There seems to never be a dull news day when the Oklahoma City Thunder are involved.
After Kevin Durant needed a minor surgery to relieve pain in his foot, Russell Westbrook almost averaged a triple-double in the month of February, vaulting his name into a few MVP discussions.
Then, Westbook fractured his zygomatic arch bone in his right cheek during their game on Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers. There was a visible dent in the side of his face.
After Durant and Westbrook both missed Sunday’s game against the Lakers, news came out today that it is possible that Durant will return at some point this week. It is possible Westbrook plays in their game on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
All of this is happening as the Thunder are in the midst of keeping their newly acquired playoff spot. In the past two weeks, the Thunder surpassed the Phoenix Suns, who are now two and a half games behind the Thunder. In between them are the New Orleans Pelicans, who trail the Thunder by one game for the eighth and final playoff seed.
However the season plays out, Oklahoma City Thunder tickets are worth the price of admission. Fans can’t wait to see Durant and Westbrook on the court together again, which may happen this week. For Thunder games in March, we look and the most and least expensive average ticket prices according to TotallyTickets.com.
Most Expensive: 3/29/2015 | Phoenix Suns vs. Oklahoma City Thunder | Avg: $246.83 | Get-in: $28
The Suns are one of the teams OKC is fending off for a playoff spot. The Thunder passed them in the last two weeks, as the Suns are reeling, going 3-7 in their last 10 games. The trade for Brandon Knight is tough to adjust to so quickly on the fly, and the Suns’ playoff hopes are slipping as the losses pile up.
Most Expensive Home Game: 3/22/2015 | Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Miami Heat | Avg: $235.78 | Get-in: $55
The Heat are in a similar position to the Thunder, fighting off teams below them who want their playoff position. The Heat are holding on without Chris Bosh, and have added Goran Dragic at the trade deadline. Hassan Whiteside has been a season saver for the Heat, who have a great two-guard attack with Dragic and Dwyane Wade, paired with an above-average rim protector in Whiteside.
Least Expensive: 3/4/2015 | Oklahoma City vs. Philadelphia 76ers | Avg: $66.85 | Get-in: $12
No surprise to see tonight’s game with the 76ers in this spot, as the Thunder may be without Durant and Westbrook in addition to playing one of the worst teams in basketball. Philadelphia is in full tank mode and may want the loss more than the Thunder want the win. Whatever roster the Thunder trots out at Chesapeake Energy tonight should be enough to win.
All eyes will be on the Thunder towards the end of the regulation season. They will be the seventh or eighth seed that no team wants to play in the first round.