The Oklahoma City Thunder-Dallas Mavericks playoff series averaged a combined 20.5 rating, a 28 percent increase over the Thunder's first-round series last season against the Denver Nuggets, which averaged 16.0 in five games. Game 3 Thursday night topped the week with a 22.6 combined rating.
Sports events May 1-7
1. Oklahoma City at Dallas, NBA playoffs, Thursday, TNT 13.5, FSOK 9.1, 22.6 combined
2. Oklahoma City at Dallas, NBA playoffs, Saturday, TNT 9.7, FSOK 7.8, 17.5 combined
3. Kentucky Derby, horse racing, Saturday, KFOR-4, 8.8.
4. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, NBA playoffs, Wednesday, TNT, 7.0.
5. L.A. Lakers at Denver, NBA playoffs, Sunday, TNT, 6.0.