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Tennis Anyone?
And we're back on serve in Game 5.

After the Pistons broke through and handed the Celtics their first home loss in game 2, the Celtics turned around and got their first road win in Game 3. But it was Game 4 Monday night that put us right back on track for a long, hard-fought series. Detroit, down 2-1 going into Monday's contest, turned to Antonio McDyess to even the series with a 94-75 win.

McDyess posted a season-high 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as he put this Pistons team on his back for a game. McDyess knows there's no time for reflection or excuses, the way he sees it, this might be one of his last chances for a title.

We kind of have had excuses why we havent won another championship since Ive been here, and I feel that, you know, if I dont say nothing vocally that we would have an excuse this year, he said. I dont want us to have no excuse.

Excuses gave way to effort as McDyess took over for a stretch in the third quarter. At one point, he tipped a long Tayshaun Prince miss toward Chauncey Billups, clapping his hands and barked for the ball back. Billups obeyed, and McDyess drained a 20-footer for an 11-point Detroit lead. The Celtics missed their next two shots, and McDyess was there to rebound them both. Then, after drawing a jump ball against 6-foot-11 Kevin Garnett, McDyess, 6-foot-9, won it.

Ive never seen him with the emotion he has. Hes making shots and pump fisting. Its like hes got a new personality, coach Flip Saunders said. Hes definitely hungry, I know that. He has just been huge for us and basically carrying us.

If the Pistons get this kind of emotion and play out of McDyess in the next two contests, it could be Game, Set and Match in favor of Detroit.

Best Of What's Around
The Cavs made a furious run at the Celts in Round 2, but came up short. Now takes a look at some of the best of 2007-08.

Looking Forward
After a relatively successful 2007-08 campaign, the Orlando Magic are already excited about next season.

Injury Updates
Andrea Bargnani and Anthony Parker both went under the knife recently, and has the update.

A Tall Draft
For all but the final four teams, the focus is the future and that starts with the draft. Larry Bird weighs in with some thoughts on

Gearing Up
New Jersey is also starting to prepare, as rolls out their Draft Central.

What are Your Prospects? examines Michael Beasley, Derrick Rose and some other draft prospects.

Three's a Charm
The Hawks found more than one gem in last year's draft, as three rookies helped carry them into the playoffs.

Unexpectedly, the ping-pong balls bounced Chicago's way in the 2008 Draft Lottery, now the Bulls have a lot to think about with the No. 1 pick.

On Point takes a tour reviewing different positions on their roster: Up first is the one.

You're History
Earlier this season I blogged about Earl Monroe's number going up into the rafters at the Verizon Center, now rolls out a history section with more information about every jersey up there.