The Memphis Grizzlies were one of the top teams in the NBA, arguably legit championship contender. But even contenders need help. For the Memphis Grizzlies, the improvement and help come in the form of Jeff Green. The Grizzlies are the latest Western Conference playoff team to pull a trade an in a hope to get over the hump. The Grizzlies play in the toughest division in the NBA at the moment, with four legit contenders in Dallas, Memphis, Houston and San Antonio, plus a young playoff team in New Orleans. Winning the division will be hard, but it might help in the playoffs.
Grizzlies On Home Court
The Grizzlies rank 18th in attendance for home games at the FedEx Forum in averaging 17,212 in 2015 which is up 8.07% since their 2012 season. Memphis Grizzlies ticket prices for their games at the FedEx Forum average $72.00 per ticket in 2015 which is a 44% increase from their 2012 average ticket price of $50.00 on the secondary market as well as a 20% increase from their 2013/14 ticket price average of $60.00 per ticket. Currently, Memphis is 15-4 at home this season.
Grizzlies On The Road
On the road, the Grizzlies are averaging 92.5% attendance rate an average of 17,466 which is up 2.33% from their 2012/13 season and the Grizzlies average 1.47% higher attendance on the road then on their home court. The Grizzlies are averaging $46.00 a ticket on their road games which also is an increase of 15% from their 2012 price of $40.00 per ticket on the secondary market. Currently, Memphis is 12-7 on the road.
Here is a look at the Top 5 Games the Grizzlies have coming up in 2015
Grizzlies @ Mavericks, American Airlines Center, January 27,
Starting price $17, Average price $45
The Grizzlies won the first duel, but the Mavericks still managed to score 100+ points. The challenge here for Memphis is to prove they can hold the best offensive team in the league bellow 100 points, and do so on the opposing floor. Hardly an easy task, but the Grizzlies have the skill, talent and focus on doing it. While all eyes might be on the matchups in the post, Rondo versus Conley is an interesting matchup at the point guard position that might change the course of the results. View Mavericks vs Grizzlies Tickets for the American Airlines Arena.
Hawks @ Grizzlies, FedEx Forums, February 8,
Starting price $10, Average price $26
The Atlanta Hawks are arguably the best team in the league, certainly the hottest, winners of 20 in the past 22 games. They are the Spurs of the East and are playing one of the best basketball at the moment. They’ve beaten the Grizzlies during their recent streak, in Atlanta. Winning versus the Hawks is purely for confidence.View Grizzlies vs Hawks Tickets for the FedEx Forum.
Grizzlies @ Rockets, Toyota Center, March 4,
Starting Price $24, Average price $54
The Rockets are one of the few teams in the NBA that have a positive record versus the Grizzlies this year. Even the one time the Grizzlies won, Houston was playing with an injured Dwight Howard. The teams are very close in the rankings, and the tie breaker might decide the ranking between the two, and home court advantage. The Grizzlies are guaranteed to play versus one of their division rivals in the playoffs. View Rockets vs Grizzlies Tickets for the Toyota Center.
Warriors @ Grizzlies, FedEx Forum, March 27,
Starting price $15, Average price $52
A month ago, the Grizzlies and the Warriors were the top 2 teams in the West, and in the league. While the Warriors still sit at the top of the Western Conference, Memphis has slipped a bit and lost more games. Winning versus Golden State is not easy, and Memphis has managed to win one. But that was without Andrew Bogut in the lineup. Also worth noting, Golden State is the best defensive team in the league. For a team that struggles to score like Memphis, this is a challenge. View all Grizzlies vs Warriors Tickets for the Fed Ex Forum.
Grizzlies @ Spurs, AT&T Center, March 29,
Starting price $15, Average price $45
At the moment, Grizzlies hold the tiebreaker, having won two of the three games this season. If they manage to win the last one in San Antonio, they are guaranteed home-court advantage versus the Champions. The two teams share a great playoff history. The Grizzlies knocked the Spurs out of the playoffs few seasons ago and did it as the 8th seed. Two years ago, the Spurs schooled the Grizzlies. View all Spurs Opening day Tickets vs Grizzlies for the AT&T Center.