Heading into an abbreviated ’11-12 campaign, the Knicks and Lakers lead the L in average home ticket prices, followed by the Heat and Bulls. According to our friends at TiqIQ, seats at the Garden are currently up 56.4 percent from last year, averaging in at $353.62. Despite the sharp rise, Knicks tickets still are a hair cheaper than buying a seat at Staples—the Lakers home ticket average is currently at $365.82. Good luck copping a ticket for when LeBron visits L.A. this March: Average-priced tickets for that showdown are already at $696.10.

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