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Best Sports Pix of the Week
From the NBA playoffs heating up to all-out boxing ring battles, here are some of the most arresting images from the week in sports. 
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pierce_huddle

BOSTON, MA - MAY 26: Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics gets his team fired up in a pregame huddle before Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 26, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

devils_goal

NEWARK, NJ - MAY 25: Adam Henrique #14 of the New Jersey Devils celerbates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers to win Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final and advance to the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on May 25, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

bmx_overhead

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Quillan Isidore of Great Britain wins the Boys Under 16 race during day three of the UCI BMX World Championships at NIA Arena on May 26, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

indy_poll

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 29: A general view of cars racing during the IZOD IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 29, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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brazil_surf_one

Brazil's Adriano de Souza 'Mineirinho' competes during the quarterfinals of the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) Billabong Rio Pro surfing competition off Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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westbrook_dunk

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 27: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder goes up for a dunk over Boris Diaw #33 of the San Antonio Spurs in the second half in Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 27, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

badminton_one

China's Lin Dan returns a shot from South Korea's Lee Hyun-il, unseen at the Thomas Cup badminton championship final in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Lin won over Lee, 21-14, 21-17. (AP Photo)
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brazil_save

Brazil's Santos' goalkeeper Rafael stops a penalty kick taken by Argentina's Velez Sarsfield's Emiliano Papa in the penalty shootout of a Copa Libertadores soccer match in Santos, Brazil, Thursday, May 24, 2012. After the match ended 1-1 on aggregate, Santos won the penalty shootout 4-2. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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coyotes_face_off

GLENDALE, AZ - MAY 22: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings faces off against Antoine Vermette #50 of the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on May 22, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Kings defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

blood_boxing_crop

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Scotty Cardle (L) in action during his Light Weight bout at Nottingham Capital FM Arena on May 26, 2012 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

cricket_hit

England's Matt Prior is bowled out by West Indies' Darren Sammy during the third day of the 2nd Test match at the Trent Bridge cricket ground, Nottingham, England, Sunday May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)
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bmx_pool

A cyclist rides his bike at a skateboard park, Tuesday, May 22, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Temperatures reached a high of near 90 degrees in the Austin area. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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brazil_surf_two

In this image released by the Association of Surfing Professionals, Joel Parkinson, of Australia, competes at the Billabong Rio Pro surfing competition in Rio de Janiero, Wednesday May 16, 2012. (AP Photo/ASP, Dunbar)
(© ASP /Dunbar The attached image is a hand-out image from the Association of Surfing Professionals and is royalty free for editorial use only, no commercial rights granted. The copyright is owned by ASP International. Sale or license of the images is prohibited. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

dario_indy

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 25: Dario Franchitti of Scotland, drives the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda during practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 Mile Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 25, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

dodgers_fielding

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 22: Shortstop Dee Gordon #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers makes a diving catch of a line drive off the bat of Willie Bloomquist #18 of the Arizona Diamondbacks during the second inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on May 22, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

duncan_dunk

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MAY 27: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs goes up for a shot against Thabo Sefolosha #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half in Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 27, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Eric Gay/Pool/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

gb_volley

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Members of Great Britain women's Beach Volleyball team (L-R) Denise John, Zara Dempney and Shauna Mullin take part in a 'Stop Traffic' photocall on Parliament Square on May 24, 2012 in London, England. The PR stunt was aimed at reminding commuters that roads were likely to be busier at peak times during the 2012 London Olympic Games. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

giro_climb

Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez, left, and Canada's Ryder Hesjedal pedal during the 20th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Caldes to Passo Dello Stelvio, Italy, Saturday, May 26, 2012.(AP Photo/Daniele Badolato)

gymanist_jump

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: A competitor performs a routine on the bar in the women?s gymnastics senior international teams competition on day four of the Australian Gymnastics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on May 25, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

indy_finish

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 27: Dario Franchitti of Scotland, driver of the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda crosses the yard of bricks start/finish line to take the checkered flag ahead of teammate Scott Dixon (bottom) of New Zealand, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda and Tony Kannan of Brazil, driver of the #11 GEICO-Mouser Electronics KVRT Chevrolet to give Franchitti the win in the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

giro_devil

Cyclists pedal by a supporter with a weird costume during the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race, from Limone sul Garda to Falzes - Pfalzen, Italy, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Jon Izaguirre of Spain won the stage while countryman Joaquin Rodriguez kept the overall lead. (AP Photo/Daniele Badolato)
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ipad_gymnastics

