Eye-popping price of Knicks vs Warriors tickets as Steph Curry closes in on three-point record

Joshua Rogers December 14, 2021
Eye-popping price of Knicks vs Warriors tickets as Steph Curry closes in on three-point record
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The eye-popping price of Knicks vs Warriors tickets has been revealed as Steph Curry closes in on Ray Allen’s three-point record.

Steph Curry is edging ever closer to cementing himself as the greatest shooter ever, and is just two made three-pointers away from breaking Ray Allen’s all-time record.

Against the Pacers on Monday night, Curry sank five three-pointers to move him within one of tying Allen’s record. Steph is currently sat on 2,972 made threes for his career, one adrift of the Hall of Famer.

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Curry is now primed to break the record against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, in Madison Square Garden of all places.

“I’m enjoying the moment and now you’re knocking on the doorstep, it’s pretty surreal,” Curry said. “But [I am] just trying to let it happen. It’s one thing I’ve learned these last three games, is keep playing basketball, keep taking shots you think you’ll make and enjoy the experience of it because it’s a long time coming.

Speaking about what to expect in ‘The Mecca’ of basketball, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said:

“It’s the best atmosphere in the league. It’s going to be electric. I can’t wait – it will be fun… every player loves New York. Every player in the league loves playing in the Garden. It’s just a special venue – so hopefully he can get it done [Tuesday].

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Knicks vs Warriors ticket prices soar ahead of Curry’s historic night

In anticipation of Curry’s record-breaking night, tickets at MSG continue to soar. According to Newsweek, average ticket prices at the Knicks’ home arena are $352. However, with Curry coming to town they are averaging $1,334.

The cheapest seats in MSG are going for $300 apiece, $100 more than the average starting price this season. As highlighted by some NBA pundits on social media, these are the seats along the upper balconies of the arena – widely considered to be the worst seats in the house.

The most expensive tickets for Knicks vs Warriors are truly eye-popping. Front row seats are reportedly selling for almost $15,000, while court-side sections behind the basket begin at $685 and more than $4,000 along the sidelines.

Kerr: Fellow Warriors will be happy to see the record broken

It feels as though Steph has been on the cusp of breaking the three-point record for a while. Many were expecting him to break it against the Pacers on Monday. He went into the game needing to make seven shots from beyond the arc.

Curry only managed five, and Steve Kerr thinks the record may have been weighing heavy on his star man.

“I think he’s been trying a little bit too hard the last few games,” Kerr said. “Just trying to make 3s and get to this record, it will be a relief for him I think, and for our team when he does break it. But I just think he’s been trying a little bit too hard. And a lot of them have been coming out of blitzes, off pick-and-roll. He just needs to make the simple pass, he knows that, but he’s kind of trying too hard to make a big play.”

Draymond Green appeared to agree, saying: “I think subconsciously you just want him to get the record. So even if you’re not going into the game saying, ‘I’m going to give Steph the ball every time,’ subconsciously, you want him to get a 3 up.

“That’s always a good option, so it’s not like you’re trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. We play that way anyway where we’re trying to get Steph loose.”

Should Curry somehow fail to make two three-pointers against the Knicks, his next opportunity to break the record would come on Friday night against the Boston Celtics.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.