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1978-79 Detroit Pistons Roster and Stats

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Record: 30-52, Finished 4th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Vitale (30-52)

PTS/G: 110.0 (10th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 112.7 (18th of 22)
SRS: -2.60 (16th of 22) ▪ Pace: 107.2 (6th of 22)
Off Rtg: 102.1 (17th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.6 (15th of 22)
Expected W-L: 34-48 (16th of 22)

Arena: Pontiac Silverdome ▪ Attendance: NA

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
27 Ron Behagen PF 6-9 185 January 14, 1951 5 University of Minnesota
11 Dennis Boyd PG 6-1 175 May 21, 1954 R University of Detroit Mercy
42 Jim Brewer PF 6-9 210 December 3, 1951 5 University of Minnesota
30 M.L. Carr SF 6-6 205 January 9, 1951 3 Guilford College
13 Leon Douglas C 6-10 230 August 26, 1954 2 University of Alabama
42 Chris Ford SG 6-5 190 January 11, 1949 6 Villanova University
22 Gus Gerard SF 6-8 200 July 27, 1953 4 University of Virginia
24 Rickey Green PG 6-0 170 August 18, 1954 1 University of Michigan
11 Robert Hawkins SG 6-4 190 June 30, 1954 3 Illinois State University
22-24 Essie Hollis SF 6-6 195 May 16, 1955 R St. Bonaventure University
32 Otis Howard PF 6-7 220 November 5, 1956 R Austin Peay State University
16 Bob Lanier C 6-11 250 September 10, 1948 8 St. Bonaventure University
25 John Long SG 6-5 195 August 28, 1956 R University of Detroit Mercy
32 Larry McNeill PF 6-9 195 January 31, 1951 5 Marquette University
50 Ben Poquette PF 6-9 235 May 7, 1955 1 Central Michigan University
1 Kevin Porter PG 6-0 170 April 17, 1950 6 Saint Francis University
27 Steve Sheppard SF 6-6 215 March 21, 1954 1 University of Maryland
35 Earl Tatum SG 6-5 185 July 26, 1953 2 Marquette University
41 Terry Tyler PF 6-7 215 October 30, 1956 R University of Detroit Mercy
26 Andre Wakefield SG 6-3 175 January 11, 1955 R Loyola University of Chicago

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 82 19780 3708 7802 .475 3708 7802 .475 1607 2242 .717 1303 2380 3683 2092 847 550 1599 2141 9023 110.0
Lg Rank 6 9 2 16 18 16 21 6 17 13 12 4 5 10 6 10 10
Opponent 82 19780 3755 7623 .493 3755 7623 .493 1732 2295 .755 1301 2628 3929 2197 666 504 1744 1914 9242 112.7
Lg Rank 6 14 14 17 11 11 13 21 20 21 17 5 20 6 2 18 18

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 34 48 -2.67 0.07 -2.60 102.1 104.6 107.2 .287 .475 15.4 33.1 .206 .493 16.8 64.7 .227 Pontiac Silverdome
Lg Rank 16 16 16 9 16 17 15 6 17 16 8 9 19 17 7 21 13

