ABC stated it was the network's most-viewed non-Christmas Day, regular-season NBA game ever:â†µ
The game averaged 7,037,000 viewers according to Nielsen ratings and received a 4.3 national rating, which tied ABC's previously highest-rated non-Christmas Day game -- a Lakers-Celtics contest Jan. 30, 2011.â†µ
The numbers were up 37% over a comparable game a year ago between the Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs. The game did receive a higher rating in Miami (13.9) than in Los Angeles though (9.6).â†µ
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