Detroit Pistons defeat Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 to win 1990 NBA Championship [Video]

For today’s Game of the Day, we go back to 1990 when the Detroit Pistons defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 5 to win the NBA Championship. Watch as Vinnie ‘The Microwave’ Johnson hits the game-winner with 0.07 seconds remaining in the game. Here is the full game, enjoy!

Top 5 Pistons Postseason ‘Unsung Heroes’

The Pistons kicked off their first-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. They gave them a real dogfight for the entirety of the game, but it was Cleveland pulling away late for a 106-101 win, making some experts around the country raise eyebrows about how the series could play out. It’s a David … Read more

The 8 Greatest Moments in Pistons Playoff History

With playoff basketball back in the Motor City, it’s time to bring up the old debate you’ve had with your friends a hundred times over. What is the best moment in Pistons history? This time around, we’re not copping out by saying “When they won the championship”, because that’s not a singular moment. That’s an extended series … Read more

10 events that happened the last time the Red Wings missed the Playoffs

  [tps_header] The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs are about to begin and guess what Hockeytown, the Detroit Red Wings will be making their 25th consecutive appearance. It may have come down to the wire, but when all was said and done, the Wings managed to squeeze in and will now have a chance at winning … Read more

Back to the Future: Detroit Sports Edition (1985-2015)

October 21, 2015. 4:29 p.m. This is it. We are officially in the future. It’s been exactly 30 years since Marty McFly and Doc Brown embarked upon that fateful flight to future Hill Valley for the sake of altering and exploiting reality for personal gain. And while Back to the Future: Part II managed to get … Read more

The Origin of the Bad Boys

There was a fairly persistent rumor meandering its way through the hallways of Flanders Elementary my kindergarten year in 1989. At the time, my knowledge of the Detroit Pistons mostly consisted of two understandings: 1) Every player appeared to have his own superhero alter ego (The Worm, Spider, Microwave, Buddha) 2) They apparently won games by beating a … Read more

The 10 Greatest Pistons Buzzer-Beaters of the Last 25 Years

What’s the deal with an all-time countdown having a 25-year age limit? Well, blame technology. As someone with a close-to-becoming-a-real-problem type of interest in historic basketball media, I’d love nothing more than to get my hands on some Lightning-bolt era buzzer beaters and highlights. Alas, there doesn’t seem to be much demand for any Pistons footage … Read more

Vinnie Johnson scores 15 fourth quarter points, hits championship-winner

This often gets lost in the shuffle, but Vinnie Johnson’s 1990 NBA championship game-winning shot was not just a single act of greatness, but rather a culmination of an entire quarter’s worth of dominance. The Pistons trailed the Portland Trail Blazers 76-69 with 8:30 left in the fourth quarter of Game 5. In the midst of … Read more

No surprise: ’89 Pistons represent high point in franchise history, according to new data

Who’d win if the 1989 Pistons faced off against their 2004 counterparts? According to a set of recently released data, the answer is clear. ESPN’s FiveThirtyEight.com, headed by renown political and sports statistician (and East Lansing native) Nate Silver, recently poured what we have to imagine was way too much time into a project that … Read more