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What’s Happening in Sports: May 26, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: May 26, 2022

May 26th, 2022 features Western Conference Finals Game 5 between the Mavericks and Warriors after Dallas avoided a sweep behind a 3PT barrage. 13 MLB games are on the menu headlined by the Yankees and Rays opening a critical AL-East series. Nolan Arenado‘s Cardinals host Christian Yelich‘s Brewers in a battle of the top two NL Central teams, division rivals Arizona and LA open a four-game set, and Ryu‘s Blue Jays face Ohtani‘s Angels in a matchup of winning squads. NFL’s first session of OTA’s concludes as teams consider their future lineups. 

See what happened in sports on May 26th last year, headlined by Ja Morant exploding for a franchise-record 47 points but Memphis also allowed a record-breaking amount of points to Utah in Mitchell‘s return, the Knicks won a Playoff game behind a rocking MSG, and legendary kicker Adam Vinatieri retired as well as what happened in sports on May 26th, 2020 ft. New Jersey allowing the Jets and Giants to resume activities again and the NBA planning to return to action.

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 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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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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May 22, 2022
Golden State Warriors took a 3-0 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals as Andrew Wiggins posterized Luka who dropped 40+ PTS again but took another L (now 2-6 when scoring 40+ PTS in Playoffs)

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May 22, 2022
Cleveland Browns re-signed EDGE Jadeveon Clowney to a 1y/$8M deal with up to $3M in incentives that are considered likely

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HORFORD HAS HANDLES

 

HUGE RUN TO GO UP 3-2

 

BROWN’S BEST SLAMS

 

POOLE PULLS OUT THE BAG

 

LUKA’S SICK ASSIST

 

MAVS MADE MANY 3PM

 

KERR’S PASSIONATE RANT

 

MAGICAL WALK-OFF IN NY

 

BRAVES IGNITE COMEBACK

 

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May 25, 2022
Miami Heat recorded 35% FG or worse in consecutive games for the 1st time in franchise history. Both games were without 20 PPG scorer Tyler Herro F Kyle Lowry & Max Strus recorded the most FGA (15) with 0 FGM by a staring NBA backcourt during 1 Playoff game in NBA history

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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

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

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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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May 24, 2022
Most career All-NBA Teams in NBA history: 1. LeBron James (19), T2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant, & Tim Duncan (18)

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May 24, 2022
LeBron James is the 1st player to make an All-NBA team during his 19th season or later in NBA history

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May 24, 2022
The 2021-22 All-NBA 1st Team features ONLY players age-27 or younger for the 1st time since 1955

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May 24, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo was the only unanimous All-NBA 1st Team player in 2022, and has done so in each of the last 4 years

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May 24, 2022
Pascal Siakam’s Raptors records: PTS (25) in 1 Qtr – 6+ RPG & 5+ APG or 20+ PPG/5+ APG/5+ RPG in 1 season – GP (2) of 44+ PTS & 10+ REB – Career (16) & season (8) GP of 25+ PTS/10+ REB/5+ AST – Season GP (15) & consecutive GP (3) of 20+ PTS/10+ REB/5+ AST

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West Conference Finals 

9:00 PM:#4 Dallas Mavericks vs. #3 Golden State Warriors [GS leads 3-1]

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

NFL: LB Micah Parsons, Dallas Cowboys (turns 23)

NFL: LB Nick Kwiatkoski, Atlanta Falcons (29)

MLB: OF Alex Dickerson, Atlanta Braves (32)

MLB: 2B Ben Zobrist, Retired after 2019 (41)

2021: Memphis Grizzlies PG Ja Morant set a Postseason franchise record with 47 points during his 2nd career Playoff game as he also recorded the most Playoff PTS (47) during 1 game by a player age-21 or younger in NBA history. Morant tied the record the next year but no other Grizzlies player even has more than 35 PTS in a Playoff game

2015: Completing a sweep of the Atlanta Hawks with a 118-88 thrashing in Game 4, the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to their 2nd NBA Finals appearance in franchise history

2002: PF Robert Horry stepped up for the Los Angels Lakers by hitting the buzzer-beating game-winner in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals against the Sacramento Kings that helped lead to LA’s 3-peat

1999: Toronto Raptors SF Vince Carter was named NBA Rookie of the Year, earning an astounding 95.8% of the vote

1995: Seattle Mariners OF Ken Griffey Jr. made one of the most memorable catches of his career against the Baltimore Orioles, but fractured his wrist in the process and missed the next 73 games

1993: Texas Rangers OF Jose Canseco failed to catch a ball at the wall in the outfield where it instead bounced right off his head and over the fence for a Carlos Martinez HR

1987: Boston Celtics PF Larry Bird stole an inbounds pass from Detroit Pistons PG Isiah Thomas and connected with PG Dennis Johnson for an improbable 108-107 win in Eastern Conference Finals Game 5, a series they won in 7 games

1959: Pittsburgh Pirates SP Harvey Haddix pitched a Perfect Game for 12 whole innings, but lost it in the 13th due to an error, an intentional walk of Milwaukee Braves OF Hank Aaron, then a 3-run HR by 1B Joe Adcock as the Braves won 3-0

1946: After beginning the season hitting just 2-for-48 (.041), HOF OF Mel Ott removed himself from the field and began only managing the New York Giants

1925: Detroit Tigers OF Ty Cobb became the very 1st player to record 1,000 career extra-base hits in MLB history

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