The Golden State Warriors became the 10th team in NBA history to overcome a 3-1 deficit in a series and win after they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals and a lot of people were watching.
According to Austin Karp of Sports Business Daily and later confirmed by Turner Sports PR, Game 7 was the highest rated NBA in cable television history.
GSW/OKC averaged 30.9 HH rtg in SF, TNT’s highest rated NBA game ever in that market. Other top markets: OKC (30.0), CLE (20.7) & SAC (19.2)
— TurnerSportsPR (@TurnerSportsPR) May 31, 2016
Steph Curry and Klay Thompson combined for the 57 of the team’s 96 points as they overcame a 6-point half time deficit and advanced to their second straight NBA Finals, continuing the Warriors historic season.
Golden State will once again face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers but unlike last year, LeBron will be rolling into the Finals with a healthy team.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated put the historic ratings into perspective:
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 31, 2016
Game 1 of the NBA Finals is Thursday in Oakland.