Detroit Pistons Playoff Rosters

1986-1987 Detroit Pistons Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Tony Campbell GF 6-7 215 May 7, 1962 24 Ohio State 2 1984 Rnd 1, Pick 20, Detroit Pistons
Adrian Dantley F-G 6-5 208 Feb 28, 1956 31 Notre Dame 10 1976 Rnd 1, Pick 6, Buffalo Braves
Joe Dumars SG 6-3 190 May 24, 1963 23 McNeese State 1 1985 Rnd 1, Pick 18, Detroit Pistons
Sidney Green F-C 6-9 220 Jan 4, 1961 26 UNLV 3 1983 Rnd 1, Pick 5, Chicago Bulls
Vinnie Johnson PG 6-2 200 Sep 1, 1956 30 Baylor 7 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Seattle SuperSonics
Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 May 19, 1957 29 Notre Dame 6 1979 Rnd 3, Pick 21, Cleveland Cavaliers
Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 Sep 21, 1958 28 Hampton 6 1980 Rnd 2, Pick 12, Washington Wizards
Chuck Nevitt C 7-5 217 Jun 13, 1959 27 NC State 4 1982 Rnd 3, Pick 17, Houston Rockets
Kurt Nimphius FC 6-10 218 Mar 13, 1958 29 Arizona State 5 1980 Rnd 3, Pick 1, Denver Nuggets
Dennis Rodman SF 6-7 210 May 13, 1961 25 Southeastern Oklahoma State 0 1986 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Detroit Pistons
John Salley C 6-11 230 May 16, 1964 22 Georgia Tech 0 1986 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Detroit Pistons
Isiah Thomas PG 6-1 180 Apr 30, 1961 25 Indiana 5 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Detroit Pistons

1986-1987 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Boston Celtics #8 Chicago Bulls BOS in 3
First Round #2 Atlanta Hawks #7 Indiana Pacers ATL in 4
First Round #3 Detroit Pistons #6 Washington Bullets DET in 3
First Round #4 Milwaukee Bucks #5 Philadelphia Sixers MIL in 5
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #4 Milwaukee Bucks BOS in 7
Second Round #2 Atlanta Hawks #3 Detroit Pistons DET in 5
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #3 Detroit Pistons BOS in 7

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #8 Denver Nuggets LAL in 3
First Round #2 Dallas Mavericks #7 Seattle SuperSonics SEA in 4
First Round #3 Portland Trail Blazers #6 Houston Rockets HOU in 4
First Round #4 Utah Jazz #5 Golden State Warriors GSW in 5
Second Round #1 Los Angeles Lakers #5 Golden State Warriors LAL in 5
Second Round #6 Houston Rockets #7 Seattle SuperSonics SEA in 6
Conference Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #7 Seattle SuperSonics LAL in 4

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

1986-1987 Detroit Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Isiah Thomas 15 37.5 24.1 4.5 8.7 2.6 0.3 2.8
Adrian Dantley 15 33.3 20.5 4.5 2.3 0.9 0.0 2.2
Vinnie Johnson 15 25.9 14.7 2.9 4.1 0.6 0.3 1.5
Joe Dumars 15 31.5 12.7 1.3 4.8 0.8 0.1 1.8
Bill Laimbeer 15 36.2 12.3 10.4 2.5 1.0 0.8 1.3
Rick Mahorn 15 32.2 9.7 9.5 0.3 0.4 0.7 1.1
Dennis Rodman 15 16.3 6.5 4.7 0.2 0.4 1.1 1.1
John Salley 15 20.7 6.2 4.8 0.7 0.2 1.1 0.9
Sidney Green 9 4.7 1.9 1.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3
Tony Campbell 4 3.2 2.2 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kurt Nimphius 4 7.5 2.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.8
Chuck Nevitt 3 3.3 1.3 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

