1996-1997 Detroit Pistons

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54-28 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1996-97 Detroit Pistons

What was the record of the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a 54-28 record. They went 30-11 at home and 24-17 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Detroit Pistons went 56-31. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference First Round to the Atlanta Hawks.

What division did the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons play in?

The 1996-97 Detroit Pistons played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons record by month?

The 1996-97 Detroit Pistons had their best month in November, when they went 11-3 and had a 78.6% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 5-6 and had a 45.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '96 11-3 78.6% +76
December '96 11-4 73.3% +138
January '97 10-4 71.4% +114
February '97 10-3 76.9% +85
March '97 7-8 46.7% +18
April '97 5-6 45.5% -1

Did the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Detroit Pistons made the Playoffs in 1997. They lost their only series against the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a point differential of +430. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Pistons could have been expected to have about 56.5 wins, or a 57-25 record in the regular season.

How did the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons went 7-5.

How did the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons went 4-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons was a 6 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1996-97 Detroit Pistons?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Pistons had during the 1996-97 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1996-97 Detroit Pistons Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 1, 1996 vs Indiana Pacers Win 95 - 89
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 90 - 78
Tue, Nov 5, 1996 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 83 - 81
Wed, Nov 6, 1996 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 103 - 84
Fri, Nov 8, 1996 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 80 - 98
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 @ Washington Bullets Win 92 - 79
Wed, Nov 13, 1996 vs Denver Nuggets Win 95 - 94 OT
Fri, Nov 15, 1996 vs Washington Bullets Win 95 - 84
Sat, Nov 16, 1996 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 102 - 98
Wed, Nov 20, 1996 @ Boston Celtics Win 108 - 83
Thu, Nov 21, 1996 vs New Jersey Nets Win 96 - 88
Sat, Nov 23, 1996 @ Charlotte Hornets Loss 85 - 93
Wed, Nov 27, 1996 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 87 - 78
Fri, Nov 29, 1996 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 76 - 84
Sun, Dec 1, 1996 vs Sacramento Kings Win 95 - 66
Wed, Dec 4, 1996 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 100 - 90
Fri, Dec 6, 1996 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 93 - 81
Sat, Dec 7, 1996 @ New Jersey Nets Win 95 - 69
Tue, Dec 10, 1996 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 93 - 85
Thu, Dec 12, 1996 @ Houston Rockets Loss 96 - 115
Sun, Dec 15, 1996 vs Boston Celtics Win 99 - 89
Mon, Dec 16, 1996 @ Toronto Raptors Win 98 - 92
Wed, Dec 18, 1996 vs New York Knicks Win 112 - 78
Fri, Dec 20, 1996 @ Indiana Pacers Win 84 - 75
Sat, Dec 21, 1996 @ New York Knicks Loss 92 - 95
Wed, Dec 25, 1996 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 83 - 95
Thu, Dec 26, 1996 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 89 - 95 OT
Sat, Dec 28, 1996 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 97 - 75
Mon, Dec 30, 1996 vs Orlando Magic Win 97 - 85
Thu, Jan 2, 1997 vs Boston Celtics Win 99 - 87
Sat, Jan 4, 1997 vs Toronto Raptors Win 118 - 74
Tue, Jan 7, 1997 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 76 - 86
Fri, Jan 10, 1997 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 84 - 78
Sat, Jan 11, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Win 87 - 77
Tue, Jan 14, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 86 - 95
Wed, Jan 15, 1997 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 103 - 79
Sat, Jan 18, 1997 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 100 - 97
Mon, Jan 20, 1997 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 86 - 89
Wed, Jan 22, 1997 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 92 - 97
Thu, Jan 23, 1997 @ Golden State Warriors Win 94 - 79
Sat, Jan 25, 1997 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 104 - 95
Tue, Jan 28, 1997 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 93 - 84
Wed, Jan 29, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 98 - 89
Sat, Feb 1, 1997 @ New Jersey Nets Win 90 - 75
Sun, Feb 2, 1997 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 97 - 106
Thu, Feb 6, 1997 vs Houston Rockets Win 96 - 87
Tue, Feb 11, 1997 @ Miami Heat Loss 91 - 104
Wed, Feb 12, 1997 vs Orlando Magic Win 96 - 87
Fri, Feb 14, 1997 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 109 - 103
Sun, Feb 16, 1997 @ Toronto Raptors Win 92 - 89
Wed, Feb 19, 1997 vs Washington Bullets Win 100 - 85
Fri, Feb 21, 1997 vs New Jersey Nets Win 98 - 84
Sun, Feb 23, 1997 @ Washington Bullets Win 85 - 79
Mon, Feb 24, 1997 @ Orlando Magic Loss 84 - 93
Wed, Feb 26, 1997 vs Golden State Warriors Win 117 - 84
Fri, Feb 28, 1997 @ Boston Celtics Win 106 - 100 OT
Sun, Mar 2, 1997 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 82 - 75
Tue, Mar 4, 1997 vs Miami Heat Loss 99 - 108
Wed, Mar 5, 1997 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Win 92 - 88
Fri, Mar 7, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 88 - 95
Sat, Mar 8, 1997 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 91 - 85
Tue, Mar 11, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 80 - 93
Thu, Mar 13, 1997 @ Denver Nuggets Win 102 - 82
Sun, Mar 16, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 86 - 83
Mon, Mar 17, 1997 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 82 - 85
Wed, Mar 19, 1997 vs Toronto Raptors Loss 97 - 99
Fri, Mar 21, 1997 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Win 112 - 98
Sat, Mar 22, 1997 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 88 - 103
Wed, Mar 26, 1997 @ New York Knicks Loss 94 - 105
Fri, Mar 28, 1997 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 113 - 85
Sun, Mar 30, 1997 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 92 - 96
Tue, Apr 1, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 100 - 82
Wed, Apr 2, 1997 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 99 - 92
Fri, Apr 4, 1997 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 89 - 103
Mon, Apr 7, 1997 vs Miami Heat Loss 88 - 94
Thu, Apr 10, 1997 @ Miami Heat Loss 83 - 93
Fri, Apr 11, 1997 vs Charlotte Hornets Loss 85 - 93
Sun, Apr 13, 1997 vs Chicago Bulls Win 108 - 91
Mon, Apr 14, 1997 @ Orlando Magic Loss 91 - 100
Wed, Apr 16, 1997 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 92 - 85
Fri, Apr 18, 1997 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 75 - 82
Sun, Apr 20, 1997 @ Indiana Pacers Win 124 - 120 OT
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Lost 2 - 3)
Fri, Apr 25, 1997 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 75 - 89
Sun, Apr 27, 1997 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 93 - 80
Tue, Apr 29, 1997 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 99 - 91
Fri, May 2, 1997 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 82 - 94
Sun, May 4, 1997 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 79 - 84

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