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  • Turnstile Tracker: Change Of Venue Helps Hornets At Gate

    The following presents NBA ticket sales through November 21, with comparisons to ’04. New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets ticket sales are up 26.4% from last year. The Nets also posted strong ticket-sales gains, up 23.2% from ’04. The Jazz saw the largest decline in sales, down 12.4% from last year (THE DAILY).

    NBA TICKET SALES THROUGH NOVEMBER 21
    EASTERN CONFERENCE
    TEAM
    '05 DATES
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP
    '04 AVG.
    %+/-
    '04 DATES
    Pistons
    3
    66,228
    22,076
    100.0%
    22,076
    0.0%
    5
    Bulls
    4
    83,073
    20,768
    95.7%
    19,825
    4.8%
    3
    Heat
    6
    118,596
    19,766
    100.8%
    19,501
    1.4%
    6
    Cavaliers
    5
    92,956
    18,591
    90.4%
    17,926
    3.7%
    5
    Wizards
    4
    74,255
    18,564
    92.0%
    16,234
    14.4%
    4
    Knicks
    3
    53,041
    17,680
    89.5%
    19,573
    -9.7%
    4
    Nets
    6
    102,983
    17,164
    85.1%
    13,935
    23.2%
    7
    Bucks
    3
    51,323
    17,108
    91.4%
    16,779
    2.0%
    4
    Raptors
    7
    119,707
    17,101
    86.4%
    16,619
    2.9%
    5
    Pacers
    5
    85,332
    17,066
    93.0%
    16,435
    3.8%
    5
    Bobcats
    5
    85,143
    17,029
    89.5%
    16,337
    4.2%
    5
    Celtics
    7
    116,239
    16,606
    89.2%
    15,113
    9.9%
    6
    76ers
    8
    124,164
    15,521
    76.4%
    16,714
    -7.1%
    6
    Hawks^
    2
    29,799
    14,900
    79.6%
    14,883
    0.1%
    4
    Magic
    5
    74,440
    14,888
    86.1%
    14,741
    1.0%
    4
    EAST TOTALS
    73
    1,277,279
    17,497
    89.1%
    16,997
    2.9%
    73

    WESTERN CONFERENCE
    TEAM
    '05 DATES
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP
    '04 AVG.
    %+/-
    '04 DATES
    Mavericks
    4
    81,142
    20,286
    105.7%
    19,852
    2.2%
    5
    Lakers
    5
    94,985
    18,997
    100.0%
    18,997
    0.0%
    5
    Spurs
    5
    93,985
    18,797
    100.0%
    18,031
    4.2%
    4
    Hornets
    5
    92,830
    18,566
    96.9%
    14,694
    26.4%
    6
    Warriors
    6
    106,348
    17,725
    90.5%
    15,687
    13.0%
    5
    Kings
    6
    103,902
    17,317
    100.0%
    17,317
    0.0%
    5
    Jazz
    5
    85,555
    17,111
    85.9%
    19,543
    -12.4%
    4
    Suns
    6
    101,594
    16,932
    91.9%
    18,422
    -8.1%
    3
    Grizzlies
    4
    66,477
    16,619
    91.7%
    17,861
    -7.0%
    4
    Supersonics
    4
    66,129
    16,532
    96.8%
    14,863
    11.2%
    5
    Nuggets
    6
    98,046
    16,341
    85.6%
    16,783
    -2.6%
    7
    Rockets
    4
    65,137
    16,284
    90.6%
    15,051
    8.2%
    5
    Clippers
    4
    63,675
    15,919
    83.5%
    15,911
    0.0%
    5
    Trail Blazers
    5
    75,580
    15,116
    75.7%
    16,751
    -9.8%
    5
    T'Wolves
    6
    87,448
    14,575
    75.3%
    16,466
    -11.5%
    4
    WEST TOTALS
    75
    1,282,833
    17,104
    90.8%
    16,954
    0.9%
    72
    NBA TOTALS
    148
    2,560,112
    17,298
    90.0%
    16,975
    1.9%
    145

    ^ = While the Hawks played three home games through November 21, no ticket sales were reported for the November 8 Lakers-Hawks game. The Hawks’ ’05 numbers, presented above, are for the two games with reported figures (THE DAILY).

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