Rip Hamilton tried to get into LeBron's head at the free throw line at the end of the game, but it didn't work. James was super clutch again down the stretch, hitting some big shots and nailing critical free throws. James went for 25 pts (27 if you count his accidental tip-in for the Pistons), 7 boards and 11 assists.
As for Larry Hughes, who seems to be slipping into obscurity with his crappy play, actually started despite his foot injury. He wasn't very effective and played only 16 minutes. Daniel Gibson may soon steal Hughes's job. Gibson played 35 minutes and scored 21 points. He also wasn't afraid to take it to the rack, as he went 12 for 12 from the free throw line.
Drew Gooden was also huge, going for 19 and grabbing 8 boards.
Now here's the interesting thing. Although the series is now at 2-2, the Cavs could have easily swept this thing. If two shots go down, the Cavs are already in the NBA Finals.
That and something is seriously wrong with the Pistons. Chauncey Billups, despite putting up 23, didn't shoot well and had 5 turnovers. Plus Chris Webber has been MIA in this series. Normally teams in the Conference Finals are playing reasonably well, or are at the top of their games. The Pistons clearly aren't. And if they keep playing like they have for the first 4 games, this series could be over sooner than they think.