Trending: Spurs-Thunder, Kings-Devils

Thunder-Spurs, the Kings win in Game 3 over New Jersey and Jarrod Parker’s no-hit bid against the Rangers were all top-trending topics on Twitter.

The word of the day, courtesy of Dr. Shaq, is "kaleidoscope." It was sponsored by Russell Westbrook's shirt (seen alongside Kevin Durant) at the podium after Oklahoma City’s victory over San Antonio in Game 5:

The NBA playoffs have attracted worldwide attention, if not a live audience from those overseas, including one player resting in Monaco after being ousted from the French Open in Paris:

Atlanta’s Tracy McGrady got a little envious, if not regretful, watching OKC:

What about the Hawks?

Pau Gasol, who earlier tweeted he was attending his first hockey game, was thrilled that someone will be likely bringing a title to Staples Center, even if it isn’t his Lakers:

Apparently, there’s still some room on the learning curve in Los Angeles:

Rickie Fowler likes what he saw on the ice:

The Kings, meanwhile, channeled some frustration with their spot on the dial:

And a large crowd stuck to celebrate their 3-0 series lead over New Jersey:

Bills linebacker Kirk Morrison likely spoke for Parker and A's fans everywhere after the starter lost his no-hit bid with Michael Young’s leadoff single for the Rangers in the 8th inning of Oakland's 12-1 victory.


• Paulina Gretzky signed off Twitter last year (briefly) at the request of her Hockey Hall of Famer dad after she posted multiple racy photos. Now, she’s back with vengeance on Instagram. (NESN)

• With the possibility of replacement refs looming for the NFL, here’s a look at some of the more notable gaffes by the “regulars.” Maybe change won’t be such a bad thing, notes Joe Gill. (FanFeedr)

• Here's a quick cure-all for the Heat's recent troubles in the Eastern Conference finals - try hitting some free throws, writes David J. Neal. (Miami Herald)

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