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The 2004–05 NBA season was the 64th season for the Pistons, the 57th in the National Basketball Association, and the 48th in the Detroit area.[1] During the offseason, the Pistons signed free agent Antonio McDyess. Coming off their upset victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals, the Pistons began the season playing around .500. However, things would get worse on November 19 in a game against the Indiana Pacers, when a brawl erupted between Pacers players and Pistons fans after Ben Wallace and Ron Artest got into a shoving match.[2] As the season progressed, the Pistons would post an 11-game winning streak near the end of the season, and would eventually finish first overall in the Central Division, and second overall in the Eastern Conference with a 54–28 record. Ben Wallace was named Defensive Player of the Year for the third time, and was selected for the 2005 NBA All-Star Game.

2004–05 Detroit Pistons season
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachLarry Brown
General managerJoe Dumars
Owner(s)William Davidson
ArenaThe Palace of Auburn Hills
Results
Record54–28 (.659)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Finals
(Lost to Spurs 3–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFSN Detroit, WKBD
RadioWDFN
< 2003–04 2005–06 >

In the first round of the playoffs, the Pistons defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in five games, then defeated the 6th-seeded Pacers in six games in the second round. The Pistons would then defeat the top-seeded Miami Heat in a full seven game series after trailing 3–2 to advance to the Finals for the second straight year. However, they narrowly missed out on repeating as NBA champions, losing to the San Antonio Spurs in the 2005 NBA Finals in seven games.[3]

After the Finals defeat, Larry Brown and the Pistons parted ways after spending two seasons as head coach. He would later be the head coach of his hometown New York Knicks, but after winning only 23 games in his only season in New York, Brown was fired again. Before return to coaching with the Charlotte Bobcats replaced Sam Vincent, who was fired by team owner Michael Jordan in the 2008–09 season and reached the playoffs in 2010 under the emergence of All-Star Gerald Wallace before he was retired as head coach during the 2010–11 season and replaced by veteran head coach Paul Silas, but after winning only 7 games in his half-season in the Bobcats name during the shortened–lockout season, Silas was released finishing with their worst winning percentage with .106 by a team's single–season in NBA history beating the infamous 1972–73 76ers with .110, and replaced by Mike Dunlap.[4] It was later announced in the off-season that Flip Saunders, who was fired as head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves at midseason, would be the Pistons head coach for next season.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 54 Rickey Paulding Guard   United States Missouri

RosterEdit

Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 30   Arroyo, Carlos 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Florida International
PG 1   Billups, Chauncey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Colorado
C 41   Campbell, Elden 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 279 lb (127 kg) Clemson
SG 20   Delfino, Carlos 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg)
SF 12   Dupree, Ronald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) LSU
SF 8   Ham, Darvin 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Texas Tech
SG 32   Hamilton, Richard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Connecticut
PG 10   Hunter, Lindsey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jackson State
PG 5   Jenkins, Horace 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) William Paterson
PF 24   McDyess, Antonio 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Alabama
C 31   Miličić, Darko 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Serbia
SF 22   Prince, Tayshaun 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kentucky
C 3   Wallace, Ben 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Virginia Union
PF 36   Wallace, Rasheed 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) North Carolina
Head coach

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

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 32–9 22–19 8–8
x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 7 27–14 20–21 8–8
x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 10 25–16 19–22 9–7
Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 12 29–12 13–28 7–9
Milwaukee Bucks 30 52 .366 24 23–18 7–34 8–8
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Miami Heat 59 23 .720
2 y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 5
3 y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 14
4 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 12
5 x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 16
8 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 17
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
10 Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 26
12 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 26
13 Milwaukee Bucks 30 52 .366 29
14 Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41
15 Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–4
Boston 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1
Charlotte 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–3 3–1 0–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4
Chicago 4–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–0 0–4 1–1 4–0 3–0 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–0 2–0 1–2
Cleveland 4–0 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–3 3–1 0–3 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2
Dallas 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0
Denver 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–2 2–0 2–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0
Detroit 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Indiana 3–0 2–1 3–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–2
L.A. Clippers 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–2 4–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 0–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–2
Memphis 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 3–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 0–3 3–1 0–3 2–0 3–0 0–2
Miami 4–0 2–1 3–1 3–1 3–0 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 3–0 2–0 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 4–0
Milwaukee 2–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 3–1 1–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 1–2 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–1
New Jersey 3–0 3–1 4–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–3
New Orleans 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–1 1–2 0–4 0–3 0–2 2–2 1–1
New York 3–1 1–3 3–1 0–4 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1
Orlando 3–1 0–3 1–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–2 4–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–0 2–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–4 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–4 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 3–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 3–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1
Seattle 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 3–1 3–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 0–2
Toronto 2–1 1–3 2–1 0–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3
Utah 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 0–2
Washington 4–0 1–3 4–0 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–4 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(2) Detroit Pistons vs. (7) Philadelphia 76ers