1986-1987 Detroit Pistons Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Washington Leaders
Apr 24, 1987
v.
Washington
W, 106-92 Silverdome
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 34. Isiah Thomas
REB: 10. D. Rodman
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 24. T. Catledge
REB: 12. T. Catledge
AST: 3. Moses Malone
Apr 26, 1987
v.
Washington
W, 128-85 Silverdome
Opening Round
2-0 PTS: 24. A. Dantley
REB: 9. B. Laimbeer
AST: 13. V. Johnson
PTS: 19. T. Catledge
REB: 10. Moses Malone
AST: 4. E. Whatley
Apr 29, 1987
@
Washington
W, 96-97 US Airways Arena
Opening Round
3-0 PTS: 21. A. Dantley
REB: 12. Rick Mahorn
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 31. Moses Malone
REB: 16. Moses Malone
AST: 8. M. Adams

1986-1987 Detroit Pistons Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Atlanta Leaders
May 3, 1987
@
Atlanta
W, 111-112 Omni Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 30. Isiah Thomas
REB: 10. D. Rodman
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 22. Kevin Willis
REB: 10. Kevin Willis
AST: 14. Doc Rivers
May 5, 1987
@
Atlanta
L, 115-102 Omni Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 20. B. Laimbeer
REB: 12. B. Laimbeer
AST: 6. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 34. R. Wittman
REB: 10. Kevin Willis
AST: 14. Doc Rivers
May 8, 1987
v.
Atlanta
W, 108-99 Silverdome
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 35. Isiah Thomas
REB: 9. D. Rodman
AST: 8. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 26. Kevin Willis
REB: 12. Kevin Willis
AST: 8. Doc Rivers
May 10, 1987
v.
Atlanta
W, 89-88 Silverdome
Conference Semi Finals
3-1 PTS: 31. Isiah Thomas
REB: 17. Rick Mahorn
AST: 5. Joe Dumars
PTS: 19. D. Wilkins
REB: 12. D. Wilkins
AST: 7. Doc Rivers
May 13, 1987
@
Atlanta
W, 96-104 Omni Coliseum
Conference Semi Finals
4-1 PTS: 21. Joe Dumars
REB: 16. Rick Mahorn
AST: 12. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 26. D. Wilkins
REB: 12. D. Wilkins
AST: 15. Doc Rivers

1986-1987 Detroit Pistons Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Boston Leaders
May 19, 1987
@
Boston
L, 104-91 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 18. Isiah Thomas
REB: 11. Rick Mahorn
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 31. R. Parish
REB: 16. Larry Bird
AST: 11. Larry Bird
May 21, 1987
@
Boston
L, 110-101 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
0-2 PTS: 36. Isiah Thomas
REB: 17. B. Laimbeer
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 31. Larry Bird
REB: 9. Larry Bird
AST: 12. Larry Bird
May 23, 1987
v.
Boston
W, 122-104 Silverdome
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 25. A. Dantley
REB: 12. Rick Mahorn
AST: 8. V. Johnson
PTS: 18. Sam Vincent
REB: 11. Larry Bird
AST: 8. D. Johnson
May 24, 1987
v.
Boston
W, 145-119 Silverdome
Conference Finals
2-2 PTS: 32. A. Dantley
REB: 13. B. Laimbeer
AST: 8. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 18. Sam Vincent
REB: 9. Kevin McHale
AST: 7. Sam Vincent
May 26, 1987
@
Boston
L, 108-107 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
2-3 PTS: 25. A. Dantley
REB: 14. B. Laimbeer
AST: 11. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 36. Larry Bird
REB: 12. Larry Bird
AST: 9. Larry Bird
May 28, 1987
v.
Boston
W, 113-105 Silverdome
Conference Finals
3-3 PTS: 24. V. Johnson
REB: 18. Rick Mahorn
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 35. Larry Bird
REB: 12. Kevin McHale
AST: 11. D. Johnson
May 30, 1987
@
Boston
L, 117-114 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
3-4 PTS: 35. Joe Dumars
REB: 13. B. Laimbeer
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 37. Larry Bird
REB: 11. R. Parish
AST: 11. D. Johnson