COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN W. MCDONOUGH I Got Your Back The Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers form a tight congaline at the Staples Center as they jockey for position before aninbounds pass during Game 2 of the NBA Finals, won by the Lakersin overtime 99-91 (page 48). COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER Splashdown Competitors at the Janet Evans Invitational swim meet in LongBeach, Calif., are off to a flying start in the men's 50-meterfreestyle final, won by Gary Hall (second from right) in a timeof 22.26 seconds. COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS Ray Charles 1930-2004 Charles's rousing rendition of America the Beautiful at Bank OneBallpark in Phoenix was a hard act to follow, but the ArizonaDiamondbacks and the New York Yankees had to do it in Game 2 ofthe 2001 World Series.