Rip-less Pistons Flip Magic

Detroit cuts a swath through Florida, wins 9th straight Orlando matchup 116-92
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2007 7:36 AM CDT
Detroit Pistons center Rasheed Wallace (36) shoots a 3-point basket over the falling Orlando Magic forward Rashard Lewis (9) during the first half of a basketball game in Orlando Fla., on Friday, Nov....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Even without top scorer Rip Hamilton, the Pistons easily outshot the Magic last night on their way to the most decisive decision yet in Detroit's nine-game win streak against Orlando. The 116-92 score represents double-digit contributions from four Pistons starters and two bench players, and 58% shooting from the field, the Detroit Free Press reports.

"Last year doesn't matter to me," proclaimed Detroit's Chauncey Billups, who put up 18 points and seven assists. "Every time we play them, we're going to try to win." The winning strategy involved Flip Murray leading the team with 19 points, Tayshaun Prince sinking 17, and Rasheed Wallace scoring 16 and rebounding seven times.