76ers Crush Pistons to Take 2-1 Series Lead

Miller drops in 21 as Philly dominates more experienced Detroit
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2008 10:20 PM CDT
76ers Crush Pistons to Take 2-1 Series Lead
Detroit Pistons' Chauncey Billups (1) defends as Philadelphia's Andre Miller falls onto the floor during the second quarter of Game 3 of their playoff series Friday, April 25, 2008, in Philadelphia.    (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr.)

Andre Miller was spot on with his mid-range jumper and scored 21 points, and the rest of the 76ers ran all over the court in a dominating 95-75 victory over playoff-tested Detroit on Friday, taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. Samuel Dalembert had 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Sixers in their first home playoff game since 2005.

The Pistons played nothing like a team that won 59 games in the regular season. Perhaps they took the 76ers lightly or maybe one of the most experienced postseason rosters in the league is finally starting to wear down. Richard Hamilton scored 23 points and Tayshaun Prince had 18. Without them, the Pistons might have lost by 30. (Read more Philadelphia 76ers stories.)

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