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What’s Happening in Sports: April 19, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: April 19, 2022

April 19th, 2022 features three more NBA Playoff matchups with Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves vs. Ja Morant‘s Grizzlies, Trae Young and the Hawks looking to steal a game in Miami against the No.1 seed Heat, and the Pelicans visiting the Devin Booker-led Suns with hopes of an upset. The MLB has 17 games including two double-headers between the D-Backs and Juan Soto‘s Nats as well as the Giants visiting Max Scherzer and the Mets in Game 1 of their double-header. Max Fried also faces Walker Buehler in a NLCS re-match. 

See what happened in sports on April 19th last year, headlined by Washington QB Alex Smith retiring from the NFL after winning the Comeback Player of the Year award and Steph Curry dropping 49 points and shattering the record for the most threes (72) over a ten-game stretch in NBA history, as well as what happened in sports on April 19th, 2020 ft. the premiere of “The Last Dance”, ESPN’s 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls. 

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. 

MORE CONTENT WILL BE UPLOADED THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
Jayson Tatum hit the 1st GW buzzer-beater at home in Boston Celtics Playoff history on a spinning layup thanks to a wise dish by Marcus Smart to overcome Kyrie’s 39 PTS as he heckled back at fans and added middle finger gestures in Game 1

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
Duncan Robinson set a Miami Heat Playoff record with 8 3PM to lead their blowout win over Atlanta in Game 1 as their tough defense neutralized Trae Young (8 PTS on 1-12 FG)

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
Giannis led the Bucks over the Bulls in Game 1 as his undefeated streak vs. Chicago has extended to 14 games since 2018

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
CP3 dominated in the 4th Qtr with 18 PTS to lead the No.1 seed Suns over the No.8 seed Pelicans in Game 1 of their 1st Rd matchup

Hot
Apr 16, 2022
Anthony Edwards had a historic Playoff debut for the T-Wolves with 36 PTS as he & KAT led the Wolves over Ja Morant’s Grizzlies in Game 1 @ Memphis, overcoming Jaren Jackson Jr.’s Playoff franchise-record 7 BLK

Hot
Apr 16, 2022
Spida went from 2 PTS in the 1st half to 30 PTS in the 2nd half to lead Utah’s victory over the Luka-less Mavs in Game 1 that was sealed with a clutch Royce O’Neal 3PM

Hot
Apr 16, 2022
Tyrese Maxey exploded for 38 PTS as the youngest 76ers player ever with 30+ in a Playoff game to lead Philly past Toronto in Game 1

Hot
Apr 16, 2022
Cincinnati Reds rookie SP Hunter Greene set MLB records for the most pitches of 100+ MPH (39) & 101+ MPH (13) ever during only his 2nd career start

Hot
Apr 16, 2022
Jordan Poole’s electric Playoff debut (30 PTS) provided Golden State with enough firepower to blow out Nikola Jokic’s Nuggets in Game 1

Hot
Apr 15, 2022
Trae Young took over for the Hawks in the 2nd half (32 of his 38 PTS) to lead Atlanta past Cleveland in the play-in game to clinch the final East Playoff spot, overcoming Clint Capela’s 1st half injury

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Clutch Celtics overcome Kyrie

 

Duncan set Heat 3PM record

 

Trae Young hit acrobatic layup

 

CP3 took over in the 4th Qtr

 

Nestor pulls off immaculate IP

 

Lowe got high to bring it back

 

Full extension grabs on Sunday

 

Best chasedown BLK of ’21-’22

 

KAT collects a body

 

Ja & Jackson double block

 

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Hot
Apr 17, 2022
Jayson Tatum hit the 1st Playoff game-winning buzzer-beater at home in Boston Celtics history

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Apr 17, 2022
Most 3PM during 1 Playoff GP in Miami Heat history: 1. 2022 Duncan Robinson (8), T2. 2021 Duncan Robinson, 2020 Duncan Robinson x2, 2012 Mike Miller, & 2005 Damon Jones (7)

