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Pistons' title: Added value

Updated: June 16, 2004, 12:02 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

The $500,000 check that the Detroit Pistons have to cut to the Los Angeles Lakers after winning the NBA Finals on Tuesday night is a small price to pay for the windfall that Pistons executives expect from their first championship since 1990.

In fact, there are millions of reasons why Pistons CEO Tom Wilson doesn't mind making the payment of 25 percent of Detroit's Game 5 gate revenue, which is required by league rules when one team hosts more games than another in a playoff series.

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