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Tuesday tidbits you may have missed


  1. The Boston Celtics played without big man Al Horford and Mr. Defense Marcus Smart in game 1. Horford is out on NBA Health and Safety Protocols and is expected to miss game 2 as well. Smart is day to day on a mid-foot sprain, MRI was negative. Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry missed his 3rd straight with a hamstring injury. The 3rd quarter was the deciding factor in this one with Miami out scoring Boston 39-14 and ultimately taking the victory 118-107. Jimmy Butler had a spectacular game, leading the Heat with 41 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Jayson Tatum with 29 points and Jaylen Brown with 24 led the Celtics in their losing effort. Game 2 is Thursday.

Not in Bam's house! Bam is up to 3 blocks for the @MiamiHEAT 🔒#NBAConferenceFinals presented by Google Pixel on ESPN — NBA (@NBA) May 18, 2022

  1. The NBA Draft Lottery took place just before Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Orlando Magic have walked away with the #1 pick.PICKTEAM1Orlando Magic2Oklahoma City Thunder3Houston Rockets4Sacramento Kings5Detroit Pistons6Indiana Pacers7Portland Trail Blazers8Los Angeles Lakers (pick goes to New Orleans Pelicans)9San Antonio Spurs10Washington Wizards11New York Knicks12Los Angeles Clippers (pick goes to Oklahoma City Thunder)13Charlotte Hornets14Cleveland Cavaliers

  1. Wednesday Playoff Game : Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors – 9:00pm EST (TNT)


  1. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored the go-ahead goal early in the 3rd period, Nikita Kucherov and Corey Perry each had a goal and an assist, and Ross Colton also scored for the 2-time defending Champion Tampa Bay Lightning as they skated past their in-state rival Florida Panthers 4-1. Andrei Vasilevskiy remained red-hot with 34 saves for Tampa. In the last 3 games he has stopped 94 of 99 shots taken. Game 2 is Thursday night.

All in a day's work for the Boss. — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) May 18, 2022

  1. Josh Manson scored 8:02 into OT, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves in his return from an eye injury and the Colorado Avalanche overcame the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their 2nd-round series. Valeri Nichushkin and Samuel Girard also scored for the Avalanche. Ryan O’Reilly had a first-period goal and Jordan Kyrou tied it late for St. Louis. Binnington kept the Blues within reach with one save after another. He stopped 51 shots. Game 2 is Thursday.

The Avalanche win Game 1 in overtime ‼️ #StanleyCup — NHLonTNT (@NHL_On_TNT) May 18, 2022

  1. Wednesday Playoff Schedule : New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes – 7:00pm EST (ESPN), Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames – 9:30pm EST (ESPN)


  1. The Houston Astros put a monstrous beatdown on Boston Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi during Tuesday’s game. Yordan Alvarez, Kyle Tucker, Jeremy Pena, Michael Brantley, and Yuli Gurriel went over the wall in the 2nd inning off Eovaldi to tie an MLB record for most long balls in a single inning. The Astros won 13-4.

Sooo the @Astros just hit 5 homers in one inning. 👀 — MLB (@MLB) May 17, 2022

  1. Baltimore Orioles right-hander Matt Harvey has been suspended for 60 games without pay “for participating in the distribution of a prohibited drug of abuse in violation of Major League Baseball’s joint drug prevention and treatment program,” the league announced Tuesday. Harvey’s suspension is retroactive to April 29.

Orioles pitcher Matt Harvey has been suspended 60 games for distributing a "drug of abuse" under MLB's drug program, the league announced Tuesday. — ESPN (@espn) May 17, 2022

  1. The Tampa Bay Rays will be without 2nd baseman Brandon Lowe for at least 3 weeks as the former All-Star was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his back, the team announced Tuesday. He will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks.

Early report on #Rays B. Lowe — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 17, 2022

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