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NBA Christmas Day Schedule

NBA Christmas Day Schedule – Five Reasons to Tune in

The National Basketball Association released the NBA official schedule for the 2015-2016 season, and as always, NBA Christmas Day schedule and games are cream of the crop. Many people believe that the official season in the NBA starts after Christmas day, when teams get their feet wet and contenders emerge, while pretenders fall back in the standings. Here are five reasons to tune in on Christmas Day and spend the day and the night watching basketball.

NBA Christmas Day Schedule

Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12:00PM ET

The NBA Christmas Day Schedule kicks off with the Heat hosting the Pelicans and the young rising star, Anthony Davis. This will be the first time fans get to see Davis play on a Christmas day, and the young star will surely not disappoint. The Heat are regulars on Christmas day for the past several years, and they always put on a show. This year’s Christmas day games will be competitive, with almost every team making the playoffs the year before and watching Davis probably destroying the Heat is a nice appetizer.

Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Chicago Bulls 2:30PM ET

Since the World Cup in 2010, Chicago’s Derrick Rose and Kevin Durant from the Thunder have been marketed as the next generation stars in the NBA. And While Durant has established himself as one of the top 5 players in the league, Rose won an MVP award following the World Cup, but has been injured ever since. The Thunder and the Bulls were and still are up and coming teams, and they have had several Christmas day matchups in the past few years. The two teams play either on opening night, or on Christmas. And since they meet just twice during the regular season, watching them on Christmas makes it that much more special.

Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers 5:00PM ET

The Cavs at Warriors matchup is the highlight of the NBA Christmas day schedule. This will be the first time the two teams meet after the Finals, and this time, the Cavs might be healthy. With Love, James, Irving, Curry, Thompson, Green and Iguodala, there are more than enough stars on the floor to entice your attention. Toss in Lebron’s motivation for revenge, and this might turn into a playoff atmosphere game, if not Finals atmosphere. By Christmas, we might even know the roster for Team USA, and both Curry and Irving compete for a spot. If one of them doesn’t make the cut, he will definitely have a reason more to go at the other.

Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs 8:00PM ET

The battle for supremacy between Texas teams is one of the most interesting and intriguing in the league. The Christmas Day schedule will take us to Houston, where the Rockets will welcome the new, refreshed Spurs team that is hoping to get back to the Finals. The Rockets have the same goal in mind, with this being a crucial year for them as Dwight Howard is nearing free agency. The Rockets have their own Big Three in Howard, Harden and Ty Lawson. And if Lawson manages to keep his head in the game, the race to the division title in the Southwest division might be one for the ages.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Los Angeles Clippers Tickets 10:30PM ET

It is the swan song for Kobe Bryant, one of the best players in the past 20 years. Bryant left a significant stamp on the league, and this might be the last time fans get to see him on Christmas. Kobe has hinted this might be his last season in the league, and it will all depend on his health at the end of the season. But coming back from serious injuries the past two seasons, one has to wonder how long till Kobe says enough is enough. The Lakers Clippers game is the last game on the 2015 NBA Christmas Day Schedule.

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Lakers Kobe Bryant Pros and Cons at Small Forward

Lakers Kobe Bryant Pros and Cons at Small Forward

Coach Byron Scott said that he envisions Kobe Bryant spending more time at the SF position than playing his natural SG position the following season. While that might be beneficial for both the Lakers and Kobe Bryant, the move caries some risks, but also rewards. Here some of the Pros and Cons of the Los Angeles Lakers playing Bryant at the 3.

Pros of playing Lakers Kobe Bryant at SF

Playing Bryant at SF allows the Lakers to have multiple ball handlers in their lineup. Additionally, they will have a quality player on each position in the starting lineup. If Bryant starts at the 2, the Lakers are left with Ryan Kelly or Nick Young starting at 3. Playing Bryant at SF will also allow the Lakers to start both D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson. Both can create and initiate offense, and Bryant will be relieved from those duties, something he had to do in the past two seasons.

Playing Bryant at the SF position also allows Bryant to preserve energy on the defensive end, where he won’t have to chase shooting guards through countless of screens. Playing SF also puts Bryant closer to the post, where he is most effective, playing at the elbows and using his footwork and post-game to punish opponents.
The Lakers have tried playing Bryant at the SF previously, in the 2000-2001 season, and in 2012-2013. In both cases, the Lakers had an abundance of players playing at guard positions.