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 M.L. Carr 28 80 3207 587 1143 .514 587 1143 .514 323 435 .743 219 370 589 262 197 46 255 279 1497
2 Kevin Porter 28 82 3064 534 1110 .481 534 1110 .481 192 266 .722 62 147 209 1099 158 5 337 302 1260
3 Terry Tyler 22 82 2560 456 946 .482 456 946 .482 144 219 .658 211 437 648 89 104 201 141 254 1056
4 John Long 22 82 2498 581 1240 .469 581 1240 .469 157 190 .826 127 139 266 121 102 19 137 224 1319
5 Leon Douglas 24 78 2215 342 698 .490 342 698 .490 208 328 .634 248 416 664 74 39 55 190 319 892
6 Bob Lanier 30 53 1835 489 950 .515 489 950 .515 275 367 .749 164 330 494 140 50 75 175 181 1253
7 Ben Poquette 23 76 1337 198 464 .427 198 464 .427 111 142 .782 99 237 336 57 38 98 65 198 507
8 Earl Tatum 25 76 1195 272 607 .448 272 607 .448 48 66 .727 40 81 121 72 78 33 85 158 592
9 Andre Wakefield 24 71 578 62 176 .352 62 176 .352 48 69 .696 25 51 76 69 19 2 71 68 172
10 Rickey Green 24 27 431 67 177 .379 67 177 .379 45 67 .672 15 25 40 63 25 1 44 37 179
11 Jim Brewer 27 25 310 27 60 .450 27 60 .450 3 15 .200 34 71 105 13 13 10 19 38 57
12 Essie Hollis 23 25 154 30 75 .400 30 75 .400 9 12 .750 21 24 45 6 11 1 14 28 69
13 Chris Ford 30 3 108 13 35 .371 13 35 .371 7 8 .875 9 9 18 5 1 1 10 9 33
14 Otis Howard 22 11 91 19 45 .422 19 45 .422 11 23 .478 13 21 34 4 2 2 5 16 49
15 Steve Sheppard 24 20 76 12 25 .480 12 25 .480 8 15 .533 9 10 19 4 3 1 4 10 32
16 Larry McNeill 28 11 46 9 20 .450 9 20 .450 11 12 .917 3 7 10 3 0 0 4 7 29
17 Dennis Boyd 24 5 40 3 12 .250 3 12 .250 0 0 0 2 2 7 0 0 6 5 6
18 Robert Hawkins 24 4 28 6 16 .375 6 16 .375 6 6 1.000 3 3 6 4 5 0 2 7 18
19 Gus Gerard 25 2 6 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 1 2 .500 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3
20 Ron Behagen 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

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 M.L. Carr 28 80 40.1 7.3 14.3 .514 7.3 14.3 .514 4.0 5.4 .743 2.7 4.6 7.4 3.3 2.5 0.6 3.2 3.5 18.7
2 Kevin Porter 28 82 37.4 6.5 13.5 .481 6.5 13.5 .481 2.3 3.2 .722 0.8 1.8 2.5 13.4 1.9 0.1 4.1 3.7 15.4
3 Chris Ford 30 3 36.0 4.3 11.7 .371 4.3 11.7 .371 2.3 2.7 .875 3.0 3.0 6.0 1.7 0.3 0.3 3.3 3.0 11.0
4 Bob Lanier 30 53 34.6 9.2 17.9 .515 9.2 17.9 .515 5.2 6.9 .749 3.1 6.2 9.3 2.6 0.9 1.4 3.3 3.4 23.6
5 Terry Tyler 22 82 31.2 5.6 11.5 .482 5.6 11.5 .482 1.8 2.7 .658 2.6 5.3 7.9 1.1 1.3 2.5 1.7 3.1 12.9
6 John Long 22 82 30.5 7.1 15.1 .469 7.1 15.1 .469 1.9 2.3 .826 1.5 1.7 3.2 1.5 1.2 0.2 1.7 2.7 16.1
7 Leon Douglas 24 78 28.4 4.4 8.9 .490 4.4 8.9 .490 2.7 4.2 .634 3.2 5.3 8.5 0.9 0.5 0.7 2.4 4.1 11.4
8 Ben Poquette 23 76 17.6 2.6 6.1 .427 2.6 6.1 .427 1.5 1.9 .782 1.3 3.1 4.4 0.8 0.5 1.3 0.9 2.6 6.7
9 Rickey Green 24 27 16.0 2.5 6.6 .379 2.5 6.6 .379 1.7 2.5 .672 0.6 0.9 1.5 2.3 0.9 0.0 1.6 1.4 6.6
10 Earl Tatum 25 76 15.7 3.6 8.0 .448 3.6 8.0 .448 0.6 0.9 .727 0.5 1.1 1.6 0.9 1.0 0.4 1.1 2.1 7.8
11 Jim Brewer 27 25 12.4 1.1 2.4 .450 1.1 2.4 .450 0.1 0.6 .200 1.4 2.8 4.2 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.8 1.5 2.3
12 Otis Howard 22 11 8.3 1.7 4.1 .422 1.7 4.1 .422 1.0 2.1 .478 1.2 1.9 3.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5 1.5 4.5
13 Andre Wakefield 24 71 8.1 0.9 2.5 .352 0.9 2.5 .352 0.7 1.0 .696 0.4 0.7 1.1 1.0 0.3 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.4
14 Dennis Boyd 24 5 8.0 0.6 2.4 .250 0.6 2.4 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 1.4 0.0 0.0 1.2 1.0 1.2
15 Robert Hawkins 24 4 7.0 1.5 4.0 .375 1.5 4.0 .375 1.5 1.5 1.000 0.8 0.8 1.5 1.0 1.3 0.0 0.5 1.8 4.5
16 Essie Hollis 23 25 6.2 1.2 3.0 .400 1.2 3.0 .400 0.4 0.5 .750 0.8 1.0 1.8 0.2 0.4 0.0 0.6 1.1 2.8
17 Larry McNeill 28 11 4.2 0.8 1.8 .450 0.8 1.8 .450 1.0 1.1 .917 0.3 0.6 0.9 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.6 2.6
18 Steve Sheppard 24 20 3.8 0.6 1.3 .480 0.6 1.3 .480 0.4 0.8 .533 0.5 0.5 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.5 1.6
19 Gus Gerard 25 2 3.0 0.5 1.5 .333 0.5 1.5 .333 0.5 1.0 .500 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5
20 Ron Behagen 28 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0

