I've been to quite a few Raps games in my time, even Skydome nosebleed seats. What I can tell you is that even the upper bowl seats at the Air Canada Centre allow for a great live experience. At this point, I cannot afford lower bowl seats so I have no choice, though the view is great from there anyways. If you end up purchasing the tickets and attending the game, I'm sure you'll be pleased. Hope my post helped you in some way.
On another note, are any of those Lakers tickets still available?