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June 18, 2012

FEATURES

NBA FINALS

40 DURANT VS. JAMES

Not since Larry met Magic has a championship series brought about such a pronounced changing of the guard

BY IAN THOMSEN

44 RUSSELL WESTBROOK

He may not be the biggest name in the Finals, but how well he runs the Thunder offense will decide the outcome

BY CHRIS MANNIX

TENNIS

52 FRENCH OPEN

Maria Sharapova regained the top ranking and Rafael Nadal took down his chief rival, setting the stage for Wimbledon and the Olympics

BY L. JON WERTHEIM

BOXING

58 PACQUIAO-BRADLEY

A dumbfounding decision robbed the champ of his title and dealt the centuries-old sport another crippling blow

BY CHRIS MANNIX

BASEBALL

60 ANDREW MCCUTCHEN

The outfielder is breaking out in Pittsburgh—and providing a model for how to turn draft-day studs into big league stars

BY JOE LEMIRE

CLASS OF '05: THE BEST DRAFT EVER

OLYMPICS

66 HUNGARIAN ATHLETES

The 1956 Games were plunged into cold war intrigue as dozens defected to freedom—with help from SI

BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

DEPARTMENTS

4 SI Digital

6 Leading Off

15 The Mail

17 Scorecard

The Olympic (gene) pool

24 Faces in the Crowd

26 Just My Type

Eli Manning on SNL jitters

BY DAN PATRICK

30 Inside ...

Baseball

Olympics

Horse Racing

74 Point After

Casey Martin plays the Open

BY PHIL TAYLOR

SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPHS BY GREG NELSON

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