List of Detroit Pistons seasons


List of Detroit Pistons seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association. The list includes seasons played by the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons in the National Basketball League and seasons played by the Fort Wayne Pistons in the Basketball Association of America. However, the games won and lost in the NBL are not included in the franchise total.

League Champions Conference Champions Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season Conference Division Finish Wins Losses PCT Postseason Results
Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons (NBL)
(Not included in W/L totals)
1941–42 15 9 .625 Won Semifinals (Akron) 2-1
Lost Championship (Oshkosh) 2-1
1942–43 17 6 .639 Won Semifinals (Chicago) 2-1
Lost Championship (Sheboygan) 2-1
1943–44 18 4 .818 Won Semifinals (Cleveland) 2-0
Won Championship (Sheboygan) 3-0
1944–45 25 5 .833 Won Semifinals (Cleveland) 2-0
Won Championship (Sheboygan) 3-2
1945–46 26 8 .765 Lost Semifinals (Rochester) 3-1
1946–47 25 19 .568 Won First Round (Toledo) 3-2
Lost Semifinals (Rochester) 2-1
1947–48 40 20 .667 Lost First Round (Rochester) 3-1
Regular Season 166 71 .700
Playoffs 22 18 .550 2 NBL Championships
Fort Wayne Pistons (BAA/NBA)
Included in W/L totals
1948–49 Western 5th 22 38 .367
1949–50 Central 4th 40 28 .588 Won Tiebreaker (Chicago)
Won Division Semifinals (Rochester) 2-0
Lost Division Finals (Minneapolis) 2-0
1950–51 Western 3rd 32 36 .471 Lost Division Semifinals (Rochester) 2-1
1951–52 Western 4th 29 37 .439 Lost Division Semifinals (Rochester) 2-0
1952–53 Western 3rd 36 33 .522 Won Division Semifinals (Rochester) 2-1
Lost Division Finals (Minneapolis) 3-2
1953–54 Western 3rd 40 32 .556 Lost Round-Robin (Rochester) 2-0
Lost Round-Robin (Minneapolis) 2-0
1954–55 Western 1st 43 29 .597 Won Division Finals (Minneapolis) 3-1
Lost NBA Finals (Syracuse) 4-3
1955–56 Western 1st 37 35 .514 Won Division Finals (St. Louis) 3-2
Lost NBA Finals (Philadelphia) 4-1
1956–57 Western 2nd 34 38 .472 Lost Division Semifinals (Minneapolis) 2-0
Detroit Pistons
Included in W/L totals
1957–58 Western 3rd 33 39 .458 Won Division Semifinals (Cincinnati) 2-0
Lost Division Finals (St. Louis) 4-1
1958–59 Western 3rd 28 44 .389 Lost Division Semifinals (Minneapolis) 2-1
1959–60 Western 2nd 30 45 .400 Lost Division Semifinals (Minneapolis) 2-0
1960–61 Western 3rd 34 45 .430 Lost Division Semifinals (Los Angeles) 3-2
1961–62 Western 3rd 37 43 .463 Won Division Semifinals (Cincinnati) 3-1
Lost Division Finals (Los Angeles) 4-2
1962–63 Western 3rd 34 46 .425 Lost Division Semifinals (St. Louis) 3-1
1963–64 Western 5th 23 57 .288
1964–65 Western 4th 31 49 .388
1965–66 Western 5th 22 58 .275
1966–67 Western 5th 30 51 .370
1967–68 Eastern 4th 40 42 .488 Lost Division Semifinals (Boston) 4-2
1968–69 Eastern 6th 32 50 .390
1969–70 Eastern 7th 31 51 .378
1970–71 Western Midwest 4th 45 37 .549
1971–72 Western Midwest 4th 26 56 .317
1972–73 Western Midwest 3rd 40 42 .488
1973–74 Western Midwest 3rd 52 30 .634 Lost Conference Semifinals (Chicago) 4-3
1974–75 Western Midwest 3rd 40 42 .488 Lost First Round (Seattle) 2-1
1975–76 Western Midwest 2nd 36 46 .439 Won First Round (Milwaukee) 2-1
Lost Conference Semifinals (Golden State) 4-2
