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Rip Hamilton has a strained elbow

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The Boston Globe posted the entire transcript of Flip Saunders' post-game presser -- here's his answer when asked about Rip Hamilton's elbow:

Q. Just give us an update on what you know what Richard did to his hand.

COACH FLIP SAUNDERS: Rip strained a right elbow. It's sore a little bit. We're going to have to wait and see how it is tomorrow and how it is in 48 hours. He got a little bit of, I think, hyperextended in there on the rebound on that one defensive sequence that we had. He was great again tonight, especially in the last three quarters. Hopefully he's going to be ready to go for us.

Chris Silva of the Free Press reports that X-rays taken after the game were negative and Rip will receive treatment between now and Game 6. Cross your fingers, because he's been nails so far in the conference finals, shooting over 50% and scoring at a 22.2 point per game clip.

All in all, a tough break for a guy who just recently became the Pistons' all-time leader in playoff games.