2001–02 Detroit Pistons season

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2001–02 Detroit Pistons season
Central Division Champions
Head coach George Irvine
Rick Carlisle
General manager Joe Dumars
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Results
Record 50–32 (.610)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost in East Conference Semifinals to Boston
(1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 2001–02 Detroit Pistons season was the 61st season of the franchise, the 54th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 45th in the Detroit area.[1] Detroit finished first place in the Central Division with a 50–32 record. In the playoffs, they would defeat the Toronto Raptors in the first round, but would lose to the Boston Celtics in the semifinals.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2001 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 9 Rodney White SF/PF  United States North Carolina-Charlotte
2 37 Mehmet Okur C/PF  Turkey

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 26–15 24–17 20–8
x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 6 21–20 23–18 17–11
x-Toronto Raptors 42 40 .512 8 24–17 18–23 17–11
x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 8 25–16 17–24 13–15
Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 9 25–16 16–25 17–11
Atlanta Hawks 33 49 .402 17 23–18 10–31 11–17
Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 .354 21 20–21 9–32 12–16
Chicago Bulls 21 61 .256 29 14–27 7–34 5–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-New Jersey Nets 52 30 .634
2 y-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 2
3 x-Boston Celtics 49 33 .598 3
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 8
5 x-Orlando Magic 44 38 .537 8
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 9
7 x-Toronto Raptors 42 40 .512 10
8 x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 10
9 Milwaukee Bucks 41 41 .500 11
10 Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 15
11 Miami Heat 36 46 .439 16
12 Atlanta Hawks 33 49 .402 19
13 New York Knicks 30 52 .366 22
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 29 53 354 23
15 Chicago Bulls 21 61 .256 31
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(2) Detroit Pistons vs. (7) Toronto Raptors Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Pistons and Raptors.

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(DET-TOR)

Venue TV Time
1 April 21 Toronto 63 Detroit 85 1-0 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT 8:30et
2 April 24 Toronto 91 Detroit 96 2-0 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT 7:00et
3 April 27 Detroit 84 Toronto 94 2-1 Air Canada Centre, Toronto TNT 8:30et
4 April 29 Detroit 83 Toronto 89 2-2 Air Canada Centre, Toronto TNT 8:00et
5 May 2 Toronto 82 Detroit 85 3-2 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TBS 8:30et
Detroit wins series 3–2

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Detroit Pistons vs. (3) Boston Celtics Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Detroit won 4-2)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(DET-BOS)

Venue TV Time
1 May 5 Boston 86 Detroit 94 1-0 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills NBC 3:00et
2 May 8 Boston 85 Detroit 77 1-1 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TNT 8:00et
3 May 10 Detroit 64 Boston 66 1-2 FleetCenter, Boston TNT 7:00et
4 May 12 Detroit 79 Boston 90 1-3 FleetCenter, Boston NBC 3:00et
5 May 14 Boston 90 Detroit 81 1-4 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills TBS 8:00et
Boston wins 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% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Victor Alexander
Chucky Atkins
Dana Barros
Jon Barry
Brian Cardinal
Michael Curry
Damon Jones
Mikki Moore
Zeljko Rebraca
Clifford Robinson
Jerry Stackhouse
Ratko Varda
Ben Wallace
Rodney White
Corliss Williamson

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Victor Alexander
Chucky Atkins
Dana Barros
Jon Barry
Michael Curry
Damon Jones
Zeljko Rebraca
Clifford Robinson
Jerry Stackhouse
Ben Wallace
Rodney White
Corliss Williamson

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]