1987-88 Detroit Pistons Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 54-28
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 14-9 Lost finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Washington Bullets 3-2
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Chicago Bulls 4-1
Conference Finals - Defeated Boston Celtics 4-2
Finals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-3
Coach: Chuck Daly (54-28)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 1,066,505, Avg. 26,012 in 41 home dates
1987-88 Detroit Pistons Statistics
1987-88 Detroit Pistons Roster

The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1987-88 season with a record of 54 wins and 28 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 14-9.

Detroit racked up 8,957 points and surrendered 8,533. Isiah Thomas tossed in a team-best 1,577 points for the Pistons, and Adrian Dantley scored 17 or more per game also. Bill Laimbeer contributed 832 boards. Isiah Thomas dished out 678 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Isiah Thomas added 141 steals, while John Salley blocked 137 shots.

Chuck Daly coached the team. The 1987-88 Detroit Pistons lost in the finals.

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Regular Season Points For: 8957
Regular Season Points Against: 8533

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 6, 1987 New York Knicks 99 at Detroit Pistons 110 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
November 7, 1987 Detroit Pistons 105 at Milwaukee Bucks 119 L 1-0 0-1 1-1
November 10, 1987 Detroit Pistons 118 at Indiana Pacers 121 L 1-0 0-2 1-2
November 13, 1987 Detroit Pistons 113 at Philadelphia 76ers 94 W 1-0 1-2 2-2
November 14, 1987 Detroit Pistons 128 at Cleveland Cavaliers 113 W 1-0 2-2 3-2
November 18, 1987 Philadelphia 76ers 113 at Detroit Pistons 109 L 1-1 2-2 3-3
November 20, 1987 Golden State Warriors 108 at Detroit Pistons 131 W 2-1 2-2 4-3
November 21, 1987 Detroit Pistons 144 at Chicago Bulls 132 W 2-1 3-2 5-3 OT
November 24, 1987 Detroit Pistons 97 at Houston Rockets 83 W 2-1 4-2 6-3
November 25, 1987 Detroit Pistons 107 at Dallas Mavericks 113 L 2-1 4-3 6-4
November 27, 1987 San Antonio Spurs 111 at Detroit Pistons 143 W 3-1 4-3 7-4
November 28, 1987 Detroit Pistons 102 at Washington Bullets 124 L 3-1 4-4 7-5
December 1, 1987 Detroit Pistons 124 at New Jersey Nets 115 W 3-1 5-4 8-5 OT
December 2, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 105 at Detroit Pistons 115 W 4-1 5-4 9-5
December 4, 1987 Boston Celtics 105 at Detroit Pistons 128 W 5-1 5-4 10-5
December 8, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 117 at Detroit Pistons 127 W 6-1 5-4 11-5
December 11, 1987 Washington Bullets 108 at Detroit Pistons 114 W 7-1 5-4 12-5
December 12, 1987 New York Knicks 96 at Detroit Pistons 124 W 8-1 5-4 13-5
December 15, 1987 Chicago Bulls 123 at Detroit Pistons 127 W 9-1 5-4 14-5 OT
December 18, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 112 at Detroit Pistons 117 W 10-1 5-4 15-5
December 25, 1987 Detroit Pistons 91 at New York Knicks 87 W 10-1 6-4 16-5
December 26, 1987 New Jersey Nets 75 at Detroit Pistons 110 W 11-1 6-4 17-5
December 29, 1987 Houston Rockets 101 at Detroit Pistons 91 L 11-2 6-4 17-6
December 30, 1987 Detroit Pistons 105 at Indiana Pacers 95 W 11-2 7-4 18-6
