A Bullet fan reported yesterday that an overenthusistic crowd at Hect's ticket-selling facility at the Landmark shopping center in Alexandria prevented the orderly sale of tickets for tonight's decisive NBA game against San Antonio at Capitol Centre.
Steve Sattler said he signed as the 58th person in line on a priority list, but hundreds of others came from another direction and forged ahead of people who had been waiting since 7:30 a.m.
Sattler said when he showed the priority list, he was told it was not being used because the crowd could not be controlled.
He said the person ahead of him bought the last 10 tickets for tonight's game and that the persons who originally had been Nos. 1 and 2 did not get to buy tickets for tonight. Sattler said tickets for the possible start on Sunday of the championship series went on sale at 10:55 and that he purchased two of them.
A spokesman at Capital Centre said he received no reports of any such incident. Four thousand tickets for the Spur game went on sale at the Centre at 10 a.m. and were sold out by 11:30.
Tickets for the possible game here Sunday also went on sale at 10 a.m. and about 10,000 of the 19,035 were sold by 5 p.m.
A spokesman said Capital Centre had received complaints about tonight's game not being televised live. It will be shown on a delayed basis on WDCA-20 at 10 o'clock.