Friday , May , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Wallace backs up the talk; Pistons defeat Cavs to force Game 7

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) – Rasheed Wallace dropped in 24 points, and the
Pistons came up with three straight huge offensive rebounds in the final
minute to steal an 84-82 win over Cleveland in Game 6 of their Eastern
Conference semifinal set at Quicken Loans Arena.

Richard Hamilton added 17 points for the Pistons, who snapped a three-game
skid in the series and forced a Game 7 to be played on Sunday at The Palace in
Auburn Hills.

The Cavaliers were down 84-81 with 1.4 ticks left and LeBron James on the
line. The Cleveland superstar made the first free throw and missed the second
on purpose.

As players from both teams crashed the boards hard, Chauncey Billups of the
Pistons tipped the ball back towards the basket but it fell harmlessly off the
rim as Detroit survived.