Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is only two 3-pointers away from passing Ray Allen for the most in NBA history, making tickets for Tuesday's Warriors-Knicks game at Madison Square Garden a hot commodity. Or, more aptly, the hottest commodity.
On TickPick, the get-in price for Tuesday's game is $565 while the most expensive ticket costs $7,500. That's reportedly the largest get-in price in MSG history and more than double the next highest-priced Knicks home game this season, a Christmas Day date with Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks starting at $180.
"Basketball fans everywhere are anticipating a piece of history will take place in the Garden tonight and sales on StubHub are reflecting that," StubHub spokesperson Adam Budelli said. "Demand to witness Steph Curry break the three point record is surpassing nearly all of the Knicks' home games this season. This game has sold 15% more tickets on average than other Knicks home games this season and the only game that has driven more sales so far was when LeBron and the Lakers came to town."
The ticket prices for Warriors-Knicks this week are much different than what they were a few months ago. Before the season, TickPick had the game's get-in price at $100, a whopping 465% less than the current number.
Curry's looming three-point record affected more than Tuesday's ticket prices. According to TicketIQ, tickets for Monday's Warriors-Pacers game in Indiana averaged $417, almost triple the Pacers' average price of $156. The Warriors' visit to Boston on Friday is selling for $568, more than double the Celtics' average of $260.
The Warriors (22-5) are coming off a 102-100 win over Indiana in which Curry scored 26 points and hit five 3-pointers. Curry is hoping to win and break Ray Allen's record of 2,973 3-pointers against a Knicks (12-15) team allowing opponents to convert 36.1% from deep at home, the seventh-worst mark in the NBA.