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What’s Happening in Sports: May 23, 2022

May 23rd, 2022 features a massive Eastern Conference Finals Game 4 between Boston and Miami after the Heat’s gritty win without Jimmy Butler in the second half. MLB has a 12-game schedule highlighted by many contenders facing off, including NL Central leading Milwaukee battling San Diego after SD’s sweep of division-rival SF. The Mets kickoff a series in San Fran, while Nolan Arenado‘s Cardinals host Vlad Guerrero Jr.‘s Blue Jays in a matchup of Wild Card contenders. NFL OTA’s officially start as teams get their first look at new players. 

See what happened in sports on May 23rd last year, headlined by Trae Young silencing MSG with his GW-floater to begin a legendary rivalry, the Grizzlies upsetting Utah behind Dillon Brooks‘ 31 points, and Phoenix handling LA in Game 1 as well as what happened in sports on May 23rd, 2020 ft. the NBA publicly expressing a wish to resume play in Orlando and GM’s being surveyed on how best to finish the 2020 season. 

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 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 with 40+ PTS in Playoffs)

Hot
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

Hot
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

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

Hot
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

Hot
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

Hot
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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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

 

POLLOCK ANSWERS AARON

 

CLUTCH SHOTS IN GAME 2

 

BACK LIKE HE NEVER LEFT

 

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

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May 22, 2022
Teams that take a 3-0 Playoff series lead are 146-0 in NBA history

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

Hot
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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East Conference Finals 

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

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

NBA: C Jaxson Hayes, New Orleans Pelicans (turns 22)

NFL: OT Jalen Mayfield, Atlanta Falcons (22)

NFL: CB Rock Ya-Sin, Las Vegas Raiders (26)

NFL: OL Tytus Howard, Houston Texans (26)

NFL: EDGE Tyus Bowser, Baltimore Ravens (27)

NFL: DL Stephon Tuitt, Pittsburgh Steelers (29)

NFL: DL Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams (31)

MLB: 2B Cesar Hernandez, Washington Nationals (32)

MLB: RP Kyle Barraclough, Los Angeles Angels (32)

2021: Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young recorded the most PTS (32) during a player’s Playoff debut in ATL history as he shined at Madison Square Garden and drained the GW-FG with 1 second left to kickstart an iconic rivalry with New York Knicks fans

2018: NFL instituted a National Anthem policy that required players to stand if they are present on the field

2002: Los Angeles Dodgers OF Shawn Green broke Joe Adcock’s MLB record with 19 total bases, going 6-for-6 with 4 HR, 7 RBI, & 6 Runs in a 16-3 demolition of the Milwaukee Brewers fueled by 1 of the greatest individual performances of all-time

1982: After surrendering a 3-1 series lead to the Boston Celtics, the Philadelphia 76ers went on the road in Game 7 to clinch the Eastern Conference title. During the game’s winding moments, a chant of “Beat LA!” broke out amongst the Boston crowd yet Philly ended up beating Boston and losing to LA in 6 games

1978: Leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 50-10 record before foot injuries stifled his season, C Bill Walton (18.9 PPG, 13.2 RPG) was named league MVP. His 70.7% of team games played in is by far the lowest of any MVP in NBA history (2nd lowest was 2001 Allen Iverson with 86.6%)

1976: Behind a 25-point, 21-rebound game from C Dave Cowens, the Boston Celtics defeated the Phoenix Suns 98-87 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals

1975: In their Game 3 victory over the Washington Bullets, the Golden State Warriors set an NBA Finals record with 17 total steals

1970: Each scoring 14 runs through 9 innings, the San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 17-16 in 15 innings after each team scored 2 in the 11th

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