The Los Angeles Clippers had a roller coaster of an offseason, mired in the middle of the summer’s most entertaining basketball-related storyline. After center DeAndre Jordan had a handshake deal with the Dallas Mavericks before the official free agent signing deadline, Jordan had a change of heart and re-signed with the only team he’s ever known, the Clippers, thus sustaining their status as one of the top contenders in the Western Conference.
In addition to Jordan, the Clippers acquired veteran scorer Paul Pierce for his valuable playoff experience, not to mention Josh Smith and Lance Stephenson to retool the bench, which was considered their major weakness last season. Now with their best backup unit in years, the Clippers appear properly equipped to make a deep run.
Last week, the NBA released the schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season and the Clippers will be in primetime on multiple occasions throughout the campaign. With information provided by TiqIQ.com, below are some secondary market prices for Clippers tickets for the upcoming slate.
3/23/2016 | Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Clippers | Oracle Arena | Average Price: $853.53 | Get-in Price: $155
2/5/2016 | Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers | Amway Center | Average Price: $811.91 | Get-in Price: $78
3/13/2016 | Los Angeles Clippers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers | Staples Center | Average Price: $421.49 | Get-in Price: $112
Currently, the Clippers’ most expensive game on the secondary market is against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, who also happen to be one of their top rivals. The Warriors had the best home-court advantage in the league last season and were rewarded with a successful championship to end the franchise’s 40-year drought. As the game approaches March 23, the average ticket price will come down and will most likely be near the current get-in price at $155. It may seem pricey but given the hatred between the two teams in recent years, many people consider this the top rivalry in the Western Conference.
The Magic’s hype is growing considerably, as new coach Scott Skiles has a young, athletic team on the rise that should be able to compete for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference this season. Out-of-town Clippers fans can create a Florida basketball weekend by using Hipmunk.com for the best deals on airfare to Orlando to see a Clippers game on the road against some very intriguing young talent.
The Clippers’ most expensive home game is against the team that lost to Golden State in the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stars will fill the court when Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Jordan, Pierce, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love take the floor at the Staples Center. If a Clippers fan was ever going to make a trip to the Staples Center, this is the night to do it, as this is Cleveland’s only road meeting opposite the Clip Show. Starting at $75 a night, Los Angeles hotels can be booked through Hipmunk as well to watch one of the most-hyped regular season Clippers games.