May 29th, 2022 was highlighted by Boston winning ECF Game 7 in Miami to advance to their first NBA Finals since 2010 after nearly blowing a late 13-point lead as Jimmy Butler’s GW-3PA missed the mark. Jayson Tatum was awarded the Larry Bird ECF MVP honor with his 25 PPG average in the series. Three MLB contenders clutched up with extra-inning walk-off RBI’s as Eduardo Escobar completed a Mets’ sweep, Trent Grisham homered off the foul pole, and Jake Burger singled to beat the crosstown rival Cubs. Jed Lowrie also lined a GW hit for Oakland.  

See what happened in sports on May 29th last year, headlined by the Bucks finishing their revenge of Miami by sweeping the Heat, Portland beating Denver despite Dame‘s cold shooting night, and No. 1 seed Utah’s dominant Game 3 win in Memphis as well as what happened in sports on May 29th, 2020 ft. the NBA’s official plan to restart on July 31st and three more teams re-opening 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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ECF GAME 7 TOP PLAYS

 

TATUM’S TERRIFIC GAME 7

 

BUTLER WAS BIG IN GAME 7

 

KINGS OF THE EAST

 

BEST OF THE 2022 ECF

 

WALK-OFFS GALORE ON SUN

 

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East Conference Finals

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

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

NBA: SG Austin Reaves, Los Angeles Lakers (turns 24)

NBA: G Markelle Fultz, Orlando Magic (24)

NBA: F Stanley Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (26)

NFL: OL Dan Feeney, New York Jets (28)

MLB: SP Steven Matz, St. Louis Cardinals (31)

MLB: RP Nick Wittgren, St. Louis Cardinals (31)

NFL: OL Justin Britt, Houston Texans (31)

MLB: RP Trevor Rosenthal, Last played in 2020 (32)

NFL: DL Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, Last played in 2020 (33)

NBA: F Carmelo Anthony, Free Agent (38)

2010: Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay pitched just the 20th perfect game in MLB history in a 1-0 victory over the Florida Marlins 

1997: Utah Jazz PG John Stockton drained the GW-3PM at the buzzer to advance the Jazz to their 1st NBA Finals appearance in franchise history after defeating the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Finals

1996: SS Cal Ripken Jr. became the Baltimore Orioles’ all-time HR leader with his 334th career dinger, passing Eddie Murray. Ripken Jr. would go on to hit 431 career HR with Baltimore which still stands as the franchise record

1995: Following 3 lead changes in the game’s final 0:13.3 on 3’s from Indiana Pacers SG Reggie Miller, Orlando Magic PG Brian Shaw, and PG Penny Hardaway, Pacers C Rik Smits nailed a jumper from the FT line as time expired to take Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals

1980: In a heated race for NBA Rookie of the Year, Boston Celtics PF Larry Bird edged out Los Angeles Lakers PG Magic Johnson for the Award, while Lakers C Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won his 6th and final MVP, which still stands as the NBA record

1976: Houston Astros P Joe Niekro hit his 1st (and only) career HR off of his older brother, Atlanta Braves SP Phil Niekro

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