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How To Keep Up With The 2013-2014 NBA Season On Twitter

How To Keep Up With The 2013-2014 NBA Season On Twitter

The 68th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) kicked off last night with Magic-Pacers, Clippers-Lakers, and Bulls-Heat matchups.

If you take your pro sports with a side of Twitter, you were probably following the #OpeningNight trending hashtag.

But there’s a lot more where that came from. For the lowdown on how to keep up with the 2013-2014 NBA season, keep reading.

Hashtags

- #NBA for real-time game information, general league news, player info and scores

- Team hashtags (#lakers, #celtics, #sixers) for team-specific intel

Bonus: @NBATV allows fans to vote for the Tuesday night matchup using #FanNightVote.

Double bonus: @NBAonTNT has made a Twitter-powered vending machine that will dispense prizes – everything from tickets to T-shirts – when fans tweet with #TNTPRIZE. Look for the vending machines around New York.

Twitter accounts

- @TwitterSports for the scoop on Twitter-powered NBA initiatives like the two above

- @NBA for news and notes directly from the NBA

- @NBAstats for detailed game analytics

- @ESPNNBA for the equivalent of live game commentary in your Twitter stream

Twitter lists

- @ESPNNBA’s NBA teams list for the 30 official NBA team feeds

- @ESPNNBA’s NBA members list for 390 NBA players’ Twitter accounts

Also be sure to check out NBA Pulse for Twitter-based player social rankings and stats.

How To Keep Up With The 2013-2014 NBA Season On Twitter

How will you make Twitter your court-side seat this season?

(NBA photo by @rondostar / Flickr.)

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