1986-1987 Detroit Pistons

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52-30 Lost Conf Finals
Record Outcome

1986-87 Detroit Pistons

What was the record of the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a 52-30 record. They went 32-9 at home and 20-21 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Detroit Pistons went 62-35. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Celtics.

What division did the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons play in?

The 1986-87 Detroit Pistons played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons had their best month in December, when they went 11-3 and had a 78.6% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 5-5 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '86 0-1 0% -16
November '86 6-5 54.5% +35
December '86 11-3 78.6% +93
January '87 11-6 64.7% +38
February '87 9-3 75% +51
March '87 10-7 58.8% +35
April '87 5-5 50% +46

Did the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Detroit Pistons made the Playoffs in 1987. They won their first series against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. They eventually lost against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

What was the point differential for the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a point differential of +282. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Pistons could have been expected to have about 49.8 wins, or a 50-32 record in the regular season.

How did the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons went 13-8.

How did the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons went 3-3 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons was a 7 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1986-87 Detroit Pistons?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Pistons had during the 1986-87 regular season was 3 games, which occured 4 separate times.

1986-87 Detroit Pistons Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 31, 1986 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 104 - 120
Sat, Nov 1, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 89 - 92
Wed, Nov 5, 1986 vs Washington Bullets Win 109 - 85
Fri, Nov 7, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 115 - 109
Sat, Nov 8, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 89 - 103
Wed, Nov 12, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Win 108 - 100
Fri, Nov 14, 1986 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 100 - 105
Sat, Nov 15, 1986 vs Boston Celtics Loss 111 - 118
Wed, Nov 19, 1986 @ Washington Bullets Loss 105 - 119
Fri, Nov 21, 1986 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 120 - 110
Sat, Nov 22, 1986 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 93 - 84
Fri, Nov 28, 1986 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 120 - 99
Wed, Dec 3, 1986 @ New Jersey Nets Win 107 - 106 OT
Thu, Dec 4, 1986 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 105 - 113
Sat, Dec 6, 1986 vs Denver Nuggets Win 128 - 113
Wed, Dec 10, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Win 108 - 101
Fri, Dec 12, 1986 vs Washington Bullets Loss 115 - 116
Sat, Dec 13, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 119 - 114
Tue, Dec 16, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 111 - 100
Wed, Dec 17, 1986 vs Utah Jazz Win 122 - 107
Fri, Dec 19, 1986 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 114 - 84
Sat, Dec 20, 1986 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 98 - 88
Tue, Dec 23, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 98 - 111
Fri, Dec 26, 1986 vs Golden State Warriors Win 121 - 106
Sat, Dec 27, 1986 @ Washington Bullets Win 107 - 105
Tue, Dec 30, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 103 - 99
Fri, Jan 2, 1987 vs New Jersey Nets Win 129 - 128
Sat, Jan 3, 1987 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 119 - 124
Wed, Jan 7, 1987 vs New York Knicks Win 122 - 111
Fri, Jan 9, 1987 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 131 - 123
Sat, Jan 10, 1987 vs Boston Celtics Win 118 - 101
Tue, Jan 13, 1987 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 103 - 101
Wed, Jan 14, 1987 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 104 - 87
Fri, Jan 16, 1987 vs Houston Rockets Loss 106 - 112
Sat, Jan 17, 1987 @ New Jersey Nets Win 123 - 113
Mon, Jan 19, 1987 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 108 - 98
Wed, Jan 21, 1987 @ Utah Jazz Loss 108 - 112
Fri, Jan 23, 1987 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 100 - 97
Sat, Jan 24, 1987 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 113 - 138
Mon, Jan 26, 1987 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 118 - 120 OT
Tue, Jan 27, 1987 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 107 - 118
Thu, Jan 29, 1987 vs Washington Bullets Win 112 - 101
Sat, Jan 31, 1987 @ New York Knicks Win 114 - 113
Sun, Feb 1, 1987 vs Chicago Bulls Win 94 - 92
Thu, Feb 5, 1987 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 93 - 98
Wed, Feb 11, 1987 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 123 - 113 OT
Thu, Feb 12, 1987 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 113 - 109
Sat, Feb 14, 1987 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 125 - 107
Tue, Feb 17, 1987 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 103 - 107
Thu, Feb 19, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 117 - 105
Sat, Feb 21, 1987 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 102 - 97
Sun, Feb 22, 1987 vs New York Knicks Win 122 - 110
Tue, Feb 24, 1987 @ New Jersey Nets Win 120 - 112
Wed, Feb 25, 1987 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 106 - 105
Fri, Feb 27, 1987 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 111 - 123
Sun, Mar 1, 1987 @ Boston Celtics Loss 102 - 112
Wed, Mar 4, 1987 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 120 - 125 OT
Fri, Mar 6, 1987 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 125 - 115
Sun, Mar 8, 1987 vs Boston Celtics Win 122 - 119 OT
Tue, Mar 10, 1987 @ New York Knicks Win 116 - 93
Wed, Mar 11, 1987 @ Indiana Pacers Win 107 - 98
Fri, Mar 13, 1987 @ Chicago Bulls Win 100 - 99
Sat, Mar 14, 1987 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 98 - 95
Mon, Mar 16, 1987 vs Indiana Pacers Win 115 - 95
Wed, Mar 18, 1987 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 112 - 113
Sat, Mar 21, 1987 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 118 - 122
Mon, Mar 23, 1987 @ Houston Rockets Win 114 - 110
Wed, Mar 25, 1987 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 115 - 127
Thu, Mar 26, 1987 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 111 - 128
Sat, Mar 28, 1987 @ Denver Nuggets Win 121 - 109
Sun, Mar 29, 1987 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 108 - 107
Tue, Mar 31, 1987 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 111 - 113
Thu, Apr 2, 1987 vs Indiana Pacers Win 119 - 73
Fri, Apr 3, 1987 @ Boston Celtics Loss 115 - 119 OT
Sun, Apr 5, 1987 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 125 - 107
Tue, Apr 7, 1987 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 86 - 116
Fri, Apr 10, 1987 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 99 - 101
Sun, Apr 12, 1987 @ Washington Bullets Loss 98 - 103
Mon, Apr 13, 1987 @ New York Knicks Win 120 - 100
Wed, Apr 15, 1987 vs New York Knicks Win 118 - 114
Fri, Apr 17, 1987 vs New Jersey Nets Win 130 - 117
Sat, Apr 18, 1987 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 110 - 124
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Won 3 - 0)
Fri, Apr 24, 1987 vs Washington Bullets Win 106 - 92
Sun, Apr 26, 1987 vs Washington Bullets Win 128 - 85
Wed, Apr 29, 1987 @ Washington Bullets Win 97 - 96
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 1)
Sun, May 3, 1987 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 112 - 111
Tue, May 5, 1987 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 102 - 115
Fri, May 8, 1987 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 108 - 99
Sun, May 10, 1987 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 89 - 88
Wed, May 13, 1987 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 104 - 96
Eastern Conference Finals (Lost 3 - 4)
Tue, May 19, 1987 @ Boston Celtics Loss 91 - 104
Thu, May 21, 1987 @ Boston Celtics Loss 101 - 110
Sat, May 23, 1987 vs Boston Celtics Win 122 - 104
Sun, May 24, 1987 vs Boston Celtics Win 145 - 119
Tue, May 26, 1987 @ Boston Celtics Loss 107 - 108
Thu, May 28, 1987 vs Boston Celtics Win 113 - 105
Sat, May 30, 1987 @ Boston Celtics Loss 114 - 117

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