1987-1988 Detroit Pistons

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54-28 Lost Finals
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1987-88 Detroit Pistons

What was the record of the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a 54-28 record. They went 34-7 at home and 20-21 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Detroit Pistons went 68-37. Their final game was a loss in the Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers.

What division did the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons play in?

The 1987-88 Detroit Pistons played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons record by month?

The 1987-88 Detroit Pistons had their best month in December, when they went 11-1 and had a 91.7% win percentage. Their worst month was January, when they went 6-8 and had a 42.9% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '87 7-5 58.3% +77
December '87 11-1 91.7% +134
January '88 6-8 42.9% -47
February '88 11-4 73.3% +100
March '88 11-5 68.8% +99
April '88 8-5 61.5% +61

Did the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons Win The NBA Title?

No. While the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons did play in the NBA Finals, they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers.

What was the point differential for the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a point differential of +424. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Pistons could have been expected to have about 54.3 wins, or a 54-28 record in the regular season.

How did the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons went 8-8.

How did the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons went 3-1 in overtime games.

How did the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons went 1-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons was a 10 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1987-88 Detroit Pistons?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Pistons had during the 1987-88 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1987-88 Detroit Pistons Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 6, 1987 vs New York Knicks Win 110 - 99
Sat, Nov 7, 1987 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 105 - 119
Tue, Nov 10, 1987 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 118 - 121
Fri, Nov 13, 1987 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 113 - 94
Sat, Nov 14, 1987 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 128 - 113
Wed, Nov 18, 1987 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 109 - 113
Fri, Nov 20, 1987 vs Golden State Warriors Win 131 - 108
Sat, Nov 21, 1987 @ Chicago Bulls Win 144 - 132 OT
Tue, Nov 24, 1987 @ Houston Rockets Win 97 - 83
Wed, Nov 25, 1987 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 107 - 113
Fri, Nov 27, 1987 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 143 - 111
Sat, Nov 28, 1987 @ Washington Bullets Loss 102 - 124
Tue, Dec 1, 1987 @ New Jersey Nets Win 124 - 115 OT
Wed, Dec 2, 1987 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 115 - 105
Fri, Dec 4, 1987 vs Boston Celtics Win 128 - 105
Tue, Dec 8, 1987 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 127 - 117
Fri, Dec 11, 1987 vs Washington Bullets Win 114 - 108
Sat, Dec 12, 1987 vs New York Knicks Win 124 - 96
Tue, Dec 15, 1987 vs Chicago Bulls Win 127 - 123 OT
Fri, Dec 18, 1987 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 117 - 112
Fri, Dec 25, 1987 @ New York Knicks Win 91 - 87
Sat, Dec 26, 1987 vs New Jersey Nets Win 110 - 75
Tue, Dec 29, 1987 vs Houston Rockets Loss 91 - 101
Wed, Dec 30, 1987 @ Indiana Pacers Win 105 - 95
Sat, Jan 2, 1988 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 142 - 151
Tue, Jan 5, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 71 - 81
Wed, Jan 6, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 90 - 87
Fri, Jan 8, 1988 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 104 - 106
Wed, Jan 13, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Loss 105 - 143
Fri, Jan 15, 1988 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 97 - 93
Sat, Jan 16, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 99 - 115
Mon, Jan 18, 1988 @ Denver Nuggets Win 123 - 116
Wed, Jan 20, 1988 @ Utah Jazz Win 120 - 117
Fri, Jan 22, 1988 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 106 - 109
Sun, Jan 24, 1988 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 111 - 119
Wed, Jan 27, 1988 vs Indiana Pacers Win 103 - 86
Fri, Jan 29, 1988 vs Boston Celtics Win 125 - 108
Sat, Jan 30, 1988 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 104 - 116
Mon, Feb 1, 1988 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 83 - 94
Tue, Feb 2, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 99 - 97
