Never Say Never: Despite 0-2 Hole, Celtics Fans Still Paying Big Ticket Prices For Games 3 & 4

It has been a trying time for the Boston Celtics, who find themselves in danger of an early exit at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs. A one-point loss in Game 1 was followed by a full-fledged shellacking in Game 2 Tuesday night, where the Celtics fell, 72-89. The series now heads to Boston for Games 3 and 4 on Friday and Sunday, with the possibility of a four-game sweep still on the table.

It appears that optimism remains high, however, at least in terms of prices for Boston Celtics tickets on the secondary market. According to TicketIQ, both Games 3 and 4 currently own a resale ticket average above $200. That easily makes the two upcoming games more expensive on average than both Games 1 and 2 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, where tickets averaged below $140 for each game.

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As it stands now, the average resale price for Game 3 Celtics vs Hawks tickets is $223.34. The cheapest ticket starts from $104. Game 4 on Sunday will actually be the cheaper of the two definitive games in Boston, with tickets currently averaging $206.35 and the get-in price starting from $81.

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Should the series extend to a Game 5 back in Atlanta next Tuesday, the average secondary market price for Atlanta Hawks playoff tickets against the Celtics is now $153.41 and the get-in price is $32. A potential Game 6 will be held at TD Garden next Thursday and ticket currently average $234.50 with a get-in price of $89.

Game 7 in Atlanta would tip off next Saturday. A small resale ticket inventory currently exists for the distant game, and the average secondary market price for tickets is now $424.44. The cheapest ticket is listed from $94.

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