Tuesday, May 6, 2008

2 and 0

Pistons hold off Magic, go up 2-0 as series shifts to Orlando

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic cut down the trash talk and just played, combining for a riveting playoff game.

Too bad a disputed play is what will be most remembered.

Chauncey Billups made the 3-pointer in question at the end of the third quarter and Detroit went on to beat Orlando 100-93 Monday night, taking a 2-0 lead in their second-round series.

"It's tough to be on the other end of that play," said Billups, who scored 28 points. "But I'll take it."

Billups officially made the shot with 0.5 seconds left in the third after the clock froze at 4.8 seconds.

The possession started with 5.1 seconds as Billups dribbled in the backcourt and it appeared to take 5.2 seconds using replays the officials weren't allowed to use during a delay lasting several minutes.

The shot put Detroit ahead 78-76.

More of the story here.

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