The Houston Rockets received the news that Dwight Howard will be sidelined for four weeks after accepting to have a procedure on his ailing knee. Luckily for the Rockets, James Harden been performing like the league’s MVP, and has kept the Rockets on pace in the Southwest Division, trailing the Memphis Grizzlies by only three games as of Friday, February 6th.
Harden is averaging 27 points per game, 6.8 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game, and quite honestly, is worth the price of admission by himself.
But the Rockets as a team have won seven of their last 10 games and have six home games in the month of February. The Rockets home record is 17-7 and has a great chance to win more than half of their home games for the month. Houston Rockets tickets on ScoreBig are just $147.55 on average for home games in the 2015 calendar year.
Houston Rockets fans know what it’s like to be entertained by a possible league MVP, but for basketball fans visiting the city of Houston, we can take a closer look at their ticket value by breaking down their cheapest and most expensive February home games:
Most Expensive – 2/25/2015 vs. Los Angeles Clippers | Avg: $176.12 | Get-in: $31
If you like points and flashy offensive basketball, this contest is for you. Between Harden’s wide array of ball handling skills and shot making, the visiting Clippers bring “Lob City” to Houston. Perennial All-Star Chris Paul and Blake Griffin always have the potential for a few plays that will end up on anyone’s top plays of the week list. Sports are for entertainment, and this has an above-average chance of being the most entertaining game at the Toyota Center in February.
There’s also a high possibility of this matchup being a playoff preview. Both teams are second in their respective divisions and if they can’t catch the division leaders, they both will be in contention to claim one of the additional spots offered.
Cheapest – 2/6/2015 vs. Milwaukee Bucks | Avg: $73.11 | Get-in: $38
Earlier in the month, you can watch the Houston Rockets take on an up and coming Eastern Conference team, the Milwaukee Bucks. I’m not sure if people outside of Milwaukee know this, but the Bucks are currently in the playoffs if the season ended today. First-year coach Jason Kidd has this young, athletic group playing basketball the right way, even with a deflating season-ending injury to the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Jabari Parker.
The Bucks may not have the household name that gets the casual NBA fan excited, but this could be one of the most athletic up and down matches that the Rockets have this month. With a walk-in price of just $38 for Bucks tickets, it’s a very affordable ticket for a game that might light up the scoreboard for more points than many fans may expect.