The Detroit Pistons have forced a seventh and deciding game in the National Basketball Association Finals with a 95-86 win over the San Antonio Spurs late Tuesday in San Antonio.
|Detroit Pistons' Chauncy Billups goes to the hoop as Richard Hamilton, left and San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan watch during the third quarter, Tuesday |
Richard Hamilton had 23 points and Chauncy Billups added 21 points to lead the way for Detroit. The defending NBA champs also got some help from Rasheed Wallace who - in spite of getting into foul trouble early - added 16 points.
Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan each had 21 points to lead the Spurs.
The NBA championship will be decided Thursday night in San Antonio. It is the first time in 11 years the Finals have gone to a seventh, winner-take-all game.