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PISTONS WON 4-1
Sat. 4/23
3:00 PM ET
GAME 1: PISTONS 106, 76ERS 85
Sheed leads Pistons' rout of Sixers in opener
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Tue. 4/26
7:30 PM ET
GAME 2: PISTONS 99, 76ERS 84
Pistons win again as series goes to Phila.
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Fri. 4/29
8:00 PM ET
GAME 3: 76ERS 115, PISTONS 104
Iverson drives Sixers' rally for victory
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Sun. 5/1
1:00 PM ET
GAME 4: PISTONS 97, 76ERS 92
Billups scores 12 in fourth; Pistons lead 3-1
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Tue. 5/3
8:00 PM ET
GAME 5: PISTONS 88, 76ERS 78
Pistons deliver knockout blow to Sixers
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SimulateSIMULATION: PHILADELPHIA 4, DETROIT 2
Take a season's worth of Sixers and Pistons stats, feed them into a computer, play the series 100 times, and what do you get? A major upset.

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Series Notes

    ELIAS SAYS ...

  • Can the Pistons go the distance? All five of their regular starters played at least 2,600 minutes during the regular season. Over the last 30 years, only two other teams had five 2,600-minute players: the 1983-1984 Washington Bullets and the 1993-1994 Denver Nuggets.

    The Pistons' regular starting lineup (Chauncey Billups, Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, Rasheed Wallace and Ben Wallace) played 1,397 minutes together this season --more than any other five-man combination on any NBA team.

    Source: Elias Sports Bureau
SEASON SERIES
Detroit leads 3-1
Nov 6, 2004 @DET 99, PHI 91Recap | Box Score
Jan 15, 2005 @DET 99, PHI 95Recap | Box Score
Feb 16, 2005 DET 93, @PHI 75Recap | Box Score
Mar 23, 2005 @PHI 107, DET 84Recap | Box Score
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PLAYOFF HISTORY
PHI DET
Championships: 3 Championships: 3
Last Championship: 1983 Last Championship: 2004
Last Season:
Did not qualify for postseason
Last Season:
Won NBA Championship
Allen Iverson
Deep Sixed
Allen Iverson's 34 points led the Sixers, who ultimately were overmatched by Big Ben and the Pistons, who prevailed 99-78 Tuesday to advance in five. ESPN Motion
BRIAN JAMES' SCOUTING REPORT
Philadelphia 76ersAre they peaking at the right time? 76ers have won seven of nine and 10 of 15 to climb into the playoffs and save their season. They are dangerous offensively with multiple weapons, but will their recent change of personnel, adding Chris Webber, be enough to win in 1st round?
Detroit PistonsThese are the defending champs because defense is important to them and they play unselfishly at both ends. They have no individual star on offense, move the ball from side to side and make the extra pass. But is their second unit good enough this year?


M. Carter-WilliamsM. Carter-Williams
PGB. JenningsB. Jennings
H. ThompsonH. Thompson
SGK. Caldwell-PopeK. Caldwell-Pope
Mbah a MouteL. Mbah a Moute
SFK. SinglerK. Singler
R. CovingtonR. Covington
PFG. MonroeG. Monroe
N. NoelN. Noel
CA. DrummondA. Drummond
TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  76ERS PISTONS
PPG 99.1 93.3
RPG 42.0 43.4
APG 20.9 21.8
FG% 43.735 44.401
FT% 78.897 73.860
3P% .348 .345
 

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