What’s Happening in Sports: June 9, 2021


June 9, 2021 features a single second-round clash as NBA MVP Nikola Jokic leads the Nuggets to Phoenix for Game 2 against the Suns where they try to tie the series. Ace of Rangers Kyle Gibson, who is 9th in the ERA (2.06), faces the MLB’s top San Francisco Giants (38-22) in a comprehensive list of MLB games. As the mandatory minicamps started to kick off across the NFL, the Packers started theirs without reigning the NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.

See what happened in sport on June 9 Last year, titled by RB Todd gurley officially becoming an Atlanta Falcon and the MLB agreeing to an opening day on July 10 for the 2020 season (with many other details yet to be determined). This daily sports article includes only real headlines (no clickbait rumors), all the top highlights, interesting NFL, NBA and MLB facts, top games to watch, top performances in the day, notable birthdays and a quick recap of the significant events of this day in the history of sport. More content will be uploaded throughout the day.

It’s a battle not to be missed WCSF

The alley-oop connection in ATL

Strasbourg shone in its OTD debut

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NBA Conference Semifinals

9:30 p.m .: # 3 Denver Nuggets vs. # 2 Phoenix Suns (PHX 1-0)

* All game times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST) *

NBA Conference Semifinals

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BEST NBA PERFORMERS

NFL: FROM Dean Lowry, Green Bay Packers (rounds 27)

MLB: RP Joe kelly, Los Angeles Dodgers (33)

MLB: 1B Yuli Gurriel, Houston Astros (37)

NBA: PF Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat (41)

NFL: KG Tedy bruschi, Retired after 2008 (48)

2013: James lebronmost famous block with the Miami Heat came when he denied Tiago separator an easy dunk in Game 2 of the NBA Finals which ended up lasting 7 games

2008: Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. became the 6th player in MLB history to join the 600 HR club

2000: Los Angeles Lakers C Shaquille O’neal broke an NBA Qualifiers record by going to the free throw line 38 times in their Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers, but only made 18 of those attempts

1990: Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Eddie murray hit an RH on both sides of the plate for the 10th time in his career, matching Mickey coatall time record

1987: Los Angeles Lakers PG Magic Johnson teammate used Kareem Abdul JabbarSkyhook’s patented as time passed to defeat the Celtics 107-106 in Game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead en route to his 4th (of 5) career championship

1985: As the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Boston Celtics in 6 games to win their 9th NBA Championship, C Kareem Abdul Jabbar became the oldest player to be named MVP of the final at 38 and the 1st to win the award in 2 different teams (1971 with Milwaukee)

1980: General Manager of the Boston Celtics Auerbach red completed a notorious trade with the Golden State Warriors in which Boston was awarded C Robert Parish and a choice of 1st round of 1980 (which would be used on PF Kevin McHale) for a pair of 1st round in 1980 (Joe Barry Carroll, Rickey Brown). Parish and McHale both went on to become Hall of Famers in Boston.

1966: The Minnesota Twins became the first team in AL history to hit 5 home runs in a single set as Rich rollins, Zoilo Versailles, Tony Oliva, Don Mincher, and Harmon Killebrew all scored in the 7th inning

1914: Pittsburgh Pirates SS Honus Wagner became the 2nd player in MLB history to record 3,000 career hits (Anson cap)

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