Jan 25, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard forward Chris Douglas-Roberts (55) talks to forward center Bismack Biyombo (0) and forward Anthony Tolliver (43) during a time out in the second half of the game against the Chicago Bulls at Time Warner Cable Arena. Bulls win 89-87. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Bobcats Playoff Tickets For 1st Round Are 2nd Most Expensive In East


The Bobcats could finally win a playoff game. Before this season, they made the postseason once and were swept in the first round. That playoff appearance came in 2010 when they had had a franchise-best 44 wins under Larry Brown. The leading scorer for the Bobcats was Stephen Jackson, who is not currently on an NBA team. With their fourth different coach in the last four seasons, the Bobcats finally return to the playoffs.

There are 5,270 Charlotte Bobcats playoff tickets available on the secondary market for the first round at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Currently, the price for those games on the secondary market is 118.50 percent more than the average regular-season price of $113.57 and averages $248.15, which is actually the 2nd most expensive price in the East behind only the Raptors.

There are many reasons that the Bobcats surprised the league this season. They are the best team at protecting the basketball. Fewer than 12 percent of their possessions have resulted in a turnover, which ranks as the best in the NBA. Josh McRoberts and Kemba Walker own very strong assist-to-turnover ratios and prevent the Bobcats from wasting precious possessions.

In addition, Charlotte is among the best in free-throw differential this season. Steve Clifford’s Bobcats have attempted approximately 300 more free throws than their opponent and that total ranks among the highest in the league this season. They accomplish this feat by fouling intelligently. They foul opponents fewer than 20 times per 100 possessions and allow only 21 free throws attempts per 100 possessions.

Near the end of the season, the Bobcats put together their best winning streak in four years, and they look to continue their success in the playoffs. Fans of this team can thank Walker and Al Jefferson for all that they have contributed to this team during the 2013-14 season. According to the plus/minus statistic, Walker is by far the best player on the team. Charlotte struggles without him on the floor, so he will need to continue to play more than 35 minutes per game for the Bobcats to succeed.

Jefferson was a very big offseason acquisition for Charlotte. He is one of only a few players that is scoring more than 20 points per game and bringing down more than 10 rebounds per game this season. Jefferson is making the organization look very smart, so be sure to get your Bobcats tickets today at TiqIQ.com.

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