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What’s Happening in Sports: May 29, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: May 29, 2022

May 29th, 2022 features a win-or-go-home ECF Game 7 between the Celtics and Heat after Jimmy Butler‘s 47-point masterpiece kept injury-plagued Miami’s season alive. MLB’s 15-game Sunday lineup has many great matchups headlined by a battle of aces as Mikolas’ Cardinals host Burnes‘ Brewers. Trout‘s Angels conclude their set with Bichette‘s Blue Jays, the Yankees look to clinch a four-game series in Tampa Bay, while NYM goes for a sweep of Philly facing former Met Zack Wheeler. NFL teams get ready for the second session of OTA’s. 

See what happened in sports on May 29th last year, headlined by the Bucks finishing their revenge of Miami by sweeping the Heat, Portland beating Denver despite Dame‘s cold shooting night, and No. 1 seed Utah’s dominant Game 3 win in Memphis as well as what happened in sports on May 29th, 2020 ft. the NBA’s official plan to restart on July 31st and three more teams re-opening their practice facilities. 

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 28, 2022
Despite hitting 0 HR in 2022, promising 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes delivered the GW-HR in the 9th inning against the San Diego Padres’ Taylor Rogers who had a 0.44 ERA before allowing the 3-run HR and taking his 1st loss of the season

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May 26, 2022
Golden State Warriors improved to 9-0 at home during the 2022 Playoffs as they eliminated the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 behind a big Klay Thompson performance (32 PTS, 8 3PM) to reach their 6th Finals over the last 8 seasons

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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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KE’BRYAN KILLED PADRES

 

SATURDAY HR ROBBERIES

 

KLAY CAUGHT FIRE IN G5

 

TO BEAT THE BUZZER

 

MIGGY STILL WINS GAMES

 

BEST DUNKS OF THE YEAR

 

BIG PUTBACK JAM BY BAM

 

HORFORD HAS HANDLES

 

HUGE RUN TO GO UP 3-2

 

BROWN’S BEST SLAMS

 

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May 28, 2022
This was the 1st time a player (Ke’Bryan Hayes) with 0 HR through 150+ season AB hit a HR against a Pitcher with a sub-0.50 ERA through 20+ season IP in MLB history

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May 28, 2022
Nathan Eovaldi recorded the most career GS (211) before throwing a Complete Game in MLB history

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May 28, 2022
Nathan Eovaldi has allowed the most HR (16) through the 1st 10 GP of a season in Boston Red Sox history

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May 28, 2022
Marcus Semien is the 1st player to record 40+ HR during 1 season and then go 40+ consecutive GP without a HR during the very next season in MLB history

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May 28, 2022
Sandy Alcantara is the 1st SP to record a CG-SHO & a GP of 14+ Ks & 0 BB against the reigning champs during the same season in MLB history

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May 26, 2022
Klay Thompson is the 1st player with 8+ 3PM during multiple closeout games of their career in NBA history, let alone consecutive Playoff series

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May 26, 2022
Klay Thompson recorded the most Playoff GP (5) of 8+ 3PM in NBA history

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May 26, 2022
Steph Curry won the 1st ever Western Conference Finals MVP award

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May 26, 2022
Steve Kerr has as many NBA Finals appearances (6) as Gregg Popovich after just 8 seasons of being a HC

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May 26, 2022
Golden State Warriors join the 1991-98 Bulls, 1980-91 Lakers, 1962-73 Lakers, & 1955-70 Celtics as the only 5 teams to reach 6 Finals over a span of 8 seasons in NBA history

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East Conference Finals

8:30 PM: #2 Boston Celtics vs. #1 Miami Heat [Tied 3-3]

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

NBA: SG Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers (turns 24)

NBA: G Markelle Fultz, Orlando Magic (24)

NBA: F Stanley Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (26)

NFL: OL Dan Feeney, New York Jets (28)

MLB: SP Steven Matz, St. Louis Cardinals (31)

MLB: RP Nick Wittgren, St. Louis Cardinals (31)

NFL: OL Justin Britt, Houston Texans (31)

MLB: RP Trevor Rosenthal, Last played in 2020 (32)

NFL: DL Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, Last played in 2020 (33)

NBA: F Carmelo Anthony, Free Agent (38)

2010: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay pitched just the 20th perfect game in MLB history in a 1-0 victory over the Florida Marlins 

1997: Utah Jazz PG John Stockton drained the GW-3PM at the buzzer to advance the Jazz to their 1st NBA Finals appearance in franchise history after defeating the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals

1996: SS Cal Ripken Jr. became the Baltimore Orioles’ all-time HR leader with his 334th career dinger, passing Eddie Murray. Ripken Jr. would go on to hit 431 career HR with Baltimore which still stands as the franchise record

1995: Following 3 lead changes in the game’s final 0:13.3 on 3’s from Indiana Pacers SG Reggie Miller, Orlando Magic PG Brian Shaw, and PG Penny Hardaway, Pacers C Rik Smits nailed a jumper from the FT line as time expired to take Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals

1980: In a heated race for NBA Rookie of the Year, Boston Celtics PF Larry Bird edged out Los Angeles Lakers PG Magic Johnson for the Award, while Lakers C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won his 6th and final MVP, which still stands as the NBA record

1976: Houston Astros P Joe Niekro hit his 1st (and only) career HR off of his older brother, Atlanta Braves SP Phil Niekro

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