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NBA Playoffs:
PLAYER MATCHUPS
BUCKS PISTONS
KnightB. Knight
PGJenningsB. Jennings
SessionsR. Sessions
SGSinglerK. Singler
MiddletonK. Middleton
SFSmithJ. Smith
Points: 11.3
Rebounds: 6.6
Assists: 2.4
IlyasovaE. Ilyasova
PFMonroeG. Monroe
PachuliaZ. Pachulia
Points: 11.7
Rebounds: 7.9
Assists: 1.7
CDrummondA. Drummond
TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  BUCKS PISTONS
PPG 97.8 96.8
RPG 41.2 40.5
APG 21.6 24.0
FG% 45.324 45.486
FT% 73.806 72.718
3P% .380 .384
SEASON SERIES
Detroit leads 3-1
Nov 26, 2005 DET 85, @MIL 76Recap | Box Score
Jan 25, 2006 @DET 106, MIL 102Recap | Box Score
Mar 31, 2006 @DET 112, MIL 105Recap | Box Score
Apr 17, 2006 @MIL 113, DET 93Recap | Box Score
PLAYOFF HISTORY
MIL DET
Championships: 1 Championships: 3
Last Championship: 1971 Last Championship: 2004
Last Season:
Did not qualify
Last Season:
Lost in NBA Finals last year


Richard Hamilton
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Hamilton was 15-for-23 from the floor in the Pistons' Game 5 win.
Ripping Good Time
The Pistons' quest for a second NBA title in three years got an added boost Wednesday. Rip Hamilton scored a playoff-career high 40 points as Detroit dominated Milwaukee 122-93, to win the best-of-seven series four games to one. Story | Hamilton highlights ESPN Motion
 
Scouts Inc.
Redd Criticizing the Pistons defense is like saying that the weather could be better in Hawaii. Detroit could do a better job trailing picks and the Pistons could try and deny passing lanes on Michael Redd but when they have to shut a team down, few teams can dominate a possession like they do.

Jamaal Magloire officially has the worst dunk celebration in the history of the game, his hand over his eyes dunk from two feet away was as artistic as a child jumping into a pool with his nose pinched.

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Pistons notes: This is Detroit's fifth straight postseason appearance. The Pistons made the NBA Finals each of the previous two seasons and won the title in '04.

Bucks notes: This is Milwaukee's sixth playoff appearance since 1999 after having none from '92-98.


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