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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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