Led by their two-time reigning MVP, the Golden State Warriors are returning to the Western Conference Finals for the second straight season. Stephen Curry, who is the NBA’s first unanimous MVP selection, returned in Game 4 and reminded fans why he is the NBA’s best player.
After three lackluster quarters, Curry erupted for 27 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to propel his team to a 132-125 victory. Curry finished the Blazers off in Game 5 at Oracle Arena by engineering a 125-121 win. Klay Thompson paced all scorers with 33 points in Game 5, while Curry chipped in 29 points. Fans will need to keep an eye on the injury report, though, since Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut suffered injuries in the Game 5 triumph.
While Golden State’s Western Conference Finals opponent isn’t known yet, the Oklahoma City Thunder need to garner just one more win to punch their ticket to arguably the most intriguing Western Conference Finals in recent memory. San Antonio, however, will need to win Games 6 and 7 in order to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
Entering Game 6, storylines are swirling as fans wonder whether this will be Kevin Durant’s final home game in Oklahoma City or whether this may be the last game played by the great Tim Duncan. If San Antonio is able to advance, a Western Conference Finals matchup between Golden State and San Antonio would pit two teams that won 140 games during the regular season. If Oklahoma City prevails over San Antonio, the dynamic duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant will try to outpace Golden State’s furious offensive attack. Golden State will also need to figure out how to stop Oklahoma City’s tall lineup, which is anchored by Steven Adams and Enes Kanter, and gave San Antonio fits throughout their series. Regardless of opponent, the Golden State Warriors will host Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena. Ticket overviews for both games are presented below.
5/18/16 I Western Conference Finals Game 1 I Oracle Arena I Get-In: $349
The first game of the Western Conference Finals is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18. Regardless of opponent, Golden State will host the first two games at Oracle Arena. During the regular season and in the playoffs, Golden State has had the highest resale ticket prices and Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals is no exception. According to TiqIQ, Warriors tickets for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals start at $349. Fans from out of state can find great travel accommodations on Hipmunk. On Hipmunk, hotels in Oakland start at $67.
5/20/16 I Western Conference Finals Game 2 I Oracle Arena I Get-In: $355
Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals will be played on Friday, May 20, at Oracle Arena. Alike Game 1, ticket prices on the secondary ticket market are exceeding season highs and start at $355. Regardless of opponent, Golden State swept the season series at home against both teams. Fans looking for cheap flights and travel options should check out Hipmunk. On Hipmunk, flights to Oakland start at $567.
Depending upon the results of the Western Conference Semi-Finals between San Antonio and Oklahoma City, Golden State will play Games 3 and 4 on the road. During the regular season, Golden State won its only meeting at Oklahoma City, 121-118 in overtime. Golden State split its season series in San Antonio, but won its 72nd game, while ending San Antonio’s home winning streak at 39 games, in April.