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Partly cloudy skies this evening will become overcast overnight. Low 62F. Winds light and variable.
Updated: May 26, 2020 @ 10:44 pm
Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, May 22:
1975 — Artis Gilmore scores 28 points and grabs 31 rebounds to lead the Kentucky Colonels to a 110-105 victory over the Indiana Pacers for the ABA championship.
Artis Gilmore, 7-foot-2 player from Jacksonville University, is introduced to the press, on March 17, 1971, in New York, after he was signed by the Kentucky Colonels as their first round pick of the draft.
1988 — Atlanta’s Dominique Wilkins trades bucket for bucket with Boston’s Larry Bird in the fourth quarter of Game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference semifinals until the Celtics escape with a 118-116 victory. Wilkins finishes with 47 points and Bird has 34 — with 20 of his points scored in the fourth quarter. The teams shoot a combined .588 percent from the field, the second highest mark in playoff history.
Dominique Wilkins of the Atlanta Hawks tries to go up with the ball at left as he is double teamed by Boston Celtics Robert Parish, center, and Dennis Johnson, right, during first quarter action on Tuesday night, April 29, 1986 in Boston Garden. (AP Photo/Peter Southwick)
1997 — The Chicago Bulls win the lowest-scoring playoff game in NBA history, a 75-68 victory over the Miami Heat. The 143 combined points were two fewer than the previous postseason low set by Syracuse and Fort Wayne in 1955.
Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan shows his disgust during a play with Miami Heat's Voshon Lenard during the third quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday, May 22, 1997, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser)
2003 — Annika Sorenstam becomes the first woman to play in a PGA Tour event in 58 years when she shoots a 71 in the first round of the Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. Sorenstam misses the cut the next day by four shots.
This is a May 22, 2003, file photo showing golfer Annika Sorenstam holding her heart as she walks off the 13th green with playing partner Aaron Barber, right, and her caddie Terry McNamara after making a birdie at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, file)
2005 — Paula Creamer, 18, makes a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Sybase Classic by one stroke and become the second-youngest first-time winner on the LPGA Tour.
Paula Creamer kisses the trophy after winning the LPGA Sybase Classic in New Rochelle, N.Y., Sunday, May 22, 2005. (AP Photo/Ed Betz)
2006 — Pat Summitt becomes the newest millionaire coach — and the first in women’s basketball. Tennessee raises Summitt’s salary to $1.125 million for next season and extends her contract six years.
University of Tennessee women's basketball head coach Pat Summitt answers a reporter's question during a news conference at the Ted Constant Convention Center in Norfolk, VA., Monday afternoon March 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
2009 — Dara Torres sets an American record in the 50-meter butterfly at the Texas Senior Circuit No. 2 meet at Texas A&M. The 42-year-old, breezes to victory in the 50 fly, touching the wall in 25.72 seconds to beat her record time of 25.84 seconds from the morning preliminaries. Both her times beat Jenny Thompson’s American record of 26.00 seconds, set in Barcelona in 2003.
Dara Torres prepares for the start of the finals in the women's 50-meter freestyle race at the U.S. National swimming championships in Indianapolis, Thursday, July 9, 2009. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings). (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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