Need tickets to the Finals?: It'll cost a grand

If you don't have tickets for Games 3, 4 or 5 at American Airlines Center and you desperately want to be in the building for Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat, here's hoping you have a high-paying job, just received a healthy inheritance or recently won the lottery.

According to Chris Matcovich of TiqIQ, a secondary ticket market aggregator, the average ticket price for all three games has ballooned to $999.07, a 7.1 percent increase from the average cost after Game 1. The Mavs' miracle comeback in Game 2, which assured all three games in Dallas, is likely the reason for the hike.

Ticktets for tonights Game 3, Matcovich reports, is currently going for, on average, $1,316.20, the highest in the series except for a potential Game 7 in Miami, which currently has an average price of $1,378.20.

The average ticket price for the three games in Dallas is nearly 1,000 percent higher than the Mavs' regular-season average for tickets sold on the secondary market. The $999.07 average for the three games is 25 percent lower, Matcovich said, than Texas Rangers World Series ticket prices last October, which averaged about $1,244.

To determine the average ticket price, TiqIQ aggregates tickets from Stubhub, TicketNetwork, Ebay, and TiqIQ Direct. On average, Matcovich said, about 1,489 tickets are available for each of Dallas' three home games. To find the average price, they take the list price for all those tickets and average them together.