The Spurs are supposedly "boring" anyway. The audiences probably enjoyed the game more because it was less about fundamental good basketball and more about a isolation plays, one-on-five and jacking up shots willy nilly. It's better TV isn't it?
I honestly have no idea how people can call the Spurs boring (and it happens frequently). The way teams like the Lakers play is just so boring. Watching Kobe hit ridiculous shots is interesting the first hundred or so times and on occasions down the stretch, but it just doesn't cut it as viewable basketball day in day out.
The most interesting aspect of Lakers basketball is waiting for Artest to "accidentally" injure someone and Howard to lose his shit prior to an ejection.
Funny thing is, the Spurs bench are still more interesting to watch than the Lakers with Kobe/Howard or Miami with James/Wade.
ESPN and TNT should stick to teams like Spurs (even without the big three), OKC, Clippers, Boston, New York, Golden State, Portland etc.
Not even the people of Miami bother to turn up to Heat games, so many free seats available!