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What’s Happening in Sports: May 9, 2022

May 9th, 2022 features Game 4’s between the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the NBA Playoffs as Steph Curry and the Warriors host the Grizzlies, who see Dillon Brooks return from suspension but are also without Ja Morant due to his knee injury, and in the East, Jayson Tatum and the Celtics look to avoid going down 3-1 in Milwaukee against Giannis‘ reigning champion Bucks. 11 MLB games are highlighted by Noah Syndergaard starting for the Angels against the Rays and the Rockies visiting Carlos Rodon‘s Giants in a battle of winning NL West teams.

See what happened in sports on May 9th last year, headlined by Anthony Davis dropping 42 points during a win against the Suns that served as a “what if” for the reigning champion injury prone Lakers in 2021 and Giancarlo Stanton hitting a walk-off to beat the Nationals, as well as what happened in sports on May 9th, 2020 ft. the MLB releasing details on their plans to return to play in 2020 about two months after the Spring Training/Season suspension began. 

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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Hot
May 08, 2022
A vintage James Harden performance (32 PTS/9 AST/7 REB) included 16 PTS in the 4th Qtr to lead the 76ers over Miami at home amidst the Heat’s massive shooting struggles despite Jimmy Butler’s 40-pt game to tie the series 2-2

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May 08, 2022
Luka Doncic continued his historic Playoff production to lead the Mavs over the No.1 seed Suns at home to tie the series 2-2

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May 08, 2022
Sacramento Kings are hiring Golden State Warriors Asst. HC Mike Brown to be their new HC on a 4-year deal. Brown was a HC for Cavs 2005-10, Lakers 2011-12, & Cavs 2013-14 before working in the Bay since KD arrived in 2016

Hot
May 08, 2022
MLB’s #18 prospect Arizona Diamondbacks OF Alek Thomas is making his MLB debut on Mother’s Day

Hot
May 07, 2022
A chaotic ending to Bucks-Celtics Game 3 culminated after Al Horford’s putback on Marcus Smart’s intentionally missed FTA was less than a second after the buzzer as Giannis Antetokounmpo went off for 42 PTS including a clutch bucket to lead Milwaukee past Boston as Jayson Tatum struggled mightily

Hot
May 07, 2022
Golden State Warriors were historically efficient during a Game 3 rout over the Memphis Grizzlies as Jordan Poole’s controversial pulling of Ja Morant’s knee led to the young All-Star’s early exit

Hot
May 06, 2022
Chris Paul & Devin Booker surprisingly combined for 12 TOV while Luka & Jalen Brunson combined for 54 PTS to get the Mavs’ 1st win of the series over Phoenix which made it 2-1

Hot
May 06, 2022
Joel Embiid made his return after a 2-game absence to lead the 76ers to the Game 3 win over Miami as the Heat’s offense struggled immensely that made it a 2-1 series

Hot
May 05, 2022
New York Mets pulled off an all-time comeback in Philadelphia, trailing 7-1 before mounting a 7-run 9th inning to win 8-7 as their magical 2022 season continued

Hot
May 05, 2022
Los Angeles Clippers signed F Robert Covington to a 2y/$24M contract to avoid hitting free agency

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BEARD BALLIN’ IN GAME 4

 

WHAT A PLAY AT 2ND BASE

 

CLUTCH ON MOTHER’S DAY

 

TUCK TOOK IT BACK

 

BUCKS COME UP CLUTCH

 

TATUM YAMS IT ON GIANNIS

 

THE GREEK FREAK SHIMMY

 

CELTICS DEFENSE CLAMPS

 

MORANT FROM DEEP

 

SLINGSHOT PLAY IS LETHAL

 

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Hot
May 08, 2022
James Harden is the 1st player to record 30+ PTS/5+ AST/5+ REB/5+ 3PM during 1 Playoff GP in Philadelphia 76ers history

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May 08, 2022
Luka Doncic is the 1st player to record 650+ PTS/150+ REB/150+ AST through his 1st 20 career Playoff GP in NBA history

