NEW YORK — Television ratings for the NBA finals Sunday were up from the last time the series went five games.

The Los Angeles Lakers' 103-98 win over the Boston Celtics to avoid elimination averaged a 10.1 fast national rating on ABC, the network said Monday. That's an 11 percent increase over the 9.1 for Game 5 of the Dallas-Miami series in 2006.

The rating is the percentage watching a program among homes with televisions.