detroit pistons history
detroit pistons history
Try finding a better NBA ticket than Detroit Pistons tickets. Think the fans with Detroit Pistons tickets that watched their team knock off four consecutive seasons of 50 wins or more are unhappy? Topping it off, there’s no reason those Pistons ticket holders can’t expect another run at the NBA Championship again in 2005-2006. Sure, Larry Brown is gone but he doesn’t shoot, run the court or play defense, and Flip Saunders should be able to fill his shoes. After all, the nucleus of the team is still there with Richard Hamilton, Chauncey Billups, and Tayshaun Prince returning, and that should be enough to keep Detroit Pistons tickets as hot as ever and the Palace of Auburn Hills as hot as ever
The 2001-2002 season saw the Pistons finish with a 50-32 record. They captured a Central Division Title, their first division title since 1990. That finish put them inline to face off against the Toronto Raptors, a series they got through three games to two. Although they would eventually get knocked off by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinal, things were starting to fall into place for the Pistons.
The 2002-2003 seasons had just about everything except an NBA Championship. The Pistons posted 50 wins and claimed the Central Division title, this time earning the top seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. Facing Orlando in the first round, the Pistons came back from a 3-1 deficit, before moving on to defeat Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers in six games. Unfortunately a sweep by New Jersey ended the year and disappointed Pistons ticket holders, but getting the second pick in the NBA Draft Lottery helped to ease the pain.
2003-200 saw the Detroit Pistons end the regular season with 54 wins and breeze into a first round series with the Bucks and come away 4-1 winners. Then it’s on to a match up with the New Jersey Nets, who proved to be a little tougher competition. After winning the first two games, the Pistons had their backs to the wall after three straight Nets win, but managed to rally and finish New Jersey of with a 90-69 win in Detroit. Finally, the Pistons would bring home their first NBA Championship since 1990 and third overall with a 23-point win over the Los Angeles Lakers, highlighted by a 21-point performance from Richard Hamilton and a 22-rebound night by Ben Wallace.
While the Pistons hit the NBA Final again in 2005, eliminating the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat along the way, the San Antonio Spurs proved too much for them after a seven-game series, and Pistons tickets holders watched their team fall one game short of back-to-back NBA Championships.
Detroit Pistons ticket buyers get nothing but high caliber play and plenty of wins to celebrate. Expect more of the same in the 2005-2006 NBA season Larry Brown or no Larry Brown. In fact, the turmoil caused by Brown’s pending departure may have been just enough distraction to keep the Pistons from clinching back-to-back NBA Championships. In any case, the Pistons will be back strong, and once again there’s going to be plenty for Detroit Pistons ticket holders to cheer about.