The Atlanta Hawks are on an unreal run in the NBA right now. They’ve won 27 of their last 29 games, including 13 straight. On Friday when the Hawks take on the Oklahoma City Thunder, they may be going for their 15th straight win. That would be a franchise record for the team. They have doing this by playing an extremely productive brand of team basketball. No player on this team scores more than 17.2 points, and rank first in the NBA in points allowed.
The goal of the Oklahoma City Thunder will be to continue their winning ways and slide themselves into the Western Conference playoff picture. Kevin Durant recently hurt his elbow against the Miami Heat, but called it isn’t known to be serious. When the Thunder head to Atlanta, we could be in the presence of an NBA finals preview.
According to Totally Tickets, OKC Thunder tickets on the secondary market for this game are going for $584.27 on average at the moment, that’s up 36% from last week. Hawks at OKC Thunder tickets for this game have a get in price of $30.00. This matchup of NBA powers is likely to have a high ticket price due to the play of the Hawks, and the star power the Oklahoma City Thunder bring in. The point guard matchup in this one is going to be one of the key matchups of the game. Also, because the Hawks have won 13 straight matchups, ticket prices should continue to skyrocket. This will be especially true if they can top the Pacers on Wednesday night.
Jeff Teague is having a breakout year. He’s currently averaging 17.2 points per game, and 7.3 assists per game. He’ll be going head to head against Russell Westbrook who is averaging 24.9 points, and 7.4 assists per game. Both point guards are really quick and can get to the hoop against each other. It’ll be fun to watch.
This will be the first matchup of the season for these two teams. With both teams possibly having multiple NBA All-Stars this can be a matchup of really big implications. Every game for the Thunder is a game of huge consequences with them currently sitting outside of the playoff picture in the Western Conference.