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The Week Ahead What to watch and watch for by

May 31, 2004
May 31, 2004

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May 31, 2004

NBA Playoffs

The Week Ahead What to watch and watch for by

FRIDAY 28

This is an article from the May 31, 2004 issue

PACERS AT PISTONS GAME 4 ESPN 8 PM. Think big: Detroit's 6'9" Ben
Wallace is the East's top rebounder in the playoffs (14.5 per
game); Indiana's 6'11" Jermaine O'Neal averages a team-high 9.2.
ON THE RECORD WITH BOB COSTAS HBO 11 PM Everybody's All-American
actor and The Rookie star, Dennis Quaid, gets chatty with Bob.

SATURDAY 29

WNBA L.A. SPARKS AT DETROIT SHOCK ABC 4 PM A rematch of last
year's finals when Detroit shocked the Sparks in the
best-of-three series. MLS DALLAS BURN AT L.A. GALAXY ESPN2 10 PM
Dallas (2-3-2) sends U.S. national team defender Cory Gibbs
against the Galaxy (4-2-3) and dynamic forward Alejandro Moreno
(five goals, 11 points in six games).

SUNDAY 30

INDY 500 ABC 11 AM Spider-Man 3? Helio Castroneves was .299 of a
second shy of a third straight checkered flag at the Brickyard
last year. He's favored today--to win and to scale the fence in
his signature celebration. ANGELS AT WHITE SOX WGN 3 PM Chicago's
second team is battling for first.

MONDAY 31

PAT TILLMAN MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE FOX SPORTS NET ARIZONA 3 PM In
honor of the former Arizona State linebacker, killed in combat in
Afghanistan last month, ASU's 1996 upset of No. 1-ranked Nebraska
will be rebroadcast. DIVISION I MEN'S LACROSSE FINALS ESPN 2:30
PM If Johns Hopkins gets in, the fabled program could win its
first title since 1987.

TUESDAY 1

IN STORES: NFL FILMS SUPER BOWL COLLECTION: SUPER BOWL XI-XX DVD
Relive Willie Brown's 75-yard interception return for the Raiders
in '77 and the Fridge's one-yard TD plunge for the Bears in '86.
SPIKE 52'S GREATEST MOMENTS IN NBA HISTORY SPIKE TV 7 PM First of
a three-part series hosted by Carmelo Anthony and Bill Walton.

WEDNESDAY 2

U.S. GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS At the Gaylord Entertainment Center
in Nashville, 21-year-old twins Paul and Morgan Hamm, and
19-year-old Tasha Schwikert, all three of them members of the
2000 Olympic team, try to earn berths in the Olympic trials,
which begin on June 24.

THURSDAY 3

SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE ESPN 1 PM P-O-C-O-C-U-R-A-N-T-E.
That spells last year's winning word, which was nailed by Dallas
eighth-grader Sai Gunturi. THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG KILBORN
CBS 12:35 AM Phil Mickelson, still feeling the love off his
Masters win, visits late night's biggest sports fan.

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