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See an NBA game for $0.10 … seriously 10 cents

Jay Hart
Ball Don't Lie

Interested in hosting a party for you and 16 of your friends at a Philadelphia 76ers game? If you've got $6.80 lying around, you're in luck, because a block of 17 tickets for Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons was on sale for $0.40 a ticket on StubHub.

If your pockets aren't that deep, there was a pair selling for $0.10 each two rows up.

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Ticket prices: Pistons vs. 76ers

Ticket prices: Pistons vs. 76ers

Seriously, 10 cents per ticket, not including the service charge and delivery fee, of course, which would run you $9.95. So for $10.15, you and a friend could get in the door, where your chances of moving up to a better seat would certainly be pretty good.

If you don't want to deal with the stress of playing musical chairs, you could get a seat in the lowest level for about what it will cost you to see Skyfall. Two tickets, 23 rows from the floor, normally $39, you could get them for $11 each … to see a team that last season upset the No. 1 seeded Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.

And the fire sale is not just in Philadelphia.

Want to catch the Atlanta Hawks? You can get in the door for $1 on Monday to see them take on the Orlando Magic. You can see the Sacramento Kings for $2; Charlotte Bobcats for $1; Memphis Grizzlies for $0.95; New Orleans Hornets for $0.94.

And on and on it goes.

"Pretty amazing that the prices have gone into the dumpster this quickly for some NBA teams," said Will Flaherty of SeatGeek.com. "This was something we saw broadly across a few teams in the league last year, but not this early into the season."

Flaherty provided Yahoo! Sports with SeatGeek.com's numbers specific to the Pistons vs. 76ers game, and they are stunning:

• Average price of all tickets sold within the last 24 hours is $7.27.
• 18% of all tickets sold to this game have sold for $2 or less.
• 43% of all tickets sold to this game have sold for $5 or less.
• 602 of the 1,800 tickets still available for this game are posted at prices of $2 or less.

So while ticket prices for the more popular teams in the NBA — Lakers, Heat, Bulls — remain less affordable, the adage that the cost of attending a game is too steep, in some cases, doesn't apply anymore.

For the average fan, that's a good thing. For David Stern, not so much.

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