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1996-97 Detroit Pistons Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 54-28
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-3 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Atlanta Hawks 3-2
Coach: Doug Collins (54-28)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 820,585, Avg. 20,014 in 41 home dates
1996-97 Detroit Pistons Statistics
1996-97 Detroit Pistons Roster

The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1996-97 season with a record of 54 wins and 28 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-3.

The Pistons scored 7,723 points and surrendered 7,293. Grant Hill tossed in a team-best 1,710 points for Detroit and contributed 721 rebounds. Grant Hill dished out 583 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Grant Hill added 144 steals.

Doug Collins coached the team. The 1996-97 Detroit Pistons lost in the conference first round.

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Regular Season Points For: 7723
Regular Season Points Against: 7293

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 1, 1996 Indiana Pacers 89 at Detroit Pistons 95 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
November 2, 1996 Detroit Pistons 90 at Atlanta Hawks 78 W 1-0 1-0 2-0
November 5, 1996 Detroit Pistons 83 at Philadelphia 76ers 81 W 1-0 2-0 3-0
November 6, 1996 Dallas Mavericks 84 at Detroit Pistons 103 W 2-0 2-0 4-0
November 8, 1996 Chicago Bulls 98 at Detroit Pistons 80 L 2-1 2-0 4-1
November 12, 1996 Detroit Pistons 92 at Washington Bullets 79 W 2-1 3-0 5-1
November 13, 1996 Denver Nuggets 94 at Detroit Pistons 95 W 3-1 3-0 6-1 OT
November 15, 1996 Washington Bullets 84 at Detroit Pistons 95 W 4-1 3-0 7-1
November 16, 1996 Detroit Pistons 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 W 4-1 4-0 8-1
November 20, 1996 Detroit Pistons 108 at Boston Celtics 83 W 4-1 5-0 9-1
November 21, 1996 New Jersey Nets 88 at Detroit Pistons 96 W 5-1 5-0 10-1
November 23, 1996 Detroit Pistons 85 at Charlotte Hornets 93 L 5-1 5-1 10-2
November 27, 1996 Vancouver Grizzlies 78 at Detroit Pistons 87 W 6-1 5-1 11-2
November 29, 1996 Los Angeles Lakers 84 at Detroit Pistons 76 L 6-2 5-1 11-3
December 1, 1996 Sacramento Kings 66 at Detroit Pistons 95 W 7-2 5-1 12-3
December 4, 1996 Atlanta Hawks 90 at Detroit Pistons 100 W 8-2 5-1 13-3
December 6, 1996 Cleveland Cavaliers 81 at Detroit Pistons 93 W 9-2 5-1 14-3
December 7, 1996 Detroit Pistons 95 at New Jersey Nets 69 W 9-2 6-1 15-3
December 10, 1996 Detroit Pistons 93 at Milwaukee Bucks 85 W 9-2 7-1 16-3
December 12, 1996 Detroit Pistons 96 at Houston Rockets 115 L 9-2 7-2 16-4
December 15, 1996 Boston Celtics 89 at Detroit Pistons 99 W 10-2 7-2 17-4
December 16, 1996 Detroit Pistons 98 at Toronto Raptors 92 W 10-2 8-2 18-4
December 18, 1996 New York Knicks 78 at Detroit Pistons 112 W 11-2 8-2 19-4
December 20, 1996 Detroit Pistons 84 at Indiana Pacers 75 W 11-2 9-2 20-4
December 21, 1996 Detroit Pistons 92 at New York Knicks 95 L 11-2 9-3 20-5
December 25, 1996 Detroit Pistons 83 at Chicago Bulls 95 L 11-2 9-4 20-6
December 26, 1996 Indiana Pacers 95 at Detroit Pistons 89 L 11-3 9-4 20-7 OT
December 28, 1996 Charlotte Hornets 75 at Detroit Pistons 97 W 12-3 9-4 21-7
December 30, 1996 Orlando Magic 85 at Detroit Pistons 97 W 13-3 9-4 22-7
January 2, 1997 Boston Celtics 87 at Detroit Pistons 99 W 14-3 9-4 23-7
January 4, 1997 Toronto Raptors 74 at Detroit Pistons 118 W 15-3 9-4 24-7
January 7, 1997 Milwaukee Bucks 86 at Detroit Pistons 76 L 15-4 9-4 24-8
January 10, 1997 San Antonio Spurs 78 at Detroit Pistons 84 W 16-4 9-4 25-8
January 11, 1997 Utah Jazz 77 at Detroit Pistons 87 W 17-4 9-4 26-8
January 14, 1997 Detroit Pistons 86 at Portland Trail Blazers 95 L 17-4 9-5 26-9
January 15, 1997 Detroit Pistons 103 at Vancouver Grizzlies 79 W 17-4 10-5 27-9
January 18, 1997 Detroit Pistons 100 at Los Angeles Lakers 97 W 17-4 11-5 28-9 2OT
