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The Clippers look to try and get things going again and tonight they take on the Orlando Magic at the Los Angeles Staples Center. For your chance to win a pair of Free Clippers Tickets just hashtag #clipperstickets on your twitter, google+, instagram, or facebook and your entered. The contest is over at 11:15am today. We will be contacting the Winners of Free Clippers Tickets and when your contacted you will have 30 minutes to respond or your tickets can be forfeited. Multiple Winners Will Be Announced!

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Clippers Tickets

The first week of the year was an up and down one for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers opened the week by losing to the Phoenix Suns before winning consecutive games over Charlotte and Dallas. Saturday night they were blown out by the San Antonio Spurs and then suffered the double whammy when they found out that they’ll be without Chris Paul for as long as six weeks due to a separated shoulder. Paul suffered the injury during Thursday night’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

Week Recap: The Clippers maintained their solid playoff position in the Western Conference but now face the unenviable task of a month and a half without their star point guard. Beyond Lebron James there may not be a more valuable player in the NBA and it will be interesting to see how the Clippers get by without Paul. Last season the Clippers had Eric Bledsoe to fill in when Paul was out. With Bledsoe now with the Phoenix Suns the Clippers don’t have that luxury and will rely on veteran Darren Collison to fill Paul’s shoes. Collison is a capable veteran backup who will attempt to give the Clippers what they lack in Paul’s absence. The other big news in Clipper-land is the rumors that the Knicks and Clippers may be considering a Blake Griffin for Carmelo Anthony swap. Rumors in the NBA are a dime a dozen but the sheer fact that there is potential conversation around dealing Griffin is interesting. The Clippers star is having a solid season with a strong run of play over the past five games. He clearly has his limitations, especially as a go to scorer or from the free throw line, but the fact the Clippers could be entertaining a trade for Anthony does indicate the organization may have a concern that Griffin may not have much higher of a ceiling as a player.

The Week Ahead: The Clippers have a line schedule over the next week with three home games, all winnable without Chris Paul. The Clippers open the week by welcoming the Orlando Magic and second overall pick Victor Oladipo into STAPLES Center. The Magic are just 10-23 and in fifth place in a weak Atlantic Division. They have a talented young core of players but have been unable to win close games. After facing the Magic the Clippers host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night at STAPLES Center. Boston, who completely dismantled their roster in the offseason, has been competitive this year, but has struggled lately. Former Butler University Head Coach Brad Stevens has done impressive work with a young Celtics team in his debut NBA season. The game will earn national attention due to Doc Rivers first game coaching against the team he led to an NBA title and then left in the offseason. The Clippers then wrap up the week with a game versus the struggling Lakers on Friday night.By:Chris Michaels.

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LA Kings Make A Quick Turnaround

Quick Returns For LA Kings


In a season filled with injuries, most prominently a serious groin injury suffered by star goaltender Jonathan Quick, the Los Angeles Kings have stayed afloat in the face of adversity, behind elite backup goaltending and outstanding play from their deep defensive unit. After a 14-6-3 streak without Quick and a five game pointless streak the Los Angeles Kings were badly needed their star goaltender back. To kick off a five-game home stand Quick returned and the Kings regained their winning ways, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-1. Quick didn’t miss a beat, making 27 saves as the Kings rallied back with three goals in the 3rd period to earn the victory. With victory in hand the Kings have a golden opportunity to make a run back towards the top of the standings.

Goalie Jonathan Quick

Jonathan Quick

Up until the recent five-game losing streak the Kings had thrived behind the stellar play of backup goaltenders Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones. Scrivens, who the Kings acquired along with Matt Frattin in the Jonathon Bernier trade, has been as hot as any goaltender in the NHL this season. Scrivens, a late bloomer who didn’t make his NHL debut until the age of 26 last year with Toronto, has a 1.97 goals against average and a save percentage of .931. A month ago the Kings called up Martin Jones from the AHL Manchester Monarchs, and like Scrivens, Jones has shown incredible form. The rookie tied an NHL record by winning his first eight starts, including three shutouts. Jones has managed to top even Scrivens, with an absurdly low 1.41 goals against average and a .950 save percentage. The play of Scrivens and Jones has leveled out of late, probably too be expected. With two solid backups the Kings are suddenly wealthy in the goaltender department, as they welcomed back Quick.

