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Cavs vs. Knicks game 3: How much do tickets cost for the playoff game at Madison Square Garden?

Tickets for the New York Knicks’ first playoff game in two years are in high demand, with some prime seats costing over $20,000 for the Cavs matchup.

New York Knicks guard Jalen Brunson (11) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers guard Darius Garland (10)
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The NBA playoffs have witnessed the New York Knicks’ proud legacy, owing to their championship pedigree and unforgettable rivalries. Their games, held in one of the finest basketball cities worldwide, have featured numerous basketball legends donning orange and blue jerseys. Undoubtedly, Knicks playoff basketball is an experience like no other.

On Tuesday, the Knicks suffered a 101-97 loss to Donovan Mitchell’s team at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. The teams will face off again in Game 3 of their best-of-7 series at MSG in New York on Friday night, with the series tied at 1-1.


The upcoming second game appears to be a fierce showdown between two teams unwilling to concede even an inch. Although Cleveland possesses talented players, Mitchell requires support from his teammates to change the game’s momentum. On the other hand, New York seems to have the edge as the superior team.

Cavs vs. Knicks game 3 ticket price

Before the start of the season, StubHub, the largest online second-hand ticket marketplace, had identified the Knicks as the most in-demand ticket in the NBA, surpassing the Los Angeles Lakers, who held the top spot for the previous five seasons. The Knicks and Lakers, representing the country’s two largest markets, accounted for almost 40% of the league-wide ticket sales, per StubHub.

The lowest-priced tickets for the sold-out game on Vivid Seats were initially priced at $341. However, after adding $107.37 in fees, the price increases to $448.37.

On one popular resale site, service fees add up to more than $5,000. For instance, a courtside seat with an unobstructed view of the game is listed on StubHub for $14,986; after adding on fees, the total comes to $20,237. Even seats just a few rows from the court range from $1,800 to $12,547, not including the added fees. The game in question is Game 3 of the first-round Eastern Conference matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night at Madison Square Garden.