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Richard Hamilton added five rebounds and five assists to his 23 points Tuesday in Game 5.
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Richard Hamilton and Chauncey Billups led the way in the fourth quarter, as the Pistons wrapped up their series Tuesday with an 88-78 win over the Sixers at home in Game 5. Hamilton and Billups, who scored 23 each, combined for 18 points in the pivotal quarter, which Detroit entered trailing by a point. Hamilton scored four points in an 8-0 run that put the Pistons up 80-69 with 4:36 to play. Philadelphia's Allen Iverson led all players with 34 points. The defending champions advance to face the Boston vs. Indiana winner.
Inside the Numbers: Pistons in Semifinals
SERIES STATISTICS
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SEASON SERIES: PISTONS 3, SIXERS 1
March 23: Sixers 107, Pistons 84 | Box | Video
Feb. 16: Pistons 93, Sixers 75 | Box | Video
Jan. 15: Pistons 99, Sixers 95 | Box | Video
Nov. 6: Pistons 99, Sixers 91 | Box | Video
SERIES SCHEDULE & RESULTS
Game 1: DET 106, PHI 85 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 2: DET 99, PHI 84 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 3: PHI 115, DET 104 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 4: DET 97, PHI 92 OT | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 5: DET 88, PHI 78 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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