By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
May 02, 2021

May 2nd, 2021 was highlighted by a wild Sunday Night Baseball that saw Rhys Hoskins’ game-tying 3-run HR in the bottom of the 9th inning with 2 outs get called back after replay showed the ball hit off the top of the wall, leading to the Mets’ 8-7 win after striking out Bryce Harper in the very next at-bat. Kevin Durant and Giannis Antetokounmpo had a MVP duel until the final possession but KD’s missed game-tying 3PA at the buzzer led to the Bucks beating Brooklyn. 

Ben Simmons tipped it in at the buzzer to beat San Antonio in OT. Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam had a historic performance for the Raptors during their win over the Lakers as Los Angeles continues to try to find their way. Nicholas Castellanos’ big game was capped off with a walk off against Chicago, Portland continued its roller coaster season with its fourth straight road win despite Tatum’s hot streak, and an unexpected Dodgers duo racked up 15 RBI’s combined during LAD’s dominant win.

See what happened in sports on May 2nd last year, headlined by Chicago declining Mitchell Trubisky‘s fifth-year option, Andy Dalton heading to Dallas, and Detroit declining Jarrad Davis‘ 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 Sunday’s top 10 plays

Kuz goes around & throws down

Simmons tips it in for the win

Lonnie’s no-look and-1 slam

LaMelo making plays look easy

Castellanos walks it off

Dramatic end to Mets-Phillies

The putback slam by Griffin

Giannis slammed it on KD

Ramon put the team on his back

Profar makes a proficient grab

Best matchup of the year

TOR-duo could not be stopped

Dame Time began OTD in 2014

Isaiah Thomas iconic game OTD

CP3’s Game 7 GW OTD 2015

May 2 is a big day for John Elway

HBD to the Punter of the Decade

Happy 31st bday to Paul George

Insane Ichiro snag OTD

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NBA Sunday

[Highlights] F Giannis Antetokounmpo, MIL (W v.BKN): 49 PTS (21-36 FG | 4-8 3P), 4 AST, 8 REB, 3 BLK, 1 STL, 1 TO [Player of the Day]

[Highlights] PG Kyle Lowry, TOR (W @LAL): 37 PTS (12-20 FG | 8-13 3P), 11 AST, 2 REB, 0 BLK, 1 STL, 1 TO

[Highlights] PF Pascal Siakam, TOR (W @LAL): 39 PTS (15-26 FG | 4-8 3P), 4 AST, 13 REB, 2 BLK, 2 STL, 4 TO

[Highlights] F Kevin Durant, BKN (L @MIL): 42 PTS (16-33 FG | 7-13 3P), 2 AST, 10 REB, 0 BLK, 1 STL, 5 TO

[Highlights] SG C.J. McCollum, POR (W @BOS): 33 PTS (12-20 FG | 4-8 3P), 5 AST, 5 REB, 1 BLK, 0 STL, 1 TO

NBA TOP PERFORMERS

MLB: SP Ian Anderson, Atlanta Braves (turns 23)

NFL: LB Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo Bills (23)

NFL: OT Orlando Brown, Kansas City Chiefs (25)

MLB: SS Jonathan Villar, New York Mets (30)

NFL: ED Kerry Hyder, Seattle Seahawks (30)

NBA: SF Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers (31)

NFL: P Pat McAfee, Retired after 2016 (34)

MLB: 2B Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame (134)

2017: Boston Celtics PG Isaiah Thomas scored 53 points in a Game 2 OT victory over the Washington Wizards during his sister’s birthday who recently passed away. It was the 2nd-highest playoff scoring output in franchise history (John Havlicek β€” 54)

2015: Los Angeles Clippers defeated the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the Western Conference 1st Round after Chris Paul drained the GW-layup with 1 second remaining

2014: Portland Trail Blazers PG Damian Lillard drained the buzzer-beating GW-3PM in Game 6 of the Western Conference 1st Round series to defeat the Houston Rockets. Only Damian Lillard and Michael Jordan have recorded multiple career series-ending buzzer beaters

1999: Denver Broncos QB John Elway announced his retirement from the NFL after winning consecutive Super Bowls β€” the 1st of his career

1983: Denver Broncos acquired QB John Elway just 6 days after the Indianapolis Colts drafted him 1st overall 

1968: Bill Russell won his 1st NBA Championship as player-coach of the Boston Celtics, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in 6 games

1954: St. Louis Cardinals OF Stan Musial set a single-day MLB record by hitting 5 HRs in a doubleheader against the New York Giants

1939: New York Yankees 1B Lou Gehrig voluntarily benched himself “for the good of the team”, ending his record streak of 2,130 consecutive games played before ultimately retiring and passing away with ALS (often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease)

1920: National Negro Baseball League debuted in Indianapolis, IN as the Indianapolis ABC’s defeated the American Giants

1909: Pittsburgh Pirates SS Honus Wagner stole his way around the bases for the 4th time in his career, setting an NL record

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