Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says he'll skip this week's NBA Finals between the Pistons and San Antonio Spurs, a no-show in his own luxury box at The Palace in Game 3.
An unspoken secret seems to envelop the Detroit Pistons, the expectation that Larry Brown won't be around next season.
DETROIT 107, MILWAUKEE 83
Detroit 107, Washington 86
In a rematch of the NBA Finals, the result was the same -- a thorough thrashing of the Los Angeles Lakers by the Detroit Pistons, 103-81 Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich.
LA Lakers at Detroit 9:00 pm EDT
The Lakers did not play good defense in the NBA Finals but the Pistons were a much bigger problem.
Chauncey Billups was able to hold up two trophies after the Pistons won the NBA championship in five.
Detroit humiliated the Lakers at the Palace on Tuesday night for its first title since 1990. Chauncey Billups was named Finals MVP.
It's been the Year Of The Team in the NBA. That's why the Pistons made such ideal champs.
If the Lakers won the title, the concept of a championship team would've been forever ruined.
The Lakers wouldn't be in this predicament, or in the Finals, if it Kobe didn't shoot like he does.
Rasheed Wallace was acquired to put the Detroit Pistons over the top, to help transform a contender into a champion. He just might do it.
Building a lead early in the final period, holding it and repelling every Lakers rally, Detroit moved one win closer to its first title in 14 years.
Chauncey Billups looked the Lakers' intimidator straight in the eye and walked away smiling.
The Pistons may be beating up on his Lakers, but Eric Neel still thinks Detroit is a joy to watch.