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The 2006–07 Detroit Pistons season was the 66th season of the franchise, the 59th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 50th in the Detroit area. The Pistons began the season hoping to improve upon their 64–18 output from the previous season. However, they came eleven wins shy of tying it, finishing 53–29.[1] After signing Nazr Mohammed and hometown native Chris Webber to offset the loss of Ben Wallace during the off-season, the Pistons were able to reach the Eastern Conference finals for the fifth consecutive season, becoming the first team since the 1992–93 Chicago Bulls to do so. In the Eastern Conference Finals, they were defeated by the eventual Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers in six games.

2006–07 Detroit Pistons season
Division champions
Head coachFlip Saunders
General managerJoe Dumars
Owner(s)William Davidson
ArenaThe Palace of Auburn Hills
Results
Record53–29 (.646)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishEastern Conference Finals
(Lost to Cavaliers 2–4)
Local media
TelevisionFSN Detroit, WMYD
RadioWDFN
< 2005–06 2007–08 >

Contents

Draft PicksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 60 Will Blalock PG   United States Iowa State

RosterEdit

Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 1   Billups, Chauncey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Colorado
G 8   Blalock, Will 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Iowa State
F/C 34   Davis, Dale 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Clemson
G/F 20   Delfino, Carlos 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Argentina
F 12   Dupree, Ronald 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 209 lb (95 kg) LSU
G/F 32   Hamilton, Richard 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Connecticut
G 10   Hunter, Lindsey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jackson State
F 25   Johnson, Amir 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Westchester HS (CA)
F/C 54   Maxiell, Jason 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Cincinnati
F/C 24   McDyess, Antonio 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Alabama
C 13   Mohammed, Nazr 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Kentucky
G 6   Murray, Flip 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Shaw
F 22   Prince, Tayshaun 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kentucky
F/C 30   Wallace, Rasheed 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) North Carolina
F/C 84   Webber, Chris 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 53 29 .646 - 26–15 27–14 9–7
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 3 30–11 20–21 10–6
x-Chicago Bulls 49 33 .598 4 31–10 18–23 12–4
Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 18 22–19 13–28 8–8
Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 25 18–23 10–31 1–15
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 53 29 .646
2 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 3
3 y-Toronto Raptors 47 35 .573 6
4 y-Miami Heat 44 38 .537 9
5 x-Chicago Bulls 49 33 .598 4
6 x-New Jersey Nets 41 41 .500 12
7 x-Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 12
8 x-Orlando Magic 40 42 .488 13
9 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 18
10 Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 18
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 20
12 Charlotte Bobcats 33 49 .402 20
13 Atlanta Hawks 30 52 .366 23
14 Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 25
15 Boston Celtics 24 58 .293 29

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2006-07 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Charlotte 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Detroit 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Memphis 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Miami 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–0
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
New York 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Orlando 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Portland 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2
Toronto 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Utah 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1

Game logEdit

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (8) Orlando Magic

April 23
Orlando Magic 90, Detroit Pistons 98
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
TNT
April 26
Detroit Pistons 93, Orlando Magic 77
TNT
April 28
Detroit Pistons 97, Orlando Magic 93
Detroit wins series, 4–0
Amway Arena, Orlando

Last Playoff Meeting: 2003 Eastern Conference First Round (Detroit won 4-3)

East Conference SemifinalsEdit

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (5) Chicago Bulls

TNT
May 7
Chicago Bulls 87, Detroit Pistons 108
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
May 10
Detroit Pistons 81, Chicago Bulls 74
United Center, Chicago
May 13
Detroit Pistons 87, Chicago Bulls 102
United Center, Chicago
TNT
May 15
Chicago Bulls 108, Detroit Pistons 92
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
ESPN
May 17
Detroit Pistons 95, Chicago Bulls 85
Detroit wins series, 4–2
United Center, Chicago

Last Playoff Meeting: 1991 Eastern Conference Finals (Chicago won 4-0)

East Conference FinalsEdit

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers

TNT
May 24
Cleveland Cavaliers 76, Detroit Pistons 79
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
TNT
May 27
Detroit Pistons 82, Cleveland Cavaliers 88
TNT
May 29
Detroit Pistons 87, Cleveland Cavaliers 91
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland
TNT
May 31
Cleveland Cavaliers 109, Detroit Pistons 107 (2OT)
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills
TNT
June 2
Detroit Pistons 82, Cleveland Cavaliers 98
Cleveland wins series, 4–2
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland

Last Playoff Meeting: 2006 Eastern Conference Semifinals (Detroit won 4-3)

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

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Chauncey Billups 70 70 36.2 .427 .345 .883 3.4 7.2 1.2 .2 17.0
Will Blalock 14 0 11.9 .300 .200 1.000 1.1 1.2 .4 .0 1.8
Dale Davis 46 6 10.1 .446 . .654 3.0 .3 .2 .7 1.8
Carlos Delfino 82 1 16.7 .415 .333 .787 3.2 1.1 .6 .1 5.2
Ronald Dupree 19 0 4.9 .355 . .333 .9 .3 .3 .1 1.3
Richard Hamilton 75 75 36.8 .468 .341 .861 3.8 3.8 .8 .2 19.8
Lindsey Hunter 52 0 14.3 .385 .319 .909 .9 1.8 .7 .1 4.9
Amir Johnson 8 0 15.5 .545 .000 .786 4.6 .4 .6 1.6 5.9
Jason Maxiell 67 8 14.1 .500 . .526 2.8 .2 .4 .9 5.0
Antonio McDyess 82 3 21.1 .526 . .691 6.0 .9 .7 .8 8.1
Nazr Mohammed 51 33 15.2 .532 . .610 4.5 .2 .5 .8 5.6
Ronald Murray 69 18 21.4 .404 .289 .725 1.6 2.7 .7 .2 6.7
Tayshaun Prince 82 82 36.6 .460 .386 .768 5.2 2.8 .6 .7 14.3
Rasheed Wallace 75 72 32.3 .423 .351 .788 7.2 1.7 1.0 1.6 12.3
Chris Webber 43 42 29.7 .489 .333 .636 6.7 3.0 1.0 .6 11.3

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Chauncey Billups 16 16 40.6 .435 .389 .832 3.3 5.7 1.2 .1 18.6
Dale Davis 8 0 6.4 .375 . .500 1.5 .1 .3 .3 1.0
Carlos Delfino 16 0 8.4 .405 .188 .667 1.3 .5 .3 .1 2.3
Richard Hamilton 16 16 39.9 .429 .400 .865 4.3 3.8 .9 .1 18.8
Lindsey Hunter 13 0 10.2 .226 .222 1.000 .8 1.2 .5 .1 1.8
Jason Maxiell 14 0 10.4 .667 .000 .522 2.4 .1 .3 .6 4.0
Antonio McDyess 16 0 22.1 .349 .000 .731 7.1 1.1 .7 .9 5.8
Nazr Mohammed 2 0 3.0 .500 . 1.000 1.5 .0 .0 .0 2.5
Ronald Murray 12 0 11.3 .355 .000 .727 .8 1.2 .3 .1 2.5
Tayshaun Prince 16 16 41.6 .415 .409 .759 6.4 3.8 .9 .3 14.1
Rasheed Wallace 16 16 35.8 .437 .347 .842 7.7 1.8 1.2 1.8 14.3
Chris Webber 16 16 25.3 .524 .000 .531 6.3 1.5 .9 .6 9.9

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

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