If you're a New York Knicks fan, there's one benefit to the Miami Heat's 2-0 lead over your team in this year's NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals: it's become cheaper, since New York is expected to be swept, to score tickets for Games 3 and 4 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday and Sunday, respectively.
The details thereof were forwarded to Yahoo! Contributor Network by SeatGeek.com data and marketing analyst DJ Premvaree.
- Tickets for Game 3 were selling at $407.65 on April 28 and $375.25 on April 27 for Game 4. Since dropping the second game to the Heat and power forward Amar'e Stoudemire's injury, prices have plummeted for both games.
- The average for Game 3 is $354.76; prices peaked at $407.65 on April 28. After the two losses, tickets are averaging $295.85, a dip of 27.43 percent in price from the peak. Game 4 averaged $330.82 with a peak of $375.25. Prices have dropped 22.08 percent to $292.39 on May 1.
"Even with the potential return of Jeremy Lin, fans' expectations have decreased," Premvaree told YCN Thursday afternoon. "The regular season home matchup between the Knicks and the Miami Heat had a higher average price: $389.72 for the April 15 game [in New York]."
According to the New York Post, Lin, who underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee last month, all but ruled himself out for Game 4.
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