Detroit Sports

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Game seven is on!

For the first time since 1994 the NBA Finals will have a game seven. The Detroit Pistons forced a game seven by beating the Spurs 95-86 in game six of the NBA Finals.

After Rasheed Wallace made that bone-headed defensive play on Horry in game six it looked like the Pistons were down and out. Rasheed came back in game seven and was one of the main reasons why the Pistons won game six. Rasheed had 5 fouls on him in the fourth quarter. He came back later in the fourth quarter and scored 7 huge points for the Pistons. Without his huge game, the Pistons would probably have lost game six.

Chauncey Billups had another huge game for the Pistons. He scored 21 points and had 6 assists. He hit 5 three pointers and hit two big free throws at the end of the game to help seal the victory for the Pistons. He has played good all series, and if the Pistons win the championship he will no doubt win Finals MVP again.

Before this game, Rip Hamilton had only played one good game all series. In game six he showed up with a game high 23 points on 9-19 shooting. Rip also had 3 assists and 5 rebounds.

This victory was just another example of how good the Pistons are. No one was giving them much of a chance to win this game after blowing game five, but they play their best when it matters the most. They now need to win just one more game, on the road, to become back to back champs.

We now look to game seven. I don't think there is any way the Pistons are going to lose. They have come too far this season to fall short on the final game of the season. The Pistons have clearly been the better team in the last 4 games of this series and that trend should continue in game seven. You could analyze the game for hours but it comes down to the teams playing the game on Thursday night. Game seven should be another great game.

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