Pistons Greatest Plays Coasters
2004 NBA Finals: Game 5 - 3rd championship
1998 Regular Season - Hill's dunk over Mourning
1990 NBA Finals: Game 5 - The '007' game
1989 NBA Finals: Game 4 - Bad Boys win the title
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2004 NBA Finals: Game 5
Detroit vs. Los Angeles
100 - 87
June 15, 2004
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Los Angeles was heavy favorites to win, but Detroit had put together a scrappy, hardworking squad that may have been the best defensive team ever. Los Angeles never had a chance as Detroit bulldozed them, only giving up one game in the series. In Game 5, Detroit continued to play scrappy, unselfish basketball, epitomized in this 4th quarter play. Already up by 17 points, Detroit never let up. Richard Hamilton passes to Ben Wallace who puts up the shot and misses, then Tayshaun Prince scoops the rebound away and finishes with a dunk. Detroit won the final game of the series by 13 points and took home their 3rd trophy.
1998 Regular Season
Hill's dunk over Mourning
Detroit vs. Miami
103 - 90
March 16, 1998
Miami Arena, Miami, FL
Grant Hill and Alonzo Mourning had been going at it the entire game and had just come off of what could be considered a tackle by Hill. With tempers up, Hill drove the length of the court, clearly intending to score. As he drove directly to the hoop he scored this monster dunk over Mourning and gets the foul.
1990 NBA Finals: Game 5
The '007' game
Detroit vs. Portland
92 - 90
June 14, 1990
Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon
Detroit was the clearly better team in the Finals, but Portland put up a hard fight in Game 5 to try to extend the series. With 10 minutes left in the game, Portland was up by 8, but Vinnie Johnson was just heating up. Johnson went on two scoring streaks that had the game tied with time running out. That's when Johnson iced the cake, putting up a game-winning 15-foot jumper with .7 seconds left on the clock. Detroit won its 2nd title, becoming only the 3rd franchise to win back-to-back titles.
1989 NBA Finals: Game 4
Bad Boys win the title
Detroit vs. Los Angeles
105 - 97
June 13, 1989
Great Western Forum, Inglewood, California
The Detroit Bad Boys were dominant in the 1989 postseason and capped up there run by sweeping Los Angeles in 4 games. With under a minute to go, Detroit was up by 5 and the team executed a fantastic series of passes to hit Laimbeer in the corner for a jumper. It was a margin that Los Angeles would not be able to overcome and the crowd knew it, rising to their feet to cheer Detroit to its first NBA title.