Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Kelly (David Caruso) investigates when one of his friends is killed and another arrested after a fracas during a pickup basketball game. Still prosecuting the Giardella case, Laura (Sherry Stringfield) senses that she is somehow being set up. Sipowicz suspects that a man whose wife was murdered is withholding evidence. And Janice (Amy Brenneman) saves Kelly's life during a drug bust. This was the first NYPD Blue episode directed by Bradley Silberling, who subsequently married series regular Amy Brenneman.