After a 108-97 victory in Game 4, the Golden State Warriors have taken a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers, appearing to be on track towards completing back-to-back championship seasons.
After three lackluster games, Stephen Curry broke out by scoring 38 points, dishing six assists, and collecting six rebounds. Klay Thompson chipped in 25 points to facilitate to the victory. Draymond Green, who was once again up to his goonish ways, scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 34 points in the loss while LeBron James was just one assist shy of triple double (25 points, 13 rebounds, 9 assists). Kevin Love, who came off the bench for the first time in six years, scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds.
As the series shifts back to Oakland, the Warriors will have an opportunity to win the NBA Finals in Game 5 on its home court. Last year, Golden State won the NBA Finals in Game 6 in Cleveland, so expect Golden State’s players to be extra motivated during this game. James, however, will be amped up in an effort to spoil Golden State’s party, especially after being involved in a tussle with Green in the last game.
If Cleveland is able to win Game 5, they’ll have another chance to play in front of their home fans in Game 6. If necessary, a Game 7 would be played at Oracle Arena. Game previews and ticket overviews for each remaining game are presented below.
6/13/16 NBA Finals Game 5 | Oracle Arena | Avg. Ticket Price: $1,761.13 | Get-in: $1,053
Game 5 of the NBA Finals will be played on Monday, June 13, at Oracle Arena. Last season, Game 5 proved to be the pivotal game as Golden State came away with a 104-91 victory to take a 3-2 series advantage. Warriors fans are hoping for a similar result in Game 5 this year. During the first two NBA Finals games at Oracle Arena, Golden State orchestrated two blowout wins. Expect Golden State to fly around the court in hopes of securing its third straight home blowout victory over Cleveland. Fans that want to attend Game 5 should check out TiqIQ. On TiqIQ, the average ticket price for Game 5 is $1,761.13, while the get-in price is $1,053. These ticket prices represent the highest ticket prices thus far in this series. Fans traveling to Game 5 can find great deals for Oracle Arena parking on Parkwhiz.
6/16/16 NBA Finals Game 6 | Quicken Loans Arena | Avg. Ticket Price: $1,673.99 | Get-in: $473
If necessary, Game 6 of the NBA Finals will be played on Thursday, June 16, at the Quicken Loans Arena. To force a Game 6, Cleveland will need to put forward a max effort in Game 5 to win in a hostile environment. The Cavaliers have proven that they can post big efforts at home against Golden State, so expect them to do so once again in this game. On TiqIQ, the average ticket price for Game 6 is $1,673.99 while the get-in price is $473. Fans traveling to Game 6 can find great deals for Quicken Loans Arena parking on Parkwhiz.
6/19/16 NBA Finals Game 7 | Oracle Arena | Avg. Ticket Price: $3,157.08 | Get-in: $1,093
If necessary, Game 7 of the NBA Finals will be played on Sunday, June 19, at Oracle Arena. Cleveland will need to give two maximum efforts in order to force a Game 7, but as we’ve seen time after time, LeBron James-led teams can make big run. In addition, a Game 7 finale would be a fitting touch to this fun NBA season. If Cleveland is able to force a Game 7, ticket prices will start to approach season highs. In fact, on TiqIQ, the average ticket price for Game 7 is $3,157.08 while the get-in ticket price is $1,093, which is the second highest get-in ticket price of this season. These prices only trail Kobe Bryant’s last game at Staples Center.