Detroit Pistons in History

Events in Sport

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1968-11-11 As a rookie, Elvin Hayes scores 54 points against the Detroit Pistons, a career-high

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • 1974-10-19 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland (next win 6-1-90)
  • 1982-11-03 Detroit Pistons block 20 Cleveland Cavalier shots in 128-119 win at Coliseum at Richfield; ties NBA regulation game record
  • 1988-06-21 42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • 1989-06-13 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • 1990-06-01 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
  • 1990-06-10 Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers for 1st time since 1974 in Portland
  • 2004-06-15 58th NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1

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2005-06-23 San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • 2005-06-23 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1946-03-22 Don Chaney, NBA player (Houston Rockets)/coach (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1948-09-10 Bob Lanier, NBA center (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1957-05-19 Bill Laimbeer, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1958-09-21 Rick Mahorn, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1959-12-10 Mark Aguirre, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1960-11-05 Mark West, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1962-08-05 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1963-05-24 Joe Dumars, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1964-05-16 John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1966-03-12 Grant Long, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1966-05-27 Eric Leckner, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1966-11-13 Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1967-12-21 Terry Mills, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1968-02-02 Steve Henson, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1968-08-22 Michael Curry, American basketball player and coach (Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • 1969-04-06 Brian Williams, NBA center/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • 1969-04-14 Mark Macon, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1970-02-01 Malik Sealy, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, LA Clippers)
  • 1970-12-03 Lindsey Hunter, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1971-04-20 Allan Houston, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971-09-23 Eric Montross, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1972-07-14 Lou Roe, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1973-04-17 Theo Ratliff, NBA forward/center (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1973-05-10 Jerome Williams, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1973-12-30 Don Reid, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1974-11-05 Jerry Stackhouse, NBA guard/forward (Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1975-02-12 Scot Pollard, NBA center (Detroit Pistons), born in Murray, Utah
  • 1975-02-22 Charles O'Bannon, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)