It certainly appears that the Detroit Pistons are on their way to a sixth straight trip to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Orlando Magic had their chance to make their battle with Detroit a series, and they blew it at home late Saturday afternoon.
Or maybe the Pistons took it from them.
Orlando's opponent was without its starting point guard, who just happens to be considered the lynchpin to that team's success.
An eleven-point half-time lead. Squandered in the third.
Chances to put the game away and tie up the series in the fourth. Left by the wayside.
A no-show game for Dwight Howard: 3-for-12 shooting, 8 points and 12 boards in 44 minutes. A great effort by Detroit's interior defense.
A bust-out game for Rip Hamilton: 32 points on 12-of-24 shooting.
A huge shot for Tay Prince.
And a Magic team that was once more forced to ask Hedo Turkoglu for too much of a superhuman effort down the stretch.
The Magic will be headed back to Orlando after Game 5 in Detroit on Tuesday. Here's guessing the Pistons will not be.