Saturday , Nov , 29 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Detroit Pistons Team Report – November 29

=== Detroit Pistons Team Report – November 29 ===

(Sports Network) – Richard Hamilton posted a career-high 44 points to lead
the Detroit Pistons to a hard-fought, 92-88 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers
at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday.

Elden Campbell had a season-high 13 points and Tayshaun Prince contributed 12
with seven assists and six rebounds, and the Pistons won for the sixth time in
eight games.

Cleveland trailed for most of the game, occasionally by double-digits, but
clawed to within two points at 71-69 to open the fourth quarter. The Cavs took
the lead three minutes in on a basket by Chris Mihm, but Detroit ended a
seven-minute scoreless stretch with a Hamilton bucket to tie things at 73
apiece with seven minutes to play.

The Cavaliers opened up a lead as large as five at 79-74 when LeBron James
scored with 5:20 to go. But Detroit dominated down the stretch, as the Cavs
jacked up bad shots and turned the ball over during a 10-0 Pistons run.

Hamilton’s pair of free throws with a minute and a half left capped the spurt
and gave Detroit an 84-79 advantage. Cleveland could get no closer than three.

The Pistons visit the Washington Wizards tonight.