1985–86 Detroit Pistons season

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1985–86 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Chuck Daly
General manager Jack McCloskey
Owner(s) William Davidson
Arena Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 46–36 (.561)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 5th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 1-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1985-86 NBA season was the Pistons' 38th season in the NBA and 29th season in the city of Detroit.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1985 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 18 Joe Dumars G  United States McNeese State
3 60 Andre Goode  United States Northwestern
3 64 Richie Johnson  United States Evansville
4 87 Spud Webb PG  United States North Carolina State
5 110 Mike Lahm  United States Murray State
6 133 Vincent Giles  United States Eastern Michigan
7 156 Frank James  United States Nevada-Las Vegas

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 57 25 .695 33–8 24–17 21–9
x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 7 34–7 16–25 21–9
x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 11 31–10 15–26 18–12
x-Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 27 22–19 8–33 10–20
Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 28 16–25 13–28 10–19
Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 31 19–22 7–34 9–20
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 67 15 .817
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 57 25 .695 10
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 54 28 .659 13
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 17
5 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 21
6 x-Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 28
7 x-New Jersey Nets 39 43 .476 28
8 x-Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 37
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 38
10 Indiana Pacers 26 56 .317 41
11 New York Knicks 23 59 .280 44
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Atlanta Hawks vs. (5) Detroit Pistons: Hawks win series 3–1

  • Game 1 @ The Omni, Atlanta (April 17): Atlanta 140, Detroit 122
  • Game 2 @ The Omni, Atlanta (April 19): Atlanta 137, Detroit 125
  • Game 3 @ Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac (April 22): Detroit 106, Atlanta 97
  • Game 4 @ Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac (April 25): Atlanta 114, Detroit 113 (2OT)

Last Playoff Meeting: 1963 Western Division Semifinals (Hawks won 3–1; they were in St. Louis, Missouri)

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]

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]