There are 11 scheduled NBA games on Friday, November 19th and secondary market Thunder tickets for their home game against the New York Knicks rank as the third most expensive.
The Thunder are planning on welcoming back Kevin Durant, who missed the last four games due to a hamstring tweak during the Washington Wizards game on November 10th. They’ve gone 2-2 without Durant, mainly led by Russell Westbrook who had a triple-double against the Philadelphia 76ers, 27 points against the Boston Celtics, 40 points and 14 assists against the Memphis Grizzlies and 43 points, eight assists and nine rebounds during Wednesday night’s win against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Knicks are 6-6 and are currently riding a two-game win streak, while a buzz for rookie Kristaps Porzingis grows as each game passes. Porzingis had his best game has a pro on Tuesday night against the Charlotte Hornets, scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds with Carmelo Anthony chipping in 18 points and 11 rebounds. The unselfish play of the Knicks is garnering attention around the league, as this Knicks group has already been dubbed a markedly improved team from last season.
Entrance into Chesapeake Energy Arena Friday night will come at an average ticket price of $134.67 with a get-in price of $22 according to TotallyTickets.com. The average ticket price was as high was $201.13 about two weeks ago on November 5th but has tailed off since then. One week later on November 12th the average price was $192.30 and three days later fell to $181.06. Since November 15th, the average ticket price declined for three consecutive days until recording the $134.67 average ticket price seen today. Perhaps fans can get even cheaper prices in the next 36 hours until tipoff.
The two Friday night games more expensive than the contest between the Thunder and Knicks are the Los Angeles Lakers hosting the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors hosting the Chicago Bulls.
The Thunder have one other game this weekend on Sunday, November 22nd when they host the Dallas Mavericks. As of this writing the Mavericks are on a five-game winning streak and begin a grueling three-game stretch against the Thunder, Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. The average ticket price for the Thunder v. Mavericks game is higher than the Knicks coming in at $165.70 and has a get-in price of $22.