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1977-78 Detroit Pistons Roster and Stats

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Record: 38-44, Finished 4th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Herb Brown (9-15), Bob Kauffman (29-29)

PTS/G: 109.0 (10th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.2 (15th of 22)
SRS: -1.22 (15th of 22) ▪ Pace: 107.7 (12th of 22)
Off Rtg: 100.3 (12th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.5 (14th of 22)
Expected W-L: 38-44 (15th of 22)

Arena: Cobo Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

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Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
24 Marvin Barnes PF 6-8 210 July 27, 1952 3 Providence College
32 Jim Bostic PF 6-7 225 January 28, 1953 R New Mexico State University
12 Wayman Britt SG 6-2 185 August 31, 1952 R University of Michigan
30 M.L. Carr SF 6-6 205 January 9, 1951 2 Guilford College
13 Leon Douglas C 6-10 230 August 26, 1954 1 University of Alabama
44 Al Eberhard SF 6-6 225 May 10, 1952 3 University of Missouri
42 Chris Ford SG 6-5 190 January 11, 1949 5 Villanova University
22 Gus Gerard SF 6-8 200 July 27, 1953 3 University of Virginia
16 Bob Lanier C 6-11 250 September 10, 1948 7 St. Bonaventure University
14 Eric Money PG 6-0 170 February 6, 1955 3 University of Arizona
8 Willie Norwood SF 6-7 220 August 8, 1947 6 Alcorn State University
50 Ben Poquette PF 6-9 235 May 7, 1955 R Central Michigan University
54 Howard Porter SF 6-8 220 August 31, 1948 6 Villanova University
1 Kevin Porter PG 6-0 170 April 17, 1950 5 Saint Francis University
15 Jim Price PG 6-3 195 November 27, 1949 5 University of Louisville
34 John Shumate PF 6-9 235 April 6, 1952 2 University of Notre Dame
32 Ralph Simpson SG 6-5 200 August 10, 1949 7 Michigan State University
35 Al Skinner SG 6-3 190 June 16, 1952 3 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 82 19855 3552 7424 .478 3552 7424 .478 1832 2490 .736 1229 2601 3830 1840 866 330 1858 1980 8936
Team/G 242.1 43.3 90.5 .478 43.3 90.5 .478 22.3 30.4 .736 15.0 31.7 46.7 22.4 10.6 4.0 22.7 24.1 109.0
Lg Rank 5 12 18 7 12 18 7 7 5 17 11 13 13 20 5 18 22 8 10
Year/Year 0.6% -5.6% -4.7% -0.005 -5.6% -4.7% -0.005 27.0% 27.0% +0.000 5.1% 4.2% 4.5% -8.2% -1.3% -28.1% 8.1% -10.0% -0.4%
Opponent 82 19855 3688 7706 .479 3688 7706 .479 1662 2177 .763 1244 2494 3738 2105 902 395 1719 2088 9038
Opponent/G 242.1 45.0 94.0 .479 45.0 94.0 .479 20.3 26.5 .763 15.2 30.4 45.6 25.7 11.0 4.8 21.0 25.5 110.2
Lg Rank 5 19 13 19 19 13 19 7 6 20 14 3 6 15 21 10 7 13 15
Year/Year 0.6% 3.6% 2.2% +0.006 3.6% 2.2% +0.006 -14.0% -14.4% +0.003 -5.5% -5.4% -5.5% 7.8% 13.7% 3.7% -6.0% 14.3% -0.2%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 38 44 -1.24 0.03 -1.22 100.3 101.5 107.7 .335 .478 17.9 33.0 .247 .479 16.6 67.6 .216 Cobo Arena
Lg Rank 15 15 15 10 15 12 14 12 5 7 22 7 6 19 7 14 7

