Detroit's Rasheed Wallace only wants some peace and quiet so he can concentrate on Monday's photo gallery.
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Pistons Pounce, Can Deliver Knockout Punch

Hamilton
"I don't think we can play better," Detroit coach Larry Brown said after his team played near flawless in defeating the Bucks 109-92 Monday. "I think we did about as good as we've played all year and I think we needed that kind of effort." The road win, led by Richard Hamilton's 27 points, put Detroit, which shot 57 percent from the field, in position to close out its first-round series in Game 5.
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Christie Shines as Crown Jewel

Christie
In a game marked more by defense than offensive output, the Kings' Doug Christie managed to post all-around numbers, totaling 13 points, 15 rebounds -- 11 of which came on the defensive end -- and five assists in Sacramento's 94-92 win in Dallas on Monday. Christie helped put the Kings, up 3-1, on the verge of advancing to round two.

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VIRTUAL GM TOP EFFICIENCY
Damon Jones, Mil
VGM value: 8.7
Monday: With a plus-34, Jones recorded the top efficiency rating with 17 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting, including 3-for-3 from 3-point range. Jones also dished out 10 assists.

TIME TO TUNE IN
Tuesday on TNT
Heat at Hornets, 8 p.m. ET
Wolves at Nuggets, 10:30 ET

SPEAK IT, MAN
"It was a tough time to have one of the worst games of my life."
-- Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki, who shot 5-for-22 from the field in the Mavs' Game 4 loss.

WHAT IS EFFICIENCY RATING?
Here is the formula:
((Pts + Reb + Ast + Stl + Blk) minus
((FGA - FGM) + (FTA - FTM) + TO))