If you’ve always wanted to go see an NBA playoff game in person but the price of tickets have always been a little too steep, you may want to get to Cleveland sometime in the next few days. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the secondary market for Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavaliers and Celtics is favorable to buyers, as ticket prices have plummeted in recent days.
Currently on StubHub, there are a number of seats for both games available for less than $150 a pop. Sure, that’s not exactly cheap, but for an NBA postseason game that’s a pretty good deal.
As Rovell noted, this is almost certainly due to the looming inevitability of this series on both sides. For Cleveland fans, it seems like a berth in the NBA Finals is all but guaranteed after back-to-back wins in Boston during the first two games of this series. If anything, it’s fiscally responsible to save up for a Finals berth at this point. As for Celtics fans, there’s really no reason to make the trek to Cleveland when the first two games went so poorly, especially considering Isaiah Thomas has been ruled out for the remainder of the postseason.
The NBA’s postseason has faced some criticism for being boring, partly because it seems like we’re heading towards yet another Cavs-Warriors series in the Finals. People in Cleveland and Boston apparently agree with this sentiment and would rather save some cash than attend the Eastern Conference Finals.