January 20, 1997 Detroit Pistons 86 at Phoenix Suns 89 L 17-4 11-6 28-10
January 22, 1997 Detroit Pistons 92 at Sacramento Kings 97 L 17-4 11-7 28-11
January 23, 1997 Detroit Pistons 94 at Golden State Warriors 79 W 17-4 12-7 29-11
January 25, 1997 Philadelphia 76ers 95 at Detroit Pistons 104 W 18-4 12-7 30-11
January 28, 1997 Detroit Pistons 93 at Milwaukee Bucks 84 W 18-4 13-7 31-11
January 29, 1997 Portland Trail Blazers 89 at Detroit Pistons 98 W 19-4 13-7 32-11
February 1, 1997 Detroit Pistons 90 at New Jersey Nets 75 W 19-4 14-7 33-11
February 2, 1997 Phoenix Suns 106 at Detroit Pistons 97 L 19-5 14-7 33-12
February 6, 1997 Houston Rockets 87 at Detroit Pistons 96 W 20-5 14-7 34-12
February 11, 1997 Detroit Pistons 91 at Miami Heat 104 L 20-5 14-8 34-13
February 12, 1997 Orlando Magic 87 at Detroit Pistons 96 W 21-5 14-8 35-13
February 14, 1997 Detroit Pistons 109 at Charlotte Hornets 103 W 21-5 15-8 36-13
February 16, 1997 Detroit Pistons 92 at Toronto Raptors 89 W 21-5 16-8 37-13 at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ont
February 19, 1997 Washington Bullets 85 at Detroit Pistons 100 W 22-5 16-8 38-13
February 21, 1997 New Jersey Nets 84 at Detroit Pistons 98 W 23-5 16-8 39-13
February 23, 1997 Detroit Pistons 85 at Washington Bullets 79 W 23-5 17-8 40-13
February 24, 1997 Detroit Pistons 84 at Orlando Magic 93 L 23-5 17-9 40-14
February 26, 1997 Golden State Warriors 84 at Detroit Pistons 117 W 24-5 17-9 41-14
February 28, 1997 Detroit Pistons 106 at Boston Celtics 100 W 24-5 18-9 42-14 OT
March 2, 1997 Atlanta Hawks 75 at Detroit Pistons 82 W 25-5 18-9 43-14
March 4, 1997 Miami Heat 108 at Detroit Pistons 99 L 25-6 18-9 43-15
March 5, 1997 Detroit Pistons 92 at Minnesota Timberwolves 88 W 25-6 19-9 44-15
March 7, 1997 Detroit Pistons 88 at Utah Jazz 95 L 25-6 19-10 44-16
March 8, 1997 Detroit Pistons 91 at Los Angeles Clippers 85 W 25-6 20-10 45-16
March 11, 1997 Detroit Pistons 80 at Seattle Supersonics 93 L 25-6 20-11 45-17
March 13, 1997 Detroit Pistons 102 at Denver Nuggets 82 W 25-6 21-11 46-17
March 16, 1997 Seattle Supersonics 83 at Detroit Pistons 86 W 26-6 21-11 47-17
March 17, 1997 Detroit Pistons 82 at Cleveland Cavaliers 85 L 26-6 21-12 47-18
March 19, 1997 Toronto Raptors 99 at Detroit Pistons 97 L 26-7 21-12 47-19
March 21, 1997 Minnesota Timberwolves 98 at Detroit Pistons 112 W 27-7 21-12 48-19
March 22, 1997 Detroit Pistons 88 at Chicago Bulls 103 L 27-7 21-13 48-20
March 26, 1997 Detroit Pistons 94 at New York Knicks 105 L 27-7 21-14 48-21
March 28, 1997 Los Angeles Clippers 85 at Detroit Pistons 113 W 28-7 21-14 49-21
March 30, 1997 Philadelphia 76ers 96 at Detroit Pistons 92 L 28-8 21-14 49-22
April 1, 1997 Detroit Pistons 100 at Dallas Mavericks 82 W 28-8 22-14 50-22
April 2, 1997 Detroit Pistons 99 at San Antonio Spurs 92 W 28-8 23-14 51-22
April 4, 1997 Detroit Pistons 89 at Atlanta Hawks 103 L 28-8 23-15 51-23
April 7, 1997 Miami Heat 94 at Detroit Pistons 88 L 28-9 23-15 51-24
April 10, 1997 Detroit Pistons 83 at Miami Heat 93 L 28-9 23-16 51-25
April 11, 1997 Charlotte Hornets 93 at Detroit Pistons 85 L 28-10 23-16 51-26
April 13, 1997 Chicago Bulls 91 at Detroit Pistons 108 W 29-10 23-16 52-26
April 14, 1997 Detroit Pistons 91 at Orlando Magic 100 L 29-10 23-17 52-27
April 16, 1997 Milwaukee Bucks 85 at Detroit Pistons 92 W 30-10 23-17 53-27
April 18, 1997 Cleveland Cavaliers 82 at Detroit Pistons 75 L 30-11 23-17 53-28
April 20, 1997 Detroit Pistons 124 at Indiana Pacers 120 W 30-11 24-17 54-28 OT
April 25, 1997 Detroit Pistons 75 at Atlanta Hawks 89 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
April 27, 1997 Detroit Pistons 93 at Atlanta Hawks 80 W 0-0 1-1 1-1
April 29, 1997 Atlanta Hawks 91 at Detroit Pistons 99 W 1-0 1-1 2-1
May 2, 1997 Atlanta Hawks 94 at Detroit Pistons 82 L 1-1 1-1 2-2
May 4, 1997 Detroit Pistons 79 at Atlanta Hawks 84 L 1-1 1-2 2-3


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