The average NBA ticket price fell 2.5% this season after declining 2.8% last season, Team Marketing Report, a sports business publisher, said Wednesday.

The average nonpremium ticket now costs $48, according to the Associated Press, which reported the news. Teams that have suffered some of the biggest drops include the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons, which each has seen ticket prices plunge 10%. Overall, Memphis Grizzlies tickets cost the least, at an average of $23.

Meanwhile, tickets to see the Los Angeles Lakers, which won the last two championships, cost the most. Lakers tickets grew 2.1% to an average of $95. The New York Knicks have the second most-expensive tickets, at $89, while the Boston Celtics are third at $69.

The average NBA attendance fell about 2% last year to 17,149 spectators per game.

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Ed Clark

The NBA can't drop prices low enough to watch what they trot out every night to pass off as legitimate sports. Who wants to pay those prices to enrich arrogant hoodlems.

November 27 2010 at 9:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

maybe people dont want to spend their money to watch officials make pansy calls and not let the game be played as it should. get a foul for shrugging your shoulders or looking crosseyed at the idiots. must take some of the passion out of the game.

November 24 2010 at 10:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why anyone watches basketball, football or baseball is beyond me. Everyone knows it's fake. Wrestling the true sport.

November 24 2010 at 9:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That is almost 3%! Now I can afford to go to a half of a half a quarter of a game!

November 24 2010 at 9:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply