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Inside: The Week In Sports

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Inside the NBA
In his playoff opener forward Luol Deng shows signs of becoming the Bulls' next star • Scout: Warriors have the firepower to take out Mavs

Inside NASCAR
Michael Waltrip and Toyota are off and limping • Jeff Gordon takes his place alongside Dale Sr. • Drivers getting a feel for the Car of Tomorrow

Inside the NHL
Goalie Henrik Lundqvist was king of the Rangers' first-round series sweep • The postseason's most underrated player: Buffalo forward Jochen Hecht

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Photograph by John Biever

 TWISTAND SHOUT

LeBron James suffered a slightly sprained left ankle on a drive in the thirdquarter of the Cavaliers' playoff opener against the Wizards on Sunday inCleveland. He stayed in the game and finished with 23 points, nine rebounds andseven assists in the Cavs' 97--82 victory. "I had no intention of notcoming back," he said. "If I was able to limp on it, I was going to bein there."