Detroit Pistons Playoff Rosters

1983-1984 Detroit Pistons Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Kent Benson C 6-10 235 Dec 27, 1954 29 Indiana 6 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Milwaukee Bucks
Earl Cureton PF 6-9 210 Sep 3, 1957 26 Detroit-Mercy 3 1979 Rnd 3, Pick 14, Philadelphia Sixers
Lionel Hollins PG 6-3 185 Oct 19, 1953 30 Arizona State 8 1975 Rnd 1, Pick 6, Portland Trail Blazers
Vinnie Johnson PG 6-2 200 Sep 1, 1956 27 Baylor 4 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Seattle SuperSonics
Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 May 19, 1957 26 Notre Dame 3 1979 Rnd 3, Pick 21, Cleveland Cavaliers
Cliff Levingston PF 6-8 210 Jan 4, 1961 23 Wichita State 1 1982 Rnd 1, Pick 9, Atlanta Hawks
John Long GF 6-5 195 Aug 28, 1956 27 Detroit-Mercy 5 1978 Rnd 2, Pick 7, Detroit Pistons
David Thirdkill GF 6-7 195 Apr 12, 1960 24 Bradley 1 1982 Rnd 1, Pick 15, Phoenix Suns
Isiah Thomas PG 6-1 180 Apr 30, 1961 22 Indiana 2 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Detroit Pistons
Ray Tolbert PF 6-9 225 Sep 10, 1958 25 Indiana 2 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 18, New Jersey Nets
Kelly Tripucka G-F 6-6 220 Feb 16, 1959 25 Notre Dame 2 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 12, Detroit Pistons
Terry Tyler GF 6-7 215 Oct 30, 1956 27 Detroit-Mercy 5 1978 Rnd 2, Pick 1, Detroit Pistons

1983-1984 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Boston Celtics #8 Washington Bullets BOS in 4
First Round #2 Milwaukee Bucks #7 Atlanta Hawks MIL in 5
First Round #3 Philadelphia Sixers #6 New Jersey Nets NJN in 5
First Round #4 Detroit Pistons #5 New York Knicks NYK in 5
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #5 New York Knicks BOS in 7
Second Round #2 Milwaukee Bucks #6 New Jersey Nets MIL in 6
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #2 Milwaukee Bucks BOS in 5

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #8 Kansas City Kings LAL in 3
First Round #2 Utah Jazz #7 Denver Nuggets UTA in 5
First Round #3 Portland Trail Blazers #6 Phoenix Suns PHX in 5
First Round #4 Dallas Mavericks #5 Seattle SuperSonics DAL in 5
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #4 Dallas Mavericks LAL in 5
Second Round #2 Utah Jazz #6 Phoenix Suns PHX in 6
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #6 Phoenix Suns LAL in 6

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Boston Celtics #1 Los Angeles Lakers BOS in 7

1983-1984 Detroit Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Kelly Tripucka 5 41.6 27.4 4.6 3.0 2.2 0.0 3.6
Isiah Thomas 5 39.6 21.4 3.8 11.0 2.6 1.2 4.6
Bill Laimbeer 5 33.0 15.2 12.4 2.4 0.8 0.6 2.4
John Long 5 29.8 11.0 2.2 0.4 1.4 0.0 2.0
Vinnie Johnson 5 26.4 10.2 2.8 2.4 0.2 0.2 0.8
Cliff Levingston 5 20.2 8.0 4.8 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.6
Kent Benson 5 25.8 7.6 6.0 1.4 1.0 1.4 0.6
Earl Cureton 5 18.6 6.4 6.6 0.4 0.4 0.2 1.0
Terry Tyler 5 8.4 5.0 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.6 0.2
Ray Tolbert 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Lionel Hollins 2 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.0

1983-1984 Detroit Pistons Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders New York Leaders
Apr 17, 1984
v.
New York
L, 93-94 Silverdome
Opening Round
0-1 PTS: 26. K. Tripucka
REB: 14. Kent Benson
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 36. Bernard King
REB: 11. B. Cartwright
AST: 7. D. Walker
Apr 19, 1984
v.
New York
W, 113-105 Silverdome
Opening Round
1-1 PTS: 31. B. Laimbeer
REB: 15. B. Laimbeer
AST: 13. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 46. Bernard King
REB: 11. T. Robinson
AST: 9. Ray Williams
Apr 22, 1984
@
New York
L, 120-113 Madison Square Garden
Opening Round
1-2 PTS: 40. K. Tripucka
REB: 10. B. Laimbeer
AST: 5. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 46. Bernard King
REB: 10. Bernard King
AST: 11. Rory Sparrow
Apr 25, 1984
@
New York
W, 112-119 Madison Square Garden
Opening Round
2-2 PTS: 22. Isiah Thomas
REB: 10. B. Laimbeer
AST: 16. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 41. Bernard King
REB: 12. T. Robinson
AST: 10. Rory Sparrow
Apr 27, 1984
v.
New York
L, 123-127 Joe Louis Arena
Opening Round
2-3 PTS: 35. Isiah Thomas
REB: 17. B. Laimbeer
AST: 12. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 44. Bernard King
REB: 12. Bernard King
AST: 12. Ray Williams