1985-86 Detroit Pistons Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 46-36
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 1-3 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Atlanta Hawks 3-1
Coach: Chuck Daly (46-36)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 695,239, Avg. 16,957 in 41 home dates
1985-86 Detroit Pistons Statistics
1985-86 Detroit Pistons Roster

The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1985-86 season with a record of 46 wins and 36 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-3.

The Pistons scored 9,363 points and conceded 9,267. Kelly Tripucka tossed in a team-best 1,622 points for Detroit, while Isiah Thomas netted 18 or more per game, too. Bill Laimbeer contributed 1,075 boards. Isiah Thomas dished out 830 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Isiah Thomas added 171 steals.

Chuck Daly coached the team. The 1985-86 Detroit Pistons lost in the conference first round.

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Regular Season Points For: 9363
Regular Season Points Against: 9267

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 25, 1985 Milwaukee Bucks 116 at Detroit Pistons 118 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
October 26, 1985 Detroit Pistons 118 at Chicago Bulls 121 L 1-0 0-1 1-1
October 29, 1985 New Jersey Nets 107 at Detroit Pistons 124 W 2-0 0-1 2-1
October 30, 1985 Detroit Pistons 125 at Philadelphia 76ers 132 L 2-0 0-2 2-2 OT
November 1, 1985 Indiana Pacers 116 at Detroit Pistons 124 W 3-0 0-2 3-2
November 2, 1985 Detroit Pistons 128 at Indiana Pacers 117 W 3-0 1-2 4-2
November 6, 1985 Chicago Bulls 105 at Detroit Pistons 122 W 4-0 1-2 5-2
November 8, 1985 Detroit Pistons 117 at Washington Bullets 110 W 4-0 2-2 6-2
November 9, 1985 Boston Celtics 124 at Detroit Pistons 105 L 4-1 2-2 6-3
November 12, 1985 Washington Bullets 122 at Detroit Pistons 124 W 5-1 2-2 7-3 OT
November 13, 1985 Detroit Pistons 118 at Milwaukee Bucks 137 L 5-1 2-3 7-4
November 15, 1985 Detroit Pistons 118 at Atlanta Hawks 122 L 5-1 2-4 7-5
November 20, 1985 New York Knicks 98 at Detroit Pistons 109 W 6-1 2-4 8-5
November 22, 1985 Golden State Warriors 96 at Detroit Pistons 115 W 7-1 2-4 9-5
November 23, 1985 Detroit Pistons 119 at Philadelphia 76ers 114 W 7-1 3-4 10-5
November 26, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 98 at Detroit Pistons 113 W 8-1 3-4 11-5
November 27, 1985 Detroit Pistons 124 at Boston Celtics 132 L 8-1 3-5 11-6
November 29, 1985 Milwaukee Bucks 102 at Detroit Pistons 111 W 9-1 3-5 12-6
November 30, 1985 Detroit Pistons 119 at Washington Bullets 133 L 9-1 3-6 12-7
December 3, 1985 Philadelphia 76ers 127 at Detroit Pistons 107 L 9-2 3-6 12-8
December 5, 1985 New Jersey Nets 111 at Detroit Pistons 113 W 10-2 3-6 13-8
December 7, 1985 Sacramento Kings 122 at Detroit Pistons 112 L 10-3 3-6 13-9
December 10, 1985 Detroit Pistons 130 at Cleveland Cavaliers 120 W 10-3 4-6 14-9
December 11, 1985 Washington Bullets 108 at Detroit Pistons 100 L 10-4 4-6 14-10
December 13, 1985 San Antonio Spurs 119 at Detroit Pistons 113 L 10-5 4-6 14-11
December 15, 1985 Detroit Pistons 119 at Los Angeles Lakers 132 L 10-5 4-7 14-12
December 17, 1985 Detroit Pistons 121 at Sacramento Kings 132 L 10-5 4-8 14-13
December 19, 1985 Detroit Pistons 99 at Seattle Supersonics 97 W 10-5 5-8 15-13
December 21, 1985 Detroit Pistons 110 at New York Knicks 112 L 10-5 5-9 15-14
December 26, 1985 Detroit Pistons 116 at New Jersey Nets 124 L 10-5 5-10 15-15
December 27, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 119 at Detroit Pistons 105 L 10-6 5-10 15-16
December 30, 1985 Detroit Pistons 110 at Milwaukee Bucks 121 L 10-6 5-11 15-17
January 2, 1986 Detroit Pistons 122 at Chicago Bulls 131 L 10-6 5-12 15-18
January 3, 1986 Detroit Pistons 101 at Atlanta Hawks 111 L 10-6 5-13 15-19
January 7, 1986 Boston Celtics 109 at Detroit Pistons 113 W 11-6 5-13 16-19
January 9, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 110 at Detroit Pistons 99 L 11-7 5-13 16-20
January 11, 1986 Philadelphia 76ers 102 at Detroit Pistons 101 L 11-8 5-13 16-21
