The Pistons squashed the chatter about heading home with a series deficit. Tayshaun Prince scored 23 points and made all but one shot from the field, and Detroit played with a purpose and dominated the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-84 on Sunday night, tying the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series at two. Game 5 is Tuesday in Detroit.
All the euphoria the Sixers created after a 20-point win last game only grew as they raced to a 14-point first-half lead. The younger, faster, confident Sixers were taking it to the aging, slumping Pistons again. Then the 59-win Pistons showed up early in the third quarter, posting an 11-0 run. Detroit’s Rasheed Wallace finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds.