Detroit Pistons Playoff Rosters

1987-1988 Detroit Pistons Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
William Bedford C 7-0 225 Dec 14, 1962 25 Memphis 1 1986 Rnd 1, Pick 6, Phoenix Suns
Adrian Dantley F-G 6-5 208 Feb 28, 1956 32 Notre Dame 11 1976 Rnd 1, Pick 6, Buffalo Braves
Darryl Dawkins C 6-11 251 Jan 11, 1957 31 Evans High School (Florida) 12 1975 Rnd 1, Pick 5, Philadelphia Sixers
Joe Dumars SG 6-3 190 May 24, 1963 24 McNeese State 2 1985 Rnd 1, Pick 18, Detroit Pistons
James Edwards C 7-0 225 Nov 22, 1955 32 Washington 10 1977 Rnd 3, Pick 2, Los Angeles Lakers
Vinnie Johnson PG 6-2 200 Sep 1, 1956 31 Baylor 8 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Seattle SuperSonics
Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 May 19, 1957 30 Notre Dame 7 1979 Rnd 3, Pick 21, Cleveland Cavaliers
Ralph Lewis SG 6-6 200 Mar 28, 1963 25 La Salle 0 1985 Rnd 6, Pick 23, Boston Celtics
Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 Sep 21, 1958 29 Hampton 7 1980 Rnd 2, Pick 12, Washington Wizards
Chuck Nevitt C 7-5 217 Jun 13, 1959 28 NC State 5 1982 Rnd 3, Pick 17, Houston Rockets
Dennis Rodman SF 6-7 210 May 13, 1961 26 Southeastern Oklahoma State 1 1986 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Detroit Pistons
Walker Russell, Sr. GF 6-5 195 Oct 26, 1960 27 Western Michigan 5 1982 Rnd 4, Pick 9, Detroit Pistons
John Salley C 6-11 230 May 16, 1964 23 Georgia Tech 1 1986 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Detroit Pistons
Isiah Thomas PG 6-1 180 Apr 30, 1961 26 Indiana 6 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Detroit Pistons

1987-1988 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Boston Celtics #8 New York Knicks BOS in 4
First Round #2 Detroit Pistons #7 Washington Bullets DET in 5
First Round #3 Chicago Bulls #6 Cleveland Cavaliers CHI in 5
First Round #4 Atlanta Hawks #5 Milwaukee Bucks ATL in 5
Second Round #1 Boston Celtics #4 Atlanta Hawks BOS in 7
Second Round #2 Detroit Pistons #3 Chicago Bulls DET in 5
Conference Finals #1 Boston Celtics #2 Detroit Pistons DET in 6

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

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Los Angeles Lakers #2 Detroit Pistons LAL in 7

1987-1988 Detroit Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Isiah Thomas 23 39.6 21.9 4.7 8.7 2.9 0.3 3.7
Adrian Dantley 23 35.0 19.4 4.7 2.0 0.8 0.0 2.2
Joe Dumars 23 35.0 12.3 2.2 4.9 0.6 0.1 1.7
Bill Laimbeer 23 33.9 11.9 9.6 1.9 0.8 0.8 1.3
Vinnie Johnson 23 20.7 10.3 3.3 1.9 0.7 0.2 0.9
Dennis Rodman 23 20.6 7.1 5.9 0.9 0.5 0.6 1.3
John Salley 23 27.1 7.0 6.7 0.9 0.7 1.6 0.9
James Edwards 22 14.0 6.3 3.1 0.5 0.2 0.5 0.5
Rick Mahorn 23 17.8 3.3 3.9 0.6 0.2 0.4 0.7
Walker Russell, Sr. 7 1.4 0.9 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
Ralph Lewis 10 1.7 0.4 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chuck Nevitt 3 1.3 0.7 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3

1987-1988 Detroit Pistons Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Washington Leaders
Apr 28, 1988
v.
Washington
W, 96-87 Silverdome
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 34. Isiah Thomas
REB: 12. B. Laimbeer
AST: 6. Joe Dumars
PTS: 33. Jeff Malone
REB: 13. Moses Malone
AST: 9. J. Williams
Apr 30, 1988
v.
Washington
W, 102-101 Silverdome
Opening Round
2-0 PTS: 30. Isiah Thomas
REB: 13. John Salley
AST: 5. Joe Dumars
PTS: 31. Jeff Malone
REB: 14. Moses Malone
AST: 4. Jeff Malone
May 2, 1988
@
Washington
L, 114-106 US Airways Arena
Opening Round
2-1 PTS: 29. Isiah Thomas
REB: 8. B. Laimbeer
AST: 8. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 35. Jeff Malone
REB: 9. Moses Malone
AST: 6. Steve Colter
May 4, 1988
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Washington
L, 106-103 US Airways Arena
Opening Round
2-2 PTS: 23. D. Rodman
REB: 10. B. Laimbeer
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 25. Jeff Malone
REB: 8. Moses Malone
AST: 5. D. Walker
May 8, 1988
v.
Washington
W, 99-78 Silverdome
Opening Round
3-2 PTS: 20. Joe Dumars
REB: 11. B. Laimbeer
AST: 11. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 18. Bernard King
REB: 12. Moses Malone
AST: 3. Moses Malone

