Detroit Pistons Playoff Rosters

1988-1989 Detroit Pistons Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Mark Aguirre SF 6-6 232 Dec 10, 1959 29 DePaul 7 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 1, Dallas Mavericks
William Bedford C 7-0 225 Dec 14, 1962 26 Memphis 2 1986 Rnd 1, Pick 6, Phoenix Suns
Fennis Dembo GF 6-5 215 Jan 24, 1966 23 Wyoming 0 1988 Rnd 2, Pick 5, Detroit Pistons
Joe Dumars SG 6-3 190 May 24, 1963 25 McNeese State 3 1985 Rnd 1, Pick 18, Detroit Pistons
James Edwards C 7-0 225 Nov 22, 1955 33 Washington 11 1977 Rnd 3, Pick 2, Los Angeles Lakers
Vinnie Johnson PG 6-2 200 Sep 1, 1956 32 Baylor 9 1979 Rnd 1, Pick 7, Seattle SuperSonics
Bill Laimbeer C 6-11 245 May 19, 1957 31 Notre Dame 8 1979 Rnd 3, Pick 21, Cleveland Cavaliers
John Long GF 6-5 195 Aug 28, 1956 32 Detroit-Mercy 10 1978 Rnd 2, Pick 7, Detroit Pistons
Rick Mahorn C 6-10 240 Sep 21, 1958 30 Hampton 8 1980 Rnd 2, Pick 12, Washington Wizards
Dennis Rodman SF 6-7 210 May 13, 1961 27 Southeastern Oklahoma State 2 1986 Rnd 2, Pick 3, Detroit Pistons
John Salley C 6-11 230 May 16, 1964 24 Georgia Tech 2 1986 Rnd 1, Pick 11, Detroit Pistons
Isiah Thomas PG 6-1 180 Apr 30, 1961 27 Indiana 7 1981 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Detroit Pistons
Micheal Williams PG 6-2 175 Jul 23, 1966 22 Baylor 0 1988 Rnd 2, Pick 23, Detroit Pistons

1988-1989 Playoff Matchups

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

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

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Detroit Pistons #1 Los Angeles Lakers DET in 4

1988-1989 Detroit Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Isiah Thomas 17 37.2 18.2 4.3 8.3 1.6 0.2 2.5
Joe Dumars 17 36.5 17.6 2.6 5.6 0.7 0.1 1.8
Vinnie Johnson 17 21.9 14.1 2.6 2.5 0.2 0.2 1.2
Mark Aguirre 17 27.2 12.6 4.4 1.6 0.5 0.2 1.2
Bill Laimbeer 17 29.2 10.1 8.2 1.8 0.4 0.5 1.1
John Salley 17 23.1 8.9 4.6 0.5 0.5 1.5 0.7
James Edwards 17 18.6 7.1 2.1 0.7 0.1 0.5 0.9
Dennis Rodman 17 24.1 5.8 10.0 0.9 0.4 0.7 1.4
Rick Mahorn 17 21.2 5.7 5.1 0.4 0.5 0.8 0.6
John Long 4 2.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Micheal Williams 4 1.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0
Fennis Dembo 2 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5

1988-1989 Detroit Pistons Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Boston Leaders
Apr 28, 1989
v.
Boston
W, 101-91 The Palace of Auburn Hills
Opening Round
1-0 PTS: 25. Joe Dumars
REB: 12. B. Laimbeer
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 27. Kevin McHale
REB: 12. R. Parish
AST: 8. Brian Shaw
Apr 30, 1989
v.
Boston
W, 102-95 The Palace of Auburn Hills
Opening Round
2-0 PTS: 26. Isiah Thomas
REB: 15. B. Laimbeer
AST: 8. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 25. R. Parish
REB: 11. Kevin McHale
AST: 5. Reggie Lewis
May 2, 1989
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Boston
W, 85-100 Boston Garden
Opening Round
3-0 PTS: 25. V. Johnson
REB: 9. D. Rodman
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 20. Reggie Lewis
REB: 11. Joe Kleine
AST: 7. Brian Shaw

