Cavs and Pistons series heats up!
The Detroit Pistons usually need contributions from every starter and a couple of reserves to win.
In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Detroit beat the Cleveland Cavaliers with only Richard Hamilton and Rasheed Wallace consistently producing.
“It’s a positive that we won, but it’s a negative because we didn’t feel like we won,” Wallace said Wednesday. “That’s just the way that we feel, the aura that’s in our locker room.”
The bad vibe might have stemmed from Chauncey Billups’ rough night.
The point guard had only three points and a playoff-high seven turnovers — surpassing his total from the previous four games — entering the fourth quarter Monday night.
Billups said sometimes after lackluster games, watching film shows the Pistons didn’t play all that badly. Game 1 against the Cavs didn’t fall in that category, though.
“My performance taking care of the ball and trying to set the table, it was pretty bad,” he said. “But we came out with the win, and that’s all really that matters.
“Good teams win ugly games.”