1978-79 Detroit Pistons Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 30-52
Finishing 4th in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Dick Vitale (30-52)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 389,936, Avg. 9,511 in 41 home dates
1978-79 Detroit Pistons Roster
1978-79 Detroit Pistons Results

The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 30 wins and 52 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Pistons scored 9,023 points and allowed 9,242. M.L. Carr tossed in a team-best 1,497 points for Detroit, while Leon Douglas contributed 664 boards. Kevin Porter dished out 1099 assists for the squad.

On defense, M.L. Carr added 197 thefts, and Terry Tyler blocked 201 shots.

Dick Vitale coached the team.

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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP GS Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
M.L. CarrF-G807932071143587435323219370589262197462552791497
Johnny LongG-F826024981240581190157127139266121102191372241319
Kevin PorterG82823064111053426619262147209109915853373021260
Bob LanierC5353183595048936727516433049414050751751811253
Terry TylerF-G82362560946456219144211437648891042011412541056
Leon DouglasC-F78642215698342328208248416664743955190319892
Earl TatumG-F761611956072726648408112172783385158592
Ben PoquetteF-C761613374641981421119923733657389865198507
Rickey GreenG271431177676745152540632514437179
Andre WakefieldG710578176626948255176691927168172
Essie HollisF25015475301292124456111142869
Jim BrewerF-C25131060271533471105131310193857
Otis HowardF110914519231113213442251649
Chris FordG-F33108351387991851110933
Steve SheppardF2007625121589101943141032
Larry McNeillF-C11046209121137103004729
Robert HawkinsG4028166663364502718
Dennis BoydG504012300022700656
Gus GerardF-G2063121101020003
Ron BehagenF-C1010000000000110

Player Averages:

Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
M.L. CarrF-G807940.151.474.
Johnny LongG-F826030.546.982.
Kevin PorterG828237.448.
Bob LanierC535334.651.574.
Terry TylerF-G823631.
Leon DouglasC-F786428.449.
Earl TatumG-F761615.744.872.
Ben PoquetteF-C761617.642.778.
Rickey GreenG27116.037.967.
Andre WakefieldG7108.
Essie HollisF2506.
Jim BrewerF-C25112.445.
Otis HowardF1108.342.
Chris FordG-F3336.
Steve SheppardF2003.848.
Larry McNeillF-C1104.
Robert HawkinsG407.037.5100.
Dennis BoydG508.
Gus GerardF-G203.033.350.
Ron BehagenF-C101.


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