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The Pistons are all about soul

The Pistons may be beating up on his beloved Lakers, but Eric Neel still thinks Detroit is a joy to watch.

Updated: June 14, 2004, 2:22 AM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- It's 2-1 Pistons now, and the 100 different reasons for it all boil down to this: Detroit's got soul.

I know my Jr. Walker and the All-Stars, and I can lip-synch along with the Supremes, so I knew this. But last night in The Palace, it wasn't a thing I knew, it was a thing I could feel, from the floorboards to the rafters and everywhere in between.

The joint was jumping from the get. The crowd came early and they were loud long before the tip. ...

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