The month of March got off to a less-than-ideal start for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as they lost an overtime game to the Houston Rockets after a game with multiple altercations between players on both teams.
LeBron James was first tangled up with Patrick Beverley early in the game, and James found himself again tangled with MVP candidate James Harden, who kicked James in the groin area and was suspended for one game as a result. With the Cavaliers down one point with seconds remaining in overtime, James missed two free throws to allow the Rockets to grab the victory.
The Cavaliers have lost back-to-back games, both on the road, and are 6-4 in their past 10 games. Both losses have come without Kyrie Irving, who has missed both games due to injury and is questionable for their next game against the Boston Celtics.
The Cavaliers are a half game back of the Chicago Bulls in the Central division, but the Bulls are playing the next few weeks without both Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler, who have a knee injury and an elbow injury, respectively. The Cavs should have no problem taking and holding the lead of the division and claiming the No. 2 overall seed in the playoffs. They are two games behind in the loss column to the Toronto Raptors.
The Cavaliers are one of the biggest draws on the secondary ticket market and with good reason. With information provided by ScoreBig.com, lets dive into the most expensive and least expensive average ticket prices for Cavaliers games in the month of March.
Most Expensive: 3/20/2015 | Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers | Avg: $448.01 | Get-in: $45
The Indiana Pacers are playing their best basketball of the season, going 8-2 in their last 10 games. They still have work to do, as they are just behind the Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat for the seventh and eighth seeds for the playoffs. The Pacers and LeBron James have an existing relationship, as the Pacers pushed the Heat to the brink during both of their championship runs and have had excellent postseason series against one another.
Most Expensive Road Game: 3/16/2015 | Miami Heat vs. Cleveland Cavaliers | Avg: $326.95 | Get-in: $87
The game with the highest average ticket price for when the Cavaliers are on the road in March is when he visits the team he won two NBA championship titles with. American Airlines Arena will welcome back James with open arms for what he did for the city. Although Bosh won’t be playing after having to sit out the remainder of the season due to blood clots, you can bet the fanfare will be large and loud with James, Wade and Bosh back together again. As a result, Cavs vs. Heat tickets on ScoreBig are averaging well over $300 a pop.
Least Expensive: 3/3/2015 | Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics | Avg: $98.22 | Get-in: $25
The Cavaliers aren’t sure if Kyrie Irving will be back for the game tonight, and it would be nice if he played considering it’s Kyrie bobble head night at Quicken Loans Arena. The Celtics, who had little expectations heading into the season, are still alive in the playoff race. It isn’t a great time to be facing the Cavaliers though, who are coming off a two game losing streak and are playing a home game for the first time since February 26th, when the defeated the Golden State Warriors. Fans can get in to tonight game with just $25 tickets for the Boston Celtics.
The Cavaliers are one of the largest draws for the NBA whether at home or on the road. According to Las Vegas odds, they are on the favorites to win the NBA title, which is entirely a result of James coming home to Cleveland. The 2015 is shaping up to be a special one for the people of Cleveland.