Are the Chicago Bulls set to return to glory? Championship-starved since 1998, Bulls fans are anticipating a return to their winning ways – and are excited to see LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come to the Windy City for Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. They could improve anyone’s fantasy basketball team.
After defeating the Cavs in Game 1, 99-92, the Bulls dropped Game 2 to Cleveland, 106-91. As expected, LeBron stepped up in Game 2. After shooting just 9-of-22 in Game 1, LeBron was 13-of-29 shooting in Cleveland’s Game 2 win, scoring 33 points – and added eight rebounds and five assists.
Despite the Game 2 loss, the Bulls are still in excellent shape with the series tied at 1-1, and headed back to Chicago for Games 3 and 4.
As expected, tickets are in high-demand as the Bulls Cavs playoff series shifts to the United Center for Games 3 and 4. Based on NBA ticket data from TicketNetwork’s exchange, tickets to Game 3, which will take place on Friday, May 8, are selling on average for $230. Eager Chicago Bulls fans can get into the United Center for $97 to witness Rose and the Bulls take on King James and the Cavs in Game 3.
Game 4, which will take place on Mother’s Day, May 10, is in high demand as well. Tickets to the pivotal Game 4 are going for an average of $218 on TicketNetwork. Bulls or Cavs fans can get into the United Center for $114.
Cleveland won the season series over the Bulls during the regular season, 3-1. Chicago took the first meeting between the two in February, but the Cavs rattled off three straight wins over the Bulls.
Chicago’s fates may rest on the shoulders (and knees) of Derrick Rose. The oft-injured star returned from yet another knee injury to help lift the Bulls to a first-round series win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
If Rose can stay healthy, Bulls fans may witness something truly special at the United Center throughout the rest of the series.
Game 6, if necessary, will be held in Chicago on May 14 – and it could be a series-clinching game. Tickets on the secondary market are going for an average of $152, and fans can get into the United Center for $132.
A do-or-die Game 7, if necessary, would be held in Cleveland – and naturally, it’s the most in-demand ticket of the series. Tickets are going for an average of $384, but fans can get into the Quicken Loans Arena for $122.
Ticket prices are as of 5/7/15. Due to the nature of the secondary ticket market, ticket prices may fluctuate.