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Leaving it all on the floor

The Lakers had Shaq and Kobe, but the Pistons had heart and desire -- and Bill Simmons says that wins every time.

Updated: May 31, 2005, 2:22 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

You want to know why the Pistons beat the Lakers? There's a tape that explains everything.

Maybe you've seen an old ESPN2 show called "NBA's Greatest Games," the series where Dan Patrick watches memorable playoff battles with one of the participants involved. Cool idea. Didn't quite work. The biggest mistake was shortening the show to 30 minutes; it's like watching a 10-minute version of "Inside the Actors Studio."

Still, the series was vindicated by one episode, the show ...

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