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What’s Happening in Sports: May 22, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: May 22, 2022

May 22nd, 2022 features Western Conference Finals Game 3 between Dallas and Golden State after the Warriors’ electric 19-point 3rd quarter comeback that propelled them to a 2-0 series lead with the Mavs hosting GS for the first time. MLB’s pack of 16 games has a doubleheader between 2021 AL playoff teams New York and Chicago facing off. Machado‘s Padres look for a sweep of division rival San Francisco after two one-run victories, while Ian Anderson battles Sandy Alcantara in a matchup of NL-East aces. NFL teams prepare for OTA’s on Monday. 

See what happened in sports on May 22nd last year, headlined by Khris Middleton‘s OT GW-FG in Game 1 of the Bucks and Heat NBA Playoffs 1st Rd battle that was a bubble rematch, Luka‘s triple-double to lead Dallas past the Clippers, and Brooklyn’s Big 3 balling out for a win over Boston as well as what happened in sports on May 22nd, 2020 ft. the Jets adding QB Joe Flacco and Carlos Hyde signing in Seattle. 

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SPORTS OVERVIEW: This daily sports post includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts & records from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, notable birthdays, and a quick recap of significant events on this day in sports history. 

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May 21, 2022
The Miami Heat almost blew a 26-point lead after Jimmy Butler missed the entire 2nd half (knee inflammation) but held on to win thanks to clutch plays in Boston led by Bam Adebayo’s 31-point all-around performance to take a 2-1 ECF lead

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May 21, 2022
Baltimore Orioles are promoting MLB’s No.1 prospect C Adley Rutschman

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May 20, 2022
Steph Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a 19-point comeback win during Game 2 over the Mavs despite “Flu game” Luka Doncic going off for 42 PTS as GS took a 2-0 series lead

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May 20, 2022
NBA annonuced the 2021-22 All-Defense Teams with G Marcus Smart, G/F Mikal Bridges, F Jaren Jackson Jr., F Giannis Antetokounmpo, & C Rudy Gobert on the 1st Team & G Jrue Holiday, G Matisse Thybulle, F Draymond Green, C Bam Adebayo, & C Robert Williams on the 2nd Team

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May 19, 2022
With Marcus Smart & Al Horford returning for Game 2, the Boston Celtics dominated the Miami Heat, forcing bad performances from everyone on MIA besides Jimmy Butler to tie the series 1-1

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May 19, 2022
Boston Red Sox 2B Trevor Story had a historic outing as he slugged 3 HR with 7 RBI and crossed the plate 5 times during Boston’s blowout win over Seattle at Fenway

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May 18, 2022
Golden State Warriors held Luka Doncic to more TOV (7) than FGM (6) for the 1st time in his Playoff career as he was nursing a shoulder injury that allowed the Dubs to get a blowout WCF Game 1 win

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May 18, 2022
Philadelphia Eagles signed former New York Giants Pro Bowl CB James Bradberry to a 1y/$10M deal to be their CB2 alongside Darius Slay

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May 18, 2022
NBA announced the 2021-22 NBA All-Rookie Teams with Scottie Barnes, Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, & Franz Wagner all making the 1st Team & Ayo Dosunmu, Chris Duarte, Josh Giddey, Bones Hyland, & Herbert Jones on the 2nd Team

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May 18, 2022
Minnesota Twins SP Chris Paddack will undergo Tommy John surgery that will force him to miss the rest of the 2022 season and likely most, if not all of the 2023 season

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CLUTCH SHOTS IN GAME 2

 

BACK LIKE HE NEVER LEFT

 

TATUM HIT 3 BEFORE HALF

 

BROWN GOT THE 40 PIECE

 

HEAT DEFENSE = HAVOC

 

1ST CAREER HIT FOR ADLEY

 

INSIDE THE PARK HOMERS

 

STEPH SINKS THE DAGGER

 

LUKA FROM WAY DEEP

 

STEPH-LUKA ALWAYS DUEL

 

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May 21, 2022
Miami Heat recorded the most STL (19) during 1 Playoff game in franchise history

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May 21, 2022
Miami Heat are the 1st team to have a 2-1 series lead despite only winning 2 Qtrs (Game 1 Q3 & Game 3 Q1) through the 1st 3 games of a series in NBA history

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May 21, 2022
Jaylen Brown recorded the most PTS (40) with 100% 2P during 1 Playoff GP in NBA history

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May 21, 2022
Jaylen Brown is the 1st player to record 40+ PTS & 70+ FG% during 1 Playoff GP in Boston Celtics history

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May 21, 2022
Mike Trout is the 1st player to record 1,000+ Runs/200+ SB/1.000 OPS through age-30 in MLB history

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May 21, 2022
Brian Serven became the 1st player to record his 1st 2 career Hits on multi-run HR during the same GP in MLB history

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May 20, 2022
Golden State Warriors have the most Playoff comeback Wins (12) of 15+ PTS in NBA history [tracking began 1996], and all 12 have come since Steve Kerr took over in 2015

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May 20, 2022
Luka Doncic has recorded the t-most career Playoff GP (7) of 40+ PTS in Dallas Mavericks history, tied with Dirk Nowitzki

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May 20, 2022
Trevor Story is the 1st 2B to record 4+ HR over a 2-GP span in Boston Red Sox history since 1950, and the 2nd ever

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May 20, 2022
Trevor Story has recorded the most RBI (11) over a 2-GP span in Boston Red Sox history since 1946, and the 2nd most ever

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NBA Conference Finals

9:00 PM: #3 Golden State Warriors vs. #4 Dallas Mavericks [GS leads 2-0]

*All game times listed are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)*

NBA: C Isaiah Stewart, Detroit Pistons (turns 21)

NBA: PF Lauri Markkanen, Cleveland Cavaliers (25)

MLB: OF Corey Dickerson, St. Louis Cardinals (33)

NFL: WR Julian Edelman, Retired After 2020 (36)

MLB: OF Al Simmons, Hall of Fame (120)

2017: Golden State Warriors defeated the San Antonio Spurs to complete a full 3-round sweep of the Western Conference en route to their 3rd consecutive NBA Finals appearance. They would go on to win 3 straight NBA Finals games for a record 15 straight Playoff wins

2013: Miami Heat SF LeBron James hit his 2nd career Playoff GW buzzer beater for a Game 1 win over the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Finals which was his only buzzer-beater with Miami that helped lead them to a 7-game series win and back-to-back titles

2009: Cleveland Cavaliers SF LeBron James hit the 1st Playoff buzzer beater of his career in Game 2 against the Orlando Magic. He now owns the all-time NBA record for the most career Playoff buzzer-beaters with 5

1998: New York Mets acquired future HOF C Mike Piazza from the Florida Marlins for OF Preston Wilson (4-year starting CF), RP Geoff Goetz (0 MLB GP), and SP Ed Yarnall (20 career IP)

1990: Chicago Cubs OF Andre Dawson was intentionally walked 5 times in a 16-inning, 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds to establish a new MLB record

1988: Boston Celtics PF Larry Bird and Atlanta Hawks PF Dominique Wilkins went blow-for-blow, dropping 34 and 47 PTS each (20 and 16 in Q4) as the Celtics prevailed in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals

1963: Following the Philadelphia Warriors’ move to San Francisco, the NBA approved the Syracuse Nationals’ move to Philadelphia, where they would become the “76ers”

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