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|Sunday, 06 May 2007 04:15|
Monday, May 7
Golden State at Utah (10:30 p.m. EDT). The Warriors and Jazz meet for just the third time in the playoffs and the first time in the second round.
- Carlos Boozer, Jazz, had 35 points and 14 rebounds to lead Utah to a 103-99 victory over Houston.
- Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton, Pistons, each scored 20 points to help Detroit to a 95-69 rout over Chicago.
Utah became only the seventh team since 2001 to come back from a 2-0 deficit and win a seven-game series after its 103-99 victory over Houston on Saturday night. The Jazz are just the 19th visiting team to win in 97 Game 7s in playoff history.
ITS BEEN AWHILE
Detroit's 95-69 win over Chicago in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday night was the first posteaeson meeting between the teams since 1991. The two teams have met five previous times in the playoffs, including four straight seasons (1988-91) with the Pistons winning the first three before Michael Jordan helped the Bulls break through in 1991 en route to their first of six titles.
STRONG IN DEFEAT
Houston's Tracy McGrady scored 29 points and handed out 13 assists and Yao Ming added 29 points as the Rockets dropped a 103-99 decision to Utah in Game 7 of their Western Conference series on Saturday night. The Rockets haven't won a playoff series since 1997.
``We have to finish up and see where we end up and then look back. If we get too excited, we won't be having too much more success. We have to stay hungry, otherwise, we'll be going home soon, too.'' - Utah forward Carlos Boozer after the Jazz advance to the second round with a 103-99 victory over Houston Saturday night. Boozer, who had 35 points and 14 rebounds, helped Utah clinch its first playoff series victory since 2000.