Photo of the court at the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks.

The 2012-2013 NBA season was much like the 2011-2012 season in result. The Miami Heat repeated as NBA champions by defeating the San Antonio Spurs in game 7 of the NBA Finals. Lebron James was once again, crowned the league's MVP and was the Eastern Conference player of the month in all but one month.

Here is how all 30 NBA teams fared in attendance during the 2012-2013 season. 

 

Venue/Team

Total Season Attendance

Avg. Nightly Attendance

Percentage of Capacity

1. United Center (Bulls)

896944

21876

104.60%

2. American Airlines Center (Mavericks)

821490

20036

104.40%

3. American Airlines Arena (Heat)

819290

19982

102.00%

4. Moda Center (Trail Blazers)

813012

19829

95.40%

5. Oracle Arena (Warriors)

794320

19373

98.90%

6. Staples Center (Clippers)

788293

19226

100.90%

7. Madison Square Garden (Knicks)

780353

19033

96.30%

8. Staples Center (Lakers)

778877

18997

99.70%

9. EnergySolutions Arena (Jazz)

765915

18680

93.80%

10. TD Garden (Celtics)

744960

18624

100.00%

11. AT&T Center (Spurs)

755700

18431

99.20%

12. Chesapeake Energy Arena (Thunder)

746323

18203

100.00%

13. Air Canada Centre (Raptors)

743936

18144

91.60%

14. Pepsi Center (Nuggets)

730616

17819

93.00%

15. Amway Center (Magic)

721414

17595

93.40%

16. Barclays Center (Nets)

704702

17187

94.90%

17. Wells Fargo Center (76ers)

685412

16717

82.20%

18. Toyota Center (Rockets)

683564

16672

92.40%

19. Fedex Forum (Grizzlies)

681613

16624

91.80%

20. Verizon Center (Wizards)

670070

16343

80.60%

21. Target Center (Timberwolves)

669956

16340

84.40%

22. Quicken Loans Arena (Cavaliers)

663882

16192

78.70%

23. US Airways Center (Suns)

632913

15436

83.80%

24. Time Warner Cable Arena (Hornets)

628293

15324

80.30%

25. BankersLife Fieldhouse (Pacers)

626069

15269

84.10%

26. Philips Arena (Hawks)

620146

15125

80.80%

27. BMO Harris Bradley Center (Bucks)

616469

15035

80.30%

28. Palace of Auburn Hills (Pistons)

606094

14782

67.00%

29. Smoothie King Center (Pelicans)

565930

13803

80.30%

30. Sleep Train Arena (Kings)

563743

13749

79.40%

 

For the 4th straight season, the Chicago Bulls led the NBA in overall attendance. Four arenas averaged more than 100% of their capacities including the United Center, Staples Center, American Airlines Center and American Airlines Arena. The Sacramento Kings' home arena changed names from the Power Balance Pavilion to Sleep Train Arena. This would be the final year that New Orleans' franchise would be known as the Hornets and would go on to change their name to the Pelicans. The Brooklyn Nets went from dead last in attendance during the 2011-2012 campaign to 16th in attendance during the 2012-2013 season. The reason? They changed venues and moved from the Prudential Center in Newark to the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the NBA's newest arena. Watch the same happen when the NHL's Islanders move from Long Island to the Barclays Center for the 2015 season.  

Once again, the Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings finished in the bottom 5 in overall attendance.  With a core nucleus of James Harden, Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons, the Houston Rockets and the Toyota Center drew 180,000 more fans than the previous season. 

 

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