Despite their best efforts, the Pacers couldn't contain Ben Wallace in Wednesday's gallery.
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X-Factor: Filling the Bill-ups

Billups
Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace scored 20 points each and Ben Wallace notched 17 and 16 rebounds, but Chauncey Billups was the X-Factor on Wednesday. Billups finished with 14 points, eight assists, five rebounds and a blocked shot for Detroit, which took an 85-78 victory in Game 3 of the East finals over Indiana.

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VIRTUAL GM TOP EFFICIENCY
Ben Wallace, Det.
VGM value: 19.0
Wednesday: Wallace did it on both ends, scoring 17 points to go with 16 rebounds, good for a plus-32 efficiency rating in Game 3.

TIME TO TUNE IN
Thursday on TNT
Wolves at Lakers, 9 p.m. ET

SPEAK IT, MAN
"We have a bigger goal ... that's to win the NBA championship."
-- Pistons' Rasheed Wallace on winning Game 3.

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