NBA sets attendance record for second straight year

Updated: April 21, 2006, 1:41 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NBA set an attendance record for the second straight year, announcing Thursday that it averaged 17,558 fans for its games this season.

With the league's arenas filled to 91.4 percent capacity, the league bettered last season's average of 17,314. Before that, the previous mark had been 17,252 in 1995-96.

Commissioner David Stern said in a phone interview that he wasn't surprised by the figures.

"Our teams are getting to be so intent on using the most impressive ...

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