36ers - Pirates Crowd Figure
Seeming as it wasn't published on the NBL's site I e-mailed Marc from the NBL. 4,638 up only 240 tickets on the 4,398 who attended against Townsville.
Not sure if this is expected or not in terms of the conditions for a casual fan. Sure, the game was on a Saturday night at a later time, (no work to rush home from to go to the game) but it was against the celler dwellers from last year, a potential deterent. Additionally Brad Newly may have attracted some fans to the game against the Townsville, but fans could have stayed away due to it being on Fox.
I know the couple of games last year against New Zealand attracted some New Zealand fans in Aus, so hopefully a few will come out this week, along with some casual fans who have seen the team playing well and get it above 5,000.
The other unpublished crowd figure was for Brisbane - West Sydney, being 2,200. Damn well looked more than 2,200 on television to me.