The San Antonio Spurs and future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan were five seconds away from winning their fifth NBA Championship last season until Ray Allen hit a step back three to send the Game 6 into overtime. The Spurs went on to lose the game and series to the Miami Heat in seven games, which is something that could cripple a team moving forward. Not the Spurs, however, who have come back even stronger this season. San Antonio currently has an amazing record of 37-15, and is hungry to make it back to where they left off last year.
The Spurs have begun a monthlong road trip that will take them to nine different cities; they won’t return home until February 26th. While on this road trip San Antonio will face some tough competitors such as the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns; all of whom are in either first or second place in their divisions.
They end their road trip with a brutal stretch against the Clippers, Trail Blazers and Suns back to back to back. These three teams have a combined record of 100-50. Average ticket prices for the games are $133 in LA, $174 against the Blazers and the road trip high of $222 in Phoenix.
The reason behind the Spur’s extended road trip is the fact that the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo will be running at the AT&T Center from February 6-22. The San Antonio Rodeo has been one of the premier rodeo & livestock shows in the country since it first began in 1950. This year it features bull riding and bareback horse riding, as well as some of the biggest names in music, such as Tim McGraw, Pitbull and Rascal Flatts. San Antonio Rodeo tickets are averaging $97, making this show the cheapest in the last three years.
After San Antonio the rodeo will head to Houston, taking place from March 4th through the 23rd. Unlike the Spurs, the Rockets won’t take an extended road trip because the event is held in the Texans’ Reliant Stadium. Houston Rodeo tickets are averaging slightly more than San Antonio, going for $98.