SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, May 8
New Jersey at Cleveland (8 p.m. EDT). The Nets look to draw even with the Cavaliers in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

STARS
Monday
-Tayshaun Prince, Pistons, scored 25 points to lead Detroit to a 108-87 victory over Chicago.
-Carlos Boozer and Deron Williams, Jazz. Boozer scored 17 points and pulled down 20 rebounds and Williams finished with 31 points and eight assists, leading Utah to a 108-87 win against Golden State

ON A ROLL
Detroit defeated Chicago 108-87 victory Monday night, taking a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Pistons are 6-0 in the playoffs, the franchise's best winning streak in a postseason since closing the 1989 championship run with seven straight wins. Game 3 is Thursday in Chicago, giving the Bulls time to regroup after losing two games by a combined 47 points.

OUT
Utah Jazz guard Derek Fisher was excused from the Western Conference semifinal opener against Golden State on Monday night to be with his family. Fisher and his wife, Candace, have four children, including twins that were born just before Golden State traded him to Utah last summer.

SPEAKING
``We kind of lost our swagger. We need to get our swagger back.'' - Chicago's Kirk Hinrich after a 108-87 loss to Detroit on Monday night. The Pistons have taken a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

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