NBA Final 2004: Pistons win ring again 14 years later

UNITED STATES - JUNE 08: Basketball: finals, (L-R) Detroit Pistons Chauncey Billups, Tayshaun Prince, Richard Hamilton, and Rasheed Wallace during game vs (L-R) Los Angeles Lakers Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant, Devean George, and Karl Malone, Los Angeles, CA 6/8/2004 (Photo by John W. McDonough/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images/Getty Images) (SetNumber: X71020 TK4)

In the NBA of 2004, all the glamour and the spotlights were taken by the Angeles Lakers when they signed two veteran all-star players, Karl Malone and Payton, who along with O´Neal and Bryant, were called the riders of the apocalypse. But in the final they arrived with their stars very tired, and some magnificent Detroit Pistons used it to perfection to win the championship, 14 years later, and also to do it in a very solvent way (4-1)

Detroit Pistons 
*Billups – 21.0p, 5.2a. 
*Hamilton – 21.4p, 5.2r. 
*Prince – 10.0p, 6.8r. 
*R.Wallace – 13.0p, 7.8r.
*B.Wallace – 10.8p, 13.6r. 
Hunter – 3.6p.
James – 0.8p.
Williamson – 4.2p, 2.4r.
Okur – 2.2p, 1.5r. (4)
Campbell – 3.4p, 2.6r.
Ham – 0.5p. (4)
Milicic – 0.0p. (3)

Angeles Lakers
*Payton – 4.2p, 4.4a.
*Bryant – 22.6p, 4.4a. 
*George – 5.8p, 2.8r.
*Malone – 5.0p, 7.2r. (4)
*O´Neal – 26.6p, 10.8r. 
Fisher – 6.4p, 1.8a.
Rush – 3.6p, 1.0r.
Fox – 3.0p, 2.3a. (3)
Medvedenko – 3.6p, 3.6r.
Cook – 1.3p, 2.6r. (3)
Walton – 3.2p, 4.5a. (4)
Russell – 0.0p. (3)

To reach the final, they won …
Detroit Pistons – Milwaukee Bucks (4-1), New Jersey Nets (4-3), Indiana Pacers (4-2)
Angeles Lakers – Houston Rockets (4-1), San Antonio Spurs (4-2), Minnesota Timberwolves (4-2)

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