By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
Jun 17, 2021

June 17th, 2021 was highlighted by the Bucks forcing a Game 7 against Brooklyn thanks to Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s big games as well as James Harden’s second half struggles. San Diego Padres epic walk-off win came after the Reds 9th inning comeback. The 2020-21 NBA All-Rookie teams were announced with LaMelo Ball and Anthony Edwards headlining the 1st Team. Rick Carlisle stepped down as Dallas’ most successful HC ever and Arizona set the MLB record for most consecutive road losses. 

See what happened in sports on June 17th last year, headlined by Kelly Oubre Jr.‘s knee injury preventing a summer return, MLBPA’s latest proposal including a 60-game season plus expanded playoffs in 2020 & 2021, as well as the NBA issuing their 6-phase plan to return this summer. This daily sports article includes real headlines only (no clickbait rumors), all of the best highlights, interesting facts from around the NFL, NBA, & MLB, the main games to watch, top performances of the day, notable birthdays, and a quick recap of significant events on this day in sports history. 

Yankees defense came to play

9th inning mania ends in SDP W

Bucks force a Game 7 vs. BKN

SEA come from behind walk-off

KD’s clutch career 3PMs

Kobe won his 5th ring OTD

Boston Big 3 won the title OTD

Happy bday Cowboys star WR

Barkley traded to the Suns OTD



NBA Conference Semifinals

[Highlights] #3 @BUCKS (-255; $9.48) d. #2 NETS (+218; $11.03) 104-89 [MIL -6 | u220.5] (TIED 3-3)

NBA Game Odds via Vigit App

NBA Stock Prices via FANDEX

NBA Conference Semifinals

[Highlights] SF Khris Middleton, MIL (W v.BKN): 38 PTS (11-16 FG | 5-8 3P), 5 AST, 10 REB, 0 BLK, 5 STL, 4 TO [Player of the Day]

[Highlights] PF Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL (W v.BKN): 30 PTS (12-20 FG | 0-0 3P), 3 AST, 17 REB, 0 BLK, 0 STL, 3 TO

[Highlights] F Kevin Durant, BKN (L @MIL): 32 PTS (15-30 FG | 2-8 3P), 3 AST, 11 REB, 0 BLK, 0 STL, 7 TO


NBA: PG Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks (turns 22)

NFL: LB Kamal Martin, Green Bay Packers (23)

NFL: DE Romeo Okwara, Detroit Lions (26)

NFL: WR Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys (27)

NFL: DE Shaq Lawson, Houston Texans (27)

NFL: WR Jamison Crowder, New York Jets (28)

NBA: PF Georges Niang, Utah Jazz (28)

MLB: SP Yusei Kikuchi, Seattle Mariners (30)

MLB: RP Matt Barnes, Boston Red Sox (31)

MLB: RP Andrew Chafin, Chicago Cubs (31)

2010: Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game 7 to win their 16th NBA Championship in franchise history, 1 shy of Boston’s record of 17 Championships thanks to Metta World Peace‘s clutch dagger with an iconic post-game press conference from Kobe Bryant joking about having 1 more ring than Shaq

2008: Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 131-92 in Game 6, the most lopsided closeout victory in NBA Finals history, to clinch their 17th Championship in franchise history

1992: Philadelphia 76ers traded future HOF PF Charles Barkley to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for PG Jeff Hornacek, C Tim Perry, and C Andrew Lang; Barkley would go on to win MVP the next season and led the Suns to just their 2nd-ever NBA Finals appearance

1976: 4 former ABA teams — the Nets, Spurs, Pacers, and Nuggets — joined the NBA, marking the official NBA-ABA merger, bringing the NBA’s total to 22 teams

1960: Boston Red Sox OF Ted Williams became just the 4th player to hit 500 career HRs in MLB history during a victory over the Cleveland Indians





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