks Playoff Tickets – For the 6th straight season the Atlanta Hawks secured a spot in the NBA Playoffs. The question now is which seed will they grab? Should the Hawks win tonight, and the Bulls lose – Atlanta will take over the #5 seed.
As either the #5 or #6 seed in the East, the Hawks will not have home court advantage. They’ll play first round games 3 (HG1), 4 (HG2) & 6 (HG3) if necessary at Phillips Arena. The Atlanta Hawks have the cheapest playoff tickets in the NBA of teams who have clinched a playoff berth.
Boston Celtics Playoff Tickets – The Boston Celtics have clinched the #7 seed in the East and will get a first round matchup against the New York Knicks who they went 1-3 against in the regular season. It’s certainly possible that the 2013 NBA Playoffs may be the last for this squad of Veterans as a unit. They’ll also have the support of the entire nation.
The Celtics will play first round games 3 (HG1), 4 (HG2) & 6 (HG3) if necessary at TD Garden. It’ll cost you 55% less to see the Celtics at home in the first round than on the road in New York.
Milwaukee Bucks Playoff Tickets – The Bucks are the only team in the East with a losing record to clinch a playoff berth. They’ll have to face the best team in the NBA, the Miami Heat in the first round.
Bucks fans can catch first round games 3 (HG1), 4 (HG2) & 6 (HG3) if necessary at Bradley Center for one of the most reasonable price tags in the League. Bucks playoff tickets for the first round start at $22.
Oklahoma City Thunder Playoff Tickets – The Thunder have home court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs; with one of the loudest home crowds in the League, this advantage should prove valuable for the Thunder. OKC clinched the Northwest Division and #1 overall seed in the West.
OKC Thunder can face one of three teams – Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, or Utah Jazz – in the first round of the NBA Playoffs with Games 1 (HG1), 2 (HG2) & 5 (HG3) and 7 (HG4) if necessary at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma City appears to have a small market advantage – the average Thunder Playoff ticket is less than the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, and Los Angeles Lakers.
San Antonio Spurs Playoff Tickets – After clinching the Southwest Division and securing a #2 seed in the West, the Spurs will wait to see who they matchup against in the first round of the NBA Playoffs – Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, or Los Angeles Lakers.
First round games 1 (HG1), 2 (HG2) & 5 (HG3) and 7 (HG4) if necessary will be played at AT&T Center. The Spurs have always had one of the lowest prices tickets in the NBA – same holds true for Spurs first round playoff tickets. Spurs tickets at AT&T Center are the second cheapest in the League of teams who have secured a spot in the NBA Playoffs and cheapest among teams who have home court advantage.
Denver Nuggets Playoff Tickets – The Nuggets chances to advance in the NBA Playoffs just got a little better after they clinched home court advantage Monday. For Denver, it really is an advantage to play at Pepsi Center – the Denver Nuggets haven’t lost a home game since January 18.
Who they’ll play in the first round is still up in the air; however, it is for sure that the Nuggets will play first round games 1 (HG1), 2 (HG2) & 5 (HG3) and 7 (HG4) if necessary at home. The average first round Nuggets playoff tickets are just $44 more than the average regular season ticket.
Los Angeles Clippers Playoff Tickets – Although the Clippers have clinched the Pacific Division and at least a #4 seed in the West, it’s possible they may not have home court advantage in the first round. Home court advantage is determined by who has the best record, not the higher seed.
First round playoff games at the Staples Center are TBD but could include up to four games. The average first round Clippers Playoff tickets are $85 more expensive than the average first round Lakers Playoff tickets and second most expensive in the League.
Memphis Grizzlies Playoff Tickets – The Memphis Grizzlies are the team that can take away home court advantage from the Clippers. The Grizzlies have clinched the No. 5 spot in the Western Conference and if they can finish the regular season with a better record than LA, they’ll host the Clippers in the first round despite being the lower seed.
First round playoff games at FedEx Forum are TBD. Like the Clippers, the Grizzlies could play up to four games at home. The average Grizzlies playoff tickets are just under the League average but could change if the team secures home court advantage.
Golden State Warriors Playoff Tickets – The Warriors have not been in the NBA Playoffs since 2007 and will now be either the #6 or #7 seed in the West.
However they finish, the Warriors will play first round games 3 (HG1), 4 (HG2) & 6 (HG3) if necessary at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Nor Cal fans have seen great success out of their Professional teams this year with the Giants winning the World Series and the 49ers reaching the Super Bowl – will a Bay area basketball team be added to that list? Demand appears up, as Warriors playoff tickets in the first round are the third most expensive in the League.
Houston Rockets Playoff Tickets – The Rockets could fill the #6, #7, or #8 seed depending how they (and others) finish up the regular season tonight.
Whatever seed they end up, the Rockets will play first round games 3 (HG1), 4 (HG2) & 6 (HG3) if necessary at the Toyota Center. Expect first round Rockets playoff tickets to change based on opponent, but right now the average Houston Rockets tickets are $166 – $27 more expensive than the average Nuggets playoff tickets, $51 more expensive than the average Spurs playoff tickets, but $153 cheaper than the average Thunder playoff tickets.
Los Angeles Lakers Playoff Tickets – With just two days left in the 2012-2013 regular season, 15 of the 16 NBA Playoff teams are set. The last spot? The eighth team in the Western Conference. That spot will be clinched by either the Lakers or Jazz tonight. It doesn’t stop there; the Lakers can secure the #7 seed if they beat Houston in their final game.
Should Los Angeles clinch the #7 or #8 seed in the West without Kobe Bryant, they will play first round games 3 (HG1), 4 (HG2) & 6 (HG3) if necessary at the Staples Center. The average Lakers playoff tickets are just $43 more per seat than in the regular season.
Utah Jazz Playoff Tickets – If the Utah Jazz want to make the NBA Playoffs, they have to win and then some. Because they own the tiebreaker and are just ½ game behind the Lakers, they can clinch the #8 spot with a W and a Laker loss.
As a #8 seed, the Jazz would not have home court advantage and would play first round games 3 (HG1), 4 (HG2) & 6 (HG3) if necessary at Energy Solutions Arena. Utah has the lowest average first round NBA Playoff tickets.
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