1986–87 Detroit Pistons season

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1986–87 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Chuck Daly
General manager Jack McCloskey
Owner(s) William Davidson
Arena Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 52–30 (.634)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(eliminated 3-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1986-87 NBA season was the Pistons' 39th season in the NBA and 30th season in the city of Detroit.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1986 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 11 John Salley PF/C  United States Georgia Tech
2 27 Dennis Rodman SF/PF  United States Southeastern Oklahoma State
4 86 Chauncey Robinson  United States Mississippi State
5 109 Clarence Hanley  United States Old Dominion
6 132 Greg Grant  United States Utah State
7 155 Larry Polec  United States Michigan State

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Template:1986-87 NBA Central standings

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Boston Celtics 59 23 .720
2 y-Atlanta Hawks 57 25 .695 2
3 x-Detroit Pistons 52 30 .634 7
4 x-Milwaukee Bucks 50 32 .610 9
5 x-Philadelphia 76ers 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Washington Bullets 42 40 .512 17
7 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 18
8 x-Chicago Bulls 40 42 .488 19
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 31 51 .378 28
10 New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 35
10 New York Knicks 24 58 .293 35


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

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) Detroit Pistons vs. (6) Washington Bullets: Pistons win series 3-0

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff series)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Atlanta Hawks vs. (3) Detroit Pistons: Pistons win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 3): Detroit 112, Atlanta 111
  • Game 2 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 5): Atlanta 115, Detroit 102
  • Game 3 @ Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac (May 8): Detroit 108, Atlanta 99
  • Game 4 @ Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac (May 10): Detroit 89, Atlanta 88
  • Game 5 @ The Omni, Atlanta (May 13): Detroit 104, Atlanta 96

Last Playoff Meeting: 1986 Eastern Conference First Round (Atlanta won 3-1)

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (3) Detroit Pistons: Celtics win series 4-3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1985 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Boston won 4-2)

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]