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The NBA is averaging 17,080 fans per game this season, flat compared to the same period a year ago. Western Conference teams are seeing a slight uptick at the gate, led by the Grizzlies (+8.2%) and Clippers (+8.0%). The Trail Blazers lead all Western Conference clubs, averaging 20,462 fans per game and filling the Rose Garden to 102.4% of capacity. Only three Western Conference teams -- the Nuggets, Rockets and Hornets -- are seeing dips in attendance. The Nuggets are seeing the biggest drop, down 5.3% at Pepsi Center. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NBA Western Conference, with comparisons to the same period a year ago. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH FEB. 15
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('09-10) Trail Blazers25511,54620,462102.4%20,4620.0%29 Mavericks28559,03919,966104.0%19,9380.1%24 Jazz29565,62219,50498.0%19,2201.5%29 Lakers27512,91918,997100.0%18,9970.0%29 Warriors30557,25118,57594.8%17,9423.5%25 Spurs27489,60918,13497.6%17,9031.3%29 Thunder27489,22618,11999.5%17,8811.3%25 Suns28487,01517,39394.4%17,3010.5%25 Clippers30517,34917,24590.5%15,9658.0%25 Nuggets29481,04416,58886.6%17,509-5.3%28 Rockets27435,80416,14189.5%16,682-3.2%25 Hornets28411,25514,68885.5%14,853-1.1%25 T'Wolves27391,47614,49974.9%14,4590.3%27 Grizzlies27383,47614,20378.4%13,1258.2%26 Kings29391,32713,49477.9%13,4900.0%26 W.C. TOTALS4187,183,95817,18791.7%17,0970.5%397 NBA TOTALS82114,022,87117,08089.2%17,0310.3%780
NOTES: Teams can exceed 100% capacity because of standing-room-only ticket sales. All attendance figures are based on totals posted immediately following games. They may not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.