January 2, 1988 Denver Nuggets 151 at Detroit Pistons 142 L 11-3 7-4 18-7
January 5, 1988 Detroit Pistons 71 at Atlanta Hawks 81 L 11-3 7-5 18-8
January 6, 1988 Atlanta Hawks 87 at Detroit Pistons 90 W 12-3 7-5 19-8
January 8, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 106 at Detroit Pistons 104 L 12-4 7-5 19-9
January 13, 1988 Detroit Pistons 105 at Boston Celtics 143 L 12-4 7-6 19-10
January 15, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 at Detroit Pistons 97 W 13-4 7-6 20-10
January 16, 1988 Detroit Pistons 99 at Chicago Bulls 115 L 13-4 7-7 20-11
January 18, 1988 Detroit Pistons 123 at Denver Nuggets 116 W 13-4 8-7 21-11
January 20, 1988 Detroit Pistons 120 at Utah Jazz 117 W 13-4 9-7 22-11
January 22, 1988 Detroit Pistons 106 at Seattle Supersonics 109 L 13-4 9-8 22-12
January 24, 1988 Detroit Pistons 111 at Portland Trail Blazers 119 L 13-4 9-9 22-13
January 27, 1988 Indiana Pacers 86 at Detroit Pistons 103 W 14-4 9-9 23-13
January 29, 1988 Boston Celtics 108 at Detroit Pistons 125 W 15-4 9-9 24-13
January 30, 1988 Detroit Pistons 104 at New Jersey Nets 116 L 15-4 9-10 24-14
February 1, 1988 Detroit Pistons 83 at Cleveland Cavaliers 94 L 15-4 9-11 24-15
February 2, 1988 Detroit Pistons 99 at Milwaukee Bucks 97 W 15-4 10-11 25-15
February 4, 1988 Detroit Pistons 93 at New York Knicks 100 L 15-4 10-12 25-16
February 9, 1988 Detroit Pistons 89 at Chicago Bulls 74 W 15-4 11-12 26-16
February 10, 1988 New York Knicks 87 at Detroit Pistons 98 W 16-4 11-12 27-16
February 12, 1988 Atlanta Hawks 92 at Detroit Pistons 108 W 17-4 11-12 28-16
February 13, 1988 Chicago Bulls 73 at Detroit Pistons 82 W 18-4 11-12 29-16
February 15, 1988 Philadelphia 76ers 95 at Detroit Pistons 102 W 19-4 11-12 30-16
February 18, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 95 at Detroit Pistons 108 W 20-4 11-12 31-16
February 19, 1988 Detroit Pistons 108 at Milwaukee Bucks 119 L 20-4 11-13 31-17
February 21, 1988 Detroit Pistons 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 L 20-4 11-14 31-18
February 23, 1988 Detroit Pistons 121 at Sacramento Kings 105 W 20-4 12-14 32-18
February 24, 1988 Detroit Pistons 107 at Golden State Warriors 93 W 20-4 13-14 33-18
February 26, 1988 New Jersey Nets 109 at Detroit Pistons 137 W 21-4 13-14 34-18
February 28, 1988 Boston Celtics 101 at Detroit Pistons 106 W 22-4 13-14 35-18
March 1, 1988 Detroit Pistons 117 at Atlanta Hawks 104 W 22-4 14-14 36-18
March 2, 1988 Los Angeles Clippers 90 at Detroit Pistons 103 W 23-4 14-14 37-18
March 5, 1988 Detroit Pistons 97 at Washington Bullets 101 L 23-4 14-15 37-19
March 6, 1988 Milwaukee Bucks 99 at Detroit Pistons 109 W 24-4 14-15 38-19
March 8, 1988 Detroit Pistons 104 at Indiana Pacers 117 L 24-4 14-16 38-20
March 9, 1988 Utah Jazz 98 at Detroit Pistons 103 W 25-4 14-16 39-20
March 11, 1988 Phoenix Suns 88 at Detroit Pistons 116 W 26-4 14-16 40-20
March 12, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 100 at Detroit Pistons 104 W 27-4 14-16 41-20
March 14, 1988 Sacramento Kings 97 at Detroit Pistons 109 W 28-4 14-16 42-20
March 17, 1988 Detroit Pistons 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 99 W 28-4 15-16 43-20
March 20, 1988 Washington Bullets 110 at Detroit Pistons 118 W 29-4 15-16 44-20
