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NBA Championship Basketball Results 2004

As the basketball season winds down, the excitement heats up as another year of NBA Playoff odds start to unravel in April.

NBA Playoff Results - Pro Basketball Betting Odds

2004 NBA Championship Detroit Pistons

nbaThe Detroit Pistons brought the NBA Championship back to the east, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 100-87 in game 5 to take the best of seven series 4-1. The Lakers did everything they could in the first half to stay competitive, but Detroit played hardcore defense, attacked the Lakers in their weak areas and ran their offense to perfection. Ben Wallace led the charge, saving his best performance for the championship clinching game, scoring 18 points and grabbing 22 rebounds. Tayshaun Prince also did a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Series MVP Chauncey Billups also scored 14 points. It was clear Detroit was not only on their way to the championship trophy but they were taking away the heart out of the Los Angeles "Lakers" as well. Detroit Pistons Ben Wallace, left, Darvin Ham, centre, and Lindsey Hunter, right, with the Larry O Brien trophy after beating the Big winners: Los Angeles Lakers in game five of the NBA Finals to win the NBA championship.

Los Angeles Lakers & Detroit Pistons NBA final game results
Game 1 results at Staple center - Pistons 87   Lakers 75
Game 2 results at Staple Center - Pistons 89   Lakers 89 O/T Pistons 91 Lakers 99
Game 3 results at The Palace - Pistons 88   Lakers 68
Game 4 results at The Palace - Pistons 88   Lakers 80
Game 5 results at The Palace - Pistons 100  Lakers 87
Detroit Pistons 2004 NBA champions

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Learn about NBA Playoffs and finals

After 82 NBA games, April 14th the regular season will come to a end for 2003/2004. On April 17th  NBA Playoffs will begin. 16 teams qualify for the playoffs, 8 from the Eastern and 8 from the Western conferences. The two division winners in each conference will have the first seeding. The division winner with the best record is ranked Number 1. Remaining 6 teams are ranked according to their won-lost ratio.

In the Conference Semifinals, the winner of number 1 vs. number 8 plays the winner of number 4 vs. number 5, and the winner of number 2 vs. number 7 plays the winner of number 3 vs. number 6. The winners of the Conference Semifinals then meet in the Conference Finals. Winners in the Eastern and Western conferences advancing to the NBA Finals.

NBA Playoffs are best-of-7 games. This means, the team that is the first to win four games out of seven is the winner of that round. The First Round is played on a 2-2-1 basis. The Conference Semifinals and the Conference Finals are played in a 2-2-1-1-1 format. The NBA Finals are played on a 2-3-2 basis. Teams with the better record during the regular season gained home-court advantage.

Bet on the NBA basketball playoffs Here NBA Playoff odds and lines
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Indiana Pacers Minnesota Timberwolves
New Jersey Nets Sacramento Kings
Detroit Pistons Los Angeles Lakers
Milwaukee Bucks San Antonio Spurs
Miami Heat Memphis Grizzlies
New Orleans Hornets Dallas Mavericks
New York Knicks Houston Rockets
Boston Celtics Denver Nuggets
Philadelphia 76-ers Portland Trailblazers
Cleveland Cavaliers Utah Jazz
Toronto Raptors Golden State Warriors
Atlanta Hawks Seattle Supersonics
Washington Wizards Los Angeles Clippers
Chicago Bulls Phoenix Suns
Orlando Magic  

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