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  • NBA Attendance Flat Headed Into All-Star Break; 76ers Up Big At Wells Fargo Center

    With only a pair of games left to be played before the All-Star break, NBA average attendance is flat compared to the same point last season. Four Eastern Conference teams -- the Bulls, Cavaliers, Raptors and Knicks -- occupy the top spots in terms of best attendance, respectively. The Bulls have led NBA attendance for seven straight seasons. Despite having a sub-.500 record, the 76ers have seen a league-best 17.5% surge in average attendance. They are also the only NBA club to see a double-digit increase at the gate. The Kings have sold out every game in the team’s first season at the new Golden 1 Center. The Rockets and Wizards have seen the league’s biggest drop in attendance, while the Nuggets have the league's lowest average at 13,937 fans per game. There are 11 NBA clubs playing at 100% capacity or better at their respective home venues.

    NBA REGULAR-SEASON ATTENDANCE THROUGH FEB. 15
    TEAM
    GAMES
    TOTAL
    AVG.
    % CAP.
    PREV.
    % +/-
    GMS ('15-16)
    Bulls
    27
    583,214
    21,601
    103.3%
    21,754
    -0.7%
    26
    Cavaliers
    29
    596,298
    20,562
    100.0%
    20,562
    0.0%
    26
    Raptors
    29
    575,450
    19,843
    100.2%
    19,844
    0.0%
    24
    Knicks
    29
    574,548
    19,812
    100.0%
    19,812
    0.0%
    29
    Mavericks
    28
    550,348
    19,655
    102.4%
    20,122
    -2.3%
    26
    Jazz
    31
    609,065
    19,647
    98.7%
    19,180
    2.4%
    27
    Heat
    27
    530,187
    19,637
    100.2%
    19,723
    -0.4%
    27
    Warriors
    27
    529,092
    19,596
    100.0%
    19,596
    0.0%
    24
    Trail Blazers
    27
    518,530
    19,205
    99.0%
    19,276
    -0.4%
    27
    Clippers
    26
    496,064
    19,079
    100.1%
    19,163
    -0.4%
    25
    Lakers
    26
    492,534
    18,944
    99.7%
    18,997
    -0.3%
    24
    Celtics
    28
    518,578
    18,521
    99.4%
    18,170
    1.9%
    27
    Spurs
    25
    460,657
    18,426
    100.0%
    18,429
    0.0%
    28
    Thunder
    28
    509,684
    18,203
    100.0%
    18,203
    0.0%
    30
    Magic
    27
    482,641
    17,876
    94.9%
    17,521
    2.0%
    27
    Kings
    27
    475,416
    17,608
    100.0%
    17,263
    2.0%
    26
    Suns
    28
    484,279
    17,296
    94.2%
    17,077
    1.3%
    28
    76ers
    29
    501,323
    17,287
    85.0%
    14,716
    17.5%
    26
    Hornets
    29
    499,662
    17,230
    90.3%
    17,389
    -0.9%
    28
    Pacers
    29
    484,138
    16,694
    91.9%
    16,669
    0.2%
    26
    Rockets
    28
    464,988
    16,607
    92.0%
    17,863
    -7.0%
    29
    Grizzlies
    29
    475,476
    16,396
    90.5%
    17,026
    -3.7%
    28
    Wizards
    31
    502,620
    16,214
    79.6%
    17,428
    -7.0%
    27
    Pelicans
    29
    464,765
    16,026
    95.0%
    16,623
    -3.6%
    26
    Hawks
    27
    427,892
    15,848
    87.8%
    16,396
    -3.3%
    26
    Bucks
    28
    431,373
    15,406
    82.3%
    14,926
    3.2%
    23
    Pistons
    28
    429,802
    15,350
    75.9%
    16,281
    -5.7%
    26
    Nets
    31
    475,485
    15,338
    86.5%
    14,802
    3.6%
    31
    T'Wolves
    32
    455,249
    14,227
    73.5%
    14,136
    0.6%
    28
    Nuggets
    28
    389,957
    13,927
    72.8%
    13,937
    -0.1%
    26
    TOTALS
    847
    14,989,315
    17,697
    92.9%
    17,745
    -0.3%
    801

    NOTES: * = The Kings are playing their first season in Golden 1 Center (capacity: 17,608), having moved from Sleep Train Arena (17,317) after the '15-16 season. ** = Figures include designated home games in London for the Kings last season and Nuggets this season, and in Mexico City for the Suns this season.

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