1987-1988 Detroit Pistons Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Chicago Leaders
May 10, 1988
v.
Chicago
W, 93-82 Silverdome
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 23. A. Dantley
REB: 14. B. Laimbeer
AST: 8. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 29. M. Jordan
REB: 13. C. Oakley
AST: 6. M. Jordan
May 12, 1988
v.
Chicago
L, 95-105 Silverdome
Conference Semi Finals
1-1 PTS: 25. Isiah Thomas
REB: 14. B. Laimbeer
AST: 13. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 36. M. Jordan
REB: 12. C. Oakley
AST: 5. Sam Vincent
May 14, 1988
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Chicago
W, 79-101 Chicago Stadium
Conference Semi Finals
2-1 PTS: 23. V. Johnson
REB: 10. B. Laimbeer
AST: 11. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 24. M. Jordan
REB: 12. C. Oakley
AST: 6. Sam Vincent
May 15, 1988
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Chicago
W, 77-96 Chicago Stadium
Conference Semi Finals
3-1 PTS: 24. A. Dantley
REB: 13. B. Laimbeer
AST: 11. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 23. M. Jordan
REB: 10. C. Oakley
AST: 5. M. Jordan
May 18, 1988
v.
Chicago
W, 102-95 Silverdome
Conference Semi Finals
4-1 PTS: 25. Isiah Thomas
REB: 13. B. Laimbeer
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 25. M. Jordan
REB: 15. C. Oakley
AST: 8. M. Jordan

1987-1988 Detroit Pistons Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Boston Leaders
May 25, 1988
@
Boston
W, 96-104 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
1-0 PTS: 35. Isiah Thomas
REB: 10. Rick Mahorn
AST: 12. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 31. Kevin McHale
REB: 13. R. Parish
AST: 10. D. Johnson
May 26, 1988
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Boston
L, 119-115 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 24. Isiah Thomas
REB: 12. John Salley
AST: 11. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 26. R. Parish
REB: 12. Larry Bird
AST: 10. D. Johnson
May 28, 1988
v.
Boston
W, 98-94 Silverdome
Conference Finals
2-1 PTS: 29. Joe Dumars
REB: 9. John Salley
AST: 6. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 32. Kevin McHale
REB: 11. Larry Bird
AST: 8. Larry Bird
May 30, 1988
v.
Boston
L, 78-79 Silverdome
Conference Finals
2-2 PTS: 29. B. Laimbeer
REB: 8. Isiah Thomas
AST: 7. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 20. Larry Bird
REB: 10. Larry Bird
AST: 6. Larry Bird
Jun 1, 1988
@
Boston
W, 96-102 Boston Garden
Conference Finals
3-2 PTS: 35. Isiah Thomas
REB: 9. John Salley
AST: 5. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 27. Larry Bird
REB: 17. Larry Bird
AST: 8. D. Johnson
Jun 3, 1988
v.
Boston
W, 95-90 Silverdome
Conference Finals
4-2 PTS: 24. V. Johnson
REB: 9. B. Laimbeer
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 33. Kevin McHale
REB: 14. Larry Bird
AST: 9. D. Johnson

1987-1988 Detroit Pistons NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders L.A. Lakers Leaders
Jun 7, 1988
@
L.A. Lakers
W, 93-105 The Forum
NBA Finals
1-0 PTS: 34. A. Dantley
REB: 7. B. Laimbeer
AST: 12. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 28. M. Johnson
REB: 12. A.C. Green
AST: 10. M. Johnson
Jun 9, 1988
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 108-96 The Forum
NBA Finals
1-1 PTS: 19. A. Dantley
REB: 9. Rick Mahorn
AST: 7. Joe Dumars
PTS: 26. James Worthy
REB: 13. A.C. Green
AST: 11. M. Johnson
Jun 12, 1988
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 86-99 Silverdome
NBA Finals
1-2 PTS: 28. Isiah Thomas
REB: 12. D. Rodman
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 24. James Worthy
REB: 9. James Worthy
AST: 14. M. Johnson
Jun 14, 1988
v.
L.A. Lakers
W, 111-86 Silverdome
NBA Finals
2-2 PTS: 27. A. Dantley
REB: 9. Isiah Thomas
AST: 12. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 23. M. Johnson
REB: 10. A.C. Green
AST: 6. M. Johnson
Jun 16, 1988
v.
L.A. Lakers
W, 104-94 Silverdome
NBA Finals
3-2 PTS: 25. A. Dantley
REB: 11. B. Laimbeer
AST: 8. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 26. K. Abdul-Jabbar
REB: 6. M. Johnson
AST: 17. M. Johnson
Jun 19, 1988
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 103-102 The Forum
NBA Finals
3-3 PTS: 43. Isiah Thomas
REB: 9. B. Laimbeer
AST: 10. Joe Dumars
PTS: 28. James Worthy
REB: 10. A.C. Green
AST: 19. M. Johnson
Jun 21, 1988
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 108-105 The Forum
NBA Finals
3-4 PTS: 25. Joe Dumars
REB: 10. John Salley
AST: 7. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 36. James Worthy
REB: 16. James Worthy
AST: 14. M. Johnson