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NBA Attendance Down Slightly; 76ers Replace Bulls As Leader

Heading into the All-Star break, NBA  teams are averaging 17,704 fans per game, down slightly compared to the same point last season.The 76ers lead all teams with an average of 20,413 fans at Wells Fargo Center, supplanting the Bulls at the top, who have led the league in attendance for nine consecutive seasons. The Nuggets have seen the biggest increase of all teams at the gate, up 9.7%, followed closely by the Hawks (+8.0%) and Pacers (+7.3%). The Magic hosted a pair of regular season games in Mexico City in December, while the Wizards played host to the Knicks in London in January. The T'Wolves, Suns and Nets are seeing the biggest drops in attendance to date.

NBA ATTENDANCE THROUGH FEB. 13
TEAM
DATES
TOTAL
AVG.
% CAP.
PREV.
% +/-
DATES
('16-17)
76ers
30
612,404
20,413
100.40%
20,550
-0.7%
28
Mavericks
29
578,023
19,932
103.80%
19,757
0.9%
30
Raptors
29
574,588
19,813
100.10%
19,822
0.0%
28
Bulls
29
574,534
19,812
94.70%
20,625
-3.9%
29
Heat
27
529,605
19,615
100.10%
19,620
0.0%
26
Warriors
29
568,284
19,596
100.00%
19,596
0.0%
29
Trail Blazers
32
620,946
19,405
99.80%
19,256
0.8%
28
Cavaliers
29
561,530
19,363
99.60%
20,562
-5.8%
27
Lakers
28
531,916
18,997
100.00%
18,906
0.5%
28
Knicks
27
512,737
18,990
95.90%
19,347
-1.8%
28
Celtics
31
577,344
18,624
100.00%
18,624
0.0%
32
Nuggets
29
531,596
18,331
93.90%
16,716
9.7%
30
Jazz
28
512,568
18,306
100.00%
17,723
3.3%
27
Spurs
29
529,313
18,252
99.40%
18,386
-0.7%
28
Thunder
27
491,481
18,203
100.00%
18,203
0.0%
30
Rockets
29
523,601
18,055
100.00%
17,779
1.6%
29
Bucks*
28
488,058
17,431
100.50%
16,315
6.8%
29
Magic
31
537,277
17,332
91.60%
18,033
-3.9%
27
Wizards
28
483,757
17,277
85.10%
17,843
-3.2%
27
Clippers
28
481,491
17,196
90.20%
16,855
2.0%
28
Kings
30
508,111
16,937
96.30%
17,583
-3.7%
25
Pacers
30
503,160
16,772
93.60%
15,624
7.3%
31
Hornets
28
447,827
15,994
83.80%
16,438
-2.7%
30
Pelicans
28
440,766
15,742
93.30%
16,211
-2.9%
27
Pistons
30
471,463
15,715
76.70%
17,139
-8.3%
31
Grizzlies
29
443,404
15,290
85.90%
15,878
-3.7%
30
Hawks
26
393,425
15,132
91.20%
14,007
8.0%
30
T'Wolves
29
436,772
15,061
79.40%
16,741
-10.0%
31
Suns
29
433,455
14,947
82.80%
16,559
-9.7%
30
Nets
30
432,224
14,407
81.30%
15,762
-8.6%
32
TOTALS
866
15,331,660
17,704
94.00%
17,843
-0.8%
865
NOTES: Figures include designated home games in London for the Wizards this season and 76ers last season, and in Mexico City for the Magic this season and the Nets last season. * = Last season the Bucks hosted the Celtics for one game at the old MECCA arena (11,046).
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