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Attendance For NBA Western Conference Franchises Remains Flat

NBA Western Conference teams are averaging 17,080 fans per home game this season, relatively flat compared to the same period a year ago. The Trail Blazers remain tops in the conference at 20,468 fans per contest at the Rose Garden, which is flat with last year. Despite remaining near the bottom of the conference standings, the T'Wolves and Kings are seeing a 9% and 8% bump, respectively. After finishing last season with a 20% jump in home gate, the Hornets' disappointing on-court performance this season has contributed to a 13% decline at New Orleans Arena, marking the sharpest drop among Western Conference teams. Below is team-by-team attendance for the NBA Western Conference through January 13, with comparisons to the same period a year ago. See yesterday's Back of the Book section for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).

NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH JANUARY 13
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('08-09)
Trail Blazers
22
450,300
20,468
102.4%
20,541
-0.4%
18
Mavericks
19
378,866
19,940
103.9%
20,008
-0.3%
18
Lakers
24
455,928
18,997
100.0%
18,997
0.0%
22
Jazz
20
378,853
18,943
95.1%
19,896
-4.8%
20
Warriors
16
291,133
18,196
92.9%
18,808
-3.3%
15
Thunder
20
358,143
17,907
98.4%
18,575
-3.6%
20
Spurs
23
410,489
17,847
96.1%
17,845
0.0%
21
Nuggets
20
347,877
17,394
90.8%
16,641
4.5%
20
Suns
19
328,575
17,293
93.9%
18,422
-6.1%
19
Rockets
16
270,124
16,883
93.6%
17,664
-4.4%
17
Clippers
20
314,795
15,740
82.6%
15,155
3.9%
18
Hornets
18
267,201
14,845
86.4%
16,961
-12.5%
17
T'Wolves
20
291,049
14,552
75.2%
13,374
8.8%
19
Kings
21
279,731
13,321
76.9%
12,307
8.2%
20
Grizzlies
17
215,516
12,677
70.0%
12,488
1.5%
21
W.C. Totals
295
5,038,580
17,080
91.0%
17,126
-0.3%
285
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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