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ABC Scores Big With Lakers-Heat Showdown TVbytheNumbers

With the star power provided by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, the Christmas Day NBA showdown between the L.A. Lakers and Miami Heat was ABC’s highest-rated holiday contest since 2004, reports TVbytheNumbers.com.

The game logged a 6.4 fast national rating, an increase of 45 percent over last year’s game between the Lakers and Cavaliers. The previous Christmas Day high, in 2004, was also a match between the Lakers and Heat.

In Saturday's first head-to-head battle between the NBA champion Lakers and the new-look Heat, Miami won the game 96-80.