With the 2018 NBA Finals kicking off Thursday night, ticket prices for the rubber series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are shaking out to be a bit less than last year (which was also Cavs vs Warriors).

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Tickets for Game 1 of the series, at Oracle Arena in Oakland, are reselling for an average of $1,036, which–if demand holds–would top last year’s Game 1 resale average of $1,357. The current get-in price for the first game is $460. Game 4 is currently at an average resale price of $882 (slightly more than 2017), with a get-in price of $352.

Historical NBA Finals Ticket Prices

Here is how prices are shaping up for this year’s NBA Finals, and how that compares to the past two years of the Cavs-Warriors championship series.

2018 NBA Finals Ticket Prices

Game Location Avg. Resale Price Get-In Price
Game 1 Oakland $1,036 $460
Game 2 Oakland $1,245 $596
Game 3 Cleveland $617 $266
Game 4 Cleveland $882 $352

2017 NBA Finals Ticket Prices

Game Location Avg. Resale Price Get-In Price
Game 1 Oakland $1,357 $522
Game 2 Oakland $1,290 $625
Game 3 Cleveland $969 $397
Game 4 Cleveland $771 $514
Game 5 Oakland $1,555 $781
Game 6 Cleveland $685 $585
Game 7 Oakland $1,662 $1,090

2016 NBA Finals Ticket Prices

Game Location Avg. Resale Price Get-In Price
Game 1 Oakland $1,501 $872
Game 2 Oakland $1,393 $854
Game 3 Cleveland $810 $341
Game 4 Cleveland $761 $336
Game 5 Oakland $1,544 $903
Game 6 Cleveland $1,019 $605
Game 7 Oakland $1,909 $1,136

2015 NBA Finals Ticket Prices

Game Location Avg. Resale Price Get-In Price
Game 1 Oakland $1,335 $598
Game 2 Oakland $1,437 $703
Game 3 Cleveland $1,303 $428
Game 4 Cleveland $1,053 $487
Game 5 Oakland $1,302 $822
Game 6 Cleveland $1,531 $612
Game 7 Oakland n/a n/a

Prices are shaping up to be two thirds to half as expensive in Cleveland, where Game 3 tickets are reselling for just over $950 on average and Game 4 tickets are reselling for just under $800.

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The current “get-in” price (cheapest ticket) for NBA Finals Game 1 in Oakland is currently $475. The get-in price for Game 2 is $578. Game 3 is currently the cheapest option, with tickets going for as low as $393. Browse all NBA Finals Games here.

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