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: A member of the Japanese coaching staff videos a floor routine on an iPad during the women?s gymnastics senior international teams competition on day four of the Australian Gymnastics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on May 25, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

lebron_jam

MIAMI, FL - MAY 28: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat dunks in the first quarter against Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 28, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

nascar_pit

CONCORD, NC - MAY 27: Mark Martin, driver of the #55 Aaron's Armed Forces Foundation Toyota, leaves his pit stall after pitting during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)
(2012 Getty Images)

loyola_win

FOXBORO, MA - MAY 28: Charley Toomey head coach of the Loyola Greyhounds is doused with water during the final seconds of their 9-3 win over the Maryland Terripans in the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship game at Gillette Stadium on May 28, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

ocean_race_one

AT SEA - MAY 28: Wade Morgan from Australia, grinds through a clean up set, onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at sea on May 26, 2012 from Miami, USA to Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)
(2012 Volvo Ocean Race)

mariners_slide

ARLINGTON, TX - MAY 28: Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers tags Brendan Ryan #26 of the Seattle Mariners out attempting a in the park home run in the eighth inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on May 28, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

memorial_day_yanks

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 28: Jets fly over Angel Stadium of Anaheim prior to the start of the game between the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 28, 2012 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

monaco_red_bull

Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia, leads Mercedes Grand Prix driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso of Spain, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany, McLaren Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, during the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Sunday, May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
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bmx_blur

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 24: Riders practice their starts during the Elite Women training session on day one of the UCI BMX World Championships at NIA Arena on May 24, 2012 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

nadal_french

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns in his first round match against Simone Bolelli of Italy at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday May 29, 2012. Nadal won in three sets 6-2, 6-2, 6-1. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

nascar_dusk

CONCORD, NC - MAY 27: Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Quaker State Chevrolet, leads a group of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

ocean_race_two

AT SEA - MAY 29: Wade Morgan from Australia, preparing a reef, onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at sea on May 26, 2012 from Miami, USA to Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images)
(2012 Volvo Ocean Race)

rangers_hit

NEWARK, NJ - MAY 25: Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers checks Ryan Carter #20 of the New Jersey Devils in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on May 25, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

rollins_slide

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 28: Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies slides safely into second base as David Wright #5 of the New York Mets receives the ball late during their game on May 28, 2012 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

shadow_pitch

DENVER, CO - MAY 28: Starting pitcher Jordan Lyles #41 of the Houston Astros delivers to home plate during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 28, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

shadow_rugby

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27: Luke Shuey of the Eagles gets his handball away before being tackled by Matthew Pavlich of the Dockers during the round nine AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Patersons Stadium on May 27, 2012 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

sharapova_french

Maria Sharapova of Russia prepares to serve in her first round match against Alexandra Cadantu of Romania at the French Open tennis tournament in Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Tuesday May 29, 2012. Sharapova won in two sets 6-0, 6-0. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
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monaco_reflection

Mercedes Grand Prix driver Michael Schumacher of Germany is reflected in a marshal's helmet as he steers his car during the qualifying session at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Schumacher set the quickest time but thanks to the five place penalty he picked up in Spain, the pole position on Sunday's grid will actually be occupied by Red Bull driver Mark Webber of Australia. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

sweat_boxing

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 26: Carl Frampton (R) in action with Raul Hirales during their Vacant IBF Inter-Continental Super Bantam Weight Championship bout at Nottingham Capital FM Arena on May 26, 2012 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

synch_swiming

Team Spain performs on their way to win the golden medal of the free combination synchronise swimming at the European Championships Diving and Synchronized Swimming at Pieter van den Hoogenband stadium in Eindhoven, south central Netherlands, Sunday May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Ermino Armino)
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tri_swimming

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 27: In this photo provided by the International Triathlon Union, Tim Don of Great Britain and the elite men dive into Casa de Campo lake to begin the Elite Males 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series on May 27, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by ITU via Getty Images)
(2012 International Triathlon Union)

tri_biking

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 27: In this photo provided by the International Triathlon Union, the elite men speed through the trees of Casa de Campo park during the Elite Males 2012 ITU World Triathlon Series on May 27, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by ITU via Getty Images)
(2012 International Triathlon Union)

monaco_crash

Lotus driver Romain Grosjean of France, left, turns and Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi of Japan, right, flies after the start during the first lap of the Formula One Grand Prix, at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Sunday, May 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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allen_lay_up

BOSTON, MA - MAY 26: Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket for a layup in front of Evan Turner #12 of the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 26, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

dario_win

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 27: Dario Franchitti of Scotland, driver of the #50 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, pours the victory milk over his head in victory lane in celebration of winning the IZOD IndyCar Series 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
(2012 Getty Images)

Best Sports Pix of the Week

From the NBA playoffs heating up to all-out boxing ring battles, here are some of the most arresting images from the week in sports. 

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