INDIANAPOLIS, May 24 (Ticker) -- Tayshaun Prince put an exclamation point on one of the best defensive efforts in NBA playoff history.

Prince came up with a critical block on Reggie Miller down the stretch as the Pistons evened the Eastern Conference finals at a game apiece with a 72-67 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Detroit bounced back from a Game 1 loss to end Indiana's 14-game home winning streak and gain home-court advantage in the series. The third-seeded Pistons host Game 3 on Wednesday.

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The Pistons came up with 19 blocks - the second-highest total in NBA playoff history. The biggest of the game came from Prince with 17 seconds left to cap a wild sequence and devastate the top-seeded Pacers.

"I've seen him make that play before," Indiana coach Rick Carlisle said. "It was a spectacular play."

With Detroit holding a 69-67 lead, Rasheed Wallace had a dunk attempt blocked by Jermaine O'Neal. The ball came all the way out to the Pistons' backcourt, where Chauncey Billups retrieved it and raced it ahead with the shot clock running down.

But Billups committed a turnover and Jamaal Tinsley fed a streaking Miller, who was ahead of the pack. But the 38-year-old Miller appeared to slow up, not anticipating a defender and the 6-9 Prince hustled back and used his left hand to swat the ball into the corner to teammate Richard Hamilton.

"I saw him in my rear-view mirror," Miller said. "In hindsight, I probably should have dunked the ball, but I thought I had a few steps on him. But I guess he recovered and got the block."

"Before I got there I knew it was going to be a tough play, but once I put my hand on the ball it was a good block," Prince said. "He slowed up just a little bit at the last second and gave me time to get there."

Prince's fourth block of the game sent him sailing deep into the stands.

"Most guys wouldn't even have ran down there," O'Neal said. "He almost killed himself to block the shot. "

Hamilton, who scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, sank 3-of-4 foul shots in the final 15 seconds to seal the victory.

"The crazy thing about it is Tay gets one of them every four or five games," Hamilton said. "When Reggie was running downcourt and I saw Tay getting his steps, I was like, 'Reggie better dunk it, because Tay is going to get it.'"

Detroit's frontcourt of Prince, Rasheed Wallace and Ben Wallace combined for 13 blocks to help back up Rasheed Wallace's boasts. The Pistons starting power forward guaranteed victory in Game Two and his five blocks helped support his claims.

Indiana finished at just under 28 percent (25-of-80) and All-Stars O'Neal and Ron Artest struggled in particular. O'Neal was held scoreless in the second half and Artest fouled out after making 5-of-21 shots.

"They had 19 blocks and the two Wallaces controlled the lane," Miller said.

The stingy Piston defense was in full effect in the second half, limiting the Pacers to 21 percent (8-of-39) shooting after the break. Indiana was 3-of-22 in the fourth quarter as O'Neal and Miller combined to miss all eight shots.