Despite a 24-35 record at the moment and extinguished playoff hopes with more than a full month left in the campaign, the Utah Jazz have experienced an encouraging season under first-year head coach Quinn Snyder, who has already guided his club to nearly more wins than all of last season. They’re also in the midst of a good stretch of basketball, having won 7 of 9 entering their game tonight.
Aside from that, they’ve also witnessed notable progress from their youngsters, which really was the goal of this season as they began gelling together under a new head coach. Players like Derrick Favors, Rudy Gobert, Trey Burke, and Dante Exum have all taken strides forward and exhibited flashes of creating something special in Utah, while the team’s best player, Gordon Hayward, has continued to play at an All Star caliber level. With impressive wins over several of the NBA’s top clubs, they’re a group you don’t want to face towards the end of the year when playing meaningful games determining playoff positioning. The Jazz relish the role of spoiler right now.
As a result, the Jazz have a slew of important games coming up through March when they’re matched up against some of the league’s best. One of those matchups, a road affair against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on March 21, is currently Utah’s highest-priced game they have in this month, according to TiqIQ.com with an average ticket price of $239.82 and a walk-in price of $44. That shouldn’t be much of a surprise, though, given the fact that the Warriors are the best team in the Western Conference, and this contest will serve as an interesting measuring stick for where Utah stands.
Even the cheapest game for tickets for a Jazz game this month, at least at the moment, is their road assignment in Bostontonight when they square off against the Celtics, and even that is a meaningful game as well. The Celtics are still fighting for their playoff lives in the Eastern Conference, hoping to catch that final postseason spot, so this will be a perfect example of the Jazz wanting to play playoff spoiler as their season winds down. The average ticket price is $54.74 and the walk-in price is $20. Boston is only two games out, providing Utah with an ample opportunity to put a significant dent in their playoff chances.
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They’ll have plenty of opportunities like these throughout all of March and beyond, as they continue to build confidence for next season.