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1996-97 Detroit Pistons Schedule and Results

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Record: 54-28, Finished 3rd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Doug Collins (54-28)

PTS/G: 94.2 (24th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 88.9 (2nd of 29)
SRS: 5.45 (6th of 29) ▪ Pace: 84.5 (28th of 29)
Off Rtg: 110.6 (5th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.4 (11th of 29)
Expected W-L: 57-25 (6th of 29)

Arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills ▪ Attendance: 784,234 (6th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-2) versus Atlanta Hawks  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 1, 1996 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 95 89 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 2, 1996 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 90 78 2 0 W 2
3 Tue, Nov 5, 1996 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 83 81 3 0 W 3
4 Wed, Nov 6, 1996 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 103 84 4 0 W 4
5 Fri, Nov 8, 1996 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 80 98 4 1 L 1
6 Tue, Nov 12, 1996 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 92 79 5 1 W 1
7 Wed, Nov 13, 1996 Box Score Denver Nuggets W OT 95 94 6 1 W 2
8 Fri, Nov 15, 1996 Box Score Washington Bullets W 95 84 7 1 W 3
9 Sat, Nov 16, 1996 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 102 98 8 1 W 4
10 Wed, Nov 20, 1996 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 108 83 9 1 W 5
11 Thu, Nov 21, 1996 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 96 88 10 1 W 6
12 Sat, Nov 23, 1996 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets L 85 93 10 2 L 1
13 Wed, Nov 27, 1996 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 87 78 11 2 W 1
14 Fri, Nov 29, 1996 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 76 84 11 3 L 1
15 Sun, Dec 1, 1996 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 95 66 12 3 W 1
16 Wed, Dec 4, 1996 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 100 90 13 3 W 2
17 Fri, Dec 6, 1996 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 93 81 14 3 W 3
18 Sat, Dec 7, 1996 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 95 69 15 3 W 4
19 Tue, Dec 10, 1996 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 93 85 16 3 W 5
20 Thu, Dec 12, 1996 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 96 115 16 4 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sun, Dec 15, 1996 Box Score Boston Celtics W 99 89 17 4 W 1
22 Mon, Dec 16, 1996 Box Score @ Toronto Raptors W 98 92 18 4 W 2
23 Wed, Dec 18, 1996 Box Score New York Knicks W 112 78 19 4 W 3
24 Fri, Dec 20, 1996 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 84 75 20 4 W 4
25 Sat, Dec 21, 1996 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 92 95 20 5 L 1
26 Wed, Dec 25, 1996 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 83 95 20 6 L 2
27 Thu, Dec 26, 1996 Box Score Indiana Pacers L OT 89 95 20 7 L 3
28 Sat, Dec 28, 1996 Box Score Charlotte Hornets W 97 75 21 7 W 1
29 Mon, Dec 30, 1996 Box Score Orlando Magic W 97 85 22 7 W 2
30 Thu, Jan 2, 1997 Box Score Boston Celtics W 99 87 23 7 W 3
31 Sat, Jan 4, 1997 Box Score Toronto Raptors W 118 74 24 7 W 4
32 Tue, Jan 7, 1997 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 76 86 24 8 L 1
33 Fri, Jan 10, 1997 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 84 78 25 8 W 1
34 Sat, Jan 11, 1997 Box Score Utah Jazz W 87 77 26 8 W 2
35 Tue, Jan 14, 1997 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 86 95 26 9 L 1
36 Wed, Jan 15, 1997 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 103 79 27 9 W 1
37 Sat, Jan 18, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 2OT 100 97 28 9 W 2
38 Mon, Jan 20, 1997 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 86 89 28 10 L 1
39 Wed, Jan 22, 1997 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 92 97 28 11 L 2
40 Thu, Jan 23, 1997 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 94 79 29 11 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 25, 1997 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 104 95 30 11 W 2
42 Tue, Jan 28, 1997 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 93 84 31 11 W 3
43 Wed, Jan 29, 1997 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 98 89 32 11 W 4
44 Sat, Feb 1, 1997 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 90 75 33 11 W 5
45 Sun, Feb 2, 1997 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 97 106 33 12 L 1
46 Thu, Feb 6, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets W 96 87 34 12 W 1
47 Tue, Feb 11, 1997 Box Score @ Miami Heat L 91 104 34 13 L 1
48 Wed, Feb 12, 1997 Box Score Orlando Magic W 96 87 35 13 W 1
49 Fri, Feb 14, 1997 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets W 109 103 36 13 W 2
50 Sun, Feb 16, 1997 Box Score @ Toronto Raptors W 92 89 37 13 W 3 at Toronto, Canada (Maple Leaf Gardens)
51 Wed, Feb 19, 1997 Box Score Washington Bullets W 100 85 38 13 W 4
52 Fri, Feb 21, 1997 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 98 84 39 13 W 5
53 Sun, Feb 23, 1997 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 85 79 40 13 W 6
54 Mon, Feb 24, 1997 Box Score @ Orlando Magic L 84 93 40 14 L 1
55 Wed, Feb 26, 1997 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 117 84 41 14 W 1
56 Fri, Feb 28, 1997 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W OT 106 100 42 14 W 2
57 Sun, Mar 2, 1997 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 82 75 43 14 W 3
58 Tue, Mar 4, 1997 Box Score Miami Heat L 99 108 43 15 L 1
59 Wed, Mar 5, 1997 Box Score @ Minnesota Timberwolves W 92 88 44 15 W 1
60 Fri, Mar 7, 1997 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 88 95 44 16 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Mar 8, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 91 85 45 16 W 1
62 Tue, Mar 11, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 80 93 45 17 L 1
63 Thu, Mar 13, 1997 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 102 82 46 17 W 1
64 Sun, Mar 16, 1997 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 86 83 47 17 W 2
65 Mon, Mar 17, 1997 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 82 85 47 18 L 1
66 Wed, Mar 19, 1997 Box Score Toronto Raptors L 97 99 47 19 L 2
67 Fri, Mar 21, 1997 Box Score Minnesota Timberwolves W 112 98 48 19 W 1
68 Sat, Mar 22, 1997 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 88 103 48 20 L 1
69 Wed, Mar 26, 1997 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 94 105 48 21 L 2
70 Fri, Mar 28, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 113 85 49 21 W 1
71 Sun, Mar 30, 1997 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 92 96 49 22 L 1
72 Tue, Apr 1, 1997 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 100 82 50 22 W 1
73 Wed, Apr 2, 1997 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 99 92 51 22 W 2
74 Fri, Apr 4, 1997 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 89 103 51 23 L 1
75 Mon, Apr 7, 1997 Box Score Miami Heat L 88 94 51 24 L 2
76 Thu, Apr 10, 1997 Box Score @ Miami Heat L 83 93 51 25 L 3
77 Fri, Apr 11, 1997 Box Score Charlotte Hornets L 85 93 51 26 L 4
78 Sun, Apr 13, 1997 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 108 91 52 26 W 1
79 Mon, Apr 14, 1997 Box Score @ Orlando Magic L 91 100 52 27 L 1
80 Wed, Apr 16, 1997 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 92 85 53 27 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 18, 1997 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 75 82 53 28 L 1
82 Sun, Apr 20, 1997 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W OT 124 120 54 28 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 25, 1997 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 75 89 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Apr 27, 1997 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 93 80 1 1 W 1
3 Tue, Apr 29, 1997 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 99 91 2 1 W 2
4 Fri, May 2, 1997 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 82 94 2 2 L 1
5 Sun, May 4, 1997 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 79 84 2 3 L 2