April 23
3:00 pm
Philadelphia 76ers 85, Detroit Pistons 106
Scoring by quarter: 28–16, 18–32, 24–32, 15–26
Pts: Allen Iverson 30
Rebs: Samuel Dalembert 18
Asts: Allen Iverson 10
Pts: Rasheed Wallace 29
Rebs: B. Wallace, R. Wallace 10 each
Asts: Richard Hamilton 5
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Greg Willard, Jack Nies
April 26
7:30 pm
Philadelphia 76ers 84, Detroit Pistons 99
Scoring by quarter: 23–20, 13–22, 21–27, 27–30
Pts: Allen Iverson 19
Rebs: Samuel Dalembert 11
Asts: Allen Iverson 10
Pts: Richard Hamilton 23
Rebs: Ben Wallace 10
Asts: Chauncey Billups 8
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Mike Callahan, Tony Brothers
April 29
8:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 104, Philadelphia 76ers 115
Scoring by quarter: 32–24, 22–27, 24–29, 26–35
Pts: Ben Wallace 29
Rebs: Ben Wallace 16
Asts: Richard Hamilton 12
Pts: Allen Iverson 37
Rebs: Samuel Dalembert 10
Asts: Allen Iverson 15
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia
Attendance: 16,907
Referees: Greg Willard, Monty Mccutchen, Ron Garretson
May 1
1:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 97, Philadelphia 76ers 92 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 21–24, 20–14, 19–23, 23–22, Overtime: 14–9
Pts: Chauncey Billups 25
Rebs: Ben Wallace 12
Asts: Chauncey Billups 7
Pts: Allen Iverson 36
Rebs: Samuel Dalembert 15
Asts: Allen Iverson 8
Wachovia Center, Philadelphia
Attendance: 15,894
Referees: Bob Delaney, David Jones, Steve Javie
May 3
8:00 pm
Philadelphia 76ers 78, Detroit Pistons 88
Scoring by quarter: 24–21, 20–22, 17–17, 17–28
Pts: Allen Iverson 34
Rebs: Samuel Dalembert 10
Asts: Allen Iverson 7
Pts: Billups, Hamilton 23 each
Rebs: Ben Wallace 13
Asts: Chauncey Billups 7
Detroit wins the series, 4–1
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Eddie F. Rush, Scott Foster, Sean Corbin

Last Playoffs meeting: 2003 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Detroit won 4–2)

