The Western Conference Semifinals series between the Lakers and the Warriors proved to be a ratings hit, becoming the most watched Conference Semifinals series in 27 years. The NBA announced that the six-game series, which was aired across ABC, ESPN, and TNT, averaged 7.8 million viewers.
Despite being the 7th seed, the Lakers managed to eliminate the reigning champions in six games. The series featured intense battles between superstars LeBron James and Steph Curry, with the Lakers ultimately prevailing thanks to James’ heroics in the decisive Game 6.
The Lakers will now face the top-seeded Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals, with both teams looking to book their spot in the NBA Finals.