1987-88 Detroit Pistons Roster

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 Results

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.

The Pistons racked up 8,957 points and surrendered 8,533. Isiah Thomas tossed in a team-best 1,577 points for Detroit, 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.

Click on column headings to sort.

Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
William BedfordCDecember 14, 19637'0"225Memphis StateMemphis, TN USA
Adrian DantleyF-GFebruary 26, 19556'5"208Notre DameWashington, DC USA
Darryl DawkinsCJanuary 11, 19576'10"245noneOrlando, FL USA
Joe DumarsGMay 24, 19636'3"190McNeese StateShreveport, LA USA
James EdwardsC-FNovember 22, 19557'0"225WashingtonSeattle, WA USA
Vinnie JohnsonGSeptember 1, 19566'2"200BaylorBrooklyn, NY USA
Bill LaimbeerCMay 19, 19576'11"245Notre DameBoston, MA USA
Ralph LewisGMarch 28, 19636'6"200LaSallePhiladelphia, PA USA
Rick MahornC-FSeptember 21, 19586'10"240Hampton InstituteHartford, CT USA
Ron MooreF-CJanuary 16, 19626'10"260West Virginia StateNew York, NY USA
Chuck NevittCJune 13, 19597'5"217North Carolina StateCortez, CO USA
Dennis RodmanFMay 13, 19616'7"210SE Oklahoma StateTrenton, NJ USA
Walker RussellGOctober 26, 19606'5"195Western MichiganPontiac, MI USA
John SalleyF-CJune 16, 19646'11"230Georgia TechBrooklyn, NY USA
Isiah ThomasGApril 30, 19616'1"180IndianaChicago, IL USA


Recent Updates

Basketball Search

Latest News

WNBA's Shock Relocating to Tulsa
Posted on Tuesday October 20, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2009 - The Detroit Shock will relocate to Tulsa, Okla., and will be owned by a group of investors led by Oklahoma businessmen Bill ...

Shock Advance To Eastern Conference Finals
Posted on Friday September 18, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, MI. - With the Detroit Shock's 94-79 win tonight over the Atlanta Dream, the Shock have swept the Dream to advance to their fourth strai...

Detroit Shock Sign Three To Contract Extensions
Posted on Monday September 14, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Detroit Shock General Manager Cheryl Reeve announced today that the club signed Deanna Nolan, Katie Smith, and Plenette Pierson ...