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Friday facts in case you missed it


  1. The Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat met for game 3 of their series on Friday night. Atlanta overcame a second half 16-point deficit to edge out the top-seeded Heat 111-110. Trae Young has struggled through the first 2 games of the series but hit a floater with 4.4 seconds left in the game to give the Hawks the 1 point lead. Young led the way for the Hawks with 24 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. The series now sits at 2-1 in favor of Miami. Game 4 is Sunday night in Atlanta.

TRAE WINS IT FOR THE ATL HAWKS 🧊#NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel — NBA (@NBA) April 23, 2022

  1. The defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks dominated the Chicago Bulls 111-81 to make the series 2-1 in their favor. The Bucks led be 24 in the 2nd quarter and remained in control the remainder of the game. Grayson Allen contributed 22 points and 6 rebounds making five 3-pointers. Giannis Antetokounmpo also added 18 points. Bobby Portis got the start with Middleton out and finished with 18 points and 16 rebounds despite pain in his right eye from a hit in Game 2. Game 4 is Sunday night in Chicago.

Giannis muscles his way to a slam 🔨 — NBA TV (@NBATV) April 23, 2022

  1. The Phoenix Suns manage to overcome Devin Booker’s absence and beat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-111. The Suns Chris Paul scored 19 of his 28 points in the 4th quarter and Deandre Ayton contributed 28 points and 17 rebounds to give top-seeded Phoenix the 2-1 lead in the series. Game 4 is Sunday night in New Orleans.

Chris Paul is near automatic in the mid-range! Clutch bucket after clutch bucket for @CP3, he has 15 points in Q4.#NBAPlayoffs presented by Google Pixel on ESPN — NBA (@NBA) April 23, 2022

  1. Saturdays Playoff schedule : Philadelphia 76er’s at Toronto Raptors – 2:00pm EST, Dallas Mavericks at Utah Jazz – 4:30pm EST, Boston Celtics at Brooklyn Nets – 7:30pm EST, Memphis Grizzles at Minnesota Timberwolves – 10:00pm EST.


  1. The Boston Red Sox middle infield made some spectacular plays on Friday night in their 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Xander Bogaerts made a brilliant catch and contributed 3-hits while Trevor Story made 3 key defensive plays. Game 2 of the series is Saturday night.

GO UP AND GET IT, XANDER! 🤯 — Red Sox (@RedSox) April 23, 2022

The @RedSox middle infield is making all the plays tonight! — MLB (@MLB) April 23, 2022

  1. Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox shortstop, will be suspended for 1 game and fined an undisclosed amount of money for being caught giving the fans the middle finger during the first game of a double header at Progressive Field. The incident took place in the midst of a tough game for Anderson who made 3 errors in Chicago’s 11-1 loss to the Cleveland Guardians. He is appealing the suspension and will be allowed to play until his appeal is decided.

*note to self* don’t compare Tim Anderson to Pete Rose — Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) April 21, 2022

  1. Chicago Cubs outfielder, Clint Fraziers tough ride continues after missing the last 82 games of last season because of vertigo. Frazier was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Wednesday, with apppendicitis.


  1. Robin Lehners, Vegas Golden Nights goaltender, will under-go season ending surgery for a major knee injury he suffered on March 8th. The Knights will now be counting on 24-year-old rookie goaltender Logan Thompson to get them into the playoffs. The rookie has a 2.56 goals-against average and .920 save percentage in his 15 games this season.

  1. The Minnesota Wild set 4 franchise record and tied a 5th in their 6-3 win Friday night over the Seattle Kraken. Kirill Kaprizov had a goal and 3 assists to become the first player in Minnesota franchise history with at least 100 points in a season. Joel Eriksson had 2 goals and 1 assist, Mats Zuccarello, Ryan Hartman and Nicolas Deslauriers all scored, and Kevin Fiala had a team-record 5 assists for Minnesota, which also established all-time bests with its 50th win and 107 points.

FIALA HAS 5 ASSISTS 😵#MNWild x #SeaKraken — Bally Sports North (@BallySportsNOR) April 23, 2022