30.4.08

detroit pistons takes 3-2 lead over philadelphia 76ers


finally, andre iguodala got his game going in the playoffs this year. but his 21 points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists were just not enough to beat the determined pistons who became the first team in their series to win back-to-back games. final tally of game 5 of the-best-of-seven series
is 98-81.

ai2 or iggy as iguodala is often called has had a bit of a slump entering the first four games of the series. but when he stepped up his game, his teammates got cold. frustrating eh?

andre miller who has just been amazing in the first four games only finished with 13 points after missing nine in the first half. miller, iguodala, and sophomore louis williams were the only sixers to reach double figures with williams scoring 16 off the bench.

chauncey billups led the second-seed pistons with 21 points and 12 assists. richard hamilton scored 20, rasheed came up with 19, and tayshaun prince with 17.

game 6 will be in philadelphia and the sixers will be looking to take care of their homecourt to extend the series to its limit. i expect andre miller to be back to his old self again come game 6 and if iguodala bring his a-game, then there is a good possibility that this series will go back to detroit.