October 12, 2012 10:00 ET

Brooklyn Nets, LA Lakers Lead NBA Preseason Ticket Sales

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Oct 12, 2012) -  The NBA recently began its 2012 preseason, and so far on, it's the two teams that were perhaps the busiest during the offseason that lead in preseason ticket sales.

The Brooklyn Nets lead the entire NBA in sales for their home preseason games, accounting for more than 15% of preseason ticket sales on In addition to moving from New Jersey to Brooklyn after last season, the Nets also re-signed Deron Willams and traded for star guard Joe Johnson, adding to the excitement for basketball fans in New York's most populous borough.

The Nets had also hoped to acquire center Dwight Howard; instead the Los Angeles Lakers added even more star power to their roster with both Howard and two-time MVP Steve Nash. This helped increase demand for the new-look Lakers' preseason games, which sold about 13.5% of all preseason tickets on

Although the Lakers have sold slightly fewer tickets than the Nets through the online marketplace, the average price per ticket sold for Lakers preseason home games was 64% higher, $82 compared to $50 for the Nets.

The NBA preseason runs through October 26, before the regular season tips-off on October 30.

Sales data is as of 10/11/2012, 11 a.m. EDT. Prices are not set by and may fluctuate based on market demand. Trademarked terms are the property of their respective owners. is an online ticket marketplace and is in no way associated with the trademark owners or teams mentioned.

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