Tuesday October 3, 2023

Lakers-Warriors Is Priciest NBA Ticket Ever Outside of NBA Finals

  • Lakers-Warriors has an average purchase price of $726.
  • Outside of NBA Finals matchups, the series is the most-expensive NBA playoff ticket ever.
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Ticket prices for the upcoming Western Conference Semifinals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors are the most-expensive NBA playoff ticket on record outside of an NBA Finals matchup, according to data from TickPick.

The ticket marketplace reports that Warriors-Lakers have an average purchase price of $726. To get into the arena for Games 1-7, the cheapest average ticket price is $446.

Once the Lakers advanced into the semifinals, fans could purchase for LA’s first home game of the series for $298. TickPick notes that once LeBron James’ and the Lakers’ semifinals opponent was determined to be Steph Curry and the Warriors, the cheapest available ticket for LA’s first home game increased by 51% and now sits at $451.  

California basketball teams have had surging ticket demand during the NBA playoffs, as TickPick recorded an average purchase price of $668 for Game 1 of the Sacramento Kings’ first-round home game against the Warriors. 

Game 1 of the Lakers-Warriors semifinals tips off tonight at Chase Center in San Francisco. Here are the lowest “get-in” prices for the series, according to TickPick. 

Current Get-In Prices

GameTicket Cost
Game 1$398
Game 2$427
Game 3$510
Game 4$482
Game 5$497
Game 6$577
Game 7$541
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