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Detroit believes in upset of Lakers

Updated: June 6, 2004, 12:25 PM ET
Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Chauncey Billups knows that few people outside the Detroit locker room think the Pistons can beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.

"That doesn't bother us because we're ready to shock the world," the point guard said Saturday.

Count the oddsmakers in Las Vegas among those expecting the Lakers to win their fourth title in five years. A $100 bet on the underdog Pistons would return about $600 if they win the series, while a gambler would have to ...

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