Detroit Sports

Monday, May 03, 2004

Game 1:Pistons 78 Nets 56

The Pistons played great tonight in game one of their best of seven series with the Nets. They destroyed them 78-56. They held the Nets to the second lowest score in NBA playoff history. The Pistons lead at halftime 37-25. In the third quarter they went on a 22-3 run to basically close out the Nets. The Nets' big three (Jason Kidd, Kenyon Martin and Richard Jefferson) combined for just 28 points on 9-of-36 shooting. Tayshaun Prince played great once again finishing with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Wallace also had a superb game collected 13 rebounds and scoring 11 points for the Pistons. The Pistons had an overwhelming 48-29 edge on the glass tonight. The Pistons showed how they are different from last year. They dominated the Nets in every aspect of the game. Even though its just one game, I think the entire series will be like this. The Nets just aren't as good as the Pistons. Game 2 is Friday at the Palace.
Notes-The Pistons have a 1-0 series lead....the Nets shot just 27% in this game....Tashaun Prince also added 5 assists....The Pistons snapped the Nets 14-game postseason winning streak against Eastern Conference opponents....The combined score for both teams in the first half (62) was the lowest in NBA postseason history....

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