The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

BET­TING in­ter­est in the NBA con­tin­ues to grow to NRL lev­els as we get down to the fi­nals series. The TAB re­ports game one be­tween the Golden State War­riors and the Hous­ton Rock­ets in the Western Con­fer­ence semis this week held $786,000 in 100 mar­kets.

That’s as much money as the 2pm NRL game on Fox League be­tween the Drag­ons and Raiders will hold. The big driv­ers in NBA pop­u­lar­ity are global stars like of Steph Curry, Kevin Du­rant (left) and LeBron James cre­at­ing mas­sives­sive in­ter­est, es­pe­cially with h the younger pun­ters.

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