1981–82 Detroit Pistons season

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1981–82 Detroit Pistons season
Isiah Thomas's rookie season
Head coach Scotty Robertson
General manager Jack McCloskey
Owner(s) William Davidson
Arena Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 39–43 (.476)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1981-82 NBA season was the Pistons' 34th season in the NBA and 25th season in the city of Detroit.[1]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1981 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 2 Isiah Thomas PG  United States Indiana
1 12 Kelly Tripucka SF/SG  United States Notre Dame
4 71 John May  United States South Alabama
4 89 Don Koonce  United States North Carolina-Charlotte
5 94 George DeVone  United States North Carolina-Charlotte
6 117 Vince Brookins  United States Iowa
7 140 Greg Nance  United States West Virginia
8 163 Joe Schoen  United States Saint Francis
9 185 Eddie Baker  United States Alcorn State
10 205 Melvin Maxwell  United States Western Michigan

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 55 27 .671 31–10 24–17 24–6
x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 13.0 24–17 18–23 15–14
Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 16.0 23–18 16–25 19–11
Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 20.0 25–16 10–31 14–16
Chicago Bulls 34 48 .415 21.0 22–19 12–29 12–17
Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 40.0 9–32 6–35 5–25
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 63 19 .768
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 55 27 .671 8
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 58 24 .707 5
4 x-New Jersey Nets 44 38 .537 19
5 x-Washington Bullets 43 39 .524 20
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 21
7 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 24
8 Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 28
9 Chicago Bulls 34 48 .415 29
10 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 30
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 48


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

Game log[edit]

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

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]