Trending: Heat-Thunder in the NBA Finals

June, 13, 2012

Game 1 of the NBA Finals scored big across Twitter and elsewhere. Oklahoma City won:

Or maybe not:

Several game-related topics trended on Twitter, including the #UncleDrew Pepsi ad made from a video that went viral on You Tube. Drew's identity remained a mystery for some. Just in case you didn't know:

Irving's middle name is "Andrew:"

Former NBA great Mo Cheeks, who played for announcer Jeff Van Gundy as a member of the Knicks, is now an assistant coach with the Thunder. Viewers learned he was also the namesake for Gundy's late cat "Cheeks," who lived for 18 years. #JVGCatNames got multiple responses. And one viewer thought Van Gundy snubbed another ex-Knicks great when naming his feline:

It was a big night for pets everywhere, as Tampa Bay pitcher David Price's dog "Astro" surpassed 2,000 followers:

The Finals ran into competition from a few tough mothers:

Things are heating up for the Knicks, even though they were knocked out of the playoffs in the first round:

Alex Rodriguez's latest home run had the "Iron Horse" back in the spotlight:

Pitcher Zack Greinke got a rude welcome-back in Kansas City as the Royals beat his Brewers 2-1, complete with sarcasm provided by his former team:

Today's "aw, shucks" image of the day comes courtesy of Saints tight end David Thomas:

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