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Lakers 2012 Playoff Tickets

This page has general information regarding Lakers 2012 Playoff tickets. As more details are finalized this page will be updated.

The schedule for the first round is out. View it on our Schedule page. The schedules for later rounds are not known until the preceding round is completed. The NBA playoffs begin the first weekend after the end of the regular season and run through the middle of June. There are 4 rounds to the playoffs; A – First Round, B – Conference Semi-Finals; C – Conference Finals, D – NBA Finals.

Tickets for the first round of the playoffs are on-sale now. You can get tickets through and Ticketmaster outlets. There is a limit to 4 tickets/game.

You can also try Ticket Exchange, where you get seats straight from our season ticket holders. Ticket Exchange is available for the first round. For later rounds, Ticket Exchange will have tickets for purchase once the date of the game is confirmed.

Tickets for the second round will go on-sale to the public on Saturday, May 12th at 10am through and Ticketmaster outlets, but not at the STAPLES Center Box Office.

Tickets for future playoff rounds will go on-sale towards the end of the preceding round. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

The Lakers will have 2 presales for Second Round playoff tickets. The first will be on May 11th from 10am-12pm PDT for Lakers season ticket holders and the second on May 11th from 1-5pm PDT for subscribers to our Lakers Promotions email list and members of our season ticket holder waiting list. The presale will take place on If you are eligible for the presale, you will receive an email with complete details by end of the day on Wednesday, May 9th.

Please visit our Presale FAQ's page for answers to questions we have received from past presales.

Please keep in mind that tickets are in extremely limited supply relative to demand. Participating in the presale is not a guarantee that you will be able to find tickets. With only 4 total games going on-sale, the number of tickets available is low relative to the number of fans looking for tickets, even during the presale.

To participate in the future presales, you must be subscribed to Lakers Ticket Alerts and Promotions. You can review your subscriptions or sign-up to receive ticket information via email here. You must be signed-up by May 7th to participate in the presale for Second Round tickets. If you sign-up after May 7th, you'll will not be able to participate in the Second Round tickets presale, but will be eligible for future presales.

American Express® Presale:
American Express® Cardmembers can get early access to Lakers second round playoff games at the STAPLES Center! Tickets go on-sale on May 11th from 10am-5pm PT. There will be a limit of 4 tickets per game for the American Express Presale.

Cardmembers, please use the "American Express Seating" section to enter the number of tickets desired. Cardmembers eligible for American Express Preferred Seating, enter the 1-800 number on the back of your card in the "American Express Preferred Seating" box (see Terms and Conditions for eligibility).