Back-to-back: How the @warriors #NBAFinals run happened on Twitter

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Back-to-back: How the @warriors #NBAFinals run happened on Twitter

By TJ Adeshola

The @warriors are champions once again! For the third time in four years, Golden State eliminated Cleveland in dominant fashion and @NBA fans around the globe took to Twitter for the live #NBAFinals conversation.

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Fans on Twitter were part of the celebration thanks to the @nba and @warriors bringing fans courtside.

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The live conversation around the #NBAFinals spread across the globe since the series began. Here are moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation in the series:

  1. J.R. Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) grabs offensive rebound following missed free throw and dribbles away from the hoop as time expires rather than taking the potential game-winning shot (72K TPM)
  2. The Warriors defeat the Cavaliers 124-114 in overtime in Game 1 of the NBA Finals (64K TPM)
  3. Warriors sweep Cavaliers, Win Back to Back NBA FInals (52K TPM)

These were the most mentioned Warriors players on Twitter during the series, led by series MVP Kevin Durant, who won the honor for the second consecutive year.

  1. Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5)
  2. Steph Curry (@StephenCurry30)
  3. Draymond Green (@Money23Green)

These were the most mentioned Cavs during the #NBAFinals.

  1. LeBron James (@KingJames)
  2. J.R. Smith (@TheRealJRSmith)
  3. Kevin Love (@kevinlove)
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#NBATwitter
NBA fans flocked to Twitter this postseason to share in all of the #NBATwitter excitement. #NBATwitter encompasses some of the best and most engaged fans in sports.

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NBA stars, media personalities, celebrities and fans make #NBATwitter the best, most robust sports community on Twitter. Check out the Tweet gallery below for some of the best #NBATwitter content from the NBA Finals.

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