The 1987–88 season saw the Pistons finishing with a franchise-best record of 54–28. In the 1988 NBA Playoffs, they defeated the Washington Bullets 3–2 in the first round, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls 4–1 in the semifinals, and Larry Bird and the top-seeded Boston Celtics 4–2 in the Conference Finals.
The Pistons have experienced two major periods of failure. Between 1956–57 and 1982–83, the Pistons had just three winning seasons and overall had a winning percentage of .417, culminating in a combined record of 37–127 (win percent .226) in the 1979–80 and 1980–81 seasons, after which the drafting of Isiah Thomas completely ...
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The 1988-89 NBA season was the Detroit Pistons' 41st season in the NBA and 32nd season in the Detroit metropolitan area.The Pistons moved from the Pontiac Silverdome to the brand-new Palace of Auburn Hills before the start of the season, which culminated in the Pistons' first NBA championship, sweeping the Lakers in four games in the NBA Finals a rematch from last year's NBA Finals and ...
Wikipedia 1987–88 Detroit Pistons season. NBA season team = Detroit Pistons misc = Eastern Conference Champions end_year = 1988 wins = 54
The Pistons stumbled their way out of the 1970s and into the 1980s, beginning with a 16–66 record in 1979–80 and following up with a 21–61 record in 1980–81. The 1979–80 team lost its last 14 games of the season which, when coupled with the seven losses at the start of the 1980–81 season, constituted a then-NBA record losing streak of 21 games.
Detroit Pistons 1987-88 Schedule and Results. Record: 54-28, Finished 1st in NBA Central Division Coach: Chuck Daly (54-28) Executive: Jack McCloskey PTS/G: 109.2 (8th of 23) Opp PTS/G: 104.1 (3rd of 23)
The 1980–81 NBA season was the Pistons' 33rd season in the NBA and 24th season in the city of Detroit.
The 1989–90 NBA season was the Pistons' 42nd season in the National Basketball Association, and 33rd season in the city of Detroit. As the defending champions, the Pistons had another successful season winning 13 consecutive games around January and February, then posting a 12-game winning streak in March as they finished first place in the Eastern Conference with a 59–23 record.