The Los Angeles Lakers return home for a two-game homestand this weekend. They’ll tip-off with the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs on Friday night and square-up with in-state foe Golden State on Sunday night. According to TiqIQ, both games have ticket prices above the secondary market season average for 2014-15 Lakers tickets.
The San Antonio Spurs are off to a slow start so far in their defense of their NBA championship. However, the Spurs won their last two games after starting the season 2-3. They’re also looking to beat their third straight team from California (Clippers on Nov. 10, Golden State on Nov. 11) on Friday night before attempting to sweep all four on Saturday night vs. Sacramento. As expected, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard are leading the way for the Spurs this year. Parker is leading the team in points (19.1 per game) and assists (4.7 per game) while Tim Duncan is dominating the boards (11.5 rebounds per game) and in the paint (1.7 blocks per game). The Lakers are still trying to get things going with their 1-7 record and you know Kobe Bryant will do his best to try to pull off an upset but Los Angeles is going to have their hands full on Friday night. As expected, a game against the Spurs is commanding above average on the secondary ticket market at $244.98 while Lakers fans can expect to pay a get-in price of $47.
On Sunday, the Lakers will face-off against the Golden State Warriors in an in-state matchup. The Warriors are off to a 5-2 start this season but have dropped their last two games to Phoenix and San Antonio. Stephen Curry is leading the way with 26 points per game, 6.9 assists per game and 3 steals per game. He’s also fifth in the NBA this season in PER (player efficiency rating) at 26.5. Lakers fans can expect to pay, on average, $232.66 on the secondary ticket market but can pay a get-in price of $59. This game is just above the average ticket price per Lakers home game this season ($229).