LOS ANGELES (KRON) — Wednesday’s Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers matchup was the most-watched NBA game since the 2019 Western Conference Finals, according to ESPN.
The play-in game drew an average audience of 5.6 million.
The highly-anticipated California rivalry was a battle for the seventh seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.
After the Warriors were in the lead for the majority of the game, LeBron James and the Lakers were able to make a comeback in the final minutes.
The Dubs lost by a final score of 103-100.
Golden State will now get one final chance to make playoffs, when they host the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday for the eighth and final seed in the NBA Playoffs.
Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.