The Eastern Conference No. 1 seed Indiana Pacers advanced to the second round of the NBA Playoffs, but had to work a little harder than most thought. The Pacers were taken to a Game 7 by the No. 8 seed Atlanta Hawks and over the course of the series only outscored the Hawks by an average 93.4 – 92.4. Throughout the first round, the Pacers had some of the cheapest tickets on the secondary market. According to TiqIQ, that trend has continued and Pacers playoff tickets are the cheapest of any remaining playoff team on the and a even below their first round average.
Home games at the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse for the upcoming series against the Washington Wizards have an average ticket price of $118.27, 25% below their first round average. Indiana is the only team remaining in the playoffs to have second round average price below their first round average.
While Pacers tickets at home have the third highest premium over their regular season average at 55.31%, Indiana had the second lowest regular season average of remaining playoff teams. Only their opponent, the Wizards, at $65.27, had a lower regular season average, but Washington has a 399.50% premium for the for the second round.
Indiana is one of three teams to have an average price below $300, along with the San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder, and they’re the only team to have an average price below $200. The Pacers are also one of two teams to have the cheapest secondary market price below their cheapest face value ticket. No other team has a secondary market ticket below $40, while Indiana has a get-in price of just $7.
Midway through the season a Pacers-Miami Heat Eastern Conference Finals seemed all but set, but that sentiment has changed over the past few months. After the Wizards were able to defeat the Chicago Bulls in just five games during their first round series, they could be a serious threat to claim that place in the Conference Finals.
If the Pacers play like they did in the first half of the season and in Game 7 against Atlanta, they could breeze through the series looking like one of the best teams in the league. If that were to happen, ticket prices would likely go up at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, but for now Pacers tickets remain the cheapest playoff option in the NBA.