Wednesday , Apr , 14 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Detroit Pistons Team Report – April 14

=== Detroit Pistons Team Report – April 14 ===

(Sports Network) – The Detroit Pistons ended their regular season on a losing
note on Tuesday with an 87-78 setback at the hands of the Toronto Raptors at
the Air Canada Centre.

Tayshaun Prince scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and Ben
Wallace contributed 15 points for the Pistons (54-28), who ended their regular
season with a loss that snapped an eight game winning streak.

Corliss Williamson registered 13 points for Detroit, which has already
clinched the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, which begins this
weekend.

Wallace, who finished with seven rebounds, became the first player in NBA
history to accumulate 1,000 rebounds, 100 steals and 100 blocks in four
straight seasons.

Detroit played the game without Rasheed Wallace and Chauncey Billups, who was
placed on the injured list on Tuesday. However, both players should be ready
when the postseason gets underway.

Depending on how things shake out on Wednesday, the Pistons could play either
New Orleans, Milwaukee, or New York in the opening round.

DET