Detroit wins series 4-3 (Game 7 of 7)

Detroit wins series 4-3

Game 1: Sunday, May 7th
Game 2: Tuesday, May 9th
Game 3: Saturday, May 13th
Game 4: Monday, May 15th
Game 5: Wednesday, May 17th
Game 6: Friday, May 19th
Game 7: Sunday, May 21st

Cavaliers 61

(50-32, 19-22 away)

Pistons 79

(64-18, 37-4 home)

3:30 PM ET, May 21, 2006

The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MI

1 2 3 4 T
CLE 15 23 10 1361
DET 21 19 18 2179

Top Performers

Cle: L. James 27 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Det: T. Prince 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Cavaliers, Pistons meet in Game Seven showdown

Cleveland at Detroit 3:30 pm EDT Eastern Conference semifinals Series tied, 3-3

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers may regret not eliminating the Detroit Pistons in Game Six when the opportunity presented itself.

Escaping with a two-point victory Friday, the Pistons try to reach the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth consecutive year when they host the Cavaliers on Sunday in Game Seven.

Although they have been nearly invincible at home this year - going 37-4 during during the regular season - the Pistons suffered an 86-84 defeat in Game Five, which gave Cleveland a chance to clinch the series at home.

However, the Pistons used their experience and veteran leadership to hold off Cleveland with Friday's 84-82 triumph to tie the series at three games apiece.

Rasheed Wallace scored 24 points, Richard Hamilton had 17 and Chauncey Billups and Tayshaun Prince added 15 each for Detroit, which came up with several critical loose balls down the stretch.

A victory by Detroit would be the latest in a series of playoff comebacks in recent years. The Pistons rallied from 3-2 deficits to defeat Miami last year and New Jersey in 2004.

LeBron James, who is averaging 31.1 points in his first career postseason, scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, but committed seven turnovers for the Cavaliers in Game Six.

The last three games have been decided by two points in a series that has seen neither team top 97 since the opener.