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Volume 24 No. 114

Research and Ratings

The NBA is averaging 17,080 fans per game this season, flat compared to the same period a year ago. Western Conference teams are seeing a slight uptick at the gate, led by the Grizzlies (+8.2%) and Clippers (+8.0%). The Trail Blazers lead all Western Conference clubs, averaging 20,462 fans per game and filling the Rose Garden to 102.4% of capacity. Only three Western Conference teams -- the Nuggets, Rockets and Hornets -- are seeing dips in attendance. The Nuggets are seeing the biggest drop, down 5.3% at Pepsi Center. Listed below is team-by-team attendance for the NBA Western Conference, with comparisons to the same period a year ago. See tomorrow's issue of THE DAILY for Eastern Conference figures (THE DAILY).

NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE THROUGH FEB. 15
HOME TEAM
GMS
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
GMS ('09-10)
Trail Blazers
25
511,546
20,462
102.4%
20,462
0.0%
29
Mavericks
28
559,039
19,966
104.0%
19,938
0.1%
24
Jazz
29
565,622
19,504
98.0%
19,220
1.5%
29
Lakers
27
512,919
18,997
100.0%
18,997
0.0%
29
Warriors
30
557,251
18,575
94.8%
17,942
3.5%
25
Spurs
27
489,609
18,134
97.6%
17,903
1.3%
29
Thunder
27
489,226
18,119
99.5%
17,881
1.3%
25
Suns
28
487,015
17,393
94.4%
17,301
0.5%
25
Clippers
30
517,349
17,245
90.5%
15,965
8.0%
25
Nuggets
29
481,044
16,588
86.6%
17,509
-5.3%
28
Rockets
27
435,804
16,141
89.5%
16,682
-3.2%
25
Hornets
28
411,255
14,688
85.5%
14,853
-1.1%
25
T'Wolves
27
391,476
14,499
74.9%
14,459
0.3%
27
Grizzlies
27
383,476
14,203
78.4%
13,125
8.2%
26
Kings
29
391,327
13,494
77.9%
13,490
0.0%
26
W.C. TOTALS
418
7,183,958
17,187
91.7%
17,097
0.5%
397
NBA TOTALS
821
14,022,871
17,080
89.2%
17,031
0.3%
780
 

NOTES: Teams can exceed 100% capacity because of standing-room-only ticket sales. All attendance figures are based on totals posted immediately following games. They may not reflect any subsequent adjustments made by teams or the league.