The Cheapest Ticket to the Raptors First Playoff Game is Currently $155
Regardless of how it may appear, the Raptors have more fans than just Drake. This is apparent based on a cursory view of StubHub, which indicates that the cost of the cheapest ticket to Toronto's first home playoff game against Brooklyn this Saturday is $155. To put that in perspective, that's $30 more expensive than the cheapest ticket currently listed on StubHub to attend the first game of the other three Eastern Conference first round playoff series combined.
Of course while this is hardly a reliable scientific measure of fan interest, it does serve as a rudimentary glance at what the ticket market looks like in a given region.
The Raptors currently have the highest ticket price, closely followed by the Rockets. After that it's a pretty far drop off, with the Pacers having a remarkable amount of tickets available for around $10. I get that they're playing against a below .500 team in the Hawks, but $10 for a playoff game? Come on, Indiana.
In case you were curious, here is what the cheapest ticket to the first game of every other playoff series was going for on StubHub as of 6:30 EST.
Warriors @ Clippers: $46.72
Hawks @ Pacers: $9.92
Grizzlies @ Thunder: $58.16
Mavericks @ Spurs: $35.28
Bobcats @ Heat: $61.28
Wizards @ Bulls: $53.88
Blazers @ Rockets: $137.92