Over at the New York Times' bookmark-worthy tumblr site, "The Lively Morgue," check this out:

Feb. 15, 1968: At a new Madison Square Garden over Penn Station, Dave DeBusschere of the Detroit Pistons scored the first points of a game against the Boston Celtics, who won, 118-96. It was not without growing pains — a late start and technical problems plagued enjoyment of the opening doubleheader. So did the pricey tickets: “It’s $3 here, compared to $2.50” at the old stadium, grumbled one game-goer. Photo: Larry Morris/The New York Times