May 27th, 2022 was highlighted by Jimmy Butler’s legendary ECF Game 6 performance where he put the Miami Heat on his back with 47 points, 9 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 steals at Boston to force a Game 7. The Los Angeles Lakers named Darvin Ham the team’s new Head Coach after recently firing Frank Vogel. Cleveland signed franchise-tagged TE David Njoku to a 4y/$56.8M extension, Taylor Rogers continued his domination with San Diego to start the 2022 season, and the Baltimore Orioles pulled off a 6-run comeback at Fenway Park. 

See what happened in sports on May 27th last year, headlined by the defending champion Lakers blowing out Phoenix to take a 2-1 series lead behind another big Anthony Davis performance, Milwaukee dominating Miami once again, and Austin Rivers‘ huge fourth quarter to put Portland away as well as what happened in sports on May 27th, 2020 ft. the MLBPA’s response to the league’s economic proposals and NBA teams reopening their practice facilities. 

WHAT HAPPENED 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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JIM BUCKETS WAS CLUTCH

 

BIG SHOTS IN GAME 6

 

6-RUN COMEBACK BY O’S

 

NJOKU STAYING IN CLE

 

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East Conference Finals

8:30 PM: #1 Miami Heat vs. #2 Boston Celtics [BOS leads 3-2]

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

NFL: QB Daniel Jones, New York Giants (turns 25)

NFL: DL Da’Ron Payne, Washington Commanders (25)

NFL: LB Dre Greenlaw, San Francisco 49ers (25)

MLB: 2B Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox (27)

NFL: FB Patrick Ricard, Baltimore Ravens (28)

MLB: SP Jose Berrios, Toronto Blue Jays (28)

NBA: Willy Hernangomez, New Orleans Pelicans (28)

NFL: OT Garett Bolles, Denver Broncos (30)

NFL: C Ryan Jensen, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (31)

MLB: SP Garrett Richards, Texas Rangers (34)

MLB: RP Brad Boxberger, Milwaukee Brewers (34)

MLB: DH Frank Thomas, Hall of Fame (54)

MLB: 1B Jeff Bagwell, Hall of Fame (54)

2018: In an epic ECF Game 7, LeBron James played all 48 MIN to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Boston Celtics with some incredible clutch buckets including an and-1 layup to cap off a 35 pt/15 reb/9 ast performance to lead CLE to their 4th straight NBA Finals (LBJ’s 8th straight) that was highlighted by Jayson Tatum‘s thunderous dunk on King James in the 4th Qtr

2015: Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets in the WCF to clinch their 1st NBA Finals appearance since 1975, led by MVP Steph Curry en route to their 1st of 3 Championships over a 4-year period

1991: SG Michael Jordan‘s Chicago Bulls finally won the Eastern Conference and reached their 1st NBA Finals in franchise history after sweeping the Detroit Pistons, the reigning 2x champions that eliminated them in the ECF both of the previous years. Some key Detroit players infamously walked off before the game ended without shaking Chicago’s hands

1985: In a 148-114 massacre of the Los Angeles Lakers, the Boston Celtics set NBA finals records for points (148) and FGM (62) that both still stand today as Celtics SF Scott Wedman also set NBA Finals records by going 4-4 on 3PA and 11-11 on FGA

1981: Philadelphia 76ers SF Julius Erving was named NBA MVP, becoming the 1st and only player to win MVP in both the NBA and ABA

1968: George S. Halas, founder, owner, and longtime HC of the Chicago Bears, announced his retirement from coaching after 318 career Wins and 6 NFL Championships

1968: San Diego, California (Padres) and Montreal, Canada (Expos) were officially awarded MLB franchises after league owners met for over 10 hours

1960: Baltimore Orioles MGR Paul Richards devised a solution for the passed-ball problem catchers face with SP Hoyt Wilhelm‘s knuckleball — a larger catcher’s mitt that teams use today

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