Cons of playing Lakers Kobe Bryant at SF

If Bryant is moved to the small forward position, he becomes the de facto best wing defender the Lakers have. In previous seasons, the Lakers have used a small forward as a designated wing defender to preserve Bryant’s energy for the offensive end. That was the case with Ron Artest (Metta World Peace) and Trevor Ariza. If Bryant plays at the 3, he will have to defend Cleveland Cavaliers Lebron James, OKC Thunder Kevin Durant, New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony, Kawhy Leonard and others. In reality, some of them will spend time at the 4 in small ball lineups, and there are not as many quality small forwards nowadays.

Another downside of playing Lakers Kobe Bryant at SF is that it reduces the Lakers depth. While they will get to have their five best players on the floor at the beginning of the game, they have only Lou Williams and Nick Young to serve as backups to positions 1-3. Not that the Lakers have some better options at the SF position.

Another downside of playing LA Lakers Kobe Bryant at the Small Forward position is that it carries risks for his health. Bryant is not exactly the model for health in recent years, and banging inside with bigger and stronger opponents does carry certain risks.

If the Lakers elect to play Bryant at the 3 more, and give reins of the offense to the young back court, they risk the turnover-prone offense territory. Clarkson and Russell are great young players, but they do not have the experience to run an offense. Russell averaged almost 6 turnovers per game during Summer League, but that is to be expected.

But most importantly, the change could and probably will put Lakers Kobe Bryant in a secondary position. Kobe has served as the de facto unquestioned face of the franchise for so many years, and allowing Clarkson and Russell to run the show might not fare well with his ego.

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Lakers Draft 2015

Lakers Draft 2015 What does it mean for the future of the franchise?

Lakers Draft 2015

And there goes all the mock drafts and pre-analysis of the lakers draft 2015. While everyone expected the Lakers to select Jahlil Okafor as the Lakers draft 2015 No.2 pick in this year’s draft, Los Angeles went a different route and selected point guard D’Angelo Russel. Considering they already have point guard Jordan Clarkson who looked superb in the final month of the year, what does the pick means for the future of the franchise? Let’s take a look at some of the questions that are popping out from the Lakers draft 2015.

Is Russell that good?

Considering the Lakers used the highest pick they have had since 1982 on him, he must be darn special. The last time the Lakers drafted a point guard this high (1979), he went on to win 5 titles for the franchise. Russell won the Jerry West Award, and averaged more points than any other freshman in the NCAA. Some of Russell’s strengths are: excellent passer, makes free throws, has the size advantage for point guard, great rebounder, decent 3-pt shooter and is a ball-hawking defender. To put it simply, Russell is an excellent choice for a modern type point guard. He can pass, make free throws and shoot the 3. He can also play shooting guard next to another point guard, which would allow teams to place two ball handlers on the floor. His game is very similar to the one of Brandon Roy. Last season he averaged 19.3 points, 5 assists and 5.7 rebounds, shooting 45% from the floor and 41% from behind the arc. The Lakers, according to coach Byron Scott were mostly impressed by his leadership ability and his ability to make others around him better.

What does this mean for Jordan Clarkson?

It is hard to envision the Lakers playing Russell and Clarkson together, even though Russell can handle playing shooting guard. However, the SG spot is reserved for Kobe Bryant. Kobe and D’Angelo can be a great back court combo, as both can handle ball handling duties and shoot the ball. The more likely scenario is that Clarkson might get traded so the Lakers can plug other holes in their rotation.

Lakers confident they can get a big man via trade/free agency

Drafting a point guard when a big man like Jahlil Okafor is available shows that the Lakers are pretty confident they can get a big man via other channels. The Lakers were already players in the DeMarcus Cousins sweepstakes, and after the draft, the rumors will heat up. The Kings selected Willie Cauley-Stein with their 6th pick, a center from Kentucky. Their pick might suggest they are ready to part ways with Cousins. The Lakers will also try to pry Marc Gasol from Memphis although reports say he has no desire to play in Los Anglese. There will be other options for center, as the Lakers might decide and sign some of the second tier centers such as Tyson Chandler.

The other Lakers draft 2015 pick

With the 34th pick, the Lakers selected Anthony Brown, a small forward from Stanford. Brown will bring more shooting to the Lakers, as he shot 44% from 3-pt range in college. He can also get to the rim, is a willing passer and a great re-bounder for his position. He is 23 years old, and he might be one of the more NBA ready players in the draft. He is a 5 year senior, and will immediately fill in a void for the Lakers. The only downside is that he needs to add some bulk to be able to play small forward or power forward in small lineups. And he should work on his consistency. There is not much upside here, as he is already 23 years old, but he can be a solid role player for years to come.

