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NBA Attendance Down 1.2%; Eastern Conference Down 2.2%

The NBA is averaging 16,993 fans per game through January 13, down 1.2% from the same period a year ago. Eastern Conference teams are down 2.2% to date, as nine of 15 teams in the conference are seeing dips at the gate. The Pistons are the only team in the conference seeing a double-digit decline, off 16%. The 76ers rank last in average attendance at 13,313 per game, and are the only team in the conference below 70% capacity. However, beginning with G Allen Iverson's first home game on December 7, the 76ers are averaging 14,390 fans per game through 10 home games, up 20.3% from 11,966 fans for eight games before that date. With the Bobcats in position for their first playoff berth, the franchise is seeing home attendance up a conference-best 6.4% at Time Warner Cable Arena. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for NBA Eastern Conference teams through January 13, with comparisons to the same period last season. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for Western Conference attendance (THE DAILY).

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JANUARY 13
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('08-09)
Bulls
20
412,874
20,644
98.7%
20,968
-1.5%
19
Cavaliers
17
349,554
20,562
100.0%
20,455
0.5%
19
Knicks
19
372,476
19,604
99.2%
19,243
1.9%
16
Celtics
16
297,984
18,624
100.0%
18,624
0.0%
21
Pistons
17
314,901
18,524
83.9%
22,076
-16.1%
18
Raptors
18
318,093
17,672
89.3%
18,904
-6.5%
18
Magic
18
314,298
17,461
100.0%
16,728
4.4%
19
Heat
21
364,912
17,377
88.7%
17,530
-0.9%
18
Wizards
17
289,743
17,044
84.5%
16,796
1.5%
20
Hawks
19
303,376
15,967
85.3%
16,098
-0.8%
19
Bucks
18
268,345
14,908
79.6%
15,254
-2.3%
17
Bobcats
18
264,916
14,718
77.1%
13,827
6.4%
22
Nets
18
246,820
13,712
72.3%
15,100
-9.2%
21
Pacers
19
255,696
13,458
74.1%
13,801
-2.5%
16
76ers
18
239,627
13,313
65.5%
14,013
-5.0%
17
E.C. TOTALS
273
4,613,615
16,900
86.6%
17,280
-2.2%
280
NBA TOTALS
568
9,652,195
16,993
88.8%
17,202
-1.2%
565

NOTES: Teams can exceed 100% capacity because of standing-room-only ticket sales. All attendance figures are based on totals posted immediately following games. It may not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.

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