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 M.L. Carr 28 80 3207 6.6 12.8 .514 6.6 12.8 .514 3.6 4.9 .743 2.5 4.2 6.6 2.9 2.2 0.5 2.9 3.1 16.8
2 Kevin Porter 28 82 3064 6.3 13.0 .481 6.3 13.0 .481 2.3 3.1 .722 0.7 1.7 2.5 12.9 1.9 0.1 4.0 3.5 14.8
3 Terry Tyler 22 82 2560 6.4 13.3 .482 6.4 13.3 .482 2.0 3.1 .658 3.0 6.1 9.1 1.3 1.5 2.8 2.0 3.6 14.9
4 John Long 22 82 2498 8.4 17.9 .469 8.4 17.9 .469 2.3 2.7 .826 1.8 2.0 3.8 1.7 1.5 0.3 2.0 3.2 19.0
5 Leon Douglas 24 78 2215 5.6 11.3 .490 5.6 11.3 .490 3.4 5.3 .634 4.0 6.8 10.8 1.2 0.6 0.9 3.1 5.2 14.5
6 Bob Lanier 30 53 1835 9.6 18.6 .515 9.6 18.6 .515 5.4 7.2 .749 3.2 6.5 9.7 2.7 1.0 1.5 3.4 3.6 24.6
7 Ben Poquette 23 76 1337 5.3 12.5 .427 5.3 12.5 .427 3.0 3.8 .782 2.7 6.4 9.0 1.5 1.0 2.6 1.8 5.3 13.7
8 Earl Tatum 25 76 1195 8.2 18.3 .448 8.2 18.3 .448 1.4 2.0 .727 1.2 2.4 3.6 2.2 2.3 1.0 2.6 4.8 17.8
9 Andre Wakefield 24 71 578 3.9 11.0 .352 3.9 11.0 .352 3.0 4.3 .696 1.6 3.2 4.7 4.3 1.2 0.1 4.4 4.2 10.7
10 Rickey Green 24 27 431 5.6 14.8 .379 5.6 14.8 .379 3.8 5.6 .672 1.3 2.1 3.3 5.3 2.1 0.1 3.7 3.1 15.0
11 Jim Brewer 27 25 310 3.1 7.0 .450 3.1 7.0 .450 0.3 1.7 .200 3.9 8.2 12.2 1.5 1.5 1.2 2.2 4.4 6.6
12 Essie Hollis 23 25 154 7.0 17.5 .400 7.0 17.5 .400 2.1 2.8 .750 4.9 5.6 10.5 1.4 2.6 0.2 3.3 6.5 16.1
13 Chris Ford 30 3 108 4.3 11.7 .371 4.3 11.7 .371 2.3 2.7 .875 3.0 3.0 6.0 1.7 0.3 0.3 3.3 3.0 11.0
14 Otis Howard 22 11 91 7.5 17.8 .422 7.5 17.8 .422 4.4 9.1 .478 5.1 8.3 13.5 1.6 0.8 0.8 2.0 6.3 19.4
15 Steve Sheppard 24 20 76 5.7 11.8 .480 5.7 11.8 .480 3.8 7.1 .533 4.3 4.7 9.0 1.9 1.4 0.5 1.9 4.7 15.2
16 Larry McNeill 28 11 46 7.0 15.7 .450 7.0 15.7 .450 8.6 9.4 .917 2.3 5.5 7.8 2.3 0.0 0.0 3.1 5.5 22.7
17 Dennis Boyd 24 5 40 2.7 10.8 .250 2.7 10.8 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 1.8 6.3 0.0 0.0 5.4 4.5 5.4
18 Robert Hawkins 24 4 28 7.7 20.6 .375 7.7 20.6 .375 7.7 7.7 1.000 3.9 3.9 7.7 5.1 6.4 0.0 2.6 9.0 23.1
19 Gus Gerard 25 2 6 6.0 18.0 .333 6.0 18.0 .333 6.0 12.0 .500 6.0 0.0 6.0 0.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0
20 Ron Behagen 28 1 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 36.0 36.0 0.0

