After winning three straight, including a big win in San Antonio versus the defending NBA Champion Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers continued their maddening inconsistency, losing the final three games of the week, including a tough Sunday night loss at Sacramento versus the Kings. The loss to the Kings followed a tough one point loss at home versus the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Week Recap: The Lakers kicked off the week with a disappointing home loss to the struggling Indiana Pacers, 110-91. The Lakers fell behind 34-15 in the first quarter and were never really in the game as the Pacers, who entered with a worse record than the Lakers, completely dominated the game. After winning three straight entering the game, the Lakers inconsistent play surfaced once again. The Lakers were dominated on the boards by Indiana, a statistic that led to a dominating interior advantage for the Pacers. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 26 points, but made just 8 of 26 shots. At one points the Pacers held a 39 points first half lead in one of the more embarrassing home performances for Los Angeles in recent years. After the tough loss to Indiana on Monday night the Lakers had three days to rest before hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. The Thunder was without Kevin Durant, who missed the game. The Lakers lost 104-103 when Kobe Bryant missed the final shot, part of a 3 for 15 shooting night. Ed Davis had 18 points and 9 rebounds for the Lakers, with Ronnie Price chipping in 11 points. The Lakers had Saturday night off to regroup before they made the trip north to Sacramento on Sunday night. The Lakers dropped their third straight behind another tough game for Kobe Bryant. The Lakers veteran, who missed most of last season due to injury, shot just 8 for 30 and turned the ball over nine times. Kobe Bryant’s poor performance has led to renewed calls for head coach Byron Scott to find more rest for Bryant, who has played major minutes this season at and advanced age and coming off of injury.
Lakers ticket prices the week Ahead: The Lakers have an incredibly tough stretch coming this week with a visit by the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, followed by a trip to Chicago to face Pau Gasol and the Bulls on Christmas Day. After the Chicago game on Thursday the Lakers travel to Dallas to face the Mavericks the next night as part of a brutal back-to-back. The Mavericks are now seen by many as potential Western Conference contenders with the recent trade for Rajon Rondo. After the two games in Chicago and Dallas the Lakers wrap up the week at home on Sunday night when they face the Phoenix Suns.
12/23/14 – Golden State Warriors at Lakers | Get in Price: $120
The Golden State Warriors are currently in first place in the Western Conference and Stephen Curry is the darling of the NBA. The Warriors are 13 – 2 on the road this season compared to the Lakers who are 3-10 at the Staples Center. The Kobe Bryant vs Stephen Curry match up, hottest team in the NBA right now and a Holiday Week is making the Lakers vs Warriors one of the hottest games on the Lakers schedule. Lakers vs Warriors tickets are averaging $337.50.
12/25/14 – Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls | Get in Price: $100
The Lakers will visit the United Center and face ex Laker Pau Gasol and Derrick Rose on Christmas Day. The average Lakers vs Bulls ticket price for Chicago is $540.00. The Bulls are 5-5 at the United Center while the Lakers are 3-10 on the road. The Bulls will visit the Los Angeles Staples Center on January 29th with with Bulls vs Lakers ticket prices for that game starting at just $60.00 per ticket. The average Lakers vs Bulls ticket price is $506.00.
12/26/14 – Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks | Get In Price $61.00
The Lakers will head to Dallas the day after playing the Bulls to face the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on Dec 26th. Dallas who is currently in 6th place in the Western Conference at 3.5 games behind the Warriors and are 10-4 at home. The Mavs who are currenlty 10-4 on the road will visit the Staples Center in March and April. Lakers vs Mavericks ticket prices for the Staples Center games start at just $30.00 per ticket and average $362 per ticket.
12/26/14 – Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers | Get In Price $80.00
The Phoenix Suns are on a three game winning streak having beaten the Hornets, Knicks and Washington Wizards all on the road making them 9-7 on the road but only 6-7 at home. The Suns have already beaten the Lakers twice this season once at home and once at the Staples Center. The average Lakers vs Suns ticket price for the Staples Center is $340.00 per ticket. The Phoenix Suns vs Lakers game on Jan 19th at the US Airways Center in Phoenix Arizona has a get in the door price of $47.00 per ticket with an average price of $105.00.
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