Wednesday’s Nets-Knicks NBA regular season game averaged 1.18 million viewers on ESPN, up 27% from Nets-Sixers on the comparable January date last year (934K), but down 32% from Bucks-Rockets in 2019 (1.73M). The game aired in the hours after news broke of Brooklyn’s trade for James Harden. The Pelicans-Clippers nightcap chipped in 987,000 (-13%).
Storyline: TV Ratings
Los Angeles Clippers‘ Nicolas Batum and Serge Ibaka have been communicating with each other in French during games to execute plays and leave their opponents… a bit confused. Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder has apparently even thought that this shouldn’t be allowed. “I think it was in Phoenix, we were in a free-throw situation and we were talking in French,” Batum said. “Jae Crowder looked at us like ‘it should be illegal to do that.”