Pistons win series, 91-86

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The Detroit Pistons made just enough shots and stops to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for a sixth straight year.

Richard Hamilton scored 19 of his 31 points in the first half, made victory-sealing free throws late in the game and Tayshaun Prince had a key block, helping Detroit hold off the Orlando Magic for a 91-86 win Tuesday night in Game 5 of the second-round series.

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Hornets 101, Spurs 79

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — David West and the New Orleans Hornets sure looked happy to be at home.

West had career playoff highs of 38 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots, lifting New Orleans to a 101-79 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night and a 3-2 series lead.

Chris Paul had 16 of his 22 points in the second half.