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What’s Happening in Sports: 4/20/2022

What’s Happening in Sports: 4/20/2022

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4/20/2022 features three Eastern Conference playoff matchups that see KD‘s Nets battling Jayson Tatum and the Celtics, Joel Embiid leading the Matisse Thybulle-less 76ers into Toronto with a 2-0 advantage, and the DeMar DeRozan-led Bulls looking to steal one against the defending champion Bucks. In the MLB, there’s a loaded 16-game schedule including Shohei Ohtani‘s Angels facing the Astros, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays taking on the Red Sox, and the Guardians hosting the White Sox in a doubleheader.

See what happened in sports on 4/20 last year, headlined by Paul George knocking down game-winning free throws against Portland and Corbin Burnes continuing his unprecedented start to the season with 10 more strikeouts and no walks, as well as what happened in sports on 4/20 in 2020 ft. Yannick Ngakoue lashing out at the Jaguars regarding his trade request and the Jags also releasing WR Marqise Lee to save cap space. 

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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Apr 19, 2022
Jimmy Butler went ballistic in Game 2 with a historic 45-point performance to lead the Heat over the Hawks in a much closer battle than Game 1

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Apr 19, 2022
Devin Booker lit up the Pelicans for 31 1st half points in Game 2 but a hamstring injury prevented him from playing the 3rd/4th Qtr where NOLA prevailed thanks to clutch buckets by Ingram and McCollum

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Apr 19, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies beat the Timberwolves by a franchise Playoff record 28 PTS as Ja Morant led MEM’s rebounding victory to tie the series 1-1

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Apr 19, 2022
Colorado Rockies extended SP Kyle Freeland to a 5y/$64.5M deal that includes a 2027 $17M player option if he reaches 170+ IP in 2026 and also a player opt-out after 2024 if he finishes top-5 in Cy Young voting during 2022 or 2023

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Apr 18, 2022
Cleveland Browns signed 2x Pro Bowl CB Denzel Ward to a 5y/$100.5M ($71.25M gtd) extension that makes him the highest-paid CB in NFL history

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Apr 18, 2022
Jalen Brunson put the Mavs on his back with 41 PTS while Maxi Kleber hit a NBA record 8 3PM for a Center as the Luka-Less Mavs took down the Jazz who struggled down the stretch again

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Apr 18, 2022
Jordan Poole (29 PTS) and Steph Curry (34 PTS) both went off in the Warriors blowout win over Denver to take a 2-0 series lead as Nikola Jokic got ejected amidst a 44-pt Warriors 3rd Qtr

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Apr 18, 2022
Boston Celtics G Marcus Smart was named the 2021-22 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the 1st Guard to win the award since Gary Payton in 1996

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Apr 18, 2022
Philadelphia 76ers dominated the short-handed Raptors to take a commanding 2-0 series lead after multiple decisive victories

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Apr 18, 2022
2015 NL Cy Young winner SP Jake Arrieta has announced his retirement at 36 years old after 12 years in the MLB

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Butler went Beast Mode in G2

 

D-Book fist bumping babies

 

A block exchange in Game 2

 

Morant’s moves are too nice

 

Lindor walked off the Giants

 

Crafty players on the corners

 

Best hypothetical NBA buckets

 

Howell broke records at UNC

 

Brunson put Mavs on his back

 

Mavs set Playoff 3PM record

 

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Apr 19, 2022
Jimmy Butler is the 1st player to record 45+ PTS/0 TOV/2+ STL during 1 GP in NBA Postseason history

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Apr 19, 2022
Jimmy Butler is the 1st player to record 45+ PTS/0 TOV/0 PF with 5+ AST or 60+ FG% or 90+ FT% or 10+ FTM or 2+ 3PM or 1+ STL during 1 GP in NBA Postseason history

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Apr 19, 2022
Jimmy Butler’s Heat Playoff single-GP records set on 4/19/22: 45+ PTS & 0 TOV – 45+ PTS & 80+ FT% – 45+ PTS & under 40 MIN – 45+ PTS & 0 PF – 45+ PTS/5+ AST/10+ FTM

