Billups Scores 28 as Pistons Edge Magic

Guard 10-for-10 from the line as Detroit takes 2-0 series lead
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted May 5, 2008 11:42 PM CDT
Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince, right, goes to the basket past Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard in the first half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal basketball series.   (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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(Newser) – The Detroit Pistons took advantage of what seemed to be a little help from the scorer's table and went on beat the Orlando Magic. Chauncey Billups scored 28 points, three on a disputed shot at the end of the third quarter, and Detroit got past Orlando for a 100-93 win Monday night and a 2-0 lead in the second-round series.

"It's tough to be on the other end of that play," Billups said. "But I'll take it." Billups officially made a 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left in the third, ending a play that started with 5.1 seconds and seemed to take a fraction of a second longer using replays the officials didn't use during a 5-minute delay. The shot put Detroit ahead 78-76.