1976–77 Western Midwest 3rd 44 38 .537 Lost First Round (Golden State) 2-1
1977–78 Western Midwest 4th 38 44 .463
1978–79 Eastern Central 5th 30 52 .366
1979–80 Eastern Central 6th 16 66 .195
1980–81 Eastern Central 6th 21 61 .256
1981–82 Eastern Central 3rd 39 43 .476
1982–83 Eastern Central 3rd 37 45 .451
1983–84 Eastern Central 2nd 49 33 .598 Lost First Round (New York) 3-2
1984–85 Eastern Central 2nd 46 36 .561 Won First Round (New Jersey) 3-0
Lost Conference Semifinals (Boston) 4-2
1985–86 Eastern Central 3rd 46 36 .561 Lost First Round (Atlanta) 3-1
1986–87 Eastern Central 2nd 52 30 .634 Won First Round (Washington) 3-0
Won Conference Semifinals (Atlanta) 4-1
Lost Conference Finals (Boston) 4-3
1987–88 Eastern Central 1st 54 28 .659 Won First Round (Washington) 3-2
Won Conference Semifinals (Chicago) 4-1
Won Conference Finals (Boston) 4-2
Lost NBA Finals (L.A. Lakers) 4-3
1988–89 Eastern Central 1st 63 19 .768 Won First Round (Boston) 3-0
Won Conference Semifinals (Milwaukee) 4-0
Won Conference Finals (Chicago) 4-2
Won NBA Finals (L.A. Lakers) 4-0
1989–90 Eastern Central 1st 59 23 .720 Won First Round (Indiana) 3-0
Won Conference Semifinals (New York) 4-1
Won Conference Finals (Chicago) 4-3
Won NBA Finals (Portland) 4-1
1990–91 Eastern Central 2nd 50 32 .610 Won First Round (Atlanta) 3-2
Won Conference Semifinals (Boston) 4-2
Lost Conference Finals (Chicago) 4-0
1991–92 Eastern Central 3rd 48 34 .585 Lost First Round (New York) 3-2
1992–93 Eastern Central 6th 40 42 .488
1993–94 Eastern Central 6th 20 62 .244
1994–95 Eastern Central 7th 28 54 .341
1995–96 Eastern Central 5th 46 36 .561 Lost First Round (Orlando) 3-0
1996–97 Eastern Central 4th 54 28 .659 Lost First Round (Atlanta) 3-2
1997–98 Eastern Central 6th 37 45 .451
1998–99 Eastern Central 3rd 29 21 .580 Lost First Round (Atlanta) 3-2
1999–2000 Eastern Central 5th 42 40 .512 Lost First Round (Miami) 3-0
2000–01 Eastern Central 5th 32 50 .390
2001–02 Eastern Central 1st 50 32 .610 Won First Round (Toronto) 3-2
Lost Conference Semifinals (Boston) 4-1
2002–03 Eastern Central 1st 50 32 .610 Won First Round (Orlando) 4-3
Won Conference Semifinals (Philadelphia) 4-2
Lost Conference Finals (New Jersey) 4-0
2003–04 Eastern Central 2nd 54 28 .659 Won First Round (Milwaukee) 4-1
Won Conference Semifinals (New Jersey) 4-3
Won Conference Finals (Indiana) 4-2
Won NBA Finals (L.A. Lakers) 4-1
2004–05 Eastern Central 1st 54 28 .659 Won First Round (Philadelphia) 4-1
Won Conference Semifinals (Indiana) 4-2
Won Conference Finals (Miami) 4-3
Lost NBA Finals (San Antonio) 4-3
2005–06 Eastern Central 1st 64 18 .780 Won First Round (Milwaukee) 4-1
Won Conference Semifinals (Cleveland) 4-3
Lost Conference Finals (Miami) 4-2
2006–07 Eastern Central 1st 53 29 .646 Won First Round (Orlando) 4-0
Won Conference Semifinals (Chicago) 4-2
Lost Conference Finals (Cleveland) 4-2
2007–08 Eastern Central 1st 59 23 .720 Won First Round (Philadelphia) 4-2
Won Conference Semifinals (Orlando) 4-1
Lost Conference Finals (Boston) 4-2
2008–09 Eastern Central 3rd 39 43 .476 Lost First Round (Cleveland) 4-0
2009–10 Eastern Central 5th 27 55 .329
2010–11 Eastern Central 4th 30 52 .366
Regular Season 2411 2429 .498
Playoffs 200 165 .521 3 NBA Championships

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