By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
May 01, 2021

May 1st, 2021 was remembered for the largest home loss in NBA history as the OKC Thunder fell to Indiana by 57 points that was fueled by a historic triple-double from Domantas Sabonis. Luka Doncic also made NBA history with his 20-assist triple-double with only one turnover to out-duel Russell Westbrook and the Wizards as Bradley Beal’s GW-FGA missed. LaMelo Ball made his return after missing a month with an unreal underhanded full-court dime, the NFL Draft concluded with rounds 4-7, and the Brewers walked off the reigning World Series champions.

Duncan Robinson became the fastest ever to record 500 career 3’s, doing so in only 152 games. Cole Anthony stepped up with an ice-cold game-winner at the buzzer to beat Memphis. Michael Conforto’s 9th inning blast lifted the Mets past the Phillies, Steph Curry’s 3rd quarter surge fueled the Warriors’ blowout in Houston, and George Springer introduced himself to Blue Jays fans with another multi-HR game out of the leadoff spot. 

See what happened in sports on May 1st last year, headlined by the 2020 NBA Draft lottery and combine getting postponed, MLB umpires having to take pay cuts, and the Jaguars not exercising Fournette‘s fifth-year option. 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. 

NBA Saturday’s top 10 plays

Melo went full send during return

Cole sends Memphis home

Finney-Smith stepped up w/ GW

Clarkson explodes to the rim

Scary Terry drains DEEP dagger

Jokic has DEN on 5-game streak

T-Shaw walks off the champs

Conforto’s blast lifts NY past PHI

Doncic & Westbrook dueled in DAL

Historic 1st-half triple-double

Steph’s 3rd Qtr surge led to Win

NOLA young stars went off FTW

The Stolen Bases King OTD

Most no-hitters ever OTD

HBD to WR legend Wes Welker

HBD to HOF RB Curtis Martin

MJ’s historic b2b playoff games

Most SV’s with 1 franchise OTD

Prime Time’s return to MLB OTD

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NBA Saturday

[Highlights] G Luka Doncic, DAL (W v.WSH): 31 PTS (12-23 FG | 1-6 3P), 20 AST, 12 REB, 0 BLK, 0 STL, 1 TO [Player of the Day]

[Highlights] PF Domantas Sabonis, IND (W @OKC): 26 PTS (10-13 FG | 2-3 3P), 14 AST, 19 REB, 0 BLK, 1 STL, 5 TO

[Highlights] PG Russell Westbrook, WSH (L @DAL): 42 PTS (17-30 FG | 3-6 3P), 9 AST, 10 REB, 0 BLK, 2 STL, 2 TO

[Highlights] PF Zion Williamson, NOP (W @MIN): 37 PTS (14-17 FG | 0-0 3P), 8 AST, 9 REB, 1 BLK, 1 STL, 7 TO

[Highlights] C Nikola Jokic, DEN (W @LAC): 30 PTS (9-17 FG | 2-6 3P), 7 AST, 14 REB, 1 BLK, 0 STL, 0 TO

NBA TOP PERFORMERS

NFL: RB Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (turns 24)

NFL: RB Casey Mize, Detroit Tigers (24)

NFL: CB Artie Burns, Chicago Bears (26)

MLB: SP Jose Urquidy, Houston Astros (26)

MLB: RP Dillon Tate, Baltimore Orioles (27)

NFL: CB Bradley Roby, Houston Texans (29)

MLB: SP Marcus Stroman, New York Mets (30)

NFL: WR Wes Welker, Retired after 2015 (40)

NFL: RB Curtis Martin, Hall of Fame (48)

2002: San Diego Padres RP Trevor Hoffman became MLB’s all-time leader in saves for a single franchise with his 321st as a Padre

1992: Oakland Athletics OF Rickey Henderson became the 1st player in MLB history to record 1,000 career stolen bases

1991: At 44 years old, Texas Rangers SP Nolan Ryan pitched his MLB-record 7th career no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays 

1991: Oakland Athletics OF Rickey Henderson passed Lou Brock with his 939th career stolen base, becoming baseball’s all-time leader

1988: Chicago Bulls SG Michael Jordan became the 1st player in NBA Playoff history to record consecutive 50-point games (50 in Game 1, 55 in Game 2) in a defeat of the Cleveland Cavaliers; MJ also tied the NBA postseason record with 24 FGM

1980: NBA officially granted Dallas, TX the league’s 23rd franchise (Dallas Mavericks)

1975: Milwaukee Brewers OF Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth as the all-time career RBI leader with his 2,210th; baseball-reference credits Ruth with 2,214 career RBI’s but the MLB Commissioner’s office accepted it at 2,209

1969: Houston Astros SP Don Wilson pitched a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds just a single day after Cincinnati no-hit Houston

1920: SP/OF Babe Ruth hit his 1st HR as a member of the Yankees (50th of his career) as New York defeated his former club, the Boston Red Sox, 6-0 at the Polo Grounds

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