NBA Basketball

Phoenix Suns (37-15)


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NBA Finals up over last year, but post 4th-lowest average

NEW YORK (AP) Television ratings for the NBA Finals and playoffs posted sizable increases over last year. But that was the only good news for the NBA as far as viewer numbers.

According to Nielsen, the NBA and ABC, the six-game series between the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns averaged 9.91 million viewers, a 32% increase over last year's series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, which also went six games. However, the average makes it the fourth-lowest since 1997.

The Lakers-Heat series - which was played in October in the Orlando bubble after the coronavirus pandemic pushed the season back five months - averaged only 7.45 million. San Antonio's 2007 four-game sweep of Cleveland (9.29 million) and the Spurs' six-game victory over New Jersey in 2003 (9.83 million) are the other series to average fewer than 10 million since 1997.

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Leaders
Points: Devin Booker25.6
Rebounds: Deandre Ayton10.5
Assists: Chris Paul8.9
FG%: Deandre Ayton62.6%
Steals: Chris Paul1.41
Blocks: Deandre Ayton1.17
Defense (Rank)
Points: 109.5 (7)
Rebounds: 42.7 (9)
Assists: 22.9 (4)
FG%: 46.7% (15)
FT%: 77.8% (15)
3P%: 35.4% (5)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.3 (7)
Rebounds: 42.9 (23)
Assists: 26.9 (4)
FG%: 49.0% (2)
FT%: 83.4% (2)
3P%: 37.8% (7)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Phoenix 51 21 .708 --
x-LA Clippers 47 25 .653 4.0
x-LA Lakers 42 30 .583 9.0
Golden State 39 33 .542 12.0
Sacramento 31 41 .431 20.0
Full Standings
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Injuries
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