1957–58 Detroit Pistons season

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1957–58 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Charles Eckman
Red Rocha
Arena Detroit Olympia
Results
Record 33–39 (.458)
Place Division: 3rd (Western)
Playoff finish West Division Finals
(eliminated 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1957–58 NBA season was the Pistons' 10th season in the NBA and 1st season in the city of Detroit. The Pistons went 33–39 during the season, tied for second with the Cincinnati Royals, eight games behind the NBA World Champion St. Louis Hawks, but were awarded the second seed on tie-breakers. They defeated the Royals in two straight games in the West Semifinal series, but lost the West Finals to the Hawks in five games.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Western Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-St. Louis Hawks 41 31 .569 - 23-8 8-19 10-4 24-12
x-Detroit Pistons 33 39 .458 8 14-14 13-17 6-8 18-18
x-Cincinnati Royals 33 39 .458 8 17-12 10-19 6-8 17-19
Minneapolis Lakers 19 53 .264 22 10-15 4-21 5-17 13-23
x – clinched playoff spot

Playoffs[edit]

West Division Semifinals[edit]

(2) Detroit Pistons vs. (3) Cincinnati Royals: Pistons win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Detroit: Detroit 100, Cincinnati 83
  • Game 2 @ Cincinnati: Detroit 124, Cincinnati 104

Last Playoffs meeting: 1953 Western Division Semifinals (Pistons won 2–1, while still in Fort Wayne; Royals were in Rochester at the time).

West Division Finals[edit]

(1) St. Louis Hawks vs. (2) Detroit Pistons: Hawks win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 114, Detroit 111
  • Game 2 @ Detroit: St. Louis 99, Detroit 96
  • Game 3 @ St. Louis: Detroit 109, St. Louis 89
  • Game 4 @ Detroit: St. Louis 145, Detroit 101
  • Game 5 @ St. Louis: St. Louis 120, Detroit 96

Last Playoffs meeting: 1956 Western Division Finals (Pistons won 3–2, while still in Fort Wayne)

Awards and records[edit]

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