NBA: Remainder of Game 7 tickets sell out in under 5 minutes

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (left) tussles for possession with Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green. Photo / Getty Images
Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (left) tussles for possession with Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green. Photo / Getty Images

The decisive game in the NBA's Western Conference championship is the hottest ticket in America at the moment.

So hot, in fact, that according to ticketing search engine TiqIQ, tickets to the vital match up between Steven Adams' Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors have been listed at $960 (NZ$1,434.56) per ticket, the second-highest list prices for an NBA Game 7 in the past five years.

Only Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs have been more expensive, having been listed at 1,346 (NZ$2,011.37) per ticket.

With the game set at Golden State, the last few remaining tickets were put on sale by the Warriors, with prices varying between $230 (NZ$343.70) and $2,150 (NZ$3,212.82).

They were gone in under five minutes.

These prices did not include floor tickets which had already sold out, but someone did go on the Warriors' resale website, run by Ticketmaster, and purchased a pair of tickets for a whopping $29,000 (NZ$43,335.65).

A spokesperson for StubHub, which has appealed a federal judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the Warriors and Ticketmaster, said that the average ticket was sold for $824 (NZ$1,231.33), while the cheapest went for $359 (NZ$536.47).

The company has accused both Ticketmaster and the Warriors of plotting to control both the primary and secondary ticket markets.

The Warriors have since said that Ticketmaster controls both primary and secondary markets to make sure the tickets going on sale remain authentic.

80 fans had to be turned away from Game 5 between the Thunder and the Warriors at Oracle Arena due to unauthentic tickets being scanned as fraudulent.

- NZ Herald

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