For most of the 2014-15 NBA season, the Phoenix Suns have presided over a playoff berth in the rugged Western Conference, which is pretty much an accomplishment in itself, given the rough competition one has to regularly deal with when playing in the West. However, things have turned sour on the Suns as of late, after making some significant moves at the trade deadline, and now finding themselves in an unfriendly stretch, being losers of 10 of their past 13 games.
The Suns possessed a very unique three-headed monster at the guard positions, employing the services of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, and free agent signee Isaiah Thomas, which was a big reason for their earlier success. All three were providing their usual notable production this season — that is until Dragic seemingly forced a trade to get out of Phoenix on deadline day. In addition, Thomas was dealt away also, leaving Bledsoe as the only one remaining.
As a result, Phoenix has a slew of important games coming up. According to TiqIQ.com, the most expensive of these contests is slated for later in the month, when the Suns host the Oklahoma City Thunder on March 29. The average ticket price is $242.45 with a walk-in price of $28. Without question, that should be one of the more entertaining games of the month around the league, as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook should both be back healthy by then, plus it’ll be a battle between two of the teams fighting for that final Western Conference playoff spot. In addition, it’s two of the highest scoring teams in basketball, indicating there will be plenty of points for this up-tempo affair.
The Suns’ cheapest game for tickets at the moment is actually scheduled for tonight, when they visit Orlando to take on the Magic in a game they really have to have. The average ticket price is $30 with a walk-in price of $11.While the Magic are experiencing a lost season in the weaker Eastern Conference, that shouldn’t necessarily take away from the level of talent they possess, boasting an intriguing trio of youngsters in Victor Oladipo, Tobias Harris, and Nicola Vucevic that can make them competitive on any given night. Phoenix will not want to overlook Orlando tonight. The Phoenix faithful that want to root their team into a playoff position can use Hipmunk.com for Phoenix flights and reservations for hotels in Phoenix.
While the club picked up the very capable Brandon Knight, who was posting All Star numbers in Milwaukee, the Suns have been in decline mode ever since and the month of March ultimately may make or break their season.