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Pistons Take 3-1 Lead on Magic

Hamilton scores 32 and Price adds 17
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 10:01 PM CDT
Pistons Take 3-1 Lead on Magic
Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson, left, battles for a loose ball with Detroit Pistons guard Lindsey Hunter during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA Eastern Conference playoff basketball series.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

(Newser) – Richard Hamilton scored 32 points and Hedo Turkoglu missed a layup with time running out as the Detroit Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 90-89 tonight to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference series. Tayshaun Prince scored 17 for Detroit, including an 11-foot runner for the go-ahead basket with 8.9 seconds left. Rasheed Wallace had 16 points and eight rebounds. Antonio McDyess had eight points and 14 boards.

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Orlando squandered a 15-point lead in the third quarter. After Prince's basket, Turkoglu's layup from the left side of the lane was no good and didn't draw a foul, and Dwight Howard's putback was also off the mark. The Pistons, the first team to win on the road in the second round, can clinch the series when it returns to Detroit on Tuesday. (Read more 2008 NBA playoffs stories.)

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