Detroit's Mehmet Okur is featured in Thursday's photo gallery.
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Fresh Prince of Auburn Hills

Prince
Second-year forward Tayshaun Prince had one of his strongest games as a pro Thursday, and it just happened to help Detroit win its first-round series vs. Milwaukee. In Game 5, he racked up 24 points on 11-of-15 field-goal shooting and added nine rebounds and eight assists. Prince takes his recent strong play into round two vs. the Nets.
Prince runs the floor: 56k | 300k

Seems Like Old Times

Miller
Brad Miller's big numbers understandably dropped upon Chris Webber's return, and interestingly, a struggling Webber in Game 5 vs. Dallas (5-of-15 from the floor, five turnovers) was offset by Miller's best night in more than a month. The 7-footer had 21 points (10-of-14 FG), six assists and five boards in 44 minutes as Sacramento advanced.

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April 29, 2004


VIRTUAL GM TOP EFFICIENCY
Mike Bibby, Sac.
VGM value: 16.2
Thursday: The guard posted a plus-41 efficiency rating after combining a career playoff-high 36 points with eight assists and five steals in a 119-118 Kings win.

VIRTUAL GM BEST BUY
Marquis Daniels, Dal.
VGM value: 6.6
Tuesday: Daniels hit 7-of-12 from the field in totaling 19 points and six rebounds, but Dallas' season came to an end.

TIME TO TUNE IN
Friday on ESPN
Hornets at Heat, 7 p.m. ET
Nuggets at Wolves, 9:30 ET

SPEAK IT, MAN
"I'm an easy-going guy. I'm not up one day and down the next."
-- Tayshaun Prince on his steadily fine play in the first round.