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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 21EASTERN CONFERENCETEAM'05 DATESTOTALAVG.% CAP'04 AVG.%+/-'04 DATESPistons366,22822,076100.0%22,0760.0%5Bulls483,07320,76895.7%19,8254.8%3Heat6118,59619,766100.8%19,5011.4%6Cavaliers592,95618,59190.4%17,9263.7%5Wizards474,25518,56492.0%16,23414.4%4Knicks353,04117,68089.5%19,573-9.7%4Nets6102,98317,16485.1%13,93523.2%7Bucks351,32317,10891.4%16,7792.0%4Raptors7119,70717,10186.4%16,6192.9%5Pacers585,33217,06693.0%16,4353.8%5Bobcats585,14317,02989.5%16,3374.2%5Celtics7116,23916,60689.2%15,1139.9%676ers8124,16415,52176.4%16,714-7.1%6Hawks^229,79914,90079.6%14,8830.1%4Magic574,44014,88886.1%14,7411.0%4EAST TOTALS731,277,27917,49789.1%16,9972.9%73
WESTERN CONFERENCETEAM'05 DATESTOTALAVG.% CAP'04 AVG.%+/-'04 DATESMavericks481,14220,286105.7%19,8522.2%5Lakers594,98518,997100.0%18,9970.0%5Spurs593,98518,797100.0%18,0314.2%4Hornets592,83018,56696.9%14,69426.4%6Warriors6106,34817,72590.5%15,68713.0%5Kings6103,90217,317100.0%17,3170.0%5Jazz585,55517,11185.9%19,543-12.4%4Suns6101,59416,93291.9%18,422-8.1%3Grizzlies466,47716,61991.7%17,861-7.0%4Supersonics466,12916,53296.8%14,86311.2%5Nuggets698,04616,34185.6%16,783-2.6%7Rockets465,13716,28490.6%15,0518.2%5Clippers463,67515,91983.5%15,9110.0%5Trail Blazers575,58015,11675.7%16,751-9.8%5T'Wolves687,44814,57575.3%16,466-11.5%4WEST TOTALS751,282,83317,10490.8%16,9540.9%72NBA TOTALS1482,560,11217,29890.0%16,9751.9%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).