2006–07 Detroit Pistons season

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2006–07 Detroit Pistons season
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]

Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 1 United States Billups, Chauncey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Colorado
G 8 United States Blalock, Will 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Iowa State
F/C 34 United States Davis, Dale 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Clemson
G/F 20 Argentina Delfino, Carlos 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Argentina
F 12 United States Dupree, Ronald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) LSU
G/F 32 United States Hamilton, Richard 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Connecticut
G 10 United States Hunter, Lindsey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jackson State
F 25 United States Johnson, Amir 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Westchester HS (CA)
F/C 54 United States Maxiell, Jason 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Cincinnati
F/C 24 United States McDyess, Antonio 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Alabama
C 13 United States Mohammed, Nazr 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Kentucky
G 6 United States Murray, Flip 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Shaw
F 22 United States Prince, Tayshaun 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kentucky
F/C 30 United States Wallace, Rasheed 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) North Carolina
F/C 84 United States Webber, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions

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]