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Chris Ford 29 82 2582 374 777 .481 374 777 .481 113 154 .734 117 151 268 381 166 17 232 182 861
2 Eric Money 22 76 2557 600 1200 .500 600 1200 .500 214 298 .718 90 119 209 356 123 12 322 237 1414
3 M.L. Carr 27 79 2556 390 857 .455 390 857 .455 200 271 .738 202 355 557 185 147 27 210 243 980
4 Bob Lanier 29 63 2311 622 1159 .537 622 1159 .537 298 386 .772 197 518 715 216 82 93 225 185 1542
5 John Shumate 25 62 2170 316 622 .508 316 622 .508 326 409 .797 125 429 554 122 76 43 186 142 958
6 Leon Douglas 23 79 1993 321 667 .481 321 667 .481 221 345 .641 181 401 582 112 57 48 197 295 863
7 Al Skinner 25 69 1274 181 387 .468 181 387 .468 123 159 .774 53 119 172 113 52 15 132 208 485
8 Jim Price 28 34 839 153 363 .421 153 363 .421 84 103 .816 27 74 101 102 45 5 74 82 390
9 Gus Gerard 24 47 805 154 355 .434 154 355 .434 64 93 .688 49 97 146 44 34 22 54 96 372
10 Ralph Simpson 28 32 739 143 346 .413 143 346 .413 54 64 .844 27 55 82 87 32 3 78 48 340
11 Ben Poquette 22 52 626 95 225 .422 95 225 .422 42 60 .700 50 95 145 20 10 22 40 69 232
12 Al Eberhard 25 37 576 71 160 .444 71 160 .444 41 61 .672 37 65 102 26 13 4 23 64 183
13 Marvin Barnes 25 12 269 53 118 .449 53 118 .449 14 29 .483 28 63 91 19 7 11 29 43 120
14 Willie Norwood 30 16 260 34 82 .415 34 82 .415 20 29 .690 27 27 54 14 13 3 17 45 88
15 Kevin Porter 27 8 127 14 31 .452 14 31 .452 9 13 .692 5 10 15 36 5 0 12 18 37
16 Howard Porter 29 8 107 16 43 .372 16 43 .372 4 7 .571 5 12 17 2 3 5 5 15 36
17 Jim Bostic 25 4 48 12 22 .545 12 22 .545 2 5 .400 8 8 16 3 0 0 3 5 26
18 Wayman Britt 25 7 16 3 10 .300 3 10 .300 3 4 .750 1 3 4 2 1 0 1 3 9

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Bob Lanier 29 63 36.7 9.9 18.4 .537 9.9 18.4 .537 4.7 6.1 .772 3.1 8.2 11.3 3.4 1.3 1.5 3.6 2.9 24.5
2 John Shumate 25 62 35.0 5.1 10.0 .508 5.1 10.0 .508 5.3 6.6 .797 2.0 6.9 8.9 2.0 1.2 0.7 3.0 2.3 15.5
3 Eric Money 22 76 33.6 7.9 15.8 .500 7.9 15.8 .500 2.8 3.9 .718 1.2 1.6 2.8 4.7 1.6 0.2 4.2 3.1 18.6
4 M.L. Carr 27 79 32.4 4.9 10.8 .455 4.9 10.8 .455 2.5 3.4 .738 2.6 4.5 7.1 2.3 1.9 0.3 2.7 3.1 12.4
5 Chris Ford 29 82 31.5 4.6 9.5 .481 4.6 9.5 .481 1.4 1.9 .734 1.4 1.8 3.3 4.6 2.0 0.2 2.8 2.2 10.5
6 Leon Douglas 23 79 25.2 4.1 8.4 .481 4.1 8.4 .481 2.8 4.4 .641 2.3 5.1 7.4 1.4 0.7 0.6 2.5 3.7 10.9
7 Jim Price 28 34 24.7 4.5 10.7 .421 4.5 10.7 .421 2.5 3.0 .816 0.8 2.2 3.0 3.0 1.3 0.1 2.2 2.4 11.5
8 Ralph Simpson 28 32 23.1 4.5 10.8 .413 4.5 10.8 .413 1.7 2.0 .844 0.8 1.7 2.6 2.7 1.0 0.1 2.4 1.5 10.6
9 Marvin Barnes 25 12 22.4 4.4 9.8 .449 4.4 9.8 .449 1.2 2.4 .483 2.3 5.3 7.6 1.6 0.6 0.9 2.4 3.6 10.0
10 Al Skinner 25 69 18.5 2.6 5.6 .468 2.6 5.6 .468 1.8 2.3 .774 0.8 1.7 2.5 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.9 3.0 7.0
11 Gus Gerard 24 47 17.1 3.3 7.6 .434 3.3 7.6 .434 1.4 2.0 .688 1.0 2.1 3.1 0.9 0.7 0.5 1.1 2.0 7.9
12 Willie Norwood 30 16 16.3 2.1 5.1 .415 2.1 5.1 .415 1.3 1.8 .690 1.7 1.7 3.4 0.9 0.8 0.2 1.1 2.8 5.5
13 Kevin Porter 27 8 15.9 1.8 3.9 .452 1.8 3.9 .452 1.1 1.6 .692 0.6 1.3 1.9 4.5 0.6 0.0 1.5 2.3 4.6
14 Al Eberhard 25 37 15.6 1.9 4.3 .444 1.9 4.3 .444 1.1 1.6 .672 1.0 1.8 2.8 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.6 1.7 4.9
15 Howard Porter 29 8 13.4 2.0 5.4 .372 2.0 5.4 .372 0.5 0.9 .571 0.6 1.5 2.1 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 1.9 4.5
16 Ben Poquette 22 52 12.0 1.8 4.3 .422 1.8 4.3 .422 0.8 1.2 .700 1.0 1.8 2.8 0.4 0.2 0.4 0.8 1.3 4.5
17 Jim Bostic 25 4 12.0 3.0 5.5 .545 3.0 5.5 .545 0.5 1.3 .400 2.0 2.0 4.0 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.3 6.5
18 Wayman Britt 25 7 2.3 0.4 1.4 .300 0.4 1.4 .300 0.4 0.6 .750 0.1 0.4 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.4 1.3

