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Inside: The Week In Sports


The short list of teams that can prevent a Finals rematch between San Antonio and Detroit • Does Stephon Marbury deserve all the blame for the Knicks' horrendous start?

College Basketball
Memphis's Shawne Williams is one of many freshmen starring for Top 25 teams • Tough Big Ten stretch for Michigan State • Can Syracuse's Gerry McNamara regain his shot?


Photograph by Greg Nelson

 ADULT MOVE A day after turning 21, LeBron James celebrated in high style, dropping 30 in a 97-84 win over the red-hot Pistons (page 70), who lost for only the fourth time in 28 games.