Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 12/5

Game 1: Tuesday, December 5th
Trail Blazers88Final
Pistons85
Game 2: Wednesday, March 14th
Pistons87Final
Trail Blazers75

Pistons 87

(41-22, 22-10 away)

Trail Blazers 75

(26-38, 15-18 home)

    7:00 PM ET, March 14, 2007

    Moda Center, Portland, OR

    1 2 3 4 T
    DET 24 21 23 1987
    POR 14 23 21 1775

    Top Performers

    Detroit: R. Hamilton 21 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast

    Portland: Z. Randolph 21 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Hamilton, Pistons hold off Blazers' second-half run

    Associated Press

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Richard Hamilton scored 21 points and the Detroit Pistons fended off a second-half challenge to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 87-75 on Wednesday night.

    The Pistons won the fourth of a five-game road trip which ends at Phoenix on Friday.

    Tayshaun Prince added 15 points for Detroit, which led by 18 in the first half before the Trail Blazers tied it early in the second. The Pistons quickly pulled back ahead, and went up 87-70 on Carlos Delfino's dunk with 2:54 left.

    Zach Randolph had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Blazers, who have lost six of their past eight games, including a 107-99 loss at Denver on Tuesday night. Randolph has 35 double-doubles this season.

    Both teams appeared sluggish from the start, but the Pistons started to pull away toward the end of the first quarter when Hamilton's long jumper made it 24-14.

    The Pistons, coming off a 101-97 victory at Seattle on Tuesday night, extended their margin to 38-20 on Antonio McDyess' jumper.

    The Blazers went on an 11-3 run to close out the first half to cut the deficit to 45-37.

    Portland made only 14 of 39 shots (35.9 percent) from the floor in the first half, while the Pistons hit 20 of 38 (50.6 percent). For the game, Detroit shot 51.4 percent (38-for-74) and Portland shot 39.4 percent (20-for-71).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DET
    POR
    Points 87 75
    FGM-FGA 38-74 (.514) 28-71 (.394)
    3PM-3PA 2-11 (.182) 5-14 (.357)
    FTM-FTA 9-15 (.600) 14-17 (.824)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 6-35 11-37
    Assists 24 17
    Turnovers 12 16
    Steals 5 8
    Blocks 6 4
    Fast Break Points 10 8
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (2/0) 14 (2/0)
    Largest Lead 18 2

    Top Performers

    Detroit
    Portland
    Richard Hamilton Hamilton
    Points: 21
    Reb: 5
    Ast: 1
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 0
    Zach Randolph Randolph
    Points: 21
    Reb: 11
    Ast: 2
    Stl: 0
    Blk: 1