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Lakers March Schedule

Lakers March Schedule Top 5 Games

The Lakers March Schedule 2015 will have seven games at Staples Center. LA will be on the road for nine games during the Lakers March Schedule of away games.

With the surgery of Kobe Bryant, it became official Lakers have lost the season. Now, the only thing left to do is to try and secure a top 5 draft pick. In another case, the pick goes to the Phoenix Suns, and the Lakers will lose a valuable asset in their rebuilding project. In March, they will play few games with direct rivals for a higher pick. The trick is that the Lakers must lose those games in order to stay in the play for the pick. At the moment, the Lakers have the 4th worst record in the league which guarantees them a top 5 pick. But they can get “lower” and grab a higher pick.

Knicks @ Lakers, Staples Center, March 12, Starting price $22, Average price $126
After rejecting the Lakers during the offseason, this will be the first time Carmelo will come to LA. The duels between the Knicks and the Lakers were once an epic matchup, but the two of the largest NBA cities have fallen down. And with the Knicks in town, there will be millions of side stories about Phil Jackson, Melo, Derek Fisher and much more.

Lakers @ Warriors Oracle Arena March 16th
Starting price $84 | Average price $151
The score between the teams is 2-1. But the fun part is, the Lakers are probably the only team in the league that have scored 100+ points versus the No.1 defense in the league in every game they’ve played. Los Angeles has no problem scoring versus Golden State, but the problem is how to defend them. At least the fans can enjoy a high scoring game. View Tickets.

Jazz @ Lakers Staples Center March 19th.
Starting price $17 | Average price $59
This will be the last duel of the two teams. There was a time when LA had better record than the Jazz. But they started losing, and the Jazz won few games. Now, the tables are turned. Neither team has a chance to make the playoffs, which means the duels will decide ranking in the draft. The Jazz won the first duel between the two teams in Utah.

Sixers @ Lakers Staples Center, March 22th.
Starting price $19 | Average price $71
The Lakers and Sixers have yet to play this season. But in March, they will play twice, once in Los Angeles and once in Philadelphia. The difference between the teams in the standings is two games, so these duels might decide who gets a higher pick.

Lakers @ Timberwolves Target Center March 25th.
Starting price $10 | Average price $60
With the return of Ricky Rubio to the lineup, and the growth of Andrew Wiggins, the Timberwolves have started to win games here and there. And with Lakers losing like they do, they might overcome the Timberwolves as the worst team in the Western Conference. That won’t be a bad thing, considering the lower the seeding, the higher the draft pick.


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Utah Jazz February Schedule

Jazz February Schedule of NBA Games 2015

The Utah Jazz February schedule of games is very tough. Almost 80% of their games are versus playoff teams. Most notably western powers such as the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies. However, on the other hand, the experience playing versus them is precious, and the Jazz need experience and high draft pick. The team from Utah already has a plethora of young players, but another top 5 or top 7 pick won’t hurt. They also play the Lakers, a team they directly fight for a higher pick.

The Jazz February Schedule last season saw 12 games played. The Jazz ended February 2014 with a 5-7 record. The Jazz were just 6-6 in their February schedule back in 2013. Ticket prices for the Utah Jazz also tend to dip in February. The 2014 Utah Jazz February schedule saw a -62% drop in ticket prices on the secondary market. With the Jazz currently 14-28 and almost out of the playoffs statistically there is no reason the same trend won’t happen in 2015.

5 top games in the Utah Jazz February schedule.

Jazz @ Trail Blazers, Moda Center, February 3,
Starting price $17, Average price $51
The Jazz start the month of February versus one of the top 3 teams in the West. To put it kindly, the start couldn’t be harder than this. The teams have never played so far this season, and this will one of the two duels in February. The second is on 20th February, in Utah.

Jazz Seating ChartKings @ Jazz, EnergySolutions Arena, February 7,
Starting price $10, Average price $22
The Kings started the season strong, but they fall down to earth once Demarcus Cousins suffered the nasty meningitis. From there on, they fired their coach, and the team is now in no man’s land. They are away from a playoff spot, and they need to lose a series of games for a higher draft pick. They are doing the later excellent in the past few weeks, having lost 7 of their past 10 games. Even worse for Utah, they are “catching” the Jazz for a high draft pick.

