ESPN's coverage of the Los Angeles Lakers' win in the Play-In Game over the Golden State Warriors was the highest rated telecast on the network since the 2019 Western Conference Finals.

The game generated 5,618,000 viewers and peaked with 6,149,000 for the last few minutes.

The game was up 190 percent from the single Play-In game in 2020 between the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies.

It was also the second-most watched NBA game of the season, trailing only the Lakers and Dallas Mavericks on Christmas Day.