17. NBA Championship: King James Bows to Durant & Company
The 2017 NBA Championship was a showdown of two dominant NBA franchises: the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Lebron James, former Cavs player Kyrie Irving, and more star players stacked up on the Cavs bench. On the Warriors bench, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Draymond Green created a dominant part of the starting lineup. During Game 1, the Warriors swept the Cavs 113-91. The results were similar for Game 2, leading Cavs fans to scratch their heads and create frown lines. When Game 3 also went to Durant & Co., the NBA Finals looked to be a bust. However, the Cavs pulled out a win in Game 4, keeping momentum moving into Game 5. The Cavs fell to the Warriors in Game 5 with a final score of 129-120.
The Warriors won their fifth franchise championship due to the leadership of Durant and Curry. Durant scored 39 points in Game 5, and Curry held up with 34 points. Though James was not quiet with an astounding 41 points, it wasn’t enough to make the NBA Finals a fighting series. The Warriors won on their home court Oracle Arena.
Get tickets to see both teams duke it out against this year with differing lineups and a legacy to maintain.
16. Beyoncé’s Twins
The Internet just about broke when Beyoncé finally announced her twins with an over-the-top pregnancy photo shoot. Months later, she gave birth to Rumi and Sir Carter in June, weeks before her husband JAY-Z’s 4:44album release. Talk about PR. Beyoncé’s African American female superstar status is cemented, and the social media hype around her new children is just another example showing her influence. Rumi and Sir Carter join older sister Blue Ivy in the now five-person family.
There’s no doubt: that family slays no matter what they’re focused on. Beyoncé’s baby bump was the talk of the year.
Written by Jenna
On the 12th day of XMAS, Ticket Galaxy Gave To Me…
…Twelve Tunes We’re Humming, Eleven Shows Worth Hyping, Ten Lorde Tracks to Leap To, Nine TG Events for Gifting, Eight Monster Trucks Moving, Seven QBs a-Winning, Six Globies Playing, Five Golden Games, Four Old Taylors Calling, Three Festive Flicks, Two Teams That Dunk & A Festive Promo Sent With Glee!
Merry XMAS and Happy Holidays to all of our customers! On this particularly festive day, we’re giving you our Top 12 Festive Songs to keep the mood in merry for the remainder of the holiday.
12 Holiday Tunes to Keep the Festivities High:
And remember... until MIDNIGHT... $12 OFF with promo code: TGXMAS12 at checkout!
Written by Jenna
Women's Holiday Showcase Winner: John Rueb
John Rueb is no stranger to basketball. His time on the court last night at Ticket Galaxy's Women's Holiday Showcase Experience Winner was a comfortable place, as he coaches girls' travel basketball during his spare time.
"I started out with just a few girls on a team, then 10, and now I coach two teams that travel and compete," Rueb said proudly.
The 2017 Women's Holiday Showcase featuring #1 UCONN vs. Oklahoma on a night special to any UCONN basketball fans. Head Coach Geno Auriemma won his 1,000th career game last night, as UCONN defeated Oklahoma 88-64. Auriemma is the quickest to reach the women's college basketball 1,000th win mark, and he has 11 UCONN Women's Basketball National Championships to back it up. Auriemma now joins the likes of Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, and and Sylvia Hatchell: women's college basketball coaches to forge past their 1,000th win.
Before all the celebration and speeches took place, Rueb faced his half-court shot at halftime. He just missed, knocking the backboard in an admirable attempt.
"I've been a basketball fan for a long time," he said, "This is special to be a part of."
The UCONN Women's team face the Memphis Tigers on New Year's Eve as their last home game of 2017.
Written by Jenna
‘Tis the season of giving, and spirits were high around the office leading up to Ticket Galaxy’s first annual holiday party. It was our mission to give Ticket Galaxy employees the chance to celebrate a successful year in the office while remembering the true meaning of the holidays: giving back.
Roughly two weeks prior to the party, employees were urged to bring in canned or non-perishable food items that would then be donated to our local food bank, Hands On Hartford. Before we knew it, our office was overflowing with donations.
When it was time to make the delivery to Hands On Hartford, we showed up with a utility van full of items. The donated items totaled to weigh over 780 LBS! Without the help of our generous employees, this would not have been possible, so thank you to everyone who helped us bring joy to families within our community.
Have a happy holiday – we look forward to more opportunities like this in the New Year.
Written by: Tara
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