SCOREBOARD
Friday, May 18
Phoenix at San Antonio (9:30 p.m. EDT). The Spurs are within one win of the Western Conference finals.

STAR
Thursday
-Richard Hamilton, Pistons, scored 23 points in Detroit's 95-85 victory over Chicago.

MOVING ON
Detroit beat Chicago 95-85 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday night, clinching a series that turned tense after Detroit won the first three games. No NBA team has lost a best-of-seven series after taking a 3-0 lead, and the Pistons rejected the Bulls' shot at history. Now, Detroit can focus on its fifth straight conference final.

PENALIZED
The Internal Revenue Service says Golden State Warriors owner Chris Cohan owes more than $160 million in back income taxes and penalties from the 1998 sale of a cable television company. The IRS claims Cohan set up three tax shelters to avoid a hefty bill after selling cable TV company Sonic Communications to Charter Communications for more than $200 million. As a result, the government is demanding about $95 million in past due taxes and another $66 million in penalties from Cohan, federal court records show.

SPEAKING
``In a strange sort of way it always feels better to close it out on the road. That silence, like church.'' - Chauncey Billups after helping Detroit advance to the Eastern Conference finals with a 95-85 victory over the Bulls on Thursday night.
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