After spending approximately two decades with the San Antonio Spurs, Mike Budenholzer was hired as the Hawks’ head coach. General manager Danny Ferry has the team in a transition year, especially after Al Horford required season-ending surgery to repair his torn pectoral muscle midway through the season. Atlanta fought hard without him and landed in the playoffs for the seventh consecutive year. The Hawks will face an uphill climb with their first-round series, but you can see them attempt a big upset with your Atlanta Hawks playoff tickets.
There are 2,787 tickets available on the secondary market for the first round at Philips Arena, and prices for all games in Atlanta have dropped over 30%. The average first-round ticket price is $240.96, which is 125.24 percent more than the regular-season price of $106.98. However, it will be very exciting to see the Hawks take on one of the league’s best teams. The ticket price is worth it to see the possibility of one of the NBA’s biggest upsets.
The Hawks have a chance at taking down the No. 1 seed with their 3-point shooting. Atlanta is among the best squads in the league when it comes to shooting from beyond the arc. They own one of the highest totals of made 3-pointers in the NBA this season because of one man: Kyle Korver. From November 2012 to March 2014, he made at least one 3-pointer in 127 consecutive regular-season games. Korver also leads the NBA in 3-point percentage in 2013-14.
Paul Millsap, who was Ferry’s main offseason acquisition, allows Korver to be open by forcing the defense to protect against his strong offensive skills. Millsap is averaging his most single-season points and free throws per game for his career. Since Josh Smith left for the Detroit Pistons, Millsap has replaced his production and has done it on a more consistent basis. With Millsap’s strong play in his first season in Atlanta, he should be an important part of this team’s future.
Jeff Teague, the Hawks’ leader in assists, allows for Korver and Millsap to score very easily. Like Millsap, Teague is averaging new career-highs in points and free throws per game for a single season. In each of his NBA seasons, he has continued to increase his scoring. Although Teague’s shooting percentages dipped in 2013-14, he has still scored well enough to be the third-highest scorer on the team. Be sure to get your Hawks tickets today at TiqIQ.com.
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