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Richard Hamilton scored 37 points to lead host Detroit past Philadelphia in a game that looked a lot like their first-round series last season, which the Pistons won, four games to one.

With Flip Saunders taking Larry Brown's place in Detroit and Maurice Cheeks replacing Jim O'Brien, the Pistons were still too much for the Sixers.

The 76ers' Allen Iverson scored 31 points.

Philadelphia

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0033-7622-2710-32111788Korver 16:480-32-21-2022Webber 37:117-162-33-91416S. Hunter 30:043-70-12-5016Iguodala 36:473-72-22-9138Iverson 41:5510-2511-120-26131Salmons 27:225-103-42-43213Nailon 10:142-30-00-0024Ollie 17:441-22-20-0014Thomas 15:421-20-00-1012Williams 3:241-10-10-0002Gai 2:490-00-00-0000

Percentages: FG .434, FT .815. Three-Point Goals: 0-5, .000 (Korver 0-2, Iverson 0-3). Blocked Shots: 4 (S. Hunter 2, Iguodala, Webber). Turnovers: 13 (Iguodala 5, Webber 3, Iverson 2, Korver 2, Salmons). Steals: 7 (Iverson 2, Salmons 2, Korver, Iguodala, Webber). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 8:10 second.

Detroit

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0043-7720-238-423025108Prince 30:266-114-40-32016R. Wallace 18:561-24-40-6146B. Wallace 36:183-72-41-10218Hamilton 38:1916-245-63-63337Billups 31:404-103-30-210212McDyess 28:534-110-04-9358Evans 22:122-32-20-2137Arroyo 16:203-50-00-0846Milicic 8:291-10-00-2022Delfino 5:032-20-00-2014Maxiell 3:241-10-00-0002

Percentages: FG .558, FT .870. Three-Point Goals: 2-6, .333 (Evans 1-1, Billups 1-2, B. Wallace 0-1, Prince 0-1, R. Wallace 0-1). Blocked Shots: 7 (B. Wallace 2, R. Wallace 2, Billups, Milicic, Evans). Turnovers: 13 (Hamilton 3, Prince 2, McDyess 2, B. Wallace, Billups, Milicic, R. Wallace, Arroyo, Evans). Steals: 7 (Evans 2, B. Wallace, Hamilton, Milicic, R. Wallace, McDyess).

A: 22,076 (22,076). T: 2:16.