Chauncey Billups played great, but almost every Piston had an MVP moment in Game 5.
Rasheed Wallace got to score because the refs finally gave him a chance to stay on the floor.
Rip Hamilton is chasing a title in Detroit, not wallowing in D.C., thanks to Michael Jordan.
According to the Lakers, it's not so much what the Pistons are doing but what L.A. isn't doing.
The Pistons would be dominating the Lakers even more if Rasheed Wallace was scoring more.
Kobe Bryant hit the clutch 3-pointer. But Luke Walton made all the plays.
The Pistons, known for their defense, showed an ability to sink perimeter shots in the 87-75 victory they scored over the host Lakers.
The Lakers' Karl Malone had a subpar night in Game 1, missed seven of his nine shots and managed to score only four points.
The Pistons' defense was good enough to win the East, but will it be able to stop Shaq and the Lakers?
Richard Hamilton went one-on-one with the Defensive Player of the Year and lived to tell about it.
With three starters ailing, the Pacers' hope of staying alive in the East finals could rest on their reserves.
The Pacers' next adjustment: Stop Rip Hamilton. But that's becoming much easier to say than do.
The Pistons found their front line being dominant once again on the floor of Conseco Fieldhouse in Game 5.
Another untimely letdown proved that Detroit didn't learn from its mistakes against the Nets.
Leaning on an injured yet resolute Jermaine O'Neal, the Pacers turned the East finals into a dramatic best-of-three.
The Pacers are having just as much trouble shooting over the Pistons' defense from 3-point range.