Lakers-Wolves Sets Cable Mark

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Tuesday night’s third game of the National Basketball Association Western Conference Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves on Turner Network Television was the most-watched playoff game in cable-television history, according to network officials.

The May 25 contest posted up a 6.8 household rating (5.5 nationally), scoring with some 6 million households on average.

Only the 2003 All-Star Game -- the swan song of hoops all-timer Michael Jordan, which drew some 7.1 million households -- outpaced Tuesday night’s game.