Cheap Seats Still Available for Indiana Pacers Marquee Matchups

Feb 1, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) guards Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Cavaliers won 111-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 1, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) guards Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Cavaliers won 111-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Indiana Pacers schedule after the All-Star Break features several marquee matchups, driving up ticket prices on the secondary market. 

The Indiana Pacers get a much-needed week off during the 2016 NBA All-Star break, but before long they’ll be back to the grind in an effort to lock up an Eastern Conference playoff spot. That was wishful thinking just a year ago, but with star forward Paul George back to playing at an elite level and rookie big man Myles Turner giving Indiana a two-way presence down low, a 28-25 Pacers club could conceivably make some noise in the NBA’s second half.

Pacers fans, at the very worst, have hopes of a return trip to the NBA post-season and at best just might get a mild playoff run. It all depends on what deals the Pacers do or don’t make before the league’s trade deadline and whether or not they can stay ahead of a slumping Chicago Bulls squad.

No matter what happens, there will be no qualms in regards to the price of Indiana Pacers tickets, which average out at just $107.85 the rest of the way. That first glance value is obvious, but Pacers fans may have it better than advertised over the remainder of the regular season. Let’s see just how much value Indy fans are in for as we break down the top five most expensive games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, per TiqIQ.com:

Apr 12, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Anthony Morrow (2) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Oklahoma City 116-104. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 12, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Anthony Morrow (2) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Oklahoma City 116-104. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder On March 19th

Avg: $175.93 | Get-in: $37

Indiana’s priciest home game and just the second most expensive game overall the rest of the way comes against Kevin Durant and the Thunder (a road game against the Knicks is $217 on average). This is a star-laden showdown, as OKC comes into Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a stellar 40-14 record.

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Russell Westbrook is a tough task for George Hill while fans get a positional matchup to die for when KD and Paul George go head to head. While the star power is obvious, this game has major appeal on every basketball level, with the Thunder bringing in a top shelf offense (110 points per game) and other quality stars in Enes Kanter and Serge Ibaka. It’s a tough matchup for the Pacers, but they’ve fared well at home (17-9) and have the offense to potentially compete in this one.

As expensive as this game is, it’s only about $70 more than the average set of Pacers tickets. Pacers and Thunder fans alike won’t want to miss out on this potentially explosive shootout, especially with the cheap seats costing just $37. Fans looking to save a little cash can do so by finding their Bankers Life Fieldhouse parking on ParkWhiz.com for as low as $5.

Feb 1, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) blocks the shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Cavaliers won 111-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 1, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner (33) blocks the shot by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Cavaliers won 111-106 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers On April 6th

 Avg: $166.11 | Get-in: $23

The intensity level doesn’t drop one bit later in April, as Paul George and co. take on LeBron James and the Cavs just before the playoffs start. Not only is this a huge battle with one of the best teams in the league and a game featuring King James, but it’s also a Central Division clash that could have a say in Indiana’s playoff hopes. PG-13 should be up to face off with James, giving Pacers fans another elite small forward matchup, along with NBA studs in Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love.

For the second most expensive home game for the rest of the year, fans are getting quite a bit of value in this one, especially with the cheap seats costing just $23. Still, tickets average over $150, so fans could be down for saving a little extra cash. They can always do that by saving their parking spots ahead of time at ParkWhiz.com, where they can find Indianapolis parking for as low as $16, should Bankers Life Fieldhouse parking not be available.

Dec 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol (16) is fouled by Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol (16) is fouled by Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) during the second half at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports /

Indiana Pacers vs. Chicago Bulls on March 29th

Avg: $146.58 | Get-in: $11

The Pacers get another big Central Division battle just a week before they take on the Cavs, but this one against the Bulls might be even bigger. Chicago has been fading in the playoff standings, but these two are neck and neck, which could play into one of them missing the playoffs or, at least, figure into their seeding. Jimmy Butler should be on hand (knee) to help right the ship by the time this game swings around while Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol also present major challenges for the Pacers. Luckily this one is at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and the Bulls have slumped (11-15) away from home this year. Chicago leads the season series (2-1), but the Pacers won the previous meeting at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and will want to tie the series up, 2-2.

Dec 21, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Manu Ginobili (20) dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at the AT&T Center. The Spurs won 106-92. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 21, 2015; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs forward Manu Ginobili (20) dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at the AT&T Center. The Spurs won 106-92. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports /

Indiana Pacers vs. San Antonio Spurs on March 7th

 Avg: $96.70 | Get-in: $11

Indiana Pacers tickets continue to offer amazing value in this early March date with the Spurs. San Antonio has been the second best team in the league all season (45-8) and boasts the top scoring defense. That figures to give Indiana fits, but if the Spurs have a weakness, it’s playing on the road (where all 8 of their losses have come). While fans can enjoy an intense inter-conference clash featuring big names like Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Tim Duncan, they also can enjoy majorly discounted ticket pricing. The average price is under $100 on this one and the $11 cheap seats are clearly a bargain, but this game especially offers value on premium seating, where Pacers fans can find lower level seats starting as low as $69.

Jan 10, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) drives the ball against the Indiana Pacers in overtime at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 10, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) drives the ball against the Indiana Pacers in overtime at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

Indiana Pacers vs. Houston Rockets on March 27th

 Avg: $83.28 | Get-in: $9

Love the idea of paying just $69 for amazing seats to see the Spurs? How about an even better rate to take in James Harden and (if he doesn’t get traded) Dwight Howard? Pacers and Rockets tickets come in as Indiana’s fifth “most expensive” draw at home the rest of the way, yet tickets aren’t even $85 on average and anyone can get in for just $9. That premium seating is a huge draw, too, with Pacers tickets in the lower level going as cheap as $52.

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Fans know they’re in store for an exciting, fast-paced showdown loaded with superstar talent, but the fact that they can take it all in live for such a discount makes this arguably the bargain buy of the second half.