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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