The Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers rivalry apparently is alive and well after all.
The longtime foes will square off Saturday in a Las Vegas Summer League game, and it could be the biggest crowd the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion has ever seen for preseason basketball. The game sold out at noon Friday, Las Vegas Summer League director Warren LeGarie told ESPN.com, which is the first time a game has ever sold out in advance in the Las Vegas league’s 14-year history.
If you were looking to get your hands on a ticket, though, the prices on the secondary market aren’t cheap. The $30 general admission tickets hit as much as $250 on StubHub on Friday night, and the cheapest tickets available Saturday morning still were $115.
“We will try to find a way to always accommodate,” LeGarie said. “It is a fan-friendly event. We may have to push TVs outside and let (the crowd that doesn’t have a seat in Thomas & Mack) see it that way.”
The Celtics-Lakers matchup will feature No. 2 pick Lonzo Ball for Los Angeles and Boston’s No. 3 selection, Jayson Tatum, who already has been turning heads in Summer League play. If you don’t have the means to get to Sin City, ESPN will broadcast the game at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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