Monday , Apr , 05 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Detroit Pistons Team Report – April 5

=== Detroit Pistons Team Report – April 5 ===

(Sports Network) – Richard Hamilton scored a game-high 24 points to lead
Detroit to a 79-61 win over Indiana in a battle between the top teams in the
Central Division on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Elden Campbell had 11 points and Chauncey Billups chipped in 10 points and
handed out seven assists for the Pistons, who have won four straight games and
will head to the postseason as the third seed in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit led 59-53 early in the fourth quarter before it used an 11-0 spurt,
capped by a Corliss Williamson free throw, to grab a commanding 70-53 lead
with 5:05 remaining. Hamilton scored six points, during the critical run,

The Pacers did not threaten after that.

Detroit, which improved to 7-3 in games played on Sunday this season, played
the third leg of a six-game stretch yesterday in the Motor City, where it is
28-10 on the season.

The Pistons will continue their homestand on Tuesday when they welcome the
woeful Orlando Magic to the TD Waterhouse Centre.

Detroit has split its two matchups with the Magic this season and has won four
of the last six and seven of the last 12 meetings. The Pistons have also won
five of their last seven at home in this series.

The Pistons are 2-8 in Tuesday games this season.