By Pro Sports Outlook, The Front Office for Fans
May 03, 2021

May 3rd, 2021 was highlighted by Russell Westbrook breaking more ridiculous records with his all-around production that has fueled DC’s late surge with the playoffs on the horizon. THT and AD sealed the Lakers big win over the red-hot Nuggets despite LeBron and Schroder’s absences as the reigning champs badly needed to get back on track. Carmelo Anthony became a top-10 scorer of all-time and the NBA broadcasted the Warriors-Pelicans in an Avengers special edition format that showed the future potential of AR during broadcasts of pro sports games and events. 

See what happened in sports on May 3rd last year, headlined by episodes five and six of “The Last Dance” airing, the Bengals declining John Ross‘ fifth-year option, and the Falcons doing the same with Charles Harris. 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 Monday’s top 10 plays

Sumner put ’em on a POSTER

Draymond & Steph were heroes

THT & AD seal the deal vs. DEN

Career-high REB & AST for Russ

Kim saves a run with a great play

Carmelo’s now a top-10 scorer

“We Believe” Warriors OTD

D-Rose was youngest MVP OTD

Electric behind-the-back OTD

A 4OT postseason game OTD

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NBA Monday

[Highlights] PG Russell Westbrook, WSH (W v.IND): 14 PTS (5-8 FG | 0-0 3P), 24 AST, 21 REB, 1 BLK, 1 STL, 6 TO [Player of the Day]

[Highlights] PF Domantas Sabonis, IND (L @WSH): 32 PTS (14-22 FG | 1-3 3P), 9 AST, 19 REB, 0 BLK, 3 STL, 6 TO

[Highlights] PF Draymond Green, GSW (W @NOP): 10 PTS (4-5 FG | 0-0 3P), 15 AST, 13 REB, 2 BLK, 3 STL, 4 TO

[Highlights] PG Steph Curry, GSW (W @NOP): 41 PTS (14-26 FG | 8-18 3P), 8 AST, 4 REB, 0 BLK, 1 STL, 4 TO

[Highlights] PG Damian Lillard, POR (L @ATL): 33 PTS (11-19 FG | 6-11 3P), 8 AST, 2 REB, 0 BLK, 2 STL, 3 TO

NBA TOP PERFORMERS

NFL: QB Dwayne Haskins, Pittsburgh Steelers (turns 24)

NBA: C Domantas Sabonis, Indiana Pacers (25)

MLB: OF Austin Meadows, Tampa Bay Rays (26)

MLB: RP Amir Garrett, Cincinnati Reds (29)

NFL: OL Mark Glowinski, Indianapolis Colts (29)

NFL: RB Jerick McKinnon, Kansas City Chiefs (29)

MLB: SP Homer Bailey, Free Agent (35)

2019: Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers played the 1st 4OT postseason game since the NBA-ABA merger as Rodney Hood hit the GW-3PM for a 138-136 Blazers victory

2018: QB Matt Ryan signed a 5y/$150 million contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons to become the 1st player in NFL history with an average annual salary of $30+ million

2011: Chicago Bulls PG Derrick Rose became the youngest MVP in NBA history at 22 years old after averaging 25 PPG & 7.7 APG

2009: Tampa Bay Rays OF Carl Crawford tied a modern MLB record with 6 SB in 1 game during a win over his future team, the Boston Red Sox 5-3

2007: The “We Believe” Golden State Warriors upset the 67-win Dallas Mavericks led by MVP Dirk Nowitzki with a Game 6 victory during the Western Conference 1st Round as the 1st No.8 seed to ever beat a No.1 seed in the NBA postseason under the current 7-game format

1995: With 3B David Bell making his MLB debut for the Cleveland Indians, the Bell family (father Buddy, grandfather Gus) became just the 2nd 3-generation family in MLB history (RayBobBret Boone)

1987: With the Philadelphia 76ers’ series loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, SF Julius “Dr. J” Erving played the final game of his 16-year NBA/ABA career

1981: Boston Celtics completed an epic comeback on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals despite facing a double-digit second half deficit and overcame a 3-1 series lead as Philly failed to convert a single FGA during the final 5 mins as Larry Bird led Boston’s ECF win and 1981 NBA Title

1980: San Francisco Giants 1B Willie McCovey hit the 521st and final HR of his 21-year Hall of Fame career 

1979: Cleveland Indians OF Bobby Bonds hit his 300th career HR, joining former teammate Willie Mays as just the 2nd player in MLB history with 300 HRs and stolen bases (413)

1968: NBA announced that the St. Louis Hawks would be relocating to Atlanta, Georgia

1936: Hall of Fame OF Joe DiMaggio made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees, recording 3 hits in a victory over the St. Louis Browns

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