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Before starting your safe and fun Memorial Day Weekend, enjoy our latest Friday Conversation with the man who wants to bring surfing into the mainstream.

Making Headlines

NBA: Nikola Jokic scored 36 to lead the Nuggets to a 120-115 victory over the Trail Blazers and a 2-1 series lead. Also: The Lakers took a 2-1 series lead over the Suns, and the Bucks a 3-0 advantage over the Heat.

MLB: Javier Baez’s daring baserunning lifted the Cubs to their fourth consecutive victory.

NHL: The Canadiens forced a Game 6 with a 4-3 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.

NCAAM: Kentucky’s Isaiah Jackson hired an agent and will enter the 2021 NBA Draft, according to ESPN.

Tonight’s Action

Brewers at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. ET

Odds: Nationals -122, Brewers +106 || O/U 9

Pick: In a battle of lefthanders, Brett Anderson (2-3, 4.34 ERA) will start for the Brewers and be facing Jon Lester (0-2, 5.33) for the Nationals.

Sports Section likes the Brewers and the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Brewers-Nationals winner, the score, and the player to hit the first home run of the game. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout to subscriber David Nagelberg (@SportsGuruDave), who picked the Hurricanes to win and was closest to the final score (4-3 in overtime). No one chose the Preds’ Nick Cousins to open the scoring.

Keep the picks coming, everyone!

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