LA Kings Vs Wild

Kings Vs Wild

In a stacked Western Conference the play of Jones and Scrivens may have saved the Kings season. Poor backup goaltending may have put Los Angeles in a hole they couldn’t dig out of, not to mention the other injuries the Kings have dealt with key cogs such as Jeff Carter, Jarrett Stoll, Matt Greene, Willie Mitchell and Kyle Clifford. With Quick soon to return the Kings are finally healthy and look primed to make a run toward Chicago and Anaheim at the top of the Western Conference standings. The next four games, all at STAPLES Center, are key. The next four at STAPLES Center brings in some tough competition, from both the Western and Eastern Conferences. With Saturday’s win versus Vancouver in the books the Kings host the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Minnesota, led by Zach Parise and Ryan Suter is a gritty, defensive oriented club. The Wild will be a good warm up for Thursday night’s game versus the Boston Bruins. Boston, winner of the Stanley Cup two seasons ago leads the Atlantic Division with 56 points, the second best record in the Eastern Conference. Following the matchup with the Bruins the Kings host perennial power Detroit on Saturday, January 11. The Red Wings are in playoff contention as a new member of the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. Led by Pavel Datysuk and Henrik Zetterberg Detroit is one of the most storied franchises in league history and, like Boston, one of the Original Six NHL franchises. Los Angeles then wraps up the home stand with another visit by the Vancouver Canucks. In an odd twist of scheduling the Canucks visit the Kings twice in a nine-day span.

If Los Angeles can effectively navigate their upcoming home stand they’ll be in good shape leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics break. With Quick back in the lineup the Kings are primed for a race toward the top of the NHL standings. Armed with one of the top defensive units in the league and as good as any team in possession, Los Angeles has all the indicators of a team that can make another deep Stanley Cup playoff run. By:Chris Michaels.

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Should Steve Nash Call It A Career?

Should Steve Nash Retire

Steve Nash

Steve Nash will have to eventually face reality. The Canadian point guard is currently the oldest player in the league. He is turning 40 in February and his overall production has been going south the last couple of seasons. In fact, he never was able to play as he used to since he joined forces with Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard in the City of Angels. Due to a series of injuries Nash wasn’t really able to be the dominant player he once was during this Phoenix Suns era. Now, after all the drama the Lakers and Nash have gone through, it might be the right time for him to consider retirement.

After appearing in just six games into the season, Nash went down with an injury on November 10, in game where the Lakers played against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ever since, Nash has been struggling to find his health and return on the courts. Due to a series of setbacks still remains sidelined and he is expected to be out for about one more month. The next time Nash will be re-evaluated and maybe gets the clearance to return to action is somewhere around February. Nonetheless, maybe it’s not wise for him to wait that long. He should consider taking the decision to retire sooner than later.

Nash’s production has fallen significantly over the course of the last couple of seasons. The Canadian point guard is a career 49.0 percent shooter from the field and also 42.8 percent from three-point territory. In his 17-year career he averaged 14.3 point per contest, 8.5 assists and 3.0 boards.

Should Steve Nash retire


Last season, he appeared in just 50 games and he put up 12.7 points to go along with 6.7 dimes and also 2.8 boards per game. Except for the change in his production, Mike D’Antoni assigned Nash with a role he wasn’t accustomed to play. He didn’t have many ball-handling responsibilities. He didn’t setup the team.

Kobe was the main facilitator of the team, while Nash became spot up shooter.
As Steve Nash recently stated, his target currently is to get back healthy and help his team move forward. He wants to be able to contribute. Nonetheless, is this the best decision he has to take?

Of course, it would be great for both Nash and the Lakers if he somehow managed to get his game back to the All-Star level he retained a few years back. Nonetheless, this doesn’t seem likely. So the best option for him at the moment seems to be to call it a career, hang his shoes and go on with his off-NBA life.
It’s much better for him if all the fans remembered him as one of the best point guards to ever play in the league. Nash certainly ranks amongst the top 10 point guards of all time. But at present, the only thing he does is he damages his fame, the way NBA fans remember of him.

All things come to an end. Nash’s career has obviously reached its dawn. It’s time for him to acknowledge it and take action.By:Chris Michaels.

