Elias Says ...



" The Pistons ensured that there will be a Game 7 in the NBA's Eastern Conference finals with a 91-66 win over the Heat. Detroit has held six opponents to 66 points or fewer in playoff games over the last five years. All other teams combined have done so three times during that span.

" Shaquille O'Neal committed six turnovers in Game 6. It was the third time in the last four playoff seasons that Shaq has recorded a six-turnover game. No other starting center has done so even once during that time. The last starting center other than Shaq to commit six or more turnovers in a playoff game was Alonzo Mourning in his previous tenure with the Heat in 2000.

Major League Baseball

" The Angels rallied for 11 runs against Red Sox relievers in the last three innings of Saturday's 13-6 victory at Fenway Park. It was the most runs allowed by Boston's bullpen in a home game since it yielded 17 runs in a 22-1 loss to the Yankees on June 19, 2000.

" Javier Vazquez lasted only four innings in the Diamondbacks' 10-6 loss in Philadelphia. But Vazquez extended his streak to 50 innings without allowing a walk, and he has struck out 42 batters since issuing his last base on balls, the fifth-longest streak of the last 25 years. Vazquez's longest streak after the All-Star break last season was six strikeouts between walks.