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WHAT HAPPENED TOBIG BROWN?

NBA FINALS
The Duel
Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce Battle for Redemption
BY JACK MCCALLUM

Chipper Jones
The Hits Keep Coming

DETROIT
Cup City
A Finals to Remember
BY MICHAEL FARBER

Pierce shook offa knee injury to help the Celtics get a 2--0 jump on Bryant and the Lakers

PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO (NBA) PHOTOBob Rosato (Chipper Jones) PHOTODavid E. Klutho (Red Wings)