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What’s Happening in Sports: May 25, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: May 25, 2022

May 25th, 2022 features a pivotal Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 between the Celtics and Heat after Boston clamped Miami, holding their starters to 18 combined points. A slate of 13 MLB games are on tap Wednesday highlighted by Manny Machado‘s Padres hosting Christian Yelich‘s Brewers in their series finale. Red-hot Boston faces the White Sox after demolishing Chicago with a 19-hit barrage, the Mets finish a set in San Francisco, plus middling division-rivals Atlanta and Philadelphia clash. NFL teams sign free agents as OTA’s progress. 

See what happened in sports on May 25th last year, headlined by Luka dominating the Clippers to give Dallas a 2-0 series lead, Lebron and AD propelling LA past Phoenix, and Julius Randle winning the NBA’s Most Improved Player Award as well as what happened in sports on May 25th, 2020 ft. NBA teams releasing updates about re-opening practice facilities and the anniversary of Kawhi Leonard leading Toronto to their first NBA Finals. 

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

8:30 PM:#2 Boston Celtics vs. #1 Miami Heat [Tied 2-2] 

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

NFL: DL Jonathan Greenard, Houston Texans (turns 25)

MLB: RP Michael King, New York Yankees (turns 27)

NBA: SG Norman Powell, Los Angeles Clippers (29)

NFL: LB Brian Urlacher, Hall of Fame (44)

2019: Toronto Raptors went on a 26-3 run in the 2nd half of Eastern Conference Game 6 to eliminate the No.1 seed Milwaukee Bucks and advance to their very 1st NBA Finals in franchise history during Kawhi Leonard‘s 1st season in Canada

2017: Cleveland Cavaliers SF LeBron James passed Michael Jordan to become the all-time scoring leader in NBA Playoff history (5,989 points). King James has almost 2,000 more Playoff PTS (7,631) than any player in history now

2002: Boston Celtics SF Paul Pierce outscored the New Jersey Nets himself in the 4th quarter (19 to 16) to help erase a 21-point deficit and complete the largest 4th Qtr comeback victory in NBA Playoff history. The 21-pt 4Q playoff comeback has been tied but never surpassed since

1998: Indiana Pacers SG Reggie Miller drained the game-winner in Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 against Michael Jordan’s “Last Dance” Chicago Bulls to tie the series 2-2 that would eventually go to 7 games

1993: Phoenix Suns PF Charles Barkley was officially named the NBA MVP after leading his new team to the best record in the NBA while averaging 25.6 PPG/12.2 RPG/5.1 APG on 52% FG

1975: Golden State Warriors defeated the Washington Bullets 96-95 to complete just the 3rd sweep in NBA Finals history at the time (1959 Celtics, 1971 Bucks)

1951: After hitting .477 in the minors, San Francisco Giants OF Willie Mays went 0-5 in his MLB debut

1935: The last of his 714 career home runs, Boston Braves OF Babe Ruth hit 3 HR during a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates

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