The Atlanta Hawks have enjoyed a mountainous rise during the 2014-15 NBA season, as the return of center Al Horford and the genius of head coach Mike Budenholzer have crafted a mere playoff team into the Eastern Conference’s best squad.
Despite Horford going down with an injury last season, the Hawks were still a formidable out in the playoffs due to lights out shooting and Budenholzer’s system. One year later, Atlanta has morphed into a legit title contender and could finish the year as the East’s #1 team. Should that happen, the path to the NBA Finals would go through them.
While there’s no guarantee Atlanta’s crazy rise will end with a title, there’s at least no denying it’s majorly increased the value of Atlanta Hawks tickets. To get an idea of just how valuable they’ve become, let’s break down Atlanta’s two most expensive games coming up in February:
2/6/2015 VS. Golden State Warriors | Average Ticket Price: $337.27 | Get-in Ticket Price: $74.75
The NBA’s two best teams clash when Golden State comes into Philips Arena on February 6th. Much like Atlanta, the Warriors bring a balanced attack to the table, one that can kill you from deep offensively, but can also put the clamps down on defense. This is the most expensive game in February for Atlanta with Hawks vs. GS Warriors tickets going for a minimum of $75.
Another key element these two teams have in common is taking care of business on their home floor. As good as the Warriors are, they’ll have a tough task on their hands in trying to beat the Hawks in Atlanta. And while both teams can fill it up offensively, Atlanta may have the edge as the better defensive squad (allowing just 96 points per game).
2/27/2015 VS. Orlando Magic | Average Ticket Price: $171.30 | Get-in Ticket Price: $21
Hawks vs. Orlando Magic tickets drop down by roughly $160 when the Orlando Magic come to town late in February, in a contest that serves as both a considerable discount and a likely win for the Hawks. Orlando is full of solid young talent, but they’re at the bottom of the Southeast Division, where the Hawks happen to reside.
Normally that’d be a gimme game for Atlanta, but the Magic have actually played them pretty tightly in two meetings this season. Orlando even won one by one point back in mid-December and could give them another good game on the 27th. While it should make for a competitive outing, Atlanta has been on an epic run that is just too impressive to bet against. That should make for a win as the Hawks focus their attention on March and finishing the regular season strong.