The Los Angeles Lakers are locked into another losing season that will almost certainly have them strapped to the bottom of the Pacific division for the second year in a row. While no one in L.A. is happy about the losing, the slide to the bottom of the division has at least been made easier by a top-five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, as well as some stellar play out of the Lakers’ young talent.
Despite all of the losses piling up, Lakers tickets still continue to return solid value due to Jordan Clarkson’s rise, as well as the impressive play of other young players such as Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black. Jeremy Lin has even enjoyed a slight revival after a disappointing first half, and together this young group has made Lakers games more than watchable.
L.A. probably doesn’t want too much success coming their way as the season winds down (they need to protect their lottery pick), but their solid young talent figures to still scratch and claw their way to a few more wins. Let’s see how the month of April might shake out for the Lake Show as we break down their most expensive and cheapest games over the final month of the regular season.
Most Expensive – 4/5/2015 vs. Los Angeles Clippers | Avg: $208.16 | Get-in: $35 | Staples Center Parking: $3.30
One more clash with the hated Clippers? Yeah, that’ll spike fan interest just a scorch. The Clippers and Lakers not only share a home stadium in the Staples Center, but they also hate each other’s guts. Lob City will be putting the finishing touches on yet another trip to the playoffs, but don’t think for a second this rendition of the Lake Show wouldn’t love to hurt their seeding.
Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are probably going to be way too much to handle down low and Chris Paul should have his way with Jordan Clarkson, but these Lakers don’t back down, regardless of the opponent. Fans will show up for the rivalry and some flashy play out of the Clips, but if Jeremy Lin takes the court (he’s been sitting out with an allergy issue) L.A. could have enough firepower to give it their best shot.
Cheapest – 4/15/2015 vs. Sacramento Kings | Avg: $122.75 | Get-in: $9 | Staples Center Parking: $3.30
The cheapest Lakers game left on the schedule (save for an April 1st clash with the Pelicans) ends up coming on the 15th when the Kings come to town. New Kings head coach George Karl has been resting his guys some to get them healthy, but in the middle of April fans should have a decent shot at seeing studs like DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay suit up.
This one should end up being a can’t miss for Lakers fans, as Boogie and Gay are excellent talents to take in live, but if they end up sitting out L.A.’s odds of winning would only increase. This is also a nice rivalry clash with a divisional foe, which shouldn’t have either side taking this meeting lightly. This matchup caps the season series and is the final game of the year for both clubs, so fans are getting quite a deal at the current price.