Fisher Returns
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"My coach and teammates welcomed me with open arms."

SECAUCUS, N.J., May 10, 2007 -- Utah guard Derek Fisher entered Game 2 of the Jazz-Warriors series with 3:18 left in the third quarter after traveling from a New York hospital where his 10-month-old daughter was in surgery all day for a rare cancer. Fisher, who referred to the surgery as "life-threatening" and "successful" in a postgame interview, played valuable minutes down the stretch. The point guard finished with five points and three assists in the Jazz's 127-117 overtime victory, lifting Utah to a 2-0 series advantage.

Go around the 'net for reaction to Derek Fisher's inspiring game:

WHAT MULTI-SPORT WEBSITES ARE SAYING

ESPN.com: Pure Hollywood in Utah
Yahoo.com: Adrian Wojnarowski: Out of the Darkness

WHAT THE PAPERS ARE SAYING

Salt-Lake Tribune: KURT KRAGTHORPE: An Almost Perfect Day for Fisher
Salt-Lake Tribune: KRAGTHORPE: For a Moment, Fisher Goes From Father to Player
Salt-Lake Tribune: Fisher Sparks Comeback in OT Victory
San Francisco Chronicle: Fisher the Catalyst for an Emotional Night
San Francisco Chronicle: Jazz's Fisher Returns to Arena in Time to Fill in For His Fill-In
San Francisco Chronicle: Fisher the Catalyst For An Emotional Night
USA Today: Fisher Fires Up Jazz in OT Win Over Warriors
Salt-Lake Tribune: Fisher Jazz Rally and Win 2nd Thriller
Salt-Lake Tribune: Fisher Set to Return; Absence Explained
Deseret News: Fisher Returns to Cheers, Provides Spark
SportsLine.com: Fisher Comes Late But Nets Five Crucial Points in OT in Jazz Win
ABC News4.com: Derek Fisher Returns For Game Two; Daughter Has Tumor Removed

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