What's Happening in Sports: April 12, 2022

What’s Happening in Sports: April 12, 2022

2021: Golden State Warriors PG Steph Curry became the all-time leading scorer in franchise history after a 53-point explosion (10 3PM) to surpass Wilt Chamberlain (17,783) while opposing PG Jamal Murray tore his ACL in the game

2020: ESPN hosted the 1st round of their infamous “H.O.R.S.E” event during the NBA’s suspension from COVID-19 that featured NBA players like Trae YoungChris PaulMike Conley, and Zach LaVine along with former stars Chauncey Billups and Paul Pierce

2013: Los Angeles Lakers SG Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles against the Golden St. Warriors before knocking down 2 FTs to tie the game with 3 mins left and hobbling off the court. He would only play 6 games the next season once he recovered

2009: Miami Heat SG Dwyane Wade scored a career-high 55 PTS against the New York Knicks, the 3rd most PTS in franchise history

2004: San Francisco Giants OF Barry Bonds hit his 660th career home run, tying Willie Mays (his godfather) for 3rd on the all-time list

1996: Rams’ proposed relocation from Los Angeles, CA to St. Louis, MO was officially approved

1994: Denver Nuggets PG Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf extended his FTM streak to 53, becoming the 1st in NBA history with 3 separate streaks of 50+ FTM in a single season (81, 57)

1958: St. Louis Hawks PF Bob Pettit became the 1st player to score 50+ PTS during a Finals game in NBA history, which remains a record for the most PTS in a deciding game in NBA Finals history as it led to Bill Russell’s sole NBA Finals series loss (11-1)

1954: Minneapolis Lakers became the 1st team to win 3 consecutive championships in NBA history by defeating the Syracuse Nationals in Game 7 of the Finals