Many will classify the Portland Trail Blazers as a jump shooting team, and it has been long said that teams shooting too many jumpers cannot compete for a championship. But the Blazers also have the third best defense in the league, just behind the Warriors and the Rockets. Their offense is also in the top 10, ranked 8th. This year, it seems like the Blazers are finally ready for the big stage. Aldridge and Lillard are playing at an All Star level, and their complementary pieces are playing great. The addition of Steve Blake and Chris Kaman has bolstered their bench. All in all, the Blazers are poised to win the Northwest division, and if all goes well, might even compete for a championship this season. They were fifth in the West last year, and this year they have a chance to be in the upper 4 teams, with home court advantage until the West Finals.
Trail Blazers Attendance:
The Blazers are ranked 8th for home attendance averaging 19,488 (93.1%) a game at the Moda Center in 2015 which is down from their 2014 attendance of 19,746 (95%) per game. Currently the Trail Blazers have 18-4 record at home. The Blazers are 12-7 on the road with an average of 16,456 per game which is down -4.94% from their 2014 average of 17,312 (91.1%) on the road. Both 2014/15 averages are down from for their attendance at the Moda Center during their 2012 season which averaged 20,496 per game.
Trail Blazers Ticket Prices
Trail Blazers tickets at the Moda Center in 2015 are currently averaging $60.00 per ticket which is a -57.14 drop from their Dec 2014 average ticket price of $140.00 per ticket. Blazers average ticket prices on the secondary market are also down -14.28% from their 2012 price of $70.00 per ticket. This gives you the chance to get some great Trail Blazers Ticket Deals for the Moda Center as well as road games due to the average ticket price for a Blazers road game is down -18% on the secondary market.
Here is a look at 5 key Trail Blazers Games Coming Up.
Spurs @ Trail Blazers, Moda Center, February 25,
Starting price $27, Average price $47
If the playoffs started today, the Blazers and the Spurs would be opponents in the first round. The teams meet last year in the playoffs, and the Spurs rolled over the Blazers, wining 4-1. This year, Portland has won the two regular season matchups. The better they play versus the San Antonio Spurs, the bigger their confidence would be. After last year’s dismantle, the Blazers must show and prove they can compete with the best of the best. View all Spurs vs Trail Blazers ticket deals at the Moda Center.
Thunder @ Trail Blazers, Moda Center, February 27,
Starting price $43, Average price $63
Chances are the two teams might not face in the playoffs, but they are division rivals. The Blazers won the first two matchups, but back then, Durant and Westbrook were not playing or were rusty. The division title is likely secured as well, but it is always better to be sure. View all Thunder vs Trail Blazers ticket deals at the Moda Center.
Rockets @ Trail Blazers, Moda Center, March 11,
Starting price $23, Average price $56
The Rockets and the Blazers will be one of the top four teams in the league. That is almost certain. However, exact rankings are to be decided, and direct duels go a long way in the Western Conference. Being second or third makes the difference between home court in the first two rounds, or just the first round. However, in this case, some teams might want to avoid the 2nd spot in the West, as it might mean a date with the Spurs in the first round. View all Rockets vs Trail Blazers ticket deals at the Moda Center.
Trail Blazers @ Grizzlies, FedEx Forum, March 21,
Starting price $16, Average price $29
The Grizzlies are one of the few teams in the league that can compete with the large frontline of the Blazers. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph are beasts under the basket. This is one of the few matchups where Aldridge must defend in the post, a role he is not pleased to do so. Usually the Blazers use Robin Lopez to defend the post, but the Grizzlies employ two big men in the post. View all Trail Blazers vs Grizzlies ticket deals at the FedEx Forum.
Trail Blazers @ Warriors, Oracle Arena, April 9,
Starting price $45, Average price $77
The two best teams in the West will likely compete till the end of the season. Two other teams that can realistically get the top spot are the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies. If the Blazers stay second, they will likely have to go through Golden State and win on the road to get to the Finals. Getting a preview of the atmosphere during the regular season won’t hurt. View all Warriors vs Trail Blazers Ticket Deals for the Oracle Arena.
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