PISTONS WIN SERIES 4-1

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Even with Chauncey Billups out, the Pistons knew what it took down the stretch to escape with a 91-86 win, sending the Magic home in five. Who's next? The Cavs and Celtics will decide. Story
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ESPN.com Research Notes

The Pistons and Magic have met three times in the playoffs in NBA history. The Pistons currently hold an 8-6 edge over the Magic in those games.

Detroit and Orlando squared off four times this season, splitting the games 2-2. Each team won one game on the road.

These are Orlando's first back-to-back postseason appearances since the Magic lost in seven games to the Pistons in the first round of the 2003 playoffs.

Home court may be the deciding factor. The Pistons hold the fifth-best all-time winning percentage at home in the playoffs among NBA teams (.692).

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Player Matchups

MAGIC PISTONS
J. NelsonJ. Nelson
Points: 10.9
Rebounds: 3.5
Assists: 5.6
PGC. BillupsC. Billups
Points: 17.0
Rebounds: 2.7
Assists: 6.8
M. EvansM. Evans
Points: 8.9
Rebounds: 2.9
Assists: 1.1
SGR. HamiltonR. Hamilton
Points: 17.3
Rebounds: 3.3
Assists: 4.2
H. TurkogluH. Turkoglu
Points: 19.5
Rebounds: 5.7
Assists: 5.0
SFT. PrinceT. Prince
Points: 13.2
Rebounds: 4.9
Assists: 3.3
R. LewisR. Lewis
Points: 18.2
Rebounds: 5.4
Assists: 2.4
PFR. WallaceR. Wallace
Points: 12.7
Rebounds: 6.6
Assists: 1.8
D. HowardD. Howard
Points: 20.7
Rebounds: 14.2
Assists: 1.3
CA. McDyessA. McDyess
Points: 8.8
Rebounds: 8.5
Assists: 1.1

Season Series

Series tied 2-2
Nov 2, 2007 DET 116, @ORL 92Recap | Box Score
Jan 21, 2008 @ORL 102, DET 100Recap | Box Score
Jan 25, 2008 @DET 101, ORL 93Recap | Box Score
Feb 19, 2008 ORL 103, @DET 85Recap | Box Score

Injury Report

ORLANDO MAGIC
orl No recent injuries
DETROIT PISTONS
det No recent injuries

Playoff History

ORL DET
Championships: 0 Championships: 3
Last Championship: N/A Last Championship: 2004
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference first round
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference finals

Team Stats (Regular Season)

  MAGIC PISTONS
PPG 104.5 97.5
RPG 42.0 41.4
APG 20.8 22.3
FG% 47.440 45.779
FT% 72.115 76.692
3P% .386 .366

Featured Comment

    [Detroit] showed its experience and intensity. Orlando just got a very valuable lesson but has nothing to be ashamed about.

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Pistons 91, Magic 86