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

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 16 / 17

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 l...

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