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NBA teams are averaging 17,273 fans per game through April 3, flat compared to the same period last year. The Bulls continue to lead all clubs at the gate, filling United Center to 105.5% capacity. The 76ers lead all NBA clubs with a 19.1% jump at the gate compared to last season. No other Eastern Conference team is seeing a double-digit percentage jump at the gate. The Cavaliers are seeing the sharpest drop among all NBA clubs, down 20.9% at Quicken Loans Arena. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for NBA Eastern Conference teams through Tuesday, with comparisons to the same period last year. See tomorrow's issue for Western Conference figures (THE DAILY).NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH APRIL 3
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('10-11) Bulls27595,94222,072105.5%21,7401.5%38 Heat24478,98319,958101.8%19,7701.0%38 Knicks28553,36419,763100.0%19,7270.2%39 Magic28528,64718,880100.2%18,961-0.4%38 Celtics27502,84818,624100.0%18,6240.0%38 76ers29501,49817,29385.1%14,51919.1%37 Raptors28471,27216,83185.0%16,5131.9%38 Wizards27453,88916,81182.9%16,6521.0%38 Cavaliers27429,27615,89977.3%20,096-20.9%38 Bobcats24370,10415,42180.8%15,818-2.5%38 Hawks25377,97715,11980.7%15,533-2.7%39 Bucks24357,44214,89379.6%15,382-3.2%39 Pistons26376,45714,47965.6%16,755-13.6%38 Pacers24334,37913,93276.7%13,4593.5%38 Nets26346,37513,32271.2%14,106-5.6%38 E.C TOTALS3946,678,45316,95086.3%17,180-1.3%572 NBA TOTALS79813,784,08617,27389.9%17,2770.0%1,148
NOTES: NBA teams this year are playing 66-game schedules and started the season in late December, compared to '10-11, when teams played their traditional 82-game schedules and began in late October. All attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.