Friday night's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers was the second-most watched NBA regular season game in ESPN history, drawing an average of 4.41 million viewers. The game also drew a 2.01 rating with adults in the 18-49 demographic.
The Blazers won the game 127-119.
The most-watched NBA regular season game on ESPN was the first meeting between Yao Ming and Shaquille O'Neal in 2003, which averaged 4.88 million viewers.
The Lakers-Blazers game was also the most-watched NBA regular season game since 2018 when excluding Christmas games.