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Lakers Tickets Discount

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Kings Five Game Homestand Tickets Discount

The Los Angeles Kings hope that the comforts of home will help get them back on track. They return to the LA Staples Center following a four-game road trip where the Kings were shut out twice and only scored a total of four goals. The Kings are trying to stop a five game skid which began on Dec 23rd where they lost to the Dallas Stars in a decision.

Barry’s Tickets is offering a special Discount on Kings Tickets during this five game homestand where they will face the Vancouver Cunucks tonight 7:00pm at the Staples Center followed by the Minnesota Wild Jan 07th, Boston Bruins Jan 9th, Detroit Red Wings Jan 11th and then the Canucks one more time on Jan 13th. It will be their last game at the Staples Center till Jan 30th. They will Face the Ducks at Dodger Stadium in the NHL Stadium Series on Jan 25th.

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By:Chris Michaels.

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Allen Iverson USA Jersey Giveaway

Allen Iverson


Tonight the 8-21 Philadelphia 76ers come to the Staples Center to face the 13-17 Los Angeles Lakers and in honor of the retired Allen Iverson’s 2001 NBA Finals performance where he scored 48 points in his only NBA Finals Victory we are giving away an Allen Iverson USA White Jersey size 52.

Here’s how it works:
To Enter just hashtag #AI2001 via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Google+ (G+1) on the left side social icons (max 2 per each social network) or comment below. On Dec 30th, 2014 a random drawing will be held where one winner shall receive a Allen Iverson USA Jersey and four other contestants will receive $25.00 in Barry’s Bucks which can be used for Concert, Sports or Theater Tickets on www.BARRYSTICKETS.com.

Allen Iverson Jersey

Iverson Jersey

The 76ers are just 2-10 against the Lakers at the Staples Center. Tonight the Lakers might be without Pau Gasol and Chris Kaman but are looking to snap a four game skid. Lakers Tickets for tonight’s game as well as all other Lakers Games at the Staples Center can be purchased with no service fees at Barry’s Tickets.

Barry’s Ticket Service is located caddy-corner from the LA Staples Center at:
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We are giving away ONE JERSEY
By:Chris Michaels.

Congrats To Mike Johansen Who Won The Allen Iverson Jersey!

Winner of AI Jersey!

Winner of AI Jersey!

Save 20 On Clippers Tickets

Save now on Clippers Tickets! The Clippers home schedule in 2014 will bring in some heavy hitters such as Doc Rivers old team the Celtics on Jan 8th, Battle For LA with the Lakers on Jan 10th, Dirk and the Mavericks Jan 15th, Lebron and the World Champion Miami Heat Feb 5th, the number one ranked Portland Trail Blazers Feb 12th, the Spurs Feb 18th, the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 9th and much more.

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Barry's Tickets Los Angeles Office

Barry’s Downtown

Barry’s Tickets is an Official Partner of the Los Angeles Clippers and our office is located caddy-corner from the LA Staples Center itself inside the Luxe Hotel. Its a great place to pick up your tickets, grab last minute supplies in the gift store or check the availability of last minute tickets the day of the game.

Barry’s Ticket Service
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How Much Are Lakers Tickets?

Lakers Tickets Staples Center

Lakers Tickets

How Much Are Lakers Tickets? Prices on Lakers Tickets can very on different factors. If Kobe Bryant is playing prices on Lakers Tickets usually run high, prices also depend on who the Lakers are playing. If the Lakers are playing the Miami Heat or the Toronto Raptors can mean a difference in 20-30% price wise.

Let’s look at some of the games. The Miami Heat are always one of the biggest draws in the NBA when they come to town. The Lakers face the Heat without Kobe on Dec 25th at the Staples Center prices with Kobe playing started about $250 per ticket for 300 level seats and without Kobe playing they have dropped to $150 per ticket.

When the Lakers play some of the stronger opponents such as the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets Upper Level Seats can start on average about $45 to $65 per ticket, 200 level seats on average can run between $125- $175 per ticket. Premiere Level Seats which come with waitress service, access to the Bar as well as a VIP Entrance can start at $195 a ticket and go to about $280 per ticket on average. Lower Level tickets from $155 to $725 a ticket. Courtside Tickets for a Lakers game can run anywhere from $2500 a ticket to $7000 a ticket.

