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What Happened in Sports: May 25, 2022

What Happened in Sports: May 25, 2022

May 25th, 2022 was highlighted by the Celtics winning a pivotal Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 against the Heat after locking down Miami for the second straight contest. Boston’s huge 24-2 run spurred them to a 3-2 series lead as Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum took over in the third quarter, while Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry struggled immensely as they dealt with their own injuries. Brown threw down a soaring dunk on Bam, Al Horford showcased his handles to finish a fast-break and-one layup, plus Adebayo had a vicious put-back slam. 

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 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 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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BIG PUTBACK JAM BY BAM

 

HORFORD HAS HANDLES

 

HUGE RUN TO GO UP 3-2

 

BROWN’S BEST SLAMS

 

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May 25, 2022
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May 25, 2022
Kyle Lowry & Max Strus are the only starting backcourt to each play 20+ MIN & not record any FGM during 1 Playoff game in NBA history

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May 25, 2022
Kyle Lowry & Max Strus recorded the most FGA (15) with 0 FGM by a staring NBA backcourt during 1 Playoff game in NBA history

Hot
May 25, 2022
Boston Celtics were 11th in the East during January and are now 1 win away from the NBA Finals

Hot
May 25, 2022
Jimmy Butler has recorded 9.5 PPG on 7-32 FG (21.9%) & 1-7 3P (14.3%) since his knee injury in Game 3

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East 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 (27)

MLB: OF Jake Fraley, Cincinnati Reds (27)

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

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

MLB: SS Miguel Tejada, Retired after 2013 (48)

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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