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Six playoff games hit the Staples Center over the next 72 hours and tickets are still up for grabs. How much you’ll pay, of course, depends not only on where you want to sit, but which team you want to cheer.
According to data from SeatGeek, a ticketing aggregation site, fans can score seats on the secondary market —the world of eBay, StubHub and the like—for as little as $39 (nosebleed seats at Sunday’s Clippers game) or as much as $11,594 (courtside seats at the Lakers’ Friday game). To get a better lay of the ticketing land, see some more SeatGeek analysis below:
Lakers seats cost more: The average price for seats at Game 3 Friday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder is $262, while the average price for seats at Game 4 is $250. That tops the average price of Kings tickets by more than $20.
But that should be expected. Throughout the entire season, the Lakers only played two regular season games that cost spectators an average of $100 or less. And it’s only going to get more pricey if the Heat come to town. The highest average ticket price of the entire season was $357.50 the last time the Miami Heat paid a visit.
$543 buys tickets to all six games: Sure, that money could be spent on a cross-country plane ticket, or something practical, like rent, but considering that these are all playoff games, $543 is a pretty big steal.
If you rather watch the games in luxury, you could buy the most expensive tickets to each game on the secondary market and wind up $1,234 lighter.
Clippers fans get a discount: The cheapest seats of the weekend ($39) are in Section 311 of the Clippers game Sunday. Kings and Lakers fans would have to pay at least four times that amount for the cheapest seat in the house for a seat at any of those games this weekend.
If you're ready to make your purchase, head to SeatGeek.com.