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Chris Ford 29 82 2582 5.2 10.8 .481 5.2 10.8 .481 1.6 2.1 .734 1.6 2.1 3.7 5.3 2.3 0.2 3.2 2.5 12.0
2 Eric Money 22 76 2557 8.4 16.9 .500 8.4 16.9 .500 3.0 4.2 .718 1.3 1.7 2.9 5.0 1.7 0.2 4.5 3.3 19.9
3 M.L. Carr 27 79 2556 5.5 12.1 .455 5.5 12.1 .455 2.8 3.8 .738 2.8 5.0 7.8 2.6 2.1 0.4 3.0 3.4 13.8
4 Bob Lanier 29 63 2311 9.7 18.1 .537 9.7 18.1 .537 4.6 6.0 .772 3.1 8.1 11.1 3.4 1.3 1.4 3.5 2.9 24.0
5 John Shumate 25 62 2170 5.2 10.3 .508 5.2 10.3 .508 5.4 6.8 .797 2.1 7.1 9.2 2.0 1.3 0.7 3.1 2.4 15.9
6 Leon Douglas 23 79 1993 5.8 12.0 .481 5.8 12.0 .481 4.0 6.2 .641 3.3 7.2 10.5 2.0 1.0 0.9 3.6 5.3 15.6
7 Al Skinner 25 69 1274 5.1 10.9 .468 5.1 10.9 .468 3.5 4.5 .774 1.5 3.4 4.9 3.2 1.5 0.4 3.7 5.9 13.7
8 Jim Price 28 34 839 6.6 15.6 .421 6.6 15.6 .421 3.6 4.4 .816 1.2 3.2 4.3 4.4 1.9 0.2 3.2 3.5 16.7
9 Gus Gerard 24 47 805 6.9 15.9 .434 6.9 15.9 .434 2.9 4.2 .688 2.2 4.3 6.5 2.0 1.5 1.0 2.4 4.3 16.6
10 Ralph Simpson 28 32 739 7.0 16.9 .413 7.0 16.9 .413 2.6 3.1 .844 1.3 2.7 4.0 4.2 1.6 0.1 3.8 2.3 16.6
11 Ben Poquette 22 52 626 5.5 12.9 .422 5.5 12.9 .422 2.4 3.5 .700 2.9 5.5 8.3 1.2 0.6 1.3 2.3 4.0 13.3
12 Al Eberhard 25 37 576 4.4 10.0 .444 4.4 10.0 .444 2.6 3.8 .672 2.3 4.1 6.4 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.4 4.0 11.4
13 Marvin Barnes 25 12 269 7.1 15.8 .449 7.1 15.8 .449 1.9 3.9 .483 3.7 8.4 12.2 2.5 0.9 1.5 3.9 5.8 16.1
14 Willie Norwood 30 16 260 4.7 11.4 .415 4.7 11.4 .415 2.8 4.0 .690 3.7 3.7 7.5 1.9 1.8 0.4 2.4 6.2 12.2
15 Kevin Porter 27 8 127 4.0 8.8 .452 4.0 8.8 .452 2.6 3.7 .692 1.4 2.8 4.3 10.2 1.4 0.0 3.4 5.1 10.5
16 Howard Porter 29 8 107 5.4 14.5 .372 5.4 14.5 .372 1.3 2.4 .571 1.7 4.0 5.7 0.7 1.0 1.7 1.7 5.0 12.1
17 Jim Bostic 25 4 48 9.0 16.5 .545 9.0 16.5 .545 1.5 3.7 .400 6.0 6.0 12.0 2.3 0.0 0.0 2.3 3.7 19.5
18 Wayman Britt 25 7 16 6.8 22.5 .300 6.8 22.5 .300 6.8 9.0 .750 2.3 6.8 9.0 4.5 2.3 0.0 2.3 6.8 20.3

