2006–07 Detroit Pistons season

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2006–07 Detroit Pistons season
Central Division Champions
Head coach Flip Saunders
General manager Joe Dumars
Owner(s) William Davidson
Arena The Palace of Auburn Hills
Results
Record 53–29 (.646)
Place Division: 1st
Conference: 1st
Playoff finish Lost in Eastern Conference Finals to Cleveland
(4–2)
Local media
Television FSN Detroit, WMYD
Radio WDFN
< 2005–06 2007–08 >

The 2006–07 Detroit Pistons season was the 66th season of the franchise, the 59th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 50th in the Detroit area. The Pistons began the season hoping to improve upon their 64–18 output from the previous season. However, they came eleven wins shy of tying it, finishing 53–29.[1] After signing Nazr Mohammed and hometown native Chris Webber to offset the loss of Ben Wallace during the off-season, the Pistons were able to reach the Eastern Conference finals for the fifth consecutive season, becoming the first team since the 1992–93 Chicago Bulls to do so. They were defeated by the eventual Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

Draft Picks[edit]

Main article: 2006 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 60 Will Blalock PG  United States Iowa State

Roster[edit]

No. Player Pos Height Weight Date of Birth Experience College
1 Chauncey Billups PG 6-3 202 September 25, 1976 9 University of Colorado
8 Will Blalock PG 6-0 205 September 8, 1983 R Iowa State University
34 Dale Davis C 6-11 230 March 25, 1969 15 Clemson University
20 Carlos Delfino SG 6-6 230 August 29, 1982 2
12 Ronald Dupree SF 6-7 209 January 26, 1981 3 Louisiana State University
32 Richard Hamilton SG 6-6 185 February 14, 1978 7 University of Connecticut
10 Lindsey Hunter PG 6-2 170 December 3, 1970 13 Jackson State University
25 Amir Johnson SF 6-9 210 May 1, 1987 1
54 Jason Maxiell PF 6-7 260 February 18, 1983 1 University of Cincinnati
24 Antonio McDyess PF 6-9 220 September 7, 1974 10 University of Alabama
13 Nazr Mohammed C 6-10 221 September 5, 1977 8 University of Kentucky
6 Ronald Murray SG 6-4 190 July 29, 1979 4 Shaw University
22 Tayshaun Prince SF 6-9 215 February 28, 1980 4 University of Kentucky
36 Rasheed Wallace PF 6-10 225 September 17, 1974 11 University of North Carolina
84 Chris Webber PF 6-9 245 March 1, 1973 13 University of Michigan

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Division
Team W L Home Road PCT. GB
Detroit Pistons* 53 29 26–15 27–14 .646 -
Cleveland Cavaliers* 50 32 30–11 20–21 .605 3
Chicago Bulls* 49 33 31–10 18–23 .598 4
Indiana Pacers 35 47 22–19 13–28 .427 18
Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 18–23 10–31 .341 25

*Qualified for playoffs

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (8) Orlando Magic

April 21
Orlando Magic 92, Detroit Pistons 100
April 23
Orlando Magic 90, Detroit Pistons 98
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
TNT
April 26
Detroit Pistons 93, Orlando Magic 77
TNT
April 28
Detroit Pistons 97, Orlando Magic 93
Detroit wins series, 4–0
Amway Arena, Orlando

Last Playoff Meeting: 2003 Eastern Conference First Round (Detroit won 4-3)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (5) Chicago Bulls

May 5
Chicago Bulls 69, Detroit Pistons 95
TNT
May 7
Chicago Bulls 87, Detroit Pistons 108
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
May 10
Detroit Pistons 81, Chicago Bulls 74
United Center, Chicago
May 13
Detroit Pistons 87, Chicago Bulls 102
United Center, Chicago
TNT
May 15
Chicago Bulls 108, Detroit Pistons 92
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
ESPN
May 17
Detroit Pistons 95, Chicago Bulls 85
Detroit wins series, 4–2
United Center, Chicago

Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Eastern Conference Finals (Chicago won 4-0)

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers

May 21
Cleveland Cavaliers 76, Detroit Pistons 79
TNT
May 24
Cleveland Cavaliers 76, Detroit Pistons 79
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
TNT
May 27
Detroit Pistons 82, Cleveland Cavaliers 88
TNT
May 29
Detroit Pistons 87, Cleveland Cavaliers 91
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
TNT
May 31
Cleveland Cavaliers 109, Detroit Pistons 107 (2OT)
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
TNT
June 2
Detroit Pistons 82, Cleveland Cavaliers 98
Cleveland wins series, 4–2
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

Last Playoff Meeting: 2006 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Detroit won 4-3)

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]