05.16.07 11 years ago 8 Comments

A tale of two Games Five, with the away team down 3-1: the Bulls shot the lights out and re-energized their series by beating the Pistons 108-92, while the Warriors' magical run ended in Utah.

I'll miss the Warriors, but their exit from the playoffs makes the team no less memorable.  Their first-round demolition of the Mavs was not only historic, but a hell of a lot of fun to watch, and even though I'm not enamored with Utah (I absolutely refuse to side with these fans), I at least respect their game, and they should be well-rested by the time they travel to San Antonio for the next round.  (Yep, no chance for Phoenix.  Spurs will totally advance.  And I'm definitely not trying to jinx them.)

Meanwhile, the Bulls, after getting completely outclassed for the first three games, suddenly look like worthy adversaries.  Game 6 goes in Chicago, and if they can stay hot (72% from the field in the first half. Wow.), the Pistons could be looking at their second straight year of a seven-game series in the conference semis after losing a commanding lead.  Hey, someone has to make the Eastern Conference interesting.

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