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May 04, 2009
May 04, 2009

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May 4, 2009

LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
NBA PLAYOFFS
  • The first-round series between Boston and Chicago proved to be a first-class fight as the upstart Bulls played without fear and the Celtics struggled to mount a title defense with one superstar very notably absent

BASEBALL
PRO FOOTBALL
NHL PLAYOFFS
  • The Canucks' Daniel and Henrik Sedin are beyond symbiotic: They skate on the same line, score the same number of points and play identity tricks on refs. They're also in the second round, so who cares if their coach can't tell them apart?

SURFING
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36 | NBA PLAYOFFS

This is an article from the May 4, 2009 issue

First-Round Fireworks
The fearless Bulls and the wounded Celtics went toe-to-toe, and the defending champions sorely missed their sidelined superstar
By Chris Mannix

42 | BASEBALL

The New Zack Greinke
He was a prodigy, then a bust. Now, after time away from baseball to treat his anxiety disorder, he's the best pitcher in the game
By Joe Posnanski

46 | NFL DRAFT

Building for the Future
Across the league, new regimes put their stamps on teams by trading for and drafting impact players, none more so than the Chiefs
By Peter King

52 | NHL PLAYOFFS

The Sedin Twins
Vancouver's Daniel and Henrik Sedin are so alike, it's scary. They're stepping it up in the postseason and fighting back when play turns rough
By Michael Farber

56 | SURFING

Kelly Slater's Quest
He won a record nine world championships and imagined a way to take his sport to the masses, but first he had to figure out why he surfed
By Gary Smith

Departments

6 Leading Off

14 Letters

16 Scorecard
• Field of Dreams is 20
• Rangers coach erupts

26 Just My Type
NFL's Goodell on Vick
by Dan Patrick

28 Faces in the Crowd

30 Inside ...
• Baseball
Those hot Dodgers

• Soccer
Sellouts in Seattle

• NASCAR
Big crash at Talladega

68 The Vault
• Nolan Ryan's K mark
• Jeopardy! answers

76 Point After
So, should Jeremy Tyler go to Europe?
by Chris Ballard

ON THE COVER Photograph by Robert Beck
Inset: Walter Iooss Jr.

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