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Spurs @ Jazz, EnergySolutions Arena, February 23,
Starting price $11, Average price $42
Fun fact, the Jazz won the first duel between the teams, and the game was also played in Utah. In San Antonio, the Jazz managed to score only 69 points, and lost. If they win now, they have a chance to win the season series with the Spurs since long time ago. But that won’t be easy at all. But the most important silver lining from the game is the experience playing versus a true team.

Lakers @ Jazz, EnergySolutions Arena, February 25,
Starting price $16, Average price $65
The Jazz won the first matchup, but it might be better for them to lose this one. Nobody wants to lose, and publically tank, but the Jazz are in a position that they cannot go much up in the standings. The duels with the Lakers are meaningful factor in deciding who is ranked lower and who gets a higher pick. This especially applies for the Lakers, who would love to have their pick in the top 5, since they will keep it in that case.

Jazz @ Nuggets, Pepsi Center, February 27,
Starting price $13, Average price $32
The two teams that play in the same conference were playoff rivals around 5-6 years ago. Back then, Carmelo was playing for the Nuggets, and Deron Williams was playing for the Jazz. But things have change, and the two teams are now in the bottom of the Western Standings. However, a division game is always fun to see. The key thing to watch in this game is pace. Utah boasts the third slowest pace in the league, and Denver plays at the fourth fastest pace in the league.

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Lakers Draft 2015

Lakers Tickets Score The Best Deals Of The Week (1/18)

The Lakers are sitting in just four games ahead of the Minnesota Timberwolves for last place in the Western Conference and 21.5 games behind the Golden State Warriors. While the 2014/2015 regular season for the Lakers can pretty much be called well before the All-Star game break.

The driving force of Lakernation is will this be the last time I ever see Kobe Bryant play which is getting harder to predict with Kobe resting multiple games, talk of pulling Kobe for the season so he can rest.

Lakers games at the Staples Center attendance has actually gone up in 2015 according to ESPN with an average of 18,962 (99.5%) a 0.7% percent higher than their 2014 of 18,828 (98.8%) average although they have dropped from 8th place to 10th place on home game attendance. The Lakers are currently 6-15 at the Staples Center. Lakers tickets on average have raised in 2015 to $125.00 per ticket average a 27% rise since 2014 ending Lakers tickets average of $98.00 per ticket. This price jump on Lakers tickets is more due to strength of schedule as two of the five home games they played at Staples in January were Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers and Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat.

On the road the Lakers are drawing 18,283 (95.5) per game which has also risen 2.4% in 2015 from their average draw of 17,845 a game in 2014.

Wizards @ Lakers Staples Center Jan 27th
Get in’s $29.00 | average price $64.00 (down 3%)
Holding second place in the Eastern Conference and 5.0 games behind the Atlanta Hawks the Washington Wizards come to the Staples Center in their only game against the Lakers in LA. Lakers tickets price average on the secondary market for the game against the Wizards is down this week by 3% and down -154.68% from their last season average of $163.00per ticket. View all Wizards vs Lakers tickets at the Staples Center.

Nets @ Lakers Staples Center Feb 20th
Get in’s $37.00 | average price $95.00
With the Brooklyn Nets in the news about possibly being up for sale it has boosted the Lakers tickets price average against the Nets at Staples Center up by 5.5% since December 31st 2014. The Nets are sitting in the eighth seed of the Eastern Conference and led by Joe Johnson’s 15.9 points per game and Kevin Garnetts 7.3 rebounds per game. You can view all Nets vs Lakers tickets for the Staples Center.

Bucks @ Lakers Staples Center Feb 27th
Get in’s $24.00 | average price $81.00
The Milwaukee Bucks are currently in 5th place in the East and 5 games behind the Chicago Bulls for the fourth spot. The Bucks made the headlines this week playing the New York Knicks in London England at the 02 arena where they came away with a 95-79 win. Although Lakers tickets average against the Bucks is still down -26% from their $110.00 2013 price Lakers tickets for the Feb 27th game are actually up 5.19% from their Dec 2014 average price of $77.00. View all Bucks vs Lakers tickets at the Staples Center.

Hawks @ Lakers Staples Center March 15th
Get in’s $29.00 | Average price $79.00
The Atlanta Hawks are currently the hottest team in the NBA. Sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference 5 games ahead of the Wizards and the Hawks are 12-0 in their last 12 games. They are 16-3 at the Philips Arena and 17.5 at home. The Hawks are ranked 24th in attendance at home averaging 16,181 per night but on the road they are ranked 7th just behind the Raptors drawing 18,005 (91.9%). While Hawks against the Lakers in Atlanta averaged $82.00 per ticket the Staples Center game is averaging $79.00 per ticket. View all Hawks vs Lakers tickets at the Staples Center.