January 15, 1986 Chicago Bulls 115 at Detroit Pistons 123 W 12-8 5-13 17-21
January 17, 1986 Denver Nuggets 113 at Detroit Pistons 129 W 13-8 5-13 18-21
January 19, 1986 Los Angeles Lakers 115 at Detroit Pistons 118 W 14-8 5-13 19-21
January 20, 1986 Detroit Pistons 99 at Indiana Pacers 105 L 14-8 5-14 19-22
January 22, 1986 Detroit Pistons 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 W 14-8 6-14 20-22
January 24, 1986 Detroit Pistons 129 at Dallas Mavericks 120 W 14-8 7-14 21-22
January 25, 1986 Detroit Pistons 112 at Houston Rockets 117 L 14-8 7-15 21-23
January 27, 1986 Detroit Pistons 118 at San Antonio Spurs 117 W 14-8 8-15 22-23
January 29, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 94 at Detroit Pistons 107 W 15-8 8-15 23-23
January 31, 1986 Detroit Pistons 103 at Atlanta Hawks 116 L 15-8 8-16 23-24
February 1, 1986 Washington Bullets 101 at Detroit Pistons 116 W 16-8 8-16 24-24
February 4, 1986 Detroit Pistons 117 at Chicago Bulls 115 W 16-8 9-16 25-24
February 6, 1986 Detroit Pistons 111 at Washington Bullets 109 W 16-8 10-16 26-24 OT
February 11, 1986 Detroit Pistons 122 at New Jersey Nets 130 L 16-8 10-17 26-25
February 12, 1986 New York Knicks 99 at Detroit Pistons 113 W 17-8 10-17 27-25
February 14, 1986 Dallas Mavericks 110 at Detroit Pistons 119 W 18-8 10-17 28-25
February 15, 1986 Philadelphia 76ers 133 at Detroit Pistons 134 W 19-8 10-17 29-25 OT
February 17, 1986 Utah Jazz 96 at Detroit Pistons 117 W 20-8 10-17 30-25
February 19, 1986 Seattle Supersonics 113 at Detroit Pistons 118 W 21-8 10-17 31-25
February 20, 1986 Detroit Pistons 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 107 W 21-8 11-17 32-25
February 22, 1986 Portland Trail Blazers 106 at Detroit Pistons 113 W 22-8 11-17 33-25
February 24, 1986 Chicago Bulls 100 at Detroit Pistons 110 W 23-8 11-17 34-25
February 26, 1986 Los Angeles Clippers 104 at Detroit Pistons 111 W 24-8 11-17 35-25
February 28, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 103 at Detroit Pistons 115 W 25-8 11-17 36-25
March 2, 1986 Detroit Pistons 109 at Boston Celtics 129 L 25-8 11-18 36-26
March 4, 1986 New Jersey Nets 103 at Detroit Pistons 120 W 26-8 11-18 37-26
March 7, 1986 Detroit Pistons 104 at New Jersey Nets 102 W 26-8 12-18 38-26
March 10, 1986 Phoenix Suns 120 at Detroit Pistons 109 L 26-9 12-18 38-27
March 12, 1986 Indiana Pacers 101 at Detroit Pistons 111 W 27-9 12-18 39-27
March 14, 1986 New York Knicks 89 at Detroit Pistons 112 W 28-9 12-18 40-27
March 16, 1986 Detroit Pistons 109 at Portland Trail Blazers 119 L 28-9 12-19 40-28
March 17, 1986 Detroit Pistons 106 at Utah Jazz 107 L 28-9 12-20 40-29
March 19, 1986 Detroit Pistons 98 at Denver Nuggets 114 L 28-9 12-21 40-30
March 21, 1986 Detroit Pistons 103 at Phoenix Suns 105 L 28-9 12-22 40-31
March 22, 1986 Detroit Pistons 119 at Los Angeles Clippers 99 W 28-9 13-22 41-31
March 25, 1986 Detroit Pistons 121 at Golden State Warriors 125 L 28-9 13-23 41-32
March 28, 1986 Houston Rockets 107 at Detroit Pistons 116 W 29-9 13-23 42-32
March 29, 1986 Detroit Pistons 121 at Milwaukee Bucks 130 L 29-9 13-24 42-33
April 1, 1986 Indiana Pacers 108 at Detroit Pistons 116 W 30-9 13-24 43-33
April 2, 1986 Detroit Pistons 106 at Boston Celtics 122 L 30-9 13-25 43-34
April 4, 1986 Milwaukee Bucks 115 at Detroit Pistons 108 L 30-10 13-25 43-35
April 5, 1986 Detroit Pistons 115 at Indiana Pacers 106 W 30-10 14-25 44-35
April 7, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Detroit Pistons 128 W 31-10 14-25 45-35
April 8, 1986 Detroit Pistons 112 at Philadelphia 76ers 116 L 31-10 14-26 45-36
April 11, 1986 Detroit Pistons 108 at New York Knicks 95 W 31-10 15-26 46-36
April 17, 1986 Detroit Pistons 122 at Atlanta Hawks 140 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
April 19, 1986 Detroit Pistons 125 at Atlanta Hawks 137 L 0-0 0-2 0-2
April 22, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 97 at Detroit Pistons 106 W 1-0 0-2 1-2
April 25, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 114 at Detroit Pistons 113 L 1-1 0-2 1-3 2OT


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