East Conference SemifinalsEdit

(2) Detroit Pistons vs. (6) Indiana Pacers

May 9
8:00 pm
Indiana Pacers 81, Detroit Pistons 96
Scoring by quarter: 20–23, 18–29, 19–20, 24–24
Pts: Jermaine O'Neal 22
Rebs: Jeff Foster 13
Asts: Johnson, Miller 3 each
Pts: Richard Hamilton 28
Rebs: Ben Wallace 15
Asts: Chauncey Billups 7
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Jess Kersey, Jim Clark
May 11
8:00 pm
Indiana Pacers 92, Detroit Pistons 83
Scoring by quarter: 18–33, 22–17, 28–19, 24–14
Pts: Jermaine O'Neal 22
Rebs: Jeff Foster 20
Asts: Jamaal Tinsley 12
Pts: Tayshaun Prince 24
Rebs: Ben Wallace 16
Asts: Chauncey Billups 10
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Mike Callahan, Ron Garretson, Sean Corbin
May 13
6:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 74, Indiana Pacers 79
Scoring by quarter: 11–17, 17–25, 17–16, 29–21
Pts: Chauncey Billups 23
Rebs: Ben Wallace 14
Asts: Tayshaun Prince 6
Pts: Reggie Miller 17
Rebs: Jeff Foster 12
Asts: Jamaal Tinsley 6
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,345
Referees: Dan Crawford, Joe Forte, Tom Washington
May 15
2:30 pm
Detroit Pistons 89, Indiana Pacers 76
Scoring by quarter: 21–13, 26–21, 25–22, 17–20
Pts: Chauncey Billups 29
Rebs: Rasheed Wallace 12
Asts: Richard Hamilton 7
Pts: Stephen Jackson 23
Rebs: Jermaine O'Neal 13
Asts: Anthony Johnson 6
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,345
Referees: Bob Delaney, Luis Grillo, Steve Javie
May 17
7:00 pm
Indiana Pacers 67, Detroit Pistons 86
Scoring by quarter: 21–23, 14–19, 11–27, 21–17
Pts: Jermaine O'Neal 14
Rebs: Dale Davis 9
Asts: Jamaal Tinsley 5
Pts: Ben Wallace 19
Rebs: Tayshaun Prince 12
Asts: Chauncey Billups 7
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Eddie F. Rush, Jack Nies, Joe Crawford
May 19
7:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 88, Indiana Pacers 76
Scoring by quarter: 19–21, 20–25, 23–17, 26–16
Pts: Richard Hamilton 28
Rebs: B. Wallace, R. Wallace 11 each
Asts: Chauncey Billups 8
Pts: Reggie Miller 27
Rebs: Jermaine O'Neal 11
Asts: Jamaal Tinsley 10
Detroit wins the series, 4–2
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Attendance: 18,345
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Bill Spooner, Ken Mauer

Last Playoffs meeting: 2004 Eastern Conference Finals (Detroit won 4–2)

East Conference FinalsEdit

(1) Miami Heat vs. (2) Detroit Pistons

May 23
8:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 90, Miami Heat 81
Scoring by quarter: 24–25, 20–18, 30–24, 16–14
Pts: Rasheed Wallace 20
Rebs: Ben Wallace 13
Asts: Carlos Arroyo 7
Pts: Eddie Jones 22
Rebs: Eddie Jones 8
Asts: Damon Jones 5
American Airlines Arena, Miami
Attendance: 20,203
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Bob Delaney, Mike Callahan
May 25
8:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 86, Miami Heat 92
Scoring by quarter: 23–24, 13–23, 27–15, 23–30
Pts: Richard Hamilton 21
Rebs: Ben Wallace 14
Asts: Chauncey Billups 6
Pts: Dwyane Wade 40
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 10
Asts: Dwyane Wade 6
American Airlines Arena, Miami
Attendance: 20,228
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Eddie F. Rush, Tom Washington
May 29
8:00 pm
Miami Heat 113, Detroit Pistons 104
Scoring by quarter: 22–24, 31–27, 26–24, 34–29
Pts: Dwyane Wade 36
Rebs: D. Jones, Wade 7 each
Asts: D. Jones, O'Neal 5 each
Pts: Richard Hamilton 33
Rebs: Rasheed Wallace 8
Asts: Richard Hamilton 5
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Dan Crawford, Greg Willard, Joe Forte
May 31
8:00 pm
Miami Heat 96, Detroit Pistons 106
Scoring by quarter: 21–25, 25–35, 23–19, 27–27
Pts: Dwyane Wade 28
Rebs: Eddie Jones 10
Asts: Dwyane Wade 6
Pts: Richard Hamilton 28
Rebs: Ben Wallace 15
Asts: Richard Hamilton 8
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Derrick Stafford, Jack Nies, Joe Crawford
June 2
8:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 76, Miami Heat 88
Scoring by quarter: 26–27, 13–25, 21–20, 16–15
Pts: Richard Hamilton 21
Rebs: Antonio McDyess 9
Asts: Richard Hamilton 5
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 20
Rebs: Udonis Haslem 13
Asts: Damon Jones 6
American Airlines Arena, Miami
Attendance: 20,225
Referees: Ken Mauer, Ron Garretson, Steve Javie
June 4
8:00 pm
Miami Heat 66, Detroit Pistons 91
Scoring by quarter: 16–17, 16–27, 13–24, 21–23
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 24
Rebs: Shaquille O'Neal 13
Asts: Damon Jones 6
Pts: Richard Hamilton 24
Rebs: Prince, R. Wallace 9 each
Asts: Chauncey Billups 7
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Bernie Fryer, Dan Crawford
June 6
8:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 88, Miami Heat 82
Scoring by quarter: 21–23, 24–17, 19–26, 24–16
Pts: Richard Hamilton 22
Rebs: Ben Wallace 9
Asts: Chauncey Billups 8
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 27
Rebs: Udonis Haslem 10
Asts: Dwyane Wade 4
Detroit wins the series, 4–3
American Airlines Arena, Miami
Attendance: 20,241
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Eddie F. Rush, Joe Crawford

