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At a time when families are being increasingly cautious with their entertainment dollar as a result of the recent economic downturn, demand for tickets to the Lakers-Celtics Christmas Day showdown is still as strong as ever. The average resale price on StubHub, an online marketplace for buyers and sellers of tickets, for a ticket to the game is about $334 -- highest of any regular-season game this year and more than twice the $148 average last year's Lakers-Suns Christmas game fetched.

Hat tip NBC-LA

A closer look at ticket prices for the Christmas Day showdown:

$10: The cheapest face-value ticket to the Lakers-Celtics game

$315: The most expensive face value ticket to the game

$10,811: The most expensive selling price on StubHub for a courtside ticket to the game

$334: The average selling price on StubHub for a ticket to the Lakers-Celtics game

$70: The average selling price on StubHub for a ticket to one of this year's other Christmas games

$872: The average selling price on StubHub for a ticket to last season's NBA Finals in LA