After clinching the No. 1 seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks starters were rewarded with some rest as they fell to the Charlotte Hornets Saturday night 115-110 using reserve units.
It was well-deserved rest, as it’s the first time since the 1993-94 season and the second time in Atlanta history the team will finish the regular season atop the conference standings. The Hawks magical season continues, as they will be participating in the playoffs for their eighth consecutive season and have won the Southeast Division. You can’t forget the Hawks incredible midseason run, where they ripped off a franchise-record 19-game win streak (longest in Atlanta pro sports history). The franchise record for wins in a season is 57, as the Hawks sit at 55-18 with nine games remaining.
Atlanta Hawks tickets are at the highest levels they’ve been in years with the team’s success this season. For some fans, seeing them during these final nine games may be the last time they see their Hawks team live, as playoff prices will be high. With information from ScoreBig.com, we’ll look at the most expensive and least expensive average ticket prices for their remaining games in April.
Most Expensive: 4/10/2015 | Atlanta Hawks vs. Charlotte Hornets | Philips Arena Parking: $6.47 | Avg: $245.13 | Get-in: $15
The Hawks won’t let the Hornets off the hook next time they meet on April 10th. After resting their players in their matchup this past weekend, the Hawks will look to be sharp heading into the postseason. The Hornets still have a chance to make the playoffs, as they’re within two games of the Brooklyn Nets and the eighth seed. Look for the Hawks to play their usual style of basketball as they approach the franchise record for wins in a season.
4/15/2015 | Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks | Chicago Parking at ParkWhiz.com: $9.90 | Avg: $175.39 | Get-in: $38
The Bulls will be one of the teams the Hawks will have to go through to get to the NBA Finals. Currently the third seed in the playoffs, the Bulls are awaiting the return of Derrick Rose to see their full potential. The emergence of rookie forward Nikola Mirotic is giving the team some much needed offensive punch until they’re at full strength. This will be a great test for both teams before the postseason.
Least Expensive: 4/8/2015 | Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks | Barclays Center | Avg: $97.94 | Get-in: $10
The Nets are desperately trying to hold off the Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers and Charlotte Hornets for the last seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture. A game against the Hawks will not help, as the Hawks are going to be fine-tuning their run for an NBA championship. If the Nets do hold onto the eighth seed, this will be a preview of the first round of the playoffs.
This Hawks season has already been labeled a success, but there’s still plenty of work to be done for it to be one of the most memorable in franchise history.