Jazz @ Lakers Staples Center March 19th
Get in’s $19.00 | average price $69.00
Long gone are the Karl Malone John Stockton days for the struggling Utah Jazz who come into the Staples Center 2 ½ points in front of the Lakers. The Jazz are 7-12 at home and 7-14 on the road this season. Lakers vs Jazz average ticket prices are down -37.27% from their Jan 03, 2014 game at the Staples Center which saw an average of $110.00 per ticket.
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Clippers @ Lakers Staples Center April 5th
Get In’s $60.00 | Average Price $150.00
The last Clippers @ Lakers game of the season and with only 7 games left in the 2015 regular season the LakerNation would love nothing more than an upset against the Clippers to end the season. The struggling Los Angeles Clippers are currently sitting in 6th place in the Western Conference and only 3 points away from second place Portland Trail Blazers so this game against the Lakers at the end of the season could have a lot on the line for the Clips. Although ticket prices are down -50% from their $300.00 average price in the 2013/14 season they are actually up 7.14% from their 2014 average. View all Clippers vs Lakers Tickets for the Staples Center.

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OKC Thunder Tickets

OKC Thunder Tickets Down 36%

The Thunder were supposed to be fighting for a top spot in the West this season, not fighting for a playoff spot. But they are the team most hit by injuries to key players. Faced with the possibility of missing the playoff for the first time since 2009, the Thunder must soar to one of the last two playoff spots. They are 4 games behind Phoenix and five games behind San Antonio. Another problem for the Thunder is the New Orleans Pelicans, a team above the Thunder in the rankings.

The Thunder are ranked 13th in attendance for home games at the Chesapeake Arena averaging 18,203 per game in 2015 which has been constant since 2012/2013. The Thunder has a 12-7 record at home so far. OKC Thunder ticket prices on the secondary market have dropped -36.61% from their high at the start of the 2014/15 season of $142.00 per ticket down to $90.00 per ticket average currently.

Thunder On The Road
OKC is struggling on the road with a 7-13 record and averaging 17,018 (89%) in attendance this season which is down -7.18% from their 2013 average of 18,335 per game. OKC Thunder tickets for road games are averaging $67.00 per ticket which is a decrease of -24.71% since the start of the 2014/15 season.

Here is a look at the Top 5 Games the OKC Thunder have coming up:

Timberwolves @ Thunder, Chesapeake Arena, January 26,
Starting price $22, Average price $58
The Thunder have the commodity of playing in the same division as the lowly Timberwolves. It is not just this game, but two more by the end of the season the Thunder will play versus Minnesota. And for a team desperate for easy wins, it doesn’t get as easy as playing the Timberwolves four times in the season. View all Thunder vs Timberwolves tickets at the Chesapeake Arena.

Thunder @ Pelicans, Smoothie King Center, February 4,
Starting price $8, Average price $32
The Thunder lost the first games of the season versus the Pelicans, but those were with half of the team injured. Now they have Westbrook and Durant back in uniform, which could be enough for the Thunder to win on the road. They will play the Pelicans at home just two nights later, which gives them a great chance to even things out with the team from New Orleans. View all Thunder vs Pelicans tickets at the Smoothie King Center. OKC Thunder tickets for their game against the Pelicans Feb 4th at the Chesapeake Arena start at $37.00 per ticket and are averaging $62.00.

Thunder @ Suns, US Airways Center, February 26,
Starting price $43, Average price $83
Unlike their duels with the Pelicans, the Thunder won two of the duels with the Phoenix Suns. Should they get into the playoffs, they must continue the success versus the Suns, a team that is three games in front of the Thunder in the standings. They will play one more game in Phoenix in April. The first two duels, which the Thunder won, were played in Oklahoma City. View Phoenix Suns vs the OKC Thunder Tickets at the US Airways Center.

Lakers @ Thunder, Staples Center, March 1,
Starting price $60, Average price $137
Same as with the Timberwolves, the Thunder must rack up a couple of easy wins in order to make up ground with the playoff teams. The first duel between the teams was as close as possible, with the Thunder wining 104-103. They will play one more game by the end of March, in Oklahoma. View all Lakers vs Thunder tickets for the Staples Center. You can also purchase OKC Thunder tickets for their meeting with the Lakers at the Chesapeake Energy Center.

