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  • NBA Attendance Up Slightly From '09-10; Heat Top All Teams In Road Attendance

    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 TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    Bulls
    41
    893,462
    21,792
    104.2%
    20,726
    5.1%
    Trail Blazers
    41
    840,924
    20,510
    102.7%
    20,498
    0.1%
    Cavaliers
    41
    824,595
    20,112
    97.8%
    20,562
    -2.2%
    Mavericks
    41
    824,162
    20,102
    104.7%
    19,994
    0.5%
    Heat
    41
    810,930
    19,779
    100.9%
    17,730
    11.6%
    Knicks
    41
    808,879
    19,729
    99.8%
    19,503
    1.2%
    Jazz
    41
    799,982
    19,512
    98.0%
    19,378
    0.7%
    Lakers
    41
    778,877
    18,997
    100.0%
    18,997
    0.0%
    Magic
    41
    777,852
    18,972
    102.6%
    17,461
    8.7%
    Warriors
    41
    766,398
    18,693
    95.4%
    18,027
    3.7%
    Celtics
    41
    763,584
    18,624
    100.0%
    18,624
    0.0%
    Spurs
    41
    750,879
    18,314
    98.6%
    18,090
    1.2%
    Thunder
    41
    744,068
    18,148
    99.7%
    18,004
    0.8%
    Clippers
    41
    727,462
    17,743
    93.1%
    16,343
    8.6%
    Suns
    41
    720,249
    17,567
    95.4%
    17,648
    -0.5%
    Nuggets
    41
    696,568
    16,989
    88.7%
    17,995
    -5.6%
    Wizards
    41
    688,466
    16,792
    83.2%
    16,205
    3.6%
    Pistons
    41
    683,080
    16,660
    75.5%
    18,752
    -11.2%
    Raptors
    41
    680,255
    16,592
    83.8%
    17,897
    -7.3%
    Rockets
    41
    663,839
    16,191
    89.7%
    16,528
    -2.0%
    Bobcats
    41
    649,694
    15,846
    83.1%
    15,824
    0.1%
    Hawks
    41
    641,596
    15,649
    83.6%
    16,546
    -5.4%
    Bucks
    41
    631,912
    15,412
    82.3%
    15,109
    2.0%
    T'Wolves
    41
    624,960
    15,243
    78.8%
    15,102
    0.9%
    76ers
    41
    604,823
    14,752
    72.6%
    14,225
    3.7%
    Hornets
    41
    603,088
    14,709
    85.6%
    15,131
    -2.8%
    Grizzlies
    41
    600,687
    14,651
    80.9%
    13,486
    8.6%
    Nets*
    41
    581,378
    14,180
    75.8%
    13,103
    8.2%
    Kings
    41
    569,496
    13,890
    80.2%
    13,254
    4.8%
    Pacers
    41
    555,077
    13,538
    74.5%
    14,202
    -4.7%
    TOTALS
    1,230
    21,307,222
    17,323
    90.4%
    17,165
    0.9%
                 

    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 ATTENDANCE
    TEAM
    TOTAL
    AVERAGE
    TEAM
    TOTAL
    AVERAGE
    Heat
    797,331
    19,447
    76ers
    703,394
    17,156
    Lakers
    782,589
    19,088
    Nets
    701,058
    17,099
    Celtics
    777,555
    18,965
    Warriors
    699,038
    17,050
    Bulls
    755,676
    18,431
    Hawks
    695,258
    16,958
    Knicks
    739,822
    18,044
    Rockets
    694,684
    16,944
    Thunder
    728,751
    17,774
    Bucks
    693,384
    16,912
    Clippers
    722,179
    17,614
    T'Wolves
    692,322
    16,886
    Suns
    715,961
    17,462
    Raptors
    691,090
    16,856
    Magic
    714,556
    17,428
    Pacers
    690,605
    16,844
    Kings
    713,432
    17,401
    Pistons
    686,024
    16,732
    Spurs
    712,972
    17,390
    Mavericks
    682,952
    16,657
    Jazz
    710,583
    17,331
    Bobcats
    675,411
    16,473
    Nuggets
    708,687
    17,285
    Grizzlies
    674,096
    16,441
    Wizards
    704,905
    17,193
    Trail Blazers
    669,689
    16,334
    Hornets
    704,368
    17,180
    Cavaliers
    664,201
    16,200

     

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