If your wondering how much are Lakers Tickets when they play teams such as the Wizards, Pelicans, Bobcats (soon to be the Hornets), Cavaliers or Milwaukee Bucks ticket prices drop. “Get in the doors” or 300 level ticket prices can start at about $35 per ticket on up to $70 per ticket. Middle Level Behind in the 200 levels can start at $92 and go to $149. Middle Level Premiere seats $148 per ticket to about 195 a ticket and lower level seats $125 to $615 per ticket in section 111 which is dead center court. Courtside seats for these types of teams run $1500 to $3500 a ticket.

How to get free Lakers Tickets

Free Lakers Tickets

Do you guys ever have free Lakers Tickets? The best way to find out when we have free Lakers tickets is to follow Barry’s Tickets on any one of our social networks (Facebook, twitter, Instagram and Google Plus) where we run contests weekly giving away free Lakers tickets, Lakers merchandise, and Barry’s Bucks which are good on Lakers Tickets as well as all Concert, Sports and Theater Tickets. You can also sign up to receive emails regarding special free Laker Tickets giveaways and contests as well as discounts on Lakers Tickets. The best chance to get free Lakers Tickets is at the beginning of the Lakers Season and even Pre Season games.

Lakers Tickets discount codes and Lakers Tickets promo codes when available can be found on our blog posts, social media pages and well as exclusive discounts in our emails. Barry’s Tickets has offered 75% off on Lakers Tickets discount codes down to $10% off on tickets, Save $15 off of tickets when you spend a minimum of $100 as well as save $25 off when you spend a minimum of $100. In order to save on tickets you use the Lakers Tickets discount codes and Lakers Tickets promo codes at the checkout on BarrysTickets.com.

How Can I Buy Cheap Lakers Tickets? It depends on what you consider as Cheap. The actual face value of Lakers Tickets can run up to and over $300 per ticket from the box office so finding actual “cheap Lakers tickets” isn’t as easy at is seems. Many brokers advertise fake amounts such as $90% off Lakers Tickets and show a cheap price when you first look at their prices but have as much as a 35% service fee at the end of the transaction. Since Barry’s Tickets has the largest physical inventory of Lakers Tickets online we are able to offer Lakers Tickets as cheap as possible and with no service or hidden fees on any tickets. By:Chris Michaels

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Lakers Heat Christmas Day What To Expect

Kobe Lebron Christmas

Kobe Lebron

Over the past week the Los Angeles Lakers have slowly integrated Kobe Bryant back into the lineup, after his six-month absence due to a torn Achilles. Los Angeles is 2-4 since the return of Bryant, but is coming off of a solid road victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Lakers will have three more games to tune up for their big Christmas Day game versus the Miami Heat. Due to their incredible success under Kobe Bryant the Lakers have been a regular participant on Christmas Day for years with many memorable games. This year will be no exception when the Lakers welcome in Lebron James and the two-time defending NBA Champion Miami Heat into STAPLES Center. Much maligned after his exit from Cleveland, James has taken his already incredible game to an even higher level this season, operating at an offensive efficiency that few players in league history have ever achieved.

Here’s a look at what to expect when Miami visits the Lakers on Christmas Day:

Expect to pay an arm and leg for Lakers Vs Heat Tickets on Christmas Day. Prices for Lakers Tickets on Christmas Day against the World Champion Miami Heat can run roughly two and a half times the average game. A 300 level “get in the door” ticket usually will cost about $90 per ticket but for the Lakers Vs Heat they can run $215 per ticket. A 200 level for the Lakers Vs 76ers is about $168 per ticket but the same section (207) for the Heat is about $566.00 per ticket. Dead Center section 111 row B for an average game can run $625.00 per ticket and for the Lakers Vs Heat it is about $1750-$2000 per ticket. If prices are to steep and after your done opening presents you can always go down to the Staples Center to checkout LA Live and the crowd around the Venue then hop into our office next to the Staples Center and see if there is last minute tickets available at a cheaper price.

