The story out of Boston after Game Three of the NBA Finals was the performance of Ray Allen, whose play was the polar opposite of that in Game Two. Allen, who scored 32 points and broke the NBA Finals record for the most three-pointers made in a game, did not hit a field goal in Game Three. Allen finished with only 2 points; he was 0-13 from the field and 0-8 from three. Luckily for the Celtics, Kevin Garnett stepped his game up and wound up with a team-high 25 points. However, when it was all said and done, Allen’s poor performance, as well as subpar games from Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce spoiled Boston’s homecoming, giving the Lakers a 2-1 series lead and home court advantage.
On the other side, the Lakers as a whole did not play that great of a game, as well. Kobe Bryant had a poor shooting day, although he still scored 29 points (that’s what happens when you take 29 shots a game) and Pau Gasol followed up his two stellar games with a double-double, 12 points and 10 rebounds. Down the stretch, it was Derek Fisher who took the game over and hit the shots late in the game when it mattered the most. With the Lakers up only 4 with under a minute to go, Fisher drove to the hoop and hit a layup, while getting fouled. His three point play sealed it for LA.
As this series progresses, SeatGeek is taking a continued look at the change in prices of tickets listed on the secondary market. Prior to Game Three, ticket prices for each following game had continued to increase over time. However, after Game Three, listing prices for Game Four have decreased by approximately $100. Perhaps, this price variation is a reflection of the attendance of the game. ESPN Radio reporter Beto Duran noted via Twitter that he had seen “pockets of empty seats” in the TD Garden. Since the Garden wasn’t sold out, maybe it was because some tickets hadn’t been bought due to the high cost on the secondary market. And as a result, ticket prices decreased for the next game to ensure that the tickets are bought, and it is a packed house for Game Four. Prices for Game Five in Boston, as well as Game Six andGame Seven in Los Angeles are still continuing to increase.
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