The Detroit Pistons finally cooled down after ripping off four straight wins in a week. From Saturday, March 21st to Friday, March 27th, the Pistons beat the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic before losing to the Miami Heat.
Reggie Jackson is having a stellar stretch in his last five games, shooting 54.2% from the field with 24.8 points, 10 assists and 6.8 rebounds per game. Jackson was acquired at the trade deadline after wanting out of Oklahoma City. It’ll be an interesting dynamic between Jackson and Brandon Jennings playing on the court at the same time next season.
The Pistons are looking forward to next year, as four teams in their division have a chance to make the playoffs. The Cavaliers, Bulls and Bucks are definitely in, while the Pacers are a half game back of the final playoff seed. The Pistons aren’t technically out of the playoffs, but have to make up four and a half games in nine games. It would take multiple collapses from teams ahead of them.
Detroit Pistons tickets are a bargain at the end of the season with their playoff hopes all but eliminated. With the help of Razorgator.com, we can look at the most expensive and least expensive Pistons games in April.
Most Expensive: 4/13/2015 | Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons | Quicken Loans Arena | Avg: $263.02 | Get-in: $30
The highest average ticket price for a Pistons game in April is when they hit the road to take on the Eastern Conference favorites, the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James and company are clicking as the postseason approaches, and the Pistons will have their hands full trying to get a win at the “Q”. Jackson averages 12.3 points per game in three trips to Cleveland this season. There’s no surprise that Cavs tickets reach such lofty prices on the secondary market.
Most Expensive Home Game: Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat | The Palace of Auburn Hills | Avg: $128.37 | Get-in: $7
All iPhone 5 users will appreciate the gesture by the Pistons. Fans will receive an iPhone 5 case upon entrance to the stadium. There’s nothing better than leaving a professional sports game with a souvenir. The Pistons win streak was just snapped by the Heat with the help of Dwyane Wade, who scored 40 points.
Least Expensive: 4/1/2015 | Charlotte Hornets vs. Detroit Pistons | Time Warner Cable Arena | Avg: $64.14 | Get-in: $5
The Pistons can play spoiler as the Hornets are fighting to sneak into that last playoff position. The Hornets are one game behind the Nets, and the Pistons can hurt their playoff chances with a win on April Fools Day. Charlotte will be without their best perimeter defender Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, which should help the Pistons offense flow a little better.
Although it was an unsuccessful 2014, the Pistons have a lot of pieces to build with from the Jackson trade. Especially with two major pieces coming back from injury, the Pistons may be the upstart team in 2015 that many writers predicted would happen this season.