ratingsYahoo! Sports: The Christmas Day game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics was the highest rated regular-season NBA game in four years.

The rematch of last season’s NBA finals earned a 5.3 fast national rating on ABC, the network said.

The rating for the Lakers’ 92-83 victory, which snapped Boston’s 19-game winning streak, was 51 percent higher than the 3.5 mark for last year’s late Christmas game between the Lakers and the Phoenix Suns.

The early game on Thursday between the San Antonio Spurs and Phoenix Suns received a 3.2 household rating, up 3 percent from last year’s early Christmas game pitting Miami and Cleveland. Roger Mason hit a 3-point shot at the buzzer to give the Spurs a 91-90 win.

The rating is the percentage of those watching a program among homes with televisions.

  • Milo

    duh!!! nobody cares about Le’Bron and his free path to the basket dunks created by the officials! as far as the Lakers are concerned they earn evry single trip to the line, i see Kobe Gasol Bynum and Fish get hacked hard on their way to the basket and about 90% of the time there is no call!!! fu-ck this shit im tired of it!!!

  • http://ld2k.com Chris Manning

    Worth all the hype too. It’s the best thing ever for the NBA – the Boston/Lakers rivalry is truly back and has a powerful storyline for it’s own era.

  • John Cena

    The guy on the picture reminds me of my co-worker Batista from the WWE.

  • needmorehops23

    is that the real john cena on top of me

  • Drknss

    the guy in the backroung looks like shaq