NBA Playoffs: Tayshaun Prince Helps Shock Orlando
Who needs a Chauncey Billups when you have a perfectly healthy Lindsey Hunter? Of course, I doubt the Pistons players would agree with me but when you have Rip Hamilton dropping 30-plus points and Tayshaun Prince dropping game-winners, maybe the training staff for Detroit can take their time with the Billups hamstring and make sure it’s ready for the Eastern Conference Finals.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt the Pistons cause when Superman Howard only goes for 8 points and 12 rebounds. Perhaps the Magic guards should try and get him the ball a little more.
Anyway, on Saturday afternoon, Prince pretty much ended the Playoffs hopes of the Magic with this deft drive and finish; a move that secured the Pistons road win. Barring a total collapse (or more hamstring injuries), the Pistons should find themselves in yet another Eastern Conference finals and it’s moves like these that help your cause.
However, can they avoid being the Atlanta Braves of the NBA? Conference championships are nice and all, but the ring’s the thing. Would you rather have an Eastern Conference Champions banner hanging in your rafters or one that says “World Champions?” I think I know the answer to that.
Although, if Jameer Nelson has his way, Detroit may find themselves playing a Game 6. In Orlando.