Pistons Head Home 'All-Square'

Detroit beats Boston on the road to tie series
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2008 2:33 AM CDT
Pistons Head Home 'All-Square'
Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton, right, defends against Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen (20) in the second half during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference basketball finals in Boston last night.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Detroit Pistons proved that a visiting team can win in Boston. Now they can reach the NBA finals without having to do it again. Richard Hamilton nailed 25 points, and the Pistons beat the Celtics 103-97 last night, tying the Eastern Conference finals at one game apiece and seizing the home-court advantage that has meant everything to the Celtics.

Chauncey Billups had 19 points and seven assists for the Pistons, who host Game 3 tomorrow. "The atmosphere's going to be crazy," Hamilton said. "We're geeked about getting back to our home court.” Paul Pierce scored 26 points for the Celtics, who had won 15 straight at home and 9-0 in the playoffs. Kevin Garnett added 24 points and 13 rebounds for Boston. (More 2008 NBA playoffs stories.)

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