At 34-26 and firmly entrenched in the middle of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the Wizards would appear to be well on their way towards an eventful postseason run, but their recent play might indicate otherwise. After all, this is a team that has suddenly begun to crumble, having lost 13 of their past 18 games, including going 3-9 in the month of February. However, much of the recent decline might be attributed to injuries, as Washington was missing Bradley Beal for most of that stretch, as well as Paul Pierce for some games, who, despite his older age, is still one of their best late-game closers and established scorers.
After winning their most recent affair — a hard-fought 99-95 victory over the Detroit Pistons — and getting Beal and Pierce back, it looks like the Wizards may have things turned around again back in the right direction. And that’s crucial at this particular juncture of the season, with a slew of intriguing games right in front of them throughout March that are sure to draw notable ticket sales, no matter the opponent.
Undoubtedly, the Wizards’ most compelling contest coming up this month will be on March 23 when they take on the Golden State Warriors, who still hold on to the NBA’s best record, just as they have for the majority of the 2014-15 season. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price is $244.43 with a walk-in price of $40. The game will be emanating from the very electric Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, where the Warriors are a remarkable 24-2 this season, and currently features the highest average ticket price in the month of March. With sharpshooters Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson leading the way, combined with significant contributions from the club’s role-players, it’s no wonder Golden State has been on top this long.
As of now, the Wizards’ cheapest game this month is their March 18 contest against another team from the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz. Despite a losing record and extinguished playoff hopes, the Jazz are actually a tricky team, having knocked off several of the NBA’s top teams this year. They’ll be a pain to face down the stretch when they’re playing the role of spoiler against playoff contenders like Washington, who certainly won’t want to overlook Gordon Hayward and the Jazz in a potentially meaningful game. The average ticket price is $63.72 with a walk-in price of $4. As long as Wizards star John Wall keeps his team in check, they should initiate a run to end the regular season smoothly.
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The Wizards still have time to turn around their recent slump before heading into the playoffs. If they can get it back to how they were operating in the early stages of the season, Washington fans will have high optimism heading into the playoffs.