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  • Kings Rank At Bottom of NBA Attendance While Ownership Saga Continues To Play Out

    The Kings, whose future ownership remains up in the air, finished last in attendance among NBA teams during the regular season with 13,750 fans per game. That figure was down 5% from 14,508 fans during last season's condensed schedule. The Hornets, now have been rebranded the Pelicans, saw the sharpest drop among all NBA teams with attendance down nearly 9%. The T'Wolves also saw a significant drop, down nearly 7% from last season. The Mavericks led all Western Conference teams at the gate with 20,036 fans per game, down 1.5%. The Rockets saw the sharpest uptick among teams in the West, up 8.5%, while the Grizzlies were up 6%. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NBA Western Conference, with comparisons to last season. See yesterday's issue for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).

    NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE
    HOME TEAM
    GMS
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('11-12)
    Mavericks
    41
    821,490
    20,036
    104.4%
    20,335
    -1.5%
    33
    Trail Blazers
    41
    813,012
    19,830
    99.2%
    20,496
    -3.3%
    33
    Warriors
    41
    794,320
    19,374
    98.9%
    18,858
    2.7%
    33
    Clippers
    41
    788,293
    19,227
    100.9%
    19,219
    0.0%
    33
    Lakers
    41
    778,877
    18,997
    100.0%
    18,997
    0.0%
    33
    Jazz
    41
    765,915
    18,681
    93.8%
    19,307
    -3.2%
    33
    Spurs
    41
    755,700
    18,432
    99.2%
    18,397
    0.2%
    33
    Thunder
    41
    746,323
    18,203
    100.0%
    18,203
    0.0%
    33
    Nuggets
    41
    730,616
    17,820
    93.0%
    17,029
    4.6%
    33
    Rockets
    41
    683,564
    16,672
    92.5%
    15,363
    8.5%
    33
    Grizzlies
    41
    681,613
    16,625
    91.8%
    15,710
    5.8%
    33
    T'Wolves
    41
    669,976
    16,341
    84.4%
    17,491
    -6.6%
    33
    Suns
    41
    632,913
    15,437
    83.8%
    15,598
    -1.0%
    33
    Hornets
    41
    565,930
    13,803
    80.3%
    15,110
    -8.6%
    33
    Kings
    41
    563,743
    13,750
    79.4%
    14,508
    -5.2%
    33
    W.C. TOTALS
    615
    10,792,285
    17,548
    93.6%
    17,641
    -0.5%
    495
    NBA TOTALS
    1,229
    21,320,319
    17,348
    90.8%
    17,274
    0.4%
    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.

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