Hot
May 08, 2022
Most Sunday Night Baseball games hosted in MLB history: 1. Chicago Cubs @ Wrigley Field (55), 2. Boston Red Sox @ Fenway Park (54), 3. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Dodger Stadium (51), 4. Los Angeles Angels @ Angel Stadium (40)

Hot
May 07, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded the 1st Playoff GP of 40+ PTS & 8+ AST or 40+ PTS/2+ STL/2+ BLK in Milwaukee Bucks history

Hot
May 07, 2022
Most career Playoff GP of 40+ PTS in Milwaukee Bucks history: 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (6), 2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (3), T3. Khris Middleton, Ray Allen, Michael Redd, & Terry Cummings (1)

Hot
May 07, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo & Jrue Holiday are the 1st NBA teammates to each record 30+ FGA during the same Playoff GP since Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen in the 1993 NBA Finals

Hot
May 07, 2022
Jonathan Kuminga is the youngest (19y, 213d) player to start a Playoff game in NBA history [starters officially tracked since 1970]

Hot
May 07, 2022
Golden State Warriors recorded 60+ FG%/50+ 3P%/90+ FT% during a Playoff game for the 1st time in franchise history, and the 2nd time ever in NBA history

Hot
May 07, 2022
Fastest pitches in Minnesota Twins history: 1. 5/7/22 Jhoan Duran (102.8 MPH), 2. 5/7/22 Jhoan Duran (102.6 MPH), 3. 5/7/22 Jhoan Duran (102.5 MPH), 4. 5/7/22 Jhoan Duran (102.1 MPH), T5. 4/15/22 & 4/11/22 Jhoan Duran (102.0)

Hot
May 06, 2022
Most career Playoff PTS off the bench in Miami Heat history: 1. Tyler Herro (419)^, 2. Ray Allen (414), 3. Norris Cole (255), 4. Udonis Haslem (245), 5. Chris Anderson (220), 6. Mike Miller (212), 7. Mario Chalmers (207)

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NBA Conference Semifinals

7:30 PM: #2 Boston Celtics vs. #3 Milwaukee Bucks [MIL leads 2-1]

10:00 PM: #2 Memphis Grizzlies vs. #3 Golden State Warriors [GSW leads 2-1]

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

NFL: DL Derrick Nnadi, Kansas City Chiefs (turns 26)

NFL: DL Maurice Hurst, San Francisco 49ers (27)

NFL: EDGE Samsom Ebukam, San Francisco 49ers (27)

MLB: 3B/UT Tommy Edman, St. Louis Cardinals (27)

NBA: SF Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Atlanta Hawks (27)

NFL: WR Robby Anderson, Carolina Panthers (29)

MLB: OF Jace Peterson, Milwaukee Brewers (32)

NBA: PF Nemanja Bjelica, Golden State Warriors (34)

MLB: 1B Prince Fielder, Retired after 2016 (38)

MLB: OF Tony Gwynn, Hall of Fame (62)

2016: After missing 2 weeks with a knee injury, Golden State Warriors PG Steph Curry had one of the greatest games of his HOF career in Game 4 of a 2nd Rd matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers — up 2-1 in the series, Curry started out 0-9 on 3PA until catching fire in the 4th, setting an NBA record by scoring 17 PTS in OT to cap off a 40-point performance and take a commanding 3-1 series lead

2010: Oakland Athletics SP Dallas Braden pitched the 19th perfect game in MLB history, a 4-0 victory over the Rays

1995: Cleveland Indians tied an MLB record by scoring 8 runs before recording an out, defeating the Minnesota Twins 10-0

1989: The position-record errorless streaks of Boston Red Sox C Rick Cerone (159 games) and New York Mets SS Kevin Elster (88 games) were both snapped 

1987: Baltimore Orioles 1B Eddie Murray became the very 1st player in MLB history to hit a HR on each side of the plate in consecutive games

1984: Longest game in AL history finally ended as Chicago White Sox OF Harold Baines hit a HR in the 25th inning finally defeat the Brewers, 7-6 (began the day before)

1961: Baltimore Orioles 1B Jim Gentile became the 1st player in MLB history to hit a Grand Slam in consecutive innings

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