The Boston Celtics aren’t completely out of the playoff picture yet, but their chances of making a comeback are getting smaller and smaller.
The Celtics won their last three games in the month of February, defeating the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets, scoring 115, 115 and 106 points in each game respectively. But March started with an increase of talented opponents that the Celtics couldn’t keep up with.
After racing out to a huge lead against the Golden State Warriors, MVP candidate Stephen Curry led his team back at TD Garden and captured a road victory by five points. Two nights later, the Celtics went into Cleveland and weren’t competitive, losing by 31 points. But Brad Stevens had the Celtics bounce back the following night, returning home to beat the Utah Jazz with a Cody Zeller buzzer beater. The Celtics begin a tough three game stretch on the road, starting Friday night, March 6thagainst the New Orleans Pelicans.
As the run to sneak into the playoffs begin, lets take a look at some of the most and least expensive Boston Celtics tickets in March.
Most Expensive: 3/27/2015 | New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics | Avg: $178.02 | Get-in: $31
Surprisingly, the Celtics highest average ticket price is when they face the worst team in the NBA, the New York Knicks. The rivalry must run deep, as even when both teams are not in the upper echelon of teams it still draws a crowd. The Celtics have to take advantage of games like these and some of the other lower ranked teams in the league if they want to make their final surge.
Most Expensive Home Game: 3/29/2015 | Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Clippers | Avg: $91.07 | Get-in: $33
Even though the Clippers have been without Blake Griffin, they’ve been one of the teams playing exceptional basketball over the past two weeks thanks to Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers are 7-3 in their last 10 games and are looking to lockdown the fourth seed in the Western Conference for the playoffs. Hopefully for the Celtics sake, the Clippers are cooled down by the time they arrive to TD Garden on March 29th.
Least Expensive: 3/16/2015 | Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers | Avg: $49 | Get-in: $9
The tanking effort continues for the 76ers, a team that continues to stockpile assets at the expense of their regular season record. At the deadline, the 76ers had another fire sale, including last season’s Rookie of the Year winning Michael Carter-Williams. With a get-in price of $9 at TD Garden, it’s a great price to see a Celtics game that has a high probability of it resulting in a win.
Get to the TD Garden and watch the Celtics push on towards the playoffs. Hotels near TD Garden are available through Hipmunk.com, who can also help with flights to Boston for out of town Celtics fans.
Brad Stevens is getting the maximum out of a limited Celtics roster. Although the last few years have been rough after the “Big Four” era, Stevens has the team trending upwards for the second consecutive season.