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The NBA Finals Are Back in Boston, But Tickets Will Cost You

Floor tickets to see the Boston Celtics take on the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden are going for thousands of dollars

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Just over 24 hours to go until game time, and tickets for Game 3 of the NBA Finals are going fast.

Nick Pellegrino wishes he had one.

"I don’t think I have enough saved to be able to go to the game," said Pellegrino. "Even though I would go in a heartbeat."

The minimum price to see the Celtics take on the Warriors Wednesday night at TD Garden is at least $700, according to Ace Ticket.

"Balconies are just fine," said Ace Ticket’s April Martin. "You can see just fine and you can yell just as loud."

The NBA Finals is a dream come true for a lot of businesses near TD Garden. One manager told NBC10 Boston Tuesday that the NBA Finals in Boston represents an amazing financial opportunity.

Floor tickets are going for thousands of dollars.

"Obviously it’s an expensive day but it’s a memory that you’ll have forever," said Martin.

Game 3 is the highest-selling matchup of this year’s finals so far, according to StubHub, with Games 3 and 4 outpacing sales for Games 1 and 2 in San Francisco by about 30%.

"High stakes basketball," said Adam Budelli of StubHub. "And two amazing franchises with a lot of stars on both sides of the ball. It’s certainly kind of a unique experience for an NBA finals."

It's bene a dozen years since the NBA Finals were in Boston. With Game 3 set for Wednesday night, you can feel the excitement on Causeway Street and inside TD Garden.

It’s a gift for bars like Sullivan’s Tap.

"The deeper they go the better it is," said head bartender Derick Mains.

Head bartender Derick Mains says the cash flow is just what the bar needs.

"We’ll be at capacity before 8 o’clock," he said.

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