On This Day: Joe Dumars balances triumph & tragedy in Pistons’ Game 3 win over Blazers

October 19, 1974. That was the last time the Detroit Pistons had won in Portland before facing the Trail Blazers in Game 3 of the 1990 NBA Finals. With the series knotted up at a game a piece, the Pistons were without All-Star and defensive force Dennis Rodman due to an ankle injury. Heavy hearts also surrounded … Read more

Allen Iverson in NBA TV doc: ‘Detroit was a bad situation for me’

Straight from the “things we already knew” universe, former NBA MVP and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Allen Iverson recently spoke of difficult times during his brief stay in the Motor City. Allen Iverson: The Answer, which aired last night on NBA TV, chronicled Iverson’s entire NBA career, including his tumultuous 54-game stint with the Detroit Pistons. “Detroit was a … Read more

Here’s Joe Dumars lighting up the Lakers in the 1989 NBA Finals

Isiah Thomas playing on a bad wheel, Vinnie Johnson hitting on 00.7, Bill Laimbeer dropping Larry Bird with an RKO out of nowhere. There’s a series of milestones (if we want to call nearly ending Larry Bird’s existence a milestone) that have come to define the first legendary era of Detroit Pistons basketball. Great defense, great fights, and … Read more

The 10 Best First Round Playoff Battles in Pistons History

It’s been a while since the Pistons have waded their way into the postseason. Six years, in fact. And really, outside of that 25 year span between 1984 and 2009, franchise history isn’t particularly rich with playoff success. Still, to commemorate Detroit’s long-awaited return to meaningful basketball, here’s a look at our Top 10 first … Read more

Top 10 All-Star Performances in Pistons History

When Andre Drummond checks in on Sunday evening, it’ll mark the first time a Detroit Piston has made an All-Star appearance since Allen Iverson during the 2008-09 season. It’s been dark times on the All-Star front in the years since Iverson’s two point showing, but it hasn’t always been that way. Here’s our take on 10 of … Read more

Recounting Chauncey’s winding path to the Motor City

Players come around every now and then that you just want on your team regardless of what they bring to the court, whether it be their offensive ability, defensive mentality, leadership qualities, etc. For Chauncey Billups, selected third overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1997 NBA Draft, it just happened to take a few … Read more

10 Ben Wallace Moments That Re-built the Pistons from the Ground Up

On the heels of Ben Wallace’s jersey retirement ceremony during halftime of this Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors, we’ve collected a series of moments throughout Wallace’s tenure in Detroit that serve as checkpoints in the Pistons’ journey from Central Division doormat to one of the most revered teams in league history. August 3, … Read more

The 5 Hottest Starts in Pistons History

The 2015-16 Detroit Pistons really couldn’t have asked for a better start than their three game run through the Hawks, Jazz, and Bulls in the season’s first week. Considering the Detroit Lions situation (that situation being: the Lions are the Lions), there was a quick touch of excited relief for a Detroit franchise exceeding expectations, if only … Read more

Pistons’ last 3-0 start marked the end of an era

How long has it been since the Detroit Pistons last kicked off the regular season with at least three consecutive wins? Long enough to span an era, as it turns out. June 3, 2008. Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars held nothing back regarding his team’s lack of urgency in the previous season’s Eastern Conference Finals, … Read more

WATCH: Joe Dumars Tribute Video

Detroit Sports Nation would like to wish Joe Dumars a very happy 54th birthday! Dumars was one of the greatest defensive players ever to play in the NBA and will always be remembered as one of the best to play for the Detroit Pistons. Here is a tribute video to honor Joe D on his … Read more

ESPN ranks the greatest NBA backcourts of all-time

Kevin Pelton, a staff writer for ESPN, has released his rankings for the top 10 backcourts in the modern NBA, and the Detroit Pistons were included in a big way. The obvious selection for the list was the backcourt of Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars. Though the dynamic duo that won back-to-back championships did not claim … Read more

Flashback Friday: Remembering PASS Sports

Throwback time. For much of the 25 and under crowd, it may be tough to believe there was ever a time before Fox Sports Detroit. Alas, prior to FSD’s takeover, the regional sports airways were owned by the one, the only, PASS Sports: A little background: The Pro-Am Sports Network (PASS) got its start in 1983, … Read more