Pistons best Bulls, advance to Eastern finals
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) – Richard Hamilton scored 23 points as Detroit
bested Chicago, 95-85, in Game 6 of their semifinal set and advanced to the
Eastern Conference Finals for the fifth consecutive year.
Chauncey Billups added 21 points and was a perfect 14-of-14 from the line for
the Pistons, who held the Bulls to just four points in the first nine-plus
minutes of the fourth quarter and outrebounded them 48-35 in the game. Rasheed
Wallace chipped in 16 points and 13 rebounds while Tayshaun Prince finished
with 17 points and nine boards.
P.J. Brown had a career-playoff high 20 points in the first half for Chicago
but he did not score in the second half.
Ben Gordon added 19 points for the Bulls, who were attempting to become just
the fourth team in NBA history to force a Game 7 after falling behind 3-0 in a
series. Luol Deng tallied 17 points.