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T'Wolves Lead All Western Conference Teams With 16.6% Attendance Bump At Target Center

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 TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('10-11)
Trail Blazers
28
574,082
20,503
98.6%
20,500
0.0%
38
Mavericks
28
568,977
20,321
105.8%
20,073
1.2%
37
Jazz
26
499,961
19,229
96.6%
19,541
-1.6%
39
Clippers
28
537,722
19,204
100.8%
17,710
8.4%
40
Lakers
28
531,916
18,997
100.0%
18,997
0.0%
38
Warriors
27
512,700
18,989
96.9%
18,610
2.0%
38
Spurs
25
458,447
18,338
98.7%
18,295
0.2%
39
Thunder
28
509,684
18,203
100.0%
18,144
0.3%
38
T'Wolves
26
459,789
17,684
91.4%
15,173
16.6%
39
Nuggets
27
457,130
16,931
88.4%
16,844
0.5%
38
Suns
27
418,593
15,503
84.2%
17,553
-11.7%
39
Hornets
26
383,686
14,757
85.9%
14,812
-0.4%
38
Grizzlies
25
385,549
15,422
85.1%
14,518
6.2%
38
Rockets
28
422,472
15,088
83.6%
16,193
-6.8%
38
Kings
27
384,925
14,256
82.3%
13,748
3.7%
39
W.C. TOTALS
404
7,105,633
17,588
93.5%
17,373
1.2%
576
NBA TOTALS
798
13,784,086
17,273
89.9%
17,277
0.0%
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.

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