SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, May 27
L.A. Lakers at San Antonio (9 p.m. EDT). The Spurs, who defeated the Lakers in Game 3 on Sunday night behind Manu Ginobili's 30 points, will attempt to tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2.

STAR
Monday
- Antonio McDyess, Pistons, scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lift Detroit to a 94-75 series-evening win over Boston.

BOUNCING BACK
After a 94-80 home loss to Boston on Saturday, Detroit came back with a 94-75 win against the Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night. The win evened the best-of-seven series at 2-2 with Game 5 on Wednesday night in Boston and then Game 6 on Saturday night in Detroit. The Pistons are now 5-0 in games following losses in the playoffs.

RIPPING THE CORDS
Detroit guard Richard Hamilton played in his 114th postseason game Monday night, breaking Bill Laimbeer's team record, as the Pistons beat Boston 94-75 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Hamilton scored 20 points, his 71st 20-plus point playoff performance since 2003. Hamilton trails only San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan, who has 73 20-point postseason games during the same span.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Despite being down 2-1 to the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference finals, San Antonio is happy to be at home. Following their 103-84 win on Sunday, the Spurs are a perfect 7-0 at home in the postseason. In its second-round series against New Orleans, San Antonio was also in an 0-2 hole, but the Spurs won the next two games at home before winning the series in seven games.

SPEAKING
``They bumped us off spots and were more physical and aggressive all night. Usually the winner is the team that was more aggressive.'' - Boston coach Doc Rivers after the Celtics lost to Detroit 94-75 in Game 4 on the Eastern Conference finals. Boston is now 1-7 on the road and 0-6 when trailing after three quarters in the playoffs.

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