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What’s Happening in Sports: May 31, 2022

May 31st, 2022 features a 16-game MLB Tuesday packed with great pitching matchups highlighted by Lucas Giolito‘s White Sox facing off with Kevin Gausman‘s Blue Jays. Mike Trout‘s Angels begin a series with Aaron Judge‘s Yankees in a battle of talented teams, Blake Snell goes against Cards legend Adam Wainwright after St. Louis handled San Diego in game one, while the Giants and Phillies go at it after SF’s 10-inning dub. Two NBA teams remain as the Finals begin on Thursday, while NFL’s second session of OTA’s continues after MDW. 

See what happened in sports on May 31st last year, headlined by Russell Westbrook‘s triple double and Hachimura‘s dagger 3PM to help the Wizards avoid a sweep, Utah’s Game 4 victory behind a late 10-0 run to take a commanding 3-1 lead, and Jacob DeGrom showcasing his skill on both sides of the ball as well as what happened in sports on May 31st, 2020 ft. MLBPA’s 2020 proposal for a 114-game season starting on June 30th and Forbes releasing a ranking of the highest-paid athletes. 

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 30, 2022
Pittsburgh Pirates pulled off another unpredictable comeback road win by defeating the Dodgers in the 9th inning and ending another elite Closer’s consecutive Saves streak, after beating San Diego’s Taylor Rogers just a few days prior

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May 29, 2022
Boston Celtics beat the Heat in Game 7 @ Miami to advance to the NBA Finals against the Warriors after almost blowing a 13-point lead with a few minutes left but pulling through after another huge Jimmy Butler performance this time ended with a missed GW-3PA after playing ALL 48 MIN

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May 29, 2022
Boston Celtics completed 1 of the greatest in-season turnarounds in NBA history, going from 11th in the East during January to now in the NBA Finals

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May 28, 2022
Despite hitting 0 HR in 2022, promising 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes delivered the GW-HR in the 9th inning against the San Diego Padres’ Taylor Rogers who had a 0.44 ERA before allowing the 3-run HR and taking his 1st loss of the season

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May 26, 2022
Golden State Warriors improved to 9-0 at home during the 2022 Playoffs as they eliminated the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 behind a big Klay Thompson performance (32 PTS, 8 3PM) to reach their 6th Finals over the last 8 seasons

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May 25, 2022
Boston Celtics took a 3-2 series lead after beating the Heat in Miami and limiting the No.1 seed to another awful offensive night as Tyler Herro missed his 2nd consecutive game while starters Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, & Max Strus have all struggled immensley since dealing with their own injuries

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May 24, 2022
NBA officially announced their 2021-22 All-NBA Teams with 1st Team ft. G Luka Doncic, G Devin Booker, F Jayson Tatum, F Giannis Antetokounmpo, & C Nikola Jokic. 2nd Team: G Ja Morant, G Steph Curry, F DeMar DeRozan, F Kevin Durant, C Joel Embiid. 3rd Team: G Chris Paul, G Trae Young, F LeBron James, F Pascal Siakam, C Karl-Anthony Towns

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May 24, 2022
PSO’s official 2021-22 All-NBA Teams: 1st: Luka, Morant, Tatum, Giannis, Jokic | 2nd: CP3, Booker, DeRozan, LeBron, Embiid | 3rd: Steph, Trae, Durant, Siakam, KAT | HM: Harden, Garland, LaVine, Jaylen, Ayton

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May 24, 2022
Dallas Mavericks avoided getting swept by the Golden State Warriors with a bounceback Game 4 win as they move to 3-0 this Postseason when facing elimination

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May 24, 2022
Baltimore Ravens signed 30-year-old 2x Pro Bowl CB Kyle Fuller to a 1-year deal

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PIT PULLS OFF CLUTCH WIN

 

WHAT A CATCH BY TAYLOR

 

AN ELITE HR ROB BY ELI

 

JESUS WHAT A BOMB

 

GIANTS OUTLAST PHILLIES

 

ECF GAME 7 TOP PLAYS

 

TATUM’S TERRIFIC IN GAME 7

 

BUTLER WAS BIG IN GAME 7

 

KINGS OF THE EAST

 

BEST OF THE 2022 ECF

 

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May 30, 2022
Pittsburgh Pirates are the 1st team to pull off a 9th inning road comeback win against 2 different teams that had a 64+ WIN% within a span of 3 days in MLB history

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May 30, 2022
Pittsburgh Pirates are the 1st team to snap multiple streaks of 10+ consecutive SV on the road within a span of 3 days in MLB history

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May 30, 2022
Mookie Betts recorded the t-most HR (12) during 1 month in Dodgers franchise history, tying 1953 Roy Campanella

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May 30, 2022
Nick Plummer is the 1st player to record a HR during each of his 1st 2 career GS in New York Mets history

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May 30, 2022
Jose Ramirez is the fastest (44 team games) MLB player to record 10 GP of 3+ RBI during 1 season since Jimmie Foxx in 1940

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May 30, 2022
Baltimore Orioles shutout the Red Sox while scoring 10+ Runs during the same game for the 1st time since 1967

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May 30, 2022
May 30th, 2022 marked the 1st game where both Starting Pitchers made their MLB debut during the same game in Milwaukee Brewers history

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May 29, 2022
Ime Udoka is the 1st rookie HC to win multiple Game 7s in NBA history

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May 29, 2022
Boston Celtics are the only team with a winning record (5-4) during road Game 7s in NBA history, and the only NBA team with more than 2 such wins (5)

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May 29, 2022
Boston Celtics are the 1st team to have a losing record (20-21) halfway into the season and still reach the NBA Finals since the 1981 Houston Rockets

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NBA: SG Moses Moody, Golden State Warriors (turns 20)

NFL: S Nasir Adderley, Los Angeles Chargers (25)

MLB: SP Shane Bieber, Cleveland Guardians (27)

MLB: 2B/IF David Fletcher, Los Angeles Angels (28)

NFL: WR Jordy Nelson, Retired after 2018 (37)

NBA: PG Nate Robinson, Retired after 2016 (38)

MLB: SP Jake Peavy, Retired after 2016 (41)

MLB: MGR Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers (50)

NFL: QB Joe Namath, Hall of Fame (79)

2018: Despite a Playoff career-high 51 points from LeBron James, the Cavaliers lost NBA Finals Game 1 to the Golden State Warriors after George Hill’s missed game-winning free throw led to JR Smith’s mental error when he forgot the score with less than 5 seconds left in the game

2007: LeBron James scored 29 of Cleveland’s final 30 points, including 25 straight as the Cavs defeated the Detroit Pistons in 2OT to take a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals that led to King James’ 1st NBA Finals appearance

1998: Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls defeated Reggie Miller’s Indiana Pacers in Eastern Conference Finals Game 7 to clinch their 3rd straight Finals and 6th straight during MJ’s final 6 full seasons with Chicago. This was Jordan’s final winner-take-all game where his 36.8 PPG in such games is the most all-time

1993: Down 2-1 to the New York Knicks and after a poor showing in Game 3, Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan scored 54 points to even the series and shift momentum. This is the highest-scoring performance against the Knicks in NBA postseason history to this day

1991: The New York Knicks announced the hiring of Pat Riley as their new Head Coach. The Knicks won at least 1 Playoff series in all 4 of Riley’s years as HC in NY including a Finals visit in 1994

1983: The Philadelphia 76ers swept the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals to win their 3rd championship in franchise history. C Moses Malone’s famous “Fo’ Fo’ Fo’” consecutive sweeps prediction nearly came true, as the 76ers lost just one single game throughout the postseason

 

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