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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DETROIT 19 19 19 33 90 BOSTON 24 28 32 20 104 FINAL

HIGH SCORERS: DET - JERRY STACKHOUSE 21, VICTOR ALEXANDER 12, TWO PLAYERS WITH 10 BOS - PAUL PIERCE 16, ERICK STRICKLAND 14, THREE PLAYERS WITH 12

HIGH REBOUND: DET - BEN WALLACE 11, DAMON JONES 6 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 11, VITALY POTAPENKO 7

HIGH ASSISTS: DET - JON BARRY 5, THREE PLAYERS WITH 2 BOS - ANTOINE WALKER 7, KENNY ANDERSON 7

ATT: 15,642


Extended Box

DETROIT (90) AT BOSTON (104)

DETROIT REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

CURRY F 20 0-4 2-2 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 2 B WALLACE F 31 2-8 6-8 6 5 11 1 1 1 0 10 ROBINSON C 32 2-8 1-2 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 5 ATKINS G 27 3-13 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 2 1 6 STACKHOUSE G 28 6-15 7-9 1 4 5 2 0 2 5 21 WILLIAMSON 21 4-11 0-0 2 0 2 1 2 0 2 8 J BARRY 23 3-3 2-2 0 2 2 5 2 2 2 10 REBRACA 8 0-2 2-4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 JONES 21 1-4 2-2 0 6 6 2 1 0 0 5 M MOORE 13 3-5 0-0 2 3 5 1 2 0 0 6 ALEXANDER 12 6-12 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 12 CARDINAL 4 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3

TOTALS 240 31-86 22-29 16 26 42 17 17 9 11 90 (.360) (.759) TEAM REBS: 12 TOTAL TO: 11(13 PTS)

BOSTON REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

PIERCE F 26 4-10 8-9 0 6 6 5 3 0 2 16 WALKER F 31 1-14 3-4 2 9 11 7 3 4 2 5 BATTIE C 17 6-8 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 1 12 ANDERSON G 24 5-8 0-0 2 2 4 7 2 1 2 10 STRICKLAND G 24 5-6 2-3 0 3 3 2 2 2 2 14 POTAPENKO 29 6-11 0-0 3 4 7 1 4 0 2 12 E WILLIAMS 20 2-3 3-4 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 7 JOHNSON 21 4-7 1-1 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 9 MCCARTY 26 5-7 0-0 0 5 5 1 3 1 1 12 PALACIO 13 3-4 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 7 BLOUNT 9 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 K BROWN DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 41-79 17-21 9 36 45 30 21 9 15 104 (.519) (.810) TEAM REBS: 5 TOTAL TO: 16(21 PTS)

DETROIT 19 19 19 33 - 90 BOSTON 24 28 32 20 - 104

BLOCKED SHOTS: DETROIT - B WALLACE 2, WILLIAMSON 2, M MOORE, STACKHOUSE, ROBINSON. BOSTON - PIERCE 3. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DETROIT 6-19 (.316), ROBINSON 0-1, ATKINS 0-5, STACKHOUSE 2-5, J BARRY 2-2, JONES 1-3, ALEXANDER 0-2, CARDINAL 1-1. BOSTON 5-16 (.313), PIERCE 0-1, WALKER 0-5, STRICKLAND 2-3, JOHNSON 0-2, MCCARTY 2-4, PALACIO 1-1. TECHNICALS: DETROIT - WILLIAMSON, ASSISTANT COACH CARLISLE, BOSTON - DEFENSIVE THREE. OFFICIALS: RONNIE NUNN, SEAN CORBIN, RODNEY MOTT. A - 15,642. T - 2:03.


Box Score

DETROIT (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Curry 20 0-4 2-2 0-0 1 5 2 B Wallace 31 2-8 6-8 6-11 1 1 10 Robinson 32 2-8 1-2 1-3 1 2 5 Atkins 27 3-13 0-0 1-3 1 2 6 Stackhouse 28 6-15 7-9 1-5 2 0 21 Williamson 21 4-11 0-0 2-2 1 2 8 J Barry 23 3-3 2-2 0-2 5 2 10 Rebraca 8 0-2 2-4 1-1 0 0 2 Jones 21 1-4 2-2 0-6 2 1 5 M Moore 13 3-5 0-0 2-5 1 2 6 Alexander 12 6-12 0-0 2-3 2 0 12 Cardinal 4 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 3 _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 31-86 22-29 16-42 17 17 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.360, FT-.759. 3-Point Goals: 6-19, .316 (Robinson 0-1, Atkins 0-5, Stackhouse 2-5, J Barry 2-2, Jones 1-3, Alexander 0-2, Cardinal 1-1). Team rebounds: 12. Blocked shots: 7 (B Wallace 2, Williamson 2, M Moore, Stackhouse, Robinson). Turnovers: 11 (Stackhouse 5, J Barry 2, Williamson 2, Atkins, Robinson). Steals: 9 (Atkins 2, J Barry 2, Stackhouse 2, B Wallace, Curry, Robinson).

