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  • NBA Attendance Flat To Date; Grizzlies, Clippers up 8% At Home

    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 TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('09-10)
    Trail Blazers
    25
    511,546
    20,462
    102.4%
    20,462
    0.0%
    29
    Mavericks
    28
    559,039
    19,966
    104.0%
    19,938
    0.1%
    24
    Jazz
    29
    565,622
    19,504
    98.0%
    19,220
    1.5%
    29
    Lakers
    27
    512,919
    18,997
    100.0%
    18,997
    0.0%
    29
    Warriors
    30
    557,251
    18,575
    94.8%
    17,942
    3.5%
    25
    Spurs
    27
    489,609
    18,134
    97.6%
    17,903
    1.3%
    29
    Thunder
    27
    489,226
    18,119
    99.5%
    17,881
    1.3%
    25
    Suns
    28
    487,015
    17,393
    94.4%
    17,301
    0.5%
    25
    Clippers
    30
    517,349
    17,245
    90.5%
    15,965
    8.0%
    25
    Nuggets
    29
    481,044
    16,588
    86.6%
    17,509
    -5.3%
    28
    Rockets
    27
    435,804
    16,141
    89.5%
    16,682
    -3.2%
    25
    Hornets
    28
    411,255
    14,688
    85.5%
    14,853
    -1.1%
    25
    T'Wolves
    27
    391,476
    14,499
    74.9%
    14,459
    0.3%
    27
    Grizzlies
    27
    383,476
    14,203
    78.4%
    13,125
    8.2%
    26
    Kings
    29
    391,327
    13,494
    77.9%
    13,490
    0.0%
    26
    W.C. TOTALS
    418
    7,183,958
    17,187
    91.7%
    17,097
    0.5%
    397
    NBA TOTALS
    821
    14,022,871
    17,080
    89.2%
    17,031
    0.3%
    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.

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