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2014 NBA Playoffs: Wizards Tickets Up 88% In Past Week, Now Have Highest Playoff Premium in NBA

Apr 23 2014, 2:25pm CDT | by

Only one road team in the NBA Playoffs was able return home with a 2-0 series lead for Game 3, the Washington Wizards. The Portland Trail Blazers have a chance to match that feat against the Houston...

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2014 NBA Playoffs: Wizards Tickets Up 88% In Past Week, Now Have Highest Playoff Premium in NBA

Apr 23 2014, 2:25pm CDT | by

Only one road team in the NBA Playoffs was able return home with a 2-0 series lead for Game 3, the Washington Wizards. The Portland Trail Blazers have a chance to match that feat against the Houston Rockets, though Basketball-Reference gives the Rockets a 62% chance of winning Game 2 in Houston. As the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference, Washington had to play the first two games of their series at the United Center against the Chicago Bulls. After outscoring the Bulls an average 101.5-96 for the first two games, the Wizards will return home to the Verizon Center with skyrocketing secondary market prices.

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have increased 88% in price on the secondary market over the past week and are up 108.1% since the end of the regular season. In just the past three days there has been a significant shift for the prices at the Verizon Center. Before the start of Game 1 on April 20, the average price for Washington home games in the first round was $236.42. The morning after Game 2, prices are now up 24.2% to $293.65./>

Washington has also topped the Toronto Raptors and now own the highest playoff premium over their regular season average price at 339.58%. Even with the high average price, the premium for the get-in price is a relatively small 6.19% on the secondary market. Meanwhile, Bulls playoff tickets have dropped 9.6% over the past two days in Chicago. The Bulls will have to win at least one game in Washington in order to play another game in the United Center.

The fans in Washington seem to be taking advantage from this rare playoff success by the Wizards. The team hasn’t been to the playoffs since the 2007-08 season and hasn’t won a first round series since 2004-05, also against the Bulls. Before that, the last time the Wizards advanced past the opening round was in 1981-82. In the following 31 seasons, this year not included, Washington advanced to the playoffs in just 10 seasons and lost in the first round in nine of them. The 1982 playoffs were also the last time Washington completed a sweep of an opponent, though back then they only needed to win two games in the first round to advance past the New Jersey Nets in a best-of-three series.

Six playoff teams still have an average price higher than the price in Washington, mostly due to the fact the Wizards had the second lowest regular season average of any playoff team. Though if a second round match-up shows up on the Wizards schedule for the first time in nine seasons, there’s no doubt prices will continue to rise at the Verizon Center.

 
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RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dewan Rakyat was told t ...
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Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was broken into by r ...
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Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was reje ...
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MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, Dat ...
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7 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ in the ...
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Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2.7 ...
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7 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mu ...
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7 weeks ago

Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an allocation of RM20 mill ...
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8 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Bazaar Scheme 2014. ...
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8 weeks ago

Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Damansara Skyway (Ki ...
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