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No relief in sight for offenses

Updated: May 26, 2004, 11:43 AM ET
By Joe Lago | ESPN.com

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Richard Hamilton has a message for those who aren't appreciating the 48 minutes of hoops aesthetic hell taking place in the Eastern Conference finals.

"Defense wins championships," Hamilton said. "Tell them that defense wins championships."

The East team that earns the right to play for the NBA title will likely out-defend, not out-score, the opponent. The matchup of the Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers has followed form with both teams taking their offensive ...

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