1988-1989 Detroit Pistons Conference Semi Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Milwaukee Leaders
May 10, 1989
v.
Milwaukee
W, 85-80 The Palace of Auburn Hills
Conference Semi Finals
1-0 PTS: 19. B. Laimbeer
REB: 17. B. Laimbeer
AST: 6. Joe Dumars
PTS: 25. Ricky Pierce
REB: 6. S. Moncrief
AST: 6. J. Humphries
May 12, 1989
v.
Milwaukee
W, 112-92 The Palace of Auburn Hills
Conference Semi Finals
2-0 PTS: 23. John Salley
REB: 13. D. Rodman
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 22. L. Krystkowiak
REB: 13. L. Krystkowiak
AST: 6. Rickey Green
May 14, 1989
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Milwaukee
W, 90-110 BMO Harris Bradley Center
Conference Semi Finals
3-0 PTS: 26. Isiah Thomas
REB: 11. B. Laimbeer
AST: 10. Joe Dumars
PTS: 22. Ricky Pierce
REB: 8. Randy Breuer
AST: 5. J. Humphries
May 15, 1989
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Milwaukee
W, 94-96 BMO Harris Bradley Center
Conference Semi Finals
4-0 PTS: 22. Joe Dumars
REB: 10. Isiah Thomas
AST: 13. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 33. Fred Roberts
REB: 9. Randy Breuer
AST: 14. J. Humphries

1988-1989 Detroit Pistons Conference Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders Chicago Leaders
May 21, 1989
v.
Chicago
L, 88-94 The Palace of Auburn Hills
Conference Finals
0-1 PTS: 17. Rick Mahorn
REB: 15. B. Laimbeer
AST: 10. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 32. M. Jordan
REB: 11. S. Pippen
AST: 6. S. Pippen
May 23, 1989
v.
Chicago
W, 100-91 The Palace of Auburn Hills
Conference Finals
1-1 PTS: 33. Isiah Thomas
REB: 12. D. Rodman
AST: 4. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 27. M. Jordan
REB: 20. Horace Grant
AST: 6. John Paxson
May 27, 1989
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Chicago
L, 99-97 Chicago Stadium
Conference Finals
1-2 PTS: 25. Mark Aguirre
REB: 13. D. Rodman
AST: 11. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 46. M. Jordan
REB: 8. S. Pippen
AST: 5. M. Jordan
May 29, 1989
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Chicago
W, 80-86 Chicago Stadium
Conference Finals
2-2 PTS: 27. Isiah Thomas
REB: 18. D. Rodman
AST: 6. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 23. M. Jordan
REB: 12. Horace Grant
AST: 5. Craig Hodges
May 31, 1989
v.
Chicago
W, 94-85 The Palace of Auburn Hills
Conference Finals
3-2 PTS: 22. V. Johnson
REB: 14. D. Rodman
AST: 12. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 19. Craig Hodges
REB: 12. B. Cartwright
AST: 9. M. Jordan
Jun 2, 1989
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Chicago
W, 94-103 Chicago Stadium
Conference Finals
4-2 PTS: 33. Isiah Thomas
REB: 15. D. Rodman
AST: 9. Joe Dumars
PTS: 32. M. Jordan
REB: 13. Horace Grant
AST: 13. M. Jordan

1988-1989 Detroit Pistons NBA Finals Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Detroit Leaders L.A. Lakers Leaders
Jun 6, 1989
v.
L.A. Lakers
W, 109-97 The Palace of Auburn Hills
NBA Finals
1-0 PTS: 24. Isiah Thomas
REB: 10. D. Rodman
AST: 9. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 17. M. Johnson
REB: 8. A.C. Green
AST: 14. M. Johnson
Jun 8, 1989
v.
L.A. Lakers
W, 108-105 The Palace of Auburn Hills
NBA Finals
2-0 PTS: 33. Joe Dumars
REB: 7. D. Rodman
AST: 7. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 19. M. Cooper
REB: 9. A.C. Green
AST: 9. M. Johnson
Jun 11, 1989
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L.A. Lakers
W, 110-114 The Forum
NBA Finals
3-0 PTS: 31. Joe Dumars
REB: 19. D. Rodman
AST: 8. Isiah Thomas
PTS: 26. James Worthy
REB: 13. K. Abdul-Jabbar
AST: 13. M. Cooper
Jun 13, 1989
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L.A. Lakers
W, 97-105 The Forum
NBA Finals
4-0 PTS: 23. Joe Dumars
REB: 7. Rick Mahorn
AST: 6. Joe Dumars
PTS: 40. James Worthy
REB: 12. A.C. Green
AST: 9. M. Cooper