Last Playoffs meeting: 2000 Eastern Conference First Round (Miami won 3–0)

NBA FinalsEdit

(W2) San Antonio Spurs vs. (E2) Detroit Pistons

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−4)
June 9
8:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 69, San Antonio Spurs 84
Scoring by quarter: 20–17, 17–18, 14–20, 18–29
Pts: Chauncey Billups 25
Rebs: Ben Wallace 8
Asts: Chauncey Billups 6
Pts: Manu Ginóbili 26
Rebs: Tim Duncan 17
Asts: Horry, Parker 3 each
SBC Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Steve Javie, Ron Garretson, Mike Callahan
June 12
8:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 76, San Antonio Spurs 97
Scoring by quarter: 19–30, 23–28, 21–21, 13–18
Pts: Chauncey Billups 25
Rebs: Ben Wallace 8
Asts: Chauncey Billups 6
Pts: Manu Ginóbili 26
Rebs: Tim Duncan 17
Asts: Horry, Parker 3 each
SBC Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Bernie Fryer, Dan Crawford, Jack Nies
June 14
9:00 pm
San Antonio Spurs 79, Detroit Pistons 96
Scoring by quarter: 27–21, 15–20, 23–29, 14–26
Pts: Tony Parker 21
Rebs: Tim Duncan 10
Asts: Duncan, Parker 4 each
Pts: Richard Hamilton 24
Rebs: Ben Wallace 11
Asts: Chauncey Billups 7
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Bob Delaney, Joe Crawford
June 16
9:00 pm
San Antonio Spurs 71, Detroit Pistons 102
Scoring by quarter: 17–23, 19–28, 21–23, 14–28
Pts: Tim Duncan 16
Rebs: Tim Duncan 16
Asts: Bowen, Parker 4 each
Pts: Billups, Hunter 17 each
Rebs: Ben Wallace 13
Asts: Chauncey Billups 7
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Eddie F. Rush, Joe DeRosa
June 19
9:00 pm
San Antonio Spurs 96, Detroit Pistons 95 (OT)
Scoring by quarter: 21–23, 21–19, 22–21, 25–26, Overtime: 7–6
Pts: Tim Duncan 26
Rebs: Tim Duncan 19
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 9
Pts: Chauncey Billups 34
Rebs: Ben Wallace 12
Asts: Chauncey Billups 7
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Attendance: 22,076
Referees: Mike Callahan, Ron Garretson, Steve Javie
June 21
8:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 95, San Antonio Spurs 86
Scoring by quarter: 23–23, 23–24, 25–20, 24–19
Pts: Richard Hamilton 23
Rebs: Ben Wallace 9
Asts: Chauncey Billups 6
Pts: Duncan, Ginóbili 21 each
Rebs: Tim Duncan 15
Asts: Tony Parker 5
SBC Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Bernie Fryer, Dan Crawford
June 23
8:00 pm
Detroit Pistons 74, San Antonio Spurs 81
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 23–20, 18–19, 17–24
Pts: Richard Hamilton 15
Rebs: Ben Wallace 11
Asts: Chauncey Billups 8
Pts: Tim Duncan 25
Rebs: Tim Duncan 11
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 4
San Antonio wins the NBA Finals, 4–3
SBC Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Eddie F. Rush, Joe Crawford

Last Playoffs Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Spurs and Pistons.

Player statisticsEdit

  • Miller: 26. 6
  • Tayshaun Prince: 32 ppg , 12 rpg , 7 apg

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2004-05 Detroit Pistons
  2. ^ "5 Players, 7 Fans Charged in Brawl". Los Angeles Times. December 9, 2004. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; In Final Hour, Duncan Carries Spurs to Title". New York Times. June 24, 2005. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Brown Leaves the Pistons; Knicks Leave a Door Open". New York Times. July 20, 2005. Retrieved October 10, 2017.