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How the @warriors dominant #NBAFinals run happened on Twitter

By TJ Adeshola

As the @warriors defeated the @cavs in dominant fashion, @NBA fans around the globe took to Twitter and Periscope for 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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NBA players took to Twitter to congratulate #DubNation.

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Despite a disappointing finish, the @cavs took to Twitter to thank the fans for their support all season long.

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The @NBA brought fans right to the podium for the postgame press conferences live on Twitter and Periscope for the first time ever during the #NBAFinals.

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Passionate fans on Twitter didn’t miss any highlights or key moments from the #NBAFinals thanks to custom highlights from sponsors like @StateFarm, @MountainDew, @budlight, and @JackDaniels_US.

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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. Warriors win NBA Finals (Game 5)
  2. Warriors complete comeback, win 118-113, go up 3-0 in series (Game 3)
  3. Steph Curry 3-pointer gives Warriors 129-115 lead (Game 5)

These were the most mentioned Warriors players on Twitter during the series, led by #NBAFinals MVP Kevin Durant, who was mentioned over 1 million times during Game 5 alone.

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These were the most mentioned Cavs during the #NBAFinals.

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All of that and more unfolded live on Twitter! Check out this moment for one last look at all of the #NBAFinals conversation that happened on Twitter!

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