1989–90 Detroit Pistons season

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1989–90 Detroit Pistons season
Second NBA Championship
Head coach Chuck Daly
General manager Jack McCloskey
Owner(s) William Davidson
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Results
Record 59–23 (.720)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television PASS Sports, WKBD
Radio WCXI
< 1988–89 1990–91 >

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 27 Kenny Battle Forward  United States Illinois

Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Bill Laimbeer William Bedford
PF James Edwards John Salley Scott Hastings
SF Dennis Rodman Mark Aguirre Dave Greenwood
SG Joe Dumars Vinnie Johnson
PG Isiah Thomas Gerald Henderson

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720 35–6 24–17 22–8
x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 4 36–5 19–22 20–10
x-Milwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15 27–14 17–24 14–16
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17 27–14 15–26 14–16
x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 17 28–13 14–27 16–14
Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 18 25–16 16–25 15–15
Orlando Magic 18 64 .220 41 12–29 6–35 4–26
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720
2 y-Philadelphia 76ers 53 29 .646 6
3 x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 4
4 x-Boston Celtics 52 30 .634 7
5 x-New York Knicks 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
8 x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 17
9 Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 18
10 Washington Bullets 31 51 .378 28
11 Miami Heat 18 64 .220 41
11 Orlando Magic 18 64 .220 41
13 New Jersey Nets 17 65 .207 42

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Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (8) Indiana Pacers: Pistons win series 3-0

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff meeting)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (5) New York Knicks: Pistons win series 4-1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1984 Eastern Conference First Round (New York won 3-2)

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (3) Chicago Bulls: Pistons win series 4-3

Last Playoff Meeting: 1989 Eastern Conference Finals (Detroit won 4-2)

NBA finals[edit]

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 June 5 Detroit 105-99 Portland
Game 2 June 7 Detroit 106-105 Portland
Game 3 June 10 Portland 121-106 Detroit
Game 4 June 12 Portland 112-109 Detroit
Game 5 June 14 Portland 92-90 Detroit

Pistons win series 4-1

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]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mark Aguirre 78 40 25.7 .488 .333 .756 3.9 1.9 .44 .24 14.1
William Bedford 42 0 5.9 .432 .167 .409 1.4 .1 .07 .40 2.8
Joe Dumars 75 71 34.4 .480 .400 .900 2.8 4.9 .84 .03 17.8
James Edwards 82 70 27.8 .498 .000 .749 4.2 .8 .28 .45 14.5
Dave Greenwood 37 0 5.5 .423 .000 .552 2.1 .3 .11 .24 1.6
Scott Hastings 40 0 4.2 .303 .250 .864 .8 .2 .08 .08 1.0
Gerald Henderson 46 0 7.3 .506 .452 .769 .7 1.3 .17 .04 2.3
Vinnie Johnson 82 12 24.0 .431 .147 .668 3.1 3.1 .87 .16 9.8
Stan Kimbrough 10 0 5.0 .438 .000 1.000 .7 .5 .40 .00 1.6
Bill Laimbeer 81 81 33.0 .484 .361 .854 9.6 2.1 .70 1.04 12.1
Ralph Lewis 4 0 1.5 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .00 .00 .0
Dennis Rodman 82 43 29.0 .581 .111 .654 9.7 .9 .63 .73 8.8
John Salley 82 12 23.3 .512 .250 .713 5.4 .8 .62 1.87 7.2
Isiah Thomas 81 81 37.0 .438 .309 .775 3.8 9.4 1.72 .23 18.4

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Mark Aguirre 20 22.0 .467 .333 .750 4.6 1.4 .50 .15 11.0
William Bedford 5 3.8 .167 .000 1.000 .4 .0 .00 .20 .8
Joe Dumars 20 37.7 .458 .263 .876 2.2 4.8 1.10 .00 18.2
James Edwards 20 26.8 .494 .000 .604 3.6 .6 .25 .55 14.3
Dave Greenwood 5 9.4 .500 .000 .250 1.8 .0 .40 .00 1.0
Scott Hastings 5 3.2 .250 .000 .000 .0 .0 .20 .00 .4
Gerald Henderson 8 2.4 .200 .000 .000 .4 .5 .25 .00 .2
Vinnie Johnson 20 23.2 .462 .286 .791 2.8 2.7 .40 .20 10.3
Bill Laimbeer 20 33.4 .457 .349 .862 10.6 1.4 1.15 .90 11.1
Dennis Rodman 19 29.5 .568 .000 .514 8.5 .9 .47 .68 6.6
John Salley 20 27.4 .475 .000 .755 5.8 1.0 .45 1.65 9.5
Isiah Thomas 20 37.9 .463 .471 .794 5.4 8.2 2.15 .35 20.4

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Transactions[edit]

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