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June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015

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June 22, 2015

SI NOW
INBOX
STANLEY CUP FINALS
NBA FINALS
NBA DRAFT
The MM|QB 100
MICHAEL BRANTLEY
SPECIAL REPORT
POINT AFTER
Departments

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PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDThree Enterprise Warriors guard Stephen Curry continued to take the long view in the playoffs, burying a step-back trey over Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson in Oakland during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Curry, who at week's end had buried a record 59 threes this postseason, erupted for 37 points—including 17 in the fourth quarter—to lead Golden State to a 104--91 victory and a 3--2 series lead (page 36). PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID E. KLUTHO FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATEDChain Lightning Tampa Bay forward Ryan Callahan (far right) was at the rear end of a four-Lightning, two-Blackhawks pileup in front of Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop's net during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals in Tampa. After missing Game 4 with an undisclosed injury, Bishop turned back 27 shots, but Chicago center Antoine Vermette beat him early in the third period for a 2--1 win that put the Blackhawks up 3--2 (page 28). PHOTOPHOTOGRAPH BY DING XU XINHUA/LANDOVHard Pressed Swedish defender Nilla Fischer gave U.S. forward Christen Press little room to maneuver in their Women's World Cup match last Friday in Winnipeg. After opening with a 3--1 win over Australia—in which midfielder Megan Rapinoe scored twice and Press netted the game-winner—the Americans could muster only two shots on goal against Sweden in a 0--0 draw.