What’s Happening in Sports: May 7, 2022

May 7th, 2022 features two more Game 3’s of the NBA Playoffs Semifinals, with Jayson Tatum‘s Celtics visiting Giannis and the Bucks in the East, while in the West, the Ja Morant-led Grizzlies look to break the deadlock 1-1 series with Steph Curry‘s  Warriors. The MLB has a loaded 18-game schedule after a Friday full of rain-forced postponements, including doubleheaders between the Blue Jays and Guardians, Pirates-Reds, as well as the Dodgers vs. Cubs. NFL teams are fully immersed into free agency’s second wave a week after the draft. 

See what happened in sports on May 7th last year, headlined by Wade Miley adding another no-hitter to the 2021 season’s historic tally and Bojan Bogdanovic dropping a career-high 48 points in a Jazz win, as well as what happened in sports on May 7th, 2020 ft. the full release of the 2020 NFL schedule and the Clippers getting one step closer to having their own arena in Southern California. 

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 06, 2022
Chris Paul & Devin Booker surprisingly combined for 12 TOV while Luka & Jalen Brunson combined for 54 PTS to get their 1st win of the series which made it 2-1

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May 06, 2022
Joel Embiid made his return after a 2-game absence to lead the 76ers to the Game 3 win over Miami as the Heat’s offense struggled immensely that made it a 2-1 series now

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May 05, 2022
New York Mets pulled off an all-time comeback in Philadelphia, trailing 7-1 before mounting a 7-run 9th inning to win 8-7 as their magical 2022 season continued

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May 05, 2022
Los Angeles Clippers signed F Robert Covington to a 2y/$24M contract to avoid hitting free agency

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May 04, 2022
Phoenix Suns recorded the highest Playoff FG% (64.5%) in franchise history as they dominated the Mavs in the 4th QTR led by Chris Paul (16 PTS in Q4) to take a 2-0 series lead over Dallas despite Luka re-claiming the all-time NBA Playoff PPG lead over Michael Jordan (33.4)

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May 04, 2022
Miami Heat took down the Joel Embiid-less 76ers once again in Game 2 as they take a commanding 2-0 series lead with Embiid’s return possibly coming in Game 3 or 4

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May 03, 2022
Ja Morant tied his own franchise-record with 47 PTS including Memphis’ final 15 PTS to will the Grizzlies to a Game 2 win at home as the Warriors had the worst 3P% (18.4%) in their Playoff history to tie the series 1-1

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May 03, 2022
Boston Celtics bounced back in Game 2 as the Young J’s each put up 29+ PTS and held a lead of 20+ PTS for the majority of the game despite Marcus Smart’s absence to tie the series up 1-1 heading to Milwaukee

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May 03, 2022
Miami Heat SG Tyler Herro was named 2021-22 NBA 6th Man of the Year after recording 20.7 PPG/5.0 RPG/4.0 APG as the 5th bench player ever with 20+ PPG and the 1st Heat player to win the award

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May 03, 2022
Atlanta Falcons signed 2x Pro Bowl DL Grady Jarrett to a 3y/$51M extension ($34.5M gtd)

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AST FROM THE GROUND

 

RAYS OUT-CLUTCH SEATTLE

 

ACUNA’S 1ST HR SINCE ACL

 

RAVENS ADD GREAT SAFETY

 

WHAT A COMEBACK

 

JC CLUTCH NOT ENOUGH

 

FILTH FROM THE MVP

 

TOP 10 NBA PLAYOFF PLAYS

 

JAVY THROUGH THE LEGS!

