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The T'Wolves are averaging 17,684 fans per game through April 3, up a Western Conference-best 16.6% compared to the same period last season. Also seeing healthy gains are the Clippers (+8.4%) and the Grizzlies (+6.2%). Four Western Conference clubs are filling their respective arenas to 100% capacity or better. The Mavericks lead the way with 105.8% capacity, and are seeing a 1.2% jump in attendance compared to last season. The Suns are the only Western Conference club seeing a double-digit percentage decline, down 11.7% to date. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NBA Western Conference through April 3, with comparisons to the same period last season. See Thursday's issue for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH APRIL 3
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('10-11) Trail Blazers28574,08220,50398.6%20,5000.0%38 Mavericks28568,97720,321105.8%20,0731.2%37 Jazz26499,96119,22996.6%19,541-1.6%39 Clippers28537,72219,204100.8%17,7108.4%40 Lakers28531,91618,997100.0%18,9970.0%38 Warriors27512,70018,98996.9%18,6102.0%38 Spurs25458,44718,33898.7%18,2950.2%39 Thunder28509,68418,203100.0%18,1440.3%38 T'Wolves26459,78917,68491.4%15,17316.6%39 Nuggets27457,13016,93188.4%16,8440.5%38 Suns27418,59315,50384.2%17,553-11.7%39 Hornets26383,68614,75785.9%14,812-0.4%38 Grizzlies25385,54915,42285.1%14,5186.2%38 Rockets28422,47215,08883.6%16,193-6.8%38 Kings27384,92514,25682.3%13,7483.7%39 W.C. TOTALS4047,105,63317,58893.5%17,3731.2%576 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.