Lauren Brill's Magic-Pistons Series Blog
The Detroit Pistons qualified for their sixth-consecutive Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday with a 91-86 home win over the Orlando Magic.
Orlando had the opportunity to close Detroit's lead to one in the final minute, but Tayshaun Prince blocked Hedo Turkoglu's dunk with 16 seconds remaining to seal the outcome.
Without Chauncey Billups, who was sidelined with a sore hamstring, the Pistons were led by Richard Hamilton with 31 points and Antonio McDyess with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The Magic were led by Turkoglu, who totaled 19 points, nine rebounds and seven assists on the night. Dwight Howard notched a double-double with 14 points and 17 rebounds, but couldn't control the rebound after Prince's last-minute block.
Orlando outshot Detroit from the field, but committed 21 turnovers compared to just three for the Pistons.
Detroit will wait for the winner of the Boston-Cleveland series, which is currently tied 2-2.
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November 02, 2007
January 25, 2008
Pistons 101, Magic 93
Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace helped the Pistons build a big lead that allowed them to coast to a 101-93 win.
January 21, 2008
February 19, 2008
Magic 103, Pistons 85
Rashard Lewis scored 20 points, reserve Keith Bogans added 19 and the Magic ended the Pistons' 10-game winning streak.