On Thursday, the 2013 NBA Finals kicked off, featuring the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat. Miami is looking for their second consecutive championship, while the Spurs will try and win their first title of the decade after winning three championships in the previous decade. As expected, social media was buzzing about Game 1 on Thursday night, with Tony Parker leading the Spurs to a 92-88 victory to take a 1-0 series lead.
If you’re a fan who likes to watch the game while your laptop is open to Twitter and want to stay on top of the action even more, check out these Twitter accounts to follow from each team.
Official Team Account: @MiamiHEAT
The official team account provides live in-game updates as well as post-game quotes. The account is great for instant post-game quotes from players and coaches.
.@chrisbosh after the game: This is a resilient bunch. We just have to take it one game at a time and take care of business Sunday (Game 2).
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) June 7, 2013
Miami-Herald Sports: @HeraldSports
This is the official account for the sports department at the Miami-Herald. It includes links to stories, as well as retweets from their writers who cover the team.
Miami Heat falters in fourth, loses Game 1 of NBA Finals to San Antonio Spurs: hrld.us/112Pk1U
— Miami Herald Sports (@HeraldSports) June 7, 2013
Joseph Goodman, Miami Heat Beat Writer at Miami-Herald: @JoeGoodmanJr
Goodman covers the Heat for the Miami-Herald. He’s a solid sports writer who is on top of his stats if you’re the type of fan who loves to crunch numbers.
Dwyane Wade already with 15 points. His postseason average entering The Finals was 14.1.
— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) June 7, 2013
Tim Reynolds, Miami Heat Beat Writer at Associated Press: @ByTimReynolds
Reynolds covers the Heat for the Associated Press. These guys at the AP are always solid to follow for sports. He’s also got a sense of humor, which can be refreshing to see on your Twitter feed.
LeBron is going to have a triple-double in back to back Finals games (assuming he gets one more assist, which, I mean, duh).
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 7, 2013
Michael Wallace, Miami Heat Beat Writer at ESPN.com: @WallaceNBA_ESPN
Wallace covers the Heat for ESPN.com. In addition to in-game tweeting, he also provides some insightful analysis on the game as well.
It just might be LeBron-on-Parker time for the Heat. Not sure what LeBron can do when Parker is as precise as this.
— Michael Wallace (@WallaceNBA_ESPN) June 7, 2013
San Antonio Spurs
Official Team Account: @spurs
The official account of the San Antonio Spurs. Same basic content as the Heat’s team account, also providing links to live stats throughout the game for those following along.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) June 7, 2013
Pounding the Rock (SB Nation): @poundingtherock
Pounding the Rock is the Spurs’ blog over at SB Nation. If you need a break from the sometimes dry tweets of professional sports journalists, these types of accounts can be pretty funny, all while still providing good information from the game.
TONY IS YOUR NEW BASKETBALL GOD EVERYONE GO HOME K THX
— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) June 7, 2013
Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Spurs Beat Writer at San Antonio Express: @JMcDonald_SAEN
McDonald covers the Spurs for the San Antonio Express. He provides plenty of in-game coverage and knows his stuff. I also appreciate that he uses the word ‘sans.’ Not enough people do these days.
Sans LeBron, Heat are ramming offense down Spurs’ throat last two possessions. Pop calls timeout.
— Jeff McDonald (@JMcDonald_SAEN) June 7, 2013
Andrew McNeil, 48 Minutes of Hell (ESPN): @drew_48moh
McNeil covers the Spurs for 48 Minutes of Hell over at ESPN.com. He may not tweet exactly what’s going on in the game, his account is more of a suplement for your television viewing, but he provides some great analysis of what he is seeing.
Whenever Tim Duncan has pump-faked and hesitated on his jumper in this game, he’s been short and had even less arc than usual.
— Andrew A. McNeill (@drew_48moh) June 7, 2013
Paul Garcia, San Antonio Spurs Beat Writer at ProjectSpurs.com: @24writer
Garcia is one of those guys who is great to follow if you’re looking for additional accounts for in-game coverage. Many of his tweets are actually just retweets, but those still serve a valuable purpose.
RT @monroe_sa: Heat hasn’t made a FG since Bosh 20-footer with 7:20 of 4th; Spurs on 8-1 run
— Paul Garcia PS (@24writer) June 7, 2013