Milwaukee Bucks fan attendance unusually low for Wednesday playoff game

NOW: Milwaukee Bucks fan attendance unusually low for Wednesday playoff game

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Ticket sales for Game 2 of the first round of the NBA playoffs for the Milwaukee Bucks hinted most fans are watching from somewhere other than Fiserv Forum Wednesday night.

Up until game time, tickets were going for as low as $29 online.

"I'm anxious. I'm really anxious," Bucks fan Samantha Sullivan said leading into Game 2.

Disappointed Bucks fans were hoping to see Giannis Antetokounmpo make a comeback after suffering a lower back contusion during Game 1 on Sunday.

"He's a beast. He's a Greek freak," Sullivan said.

His absence from Game 2 against the Miami Heat isn't shattering hope for a win just yet.

"I know they can win it," Bucks fan Laken Noehl said.

Antetokounmpo's questionable status leading into game day might have been a contributing factor in an unusual trend in ticket sales.

"This is about the lowest price playoff ticket we've seen in years," Ticket King President John Lamoreaux said.

Lamoreaux said it's very rare to see prices and attendance drop in the postseason.

"We don't see this very often, even for the regular season," Lamoreaux said.

Lamoreaux said there's a couple contributing factors besides Antetokounmpo, including the late start, the future games in this series, and the idea that the Bucks have made the playoffs for the past several years.

"It's a little bit of been there, done that," Lamoreaux said.

Fans said the ones who didn't come to Fiserv Forum Wednesday night are still cheering the team on from somewhere else.

"The watch parties all over the city, all over the state and all over the nation, I think the views will speak for itself," Sullivan said.

Ticket King expects prices will go up and availability will go down as the Bucks advance through the series, and perhaps into the later rounds.

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