NBA sets attendance record with nearly 22 million fans

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has broken its attendance record by drawing nearly 22 million fans this season.

The league says the total exceeded 21.9 million, topping last season's mark by more than 25,000.

The average attendance of 17,884 was also a record. The 723 sellouts tied the mark set in 2015-16.

Around the league:

-- Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen is out indefinitely with a strained calf muscle in his right leg as his team gets ready for its Western Conference playoff series with the San Antonio Spurs. Allen was injured Wednesday as the Grizzlies closed the regular season with a 100-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The 35-year-old Allen averaged 9.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 71 games this season.

--The Orlando Magic have fired general manager Rob Hennigan after missing the postseason for five straight seasons. The Magic finished this season 29-53.



 
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