Wednesday, May 14, 2008


It is great being a Detroit sports fan these days... The Wings! The Pistons! (Well, the Tigers are a little iffy, but hey, 2 out of 3 ain't bad).

Pistons pull away late to advance to 6th straight conference finals
Pistons Advance To Eastern Conference Finals For Sixth Straight Year

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Pistons missed 64 percent of their shots and had a rookie filling in for an All-Star at point guard.

It didn't matter.

Detroit set an NBA playoff record with just three turnovers and made just enough shots and stops to advance to their sixth straight Eastern Conference final with a 91-86 win Tuesday night over the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the second-round series.

Richard Hamilton scored 31 points, made victory-sealing free throws late in the game and Tayshaun Prince had a key block to help Detroit eliminate Orlando.

The Pistons are the first franchise to play in six conference finals in a row since the Los Angeles Lakers went to eight straight in the 1980s.

"Now we expect to do this," Hamilton said. "We're supposed to be here."

The rest of the recap here.

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