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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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