Jun 19, 2013 11:14 AM EDT
ABC had an overnight rating of 14.7 for Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals.
The rating makes it the fourth highest for the Finals since ABC began its coverage, trailing Game 7 in 2010 between the Lakers and Celtics, Game 5 in 2004 between the Pistons and Lakers, and Game 6 in 2011 between the Mavericks and Heat.
The rating peaked at 19.8 from 11:45 PM until midnight EST.
Game 7 in 2010 had a rating of 18.2.
Jun 19, 2013 10:49 AM EDT
Tim Duncan entered the game illegally for the final possession of regulation after the referees reviewed Ray Allen's game-tying three-pointer in Game 6.
Reviews aren't technically a dead ball situation, meaning substitutions cannot be made without a timeout. The San Antonio Spurs were out of timeouts, meaning they couldn't make a substitution or advance the ball.
Tony Parker drove to the left baseline and missed a jumper at the buzzer.
Jun 18, 2013 3:32 PM EDT
Danny Green has set the record for most three-pointers made in an NBA Finals series, but Chris Bosh was adamant the Miami Heat will limit the San Antonio Spurs guard's open looks in Game 6 on Tuesday.
"[Green] won't be open tonight," Bosh said.
Tony Parker said after Game 5 that he could not believe the Heat continued to give Green open shots.
In Green's mind, if the Heat crowd him more in Game 6, it will lead to additional driving lanes for Parker and Manu Ginobili.
"You have to give up something," Green said, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.
Jun 17, 2013 3:58 PM EDT
The NBA Finals averaged more than 16 million viewers during Game 5 on Sunday.
The game peaked at one point with 19.3 million viewers.
With an 11.5 rating in Game 5, viewership was down 9.5 percent from when the Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder to win the title.
The series is averaging a 9.0 rating.
Jun 15, 2013 1:48 AM EDT
With 12 of the 30 NBA teams changing coaches since the end of the regular season, Erik Spoelstra ripped the coaching turnover that has gone on, calling it a "terrible state for the profession right now."
"[For] true success in the NBA, you must have consistency of culture," he said. "When you see that type of turnover over and over and over, it's impossible to create any kind of sustainable consistent culture. And we don't see it as a coincidence."
Spoelstra compared the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs as two organizations that have stability starting at the coaching spot.
"San Antonio has been the same way for 15 years with Pop in charge," Spoelstra said. "We don't see it as coincidence.
"I think it's really a shame for the profession of coaching that it's been so volatile. But I'm also very grateful that our organization doesn't behave in that manner."
Jun 15, 2013 1:40 AM EDT
Dwyane Wade scored 32 points in a resurgent performance for him and the Miami Heat's big three on Thursday, and he believes Game 5 will be the best game of this NBA Finals series.
"I think Game 5 should be the best game of the series," Dwyane Wade said. "Both teams should come out knowing each other, knowing what each other want to do, and it should be a very good game."
The Heat and San Antonio Spurs are tied 2-2 heading into Game 5.
"Game 5 is going to be a big game," Chris Bosh said. "I think we just have to stay in the place that we're in."
Jun 14, 2013 11:40 AM EDT
Chris Bosh admitted he sometimes struggles to accept his supporting role with the Miami Heat.
But he said there is no desire to be the leading man in a lesser situation.
"To be honest with you, I don't want to be the man, like in Milwaukee, no disrespect to Milwaukee," Bosh said. "But I like Miami. There's certain things that you have to go through and give up, and I'm in the process of trying to master my role."
Bosh tends to be the name most often mentioned when it comes to the Heat's position against the luxury tax.
"It's something that you can't ever overcome," Bosh said of being the third wheel in the Heat's hierarchy but the team's leading man on the rumor mill. "So why should you even try to prove people wrong? I just play the game."
Jun 13, 2013 12:21 PM EDT
After suffering a Grade 1 hamstring strain, Tony Parker will play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
“I’ll be ready to go," Parker said at Thursday morning's shootaround.
The Spurs will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the Miami Heat.
“Same as any other player,” Gregg Popovich said of Parker. “I want him to do his job.”
Jun 12, 2013 5:14 PM EDT
Chris Bosh is putting his 12,368-square-foot home in Miami on the market.
Bosh said that the decision is not basketball-related and is for his family.
"I'm in Miami for the rest of my career," Bosh said. "I plan to be there. I plan to retire there. I plan to win hopefully a lot more championships there. So that's where home is."
Bosh has the right to opt out of his contract following the 13-14 season.
Jun 12, 2013 12:37 PM EDT
ABC drew a 10.0 overnight rating for its coverage of Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs.
The 10.0 rating was the lowest for any Finals game since 2009 when the Los Angeles Lakers eliminated the Orlando Magic in Game 5 (9.4).
Game 3 in 2012 between the Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder drew a 10.4 rating, while Game 3 in 2011 between the Heat and Dallas Mavericks drew an 11.1.
TNT drew a 7.1 rating for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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