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NBA Attendance Just Below '11-12 Year-End Figure; Pistons' Games Under 60% Capacity

NBA teams are averaging 17,081 fans per game this season to date, down slightly from the league's average at the end of last season. The Bulls continue to lead all clubs, averaging 21,599 fans per game at United Center. During the team's first season at Barclays Center, the Nets are averaging 16,880 fans per game, which ranks the club 17th in league attendance. The Nets finished last season ranked last in attendance with 13,961 fans per game. The Kings are ranked last in the league in attendance with 12,574 fans per game. Only one team -- the Pistons -- has less than 60% capacity for its home games to date (57.5%) (THE DAILY).

NBA REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE THROUGH NOV. 27
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
Bulls
7
151,195
21,599
103.3%
Trail Blazers
7
141,547
20,221
101.2%
Heat
6
119,662
19,944
101.8%
Mavericks
8
158,270
19,784
103.0%
Clippers
8
152,566
19,071
100.1%
Knicks*
5
95,165
19,033
100.0%
Lakers
10
189,970
18,997
100.0%
Raptors
6
113,086
18,848
95.2%
Warriors
6
112,881
18,814
96.0%
Jazz
6
112,618
18,770
94.3%
Celtics
7
130,368
18,624
100.0%
Spurs
6
109,402
18,234
98.1%
Thunder
9
163,827
18,203
100.0%
Cavaliers
5
90,187
18,037
87.7%
Magic
7
123,816
17,688
93.9%
Nuggets
5
87,758
17,552
91.6%
Nets**
8
135,042
16,880
95.2%
T'Wolves
6
100,863
16,811
86.8%
Grizzlies
7
115,838
16,548
91.3%
Rockets
8
126,020
15,753
87.4%
76ers
10
155,922
15,592
76.7%
Wizards
6
92,431
15,405
75.9%
Bobcats
8
120,828
15,104
79.2%
Suns
8
120,509
15,064
81.8%
Hawks
6
88,135
14,689
80.5%
Pacers
6
86,973
14,496
79.8%
Hornets
6
84,324
14,054
81.8%
Bucks
6
84,256
14,043
75.0%
Pistons
6
76,228
12,705
57.5%
Kings
9
113,168
12,574
72.6%
TOTALS
208
3,552,855
17,081
89.6%
         

NOTES: All attendance data is based on totals posted immediately following games. Figures do not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league. Last season NBA teams played 66-game schedules that started in late December, compared to this season, with teams playing their traditional 82-game schedules that began in late October. * = With the ongoing renovation of Madison Square Garden, capacity for Knicks games is now 19,033, down from the previous capacity of 19,763. ** = The Nets are playing in Barclays Center this season, having relocated from New Jersey following the '11-12 season.

 

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