Although everyone knows the Cleveland Cavaliers will be in it towards the end of the season—at the very least in the conference semifinals—the team couldn’t answer the bell when they hit the road to play the best team in the conference, the Atlanta Hawks.
After losing to the Houston Rockets in overtime on March 1st and bouncing back with wins over the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors, the Cavaliers had a litmus test matchup against the surging Hawks.
After going down 17 points after the first quarter, the Cavaliers cut it to 10 points by halftime. After continuing to claw back, the Cavaliers cut the deficit to two points heading into the fourth, but the Hawks used LeBron’s off night to propel to a nine-point victory. James was 5 for 13 from the field, including 1-4 from 3-point land and turned the ball over nine times. Kyrie Irving led the team with 20 points.
The following day, the Cavaliers got back to their winning ways with a 10-point home win against the Phoenix Suns.
This week, the Cavaliers have three games, all on the road, from Tuesday, March 10th to Sunday, March 15th. After Dallas, the Cavs stay in the state of Texas to face the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, before flying to Orlando to face the Magic on Sunday with two days of rest in between.
According to TiqIQ.com, the highest average ticket price for Cleveland Cavaliers tickets this week is on March 12th at the AT&T Center when they face the San Antonio Spurs, with a price of $251.07 with a walk-in price of $62. Following closely is their game against Dallas tonight, with a $205.47 average and a $65 walk-in price. Lastly, the Orlando Magic game has an average ticket price of $175.09 with a walk-in price of $56.
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As seen in their loss to Atlanta, the Cavaliers should take stock in their three game road trip. When basketball is played when it matters most, the team will have to win games on the road against quality competition to move on throughout the playoffs. These two tests during the week should provide that experience that this team needs.