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Pzabby_2nd
Acie wrote:


I was at game 3 against Detroit in 2002 about 10 rows up from the Raps bench (before those seats cost 400 bucks for playoff games). Antonio Davis killed it. 
The crowd was insane and I was seated one row over from a bunch of Pistons Dancers who came to the game fully dressed in skimpy outfits. It was killer. 


Man. Nose bleeds cost like 200 right now. I wish those were only 400.
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JeffB
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Rene_13
I’ve been to two playoff games. I saw the Nets in 2007 during the Bosh years. It was the game where the crowd received red shirts and the nets opted to wear red jerseys so it looked like a home game for them. I also went to game 2 vs the nets when we first returned to the playoffs. The playoff environment is a whole different level than the regular season, I remember DeRozan throwing down a massive dunk and the place erupted. Both of those games I went I was essentially hooked up by a season ticket holder and paid 50 per ticket, centre upper bowls. Now it’s insanely expensive just to go. If we make it to the conference finals I’m hoping to get to one game. But given the prices, probably not.
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JeffB
Rene_13 wrote:
I’ve been to two playoff games. I saw the Nets in 2007 during the Bosh years. It was the game where the crowd received red shirts and the nets opted to wear red jerseys so it looked like a home game for them. I also went to game 2 vs the nets when we first returned to the playoffs. The playoff environment is a whole different level than the regular season, I remember DeRozan throwing down a massive dunk and the place erupted. Both of those games I went I was essentially hooked up by a season ticket holder and paid 50 per ticket, centre upper bowls. Now it’s insanely expensive just to go. If we make it to the conference finals I’m hoping to get to one game. But given the prices, probably not.


We paid 300$ per ticket for game one this series (lower bowl). This is why we've only gone to two playoff games ever. But my gf says during the season that she only wants to go to playoff games. I usually get tickets for Christmas and that's the only time we go to regular season games for the most part. Once you go to a playoff game it spoils you. The atmosphere in and outside the building is great.
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rb
In regards to the ticket price, I actually got incredibly lucky and was gifted them from a colleague of my older brother because he knows I’m a huge fan. But I agree, over the years the crowd intensity has died down a bit, part of that I feel is because we’ve gotten used to winning (isn’t that amazing?) but more so that MLSE is just pricing out real fans with these insane ticket prices.
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LX
Rene_13 wrote:
I’ve been to two playoff games. I saw the Nets in 2007 during the Bosh years. It was the game where the crowd received red shirts and the nets opted to wear red jerseys so it looked like a home game for them. I also went to game 2 vs the nets when we first returned to the playoffs. The playoff environment is a whole different level than the regular season, I remember DeRozan throwing down a massive dunk and the place erupted. Both of those games I went I was essentially hooked up by a season ticket holder and paid 50 per ticket, centre upper bowls. Now it’s insanely expensive just to go. If we make it to the conference finals I’m hoping to get to one game. But given the prices, probably not.


I was at that game in 2007. The crowd was nuts on the subway, in the lineup, throughout warmups. Then everyone was a bit worn out by the second half.

I also got gifted corporate seats for the game 2 ot win vs the Heat. That was amazing. The crowd grew stronger and stronger.

The prices definitely have an effect. It’s just too much. Maybe once I get an inheritance or something. In 2007 there was a really cool diverse crowd like you would see in Jurassic park now. It’s really too bad they end up on the outside now.
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Wu
Need this one.  Go Raps.
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JeffB
We'll blow them away in this one. I have faith
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Acie
I think I paid about $70.00 for lower bowl tickets to Game 3 against Detroit in 2002.
Oh how times have changed.
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Northern Neighbour
Kawhi's dunk at the end of the first half still made me go, "Oh!"
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