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  • NBA Attendance Relatively Flat Compared To Prior Seasons; Kings Down In Sacramento

    NBA teams are averaging 17,135 fans per game heading into All-Star Weekend, flat compared to same period during the lockout-shortened season in '11-12, but down slightly compared to same period during the '10-11 season. The Bulls lead all clubs with 21,736 fans per game, down slightly from previous seasons, but still enough to pack United Center to 103.9% capacity. The Nets' move to Brooklyn is paying dividends at the gate. The team is up an NBA-best 23% compared to last season, and up 22% compared to two seasons ago. With the Kings' future in Sacramento uncertain, the team is seeing attendance drop at Sleep Train Arena. The club's attendance is down an NBA-worst 10% to date. Listed below is NBA team-by-team attendance through Feb. 14, with comparisons to similar periods the last two seasons (THE DAILY).

    NBA ATTENDANCE THROUGH FEB. 14
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    %
    CAP.
    1-YR
    % +/-
    GMS
    ('11-12)
    2-YR
    % +/-
    GMS
    ('10-11)
    Bulls
    27
    586,875
    21,736
    103.9%
    -0.6%
    11
    -1.9%
    33
    Mavericks
    25
    499,206
    19,968
    104.0%
    -1.3%
    16
    -1.8%
    33
    Heat
    26
    518,072
    19,926
    101.7%
    0.2%
    14
    0.0%
    33
    Trail Blazers
    25
    492,688
    19,708
    98.6%
    -3.8%
    15
    -3.8%
    33
    Warriors
    23
    441,592
    19,200
    98.0%
    2.4%
    16
    1.8%
    33
    Clippers
    26
    498,997
    19,192
    100.7%
    -0.5%
    13
    -0.1%
    33
    Knicks*
    27
    513,891
    19,033
    100.0%
    -3.7%
    14
    -3.7%
    33
    Lakers
    27
    512,919
    18,997
    100.0%
    0.0%
    14
    0.0%
    33
    Jazz
    26
    489,106
    18,812
    94.5%
    -3.2%
    16
    -2.6%
    33
    Celtics
    29
    540,096
    18,624
    100.0%
    0.0%
    18
    0.0%
    33
    Spurs
    24
    441,661
    18,403
    99.0%
    1.4%
    14
    0.0%
    33
    Thunder
    26
    473,278
    18,203
    100.0%
    0.0%
    11
    0.0%
    33
    Raptors
    27
    487,474
    18,055
    91.2%
    7.3%
    13
    7.2%
    33
    Magic
    28
    497,752
    17,777
    93.5%
    -5.8%
    16
    -5.9%
    33
    Nuggets
    25
    429,868
    17,195
    89.8%
    2.6%
    15
    1.0%
    33
    Nets**
    29
    495,600
    17,090
    96.4%
    23.0%
    13
    22.4%
    33
    T'Wolves
    25
    414,798
    16,592
    85.7%
    -3.0%
    17
    -5.1%
    33
    Grizzlies
    29
    475,348
    16,391
    90.5%
    9.5%
    15
    4.3%
    33
    76ers
    29
    471,454
    16,257
    80.0%
    1.1%
    18
    -7.1%
    33
    Rockets
    26
    421,995
    16,231
    90.1%
    17.4%
    13
    5.6%
    33
    Cavaliers
    25
    398,619
    15,945
    77.5%
    -0.5%
    12
    0.1%
    33
    Wizards
    25
    396,958
    15,878
    78.3%
    -2.1%
    16
    -5.1%
    33
    Bobcats
    26
    404,275
    15,549
    81.5%
    -9.0%
    13
    5.4%
    33
    Suns
    25
    376,433
    15,057
    81.7%
    -1.2%
    12
    -3.5%
    33
    Hawks
    26
    383,649
    14,756
    80.9%
    -2.9%
    14
    -2.9%
    33
    Pacers
    26
    375,269
    14,433
    79.5%
    -0.6%
    11
    1.9%
    33
    Bucks
    26
    374,654
    14,410
    77.0%
    -4.2%
    13
    -2.1%
    33
    Pistons***
    30
    418,128
    13,938
    63.5%
    9.5%
    16
    -3.3%
    33
    Hornets
    24
    322,549
    13,440
    78.2%
    -6.0%
    17
    -11.1%
    33
    Kings
    26
    348,857
    13,418
    77.5%
    -10.1%
    12
    -7.5%
    33
    NBA TOTALS
    788
    13,502,061
    17,135
    89.6%
    0.0%
    428
    -0.8%
    990
                     

    NOTES: NBA teams last season played a 66-game schedule that began in late December, compared to this season, with teams playing the traditional 82-game schedule that began in late October. * = With the ongoing renovation of MSG, 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 Prudential Center. *** = Includes a designated Pistons home game played at O2 Arena in London against the Knicks in January.

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