The Pistons celebrate their East title in Tuesday's gallery.
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X-Factor: Fairy-Tale Ending for Prince

Prince
Tayshaun Prince struggled during his first 24 minutes of court time on Tuesday, scoring just five points on 2-for-10 shooting. But in his last 120 seconds of action, with the game on the line, he made up for his below-average play. Prince had a key blocked shot, drained a pivotal jumper and added an assist, lifting the Pistons to the Eastern Conference title with a 69-65 win over the Pacers.
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VIRTUAL GM TOP EFFICIENCY
Rip Hamilton, Det.
VGM value: 14.3
Tuesday: Hamilton posted a plus-20 efficiency rating, thanks to 21 points, five rebounds and five assists.

VIRTUAL GM BEST BUY
Austin Croshere, Ind.
VGM value: 5.8
Tuesday: Croshere came off the bench to score 12 on 4-for-6 shooting and grab seven boards.

TIME TO TUNE IN
Sunday on ABC
Pistons at Lakers, 8:30 p.m. ET

SPEAK IT, MAN
"It was definitely a series we should have won. I believe we were the better team, but saying it and showing it are two different things."
-- Anthony Johnson after Indiana was eliminated by Detroit.