NBA: Detroit 105, Philadelphia 88

April 23, 2008 at 10:42 PM
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 23 (UPI) -- Richard Hamilton's 20 points led five players in double figures Wednesday, helping Detroit beat Philadelphia 105-88 to even their Eastern Conference series 1-1.

The seventh-seeded 76ers had pulled off a surprising 90-86 victory Sunday in the series opener after bouncing back from a 13-point halftime deficit.

In Game 2, Detroit, the East's No. 2 seed, grabbed a 25-18 lead after the first period, expanded it to 53-36 at the half and coasted home.

Antonio McDyess, Rasheed Wallace and Tayshaun Prince each scored 16 points, and Rodney Stuckey scored 12.

Hamilton added seven rebounds and seven assists, McDyess had 12 rebounds and Wallace seven.

Philadelphia was led by Louis Williams' 17 points. Andre Miller had 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.

Reggie Evans scored 13 with 11 rebounds, while both Rodney Carney and Thaddeus Young scored 11 points.

The 76ers' leading scorer, Andre Iguodala, was held to four points after making only one of nine field goal attempts.

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