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Game 7 of the Spurs/Clippers NBA playoff series drew 4.8 million viewers on TNT Saturday night, down 18% from Grizzlies/Thunder last year (5.8M) but up 7% from Bulls/Nets in 2013 (4.4M). Keep in mind last year’s game was the second part of a rare Game 7 tripleheader. The Clippers’ last-second win earned the fourth-smallest audience for an NBA Game 7 in the past five years — since Bucks/Hawks in 2010 (3.1M) — ahead of only Clippers/Grizzlies in 2012 (4.6M), Bulls/Nets in 2013, and Hawks/Pacers last year (3.6M). There have been 15 NBA Game 7s over that span, including nine in the first round. Spurs/Clippers was likely impacted by the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao boxing fight. While the fight did not begin until well after the game’s conclusion, the lead-up potentially stole away a few viewers. Sports Media Watch

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Purefoods import Daniel Orton lashed out at Manny Pacquiao after the latter's Kia team surprised the Purefoods squad, 95-84. "That's a joke," the former Oklahoma City Thunder player said to the press while describing his experience of playing the nine-time world boxing champion in a professional basketball game. Dugout

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Glen Davis predicted Juan Manuel Marquez would beat Manny Pacquiao before the boxers fought each other Saturday night. Sure enough, Marquez knocked out Pacquiao in the sixth round. The victory was sweet for Marquez, who had gone 0-2-1 against Pacquiao in their previous matches. Some Magic players watched the fight together at the team hotel. "I had a hint Marquez was going to win because the fights have been just too close and he had so much to fight for," Davis said. "Pacquiao's a great fighter, and he's won some really good battles with him. But I just felt like it was Marquez's turn." Orlando Sentinel

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