PISTONS CLINCH SERIES, DOWN BUCKS 4-1
Hamilton and Co. shot 54 percent from the field in Game 5.
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Richard Hamilton erupted early, pushing Detroit to a 13-point haftime advantage before coasting to a 122-93 Game 5 road victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday. Hamilton scored 24 of his 40 points in the first half, and finished with a 15-of-23 performance from the floor. The Pistons followed their first half explosion by outscoring the Bucks 35-17 in the third period. Rasheed Wallace contributed 22 points and seven rebounds, and Chauncey Billups added 17 points and eight assists for Detroit, which shot 59 percent from downtown. Michael Redd capped off an impressive first round for Milwaukee by scoring 23 and grabbing nine boards. Dan Gadzuric chipped in 13 points for the Bucks, who were elminated from the playoffs. Detroit, which advances to the second round for the fifth straight season, faces the winner of the Wizards-Cavaliers series.
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DET
107.2
40.2
24.2
0.484
0.747
0.429

PPG
RPG
APG
FG%
FT%
3P%
MIL
97.6
37.0
21.0
0.471
0.785
0.419
TEAM LEADERS
Billups 22.2
Wallace 10.2
Billups 6.6
Evans 0.692
2 tied with 1.000
Evans 0.800
PPG
RPG
APG
FG%
FT%
3P%
Redd 27.2
Magloire 8.0
Ford 6.4
Gadzuric 0.889
2 tied with 1.000
Kukoc 0.625
SEASON SERIES: PISTONS 3, BUCKS 1
April 17: Bucks 113, Pistons 93 | Boxscore | Video highlights
March 31: Pistons 112, Bucks 105 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Jan. 25: Pistons 106, Bucks 102 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Nov. 26: Pistons 85, Bucks 76 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Game 1: DET 92, MIL 74 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 2: DET 109, MIL 98 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 3: MIL 124, DET 104 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 4: DET 109, MIL 99 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 5: DET 122, MIL 93 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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