It ain't bragging when you can back it up, and with Cavaliers superstar LeBron James' otherworldly NBA Finals numbers of 37 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists, what more is there to say?
And so, even with his team down, 3-2, and on the brink of elimination, who's really going to argue when James boldly declares he's still the best the game has to offer?
Besides, regular-season MVP Stephen Curry and his Golden State Warriors will gladly cede King James that distinction for the right to hoist the franchise's first Larry O'Brien title in more than four decades.
Quicken Loans Arena will be rocking come Tuesday night when the two teams collide before what's almost certain to be an overflow crowd that will be ready to pull out all the stops in aiding the host Cavs in trying to extend the series to a winner take-all Game 7. Game 6 tickets' average prices at the moment are $670.01, with a get-in price of $264*.
Last night, the Golden State Warriors finished off the Houston Rockets and punched their ticket to the 2015 NBA Finals. This means they’ll be going up against the recently unstoppable Cleveland Cavaliers, who blew by the Atlanta Hawks in four straight games to clinch their way to the NBA Finals. With the release of the NBA Finals schedule yesterday afternoon, and the two teams set after Golden State's win last night, everything is in place for a series that’s sure to be one for the ages.
With a regular season record of 67-15, the Warriors finished the season with the best record in the NBA, giving the team home court advantage throughout the playoffs, including the upcoming NBA Finals. The series will follow the recently reinstated format of 2-2-1-1-1. The series will begin next Thursday, June 4 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. The second game will also take place on the Warriors home court on Sunday, June 7 before both teams travel to “The Land” for games three and four on Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11. If further games are necessary to determine a winning team, the series will shift to Oracle Arena for game five, then game six at Quicken Loans Arena, and game seven back in Oakland at Oracle Arena.
Although this series could potentially last seven games over a two week duration, tickets are in high demand. On TicketNetwork.com the average price for a ticket to go to a NBA Finals game at Oracle Arena is $1,005*, with a starting ticket price of $632 for game one. Cleveland fans don’t have to dig quite as deep in their pockets, with the average price for a ticket at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena at $505, with a starting price for a ticket to game three at $363.
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This week we have a diverse list of things people are talking about. The Miami Heat clinch the NBA® title again, there's some homestate pride in the Miss USA pageant, as well as a cringe moment for another contestant, and the official trailer for Anchorman 2 was released.
Miami Heat wins second NBA title in a row
The NBA® Finals came to a striking end last night with the Miami Heat claiming their second straight title, this year against the San Antonio Spurs. After a game characterized by back and forth leads between the two teams, a missed shot by the Spurs' Tim Duncan and a well-placed jumper by LeBron James in the final seconds put the game out of the Spurs' reach. So King James and the Heat get two in a row. Now the question on everyone's minds surely is: can the Heat make it a third next year? If so, they'll be the first team to do it since the LA Lakers in 2002. It'll likely be elusive, however, as not even the mighty Lakers could achieve it again after winning the 2009 and 2010 games, because they didn't make it to the finals in 2011. Of course, if the Heat even make it to the finals next year, that'll be a story all it's own. The last team to play in more than three consecutive finals (the Heat also played in 2011) was the Lakers from 1982 to 1985.
There was a lot of big news this week, including here at TicketNetwork.com. Check out some of the highlights of what people are talking about this week:
One Million Tickets Sold!
As you may or may not have heard, this week we have been celebrating an important milestone here at TicketNetwork.com: one millions tickets sold through our marketplace! It's been a long road to the big number and we wanted to say thank you to all our customers by giving everyone a chance to win a $100 gift card to TicketNetwork.com. Click on the image at left to go to the contest page to enter. Good luck!
First Day of Summer
Yesterday, June 21, marked the first day of summer. Here in the northeast (we are located in CT), mother nature let us know it was summer, giving us triple digit temperatures. Even with the high temperatures, the beginning of summer marks the beginning of the fun season, with swimming, vacations, barbecues and a whole lot of stuff to do outdoors.
LeBron gets his first title... (sigh)
Let's clear the air right off the bat: I'm a bitter Celtics fan. I hate LeBron James. Can't stand him. But, the world is abuzz after LeBron and his Miami Heat captured the 2012 NBA Championship, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games. Ok, that's enough positives about LeBron. After the game he said, "I didn't shortcut anything." Newsflash to LeBron: you shortcutted everything! You left your hometown team to go play with two other superstars! Could someone please ask LeBron what exactly he thinks a shortcut is?
I feel better now.
Is there anything else that happened this week you want to tell us? Let us know in the comments below. Have a great weekend!
The Miami Heat are now officially one game away from capturing the 2012 NBA title thanks to a 104-98 victory last night over the Oklahoma City Thunder. With Game 5 once again being played in Miami, LeBron James and Dwayne Wade have a chance to close out the series in front of their home fans. Not surprisingly, the average ticket prices listed for the game have gone up.
2012 NBA Finals Ticket Prices on TicketNetwork.com
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Ticket prices have gone up by $84 since just two days ago and could continue to rise in the time leading up to Thursday night's game. On the flip side, prices for a potential Game 6 to be played in Oklahoma City have dropped by $162 over that same span.
On the court, the Heat have looked to be the better team. LeBron James has proved to be the best player in the world over and over again, but Miami has also been aided by contributions from role players like Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers. The Thunder have finally started to show their youth in the series, struggling to find a rhythm as a unit. They will need to figure it out quickly if they hope to have a chance to send the series back to OKC.
Game 5 will take place Thursday, June 21. If you would like tickets to Game 5 or any other game during the NBA Finals, click here to view the selection available at TicketNetwork.com.
Averages in table are based on the listed ticket price on TicketNetwork.com as of 9:30 a.m. EDT on 6/20/2012. Prices may fluctuate based on demand.