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The Heat are the only NBA team seeing a double-digit percentage increase in attendance this season, up 13.5% through Feb. 15. The Bulls lead all NBA teams with 21,543 fans per game at United Center, up 4.2% from a year ago. During their first season at the Amway Center, the Magic are up 8.4% in attendance. The Nets' attendance is flat during their first season at Prudential Center in Newark after leaving Izod Center following last season. The Pistons are seeing the sharpest drop among NBA teams, down almost 10% at the gate. Listed below is attendance for the NBA Eastern Conference, with comparisons to the same period a year ago. See yesterday's issue for Western Conference figures (THE DAILY).NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH FEB. 15
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('09-10) Bulls28603,21321,543103.0%20,6854.2%24 Cavaliers25508,36320,33598.9%20,562-1.1%27 Heat25493,81619,753100.8%17,40513.5%26 Knicks26512,43419,70999.7%19,4881.1%28 Magic28529,94118,926102.3%17,4618.4%25 Celtics29540,09618,624100.0%18,6240.0%24 Pistons28461,96516,49974.7%18,237-9.5%27 Raptors27438,23216,23182.0%17,688-8.2%26 Wizards27436,79916,17880.2%16,891-4.2%25 Bobcats28446,97515,96383.7%15,0785.9%25 Bucks25384,88015,39582.3%15,0392.4%24 Hawks26379,93814,61378.0%16,037-8.9%27 76ers26367,90614,15069.6%13,6953.3%25 Pacers27367,18313,59974.9%13,863-1.9%26 Nets28367,17213,11370.1%13,123-0.1%24 E.C. TOTALS4036,838,91316,97086.7%16,9620.0%383 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.