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Want Pacers tickets for tonight? It'll cost you

Posted at 5:12 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 17:12:35-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- As the undefeated Golden State Warriors come to Indianapolis to play the Pacers Tuesday night, anticipation -- and the cost of tickets -- is rising.

Fans wanting to see the game will be paying more for Tuesday night's game than most. The cheapest single ticket found on Ticketmaster.com costs $78. That's for a seat in the upper balcony, in Row 19 of Section 206. just a few rows away from the back wall of Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

Similar seats for Friday's game against the Miami Heat cost $30, less than half the price. 

But maybe price is no option for you. You want to be right there when Steph Curry pulls up from 28 feet and sinks the shot, splashing sweat on you as he runs back down the court. A pair of baseline tickets in the first row will cost you $1,600 each. 

Similar seats for Friday's game against the Heat will cost about $400, one-fourth the price of the Warriors game.

So while a 22-0 Warriors team playing against a Pacers team that's 2nd in the Eastern Conference should make for a great night, maybe you should weigh just how much you want to see Paul George dunk in person instead of just watching it on TV.

Tips for buying tickets:

  • Buy from official sources. Use the NBA team's box office or Ticketmaster, which is the official ticketing partner of  the NBA. All official sources validate the barcodes to make sure they're real.
  • Don't use third-party sellers. Using scalpers or online forums (like Craigslist) may be cheaper, but they could be trying to scam you. Also, don't send your payment via a money wire.
  • Do not post photos to social media. It may be tempting to post that selfie of you and your ticket for an upcoming game, it's very easy for some people to recreate them. Wait until the game is over to post your photos.

More NBA ticket tips are available here.

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