March 22, 1988 Indiana Pacers 104 at Detroit Pistons 123 W 30-4 15-16 45-20
March 25, 1988 Detroit Pistons 106 at San Antonio Spurs 107 L 30-4 15-17 45-21
March 26, 1988 Detroit Pistons 108 at Phoenix Suns 103 W 30-4 16-17 46-21
March 28, 1988 Detroit Pistons 100 at Los Angeles Clippers 102 L 30-4 16-18 46-22
March 30, 1988 Atlanta Hawks 103 at Detroit Pistons 102 L 30-5 16-18 46-23
April 1, 1988 Detroit Pistons 110 at Boston Celtics 121 L 30-5 16-19 46-24
April 3, 1988 Chicago Bulls 112 at Detroit Pistons 110 L 30-6 16-19 46-25
April 5, 1988 Detroit Pistons 107 at New Jersey Nets 95 W 30-6 17-19 47-25
April 8, 1988 Detroit Pistons 96 at Philadelphia 76ers 86 W 30-6 18-19 48-25
April 9, 1988 Detroit Pistons 115 at Atlanta Hawks 102 W 30-6 19-19 49-25
April 11, 1988 Detroit Pistons 111 at New York Knicks 114 L 30-6 19-20 49-26 OT
April 13, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 98 at Detroit Pistons 115 W 31-6 19-20 50-26
April 15, 1988 Milwaukee Bucks 91 at Detroit Pistons 92 W 32-6 19-20 51-26
April 16, 1988 New Jersey Nets 96 at Detroit Pistons 114 W 33-6 19-20 52-26
April 19, 1988 Detroit Pistons 110 at Boston Celtics 121 L 33-6 19-21 52-27
April 21, 1988 Detroit Pistons 99 at Washington Bullets 87 W 33-6 20-21 53-27
April 22, 1988 Indiana Pacers 103 at Detroit Pistons 98 L 33-7 20-21 53-28
April 24, 1988 Philadelphia 76ers 118 at Detroit Pistons 128 W 34-7 20-21 54-28
April 28, 1988 Washington Bullets 87 at Detroit Pistons 96 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 30, 1988 Washington Bullets 101 at Detroit Pistons 102 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
May 2, 1988 Detroit Pistons 106 at Washington Bullets 114 L 2-0 0-1 2-1 OT
May 4, 1988 Detroit Pistons 103 at Washington Bullets 106 L 2-0 0-2 2-2
May 8, 1988 Washington Bullets 78 at Detroit Pistons 99 W 3-0 0-2 3-2
May 10, 1988 Chicago Bulls 82 at Detroit Pistons 93 W 4-0 0-2 4-2
May 12, 1988 Chicago Bulls 105 at Detroit Pistons 95 L 4-1 0-2 4-3
May 14, 1988 Detroit Pistons 101 at Chicago Bulls 79 W 4-1 1-2 5-3
May 15, 1988 Detroit Pistons 96 at Chicago Bulls 77 W 4-1 2-2 6-3
May 18, 1988 Chicago Bulls 95 at Detroit Pistons 102 W 5-1 2-2 7-3
May 25, 1988 Detroit Pistons 104 at Boston Celtics 96 W 5-1 3-2 8-3
May 26, 1988 Detroit Pistons 115 at Boston Celtics 119 L 5-1 3-3 8-4 2OT
May 28, 1988 Boston Celtics 94 at Detroit Pistons 98 W 6-1 3-3 9-4
May 30, 1988 Boston Celtics 79 at Detroit Pistons 78 L 6-2 3-3 9-5
June 1, 1988 Detroit Pistons 102 at Boston Celtics 96 W 6-2 4-3 10-5 OT
June 3, 1988 Boston Celtics 90 at Detroit Pistons 95 W 7-2 4-3 11-5
June 7, 1988 Detroit Pistons 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 93 W 7-2 5-3 12-5
June 9, 1988 Detroit Pistons 96 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 L 7-2 5-4 12-6
June 12, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 99 at Detroit Pistons 86 L 7-3 5-4 12-7
June 14, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 86 at Detroit Pistons 111 W 8-3 5-4 13-7
June 16, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 94 at Detroit Pistons 104 W 9-3 5-4 14-7
June 19, 1988 Detroit Pistons 102 at Los Angeles Lakers 103 L 9-3 5-5 14-8
June 21, 1988 Detroit Pistons 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 L 9-3 5-6 14-9


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