Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith’s gaffe at the end of game one of the National Basketball Association Finals generated the most conversation on Twitter during the series, which was swept in four games by the Golden State Warriors.
Twitter said the biggest peaks in conversation during the NBA Finals were:
- Smith grabs and offensive rebound following a missed free throw and dribbles out the clock, rather than attempting a shot, as he thought the Cavaliers were in the lead when the score was actually tied, 72,000 tweets per minute.
- The Warriors beat the Cavaliers 124-114 in overtime in game one, 64,000 tweets per minute.
- Golden State sweeps Cleveland to win back-to-back championships, 51,000 tweets per minute.
The most-mentioned Warriors players on Twitter during the series were:
And the most-mentioned Cavaliers were: