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What’s Happening in Sports: May 24, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: May 24, 2022

May 24th, 2022 features WCF Game 4 between the Warriors and Mavericks where Golden State will look to clinch their sixth NBA Finals in the last eight seasons with a clean sweep over Luka Doncic in Dallas. MLB’s slate of 15 games includes a Pitcher’s duel of Corbin Burnes‘s Brewers against Blake Snell‘s Padres. The Young Blue Jays battle a veteran Cardinals club, the Mets play San Francisco in a contest of top NL squads, while Trevor Story‘s streaking Red Sox face Luis Robert‘s White Sox. Day 2 of NFL OTA’s commences as teams build chemistry. 

See what happened in sports on May 24th last year, headlined by Milwaukee destroying Miami in a rematch of the Heat’s bubble domination, Nikola Jokic leading Denver past Portland to even the series, and Jordan Clarkson winning the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award as well as what happened in sports on May 24th, 2020 ft. the “Champions for Charity” golf event featuring legendary QB’s Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, plus New York approving the return of sports.  

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. 

MORE CONTENT WILL BE UPLOADED THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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May 23, 2022
Boston Celtics blew out the Miami Heat after forcing a historically slow start (1st point scored 8:38 into Q1 of Game 4) and clamping their starting lineup (18 COMBINED points) to tie the ECF 2-2

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May 23, 2022
Minnesota Timberwolves hired Denver Nuggets President Tim Connelly to be their new President of Basketball Operations after offering him a 5y/$40M deal plus ownership equity

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May 23, 2022
Arizona Cardinals will host the 2nd ever in-season Hard Knocks after the Indianapolis Colts started the new program last season

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May 22, 2022
Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals as Andrew Wiggins posterized Luka who dropped 40+ PTS again but took another L (now 2-6 when scoring 40+ PTS in Playoffs)

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May 22, 2022
Cleveland Browns re-signed EDGE Jadeveon Clowney to a 1y/$8M deal with up to $3M in incentives that are considered likely

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May 22, 2022
Los Angeles Dodgers signed RP Blake Treinen to an extension that guarantees his 2023 $8M team option and adds a 2024 team option worth $1M-$7M based on a variety of availability & performance factors

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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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CELTICS DEFENSE CLAMPED

 

WHAT A GAME FOR STL

 

FRIARS HAVING FUN IN SD

 

WIGGINS POSTERED LUKA

 

POOLE PUT MAVS AWAY

 

STEPH’S BUILT DIFFERENT

 

LUKA CAPS OFF QTR 1

 

WILD SUNDAY WALK-OFFS

 

O’S ON FIRE WITH GW’S

 

FROM 2 RUNS TO 2 OUTS

 

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May 23, 2022
Miami Heat recorded the fewest combined PTS (18) from a starting lineup during 1 Playoff game in NBA history

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May 23, 2022
Miami Heat are the 1st team to have 1 bench player (Victor Oladipo) outscore his team’s entire starting lineup (23-18) during 1 Playoff game in NBA history

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May 23, 2022
Miami Heat recorded the most time (8:38) before scoring a team’s 1st FGM of a Playoff game in NBA history [tracking began in 1996]

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May 23, 2022
The 2022 NBA Playoffs have the highest % (28.9%) of 20-point blowout Wins during 1 Postseason since 1960

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May 23, 2022
Jayson Tatum has the most PPG (32.6) after a loss during 1 Postseason in Boston Celtics history [min 5 GP]

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May 23, 2022
Boston Celtics have outscored opponents by 23.7 PPG following a home loss during the 2022 NBA Postseason (Now 5-0)

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May 22, 2022
Luka Doncic has recorded the most career Playoff GP (8) of 40+ PTS in Dallas Mavericks history, passing Dirk Nowitizki (7)

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May 22, 2022
Luka Doncic has the worst career Playoff record (2-6) when scoring 40+ PTS in NBA history with only Russell Westbrook (3-4) also having a losing record [min 5 such GP]

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May 22, 2022
Andrew Wiggins is the 1st player to record 25+ PTS/10+ REB/0 TOV during 1 Playoff GP in Golden State Warriors history

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May 22, 2022
Golden State Warriors extended their record for the most consecutive Playoff series (26) of 1+ road Wins in NBA history

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NBA Conference Finals 

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

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

MLB: SP Aaron Ashby, Milwaukee Brewers (turns 24)

NFL: CB Chidobe Awuzie, Cincinnati Bengals (27)

NFL: WR Nelson Agholor, New England Patriots (29)

MLB: RP Chad Green, New York Yankees (31)

NBA: SF Tracy McGrady, Hall of Fame (43)

MLB: SP Bartolo Colon, Retired after 2018 (49)

NBA: G Joe Dumars, Hall of Fame (59)

1992: After playing in 4 consecutive extra-inning games, the New York Yankees stormed back from a 7-1 deficit to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in the 9th inning

1984: Detroit Tigers defeated the California Angels to win their 17th consecutive road game, setting a new AL record and tying the MLB record (1916 Giants). The winning streak ended the very next day during a loss to the Mariners in Seattle

1967: AFL officially granted a franchise to Cincinnati, Ohio (Bengals) that would be owned and coached by none other than Paul Brown, former HC and namesake of the Cleveland Browns

1935: Cincinnati Reds hosted and defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, in what was the very 1st night game in MLB history

1930: New York Yankees OF Babe Ruth hit a HR in both games of a doubleheader, bringing his total for the week to a ridiculous 9 HR

1929: Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox engaged in a marathon 21-inning affair as Detroit emerged with a 6-5 victory

1928: In the 1st game of a doubleheader between the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Yankees, a record 13 future HOFers took the field (not including managers, coaches, and umpires)

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