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 M.L. Carr 28 80 3207 16.3 .561 .514 .381 6.9 12.4 9.5 10.8 2.8 0.7 16.0 18.9 107 104 4.5 3.4 7.9 .118
2 Kevin Porter 28 82 3064 17.2 .513 .481 .240 2.0 5.2 3.5 47.0 2.3 0.1 21.5 19.4 106 107 4.3 1.9 6.2 .097
3 Terry Tyler 22 82 2560 15.5 .507 .482 .232 8.3 18.3 13.2 4.6 1.8 4.1 11.9 17.6 103 101 2.0 3.4 5.4 .101
4 John Long 22 82 2498 13.6 .498 .469 .153 5.1 6.0 5.5 6.9 1.8 0.4 9.4 22.3 103 108 2.2 1.4 3.6 .070
5 Leon Douglas 24 78 2215 12.1 .529 .490 .470 11.3 20.2 15.6 4.3 0.8 1.3 18.4 17.7 100 105 1.1 2.0 3.1 .068
6 Bob Lanier 30 53 1835 21.7 .564 .515 .386 9.0 19.3 14.0 11.4 1.2 2.1 13.6 26.7 109 104 4.0 1.9 5.9 .155
7 Ben Poquette 23 76 1337 13.1 .481 .427 .306 7.5 19.1 13.1 5.4 1.3 3.8 11.0 16.8 102 102 0.9 1.6 2.5 .091
8 Earl Tatum 25 76 1195 12.1 .465 .448 .109 3.4 7.3 5.3 8.5 2.9 1.4 11.8 23.0 93 104 -0.4 1.2 0.7 .030
9 Andre Wakefield 24 71 578 5.2 .417 .352 .392 4.4 9.5 6.8 14.4 1.5 0.2 25.6 18.3 79 107 -1.1 0.3 -0.8 -0.067
10 Rickey Green 24 27 431 10.2 .433 .379 .379 3.5 6.2 4.8 18.7 2.6 0.1 17.6 22.1 88 106 -0.4 0.3 -0.1 -0.012
11 Jim Brewer 27 25 310 9.2 .428 .450 .250 11.0 24.6 17.6 4.9 1.9 1.7 22.2 10.5 88 101 -0.2 0.4 0.3 .040
12 Essie Hollis 23 25 154 11.8 .430 .400 .160 13.7 16.7 15.2 5.2 3.2 0.3 14.8 23.3 90 102 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .022
13 Chris Ford 30 3 108 5.6 .428 .371 .229 8.4 9.0 8.7 5.7 0.4 0.5 20.6 17.1 84 110 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.043
14 Otis Howard 22 11 91 15.1 .444 .422 .511 14.4 24.8 19.4 6.0 1.0 1.1 8.3 25.2 98 103 0.0 0.1 0.1 .074
15 Steve Sheppard 24 20 76 14.2 .506 .480 .600 11.9 14.1 13.0 6.8 1.8 0.7 11.2 17.8 107 105 0.1 0.1 0.2 .103
16 Larry McNeill 28 11 46 16.5 .574 .450 .600 6.6 16.4 11.3 8.8 0.0 0.0 13.7 24.2 113 108 0.1 0.0 0.1 .148
17 Dennis Boyd 24 5 40 -4.0 .250 .250 .000 0.0 5.4 2.6 20.3 0.0 0.0 33.3 17.1 52 112 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.230
18 Robert Hawkins 24 4 28 23.8 .483 .375 .375 10.8 11.5 11.1 19.8 8.0 0.0 9.7 28.1 109 94 0.1 0.1 0.1 .221
19 Gus Gerard 25 2 6 26.3 .387 .333 .667 16.8 0.0 8.7 0.0 14.9 0.0 0.0 24.6 99 84 0.0 0.0 0.0 .193
20 Ron Behagen 28 1 1 -60.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 38.1 0 111 0.0 0.0 0.0 -1.277