Lak­ers-War­riors set new ESPN record

The Star Democrat - - SPORTS -

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James’ first game against the War­riors as a Laker drew nearly 2 mil­lion view­ers, mak­ing it ESPN’s most­watched pre­sea­son game ever.

The Lak­ers’ 123-113 vic­tory Wed­nes­day night in Las Ve­gas was watched by 1.98 mil­lion view­ers, the net­work said Thurs­day. A spokesman says that is the most view­ers for an NBA pre­sea­son game on any net­work since at least 1994, which is as far back as the records go.

James de­vel­oped a ri­valry with the War­riors while meet­ing them in a record four straight NBA Fi­nals while he played in Cleve­land. His move to Los An­ge­les in July put him in the same divi­sion as the twotime de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons.

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