King James Lebron

King James

Lebron James is really, really, really good: With Lebron James ascending to levels that few have reached, fellow stars Dywane Wade and Chris Bosh have taken a back seat to the Heat superstar. James is shooting just under 60% and 41% from behind the three point line. Under the leadership of Erik Spoelstra, James has refined his game to maximum efficiency, shooting from select spots on the floor, while maximizing his unique passing skills and vision. Considering how well he’s played the last two seasons it’s hard to fathom that James continues to get better as a player. Dywane Wade, who nearly singlehandedly won an NBA title in 2005, has dealt with chronic knee pain over the past three seasons and has to play in spurts, typically missing back-to-back games and playing fewer minutes this season. Bosh has carved out a secondary role that emphasizes his unique ability to extend the floor as a shooting big man, helping make the Heat ball-movement offense work.

The Lakers are a lot more fun to watch: Last year’s debacle, where the Lakers barely made the playoffs after being touted as a title contender coming into the season, was a failure on multiple fronts. Beyond the underachievement of the team was the fact that Los Angeles just wasn’t fun to watch. The Lakers offense was stagnant and plodding due to their lack of youth and multiple players (like Gasol) playing out of position. This year’s club may not be as talented but they’re a lot younger and a lot more fun to watch. Mitch Kupchak has done a good job infusing life into the lineup on a limited budget.

Miami has built a solid core: General Manager Pat Riley has smartly built a veteran core around James, Wade and Bosh through smart moves and veterans taking reduced contracts. Shane Battier is versatile defender often found guarding power forwards while providing grit on the boards and hitting the open three point shot. Ray Allen, perhaps the greatest three point shooter in league history, hit one of the biggest clutch shots in league history last season to send game six of the NBA finals to overtime. The ageless Allen helps extend the floor as one of eight legitimate Heat three-point shooting threats. The Heat shoots just under 39% as a team from behind the three point line.

The surprising evolution of Michael Beasley: Perhaps the most interesting Heat acquisition is Michael Beasley, the former second overall pick who fizzled out in Minnesota and Phoenix. Beasley is a talented scorer who may have found a home during his second stint with Miami. He has an impressive PER of 22.1 while averaging 11.4 points per game in just 17 minutes played. Beasley is shooting a lights out 55% from the field and 50% from behind the three point line.

Kobe the Distributor: During his re-insertion into the lineup Bryant has often taken a secondary role, more of a classical “point-forward”, looking to make the extra pass. As he gets comfortable athletically his shot volume should increase and he should once again be the go-to guy down the stretch. Bryant hasn’t quite found the rhythm yet, but his minutes and offensive contribution is increasing.

Lakers Miami Tickets

Lakers Miami

Any Kobe Bryant and Lebron James matchup is a big deal with this year’s game being perhaps more anticipated than in years past. The STAPLES Center crowd and the national television audience should eagerly tune in to see how Bryant, coming off a potentially career ending injury, can match up with the reigning champions. Expect a great deal of energy from the Lakers, especially from their athletic youngsters like Wesley Johnson and Nick Young. With Pau Gasol the Lakers will have an advantage over the smallish Heat interior and will need to exploit the big Spaniard’s advantage in the post to offset the difficult Heat “small-ball” attack. Look for a spirited effort from the Lakers, especially Bryant, as they play in front of a national television audience. By:Chris Michaels

Huge Week For The Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers Tickets


The Los Angeles Clippers rebounded from a tough stretch the previous week to take three of four to run their season record to 16-9, good for fourth place in the Western Conference. The Clippers are 3 games behind a tight trio at the top comprised of San Antonio, Oklahoma City and Portland. Saturday’s win versus the Washington Wizards gave the Clippers a 4-3 record during their season long seven-game road trip. Now the Clippers are returning home for a five game homestead and Clippers Tickets start as low as $19.00 per ticket.

Week Recap: The Clippers kicked off the week with an eleven point victory Monday night in Philadelphia versus the 76ers. With Matt Barnes and JJ Redick out the Clippers couldn’t rely as much on their deep bench. Point Guard Chris Paul had 25 points and 13 assists, while Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 26 points. DeAndre Jordan was a beast on the boards with 21 rebounds. After winning in Philly the Clippers made the trip to Boston for Doc Rivers’ return trip to the city where he led the Celtics to an NBA title. The Celtics, who cleaned house this off-season, have been surprisingly competitive under former Butler University Head Coach Brad Stevens. The Clippers overcame a six point halftime deficit with a strong third and fourth quarter and then held on for the victory. Jamal Crawford was huge off the bench with 21 points including two dagger three pointers towards the end of the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Chris Paul had a near triple-double with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. After losing Thursday night in Brooklyn versus the Nets the Clippers rebounded and wrapped up their east coast swing with a huge Saturday night victory over the Washington Wizards. Chris Paul had one of his best games as a Clipper with 38 points and 12 assists. The Clippers shot 56% as a team.

