The roar of the #NBAFinals crowd was on Twitter

By ‎@lfraser‎

With legacies on the line for two premier @NBA franchises, the #NBAFinals delighted hoops fans around the world, and the real-time conversation played out on Twitter. In the end the @Spurs took home their fifth title since 1999, ending @MiamiHeat’s hopes for a three-peat.

From the high-octane shooting displays by the @Spurs to the cramps that plagued @KingJames in Game 2 to the final buzzer of tonight’s game, fans, journalists, teams and players discussed the series on Twitter.

In fact, there were over 17 million Tweets around the world containing terms related to the #NBAFinals during the live telecasts of each game, including over 6.6 million Tweets in Game 5.

Here are moments that generated the biggest peaks of Twitter conversation in the series, all of which came in the clinching game:

The roar of the #NBAFinals crowd was on TwitterThe @NBA sent Tweets from inside the @Spurs locker room, courtesy of the Twitter Mirror:

This timeline shows a sampling of Tweets from throughout the #NBAFinals:

While the @Spurs won the series convincingly, the roar of Miami’s crowd on Twitter was a bit louder. This graphic below shows which team was discussed the most on Twitter since the #NBAFinals began on June 5, 2014:

The roar of the #NBAFinals crowd was on TwitterAnd here are the most-mentioned players on Twitter since the series began:

The roar of the #NBAFinals crowd was on Twitter

Up next for @NBA fans? A loaded NBA draft on June 26. In the meantime, follow @TwitterSports for the latest sports action on Twitter.