 

WHAT A CATCH IN NYC

 

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May 06, 2022
Most career Playoff PTS off the bench in Miami Heat history: 1. Tyler Herro (419)^, 2. Ray Allen (414), 3. Norris Cole (255), 4. Udonis Haslem (245), 5. Chris Anderson (220), 6. Mike Miller (212), 7. Mario Chalmers (207)

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May 06, 2022
Minnesota Twins SP Josh Winder is the 1st Pitcher with 15+ Ks/0.00 ERA/1 BB or less over the 1st 2 career GS in MLB history

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May 06, 2022
Josh Winder is the 1st Pitcher to record 7+ Ks & 0 ER during each of his 1st 2 career GS in Minnesota Twins history

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May 05, 2022
New York Mets overcame the 1st 6-run 9th inning deficit in franchise history since 1997 (previously 0-330), and their 3rd ever

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May 05, 2022
Philadelphia Phillies blew a 6-run 9th inning lead for the 1st time in 25 seasons

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May 05, 2022
New York Mets are the 1st team to throw a no-hitter & have a comeback win of 6+ Runs in the 9th inning during the same week since 1990, and the 2nd in MLB history

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May 05, 2022
Hunter Greene became the 1st SP to record 7+ Ks & 5+ HR allowed over a 4-IP span in MLB history, doing so in only 2.2 IP

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May 04, 2022
Phoenix Suns became the 1st team to record 70+ 2P% & 50+ 3P% during 1 Playoff game in NBA history

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May 04, 2022
Phoenix Suns recorded the highest FG% (64.5%) during 1 Playoff game in franchise history

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May 04, 2022
Chris Paul is the 1st player to record 25+ PPG/5+ RPG/5+ APG/70+ FG% over a 3-GP Playoff span in Phoenix Suns history

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NBA Playoff Conference Semifinals

3:30 PM: #2 Boston Celtics vs. #3 Milwaukee Bucks [Tied 1-1]

8:30 PM: #2 Memphis Grizzlies vs. #3 Golden State Warriors [Tied 1-1]

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

NFL: RB Michael Carter, New York Jets (turns 23)

NFL: S Khari Willis, Indianapolis Colts (26)

NFL: K Zane Gonzalez, Carolina Panthers (27)

NBA: PG Tyler Johnson, Free Agent (30)

MLB: RP Emilio Pagan, Minnesota Twins (31)

NFL: S Earl Thomas, Free Agent (33)

NFL: QB Alex Smith, Retired after 2020 (38)

NBA: SF Shawn Marion, Retired after 2015 (44)

NFL: QB Johnny Unitas, Hall of Fame (89)

2016: Legendary 285-lb former Cy Young SP Bartolo Colon hit the 1st and only HR of his MLB career, becoming the oldest (42) player to ever hit the 1st HR of his career

2010: Philadelphia Phillies SP Jamie Moyer became the oldest (47) pitcher to ever throw a Shutout and the 1st pitcher to throw a Shutout in 4 different decades

2009: Los Angeles Dodgers OF Manny Ramirez was suspended 50 games by MLB for testing positive for a banned substance

2002: Philadelphia 76ers PG Allen Iverson made the iconic remarks “We talkin’ about practice” during a NBA press conference

1999: Overcoming a 9-1 deficit against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Cleveland Indians scored 18 runs over a 3-inning span to win 20-11

1995: Indiana Pacers SG Reggie Miller scored 8 points (2 3’s, 2 FTs) over a 8.9-second span at the end of Game 1 to steal a victory from the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden

1994: Denver Nuggets became the very 1st #8 seed to win a playoff series, defeating the #1 seed Seattle SuperSonics 3-2 in what was a 5-game 1st round series

1989: Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan hit an iconic GW shot at the buzzer over Cleveland Cavaliers SG Craig Ehlo to end Game 5 and seal a 1st Round series victory; it was the only buzzer-beating game-winner in a winner-take-all game in NBA history until Kawhi Leonard‘s shot in 2019

1982: A California federal jury ruled that the NFL was in violation of antitrust legislation for preventing the Oakland Raiders’ move to Los Angeles

1972: Los Angeles Lakers won their 1st NBA title since moving from Minneapolis, defeating the New York Knicks 4-1, giving 33-year-old Jerry West his only career Championship and 35-year-old Wilt Chamberlain his only Lakers Championship (2nd in career)

1915: Driving in the winning run himself on a sacrifice fly, Boston Red Sox SP Babe Ruth outdueled Washington Senators SP Walter Johnson by allowing just 2 hits to earn a 1-0 victory

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