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COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY BOB ROSATO Last-Grasp Effort Knicks forward Kurt Thomas (40) takes a futile swipe at a rebound while being restrained by Pacers forward Derrick McKey (9) during Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals (page 40).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID E. KLUTHO Tanguay on the Rocks Colorado's Alex Tanguay (40) gets iced in front of the Dallas net by Blake Sloan (11) during Game 6 of the NHL Western Conference finals (page 64).

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY SIMON BRUTY Middle Buried Salisbury State midfielder Ryan McKenzie (center) got lacrosse-checked by Middlebury midfielder Scott Leach in the NCAA Division III final at College Park, Md. Middlebury won 16-12.