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The Weekend Sports Watch: All You Need To Know

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CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 07: Phil Mickelson plays a tee shot on the ninth hole during the second round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 7, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)
Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Friday has arrived. As a long work week comes to a close, an event-filled weekend is on the horizon. 

There are so many ways to spend your weekend — brunch with friends, a glorious hike, or a long list of chores you’ve been putting off for months. How will you ever decide which ones will be a part of your weekend?

Here’s a hint … don’t do any of them. It’s a sports weekend folks, and that’s all you need to know.  

For all your lazy sports watching needs, The Daily Wire has you covered. Let’s take a look at which sporting events will be keeping you glued to the couch this weekend.

PGA Tour Golf

It’s fitting that we’re starting with the most relaxing sport you can enjoy this weekend. 

The Wells Fargo Championship is currently taking place at the beautiful Quail Hollow Golf Course in Charlotte, North Carolina. Phil Mickelson is proving that age is just a number as he shot a 7-under 64 on Thursday to take sole possession of first place going into Friday. 

Mickelson is no stranger to shooting low scores at Quail Hollow — he is the all-time leader in top-10 finishes at the course — but his round one 64 was his lowest opening round at the tournament. 

If Mickelson finds a way to keep the scoring barrage coming, he’ll become just the eighth player 50-years-old or older to win a tournament. Lefty couldn’t keep his hot streak going, as he shot a 75 on Friday and is three back of the lead  — Patrick Rodgers, Matt Wallace and Gary Woodland all sit at six under par.

Bubba Watson shot a 69 on Friday and is also three back of the leaders. The third round can be watched live on CBS starting at 3pm eastern on Saturday and Sunday. 

NBA Basketball

The slog of the end of the regular season is finally coming to a close and playoff hoops is oh-so-near. Friday night has a nice slate of important games. The Denver Nuggets go to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Jazz. Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets are just a half game behind the LA Clippers for the third seed in the West, while the first-place Jazz are just one game up on the Phoenix Suns for the one-seed in the Western Conference. 

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And on Friday, the beleaguered LA Lakers go to Portland as they try to stay out of the play-in games. The Lakers will be without LeBron James, Dennis Schroeder and Talen Horton-Tucker — all out due to injury — as Damian Lillard and the Blazers attempt to overtake the Lakers in the playoff seeding with a win. The game can be seen on ESPN at 10pm EST. 

Sunday afternoon also has some important matchups as the Boston Celtics host the Miami Heat in an important Eastern Conference matchup. Both teams currently sit at 35-31 and are battling to avoid the play-in games. The New York Knicks go to LA to play the Clippers in an important game for both teams as the Knicks compete for playoff seeding and the Clippers try to build some chemistry after a year filled with injuries. Both games can be seen on ESPN.

NHL Hockey

If you enjoy a playoff-type atmosphere, the NHL is for you on Friday night. The Vegas Golden Knights host the St. Louis Blues as St. Louis inches closer to locking up a playoff spot. 

The Minnesota Wild play the Anaheim Ducks Friday night, and can still claim the West crown if the teams in front of them stumble to end the regular season. 

The Nashville Predators control their own playoff destiny, by winning either of their last two games, or the Dallas Stars lose any of their last three. Nashville hosts the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday and Monday. 

Major League Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in a free-fall and will look to right the ship this weekend with a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels in the “Freeway Series.” The Dodgers have lost 13 of their last 17 games and are coming off a sweep at the hands of the Chicago Cubs. Clayton Kershaw takes the mound on Sunday for the 4:07 EST first pitch. 

The New York Yankees, after a brutal offensive start to the season, have won seven of their last nine games, and begin a three-game series against the Washington Nationals on Friday. A Corey Kluber versus Max Scherzer matchup on Saturday is must-watch baseball. 

The Philadelphia Phillies visit the Atlanta Braves to wrap up the weekend of baseball Sunday Night at 7:00pm EST on ESPN. 

Joe Morgan is the Sports Reporter for The Daily Wire. Most recently, Morgan covered the Clippers, Lakers and the NBA for Sporting News. Send your sports questions to sports@dailywire.com.

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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