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  • NBA Attendance Flat In '11-12; 76ers, T'Wolves Up Big, While Nets Leave Jersey In Last

    NBA teams averaged 17,274 fans per game during the lockout-shortened '11-12 season, flat when compared to the '10-11 campaign. The Bulls again led all teams with 22,161 fans per game at United Center, up 1.7%. The Cavaliers saw the sharpest drop among all clubs, down 20.8% for the club's lowest attendance mark since '02-03, the season before they drafted F LeBron James. The Suns and Pistons also saw sharp drops at the gate. During their final season in New Jersey, the Nets ranked last in NBA attendance with 13,961 fans per game. The 76ers (+18.6%) and T'Wolves (+14.7%) were the only clubs to see a double-digit percentage jump at the gate this season. Listed below is NBA attendance for the '11-12 regular season, with comparisons to last season (THE DAILY).

    '11-12 NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('10-11)
    Bulls
    33
    731,326
    22,161
    105.9%
    21,792
    1.7%
    41
    Heat
    33
    657,855
    19,935
    101.7%
    19,779
    0.8%
    41
    Knicks
    33
    652,179
    19,763
    100.0%
    19,729
    0.2%
    41
    Magic
    33
    623,587
    18,897
    100.3%
    18,972
    -0.4%
    41
    Celtics
    33
    614,592
    18,624
    100.0%
    18,624
    0.0%
    41
    76ers
    33
    577,597
    17,503
    86.1%
    14,752
    18.6%
    41
    Raptors
    33
    555,584
    16,836
    85.0%
    16,592
    1.5%
    41
    Wizards
    33
    552,038
    16,728
    82.5%
    16,792
    -0.4%
    41
    Cavaliers
    33
    525,577
    15,927
    77.5%
    20,112
    -20.8%
    41
    Hawks
    33
    501,593
    15,200
    81.2%
    15,649
    -2.9%
    41
    Bobcats
    33
    486,984
    14,757
    77.4%
    15,846
    -6.9%
    41
    Bucks
    33
    485,717
    14,719
    78.6%
    15,412
    -4.5%
    41
    Pistons
    33
    475,638
    14,413
    65.3%
    16,660
    -13.5%
    41
    Pacers
    33
    467,561
    14,169
    78.0%
    13,538
    4.7%
    41
    Nets
    33
    460,719
    13,961
    74.6%
    14,180
    -1.5%
    41
    E.C. TOTALS
    495
    8,368,547
    16,906
    86.2%
    17,229
    -1.9%
    615
     
    '11-12 NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('10-11)
    Trail Blazers
    33
    676,384
    20,496
    98.6%
    20,510
    -0.1%
    41
    Mavericks
    33
    671,050
    20,335
    105.9%
    20,102
    1.2%
    41
    Jazz
    33
    637,124
    19,307
    97.0%
    19,512
    -1.1%
    41
    Clippers
    33
    634,237
    19,219
    100.8%
    17,743
    8.3%
    41
    Lakers
    33
    626,901
    18,997
    100.0%
    18,997
    0.0%
    41
    Warriors
    33
    622,311
    18,858
    96.2%
    18,693
    0.9%
    41
    Spurs
    33
    607,095
    18,397
    99.0%
    18,314
    0.5%
    41
    Thunder
    33
    600,699
    18,203
    100.0%
    18,148
    0.3%
    41
    T'Wolves
    33
    577,197
    17,491
    90.4%
    15,243
    14.7%
    41
    Nuggets
    33
    561,966
    17,029
    88.9%
    16,989
    0.2%
    41
    Grizzlies
    33
    518,446
    15,710
    86.7%
    14,651
    7.2%
    41
    Suns
    33
    514,718
    15,598
    84.7%
    17,567
    -11.2%
    41
    Rockets
    33
    506,994
    15,363
    85.1%
    16,191
    -5.1%
    41
    Hornets
    33
    498,618
    15,110
    87.9%
    14,709
    2.7%
    41
    Kings
    33
    478,764
    14,508
    83.8%
    13,890
    4.4%
    41
    W.C. TOTALS
    495
    8,732,504
    17,641
    93.9%
    17,417
    1.3%
    615
    NBA TOTALS
    990
    17,101,051
    17,274
    89.9%
    17,323
    -0.3%
    1,230
     

    NOTES: NBA teams this year played a 66-game schedule 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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