NEW YORK (AP) -Game 6 drew the highest NBA finals television ratings in eight years.
The Boston Celtics' deciding victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night earned a 10.7 rating on ABC, the network said Wednesday. It's the highest since Game 6 of the 2000 finals on NBC between the Lakers and Indiana Pacers.
The series averaged a 9.3 rating, up 50 percent over the 6.2 last year, when the San Antonio Spurs swept the Cleveland Cavaliers. But it fell short of the last finals involving the Lakers in 2004, which averaged an 11.5.
The rating is the percentage watching a program among homes with televisions.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Blazers Prediction Are the Trail Blazers laying too many points to the Timberwolves tonight at 10:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Knicks vs. Spurs Prediction Will tonight's Knicks and Spurs matchup at 8:30PM ET turn into a high-scoring game for bettors?
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Mavericks Prediction Will tonight's Raptors and Mavericks matchup at 8:30PM ET fall under the betting total?
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Cavs Prediction With LeBron James uncertain to play tonight for the Cavs, are the Wizards a good bet to win in Cleveland tonight at 7:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Clippers Prediction The Jazz are a small road favorite this afternoon at the Clippers. Can Utah pull off the upset when the teams tip-off at 3:30PM ET?

NBA Team Pages