1988-1989 Detroit Pistons

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63-19 Won Finals
Record Outcome

1988-89 Detroit Pistons

What was the record of the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a 63-19 record. They went 37-4 at home and 26-15 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Detroit Pistons went 78-21.

What division did the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons play in?

The 1988-89 Detroit Pistons played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons record by month?

The 1988-89 Detroit Pistons had their best month in March, when they went 16-1 and had a 94.1% win percentage. Their worst month was January, when they went 8-6 and had a 57.1% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '88 11-3 78.6% +45
December '88 9-4 69.2% +23
January '89 8-6 57.1% +64
February '89 8-3 72.7% +80
March '89 16-1 94.1% +157
April '89 11-2 84.6% +107

Did the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons Win The NBA Title?

Yes, the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons won the NBA Title in 1989. They beat the Los Angeles Lakers.

What was the point differential for the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a point differential of +476. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Pistons could have been expected to have about 56.2 wins, or a 56-26 record in the regular season.

How did the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons went 9-4.

How did the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons went 4-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1988-89 Detroit Pistons?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Pistons had during the 1988-89 regular season was 2 games, which occured 3 separate times.

1988-89 Detroit Pistons Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 4, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Win 107 - 94
Sat, Nov 5, 1988 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 94 - 85
Tue, Nov 8, 1988 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 116 - 109
Wed, Nov 9, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 101 - 95 OT
Fri, Nov 11, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Win 116 - 107
Tue, Nov 15, 1988 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 108 - 99
Wed, Nov 16, 1988 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 94 - 88
Fri, Nov 18, 1988 @ Phoenix Suns Win 121 - 105
Sat, Nov 19, 1988 @ Houston Rockets Loss 98 - 109
Tue, Nov 22, 1988 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 99 - 93
Wed, Nov 23, 1988 vs New York Knicks Loss 111 - 133
Sat, Nov 26, 1988 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 102 - 99
Tue, Nov 29, 1988 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 98 - 107
Wed, Nov 30, 1988 vs Indiana Pacers Win 114 - 111
Fri, Dec 2, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Win 120 - 114
Sun, Dec 4, 1988 @ New Jersey Nets Win 102 - 99
Tue, Dec 6, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 84 - 109
Wed, Dec 7, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 102 - 89
Fri, Dec 9, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 92 - 82
Sat, Dec 10, 1988 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 106 - 100
Wed, Dec 14, 1988 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 110 - 119
Thu, Dec 15, 1988 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 98 - 119
Sat, Dec 17, 1988 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 100 - 91
Tue, Dec 20, 1988 vs Miami Heat Win 116 - 100
Thu, Dec 22, 1988 @ New York Knicks Loss 85 - 88
Wed, Dec 28, 1988 vs Phoenix Suns Win 106 - 100
Fri, Dec 30, 1988 vs Houston Rockets Win 95 - 83
Tue, Jan 3, 1989 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 104 - 123
Fri, Jan 6, 1989 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 111 - 88
Sat, Jan 7, 1989 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 99 - 113
Wed, Jan 11, 1989 vs New York Knicks Loss 93 - 100
Fri, Jan 13, 1989 vs Washington Bullets Win 119 - 103
Sun, Jan 15, 1989 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 112 - 120
Mon, Jan 16, 1989 vs Boston Celtics Win 96 - 87
Wed, Jan 18, 1989 vs New Jersey Nets Win 103 - 90
Fri, Jan 20, 1989 vs Indiana Pacers Win 132 - 99
Sun, Jan 22, 1989 @ Boston Celtics Loss 99 - 112
Wed, Jan 25, 1989 vs Golden State Warriors Win 105 - 104
Fri, Jan 27, 1989 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 79 - 80
Sun, Jan 29, 1989 vs Sacramento Kings Win 122 - 97
Tue, Jan 31, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Win 104 - 98 OT
Fri, Feb 3, 1989 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 124 - 106
Sun, Feb 5, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Win 113 - 102
Wed, Feb 8, 1989 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 107 - 96
Tue, Feb 14, 1989 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 111 - 103
Thu, Feb 16, 1989 @ Sacramento Kings Win 95 - 84
Sat, Feb 18, 1989 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 119 - 121 OT
Mon, Feb 20, 1989 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 101 - 103
Wed, Feb 22, 1989 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 105 - 94
Sat, Feb 25, 1989 @ New Jersey Nets Win 113 - 95
Sun, Feb 26, 1989 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 110 - 98
Tue, Feb 28, 1989 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 99 - 115
Wed, Mar 1, 1989 vs Utah Jazz Win 96 - 85
Fri, Mar 3, 1989 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 96 - 90
Sun, Mar 5, 1989 @ Miami Heat Win 109 - 100
Mon, Mar 6, 1989 vs Denver Nuggets Win 129 - 112
Wed, Mar 8, 1989 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 112 - 96
Sat, Mar 11, 1989 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 111 - 106
Sun, Mar 12, 1989 vs Washington Bullets Win 110 - 104
Tue, Mar 14, 1989 @ Indiana Pacers Win 129 - 117
Fri, Mar 17, 1989 vs Boston Celtics Win 106 - 98
Sat, Mar 18, 1989 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 100 - 117
Tue, Mar 21, 1989 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 110 - 95
Wed, Mar 22, 1989 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 115 - 94
Fri, Mar 24, 1989 vs New Jersey Nets Win 112 - 96
Sat, Mar 25, 1989 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 113 - 101
Mon, Mar 27, 1989 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 90 - 77
Wed, Mar 29, 1989 @ Utah Jazz Win 108 - 104 OT2
Fri, Mar 31, 1989 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 111 - 108
Sun, Apr 2, 1989 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 117 - 101
Tue, Apr 4, 1989 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 100 - 118
Thu, Apr 6, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Win 115 - 108
Fri, Apr 7, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Win 114 - 112 OT
Sun, Apr 9, 1989 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 100 - 91
Mon, Apr 10, 1989 @ Washington Bullets Win 124 - 100
Wed, Apr 12, 1989 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 107 - 95
Fri, Apr 14, 1989 @ New York Knicks Loss 100 - 104
Sun, Apr 16, 1989 vs Washington Bullets Win 104 - 98
Tue, Apr 18, 1989 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 118 - 102
Wed, Apr 19, 1989 vs Indiana Pacers Win 115 - 105
Fri, Apr 21, 1989 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 100 - 91
Sun, Apr 23, 1989 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 99 - 81
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Won 3 - 0)
Fri, Apr 28, 1989 vs Boston Celtics Win 101 - 91
Sun, Apr 30, 1989 vs Boston Celtics Win 102 - 95
Tue, May 2, 1989 @ Boston Celtics Win 100 - 85
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 0)
Wed, May 10, 1989 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 85 - 80
Fri, May 12, 1989 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 112 - 92
Sun, May 14, 1989 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 110 - 90
Mon, May 15, 1989 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 96 - 94
Eastern Conference Finals (Won 4 - 2)
Sun, May 21, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 88 - 94
Tue, May 23, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Win 100 - 91
Sat, May 27, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 97 - 99
Mon, May 29, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Win 86 - 80
Wed, May 31, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Win 94 - 85
Fri, Jun 2, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Win 103 - 94
Finals (Won 4 - 0)
Tue, Jun 6, 1989 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 109 - 97
Thu, Jun 8, 1989 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 108 - 105
Sun, Jun 11, 1989 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 114 - 110
Tue, Jun 13, 1989 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 105 - 97

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