HOUSTON -

It's an exciting time in Clutch City with the Rockets in the NBA playoffs. They take on the Portland Trail Blazers in a series that starts on Sunday night.

The Rockets earned home-court advantage for the first two games and that means fans are scrambling to score tickets.

Like Dwight Howard says about the playoffs, "This is when it gets real," it's also when ticket prices can get real... expensive. So Local 2 did some price shopping for you.

Come Sunday a seat inside Toyota Center figures to be the hottest ticket in town. According to Stub-Hub.com, that ticket for Game 1, could cost you anywhere from $35 to get in the door to $10,000 to sit courtside. That's an average street value of $225.

Stacked up against other postseason sites, the cost of home court advantage for Red Nation ranks right in the middle of their playoff-bound counterparts. The highest average is found in Toronto at nearly $385, according to Tick-IQ.com.

The lowest prices out west belong to the Spurs, Blazers and Grizzlies.

In comparison to last season, Malcolm Robinson with MyTicketIn.com says prices are up across the board and will continue to rise in each round.

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