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Round 1 of the NBA playoffs starts tomorrow, which means you have 24 hours to enter our exclusive NBA Playoff DraftKings DFS contest! See more below about how you can match wits with us and win cash. But first, enjoy our latest Friday Conversation with the NFL tight end who’s “breaking” trading card boxes on Instagram.

Making Headlines

PGA Championship: Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson fired a 3-under 69 in Friday’s second round and is among the leaders at minus-5.

NHL: The Penguins, Canadiens, and Golden Knights all took respective series leads. Meanwhile, the Panthers cut their series deficit to the Stanley Cup champion Lightning to 2-1.

NBA: The Wizards trounced the Pacers 142-115 to clinch the No. 8 seed in the East.

NCAAW: UConn announced it has given coach Geno Auriemma a five-year contract extension through 2025.

Tonight’s Action

Dodgers at Giants, 9:45 p.m. ET

Odds: Dodgers -148, Giants +128  || O/U 7

Pick: The Giants have the best record in baseball (28-16) and hold a two-game lead over the defending World Series champion Dodgers in the West. Los Angeles will send righthander Trevor Bauer (4-2, 2.20 ERA) to face San Francisco lefty Alex Wood (5-0, 1.75). 

Sports Section likes the Dodgers on the moneyline and the under.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Dodgers-Giants winner, the final score, and the combined strikeouts from Bauer and Wood. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout: Yesterday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner of Pacers-Wizards, the final score, and Russell Westbrook’s total points. Washington won 142-115, with Westbrook scoring 18. 

Subscriber Jonathan Forsythe (@jforsythe23) had the Wizards and was closest to Westbrook’s total. Nice job, Jonathan!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

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