The New York Knicks continue their surprise rise in the Eastern Conference in February, as they enter the new month with serious playoff aspirations at a respectable 23-27. That’s quite the jump after enduring a trying 2014-15 NBA season that saw them win just 17 games, so to already eclipse that mark before the All-Star break has even arrived is arguably quite the feat.
Phil Jackson appears to have a clear vision in mind when it comes to rebuilding the Knicks, and to this point it’s worked out swimmingly. A big part of that has been international rookie sensation Kristaps Porzingis, who adds to the value of New York Knicks tickets every time he steps on the hardwood. That’s especially the case at Madison Square Garden, where the Knicks are a solid 14-11.
Fans still have to pay up a bit to take the action in live, but with the playoffs on the horizon and some exciting young talent to cheer on, it’s increasingly becoming less of an issue. Let’s take a look at the surging value of New York Knicks tickets as we break down their top five most expensive home games of the month, per TiqIQ.com:
2/28/2016 – New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat at Madison Square Garden | Avg: $294.92 | Get-in: $81
A date with the Miami Heat pushes for $300 on average, as the Knicks welcome Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Goran Dragic to town. Miami has ascended to the top of the Southeast Division with a 27-21 mark, but they could have problems at MSG thanks to a shaky 11-12 record on the road. This is a terrific Eastern Conference battle that is clearly star-powered and also qualifies as a big game for both teams to close out February at Madison Square Garden.
There is no denying that Knicks and Heat tickets are a bit pricey for this clash, and even though there is some value to be had in the cheap seats (just $81), fans will still want to learn of ways to save some cash. One great way is to figure out their Madison Square Garden parking on ParkWhiz.com way ahead of time. Parking around MSG starts as low as $10, so if fans going to the games purchase their parking spot ahead of time, they can save some cash and already know exactly where to park for the game.
2/9/2016 – New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden | Avg: $215.23 | Get-in: $51
The Wizards come to town on February 9, sporting serious star power with the one man fast break himself, John Wall. Jose Calderon will have his hands full, but so will the rest of the Knicks with Bradley Beal and Marcin Gortat also around to deal with. Washington has disappointed this year (just 21-24), but they’ve actually been better on the road (11-9) than they have on their own court. Their odd ability to raise their level of play away from home should boost the value of this one, while their up-tempo pace could make this a very exciting game to watch. Fans aren’t paying through the roof on average anyways, while the cheap seats are a very reasonable $51.
2/22/2016 – New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden | Avg: $212.85 | Get-in: $51
New York gets a stiff divisional test on February 22, when the Atlantic-leading Raptors come into town. They’ve been red hot as of late, stuck on an 11-game winning streak and looking like one of the better teams in the entire Eastern Conference. Toronto is definitely at their best at home, but they’re also rather strong on the road (14-9) and should look to give the Knicks fits with a very balanced attack, featuring Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. This has been an extremely tight series historically, but the Raptors had the most recent laugh with a January 28 win in Toronto. This will be the first of two meetings at MSG, though, so Carmelo Anthony and co. have reasonable hopes to nab a big win.
Knicks and Raptors fans can snatch up a big win of their own, as they can find New York City parking on ParkWhiz ahead of the game. Fans can locate their ideal parking spot ahead of time for as low as $18.
2/26/2016 – New York Knicks vs. Orlando Magic at Madison Square Garden | Avg: $212.01 | Get-in: $56
The price of Knicks tickets drops just a little bit more on the 26th, when they have an arguable win entering Madison Square Garden. The Magic began the 2015-16 NBA season looking like they were finally ready to return to the playoffs, but have since cratered behind a 2-8 mark over their last 10 contests. Orlando is rather balanced with the likes of Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris and Nikola Vucevic presenting matchup problems, but this isn’t a matchup the Knicks should fear. Robin Lopez should be able to handle Vucevic down low, while Orlando simply doesn’t have anyone to keep up with Kristaps Porzingis on the perimeter. New York could win a fun Eastern Conference shootout and fans can get in to see it live for a reasonable price.
2/5/2016 – New York Knicks vs. Memphis Grizzlies at Madison Square Garden | Avg: $208.84 | Get-in: $50
This February 5 battle with the Grizzlies could take the cake in terms of value, as Mike Conley and Marc Gasol are quite the challenge in a rare inter-conference clash. Memphis won the only other meeting earlier this year, but did so by just five points. Now that the two-game series shifts to Madison Square Garden, Knicks fans could get ready for a huge win against a solid Western Conference team. Memphis typically plays suffocating defense and could certainly be a problem, but their weak 9-13 road record gives Knicks fans all of the hope they need in this one.