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 09, 2022
Golden State Warriors scratched out the 101-98 win over the Ja Morant-less Grizzlies in Game 4 to take a commanding 3-1 lead despite starting 0-15 on 3PA

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May 09, 2022
Al Horford’s resurgent 30-point game counteracted Giannis in Game 4 to help the Celtics even up the series 2-2 in Milwaukee

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May 09, 2022
Denver Nuggets C Nikola Jokic won the NBA MVP award for the 2nd consecutive season after leading a Jamal Murray & MPJ-less Nuggets to the Playoffs, breaking a few NBA records including the highest PER (32.8) ever

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May 09, 2022
Just 5 days after the Mets pulled off a 6-run comeback win in the 9th inning, the Cleveland Guardians made MLB history by doing the same thing to the White Sox, this time tying it in the 9th and winning in the 11th

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May 09, 2022
New York Giants released 2020 Pro Bowl CB James Bradberry to save $10.1M in 2022 cap space

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May 09, 2022
The NBA officially awarded Suns HC Monty Williams the Coach of the Year after being named runner-up amidst last year’s Finals run after leading the 64-win Suns to the No.1 seed without any All-Star starters in 2022

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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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HOW’D HE GET THIS TO GO

 

HUGE BLOCK BY THE DPOY

 

SLAMS IN CELTICS-BUCKS

 

JOKER NOW A 2X MVP

 

INSANE COMEBACK BY CLE

 

GIANTS CUT A BALL HAWK

 

BEARD BALLIN’ IN GAME 4

 

WHAT A PLAY AT 2ND BASE

 

CLUTCH ON MOTHER’S DAY

 

TUCK TOOK IT BACK

 

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May 09, 2022
Steph Curry became the 1st & only player to record 500+ 3PM in NBA Postseason history

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May 09, 2022
Most career 3PM in NBA Postseason history: 1. Steph Curry (500), 2. LeBron James (405), 3. Klay Thompson (405), 4. Ray Allen (385), 5. James Harden (364)

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May 09, 2022
Mike Brown is now 13-0 when taking over as the Head Coach for the Golden State Warriors

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May 09, 2022
Al Horford recorded the most career Playoff GP (131) before their 1st Playoff GP of 30+ PTS in NBA history

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May 09, 2022
Nikola Jokic’s NBA records: Lowest-drafted (41st) MVP – Seasons (5) leading team in PTS/REB/AST – 2,000+ PTS/1,000+ REB/500+ AST in 1 season – Season of 25+ PPG/12+ RPG/6+ APG or 25+ PPG/8+ APG/55+ FG% – 5,000 REB & 3,000 AST in 1st 500 GP

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May 09, 2022
Nikola Jokic’s career resume: 4x All-Star – 2x All-NBA 1st Team, 2020 2nd Team – 2x NBA MVP; Lowest drafted (41st) ever – 2016 All-Rookie 1st Team – 2022 NBA REB (1,019) & TD (19) leader – 2021 NBA FGM (732) leader – Nuggets triple-doubles (76) leader

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May 09, 2022
Lowest drafted players to win a NBA MVP award: 1. Nikola Jokic (41st), T2. Giannis Antetokounmpo & Steve Nash (15th), T4. Kobe Bryant & Karl Malone (13th), 6. Julius Erving (12th)

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May 09, 2022
Josh Naylor is the 1st player to record 8+ RBI during the 8th inning or later of 1 GP in MLB history

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May 09, 2022
Josh Naylor is the 1st player to record multiple 3-run HR during the 9th inning or later of the same game in MLB history

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May 09, 2022
Josh Naylor is the 1st player to record multiple HR during the 9th inning in Cleveland’s franchise history since 1963

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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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