Detroit Pistons Playoff History

Playoff Appearances: 41
Overall Record: 190-175
NBA Championships: 3 (1989, 1990, 2004)

2009 -- lost to Cleveland, 4-0, first round

2008 -- defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, first round
        defeated Orlando, 4-1, conference semifinals
        lost to Boston, 4-2, conference finals

2007 -- defeated Orlando, 4-0, first round
        defeated Chicago, 4-2, conference semifinals
        lost Cleveland, 4-3, conference finals

2006 -- defeated Milwaukee, 4-1, first round
        defeated Cleveland, 4-3, conference semifinals
        lost Miami, 4-2, conference finals

2005 -- defeated Philadelphia, 4-1, first round
        defeated Indiana, 4-2, conference semifinals
        defeated Miami, 4-3, conference finals
        lost to San Antonio, 4-3, NBA Finals

2004 -- defeated Milwaukee, 4-1, first round
	defeated New Jersey, 4-3, conference semifinals
	defeated Indiana, 4-2, conference finals
	defeated LA Lakers, 4-1, NBA Finals
	WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

2003 -- defeated Orlando, 4-3, first round
        defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, conference semifinals
        lost to New Jersey, 4-0, conference finals

2002 -- defeated Toronto, 3-2, first round
        lost to Boston, 4-1, conference semifinals

2000 -- lost to Miami, 3-0, first round

1999 -- lost to Atlanta, 3-2, first round

1997 -- lost to Atlanta, 3-2, first round

1996 -- lost to Orlando, 3-0, first round

1992 -- lost to New York, 3-2, first round

1991 -- defeated Atlanta, 3-2, first round
        defeated Boston, 4-2, conference semifinals
        lost to Chicago, 4-0, conference finals

1990 -- defeated Indiana, 3-0, first round
        defeated New York, 4-1, conference semifinals
        defeated Chicago, 4-3, conference finals
        defeated Portland, 4-1, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1989 -- defeated Boston, 3-0, first round
        defeated Milwaukee, 4-0, conference semifinals
        defeated Chicago, 4-2, conference finals
        defeated LA Lakers, 4-0, NBA Finals
        WON NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

1988 -- defeated Washington, 3-2, first round
        defeated Chicago, 4-1, conference semifinals
        defeated Boston, 4-2, conference finals
        lost to LA Lakers, 4-3, NBA Finals

1987 -- defeated Washington, 3-0, first round
        defeated Atlanta, 4-1, conference semifinals
        lost to Boston, 4-3, conference finals

1986 -- lost to Atlanta, 3-1, first round

1985 -- defeated New Jersey, 3-0, first round
        lost to Boston, 4-2, conference semifinals

1984 -- lost to New York, 3-2, first round

1977 -- lost to Golden State, 2-1, first round

1976 -- defeated Milwaukee, 2-1, first round
        lost to Golden State, 4-2, conference semifinals

1975 -- lost to Seattle, 2-1, first round

1974 -- lost to Chicago, 4-3, conference semifinals

1968 -- lost to Boston, 4-2, division semifinals

1963 -- lost to St. Louis, 3-1, division semifinals

1962 -- defeated Cincinnati, 3-1, division semifinals
        lost to LA Lakers, 4-2, division finals

1961 -- lost to LA Lakers, 3-2, division semifinals

1960 -- lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, division semifinals

1959 -- lost to Minneapolis, 2-1, division semifinals

1958 -- defeated Cincinnati, 2-0, division semifinals
        lost to St. Louis, 4-1, division finals

(AS FORT WAYNE PISTONS)

1957 -- lost to St. Louis, division tiebreaker
        lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, division semifinals

1956 -- defeated St. Louis, 3-2, division finals
        lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, NBA Finals

1955 -- defeated Minneapolis, 3-1, division finals
        lost to Syracuse, 4-3, NBA Finals

1954 -- lost to Rochester and Minneapolis, 4-0, round-robin

1953 -- defeated Rochester, 2-1, division semifinals
        lost to Minneapolis, 3-2, division finals

1952 -- lost to Rochester, 2-0, division semifinals

1951 -- lost to Rochester, 2-1, division semifinals

1950 -- defeated Chicago, third-place tiebreaker
        defeated Rochester, 2-0, division semifinals
        lost to Minneapolis, 2-0, division finals