Blaring car horns and shouting “Detroit Number One,” Ann Arbor
residents, many of whom are students at the University, crowded the
corner of South University and Church street early this morning to
celebrate the Detroit Pistons’ decisive victory over the favored
Los Angeles Lakers in Game Five of the NBA Finals. By beating the
Lakers, Detroit clinched the National Basketball Associations’
championship title for the first time since 1990.
The Ann Arbor Police Department cleared the crowds on South
University by 1:30 a.m. this morning, and the only visible signs of
damage from the post-game celebrations outside the area’s shops and
bars seemed to be a bent traffic sign, some overturned trash bins
and a street littered with confetti. No official reports of
injuries have been confirmed.