Scouting Update: Pistons-Sixers

The key matchup in this series has been Kyle Korver vs. Tayshaun Prince. If the Pistons continue to keep Korver from getting hot, the Sixers are cooked.

Updated: April 29, 2005, 6:15 PM ET
By Brian James | ESPN Insider
ESPN Insider Brian James provides a scouting report update. To read his previous scouting report on this series, click here.

Keys in Game 2

Pistons: The confidence and experience of the Detroit Pistons championship winners made the difference again. The veterans didn't panic after falling behind early for the second time in two games. The inside defensive presence doesn't allow the Philadelphia 76ers to get an inside game untracked by racking up 10 blocked shots. The entire frontline of Tayshaun Prince, Rasheed Wallace, and Ben Wallace are tremendous shot blockers. The team shot 50 percent from the floor and 21-for-23 from the free throw line. Rasheed Wallace stretches the Philly defense outside the 3- point line where it is tough for defenders to rotate or recover to him on the perimeter. Rasheed lost his temper with officials regarding a call, and then motivated himself. He dominated the third quarter, hitting a pair of 3-pointers and scoring 11 points in the period. Defensively, the Pistons have denied 76ers' 3-point threat Kyle Korver any open looks.

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