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Chris Ford 29 82 2582 6.5 13.4 .481 6.5 13.4 .481 2.0 2.7 .734 2.0 2.6 4.6 6.6 2.9 0.3 4.0 3.1 14.9
2 Eric Money 22 76 2557 10.5 20.9 .500 10.5 20.9 .500 3.7 5.2 .718 1.6 2.1 3.6 6.2 2.1 0.2 5.6 4.1 24.7
3 M.L. Carr 27 79 2556 6.8 14.9 .455 6.8 14.9 .455 3.5 4.7 .738 3.5 6.2 9.7 3.2 2.6 0.5 3.7 4.2 17.1
4 Bob Lanier 29 63 2311 12.0 22.4 .537 12.0 22.4 .537 5.7 7.4 .772 3.8 10.0 13.8 4.2 1.6 1.8 4.3 3.6 29.7
5 John Shumate 25 62 2170 6.5 12.8 .508 6.5 12.8 .508 6.7 8.4 .797 2.6 8.8 11.4 2.5 1.6 0.9 3.8 2.9 19.7
6 Leon Douglas 23 79 1993 7.2 14.9 .481 7.2 14.9 .481 4.9 7.7 .641 4.0 9.0 13.0 2.5 1.3 1.1 4.4 6.6 19.3
7 Al Skinner 25 69 1274 6.3 13.5 .468 6.3 13.5 .468 4.3 5.6 .774 1.9 4.2 6.0 4.0 1.8 0.5 4.6 7.3 17.0
8 Jim Price 28 34 839 8.1 19.3 .421 8.1 19.3 .421 4.5 5.5 .816 1.4 3.9 5.4 5.4 2.4 0.3 3.9 4.4 20.7
9 Gus Gerard 24 47 805 8.5 19.7 .434 8.5 19.7 .434 3.5 5.2 .688 2.7 5.4 8.1 2.4 1.9 1.2 3.0 5.3 20.6
10 Ralph Simpson 28 32 739 8.6 20.9 .413 8.6 20.9 .413 3.3 3.9 .844 1.6 3.3 4.9 5.2 1.9 0.2 4.7 2.9 20.5
11 Ben Poquette 22 52 626 6.8 16.0 .422 6.8 16.0 .422 3.0 4.3 .700 3.6 6.8 10.3 1.4 0.7 1.6 2.8 4.9 16.5
12 Al Eberhard 25 37 576 5.5 12.4 .444 5.5 12.4 .444 3.2 4.7 .672 2.9 5.0 7.9 2.0 1.0 0.3 1.8 5.0 14.2
13 Marvin Barnes 25 12 269 8.8 19.6 .449 8.8 19.6 .449 2.3 4.8 .483 4.6 10.4 15.1 3.1 1.2 1.8 4.8 7.1 19.9
14 Willie Norwood 30 16 260 5.8 14.1 .415 5.8 14.1 .415 3.4 5.0 .690 4.6 4.6 9.3 2.4 2.2 0.5 2.9 7.7 15.1
15 Kevin Porter 27 8 127 4.9 10.9 .452 4.9 10.9 .452 3.2 4.6 .692 1.8 3.5 5.3 12.6 1.8 0.0 4.2 6.3 13.0
16 Howard Porter 29 8 107 6.7 17.9 .372 6.7 17.9 .372 1.7 2.9 .571 2.1 5.0 7.1 0.8 1.2 2.1 2.1 6.2 15.0
17 Jim Bostic 25 4 48 11.1 20.4 .545 11.1 20.4 .545 1.9 4.6 .400 7.4 7.4 14.9 2.8 0.0 0.0 2.8 4.6 24.1
18 Wayman Britt 25 7 16 8.4 27.9 .300 8.4 27.9 .300 8.4 11.1 .750 2.8 8.4 11.1 5.6 2.8 0.0 2.8 8.4 25.1

