Hamilton sits out with sore hip, Dixon with strained calf

Updated: March 24, 2008, 10:46 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Detroit Pistons guards Richard Hamilton and Juan Dixon were sidelined for Monday night's game against the Phoenix Suns.

Hamilton, Detroit's leading scorer at 17.7 points per game, is sidelined with a sore left hip, while Dixon has a strained left calf.

Arron Afflalo replaced Hamilton in the starting lineup, while Lindsey Hunter was expected to play for the first time since Jan. 10.

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