1978–79 Detroit Pistons season

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1978–79 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Dick Vitale
Owner(s) William Davidson
Arena Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 30–52 (.366)
Place Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 9th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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Following are the results of the 1978–79 season of the Detroit Pistons, the franchise of the National Basketball Association based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The 1978-79 NBA season was the Pistons' 31st season in the NBA and 22nd season in the city of Detroit.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1978 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Washington Bullets 54 28 .659
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 48 34 .585 6
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573 7
4 x-Houston Rockets 47 35 .573 7
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 8
6 x-New Jersey Nets 37 45 .451 17
7 New York Knicks 31 51 .378 23
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 30 52 .366 24
8 Detroit Pistons 30 52 .366 24
10 Boston Celtics 29 53 .354 25
11 New Orleans Jazz 26 56 .317 28


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]