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
Duncan Robinson recorded the highest contested FG% (90) during 1 Playoff GP in NBA history [tracking began in 2013-14]

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo has won 14 consecutive games against the Chicago Bulls, with his last loss taking place in 2017 when Nikola Mirotic was still on the team

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
The Milwaukee Bucks are 9-1 when Giannis, Middleton, Holiday, & Brook Lopez are all active during the 2021-22 season [including Playoffs]

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
Chris Paul is the oldest (36) player to record 30+ PTS & 10+ AST during 1 GP in NBA Postseason history

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
Jae Crowder became the 1st starter to record exactly 1 PT/1 REB/1 AST/1 BLK during 1 Playoff GP in NBA history

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
Lowest ERA by Starting Pitchers through a team’s 1st 10 games of a season in MLB history: 1. 2022 New York Mets (1.07), 2. 1920 Atlanta Braves (1.12), 3. 1963 Chicago Cubs (1.13), 4. 1913 Los Angeles Dodgers (1.19)

Hot
Apr 17, 2022
The 2022 San Diego Padres have the most consecutive games (11) without an error to start a season in MLB history, surpassing the 2018 World Champion Boston Red Sox (10 games)

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Apr 17, 2022
Jordan Romano is the 1st Pitcher to record a SV during each of the team’s 1st 6 Wins of a season in Toronto Blue Jays history

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NBA Playoffs 1st Round

7:30 PM: #8 Atlanta Hawks vs. #1 Miami Heat [MIA leads 1-0]

8:30 PM: #7 Minnesota Timberwolves vs. #2 Memphis Grizzlies [MIN leads 1-0]

10:00 PM: #8 New Orleans Pelicans vs. #1 Phoenix Suns [PHX leads 1-0]

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

NBA: SG Luguentz Dort, Oklahoma City Thunder (turns 23)

NFL: DB Jaylon Johnson, Chicago Bears (23)

NFL: S Chuck Clark, Baltimore Ravens (27)

NFL: EDGE Chase Winovich, Cleveland Browns (27)

MLB: OF Chas McCormick, Houston Astros (27)

NBA: C Kelly Olynyk, Detroit Pistons (31)

MLB: OF Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston Red Sox (32)

MLB: C/1B Joe Mauer, Retired after 2018 (39)

NFL: S Troy Polamalu, Hall of Fame (41)

2020: ESPN aired Pt.1 & Pt.2 of “The Last Dance” documentary surrounding Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty about a month after all sports were suspended from COVID-19 and 23 years after their final season together concluded

2017: Oklahoma City Thunder PG Russell Westbrook recorded the highest scoring triple-double (51 PTS/13 AST/10 REB) in NBA postseason history during a 115-111 loss to the Houston Rockets, a record that still stands today

1999: For the very 1st time in his incredibly durable 19-year career, Baltimore Orioles 3B Cal Ripken was placed on the DL due to back issues

1997: The very 1st (and only) MLB game in Hawaii was played as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the San Diego Padres in a doubleheader

1992: Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan won his 6th consecutive scoring title with a 30.1 PPG average, the most in NBA history besides Wilt Chamberlain

1992: Detroit Pistons PF Dennis Rodman won his 1st rebounding title with an average of 18.7 RPG, the highest mark since Wilt Chamberlain in 1971-72 (19.2)

1986: Atlanta Hawks PG Spud Webb set records for the most AST (18) by both a rookie and a bench player in NBA postseason history during a victory over the Detroit Pistons

1985: Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan made his NBA postseason debut with 23 points that started a NBA-record streak of 15+ PTS in 179 consecutive playoff games, 80 games longer than the next closest streak

1984Bernard King set a Knicks playoffs record for points (46), would tie the record in the very next game, and then went on to become 1 of 3 players with 4+ consecutive GP of 40+ PTS in NBA postseason history

1960: MLB finally began displaying players’ last names on the back of their jerseys

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