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DON ZIMMER (1931--2014)

BY Joe Torre

P. 68

| 20 Years Ago|

Why the NHL's Hot and the NBA's Hot

BY MICHAEL FARBER

P. 32

AND PHIL TAYLOR

P. 37

More goals, more overtime, more controversy, such as the Kings' Game 2 goal by Dwight King (top), recall the magic of 20 springs ago—only this time the NBA isn't being left behind.

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ON THE COVER: ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NHL)

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ON THE COVER: GREG NELSON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NBA)

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ROBERT BECK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NHL); JOHN W. MCDONOUGH/ SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (NBA)