The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t build off their strong finish to the month of February, as March continued to add woes to the 2014-15 regular season.
After winning the last three games in February against the Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz and Milwaukee Bucks, the Lake Show dropped five consecutive to the Oklahoma City, Charlotte Hornets, Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks. Although the five-game skid looks bad, all five losses were by seven points or fewer. If the ball bounces differently for a few plays, the Lakers could’ve easily been on the other side of some of those losses.
Rookie guard Jordan Clarkson has been a bright spot for the Lakers. Against the Grizzlies, Clarkson scored a career-high 25 points while racking up six assists and four rebounds. In the last 10 games, Clarkson is averaging 15.7 points with 4.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists. If this season brings any positives, one important one may be finding out about Clarkson, a 6’5” tall, athletic point guard that causes many matchup problems.
The Lakers have three home games this week against the Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks and the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks. The game against the Knicks on March 12th has the highest average ticket price at $129.73 with a walk-in price of $13. The Hawks follow closely behind with an average ticket price of $126.78 with a walk-in price of $15 on Sunday night, while the lowest average ticket price is tonight’s game against the Detroit Pistons, with an average of $65.77 and a walk-in price in the single digits, $9.
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The Lakers are looking to see what pieces of the roster they can keep for the rebuild next season. The Lakers playing on the court are certainly trying their hardest with these close losses, as they know their play this year can have a huge impact on their lives next season.