The Pistons swept the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship. Twenty-six years ago yesterday, the Detroit Pistons beat the Portland .. With the Finals tied at 1, the Pistons headed for Portland, where. The Pistons won two back-to-back championships in and , but with retirements and departures of titles, regular season wins, and had received the NBA Coach of the Year Award in Background · Team rosters · Series summary · Game Summaries. Arenas/ Attendance Records; Before Detroit: The Fort Wayne Years ( ); Championships: , , ; Highest Scoring Game Ever: Pistons. We prided ourselves on playing defense. NBA-Meister gegen die Portland Trail Blazers mit 4: The New York Times. Dallas Denver Houston Memphis Minnesota San Antonio Utah. They were only 21—15 before Webber was acquired; with him, the team went 32— In Game 5, the Pistons won their first championship since , and Larry Brown finally won a professional title. Ein Jahr später verloren sie in fünf Spielen gegen die Philadelphia Warriors. In particular, there are accusations that the team may have intentionally lost the NBA Finals to the Syracuse Nationals. Trotz des Aufschwungs musste Rick Carlisle das Team im Sommer verlassen, woraufhin Larry Brown als neuer Coach eingestellt wurde. Feb 10, ; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Richard Hamilton waves to the crowd during the Chauncey Billups halftime retirement ceremony in the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons swept the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship. Did the Pistons become a more disciplined team in ? Winning the championship solidified our city so that people were proud, and not just in Detroit but the whole state of Michigan. Shaquille O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat , then Gary Payton was also traded and Karl Malone was left unsigned, then retired. I remember watching those games and Portland had some great players — Clyde Drexler, Jerome Kersey — they were a very formidable opponent. With Detroit clinging to a lead with under 30 seconds to play, after Billups recovered the basketball after a Jermaine O'Neal blocked shot of Rasheed Wallace, Jamaal Tinsley stripped Billups and found Reggie Miller open down the court for what appeared to be the tying lay-up. Rest in peace, Chuck. Retrieved May 26, And they were a team in every sense of the word, relying on a deep bench and a we-over-me attitude to stand out in a league loaded with juggernauts.