The Washington Wizards may be welcoming the All-Star break more than other teams. After keeping pace with the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks for much of the season, the division deficit has reached 10 ½ games after the Wizards most recent five-game losing streak as of Friday. It was poor timing, as the Hawks strung together the fifth-longest winning streak in NBA history during January and February.
But the Wizards know what kind of team they have and are ready to make the leap. After advancing to the second round of the playoffs last season, the Wizards added future Hall of Famer Paul Pierce to the roster, and look to parlay that with the emergence of 2015 NBA All-Star Game starter John Wall, into a deeper playoff run.
Wall is enjoying his best season as a pro, averaging 17.5 points per game with 10.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds.
The Wizards have fared well at the Verizon Center, going 18-8 as compared to 13-12 on the road. Washington Wizards tickets are just $94.41 on average for home games in the 2015 calendar year according TiqIQ.
It will be interesting if fans will come out and support their team during a small skid before the All-Star break. Hipmunk.com offers flights to Washington and has a variety of affordable lodging options, with hotels near the Verizon Center from $84. Lets take a closer look at their ticket value by breaking down their cheapest and most expensive February home games:
Most Expensive – 2/20/2015 vs. Cleveland Cavaliers | Avg: $214.20.12 | Get-in: $53
The Cleveland Cavaliers are the opponent that draws the highest average ticket price at the Verizon Center, and that comes as no surprise. The second highest is listed at $133.59, so it’s a pretty significant step up to see the Eastern Conference favorites. There’s no denying that star power in this contest. With names like LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, John Wall and Paul Pierce, it’s easy to see why fans will pay top dollar for a game in February.
As for the basketball aspect, the Wizards were one of the teams with a realistic chance to challenge the Cavaliers run towards a championship. The Wizards and Cavaliers have split their two-games played against each other this season, each team winning at home.
Cheapest – 2/9/2015 vs. Orlando Magic | Avg: $46 | Get-in: $5
The Orlando Magic just fired their coach Jacques Vaughn yesterday to try to shake up their abysmal season. The Magic are currently (15-37) and are in the midst of a 10-game losing streak. You can easily tell why the interest level for this game is on the low side, but it’s a great opportunity to see an NBA basketball game for an incredible $5 walk-in price.