May 17 -- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Pistons became the fifth team to advance to five straight conference finals in the last 30 years with their 4-2 series win over the Bulls on Thursday night. The five teams, arguably the best of the past three decades, are listed below.

TEAM START FINISH NUMBER
Detroit Pistons 2002-03 Present 5
Chicago Bulls 1988-89 1992-93 5
Detroit Pistons 1986-87 1990-91 5
Boston Celtics 1983-84 1987-88 5
Los Angeles Lakers 1981-82 1988-89 8