PISTONS WIN SERIES 4-2

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The Pistons have officially found their groove. Richard Hamilton sank his first five attempts, helping Detroit to a comfortable 100-77 series-clinching Game 6 victory over the Sixers. Story
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ESPN.com Research Notes

Since 1984, a No. 7 seed has beaten a No. 2 seed only four times, with the most recent in 1998, when the Knicks beat the Heat 3-2.

This is the first time since the 2004-05 season that the Sixers have been in the playoffs. During that postseason, they lost to the Pistons in five games in the first round.

In their past six trips to the playoffs, the Pistons have failed to reach the conference finals only once -- in 2002, they lost to the Celtics in five games in the semifinals.

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

76ERS PISTONS
A. MillerA. Miller
Points: 17.0
Rebounds: 4.0
Assists: 6.9
PGC. BillupsC. Billups
Points: 17.0
Rebounds: 2.7
Assists: 6.8
W. GreenW. Green
Points: 12.4
Rebounds: 2.5
Assists: 2.0
SGR. HamiltonR. Hamilton
Points: 17.3
Rebounds: 3.3
Assists: 4.2
A. IguodalaA. Iguodala
Points: 19.9
Rebounds: 5.4
Assists: 4.8
SFT. PrinceT. Prince
Points: 13.2
Rebounds: 4.9
Assists: 3.3
R. EvansR. Evans
Points: 5.2
Rebounds: 7.5
Assists: 0.8
PFR. WallaceR. Wallace
Points: 12.7
Rebounds: 6.6
Assists: 1.8
S. DalembertS. Dalembert
Points: 10.5
Rebounds: 10.4
Assists: 0.5
CA. McDyessA. McDyess
Points: 8.8
Rebounds: 8.5
Assists: 1.1

Season Series

Series tied 2-2
Nov 23, 2007 @DET 83, PHI 78Recap | Box Score
Jan 23, 2008 DET 86, @PHI 78Recap | Box Score
Mar 12, 2008 PHI 83, @DET 82Recap | Box Score
Apr 9, 2008 @PHI 101, DET 94Recap | Box Score

Injury Report

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
phi No recent injuries
DETROIT PISTONS
det No recent injuries

Playoff History

PHI DET
Championships: 3 Championships: 3
Last Championship: 1983 Last Championship: 2004
Last Season:
Did not qualify
Last Season:
Lost in Eastern Conference finals

Team Stats (Regular Season)

  76ERS PISTONS
PPG 96.6 97.5
RPG 41.9 41.4
APG 20.4 22.3
FG% 45.969 45.779
FT% 70.613 76.692
3P% .317 .366

Featured Comment

    Orlando has a legitimate shot against the Pistons.

  • Cjmann

Daily Dime: Pistons easily finish off Sixers