Trail Blazers @ Thunder, Chesapeake Arena, April 13,
Starting price $29, Average price $66
Before the season started, the Thunder and the Blazers were supposed to battle for the title in the Northwest division. Just half the season in, Portland has the title wrapped up. The Trail Blazers have won two of the first duels between the two teams. For the Thunder, beating Portland has additional confidence value, given the fact they might meet in the playoffs. But they will also have to beat them at least once this season. View all Thunder vs Trail Blazers tickets for the Chesapeake Arena.

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Miami Heat Ticket Prices Down 31% Since Lebron Left

Nobody expected the Heat to contend for a title without LeBron James, but the team is a lot better than the 8th seed in the East. Truth be told, Miami has injury issues with Chris Bosh and other valuable players. But the biggest problem is they have troubles winning at home. Their home record is 7-12, and is something they need to fix as soon as possible, if they want to hang on that 8th or 7th spot in the East. Their most important remaining games are home games, and most of them are winnable.

Miami Heat rank 5th in attendance at the American Airlines Center averaging 19,710 versus their 2013 season average of 19,982 which is only down 1.36%. On the road the Heat are drawing and average of 17,638 (92.6%) versus their 2013 season where their average was 19,090 a 7.60% drop. Miami Heat ticket prices for games at the American Airlines Center averaged $140.00 a ticket on the secondary market during the 2013-14 season and have fallen 31% currently to $96.00 per ticket on average.

Here is a look at the Top Five Heat Games Coming Up.

Pacers @ Heat, American Airlines Arena, January 23rd,
Starting price $33, Average price $79 (down -49.35%)
The Pacers beat the Heat twice this season, and are closing the gap for that last playoff spot. The Heat cannot tolerate losing at home from teams lower in the rankings, and if they want to turn the season around, they better start taking care of business at home. They will have few chances in January to do so. View all Heat vs Pacers Tickets for the American Airlines Arena.

Heat @ Pistons, The Palace of Auburn Hills, February 3rd,
Starting price $5, Average price $54 (down -43.15%)
The Pistons are the team that surges towards the playoffs. Since the Josh Smith trade, they have won seven in a row. This puts pressure on the Heat, who must secure their playoff spot by beating Detroit. They can start with the first matchup between the two that will be played in Detroit. View Detroit Piston tickets vs the Miami Heat at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Knicks @ Heat, American Airlines Arena, February 9th,
Starting price $41, Average price $146 (down -43.19%)
When you are fighting for a playoff spot, there is no place for sympathy. The Heat must take full advantage of the mess that is happening in New York and pile up some wins versus weak teams. A Knicks team without a legitimate threat outside Carmelo Anthony is an easy target, but sometimes, those targets can turn out to be dangerous surprises. Miami cannot afford that. View Heat vs Knicks tickets for the American Airlines Arena.

Heat @ Cavaliers, Quicken Loans Arena, February 11th,
Starting price $75, Average price $165 (down -24.24%)
From an emotional standpoint, it will be good for the Heat to get this over with. Lebron was in Miami, and the Heat won. Now, Miami will visit Lebron and his new looking Cavaliers team for the first time this season. While they might be friends off the court, it is evident that on the court, everything is different when these two teams meet. View Cavaliers vs Heat tickets for the Quicken Loans Arena.

Lakers @ Heat, American Airlines Arena, March 4th,
Starting price $63, Average price $202 (down -37.84%)
The Lakers are another team that the Heat must beat both at home and on the road in order to stockpile some wins. But the Lakers pose a special treat, given the history of Dwayne Wade and Kobe Bryant and their epic duels. Few years ago, they were considered the best shooting guards in the league, and their head to head duels were beyond words. Aside from Kobe, the Lakers have some other interesting weapons, such as Boozer and Lin. View Heat vs Lakers Tickets for the American Airlines Arena.

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BY: Chris M.

Lakers Draft 2015

Lakers Average Ticket Prices Down 47% In 2015

When Kobe won his last ring in 2010, he probably assumed he might get one more and have as much as Michael Jordan. Flash forward four years, and he is far away from contending for a championship as ever. The Lakers are at least two years away from having any chance for a playoff spot, yet alone championship chance. Hardly anyone could envision Kobe trying to drag a weak team in his last years as a Laker. But the reality is the Lakers are lottery team, with no shot of improving in the short future. Kobe, for his part, does everything that he can, and the home games for the Lakers are still one of the most entertaining in the league, and a true show.

