Detroit Pistons Playoff Rosters

1984-1985 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 30 Indiana 7 1977 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Milwaukee Bucks
Tony Campbell GF 6-7 215 May 7, 1962 22 Ohio State 0 1984 Rnd 1, Pick 20, Detroit Pistons
Earl Cureton PF 6-9 210 Sep 3, 1957 27 Detroit-Mercy 4 1979 Rnd 3, Pick 14, Philadelphia Sixers
Vinnie Johnson PG 6-2 200 Sep 1, 1956 28 Baylor 5 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Seattle SuperSonics
Major Jones PF 6-9 225 Jul 9, 1953 31 Albany State (GA) 7 1976 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Portland Trail Blazers
Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 May 19, 1957 27 Notre Dame 4 1979 Rnd 3, Pick 21, Cleveland Cavaliers
John Long GF 6-5 195 Aug 28, 1956 28 Detroit-Mercy 6 1978 Rnd 2, Pick 7, Detroit Pistons
Dan Roundfield F-C 6-8 205 May 26, 1953 31 Central Michigan 8 1975 Rnd 2, Pick 10, Cleveland Cavaliers
Brook Steppe GF 6-5 195 Sep 7, 1959 25 Georgia Tech 2 1982 Rnd 1, Pick 17, Kansas City Kings
Isiah Thomas PG 6-1 180 Apr 30, 1961 23 Indiana 3 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Detroit Pistons
Kelly Tripucka G-F 6-6 220 Feb 16, 1959 26 Notre Dame 3 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 12, Detroit Pistons
Terry Tyler GF 6-7 215 Oct 30, 1956 28 Detroit-Mercy 6 1978 Rnd 2, Pick 1, Detroit Pistons

1984-1985 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Boston Celtics #8 Cleveland Cavaliers BOS in 4
First Round #2 Milwaukee Bucks #7 Chicago Bulls MIL in 4
First Round #3 Philadelphia Sixers #6 Washington Bullets PHI in 4
First Round #4 Detroit Pistons #5 New Jersey Nets DET in 3
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #4 Detroit Pistons BOS in 6
Second Round #2 Milwaukee Bucks #3 Philadelphia Sixers PHI in 4
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #3 Philadelphia Sixers BOS in 5

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #8 Phoenix Suns LAL in 3
First Round #2 Denver Nuggets #7 San Antonio Spurs DEN in 5
First Round #3 Houston Rockets #6 Utah Jazz UTA in 5
First Round #4 Dallas Mavericks #5 Portland Trail Blazers POR in 4
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #5 Portland Trail Blazers LAL in 5
Second Round #2 Denver Nuggets #6 Utah Jazz DEN in 5
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #2 Denver Nuggets LAL in 5

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Boston Celtics #1 Los Angeles Lakers LAL in 6

1984-1985 Detroit Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Isiah Thomas 9 39.4 24.3 5.2 11.2 2.1 0.4 3.3
Kelly Tripucka 9 32.0 14.8 4.3 3.2 0.4 0.3 2.1
Bill Laimbeer 9 36.1 14.7 10.7 1.7 0.8 0.8 1.8
Vinnie Johnson 9 26.1 14.2 3.0 3.2 0.7 0.1 1.7
Terry Tyler 9 19.9 13.3 4.4 0.3 0.7 0.4 1.0
John Long 9 28.3 12.4 1.9 1.4 1.6 0.2 1.2
Dan Roundfield 9 23.9 9.1 6.7 1.7 0.4 0.7 1.7
Kent Benson 9 15.8 7.0 4.0 0.4 0.9 0.2 0.7
Earl Cureton 9 14.8 4.1 4.6 0.4 1.0 0.2 0.4
Brook Steppe 4 5.0 2.0 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5
Tony Campbell 2 4.5 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Major Jones 1 4.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1984-1985 Detroit Pistons Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders New Jersey Leaders
Apr 18, 1985
v.
New Jersey
W, 125-105 Joe Louis Arena
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 23. B. Laimbeer
REB: 13. B. Laimbeer
AST: 11. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 23. B. Williams
REB: 9. B. Williams
AST: 10. M. Richardson
Apr 21, 1985
v.
New Jersey
W, 121-111 Joe Louis Arena
Opening Round
2-0 PTS: 29. Isiah Thomas
REB: 12. B. Laimbeer
AST: 14. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 27. Albert King
REB: 11. B. Williams
AST: 14. M. Richardson
Apr 24, 1985
@
New Jersey
W, 115-116 Izod Center
Opening Round
3-0 PTS: 23. Terry Tyler
REB: 11. Terry Tyler
AST: 11. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 28. B. Williams
REB: 12. B. Williams
AST: 10. M. Richardson

1984-1985 Detroit Pistons Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Boston Leaders
Apr 28, 1985
@
Boston
L, 133-99 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
0-1 PTS: 23. Isiah Thomas
REB: 5. Kent Benson
AST: 8. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 27. R. Parish
REB: 16. R. Parish
AST: 7. Danny Ainge
Apr 30, 1985
@
Boston
L, 121-114 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
0-2 PTS: 28. Isiah Thomas
REB: 9. Isiah Thomas
AST: 15. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 42. Larry Bird
REB: 10. Larry Bird
AST: 7. D. Johnson
May 2, 1985
v.
Boston
W, 125-117 Joe Louis Arena
Conference Semi Finals
1-2 PTS: 27. B. Laimbeer
REB: 13. B. Laimbeer
AST: 16. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 27. D. Johnson
REB: 13. Larry Bird
AST: 8. Larry Bird
May 5, 1985
v.
Boston
W, 102-99 Joe Louis Arena
Conference Semi Finals
2-2 PTS: 34. V. Johnson
REB: 12. B. Laimbeer
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 24. Kevin McHale
REB: 10. Kevin McHale
AST: 7. Larry Bird
May 8, 1985
@
Boston
L, 130-123 Boston Garden
Conference Semi Finals
2-3 PTS: 30. V. Johnson
REB: 13. B. Laimbeer
AST: 7. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 43. Larry Bird
REB: 13. Larry Bird
AST: 6. D. Johnson
May 10, 1985
v.
Boston
L, 113-123 Joe Louis Arena
Conference Semi Finals
2-4 PTS: 37. Isiah Thomas
REB: 13. B. Laimbeer
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 24. R. Parish
REB: 13. R. Parish
AST: 9. Danny Ainge