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Saturday, June 7
No games scheduled. Game 2 between the Lakers and Celtics is Sunday at 9 p.m. in Boston.

RATINGS SPIKE
The Lakers-Celtics matchup gave the NBA finals' television ratings a big boost. Game 1 on Thursday averaged an 8.7 rating on ABC, the network said Friday. That's up 38 percent from the 6.3 during last year's Cavaliers-Spurs series. It's the highest Game 1 rating since Lakers-Pistons in 2004 drew a 9.8.

SPEAKING
``I don't know if the angels visited him in that timeout period that he had or not, but he didn't even limp when he came back out on the floor. I don't know what was going on there. Was (well-known faith healer) Oral Roberts back there in their locker room?'' - Lakers coach Phil Jackson on Paul Pierce's third-quarter comeback from a knee injury in the Celtics' 98-88 win over the Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Thursday night.
``Oh, I don't care. Aren't we skeptics anyway now about everything? So what the heck; let it begin. Let it begin. Lee Harvey Oswald did it.'' - Celtics coach Doc Rivers on the skepticism of Lakers coach Phil Jackson over the severity of Paul Pierce's knee injury suffered in the Celtics' 98-88 victory in Game 1 of the NBA finals on Thursday night.

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