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About Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat

The Detroit Pistons are among the top competitors of the Miami Heat. Both teams are very well matched but the Heat are currently in a slightly better position. Prior to their latest game, which took place on March 28, 2017, the Heat had a record of 35-38, which was a little better than the Pistons, who stood at a 34-39 record.

The Detroit Pistons are among the top competitors of the Miami Heat. Both teams are very well matched but the Heat are currently in a slightly better position. Prior to their latest game, which took place on March 28, 2017, the Heat had a record of 35-38, which was a little better than the Pistons, who stood at a 34-39 record.

With the upcoming season expected to be full of uncertainty, there is no telling what the future of this rivalry holds for the teams. To put things in perspective, let’s take a look at some of the unforgettable moments between these two teams.

Unforgettable Moments - Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat

Heat set a postseason record for the most field goals in a quarter -In a classic ‘Pistons vs. Heat’ matchup, Miami Heat set a franchise record by scoring 15 field goals in a quarter. The game, played on May 23, 2006, at The Palace of Auburn Hills, in front of a sellout crowd of 22,076, resulted in a victory for the Miami Heat 91-86.The winning team managed to connect on 75% of its field goal attempts in the first quarter, as opposed to the 35.3% by the Pistons.

Ben Wallace’s Game - Ben Wallace brought his A-game on November 20, 2002, at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit. The Detroit forward recorded his only triple double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks, in a 79-68 win over the Miami Heat. Wallace also set a record for the number of blocks in a quarter with six blocks within the first quarter of the game. Thanks to his stellar performance, Detroit maintained the lead throughout the game, with halftime score at 37-34 and 58-46 at the end of the third quarter.

Head to Head Records

The following head to head record is for the Miami Heat against the Detroit Pistons.

Games Played Wins Losses Win %age Points Scored Points Allowed
105 55 50 .524 9888 9874

According to these numbers, Miami Heat seems to be in a stronger position. As for the playoff games, the two teams have faced each other a total of 16 times, with Miami Heat winning 10 of those games and the Detroit Pistons winning 6 games.

The Greats of Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat

Both teams have had many legendary players on their rosters. Here is a glimpse at a few of these greats from either side.

For the Detroit Pistons – One of the greatest players on the Pistons’ roster is Center Bob Lanier. He played with the franchise from 1970 to 1980 and during this time, he was a seven time NBA All-Star, the NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1974 and he made the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1971. Power forward Dennis Rodman, is another legendary name. He played with the Pistons between 1986 and 1993, and during this time, became a two time NBA champion. He was also a two time NBA All-Star in 1990 and 1992 and was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991. Small Forward, Stanley Johnson has been with the Detroit Pistons since 2015. He made the third-team All-American-NABC in 2015 and also won the Julius Erving Award the same year.

For the Miami Heat – Shooting guard, Steven Delano is a name hard to ignore when talking about Miami Heat greats. The player spent 3 years with the Miami Heat between 1991 and 1994. During this time, he made the NBA All-Rookie First Team and the Consensus Second-Team All-American. Dwayne Wade is another big name for the Miami Heat franchise. The shooting guard spent thirteen seasons with the franchise 2003-2016. During this time, he became a three time NBA Champion and a twelve time NBA All-Star. He also made the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2004. One of America’s most influential and popular athletes of all time, small forward LeBron James played with the Miami Heat from 2010 till 2014. During his tenure, he was a two time NBA champion and a two time NBA Finals MVP.

Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat – Don’t miss out!

The two basketball rivals are all set to reignite their rivalry on the court in 2017. To watch the action get Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat tickets from here. Recent games between the two teams have been quite exciting. Check the Detroit Pistons schedule and the Miami Heat schedule. Also go through Little Ceasars Arena seating charts and the American Airlines Arena seating charts before booking your seats. Cheap Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat tickets are available here.

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