What’s Happening in Sports: June 16, 2022

June 16th, 2022 features what could be the last game of the 2021-22 NBA season with Finals Game 6 where Golden State will look to solidify their dynasty with a fourth championship in eight years as the Celtics try to avoid elimination at home. MLB’s nine-game slate includes a rubber game between Pete Alonso‘s Mets and Christian Yelich‘s Brewers after Milwaukee’s blowout win, while Aaron Judge‘s Yankees go for a sweep of division-rival Tampa Bay. Key NFL stars pursue long-term deals following Minkah Fitzpatrick‘s lucrative extension in Pittsburgh. 

See what happened in sports on June 16th last year, headlined by Atlanta’s unbelievable 26-point Game 5 comeback win in Philly behind Trae Young‘s 39 points, Paul George putting LAC on his back with a superstar performance that lifted the Clippers to a 3-2 series lead over Utah, and LaMelo Ball winning the 2020-21 NBA ROY award as well as what happened in sports on June 16th, 2020 ft. the NFL’s announcement of a 2021 Pro Bowl in Las Vegas. 

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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Jun 14, 2022
St. Louis Cardinals SP Miles Mikolas lost a no-hitter with only 1 strike remaining as pinch-hitter OF Cal Mitchell got a hit during his 1st PA of the game

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Jun 14, 2022
The reigning World Series Champion Atlanta Braves are on a historic win streak that has now extended to 13 games

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Jun 13, 2022
Despite a historically bad shooting night from Steph Curry (0-9 3PA) and the team as a whole (9-40 3PA), Andrew Wiggins (26 PTS & 13 REB) & Klay Thompson (21 PTS & 5 3PM) helped lead the Warriors to a Game 5 win over the Boston Celtics to take a 3-2 NBA Finals series lead

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Jun 13, 2022
Oklahoma City Thunder acquired F JaMychal Green (who will pick up $8.2M player option) & a 2027 1st Rd Pick from the Denver Nuggets for the 2022 30th overall pick, a 2023 2nd Rd Pick, & 2024 2nd Rd pick

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Jun 13, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies signed 2021-22 NBA Coach of the Year runner-up Taylor Jenkins to a multi-year contract extension after leading Memphis from the No.8 seed last year to the No.2 seed this year without any offseason upgrades

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Jun 12, 2022
Matt Carpenter made Yankees history with the most HR (6) during a player’s 1st 10 games with the team after the 36-year-old 3x All-Star signed a minor-league deal to spark the Yankees massive 18-4 win over the Cubs

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Jun 11, 2022
Ronald Acuna became the 1st player to hit 25 career leadoff HR during his 1st 5 career seasons in MLB history as the reigning champion Braves won their 10th game in a row

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Jun 10, 2022
Golden State Warriors outscored the Boston Celtics 17-3 during the final 5 MIN of NBA Finals Game 4 to avoid a 3-1 deficit as Steph Curry put the team on his back with 43 PTS

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Jun 10, 2022
Las Vegas Raiders signed WR Hunter Renfrow to a 2y/$32M extension ($21M gtd)

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Jun 10, 2022
Charlotte Hornets have named Golden State Warriors asst. HC & former Brooklyn Nets HC Kenny Atkinson its new HC on a 4-year deal

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1 STRIKE AWAY FROM NO-NO

 

WILD REDS WIN IN EXTRAS

 

DIAZ FROM HIS KNEES

 

NIMMO FULL EXTENSION

 

POOLE PARTY’S BIG SPLASH

 

WIGGINS DAGGER DUNK

 

BEST GAME 5 PLAYS EVER

 

SICK PLAYS BY PITTSBURGH

 

REACTION TIME ON POINT

 

HOSKINS HITS WALK-OFF

 

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Jun 14, 2022
June 14, 2022 featured the most Pitchers (12) recording 5+ IP & 0 ER allowed during 1 day in the live-ball era [since 1920]

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Jun 14, 2022
Atlanta Braves recorded the most consecutive Wins (13) by a reigning World Series champion since the 1954 Yankees

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Jun 14, 2022
Tyler Mahle is the 1st player to record 12+ Ks/0 BB/SHO during 1 road GP and not get the Win in MLB history