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Chris Ford 29 82 2582 12.9 .510 .481 .198 4.8 6.0 5.4 19.7 2.9 0.3 21.5 16.0 98 102 1.4 2.2 3.6 .067
2 Eric Money 22 76 2557 15.4 .531 .500 .248 3.8 4.8 4.3 21.1 2.1 0.2 19.5 24.7 98 104 2.0 1.6 3.6 .067
3 M.L. Carr 27 79 2556 13.6 .502 .455 .316 8.4 14.3 11.4 9.8 2.6 0.5 17.7 17.8 99 100 1.7 2.8 4.5 .085
4 Bob Lanier 29 63 2311 24.8 .580 .537 .333 9.1 23.1 16.2 14.9 1.6 2.1 14.5 25.7 112 99 7.0 3.1 10.1 .209
5 John Shumate 25 62 2170 16.5 .597 .508 .658 6.1 20.4 13.4 7.5 1.6 1.0 18.8 17.4 109 100 4.0 2.4 6.4 .142
6 Leon Douglas 23 79 1993 13.6 .527 .481 .517 9.7 20.8 15.3 7.7 1.3 1.2 19.4 19.5 98 100 1.4 2.2 3.6 .087
7 Al Skinner 25 69 1274 10.0 .531 .468 .411 4.4 9.6 7.1 11.8 1.8 0.6 22.4 17.7 95 103 0.4 1.0 1.3 .051
8 Jim Price 28 34 839 13.5 .478 .421 .284 3.4 9.1 6.3 17.1 2.4 0.3 15.3 22.0 97 102 0.4 0.7 1.2 .066
9 Gus Gerard 24 47 805 13.2 .470 .434 .262 6.5 12.4 9.5 7.8 1.9 1.4 12.0 21.4 97 102 0.4 0.8 1.2 .070
10 Ralph Simpson 28 32 739 11.7 .454 .413 .185 3.9 7.7 5.8 16.8 1.9 0.2 17.3 23.4 90 104 -0.3 0.5 0.2 .012
11 Ben Poquette 22 52 626 10.6 .461 .422 .267 8.5 15.7 12.2 4.3 0.7 1.8 13.7 17.8 95 103 0.1 0.5 0.6 .049
12 Al Eberhard 25 37 576 10.0 .490 .444 .381 6.9 11.7 9.3 5.9 1.0 0.4 11.0 13.9 105 104 0.6 0.3 0.9 .078
13 Marvin Barnes 25 12 269 13.0 .459 .449 .246 11.1 24.2 17.8 10.1 1.2 2.1 18.2 22.7 89 99 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .038
14 Willie Norwood 30 16 260 10.4 .464 .415 .354 11.1 10.7 10.9 7.1 2.2 0.6 15.2 16.4 98 102 0.1 0.2 0.4 .070
15 Kevin Porter 27 8 127 13.3 .504 .452 .419 4.2 8.1 6.2 36.1 1.8 0.0 24.6 14.7 104 104 0.2 0.1 0.2 .091
16 Howard Porter 29 8 107 7.0 .391 .372 .163 5.0 11.6 8.3 2.5 1.2 2.4 9.8 18.3 84 102 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.004
17 Jim Bostic 25 4 48 18.9 .537 .545 .227 17.8 17.2 17.5 9.7 0.0 0.0 11.0 21.7 111 105 0.1 0.0 0.1 .144
18 Wayman Britt 25 7 16 13.5 .383 .300 .400 6.7 19.4 13.1 17.7 2.8 0.0 7.8 30.5 91 99 0.0 0.0 0.0 .046