Welcome to Paul Pierce weekend, Celtics fans young and old. During Sunday afternoon’s contest against the wildly revamped Cleveland Cavaliers, the Boston Celtics will retire jersey No. 34 in honor of Pierce.
Paul Pierce spent 15 seasons in Boston and is the Celtics franchise leader in 3-point field goals made & attempted, steals, and free throws made & attempted. He is No. 3 on the Celtics all-time leading scorer list, behind John Havlicek and Bill Russell, with 40,360 career points.
At CLNS Media, we’re celebrating right along with you and will have you covered live from TD Garden Sunday.
In the meantime, enjoy all of our Paul Pierce coverage from this weekend.
For starters, go back and take in CLNS Executive Producer Larry H. Russell’s documentary on Pierce on our Youtube page.
If you’re looking to get to Boston for this one, TicketIQ has some info for you. We recommend checking out https://www.ticketiq.com/nba/boston-celtics-tickets if you’re so inclined.
Per TicketIQ.com, the average asking price per ticket for this game is $1,092. The average sales price is $547 and the cheapest ticket they’ve found available sits at a cool $391.
In comparison, Kobe Bryant’s recent Dec. 18 retirement game against the other defending NBA finalist Golden State Warriors averaged a price tag of $1,477. On the secondary market, that’s the most expensive NBA ticket this season, making Pierce’s current mark the second-priciest.
Golden State-Cleveland’s Christmas Day matchup brings up third at an average of $818.
Boston’s season average price is at $154, making this Sunday matinee a 609 percent bump. The current tag is now more expenside than the 2010 NBA Finals games in Boston, which held an average of $494.