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What Happened in Sports: May 23, 2022

What Happened in Sports: May 23, 2022

May 23rd, 2022 was highlighted by Boston tying the ECF 2-2 after an unprecedented bad beginning by Miami (0 FGM through 8:38) that culminated in a historic low 18 points from their entire starting lineup COMBINED. The T-Wolves hired Nuggets President Tim Connelly on a 5y/$40m deal plus ownership equity, while the Arizona Cardinals will host the second ever in-season Hard Knocks. Paul Goldschmidt’s walk-off Grand Slam and 2B Tommy Edman’s Gold Glove defense at Shortstop sparked St. Louis’ win while the Padres also walked it off

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 the Lakers losing to Phoenix 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 HAPPENED 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 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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CELTICS DEFENSE CLAMPED

 

WHAT A GAME FOR STL

 

FRIARS HAVING FUN IN SD

 

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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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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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