Miami Heat: Lebron James Heads Back to New York To Face the Knicks

Chris MatcovichCorrespondent IJanuary 26, 2011

This Thursday, LeBron James and the Miami Heat head back to New York for the second matchup between the teams at Madison Square Garden this season. The first matchup in December was highly anticipated, with LeBron shunning the Knicks as a free agent during the summer.

Since the first meeting, the Heat has finally found its groove and is currently in second place in the Eastern Conference while the Knicks, of late, have been struggling and are currently two games over .500 in sixth place in the conference. 

Although the first matchup was a blowout in favor of the Heat, the second meeting, which took place in Miami, was a much more competitive game and probably a better indication of the level of talent on both teams.

The average ticket price for the first matchup at the Garden was around $750, and increased 40 percent in the week before the game. This time around, the average ticket price is below $450, and has decreased 33 percent in the week prior to the game. 

Overall, there is a 60 percent decrease at this point between the two games' average ticket price.

Although the Heat and Knicks both are currently in line to make the playoffs, it seems ticket prices are indicating that the hype around the Miami Heat and LeBron James might finally be dying down.

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