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Leading Off

May 19, 2003
May 19, 2003

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May 19, 2003

Sports Ilustrated Bonus Section
Inside The NBA

Leading Off

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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER Ben There, Done That Sixers guard Allen Iverson has to come up with an answer on thefly for Pistons center Ben Wallace as the NBA's Defensive Playerof the Year challenges his shot during Game 1 of theirsecond-round Eastern Conference series (page 34). The Pistons wonthe opener 98-87, but the Sixers had tied the series at 2-2heading into Wednesday's Game 5.COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO Long Shot Texas Rangers first baseman Rafael Palmeiro becomes only the 19thmajor leaguer to reach the 500 home run mark with this three-runshot against Indians righthander Dave Elder on Sunday inArlington (page 52).COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY LOU CAPOZZOLA Hell-bent for Rubber Devils center Joe Nieuwendyk (25) positions himself for a reboundin front of Senators defenseman Wade Redden as the puck hits theglass behind the Ottawa goal during Game 1 of the Stanley CupEastern Conference finals last Saturday. The Senators won 3-2 inovertime.