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2002–03 Detroit Pistons season

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2002–03 Detroit Pistons season
Head coach Rick Carlisle

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Results
Record 50–32 (.610)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost in East Conference Finals to New Jersey
(0–4)

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The 2002–03 Detroit Pistons season was the 62nd season of the franchise, the 55th in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 46th in the Detroit area.[1]

Draft picks

Main article: 2002 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 23 Tayshaun Prince SF 23x15px United States Kentucky

Roster

Detroit Pistons roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
PG 7

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Atkins, Chucky 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) South Florida
SG 20

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Barry, Jon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Georgia Tech
PG 1

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Billups, Chauncey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Colorado
SF 12

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Curry, Michael 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Georgia Southern
SG 44

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Davis, Hubert 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 183 lb (83 kg) North Carolina
SG 32

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Hamilton, Richard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Connecticut
PF 5

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Manning, Danny 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Kansas
C 13

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Okur, Mehmet 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 290 lb (132 kg) Turkey
SF 22

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Prince, Tayshaun 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Kentucky
C 39

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Rebrača, Željko 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 257 lb (117 kg) Serbia
PF 52

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Reid, Don 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Georgetown
PF 30

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Robinson, Cliff 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Connecticut
PG 6

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Sánchez, Pepe 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Temple
C 3

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Wallace, Ben 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Virginia Union
SF 34

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Williamson, Corliss 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Arkansas
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610 30–11 20–21 19–9
x-Indiana Pacers 48 34 .585 2 32–9 16–25 19–9
x-New Orleans Hornets 47 35 .573 3 29–12 18–23 17–11
x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 8 25–16 17–24 16–12
Atlanta Hawks 35 47 .427 15 26–15 9–32 14–14
Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 20 27–14 3–38 12–16
Toronto Raptors 24 58 .293 26 15–26 9–32 10–18
Cleveland Cavaliers 17 65 .207 33 14–27 3–38 5–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610
2 y-New Jersey Nets 49 33 .598 1
3 x-Indiana Pacers 48 34 .585 2
4 x-Philadelphia 76ers 48 34 .585 2
5 x-New Orleans Hornets 47 35 .573 3
6 x-Boston Celtics 44 38 .537 6
7 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 8
8 x-Orlando Magic 42 40 .512 8
9 New York Knicks 37 45 .451 13
9 Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 13
11 Atlanta Hawks 35 47 .427 15
12 Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 20
13 Miami Heat 25 57 .305 25
14 Toronto Raptors 24 58 .293 26
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 17 65 .207 33


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log

Playoffs

East First Round

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (8) Orlando Magic Last Playoff Meeting: 1996 Eastern Conference First Round (Orlando won 3-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(ORL-DET)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 April 20 Orlando 99 Detroit 94 1-0 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills ESPN 12:30et Recap
2 April 23 Orlando 77 Detroit 89 1-1 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills NBA TV 8:00et Recap
3 April 25 Detroit 80 Orlando 89 2-1 TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando ESPN 8:00et Recap
4 April 27 Orlando 100 Detroit 92 3-1 TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando ESPN 5:30et Recap
5 April 30 Orlando 67 Detroit 98 3-2 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills NBA TV 7:30et Recap
6 May 2 Detroit 103 Orlando 88 3–3 TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando NBA TV 7:30et Recap
7 May 4 Orlando 93 Detroit 108 3–4 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills ESPN 12:30et Recap
Detroit wins series 4–3

East Conference Semifinals

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (4) Philadelphia 76ers Last Playoff Meeting: 1955 NBA Finals (Syracuse Nationals, the predecessor to the 76ers, won 4-3 over the Pistons, at the time located in Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(PHI-DET)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 May 6 Philadelphia 87 Detroit 98 0–1 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills ESPN 7:30et Recap
2* May 8 Philadelphia 97 Detroit 104 0–2 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills ESPN 7:00et Recap
3 May 10 Detroit 83 Philadelphia 93 1–2 First Union Center, Philadelphia ESPN 8:00et Recap
4 May 11 Detroit 82 Philadelphia 95 2–2 First Union Center, Philadelphia ESPN 7:30et Recap
5 May 14 Philadelphia 77 Detroit 78 2–3 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills ESPN 8:00et Recap
6* May 16 Detroit 93 Philadelphia 89 2–4 First Union Center, Philadelphia ESPN 8:00et Recap
Detroit wins series 4–2

*Required overtime.

East Conference Finals

(1) Detroit Pistons vs. (2) New Jersey Nets Last Playoff Meeting: 1985 Eastern Conference First Round (Detroit won 3-0)

Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(NJN-DET)

Venue TV Time Recap
1 May 18 New Jersey 76 Detroit 74 1-0 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills ABC 1:00et Recap
2 May 20 New Jersey 88 Detroit 86 2-0 The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills ESPN 8:00et Recap
3 May 22 Detroit 85 New Jersey 97 3-0 Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey ABC 8:00et Recap
4 May 24 Detroit 82 New Jersey 102 4-0 Continental Airlines Arena, New Jersey ESPN 8:00et Recap
New Jersey wins Eastern Conference Championship series 4–0

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Chucky Atkins
Jon Barry
Chauncey Billups
Michael Curry
Hubert Davis
Richard Hamilton
Danny Manning
Mehmet Okur
Tayshaun Prince
Zeljko Rebraca
Don Reid
Clifford Robinson
Pepe Sanchez
Ben Wallace
Corliss Williamson

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Chucky Atkins
Jon Barry
Chauncey Billups
Michael Curry
Richard Hamilton
Danny Manning
Mehmet Okur
Tayshaun Prince
Zeljko Rebraca
Clifford Robinson
Ben Wallace
Corliss Williamson

Awards and records

Transactions

Trades

September 11, 2002 To Washington Wizards
Brian Cardinal
Jerry Stackhouse
Ratko Varda
To Detroit Pistons
Hubert Davis
Richard Hamilton
Bobby Simmons
October 1, 2002 To Denver Nuggets
Rodney White
To Detroit Pistons
Mengke Bateer
Don Reid
2004 first-round pick
October 3, 2002 To San Antonio Spurs
Mengke Bateer
To Detroit Pistons
2003 second-round pick


Free Agents

Additions
Player Date signed Former team
Chauncey Billups July 17 Minnesota Timberwolves
Pepe Sánchez October 10 Panathinaikos
Danny Manning February 5 Dallas Mavericks
Subtractions
Player Date signed New Team
Mikki Moore August 5 Boston Celtics
Bobby Simmons September 24 Washington Wizards

References

See also