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Jun 13, 2022
Steph Curry recorded the 1st Playoff GP of 0 3PM during his NBA career, ending his NBA-record streak of 132 consecutive Playoff GP with 1+ 3PM, 38 consecutive Playoff GP with 2+ 3PM, and 231 consecutive Playoff/Regular season GP with 1+ 3PM

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Jun 13, 2022
Most consecutive Playoff GP with 1+ 3PM in NBA history: 1. Steph Curry (132), 2. Klay Thompson (54), 3. Reggie Miller (44)

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Jun 13, 2022
Most career 3PM in NBA Finals history: 1. Steph Curry (146)^, 2. Klay Thompson (104)^, 3. LeBron James (101), T4. JR Smith & Danny Green (59)

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Jun 13, 2022
Steph Curry/Klay Thompson/Draymond Green have the most Finals Wins (20) by a trio in the last 50 years, surpassing Tim Duncan/Tony Parker/Manu Ginobili

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Jun 13, 2022
Most 3PM during 1 Postseason by a team in NBA history: 1. 2022 Boston Celtics (317)^, 2. 2016 Golden State Warriors (306), 3. 2022 Golden State Warriors (289)^, 4. 2019 Toronto Raptors (286), 5. 2022 Dallas Mavericks (284)

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Jun 13, 2022
Boston Celtics recorded the most consecutive 3PM (8) without a miss during a Finals game in NBA history

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Jun 13, 2022
Boston Celtics recorded the most consecutive missed 3PM (12) to start a Finals game in NBA history

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NBA Finals Game 6 

9:00 PM ET: WCF Champ Golden State Warriors vs. ECF Champ Boston Celtics [GSW leads 3-2]

NFL: EDGE Azeez Ojulari, New York Giants (turns 22)

NFL: WR Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings (23)

NFL: S Trevon Moehrig, Las Vegas Raiders (23)

NFL: OL Trey Smith, Kansas City Chiefs (23)

NFL: OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Detroit Lions (29)

NFL: OL Nick Easton, Last played in 2020 (30)

NFL: OL Austin Blythe, Seattle Seahawks (30)

MLB: RHP Kerry Wood, Retired after 2012 (45)

2015: Led by NBA Finals MVP Andre Igoudala’s 25 points, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 to win their 1st NBA Championship in 40 years which sparked their 2010s dynasty with 3 championships in 4 seasons

2008: Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6 to secure their 1st NBA Championship in over 2 decades as the Big 3 of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen led the way with KG iconically declaring “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE” after winning his only title

1999: After taking a year off following his departure from Chicago, Los Angeles Lakers officially named Phil Jackson as their new HC as he went on to win 3 Championships in all 3 of his 1st 3 years

1996: Led by the trio of Michael Jordan (22 points), Dennis Rodman (19 rebounds), and Scottie Pippen (17 points, 4 steals), the Bulls defeated the Sonics 87-75 in Game 6 to clinch their 4th Championship in 6 years and cap off a historic 72-10 season. Jordan’s 4th Finals MVP award set a new record that stands today (6)

1993: Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan dropped a career Finals-high 55 PTS during Chicago’s Game 4 win over Phoenix to take a 3-1 series lead. It’s tied with Rick Barry for the 2nd-highest scoring output in NBA Finals history, trailing only Elgin Baylor’s 61 points from 1962

1978: Hall of Fame SP Tom Seaver finally threw his 1st career no-hitter after 5 career complete-game 1-hitters (the most by any pitcher in the Live Ball Era at the time of his 1st no-no)

1975: Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers completed a trade that sent future-HOF Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to Los Angeles in exchange for Elmore Smith, David Meyers, Brian Winters, and Junior Bridgeman

1938: St. Louis Browns walked Red Sox 1B Jimmie Foxx an MLB-record 6 times in Boston’s 12-8 victory which remained the outright record until tied in 1984 and has yet to be surpassed 

1909: Legendary all-around athlete Jim Thorpe made his professional baseball debut for the Rocky Mount Railroaders in the Eastern Carolina League, which would eventually cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals in 1912

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