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COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Bill Frakes
Exit Strategy Heat guard Eddie Jones gets good clearance on the first row as he saves a loose ball during a 98--96 loss to the Sonics in Miami on Jan. 3. Neither Jones nor any of the fans were injured on the play.
TWO COLOR PHOTOSPhotographs by Manny Millan
Turning Tail Connecticut guard Ann Strother spins away from Tennessee's Nicky Anosike during the Lady Vols' 68--67 win over the Huskies in Hartford last Saturday. The winning margin came on a three-point play by freshman Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood (inset) with 15 seconds left.
COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Darren Carroll
Thought Balloons Pacers forward Jermaine O'Neal had to try to block out hundreds of inflatable distractions while shooting a free throw in San Antonio last Thursday. O'Neal, who had pledged $1,000 to tsunami relief for every point he scored in the game, finished with32 points, but the Pacers lost 111--98. After the game O'Neal decided to donate $55,000--for the 55 points he had scored two nights earlier.