Upcoming Clippers Games


The Week Ahead: The Clippers have a huge week ahead with four games at STAPLES Center, all versus Western Conference foes. Los Angeles kicks off the week Monday night when they welcome in Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs for a key Western Conference matchup. The ageless Spurs are playing solid basketball once again with one of the best records in the NBA. The Clippers then welcome in the New Orleans Hornets and the Denver Nuggets Wednesday and Saturday. The Pelicans, who have a talented young roster, are 11-10 on the season and in the race for the final playoff positions in the West. Clippers Vs Pelicans Tickets begin at $10.00 per ticket. The Nuggets, who many picked to struggle due to the retirement of former coach George Karl and roster changes, have played very good basketball after a slow start and are in the thick of the race in the Western Conference with a 13-9 record. The Nuggets are currently tied with the surprising Sun for sixth place in the conference and Nuggets Vs Clippers Tickets begin at $20.00 per ticket. The Clippers wrap up the week when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves at STAPLES Center on Sunday night. Tickets for the Clippers Timberwolves game start at $20.00 a piece. The Clippers had a narrow victory over Kevin Love and the Timberwolves earlier this season.

By:Chris Michaels

Lakers Finally Taste Victory With Kobe

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers

With Kobe Bryant’s return to the lineup still a work in progress the Los Angeles Lakers lost consecutive games to Phoenix and Oklahoma City to start the week before rebounding with a huge Saturday night victory in Charlotte over the Bobcats. The Lakers are now 12th in the Western Conference with an 11-12 record, a half game behind the Minnesota Timberwolves in a bunched group of contenders.

Week Recap: After losing to the Toronto Raptors in Bryant’s debut the Lakers hosted the surprising Phoenix Suns at STAPLES Center on Tuesday night. The Sun ran out to a lead behind the solid play of point guard Goran Dragic and held off the Lakers fourth quarter comeback. Bryant score 20 points in 29 minutes of play, looking sharp in contrast to his Sunday debut. Bryant led a balanced Lakers attack and also notched three assists. The Lakers had three days off before traveling to Oklahoma City to take on Kevin Durant and the Thunder. Oklahoma City jumped out to a fifteen point halftime lead and never looked back, winning in impressive fashion. Bryant played the role of a distributor, attempting just six shots in 23 minutes, but notching 13 assists. The Lakers had no answer for Kevin Durant who scored 31 points on just 13 shots. With the Oklahoma City win the Lakers record with Bryant back in the lineup dropped to 0-3 and the loss set up a must win game Saturday night in Charlotte. The Lakers outscored the improving Bobcats by seven in the fourth quarter to notch a three point victory. Bryant led four Lakers in double figures with 21 points. Bryant nearly had a triple double with 8 assists and 7 rebounds to go with his 21 points. Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill had a solid night inside with 15 points each.

The Week Ahead: The Lakers continue their east coast road swing with a back to back Monday and Tuesday nights in Atlanta and Memphis. The Hawks are having a solid season in a very weak eastern conference and feature a solid trio of veterans in Jeff Teague, Al Horford and Paul Millsap. Memphis, a fifty-win team each of the past two seasons, is in the midst of a three-game losing streak including a Sunday night loss at home to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Grizzlies are trying to make do with All Star center Marc Gasol. Following the Monday/Tuesday back-to-back the Lakers return home to STAPLES Center for a Friday night matchup versus Kevin Love and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota got off a hot start this season but has played .500 basketball of late. The combination of Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love gives Minnesota one of the best inside/outside duos in the NBA. After a short one game home stand Los Angeles makes a tough trip north to Golden State to take on Stephon Curry and the Warriors.By:Chris Michaels

Lakers Vs Heat Tickets

Lakers Vs Heat Tickets Discount Code

Christmas is coming! Save Now With Our Lakers Vs Heat Tickets Discount Code! Take $25.00 off your Christmas Day Lakers Heat Tickets using our Discount Code for the biggest game of the 2013-2014 NBA Season for the LA Lakers!