Sacramento Kings Host Stars Like Paul George, Anthony Davis In January’s Second Half
The Sacramento Kings (15-22) are closing in on the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference, sitting two games behind the Utah Jazz (17-20). In the month of January the Kings are 3-2, which may not sound all too impressive, but based upon their opponents is a quality stretch of basketball.
The Kings handled their business against an undermanned Phoenix Suns team on January 2nd, winning easily by a final score of 142-119. The continued to impress on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder two nights later, winning by 12 points. After a tough one point loss to the Dallas Mavericks in double overtime, the Kings had back-to-back home games and split against the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors.
The early part of January has brought some of the NBA’s biggest stars to Sleep Train Arena, including Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Kobe Bryant and upstart rookies like D’Angelo Russell. The Kings have four home games remaining this month and stars like Paul George from the Indiana Pacers, Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans and the strong starting five unit of the Atlanta Hawks.
According to TiqIQ.com, Kings tickets on the secondary market are most expensive for the home game against the Indiana Pacers on January 23rd with an average ticket price of $122.27. Although buying tickets on the secondary market is a common practice, often times it does not produce the best pricing compared to the Kings primary ticket seller, Ticketmaster.
For the game against Indiana a ticket in Section 223, Row D cost $63 (before fees) on the secondary market, compared to costing $38 through the Kings’ primary platform. The same can be said for the Kings’ home game on January 13th against the Pelicans for fans trying to see a promising matchup between DeMarcus Cousins and Davis. On the secondary market, a ticket in Section 207, Row J is priced for $32 while only being priced at $25 for the same section and row through Ticketmaster.
With the Western Conference being as strong as it is from top to bottom once again, the Kings will continue to go against some of the premier talents in the entire NBA and the Kings will provide the best pricing for those matchups. As long as they stay in the playoff hunt—looking for their first playoff appearance since 2005-06—it will continue to be a promising season for the Kings.