In the 2015 regular season the Lakers are still in the top ten attendance wise for games at the Staples Center but have actually fallen below the Los Angeles Clippers who are ranked 9th with an average of 19,147 per game while the Lakers are averaging 18,956 (99.5%) per game according to ESPN which is actually a little bit down from their 2013 season of 18,997 average. On the road the Lakers are ranked 6th in the NBA with an average of 18,197 (95.2%) as fans come out to see Kobe Bryant.

Since their high of an average of $187.00 per ticket in the 2013 season Lakers ticket prices although on the uptick in 2015, average ticket prices are still down 33% to $125.00 per ticket and over the past week the average Lakers ticket price is $98.00 per ticket on the secondary market.

“Tickets are just like the stock market” according to Chris Cabrera the CDO of Barry’s Tickets “prices can vary almost by the minute depending on inventory as well as story lines going on with teams and players at any given time.” When Lebron announced a leave of absence Cavaliers average ticket prices vs the Lakers and Clippers dropped by as much as 13% right off the bat while other games such as the Orlando Magic last night ended up about 12% higher on average. If the Knicks were playing well, the return of Derek Fisher, Carmelo Anthony and even just the hint of Phil Jackson would make the Lakers vs Knicks a hot game but because of their play this season prices are down a good $10% on that
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Heat @ Lakers Staples Center, January 13th
Starting price $46 | Average price $160
With all the talk of Kobe versus Lebron, fans forget how memorable the duels between Kobe and Wade are. For long they were considered the two best shooting guards in the league. There are new kids in town, but Kobe and Wade are still premium players that are no strangers to direct duels. Best of all, both are true competitors, and love to go against each other. Fans might remember the All Star game in which Wade tackled Kobe under the basket. That play is the true picture of the competitiveness between the two. View Lakers vs Heat tickets for the Staples Center.

Cavaliers @ Lakers Staples Center, January 15th
Starting price $100 | Average price $129
Rumors are, Lebron James will be ready to go in this game. There will be few chances left for fans to see Kobe versus Lebron in person, and in one of the most famous arenas in the NBA, the Staples Center. This will also be the first duel between the new look Cavs and the Lakers. View Lakers vs Cavaliers tickets for the Staples Center.

Celtics @ Lakers, Staples Center, February 22nd
Starting price $40, Average price $137
The duel between the two of the most successful franchises in league history is always entertaining, no matter who is on the floor. The teams played in Boston this season, but their duel in the Staples Center is even a bigger show.View Lakers vs Celtics tickets for the Staples Center.

Clippers @ Lakers Staples Center, April 5th
Starting price $50 | Average price $150
The Clippers spanked the Lakers two times this season. It was long ago since the Clippers swept the season series with the Lakers. The teams will play home and home game on April 5th and 7th, and the Lakers are the host for the first one. That game might be the best chance the Lakers have to get a win versus their city rival.View Lakers vs Clippers tickets for the Staples Center.

Kings @ Lakers Staples Center, April 15th
Starting price $23 | Average price $80
This is the last game of the season for the Lakers, and they would love to say goodbye to the lowly season with a win. The Lakers hopes for improvement lie in the draft, and in free agency in the summer of 2016. This season will go down as one of the worst in franchise history, but the team will have a chance to say proper goodbye and versus an old rival nevertheless.View Lakers vs Kings tickets for the Staples Center.

Although currently the Lakers are 6-13 on the road the demand to see Kobe Byant has heated up some secondary ticket prices in other markets.

Lakers @ Warriors March 16th Oracle Arena
Starting Price $84 | Average Price $170 (up 21%)
Kobe against Stephen Curry and his 22.9 points per game average as well as Golden State being one of the hottest teams in the NBA and this game being so close to playoffs has driven Warriors vs Lakers ticket prices up 13% from last season to average of $170.00 per ticket which is 21.42% higher than the current Warriors Ticket price average of $140.00 per ticket.

Lakers @ Trail Blazers Feb 11th Moda Center
Starting Price $43.00 | Average Price $105.00 (up 50%)
Portland Trail Blazers super star LaMarcus Aldridge leads the team in points per game with 23.1 as well as rebounds at 10.7 a game their other star Damian Lillard quietly is averaging 22.1 per game, 6.3 assists per game and 1.4 steals. It’s basically a two on between Lillard Aldridge vs Kobe. The Trail Blazers vs Lakers ticket prices for this game are 50% above the Trail Blazers current average ticket price of $70.00 per ticket.

