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The 1984–85 NBA season was the Pistons' 37th season in the NBA and 28th season in the city of Detroit.[1]

1984–85 Detroit Pistons season
Head coachChuck Daly
General managerJack McCloskey
Owner(s)William Davidson
ArenaPontiac Silverdome, Joe Louis Arena
Results
Record46–36 (.561)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWKBD-TV
PASS Sports
RadioWJR
< 1983–84 1985–86 >

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 20 Tony Campbell SF/SG   United States Ohio State
2 32 Eric Turner   United States Michigan
3 66 Kevin Springman   United States Saint Joseph's
4 89 Phillip Smith   United States New Mexico
5 112 Rick Doyle   United States Texas-San Antonio
6 135 Rennie Bailey   United States Louisiana Tech
7 158 Barry Francisco   United States Bloomsburg (PA)
8 181 Dale Roberts   United States Appalachian State
9 203 Ben Tower   United States Michigan State
10 225 Dan Pelekoudas   United States Michigan

RosterEdit

Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 54 Benson, Kent 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Indiana
G/F 00 Campbell, Tony 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Ohio State
F 23 Cureton, Earl 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Detroit
SG 15 Johnson, Vinnie 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Baylor
PF 35 Jones, Major 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Albany State
C 40 Laimbeer, Bill 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Notre Dame
SG 25 Long, John 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Detroit
PG 34 Lowe, Sidney 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) North Carolina State
PG 14 Romar, Lorenzo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Washington
PF 32 Roundfield, Dan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Central Michigan
SG 31 Steppe, Brook 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Georgia Tech
SG 22 Teagle, Terry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Baylor
SF 22 Thirdkill, David 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Bradley
PG 11 Thomas, Isiah 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Indiana
F 7 Tripucka, Kelly 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Notre Dame
G/F 41 Tyler, Terry 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Detroit
PF 31 Wilkinson, Dale 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Idaho State
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 59 23 .720 36–5 23–18 20–10
x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 13 26–15 20–21 21–8
x-Chicago Bulls 38 44 .463 21 26–15 12–29 13–17
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 36 46 .439 23 20–21 16–25 13–16
Atlanta Hawks 34 48 .415 25 19–22 15–26 15–15
Indiana Pacers 22 60 .268 37 16–25 6–35 7–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 63 19 .768
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 59 23 .720 4
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 58 24 .707 5
4 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 17
5 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 21
6 x-Washington Bullets 40 42 .488 23
7 x-Chicago Bulls 38 44 .463 25
8 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 36 46 .439 27
9 Atlanta Hawks 34 48 .415 29
10 New York Knicks 24 58 .293 39
11 Indiana Pacers 22 60 .268 41


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1984-85 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAC LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–4 3–3 3–3 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–0 0–2 6–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–4 3–3 3–3 0–5 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–3
Boston 4–1 4–2 6–0 2–0 1–1 4–2 2–0 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–4 5–1 6–0 3–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 5–1
Chicago 3–3 2–4 2–4 2–0 1–1 3–3 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 2–4 4–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–2
Cleveland 3–3 0–6 4–2 1–1 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–5 2–3 3–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3
Dallas 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–4 0–2 4–1 2–4 2–0 5–1 3–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 4–1 4–2 5–0 1–5 1–1
Denver 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 5–0 2–4 2–0 4–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 4–1 3–3 3–2 4–2 2–0
Detroit 5–1 2–4 3–3 4–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–5 3–2 1–5 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3
Golden State 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–5 0–2 2–3 0–2 2–3 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–4 2–4 1–4 3–3 1–4 1–1
Houston 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 4–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 2–3 1–4 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 4–2 3–2 3–3 0–2
Indiana 0–6 1–5 4–2 2–4 0–2 0–2 0–6 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–5 2–3 2–4 1–5 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–4
Kansas City 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–4 1–1 3–2 1–5 1–1 3–2 0–5 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–4 3–2 2–4 1–1
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 1–1 4–2 3–2 2–0 2–3 0–6 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 4–2 1–5 2–3 2–4 3–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 4–1 1–1 5–0 6–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 5–1 5–1 3–2 3–3 4–1 1–1
Milwaukee 4–2 4–1 3–3 5–1 1–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 2–0 5–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–3 5–0 3–3 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 4–2
New Jersey 3–3 1–5 4–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 5–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 3–3 6–0 2–4 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 4–2
New York 3–3 0–6 2–4 3–3 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 4–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 0–6 2–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–6
Philadelphia 5–0 3–3 5–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 5–1 2–0 1–1 5–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 4–2
Phoenix 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 4–2 1–4 2–0 3–2 2–4 1–5 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–3 1–4 5–1 3–2 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–4 1–1 4–2 2–3 2–0 2–3 5–1 1–5 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–2 4–2 3–2 1–1
San Antonio 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–3 1–1 4–1 2–4 1–1 4–2 3–2 2–3 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–3 4–1 1–5 0–2
Seattle 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–5 2–3 1–1 3–3 2–3 2–0 2–3 4–2 3–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 2–4 1–4 3–2 2–0
Utah 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 5–1 2–4 2–0 4–1 3–3 0–2 4–2 2–3 1–4 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–3 5–1 2–3 1–1
Washington 3–3 1–5 2–3 3–3 1–1 0–2 3–3 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–4 6–0 2–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(4) Detroit Pistons vs. (5) New Jersey Nets: Pistons win series 3-0

Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Pistons and Nets.

East Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (4) Detroit Pistons: Celtics win series 4-2

Last Playoff Meeting: 1968 Eastern Division Semifinals (Boston won 4-2)

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit