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NBA teams averaged 17,323 fans per game this season, up slightly from 17,165 last season. The Bulls led all teams for the second straight year with 21,792 fans per game, up 5.1% from their home mark last year. The Heat saw the biggest gain, up 11.6% at AmericanAirlines Arena, while the Pistons saw the sharpest drop, down 11.2% at the Palace of Auburn Hills. During their first season at Amway Center, the Magic saw attendance rise 8.7%. The Nets played their first season at Prudential Center, with attendance up 8.2%. Listed below is home attendance for each NBA team, with comparisons to last season's figures.'10-11 NBA REGULAR SEASON HOME ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/- Bulls41893,46221,792104.2%20,7265.1% Trail Blazers41840,92420,510102.7%20,4980.1% Cavaliers41824,59520,11297.8%20,562-2.2% Mavericks41824,16220,102104.7%19,9940.5% Heat41810,93019,779100.9%17,73011.6% Knicks41808,87919,72999.8%19,5031.2% Jazz41799,98219,51298.0%19,3780.7% Lakers41778,87718,997100.0%18,9970.0% Magic41777,85218,972102.6%17,4618.7% Warriors41766,39818,69395.4%18,0273.7% Celtics41763,58418,624100.0%18,6240.0% Spurs41750,87918,31498.6%18,0901.2% Thunder41744,06818,14899.7%18,0040.8% Clippers41727,46217,74393.1%16,3438.6% Suns41720,24917,56795.4%17,648-0.5% Nuggets41696,56816,98988.7%17,995-5.6% Wizards41688,46616,79283.2%16,2053.6% Pistons41683,08016,66075.5%18,752-11.2% Raptors41680,25516,59283.8%17,897-7.3% Rockets41663,83916,19189.7%16,528-2.0% Bobcats41649,69415,84683.1%15,8240.1% Hawks41641,59615,64983.6%16,546-5.4% Bucks41631,91215,41282.3%15,1092.0% T'Wolves41624,96015,24378.8%15,1020.9% 76ers41604,82314,75272.6%14,2253.7% Hornets41603,08814,70985.6%15,131-2.8% Grizzlies41600,68714,65180.9%13,4868.6% Nets*41581,37814,18075.8%13,1038.2% Kings41569,49613,89080.2%13,2544.8% Pacers41555,07713,53874.5%14,202-4.7% TOTALS1,23021,307,22217,32390.4%17,1650.9%
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. * = Nets attendance includes two designated home games against the Raptors played at The O2 arena in London in March.
BIG THREE'S COMPANY: The Heat led all NBA clubs in road attendance this season with an average of 19,447 fans per game, up 7.8% from their mark last year. The Cavaliers, who ranked second last year with an average of 19,201 fans for road games, finished last this season with a road average of 16,200. The Lakers, who led all teams on the road last season with 19,267 fans per game, finished second with 19,088 this season (THE DAILY).'10-11 NBA TEAM ROAD ATTENDANCETEAMTOTALAVERAGETEAMTOTALAVERAGEHeat797,33119,44776ers703,39417,156Lakers782,58919,088Nets701,05817,099Celtics777,55518,965Warriors699,03817,050Bulls755,67618,431Hawks695,25816,958Knicks739,82218,044Rockets694,68416,944Thunder728,75117,774Bucks693,38416,912Clippers722,17917,614T'Wolves692,32216,886Suns715,96117,462Raptors691,09016,856Magic714,55617,428Pacers690,60516,844Kings713,43217,401Pistons686,02416,732Spurs712,97217,390Mavericks682,95216,657Jazz710,58317,331Bobcats675,41116,473Nuggets708,68717,285Grizzlies674,09616,441Wizards704,90517,193Trail Blazers669,68916,334Hornets704,36817,180Cavaliers664,20116,200