Lakers @ 76ers March 30th Wells Fargo Center
Starting price $24.00 | Average Price $92.00 (up 84%)
When the Lakers roll into the Wells Fargo Center on March 30th the game will mean absolutely nothing as far as playoff implactions as both teams together currently equal 18 wins and 54 losses. Tony Wroten is the 76ers leading point scorer with 17 ppg while rookie Nerlens Noel is pulling down 7 boards a game. The Sixers are ranked 28th in attendance for home games with only the Pistons and Timberwolves averaging less and 76ers ticket prices averaging $50.00 per ticket but with Kobe Bryant coming into town 76ers vs Lakers tickets jump 84% to $92.00 per ticket on the secondary market.

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BY: Chris Michaels.

Lakers Kobe Bryant

Cavaliers & Heat Top Lakers Tickets For The Week

The Los Angeles Lakers, welcoming back Kobe Bryant, put together a solid week of basketball, winning two of three games this past week. The Lakers kicked off the week with a road victory in Denver, followed by a close STAPLES Center loss to Western Conference contender Memphis, followed by a tight win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night. The Pacers victory will give the Lakers momentum for their upcoming two cames, tough road matchups with the Portland Trailblazers and Los Angeles Clippers.

Week Recap: Tuesday night Kobe Bryant registered his 21st career triple double in a victory over the Denver Nuggets. Bryant had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, becoming the second oldest among active players to register a triple double. Bryant played the part of set-up man, shooting just 11 times in one of his most efficient offensive performances of the season. Carlos Boozer had 19 points for the Lakers with Ronnie Price chipping in with 18 points. Jordan Hill and Wesley Johnson also finished in double figures. Following the victory in Denver the Lakers had two days off before hosting Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at STAPLES Center. The game was tight throughout with the Grizzlies prevailing behind a big third quarter effort. Kobe Bryant’s three-point attempt at the buzzer could have tied the game but rimmed out. Jeremy Lin and Ed Davis led the Lakers with 20 points, with Bryant finishing with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. For the second consecutive game Bryant played the role of distributor. Carlos Boozer chipped in 14 points. Sunday night the Lakers hosted the Indiana Pacers at STAPLES Center, earning a tight 88-87 victory, behind a big fourth quarter effort. The Lakers fell behind big in the first quarter but slowly chipped away at the lead, earning the victory with a strong effort in the second half. Kobe Bryant scored 20 points and hit the game winner with 12 seconds to play. Bryant scored nine points in the final 2:32 of play, helping the Lakers overcome a thirteen point victory. In addition to Bryant, Nick Young put together a big fourth quarter, scoring 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter. Ed Davis, Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin also finished in double figures for the Lakers. Los Angeles finished 28 of 30 from the free throw line, a major factor in the victory. The Lakers traveled up to the Moda Center to face the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan 5th without the services of Kobe Bryant who is resting his achillies and lost 98-94 as Blazers Damian Lillard exploded for 39 points.

Up Next for the Lakers: The Lakers have three games this upcoming week, starting with a road game versus the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center. . Portland is currently a game and a half behind the Golden State Warriors for the top record in the NBA, while the Clippers are in 6th place in the West. Following the two road games the Lakers host the Orlando Magic on Friday night followed by a return visit to STAPLES Center by the Portland Trailblazers on Sunday.

Upcoming Games For the Lakers at the Staples Center

Magic @ Lakers Tickets
Fri, Jan 9th at 7:30pm Staples Center | Down 13% | Tickets start at $38.00
The 13-24 Orlando Magic come into the Staples Center lead by Tobias Harris averaging 18.3 points per game and Nikola Vucevic averaging 11 rebounds a game.

Trail Blazers @ Lakers Tickets
Sun, Jan 11th at 6:30pm Staples Center | Down 7% | Tickets start at $40.00
The Lakers look for revenge after their Jan 5 loss to the Blazers at the Moda Center. The Trail Blazers are lead by LaMarcus Aldridge averaging 23 points per game and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Heat @ Lakers Tickets
Tues, Jan 13th at 7:30pm Staples Center | Down 9% | Tickets start at $45.00
The Heats Dwyane Wade brings his 23 points per game average and Chris Bosh’s 7.9 rebounds per game to Los Angeles. The Heat are currently 8th in the Eastern Division by 2.5 games over the Indiana Pacers.

Cavaliers @ Lakers Tickets
Thur, Jan 15th at 7:30pm Staples Center | Down 7% | Tickets start at $117.00
Lebron James is being re-evaluated today after missing three games with lower back and knee strains in hopes to return shorter than his initial two weeks absence. Lebron James is currently averaging 25.5 points per game followed by Kyrie Irving with 20.2 and Kevin Love with 17 points per game.

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