What’s Happening in Sports: May 10, 2022

May 10th, 2022 features two crucial Game 5’s in the NBA Playoffs as Joel Embiid‘s 76ers head to Miami tied 2-2 to square off against Jimmy Butler while the Luka Doncic-led #4 Mavericks ride a two-game win streak into Phoenix to break the tie with Devin Booker‘s Suns. A 16-game MLB schedule is highlighted by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.‘s Blue Jays visiting Luis Severino and the Yankees, Justin Verlander leading the Astros against the Twins, as well as Corey Kluber starting for the Rays against Mike Trout‘s red-hot Angels.

See what happened in sports on May 10th last year, headlined by Russell Westbrook passing Oscar Robertson as the all-time NBA triple-double king with 182 while Steph Curry drilled the game-winning 3PM against the Jazz, as well as what happened in sports on May 10th, 2020 ft. episodes No.7 and No.8 of “The Last Dance” airing on ESPN and the MLB planning on using a universal DH for the shortened 2020 season that led to full-time use going forward in 2022 . 

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 08, 2022
A vintage James Harden performance (32 PTS/9 AST/7 REB) included 16 PTS in the 4th Qtr to lead the 76ers over Miami at home amidst the Heat’s massive shooting struggles despite Jimmy Butler’s 40-pt game to tie the series 2-2

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May 08, 2022
Luka Doncic continued his historic Playoff production to lead the Mavs over the No.1 seed Suns at home to tie the series 2-2

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May 08, 2022
Sacramento Kings are hiring Golden State Warriors Asst. HC Mike Brown to be their new HC on a 4-year deal. Brown was a HC for Cavs 2005-10, Lakers 2011-12, & Cavs 2013-14 before working in the Bay since KD arrived in 2016

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May 08, 2022
MLB’s #18 prospect Arizona Diamondbacks OF Alek Thomas is making his MLB debut on Mother’s Day

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May 07, 2022
A chaotic ending to Bucks-Celtics Game 3 culminated after Al Horford’s putback on Marcus Smart’s intentionally missed FTA was less than a second after the buzzer as Giannis Antetokounmpo went off for 42 PTS including a clutch bucket to lead Milwaukee past Boston as Jayson Tatum struggled mightily

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May 07, 2022
Golden State Warriors were historically efficient during a Game 3 rout over the Memphis Grizzlies as Jordan Poole’s controversial pulling of Ja Morant’s knee led to the young All-Star’s early exit

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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 the Mavs’ 1st win of the series over Phoenix 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

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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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BEARD BALLIN’ IN GAME 4

 

WHAT A PLAY AT 2ND BASE

 

CLUTCH ON MOTHER’S DAY

 

TUCK TOOK IT BACK

 

BUCKS COME UP CLUTCH

 

TATUM YAMS IT ON GIANNIS

 

THE GREEK FREAK SHIMMY

 

CELTICS DEFENSE CLAMPS

 

MORANT FROM DEEP

 

SLINGSHOT PLAY IS LETHAL

 

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May 08, 2022
James Harden is the 1st player to record 30+ PTS/5+ AST/5+ REB/5+ 3PM during 1 Playoff GP in Philadelphia 76ers history

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May 08, 2022
Luka Doncic is the 1st player to record 650+ PTS/150+ REB/150+ AST through his 1st 20 career Playoff GP in NBA history

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May 08, 2022
Most Sunday Night Baseball games hosted in MLB history: 1. Chicago Cubs @ Wrigley Field (55), 2. Boston Red Sox @ Fenway Park (54), 3. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Dodger Stadium (51), 4. Los Angeles Angels @ Angel Stadium (40)

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May 07, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded the 1st Playoff GP of 40+ PTS & 8+ AST or 40+ PTS/2+ STL/2+ BLK in Milwaukee Bucks history

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May 07, 2022
Most career Playoff GP of 40+ PTS in Milwaukee Bucks history: 1. Giannis Antetokounmpo (6), 2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (3), T3. Khris Middleton, Ray Allen, Michael Redd, & Terry Cummings (1)

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May 07, 2022
Giannis Antetokounmpo & Jrue Holiday are the 1st NBA teammates to each record 30+ FGA during the same Playoff GP since Michael Jordan & Scottie Pippen in the 1993 NBA Finals

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May 07, 2022
Jonathan Kuminga is the youngest (19y, 213d) player to start a Playoff game in NBA history [starters officially tracked since 1970]

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May 07, 2022
Golden State Warriors recorded 60+ FG%/50+ 3P%/90+ FT% during a Playoff game for the 1st time in franchise history, and the 2nd time ever in NBA history

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May 07, 2022
Fastest pitches in Minnesota Twins history: 1. 5/7/22 Jhoan Duran (102.8 MPH), 2. 5/7/22 Jhoan Duran (102.6 MPH), 3. 5/7/22 Jhoan Duran (102.5 MPH), 4. 5/7/22 Jhoan Duran (102.1 MPH), T5. 4/15/22 & 4/11/22 Jhoan Duran (102.0)

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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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NBA Conference Semifinals

7:30 PM: #4 Philadelphia 76ers vs. #1 Miami Heat [Tied 2-2]

10:00 PM: #4 Dallas Mavericks vs. #1 Phoenix Suns [Tied 2-2]

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

NBA: PG Malachi Flynn, Toronto Raptors (turns 24)

NBA: PG Tyus Jones, Memphis Grizzlies (26)

MLB: RP Lucas Sims, Cincinnati Reds (28)

MLB: RP Pierce Johnson, San Diego Padres (31)

MLB: C Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals (32)

2016: Golden State Warriors PG Stephen Curry became the very 1st unanimous MVP in NBA history after breaking his own single-season 3PT record (402) and leading Golden State to a record of 73-9

2015: Cleveland Cavaliers SF LeBron James drained the game-winning 3pt at the buzzer off an inbounds pass to beat the Chicago Bulls, tying the Eastern Conference Semifinals at 2-2

1987: Golden State Warriors PG Sleepy Floyd set a NBA Playoff record with 29 points in the 4th quarter and 39 points in the 2nd half of a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers (51 total points)

1981: Montreal Expos SP Charlie Lea — a native of France — pitched a no-hitter in the 2nd game of a doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants 

1974: Los Angeles Lakers C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hit 1 of his patented sky-hook shots with just 3 seconds remaining in 2OT, giving the Bucks a 102-101 victory during NBA Finals Game 6 vs. the Boston Celtics (BOS would win the deciding Game 7)

1970: Atlanta Braves RP Hoyt Wilhelm became the very 1st pitcher to appear in 1,000 career games in MLB history during a 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals

1969: NFL and AFL officially agreed to merge for the 1970-71 season with the creation of the AFC and NFC and a new wild-card playoff format 

1967: Atlanta Braves OF Hank Aaron hit the very 1st and only inside-the-park HR of his 755 career HRs

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