Thu, Feb 4, 1988 @ New York Knicks Loss 93 - 100
Tue, Feb 9, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Win 89 - 74
Wed, Feb 10, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 98 - 87
Fri, Feb 12, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 108 - 92
Sat, Feb 13, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 82 - 73
Mon, Feb 15, 1988 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 102 - 95
Thu, Feb 18, 1988 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 108 - 95
Fri, Feb 19, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 108 - 119
Sun, Feb 21, 1988 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 110 - 117
Tue, Feb 23, 1988 @ Sacramento Kings Win 121 - 105
Wed, Feb 24, 1988 @ Golden State Warriors Win 107 - 93
Fri, Feb 26, 1988 vs New Jersey Nets Win 137 - 109
Sun, Feb 28, 1988 vs Boston Celtics Win 106 - 101
Tue, Mar 1, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 117 - 104
Wed, Mar 2, 1988 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 103 - 90
Sat, Mar 5, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Loss 97 - 101
Sun, Mar 6, 1988 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 109 - 99
Tue, Mar 8, 1988 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 104 - 117
Wed, Mar 9, 1988 vs Utah Jazz Win 103 - 98
Fri, Mar 11, 1988 vs Phoenix Suns Win 116 - 88
Sat, Mar 12, 1988 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 104 - 100
Mon, Mar 14, 1988 vs Sacramento Kings Win 109 - 97
Thu, Mar 17, 1988 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 102 - 99
Sun, Mar 20, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 118 - 110
Tue, Mar 22, 1988 vs Indiana Pacers Win 123 - 104
Fri, Mar 25, 1988 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 106 - 107
Sat, Mar 26, 1988 @ Phoenix Suns Win 108 - 103
Mon, Mar 28, 1988 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 100 - 102
Wed, Mar 30, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 102 - 103
Fri, Apr 1, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Loss 110 - 121
Sun, Apr 3, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 110 - 112
Tue, Apr 5, 1988 @ New Jersey Nets Win 107 - 95
Fri, Apr 8, 1988 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 96 - 86
Sat, Apr 9, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 115 - 102
Mon, Apr 11, 1988 @ New York Knicks Loss 111 - 114 OT
Wed, Apr 13, 1988 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 115 - 98
Fri, Apr 15, 1988 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 92 - 91
Sat, Apr 16, 1988 vs New Jersey Nets Win 114 - 96
Tue, Apr 19, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Loss 110 - 121
Thu, Apr 21, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Win 99 - 87
Fri, Apr 22, 1988 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 98 - 103
Sun, Apr 24, 1988 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 128 - 118
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Won 3 - 2)
Thu, Apr 28, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 96 - 87
Sat, Apr 30, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 102 - 101
Mon, May 2, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Loss 106 - 114 OT
Wed, May 4, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Loss 103 - 106
Sun, May 8, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 99 - 78
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 1)
Tue, May 10, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 93 - 82
Thu, May 12, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 95 - 105
Sat, May 14, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Win 101 - 79
Sun, May 15, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Win 96 - 77
Wed, May 18, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 102 - 95
Eastern Conference Finals (Won 4 - 2)
Wed, May 25, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Win 104 - 96
Thu, May 26, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Loss 115 - 119
Sat, May 28, 1988 vs Boston Celtics Win 98 - 94
Mon, May 30, 1988 vs Boston Celtics Loss 78 - 79
Wed, Jun 1, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Win 102 - 96 OT
Fri, Jun 3, 1988 vs Boston Celtics Win 95 - 90
Finals (Lost 3 - 4)
Tue, Jun 7, 1988 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 105 - 93
Thu, Jun 9, 1988 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 96 - 108
Sun, Jun 12, 1988 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 86 - 99
Tue, Jun 14, 1988 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 111 - 86
Thu, Jun 16, 1988 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 104 - 94
Sun, Jun 19, 1988 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 102 - 103
Tue, Jun 21, 1988 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 105 - 108

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