As the anchor of a team that was originally built around a stifling defense, Wallace has lead Detroit to an NBA title, within a game of a second, and currently has the team off to the best record in the league. It also probably doesnt hurt that the Pistons have had the same starting five for the bulk of this run, or that their other four starters are all averaging over 14 points per game. But make no mistake about it, when Sundays game tips off at 3:30 p.m. at the American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami), in what could be a preview of this years Eastern Conference Finals, the key for the Miami Heat will be minimizing Wallaces contributions. Tickets start at $10. Call 1-800-4NBA-TIX, or visit www.heat.com.
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