1985-1986 Detroit Pistons

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46-36 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1985-86 Detroit Pistons

What was the record of the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a 46-36 record. They went 31-10 at home and 15-26 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Detroit Pistons went 47-39. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference First Round to the Atlanta Hawks.

What division did the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons play in?

The 1985-86 Detroit Pistons played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons record by month?

The 1985-86 Detroit Pistons had their best month in February, when they went 13-1 and had a 92.9% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 3-10 and had a 23.1% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '85 2-2 50% +9
November '85 10-5 66.7% +40
December '85 3-10 23.1% -89
January '86 8-7 53.3% +2
February '86 13-1 92.9% +99
March '86 6-8 42.9% +8
April '86 4-3 57.1% +27

Did the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Detroit Pistons made the Playoffs in 1986. They lost their only series against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a point differential of +96. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Pistons could have been expected to have about 43.9 wins, or a 44-38 record in the regular season.

How did the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons went 12-6.

How did the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons went 3-1 in overtime games.

How did the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons went 0-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons was a 10 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1985-86 Detroit Pistons?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Pistons had during the 1985-86 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1985-86 Detroit Pistons Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 25, 1985 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 118 - 116
Sat, Oct 26, 1985 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 118 - 121
Tue, Oct 29, 1985 vs New Jersey Nets Win 124 - 107
Wed, Oct 30, 1985 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 125 - 132 OT
Fri, Nov 1, 1985 vs Indiana Pacers Win 124 - 116
Sat, Nov 2, 1985 @ Indiana Pacers Win 128 - 117
Wed, Nov 6, 1985 vs Chicago Bulls Win 122 - 105
Fri, Nov 8, 1985 @ Washington Bullets Win 117 - 110
Sat, Nov 9, 1985 vs Boston Celtics Loss 105 - 124
Tue, Nov 12, 1985 vs Washington Bullets Win 124 - 122 OT
Wed, Nov 13, 1985 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 118 - 137
Fri, Nov 15, 1985 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 118 - 122
Wed, Nov 20, 1985 vs New York Knicks Win 109 - 98
Fri, Nov 22, 1985 vs Golden State Warriors Win 115 - 96
Sat, Nov 23, 1985 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 119 - 114
Tue, Nov 26, 1985 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 113 - 98
Wed, Nov 27, 1985 @ Boston Celtics Loss 124 - 132
Fri, Nov 29, 1985 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 111 - 102
Sat, Nov 30, 1985 @ Washington Bullets Loss 119 - 133
Tue, Dec 3, 1985 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 107 - 127
Thu, Dec 5, 1985 vs New Jersey Nets Win 113 - 111
Sat, Dec 7, 1985 vs Sacramento Kings Loss 112 - 122
Tue, Dec 10, 1985 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 130 - 120
Wed, Dec 11, 1985 vs Washington Bullets Loss 100 - 108
Fri, Dec 13, 1985 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 113 - 119
Sun, Dec 15, 1985 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 119 - 132
Tue, Dec 17, 1985 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 121 - 132
Thu, Dec 19, 1985 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 99 - 97
Sat, Dec 21, 1985 @ New York Knicks Loss 110 - 112
Thu, Dec 26, 1985 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 116 - 124
Fri, Dec 27, 1985 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 105 - 119
Mon, Dec 30, 1985 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 110 - 121
Thu, Jan 2, 1986 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 122 - 131
Fri, Jan 3, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 101 - 111
Tue, Jan 7, 1986 vs Boston Celtics Win 113 - 109
Thu, Jan 9, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 99 - 110
Sat, Jan 11, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 101 - 102
Wed, Jan 15, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 123 - 115
Fri, Jan 17, 1986 vs Denver Nuggets Win 129 - 113
Sun, Jan 19, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 118 - 115
Mon, Jan 20, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 99 - 105
Wed, Jan 22, 1986 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 107 - 104
Fri, Jan 24, 1986 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 129 - 120
Sat, Jan 25, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Loss 112 - 117
Mon, Jan 27, 1986 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 118 - 117
Wed, Jan 29, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 107 - 94
Fri, Jan 31, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 103 - 116
Sat, Feb 1, 1986 vs Washington Bullets Win 116 - 101
Tue, Feb 4, 1986 @ Chicago Bulls Win 117 - 115
Thu, Feb 6, 1986 @ Washington Bullets Win 111 - 109 OT
Tue, Feb 11, 1986 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 122 - 130
Wed, Feb 12, 1986 vs New York Knicks Win 113 - 99
Fri, Feb 14, 1986 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 119 - 110
Sat, Feb 15, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 134 - 133 OT
Mon, Feb 17, 1986 vs Utah Jazz Win 117 - 96
Wed, Feb 19, 1986 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 118 - 113
Thu, Feb 20, 1986 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 109 - 107
Sat, Feb 22, 1986 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 113 - 106
Mon, Feb 24, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 110 - 100
Wed, Feb 26, 1986 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 111 - 104
Fri, Feb 28, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 115 - 103
Sun, Mar 2, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 109 - 129
Tue, Mar 4, 1986 vs New Jersey Nets Win 120 - 103
Fri, Mar 7, 1986 @ New Jersey Nets Win 104 - 102
Mon, Mar 10, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 109 - 120
Wed, Mar 12, 1986 vs Indiana Pacers Win 111 - 101
Fri, Mar 14, 1986 vs New York Knicks Win 112 - 89
Sun, Mar 16, 1986 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 109 - 119
Mon, Mar 17, 1986 @ Utah Jazz Loss 106 - 107
Wed, Mar 19, 1986 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 98 - 114
Fri, Mar 21, 1986 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 103 - 105
Sat, Mar 22, 1986 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 119 - 99
Tue, Mar 25, 1986 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 121 - 125
Fri, Mar 28, 1986 vs Houston Rockets Win 116 - 107
Sat, Mar 29, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 121 - 130
Tue, Apr 1, 1986 vs Indiana Pacers Win 116 - 108
Wed, Apr 2, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 106 - 122
Fri, Apr 4, 1986 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 108 - 115
Sat, Apr 5, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Win 115 - 106
Mon, Apr 7, 1986 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 128 - 104
Tue, Apr 8, 1986 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 112 - 116
Fri, Apr 11, 1986 @ New York Knicks Win 108 - 95
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Lost 1 - 3)
Thu, Apr 17, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 122 - 140
Sat, Apr 19, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 125 - 137
Tue, Apr 22, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 106 - 97
Fri, Apr 25, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 113 - 114

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