Detroit Pistons: basketball legends
A successful American basketball team from Detroit, the Detroit Pistons were founded in Indiana and compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Since forming in 1941, the Pistons have come a long way and participate in many American basketball leagues. Before joining the NBA, the Pistons won three championships and have had plenty of all-star players. The Pistons are a successful club with a rich history – to watch the them live in action, buy or sell Detroit Pistons tickets on StubHub.
Pistons unrivalled success
The Detroit Pistons have had great success over the years, winning multiple championships and having many NBA star players. The Pistons played some of their finest matches in the late '80s, when they won two championships in a row in 1989 and 1990. Two star players that helped lead the Pistons to victory were Dennis Rodman and Isiah Thomas. Rodman was well known for his rebounding and strong defensive skills and won the best defensive player award twice. After Rodman’s time at the Pistons, he went on to win another three championships with Michael Jordan at the Chicago Bulls. Isiah Thomas, another key player for the Pistons, had uncanny playmaking skills which led to him being named one of the 50 greatest basketball players in NBA history. After being the second NBA draft pick in 1981, Thomas’ entire career was played at the Pistons. Other more recent star players for the Pistons were Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace and Richard Hamilton, all of whom received retired numbers for the team. To see up and coming stars, get tickets to watch the Detroit Pistons at StubHub now.
The Pistons breaking records
The Detroit Pistons create an incredible ambience when playing and fans are never disappointed by their efforts on the court. In 1983, the Pistons competed in what was called an unbreakable NBA record – a triple-overtime game against the Denver Nuggets. This game, played at McNichols Arena, made history after the Pistons won 186-184, with a combined total of 370 points. Both the Pistons and Nuggets entered the game on a losing streak and were determined to get a win. From early on in the game, there was no indication that fans would be witnessing a historic game. At half-time, the score sat at 74–74, a tie with a hefty total. The game became a little more riveting after the first overtime period and after the third, the Nuggets finally edged ahead and won the game. Considering the average NBA game only features half the points, it was an extraordinary effort that will never be forgotten. To witness an exceptional game like this one, buy or sell your Detroit Pistons tickets at StubHub today.