BOSTON (104) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pierce 26 4-10 8-9 0-6 5 3 16 Walker 31 1-14 3-4 2-11 7 3 5 Battie 17 6-8 0-0 1-3 1 2 12 Anderson 24 5-8 0-0 2-4 7 2 10 Strickland 24 5-6 2-3 0-3 2 2 14 Potapenko 29 6-11 0-0 3-7 1 4 12 E Williams 20 2-3 3-4 0-3 4 0 7 Johnson 21 4-7 1-1 1-2 2 1 9 Mccarty 26 5-7 0-0 0-5 1 3 12 Palacio 13 3-4 0-0 0-1 0 1 7 Blount 9 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 K Brown DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 41-79 17-21 9-45 30 21 104 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.519, FT-.810. 3-Point Goals: 5-16, .313 (Pierce 0-1, Walker 0-5, Strickland 2-3, Johnson 0-2, Mccarty 2-4, Palacio 1-1). Team rebounds: 5. Blocked shots: 3 (Pierce 3). Turnovers: 16 (Anderson 2, Palacio 2, Pierce 2, Potapenko 2, Strickland 2, Walker 2, Battie, Johnson, Mccarty). Steals: 9 (Walker 4, Strickland 2, Anderson, Mccarty, Palacio). ____________________________________________ Detroit 19 19 19 33 - 90 Boston 24 28 32 20 - 104 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Detroit 2 (Williamson, 8:48 2nd; Assistant Coach Carlisle, 6:02 2nd). Boston 1 (Defensive Three, 4:13 3rd). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 15,642. T: 2:03. Officials: Ronnie Nunn, Sean Corbin, Rodney Mott.


Game Story

BOSTON (Ticker) -- Antoine Walker's knee may be bothering him, but plenty of his teammates picked up the slack.

Paul Pierce scored 16 points to lead six players in double figures as the Boston Celtics overcame Walker's struggles en route to a 104-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Walker twisted his knee in Wednesday's loss to San Antonio and underwent an MRI on Thursday that did not reveal any major damage.

"When I'm in the game I try not to think about it," he said. "Obviously it's going to stop some of my mobility to a certain degree. I've got to fight through it one more game and I should be starting to feel a lot better come Wednesday."

Walker was questionable until game time but started and managed just five points on 1-of-14 shooting, ending his double-digit scoring streak at 126 games. He collected 11 rebounds and seven assists while the rest of the Celtics did the scoring.

"We haven't been winning so I wanted to definitely play," he said. "Just to be out on the court to make a difference to continue to draw the double-teams and things like that."

"He's still a presence out there, whether he's scoring or not, and he helps our ballclub," Pierce said. "Thankfully, we got this win and won by the margin we won by so we can rest him up."

Erick Strickland scored 14 points and Tony Battie and Vitaly Potapenko added 12 apiece for Boston, which shot 52 percent (41-of-79) and won for just the fourth time in 10 games.

"Every night during the course of a long season you need guys to step up and make big plays," Walker said. "We were able to throw some guys in there change the scheme a little bit and it worked real well tonight."

"It takes the pressure off of us when the guys come in and give a contribution and that's what we need," Pierce said. "We played with a lot of unselfishness tonight. Other guys got the opportunities, took some shots and knocked them down and took advantage of that."

Boston never trailed, pulling away in the second quarter behind the scoring of Pierce and Potapenko. The Celtics had a 27-24 lead less than three minutes into the period before scoring 20 of the next 25 points.

Pierce scored seven points during the burst, including the first three. He began the stretch with a jumper and followed with a technical foul shot.

After a basket by Kenny Andeerson made it 37-27 with 6:40 left, Potapenko finished the run with four consecutive baskets. He capped the spurt with a dunk that gave Boston a 47-29 lead with 3:28 to go.

Walter McCarty scored a season-high 12 points and Anderson finished with 10 for the Celtics, who blew it open in the second half.

"The guys that beat us tonight (weren't) the ones that normally beat you," Detroit guard Jerry Stackhouse said. "If you look at the stats, five or six guys in double figures, we can talk defense all you want until we find a way to score some points and be in the game."

Boston had a 56-42 advantage with 9:43 left in the third period before pulling away. Pierce and Strickland each scored seven points to help the Celtics open their largest lead, 84-55, with 1:56 left.

Stackhouse scored 21 points and Victor Alexander scored all of his season-high 12 in the fourth quarter for Detroit, which has lost 11 straight on the road and 12 of its last 14 overall.

Ben Wallace had 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Pistons shot just 36 percent (31-of-86).

"I obviously didn't like the way we played, although I liked the effort guys gave in the fourth quarter," Detroit coach Rick Carlisle. "I thought we played with great energy and were really unselfish. The energy hasn't been there we're at a critical point and we've got to figure out a way to get it back."

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