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Assessing ticket demand for Lakers' opening night

August 20, 2010 |  3:00 pm


We're nearly two months away from the Lakers' season-opener and it's been clear these last few weeks that Laker fans are wondering if they can just hit fast forward. As indicated by some of the early ticket draws, it can't come soon enough., which forecasts the prices of sports and concert tickets on the secondary market, indicates that the Lakers-Rockets home opener is the fourth-most costly home opener at $327 per ticket, according to spokesperson Gavin Skillman. The Suns' home opener against the Lakers is priced at $186. In yet another sign that this Heat-Lakers storyline will never die this season, Miami has the three top spots in league home openers. The Heat's home opener against Orlando marks the NBA's highest-priced event at $500 per ticket; the Celtics' home opener against Miami earns the second top draw at $460; and the 76ers' home opener against the Heat stands at third place at $376 per ticket.

--Mark Medina

Photo: Lakers fans show their support outside Staples Center before the start of Game 6 of the 2010NBA Finals. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times.