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Apr 19, 2022
Trae Young is the 1st player to record 10+ TOV/0 STL/0 BLK during 1 Playoff GP in NBA history

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Apr 19, 2022
New Orleans Pelicans are the 1st team to finish the regular season 10+ games under .500 & then beat a 60-win team on the road during that season’s Playoffs in NBA history

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Apr 19, 2022
New Orleans Pelicans recorded the most 3PM (17) during 1 Playoff game in franchise history

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Apr 19, 2022
Chris Paul extended his NBA Postseason record for the most career GP (6) of 10+ AST & 0 TOV, while nobody else has more than 4 such Playoff GP

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Apr 19, 2022
Ja Morant has the only GP of 20+ PTS & 10+ AST in Memphis Grizzlies postseason history, now doing so 3x

Hot
Apr 19, 2022
Memphis Grizzlies recorded their largest Playoff win (+28 PTS) in franchise history

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Apr 18, 2022
Denzel Ward received the most Total $ ($100.5M), GTD $ (71.25M), and AAV ($20.1M) of any CB in NFL history

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NBA Playoffs Round 1

7:00 PM: #7 Brooklyn Nets vs. #2 Boston Celtics [BOS leads 1-0]

8:00 PM: #4 Philadelphia 76ers vs. #5 Toronto Raptors [PHI leads 2-0]

9:30 PM: #6 Chicago Bulls vs. #3 Milwaukee Bucks [MIL leads 1-0]

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

NFL: DL BJ Hill, Cincinnati Bengals (turns 27)

NFL: WR Keelan Cole, Free Agent (29)

NFL: LB Luke Kuechly, Retired after 2019 (31)

NFL: DL Mike Purcell, Denver Broncos (31)

MLB: 1B Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants (34)

MLB: 1B Don Mattingly, Retired after 1995 (61)

2019: Indiana Pacers C Myles Turner threw down a memorable poster dunk all over Gordon Hayward during their Eastern Conference 1st Round Postseason matchup 

2013: Before the Boston Red Sox’s 1st game back at Fenway Park after the recent Boston Marathon bombings, David Ortiz made his iconic “This is our fucking city” speech during what ended up being a World Series season

2003: Philadelphia 76ers PG Allen Iverson set a postseason franchise record with 55 points on New Orleans which still stands today and is the most recent time a player has scored 55+ PTS during a Playoff game in NBA history

2002: Sacramento Kings’ victory over the Utah Jazz in Game 1 of the 1st round marked the franchise’s 1st Game 1 Playoff victory in 21 years, when they were located in Kansas City

2002: Houston Texans made Fresno State QB David Carr their very 1st draft selection in franchise history (#1 overall). Notable 1st Rd picks include DE Julius Peppers (CAR #2), DE Dwight Freeney (IND #11), TE Jeremy Shockey (NYG #14), S Ed Reed (BAL #24)

1996: The 1996 NFL Draft featured the Jets making Keyshawn Johnson the last WR to ever be taken No.1 overall while the Baltimore Ravens added both HOF’s LB Ray Lewis (#26) & OT Jonathan Ogden (#4) during the 1st Rd. HOF WR Marvin Harrison also went 1st Rd (#19 to Colts) 

1986: Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan set an NBA playoff record with 63 PTS during a loss to the Boston Celtics, also setting the record for the most PTS (112) over any 2-game Playoff span after dropping 49 PTS in Game 1 as both records still stand today

1939: In his MLB debut, Boston Red Sox OF Ted Williams recorded his very 1st career Hit — a double — against the New York Yankees 

1916: Wrigley Field hosted its very 1st game as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 in 11 innings. It’s the oldest stadium still standing in the National League

1912: Fenway Park officially opened as the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Highlanders (Yankees) during their home opener of a season that culminated in their 2nd ever World Series Championship

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