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NBA teams averaged 17,348 fans per game during the '12-13 regular season, relatively flat compared to the figure during the lockout-shortened '11-12 season. The Bulls topped all clubs for the fourth straight season with an average of 21,877 fans per game, down just over 1% from the club's average last season. The Nets led all clubs in gains during their first season at Barclays Center (+23%), and the team was the only one to see a double-digit percentage gain at the gate. Eastern Conference teams also seeing bigger gains at the gate were the Raptors (+8%) and Pacers (+8%). The Pistons finished last among Eastern Conference teams at the gate with an average of 14,783. The club as recently as the '08-09 season was the league leader in attendance. The Magic saw the sharpest drop among Eastern Conference clubs, down 7%. Listed below is NBA Eastern Conference attendance for the '12-13 regular season, with comparisons to last season. See tomorrow's issue for Western Conference figures (THE DAILY).NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
HOME TEAMGMSTOTALAVG.% CAP.PREV.% +/-GMS ('11-12) Bulls41896,94421,877104.6%22,161-1.3%33 Heat41819,29019,983102.0%19,9350.2%33 Knicks*41780,35319,033100.0%19,763-3.7%33 Celtics**40744,96018,624100.0%18,6240.0%33 Raptors41743,93618,14591.6%16,8367.8%33 Magic41721,41417,59591.8%18,897-6.9%33 Nets^41704,70217,18896.9%13,96123.1%33 76ers41685,41216,71782.2%17,503-4.5%33 Wizards41670,07016,34380.5%16,728-2.3%33 Cavaliers41663,88216,19278.7%15,9271.7%33 Bobcats41628,29315,32480.3%14,7573.8%33 Pacers41626,06915,27084.1%14,1697.8%33 Hawks41620,14615,12682.9%15,200-0.5%33 Bucks41616,46915,03680.3%14,7192.2%33 Pistons^^41606,09414,78367.2%14,4132.6%33 E.C. TOTALS61410,528,03417,14788.0%16,9061.4%495 NBA TOTALS1,22921,320,31917,34890.8%17,2740.4%990
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, when teams played their traditional 82-game schedules and 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 Celtics-Pacers game scheduled for April 16 was canceled due to the Boston Marathon bombings. ^ = The Nets are playing in the Barclays Center this season, having relocated from New Jersey and Prudential Center following the '11-12 season. ^^ = Includes a designated Pistons home game played at the O2 Arena in London against the Knicks in January.