The Los Angeles Lakers' 108-94 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday was watched by 5,952,000 viewers on ESPN, making it the most-viewed NBC conference semifinal game ever on cable. The telecast was also ESPN's highest-rated program this year. While it averaged a 4.5 rating nationally, it pulled a 12.2 rating in Houston and an 11.9 rating in Los Angeles.

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