If you’re like us, and have been patiently waiting the start to the 2010-2011 NBA season, the countdown is on. We are less than a week away, and the first games of the season are well within reach.
The season officially kicks off on Tuesday October 26 when the Miami Heat play the Boston Celtics at home. But “opening day” is really the 27th, when 26 teams start their campaign for the playoffs. For and intents and purposes, we combined the two days when analyzing ticket data for NBA Opening Day tickets.
So, which tickets are among in highest demand next week, according to their average ticket price on the secondary market?
2010 NBA Opening Day FanDemand Rankings
- Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics, 10/26: $403
- Houston Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers, 10/26: $292
- New York Knicks @ Toronto Raptors, 10/27: $110
- Miami Heat @ Philadelphia 76ers, 10/27: $160
- Chicago Bulls @ Oklahoma City, 10/27: $100
- Boston Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers, 10/27: $75
- No surprise here: Heat-Celtics tickets are atop the ranks as most in demand. LeBron James and Dwayne Wade meet Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett (don’t forget Shaq) in what is sure to be an entertaining game to start the season. Will the Super Friends silence their skeptics, or will the Celtics and show that they’ve still got a few more years left in the tank?
- Yeah, the Lakers are good: any team going for the three-peat has got to be. Their roster is basically the same, too, with Kobe Bryant leading the way. Staples Center will be rocking, ready to welcome their home team.
- These two teams have incredible potential. Carlos Boozer and Derrick Rose in Chicago are an exciting duo, and Kevin Durant and Russel Westbrook could do some serious damage in the Western Conference this year. Many think Durant even has a shot at MVP.
- You’ve got to feel for Cavs fans, losing LeBron this summer to the Heat. Can they bounce back and show that life without the superstar is manageable?
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