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Hamilton leaves Pistons for death in the family

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Detroit scoring leader Richard Hamilton
missed the Pistons' game against Orlando on Friday night because of
a death in his family.

Hamilton flew home to Tulsa, Okla., for the services directly
from Miami, where Detroit beat the Heat 95-82 Thursday night.

The guard is averaging 20 points, three rebounds and three
assists for the NBA-leading Pistons.