From the Lakers website
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. The First Round playoff schedule is not known until after the end of the regular season, which ends on April 13th, 2011. The schedules for subsequent rounds are not known until the preceding round is completed.
Tickets for the first round of the playoffs will be on-sale to the public at 10am on April 9th. You can get tickets through Ticketmaster.com. and Ticketmaster outlets, but not at the STAPLES Center Box Office. There is a limit to 4 tickets/game for the public on-sale.
You can also try Ticketexchange, where you get seats straight from our season ticket holders. Ticketexchange will have tickets for purchase once the date of the game is confirmed.
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 First Round playoff tickets. The first will be on April 7th from 12-4pm PDT for Lakers season ticket holders and the second on April 8th from 12-4pm PDT for subscribers to our Lakers Promotions email list and members of our season ticket holder waiting list. The presale will take place on Ticketmaster.com. If you are eligible for the presale, you will receive an email with complete details by end of the day on Monday, April 4th.
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.
Sign-up to participate in the pre-sale. To be signed-up you must be subscribed to Lakers Ticket Alerts and Promotions. You must be signed up by April 3rd to take part in the presale for the First Round. If you signed-up after April 3rd, then you will be eligible for future presales, but not the First Round Presale.